NMAT by GMAC 2018 Syllabus

NMAT by GMAC Syllabus with three major sections on English Language, Quant and Logical Reasoning is revamped with different type of questions appearing in each NMAT exam. GMAC releases every year the changes in test taking strategy and expected type of questions in the exam as per the NMAT syllabus.


Accordingly, the topics for NMAT by GMAC Exam syllabus go on changing and there are many topics in NMAT by GMAC syllabus 2018 on which questions, which did not appear earlier, may appear again this year. With effect from 2015 the NMAT by GMAC exam syllabus has seen consistent changes. Recently, GMAC has also released the NMAT preparation guide in accordance with the changed NMAT by GMAC exam syllabus 2018.


The overall structure of the NMAT 2018 syllabus covers following major topics in each of the three sections:


Language Skills Syllabus

Total Questions
Maximum Marks
Time limit to solve
32 MCQs
22 Minutes

Topics Covered
The Language Skills section in NMAT 2018 exam syllabus covers the topics to test Reading comprehension, verbal ability and English Language skills. Major topics to prepare for this section in accordance with NMAT By GMAC 2018 Syllabus are :

  • Correction of grammatical errors;
  • Syntax and Vocabulary usage; 
  • Use of 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 Syllabus

Total Questions
Maximum Marks
Time limit to solve
48 MCQs
60 Minutes

NMAT Exam 2018 Syllabus for Quantitative Skills section covers four major areas – Quantitative Ability; Data Analysis; Data Sufficiency and Data Interpretation. According to the recently released NMAT preparation guide with sample questions as per NMAT by GMAC Syllabus 2018, the test takers have to attempt questions based on following topics:

  • Arithmetic – Average, percentage, Profit & Loss, Interest, Time & Work, Man days and work, Ratio, Proportion among others
  • Algebra,
  • Trigonometry,
  • Mensuration,
  • Solid Geometry,
  • Modern Maths  
  • Bar graph
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Line graph
  • Mixture & Solution /Alligations
  • Number Systems
  • Pie chart
  • Probability
  • Permutations and Combinations
  • 2D and 3D Geometry
  • Statistics
  • Linear/Quadratic Equation
  • Venn Diagram
  • Tables, Charts for Data comparison and Data Analysis

Logical Reasoning Syllabus

Total Questions
Maximum Marks
Time limit to solve
40 MCQs
38 Minutes

Questions in this section of NMAT by GMAC Exam Syllabus 2018 are based on Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Critical Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, Series completion. Major topics covered in the NMAT exam syllabus 2018 are:  

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

Key Points about NMAT by GMAC Syllabus 2018
In addition to above, following should be remembered for NMAT Syllabus 2018:

  • NMAT by GMAC Exam syllabus is updated every year in accordance with Global standards of MBA entrance test
  • NMAT 2018 exam syllabus has not been changed much and remains on the pattern of last year NMAT by GMAC exam Syllabus
  • NMAT by GMAC syllabus 2018 clarifies that there will be No Negative Marking for Wrong answers.
  • Quantitative Skills will be the highest weightage area with 48% score in NMAT 2018 exam as per the NMAT by GMAC