NMIMS (Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies) was established in the year 1981. NMIMS began its journey by offering a Masters Degree program in management studies, a course of the University of Mumbai. Since then NMIMS has grown into a flourishing University, offering courses / programs across various disciplines, such as Management, Technology, Science, Pharmacy, Architecture, Commerce and Economics.

It has been granted Deemed to be University status by UGC in 2003. NMIMS University has 9 specialised schools which are autonomous and empowered to create a niche for them. NPAT (NMIMS Programs after Twelfth) is the official entrance test for admissions to Undergraduate Degree and Integrated Degree Programs offered by constituent schools, at Mumbai, Shirpur and Bengaluru Campuses. NMIMS offers Undergraduate degree programmes in B.Sc. (Eco), B.Com. (Hons.), B.Sc. (Fin.) and BBA.

NPAT 2018 Eligibility

Eligibility Criteria (fulfilling all/applicable conditions mandatory)

  1. The Candidate must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination including International Baccalaureate Diploma(IB Certificate / & D.P. Awarded candidates are not eligible) in any stream from a recognized board at the first & only one attempt.
    a) Must have obtained a minimum of 60% aggregate marks at 10+2or equivalent examination for being eligible to BBA, B.Sc. (Finance) and B.Com (Hons).
    b) Candidate’s passing in Mathematics and or Statistics at 10+2 or equivalent exam is compulsory for being eligible to B.B.A / B. Com (Hons) /B.Sc. (Finance)
  2. Candidates of CBSE, ICSE, should mention in the online registration / e-admission form (if selected) 10+2 or equivalent aggregate marks of all the subjects for which the candidate has taken & appeared for (not best of four, five, six or seven).
  3. The aggregate percentage of all subjects for which the candidate has taken & appeared will be taken into consideration for confirming eligibility of the candidate for the program at the time of admission.
  4. In case, mark sheet issued by the applicable Board is in percentile/s, the actual aggregate percentage of all the subjects appeared by the candidate will be taken into consideration.
  5. Candidates above 25 years of age are not eligible to apply.

For IB & Cambridge Candidate:

  1. Candidates who do not have final mark sheet will be given “Provisional Admission” based on predicted scores. Fees will be accepted from such candidate but their admission will be confirmed on submission of final mark sheet before the commencement of the program if found eligible.
  2. Submission of AIU equivalence certificate to confirm the eligibility for the program is mandatory for those candidates who have completed their (10+2) examination from Overseas Universities.
  3. Candidates who have passed the 10+2 examination by doing a part-time course or through distance learning / correspondence / externally / open school other than NIOS are NOT eligible to apply for the courses.
  4. International School/s candidates will have to submit AIU certificate of equivalence to confirm their eligibility for the program as equivalence to (10+2) examination/s
  5. Candidates who have passed the 10+2 examination by doing a part-time course or through distance learning / correspondence / externally / open school other than NIOS are NOT eligible to apply for the courses.


NPAT Pattern

Mode: Online

Question Type: Multiple Choice Questions

No. of Questions: 120

Duration: 100 Minutes. (Sectional Time limit as given in the table)

Marking Scheme:

  • Correct Answer : +1
  • No Negative Marking

Section Wise Split-up & Time limit:

Section  Subject  No. of Questions  Time in Minutes
1 Quantitative & Numerical Ability 40 40
2 Reasoning & General Intelligence 40 35
3 Proficiency in English Language 40 25
Total 120 100



NPAT 2018: Important dates

Event Tentative Day / Date / Month
Registration Window 12 Jan  2018 – 28 April 2018
Admit Card Release 7th  May 2018
Test Date 12th&13th  May 2018
Announcement of Results 30th  May 2018


NPAT Syllabus

Proficiency in English (40 Questions – 40 Marks):

Etymology & Roots, Idioms & Phrases, Analogies, Antonyms-Synonyms, Foreign Words, Noun & Pronoun Errors, Subject-Verb Agreement, Prepositions and Conjunctions, Tenses, Modifiers & Parallelism, Reading Comprehension, Inference based passages Syllogisms, Logical Consistency, Deductive Reasoning.

