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NMAT 2020 Logical Reasoning Preparation For Verbal and Non Verbal Sections, Best Books, Solved Questions

NMAT 2020 Logical Reasoning consists of 36 questions which candidates must solve in 40 minutes. This difficulty level of this section is moderate. Similar to other sections of this paper such as Quantitative Aptitude and Language Skills, there is no negative marking for NMAT LR.

  • Last year there were 24 questions from non-verbal reasoning 16 questions from verbal reasoning. 
  • Maximum number of questions from non verbal reasoning in 2019 were set based. See NMAT Paper Analysis
  • All questions were a mix of easy, moderate, and difficult.

Syllabus

NMAT 2020 Logical Reasoning Syllabus

NMAT 2020 Logical Reasoning section shall consist of –

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Non-verbal/Analytical Reasoning

Topic wise distribution of logical reasoning section-

Section Topic Number of Questions
Arrangements, selections 8-10 (2 to 3 sets)
Critical Reasoning 5-6
Family tree, Blood relations, Directions 4-5
Coding, Decoding, Input-Output 3-4
Statement Assumption Conclusion, course of action 3-4
Set Theory, Puzzles and visual reasoning 7-8

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LR Prep Strategy

NMAT 2020 Preparation Strategy For Logical/Critical Reasoning

  • For Critical Reasoning questions, the candidates first need to comprehend the meaning of the term “inference” or what the question requires of them in order to attempt the same correctly.
  • Try and identify the conclusion, the conclusion may not always come at the end of the text it may come somewhere in the middle, end or even the beginning.
  • Read the content/sentences correctly identify the clues or hint which logically follows one statement to the next.
  • Always learn to ascertain as to what exactly the question asks and read the question first before going through the material on which it is based; you should not assume that you know what will be asked about an argument. For example- an argument may have some prominent flaws but you may not be asked to detect them but instead choose the argument which does not have a flaw in it.
  • Read all the options carefully and repeatedly in case of confusion. Do not assume that a given choice is best suited as an answer without looking through all the options, as the options are at times deceptive resembling an answer but may not actually be the correct answer.
  • Focus on the pictorial representation of data. Look through the patterns/designs carefully when it comes to solving puzzles, visuals etc.
  • Improve your own prediction analysis with the help of practise questions, mocks and tutorials.
  • Start timing yourself, make sure to always practise Logical Reasoning with proper timing. Each time you practise with the time you will learn to pick up a pace and will accurately be able to solve all the questions within the limited time.
  • Practise every day; as it will help you familiarise yourself with the type of questions that are expected to come in the examination.
  • Pay special attention to words like “all”, “some”, “none” when you come across facts in the question. Also be attentive to words like “only, “other than” and “unless” that specify facts and help candidates to draw conclusions.
  • Try to eliminate the deceiving options and choose the one you would eventually arrive to- that should be the main goal when it comes to MCQs.

Must Read: NMAT Preparation Tips for All 3 Sections


NVB Prep Strategy

NMAT 2020 Preparation Strategy Some Tips For Non-Verbal Reasoning

  • Revise the topics you are confident it is as those will help you achieve good marks.
  • Visualize the problem in your head, make a mind map, draw a rough diagram, table or arrangement to get a clear idea of the question.
  • In Data Analysis questions, it is useful to try and eliminate the choices which do not seem like a possible answer to gradually arrive upon the answer.
  • Read the entire question properly with time as sometimes in a hurry you may miss out the important hints the question offers.
  • You should focus on one topic at a time as these are most conceptual and should be solved using a certain technique; even though there may seem to be an overlapping of topics the candidate should go through the topics one by one.

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Tips And Tricks

NMAT 2020 Preparation Tips And Tricks

  • As already mentioned above, there will be a total of 36 questions which need to be answered in 40 minutes, which almost comes down to one question per minute. Therefore, proper practise and time management is the key to success in this section.
  • Leave any set or question that you don’t understand or cannot attempt in first 30 seconds. There is no point in wasting time on only one set or one question. Especially in questions of pattern matching and number series where one gets the answer immediately or it doesn’t strike at all.
  • An attempt of about 26 to 29 questions with 95% accuracy will be considered good. The candidates need to master critical/logical reasoning to obtain a high score. In previous years the cut-off for the same ranged from between 59 to 61.
  • This section is mainly given so that the students learn to devise a strategy so as to attempt questions from all the sections as this is a scoring section.
  • Time Management is extremely crucial as the NMAT is a speed driven exam and therefore the candidates must place prime importance on managing their time effectively.

Recommended Books/div>

Books For NMAT 2020 Logical Reasoning

  • A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
  • 50 Plus Solved Papers MBA Entrances by Ajay Singh
  • Logical and Analytical Reasoning by Ashok Gupta
  • Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT - by Nishit K Sinha (Published by Pearson)
  • How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT - by Arun Sharma (Published by McGraw Hill)

Also See: Recommended Books for NMAT Preparation by Toppers


Expected Cut-Off

Expected Cut-Off For NMAT 2020

Topic Difficulty Level Expected Cut-off
Language Skills Easy to Moderate 62-65
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation Easy to Moderate 65-70
Logical Reasoning Moderate 58-60
Total Easy to Moderate 208- 210

Sample Questions

NMAT 2020 Logical Reasoning Questions

Ques. Pointing towards a person, Sita told her son that the person was the only son of his maternal grandmother. Who is that person to Sita’s husband?

  1. Father-in-law;
  2. Brother-in-law;
  3. Brother;
  4. Father;
  5. Uncle

Ans. The correct answer is option B.

Ques. If ‘WEDDING’ is numbered as 32 16 30, ‘BELONGS’ is numbered as 19 225 40. Then how will ‘STRANGE’ be coded in the same language?

  1. 47 16 26;
  2. 39 19 24;
  3. 57 1 26;
  4. 57 1 24;
  5. 47 2 26;

Ans. The correct answer is option C.

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Frequently Asked Questions

NMAT Logical Reasoning Preparation FAQs

Ques. What are the best books for NMAT Logical Reasoning section?

Ans. Best books for NMAT Logical Reasoning section are A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal, 50 Plus Solved Papers MBA Entrances by Ajay Singh, Logical and Analytical Reasoning by Ashok Gupta, Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT - by Nishit K Sinha (Published by Pearson), and How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT - by Arun Sharma (Published by McGraw Hill)
 

Ques. What is the difficulty level for NMAT Logical Reasoning section?

Ans. This difficulty level of NMAT Logical Reasoning section is moderate.

Ques. What is the ideal attempt for NMAT Logical Reasoning?

Ans. An attempt of about 26 to 29 questions with 95% accuracy will be considered good. In previous years, cut-off for the same ranged from between 59 to 61.

Ques. What topics are covered under NMAT Logical Reasoning Current affairs?

Ans. NMAT Loagical Reasoning sections consists of the topics which are given below:

  • Critical Reasoning
  • Family tree, Blood relations, Directions
  • Coding, Decoding, Input-Output
  • Statement Assumption Conclusion, course of action

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.

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