## NMAT 2006 Paper

We are please to present you the detailed analysis of Narsee Monjee Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) held on 10th December 2006. 10th December is celebrated as Human Rights Day all over the world. It was really inhumane to students who wrote two consecutive tests that Sunday. When students arrived for the NMAT paper in the afternoon, some of them feeling tired and some having lost the zeal to even attempt the second entrance exam of NMAT. But within a few minutes of receiving the booklets, every student tried to pull their energies and set their mood right to atempt the best of their abilities.

This year AIMA conducted a slightly tougher paper as compared to last year’s paper. Total number of questions, total time allotted, number of options, marking pattern were the same as last year’s NMAT. There were total 200 questions to be solved within the time span of 150 minutes. Four answer choices were given for each question. It was declared that one mark will be provided for each correct answer marked and a negative marking of –0.25 for eachincorrect answer. The only change that AIMA made in this year’s paper was that the paper didn’t have any sections. Although the questions from different areas were segregated. No sections, means there will be no sectional cut-offs. As per AIMA’s tradition, there were 40 questions each on the topics like RC (Reading Comprehension) & EU (English Usage), Quantitative Aptitude (QA), DI (Data Interpretation) and DS (Data Sufficiency), LR (Logical Reasoning) and GK (General Knowledge). AIMA provided total thirteen sets (A-M) of the paper to made selections fair. A bird’s eye view of the test is as follows.

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Total Number of Questions : **200

**Total Time :**150 minutes

**The Marking Scheme :**One Mark for each correct answer and – 1/4 mark for wrong answers.

**Number of Options :**4

**Sectional Break-up :**There were no sections. But the questions of same areas were altogether.

EU & RC – 16 & 24 Q. – Moderate to tough

QA – 40 Q. – Easy to Moderate

DI & DS – 26 & 14 Q. – Moderate

LR – 40 Q. – Mixture of Easy and Moderate

GK – 40 Q. – Mixture of Easy and Moderate

**1. **If A and B are two mutually exclusive events, then

**(1) P(A) < P( B ) (2) P(A) > P( B ) (3) P(A)**

**2.**A train whose weight is 16 metric tons, moves at the rate of 72 kmph. After applying brakes it stops in 500 meters. What is the force executed by brakes?

(1) 600 N (2) 1600 N (3) 3200 N (4) 6400 N

3. Three groups A, B and C are contesting for position on the Board of Directors of a company. The probabilities of their winning are 0.5, 0.3 and 0.2 respectively. If the group A wins the probability of introducing a new position is 0.7 and the corresponding probabilities for group B and C are 0.6 and 0.5 respectively. The probability that a new position introduced is

(1) 0.52 (2) 0.63 (3) 0.74 (4) None of the above

4. If a boy can throw a cricket ball 100 m, then the time required for the ball to touch the ground is

5. A biased coin with probability p; 0

number of tosses required is even is 2/5, then p equals to

(1) 1/5 (2) 2/3 (3) 2/5 (4) 3/5

6. A club consist of members whose age are in AP. The common difference between the ages is 3 months. If the youngest member

is 7 years old and the sum of the ages of all the members is 250, then the number of members in the club is

(1) 15 (2) 25 (3) 20 (4) 30

7. In a forest there are as many Santa Trees as there are Ajanta Trees. One-fourth of all the tree are old. One-half of the total

trees are in flowering stage. Which of the following statement is true?

(1) All Ajanta Trees are in flowering stage (2) All Santa Trees are in flowering stage (3) Atleast half Ajanta Trees are old (4) None of the above

Two sets on line graphs , one on pie + table , one on bar-line , one on table and a set on logic were the representatives of the DI. On an average 4-5 were asked on these sets. In all 26 questions were on DI. Most of the questions were calculative. Questions on one line graph were analytical. One set of five questions were based on logic in this area. There were total fourteen questions on two statement and three statement DI.

We have produced some of the questions, which are as follows.

**DIRECTIONS:** The following table shows the timings of two trains running between Bombay VT and Pune. Study the table carefully and answer the questions that follow.