Numerical Ability (40 Questions – 40 Marks):

Numbers, Averages & Percentages, Roots, Indices, Surds, Simple & Compound Interest, Profit & Loss, Algebraic Formulae, Linear & Quadratic Equations, Ratio & Proportion, Partnership, Mixtures & Allegations, Time, Speed & Distance, Work Related Problems, Pipes & Cisterns, Geometry: Lines, Angles & Triangles, Polygons, Circles & Mensuration, Permutations & Combinations, Probability.

Reasoning & General Intelligence (40 Questions – 40 Marks):

Coding & Decoding, Symbol Based Logic, Family Tree & Directions, Arrangements: Linear, Circular, Matrix Arrangements, Groups & Conditionalities, Logical Series, Selection Criteria, Sequential O/P Tracing, Analogies, Odd one out, Logical Puzzles, Calendar.

Affiliated Colleges

Course wise intake of various constituents / schools of NMIMS for the academic year 2017-18:

Institutes of NMIMS Website Program Wise Intake
BBA B.Com (Hons.) B.Sc. (Fin) B.Sc. (Eco)
NMIMS – Mumbai Click here 480 120 120 80
NMIMS – Bengaluru Click here 120 60 60
NMIMS – Navi Mumbai Click here 60
NMIMS – Indore Click here 60
Total 720 120 180 140


NPAT 2018 Analysis

  • NPAT 2018 was held on two days, 12 & 13 May. Exam pattern did not vary much on both days.
  • NPAT 2018 was held between 10-11.40 AM (100 Min). It had 120 Questions, divided into three sections of 40 Q each. There was no sectional time limit. Hence, the key was to hunt for & solve easier questions first & attempt lengthy/difficult questions later by following A-B-C approach that IMS always recommends
  • Each question had four options. Each correct answer carried one mark. There was no negative marking for incorrect or unattempt questions
  • Maths had a few lengthy questions of medium-high difficulty level. While topic wise split was quite similar to NPAT 2017, selection of right questions by glancing through the section in the beginning was quite important
  • Logical Reasoning section was a fairly standard one with predictable topics like arrangements, selection criteria, data interpretation, logical inequalities etc. Five questions were asked from verbal reasoning topics like statement-assumption & deductive reasoning
  • English was dominated by RC & grammar, with some vocab component. It had a fair mix of simple & tricky questions. Overall difficulty was simple-medium

Here is the topic wise question design:

Quantitative & Numerical ability – 40 Q
Topic No of Q
Trigonometry 4
Mensuration 4
Sequences/Series 3
Statistics 3
Arithmetic based 2
Set Theory 2
Quadratic Equations 2
Algebraic expressions 2
Profit & Loss 2
Time-Speed-Distance 2
Simple & Compound Interest 2
Time & Work 2
Coordinate Geometry 2
Functions 2
Surds & Indices 2
Linear Equations 1
Percentages 1
Probability 1
BODMAS based 1
Ideal time spent 45 Min
Good attempt 30-32
Score With 85% accuracy 25-26


Reasoning & General Intelligence – 40 Q
Topic No of Q
DI case lets (Pie chart, Line graph, Bar graph, Table) 10
Selection criteria 5
Data Sufficiency 5
Linear arrangement 3
Venn Diagram based 3
Visual Reasoning (Analogy, Odd Man out) 3
Syllogisms 2
Symbol based logic 2
Statement-Assumption 2
Deductive reasoning 2
Groups-Conditionality 1
Logical inequality 1
Alphanumeric Series 1
Ideal time spent 30 Min
Good attempt 35-36 Q
Score with 85% accuracy 30-32


Proficiency in English Language – 40 Q
Topic No of Q
RC – 3 passages of 5Q each (Ranging between 200-300 words) 15
Fill in the blanks (Part of speech, prepositions) 8
Error identification within the sentence 5


Fill in the blanks (Cloze test)

Grammar (Sentence correction)

Para jumbles 4
Ideal time spent 25 Min
Good attempt 32-34
Score With 80-85% accuracy 30-32


RC passages were based on topics like impact of mobile phones, character study & social media impact. Within each RC, there were 3 fact based questions & 2 needed deeper reading, e.g. question types like tone of the passage, author’s opinion etc. A good strategy was to attempt all passages with few questions per passage

To summarize, NPAT 2018 was a test of time management, since students had 20 minutes lesser than last year. Difficulty level was a little above 2017. While NPAT authorities have not published overall cut-offs since 2016, 85-87 is likely to be a good score to see you through