NMAT 2017 Syllabus

Syllabus for NMAT by GMAC remains almost the same as used to be for NMAT till 2014. Following are the major topics to be covered in each section.


Language Skills
The coverage of topics in this section will be to test Reading comprehension, verbal ability and English language skills. Major topics to prepare for this section are –

  • Correction of grammatical errors;
  • Syntax; Vocabulary usage;  Antonyms; Synonyms; idioms;
  • Fill in the blanks; sentence corrections and usage;
  • Usage on Parts of speech; tenses; conditionals; jumbled sentences;
  • Reading comprehension passages;
  • Phrasal verbs 


Quantitative Skills
Test takers are to attempt questions based on Data Analysis, Data Sufficiency and Data Interpretation as well as on various topics on Arithmetic, Algebra, Trigonometry, Mensuration, solid Geometry, modern Maths among others. Key topics to be prepared are

  • Average, percentage, Bar graph,
  • Coordinate Geometry, Line graph,
  • Modern Math, Mixture & Solution /Alligations,
  • Number Systems, Pie chart, Probability, Permutations and Combinations,
  • 2D and 3D Geometry, Statistics, Algebra (Linear/Quadratic Equation), Mensuration,
  • Percentage, Profit and Loss, Ratio/Proportion, Simple/Compound interest,
  • Time-Speed-Distance, Trigonometry, Tables


Logical Reasoning
Questions in this section are based on Analytical reasoning, logical reasoning, critical reasoning, series completion. Major topics covered in this section are -

  • Calendars,
  • Arrangement,
  • Blood Relations,
  • Coding & Decoding,
  • Course of Action, Critical Reasoning,
  • Family tree, Puzzles, Syllogisms,
  • Statement Conclusions,
  • Strong and weak Arguments