Station | a/d | Train A | Train B |
---|---|---|---|

Bombay VT | d | 7:50 | 12:50 |

Dadar | a | 8:00 | 13:00 |

Dadar | d | 8:02 | 13:02 |

Kalyan | a | 8:50 | 13:40 |

Kalyan | d | 8:55 | 13:42 |

Karjat | a | 9:38 | 14:38 |

Karjat | d | 9:40 | 14:40 |

Lonavala | a | 10:32 | 15:30 |

Lonavala | d | 10:35 | 15:32 |

Pune | a | 10:55 | 17:10 |

1. The ratio of the total stoppage time of train A to that of train B is

(1) 2:3 (2) 3:2 (3) 3.5:4 (4) 4:3

2. The ratio of the average speed of train A to train B is

(1) 1.1 (2) 1.02 (3) 0.9 (4) 0.5

3. The highest difference between the speeds of the two trains is in the stretch of

(1) Lonavala–Pune (2) Karjat–Lonavala (3) Bombay VT – Kalyan (4) Bombay VT – Lonavala

4. If the speed of the train A is increased by 20% in all sections, keeping stoppage time unchanged, when will it reach pune if the

departure time from Bombay VT is as before?

(1) 11:17 (2) 11:04 (3) 11:08 (4) 11:22

5. The train B started from Pune for Bombay VT at the same time as train A’s departure for Bombay VT. If the train B maintained the

some speed in its reverse journey, at what time would train A and train B cross each other?

(1) 9:50 (2) 10:10 (3) 9:47 (4) 9:57

**DIRECTIONS : **Each of the questions below consists of a question and two statements numbered I and II given below it. You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Read both the statements and give answer as

(1) if the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question.

(2) if the data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question.

(3) if the data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.

(4) if the data even in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.

6. What is the original number?

I. Sum of two digits of a number is 10. The ratio between the two digits is 1:4.

II. Product of two digits of a number is 16. Quotient of the two digits is 4.

7. In what time does a sum of money become four times on simple interest?

I. Rs.4000 amounts to Rs.4800 in two years on SI.

II. The difference between compound interest and simple interest at the end of two years is Rs.40.

8. A train crosses a signal post in X seconds. What is the length of the train?

I. The train crosses a platform of 100 meters in Y seconds.

II. The train is running at the speed of 80 km/hr.

**In GK, **there were questions from traditional as well as Current GK. Around twenty questions were very easy and a candidate who has a reasonable preparation for the test can attempt them with no doubt at all. There were questions on areas like Book-Authors, Inventor-Inventions, Indian Economics, International Organisations, Indian Politics, Sports, Indian Administration and Judicial. We have produced some of the questions, which are as follows.

**1.** Which of the following does not get Bharat Ratna Posthmously? **(Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya, Vallabh Bhai Patel)**

**2. **Which of the following Book-Author pair is correct?**(The Dark Side of Coridor–Sulman Rushdee, The Everest Hotel–Alan Sealy, Canvas of Life–Sheila Gujral, Pride of India–Persis Khambata)**

**3.** Nilgiri, Himgiri and Beas are

**4.** What are official languages of UNO

**5. **Which of the following states is most benefited by the Konkan Railway?

**6. **ELISA test is used for **(Malaria, AIDS, Typhoid, None of these)**

**7. **Which of the following Inventor-Invention pair is correct?(Fountain Pen–Waterman, Safety Razor–Gillette, Safety Pin–Hunt)

**8.** Hargobind Khurana credited to

**9.** Zero hours refers to

**10.** Lotteries came under which list of state government?

**11.** Panchayati Raj system is

**12.** Prasar Bharti bill proposed

**13**. Five year’s plan finalised by

**14. **Which of the following countries is not a member of G-8?

**15. **Which sector has maximum share in union budget 2006-07?

**16.** Which of the following taxes/duties levied by union government but appropriated by state government?

**17**. The character ‘Guliver’ is created by

**18.** Kalsa-Banduri project is related to which state

**19.** Which of the following book is written by Bill Gates?

**20. **The four countries of Indian Continental India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Srilanka will be the host for the World Cup Cricket**(2007, 2011, 2015, 2019)**

**21.** The headquarters of National Statistical Commission is situated at

**22.** Garib Nawaz Express travels from ….. to ……

**23.** Which of the following bank is the recipient of the recent golden peacock award?

**24.** The miniature paintings of music called Raagmala belongs to

**25.** Which of the following is not a Financial Institution? (ICICI, IDBI, LIC, IIPA)

**26. **Which of the following is likely to benefited by inflation?(Creditors, Debtors, Government)

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