# NPAT

## NPAT 2019 Analysis

NPAT 2019 analysis

Day 1 story – 11 May 2019

• NPAT 2019 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 unattempted questions.
• Most Q in maths were of medium difficulty level. Statistics, trigonometry, sequences/series & set theory were dominant topics with 4-5 Q each. Like typical NPAT paper, remaining questions were evenly spread out across topics. Q based on fractions were a little time consuming
• Logical Reasoning was a fairly standard section with topics like selection criteria (set based), data interpretation, data sufficiency, symbol based logic, venn diagram & visual reasoning. Four questions were asked from verbal reasoning topics like syllogism, statement-assumption & deductive reasoning. There were no arrangement sets with multiple Q this time
• English was dominated by RC & grammar, with some vocab component. Questions were fairly easy. Overall difficulty was low

Here is the topic wise question design:

 Maths - 40 Q Topic No of Q Statistics 6 Trigonometry 5 Set Theory 5 Sequences/Series 4 Functions 3 Fractions 2 Quadratic Equations 2 Profit & Loss 2 Ratio-Proportion 2 Surds & Indices 2 Time-Speed-Distance 1 Simple & Compound Interest 1 Income and Expenditure 1 Algebraic expressions 1 Linear Equations 1 Mensuration 1 BODMAS based 1 Ideal time spent 45 minutes Good attempt 30-32 Score With 85% accuracy 25-26

There were a few lengthy Q from trigonometry. At least 4-5 Q in the section could have been solved using options. Overall difficulty level was similar to last year. Since it was time consuming section, 45 min should have been devoted

 Logical Reasoning - 40 Q Topic No of Q 3 DI case lets (Pie chart, Line graph, Bar graph) 10 Selection criteria 5 Data Sufficiency 5 Visual Reasoning (Analogy, Odd Man out) 4 Venn Diagram based 3 Symbol based logic 3 Statement -Conclusion 2 Groups-Conditionality 2 Syllogisms 1 Statement-Argument 1 Statement-Assumption 1 Circular Arrangement 1 Order-Ranking 1 Family Tree 1 Ideal time spent 35 minutes Good attempt 28-30 Score with 85% accuracy 24-25

 English - 40 Q Topic No of Q Reading Comprehension (3 passages, 350-400 words, mostly direct Q) 15 Fill in the blanks (Part of speech, prepositions) 6 Fill in the blanks (Sentence completion) 6 Error identification within the sentence 5 Para jumbles 4 Word meaning in context of sentence 3 Idiom meaning 1 Ideal time spent 20 Min Good attempt 34-35 Score With 80-85% accuracy 30-31

RC passages were based on topics like hydrogen car, growth of cities & importance of zero. Within each RC, most Q were fact based & a few needed deeper reading. A good strategy was to attempt all passages & all Q within the passage. English was most scoring section in the exam

To summarize, NPAT 2019 was a test of time management. Difficulty level was same as 2018. While NPAT authorities have not published overall cut-offs since 2016, 80+ is likely to be a good score to see you through

All the best for results!