The Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) is a deemed university. It offers various undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including the Bachelors in Commerce (B.Com) course. Those seeking admissions should undergo an entrance test.
In order to begin the preparation for the NMIMS B.Com entrance, you should have a clear idea about the NMIMS Exam Pattern. This will help you in strategizing your preparation.
NMIMS Exam Pattern
There are 2 papers in the exam. Paper 1 is a common test and is to be taken by all. However, Paper 2 is to be taken only by the students aspiring for the design subject (B.Des Program). There are 3 sections in the paper. The question division for each subject is stated as follows:
|Quantitative and Numerical Ability||40|
|Reasoning and General Intelligence||40|
|Proficiency in English Language||40|
The exam is to be taken in the computer mode. The questions are MCQ based and there is no negative marking. One mark per correct answer is granted.
Now, when you’re set to begin your preparation, here are some general preparation tips for you.
Overall Preparation Strategy
1. Regular practice
The NMIMS B.Com Entrance Exam preparation should be complemented with regular tests. Giving regular tests will expose you to a variety of expected questions in the exam. Also, the tests will give you an idea about the time management needed to be followed. Try and give tests on the weekend.
2. Analyse previous year papers
It’s important to look at the previous year papers while preparing. The papers will give you an idea about the format of the paper as well as the level of difficulty. Also, you will have an idea about which topic dominates in each section. All this will help in forming a proper plan of study.
3. Don’t step on two boats together
While preparing, you should take one subject at a time. Also, don’t opt for many study materials. This will keep you confused and unbalanced. Try forming a schedule to go through a single study material of a specific subject. Complete it and then shift on to the next one.
You can follow these to prepare for the exam in general. However, each section demands separate plans and attention. Hence, the section-wise preparation strategy is a s follows:
Section-wise Preparation Strategy
1. Quantitative and Numerical Ability
There are 45 questions in this section. There are a variety of questions based on mathematical formulas. If you can apply the short cuts well and in time, scoring good in this section won’t be a problem. The general level of difficulty is moderate.
Cut short on the time consuming methods and go for the application of shortcut formulas. Arithmetic questions should be practiced well. Other topics like percentage, discount, compound interest, algebraic identities, mean, mode etc. should also be tried handy. Try to devote at least 1 hour everyday to this section.
- RS Aggarwal – Quantitative Aptitude
- Tyra – Quicker Maths
- Abhijit Guha – Quantitative Aptitude
2. Reasoning and General Intelligence
This section also has 45 questions. The questions are diverse in nature. So, you need to attempt them pretty carefully. The overall level of the exam is moderate.
While solving the questions, try and think critically. Also, try to analyse the different roles and conditions in questions. You can do this by assimilating the information given. You can opt for drawing conclusions from the logical points to assess the validity. When you get a hand on the pattern, it’ll be easier for you to solve. Devote at least 1.5 hours to this section everyday.
- RS Aggarwal – Model Approach to Logical Reasoning
- MK Pandey – Analytical Reasoning
- BS Sijwalii and Indu Sijwalli – New Approach to Reasoning
3. Proficiency in English Language
30 questions in the exam are from this section. The level varies from easy to moderate. If you have covered your reading and comprehension part well, a good score in this section is manageable.
To secure your marks in English, all you need is a consistent learning and practice. Indulge into reading novels and newspapers. There are online grammar tests available for better preparation. Try and solve these on an alternate day basis.
- RS Aggarwal – Objective General English
- Ajay Singh – Proficiency in Reading
- Norman Lewis – Word Power Made Easy
Getting into NMIMS is a dream for many. Opportunities often don’t knock twice. So, make the most of yours with all that you have.