How To Clear NAT Test? Pattern & Golden Tips
NAT is the abbreviation of National Aptitude Test conducted by National Testing Service. It is a mandatory test for getting admission in NTS associated universities / DAIs (degree awarding institutes). Candidates have to clear the NAT test of their subject group for taking admission in such universities or institutions. NAT test result remains valid for just one year so after clearing the test apply immediately in your desired university or degree awarding institute. In this article we shall guide you about how to clear NTS NAT test. We shall share some golden tips and guide you about the composition, format and pattern of NTS NAT test too.
How To Clear NTS NAT Test? Format & Super Tips
Categories of NTS NAT Test
There are following two basic types of NAT test;
Category 1 Tests
For students who have completed 12 years of education have to appear in this category of tests. This category has following kinds of tests.
NAT-IE (It is for the students of Pre-Engineering Group).
NAT-IM (It is for the students of Pre-Medical Group).
NAT-IA (It is for the students of Arts Group).
NAT-ICS (It is for the students who have passed ICS exam).
NAT-IGS (This is for the students who have passed FA General Science).
NAT-ICOM (This test has been designed for the candidates of Commerce group).
Category 2 Tests
This category has been designed for students who have completed 14 years of education. There are following kinds of category two tests;
NAT-IIA (For students of Art & Social Sciences Group)
NAT-IIB (For candidates of Biological Science Group)
NAT-IIM (For candidates of Management Sciences Group)
NAT-IIP (For candidates of Physical Sciences Group)
NAT-IIO (For candidates of Oriental & Islamic Studies Group)
NTS NAT Test Preparation Tips
MCQ types questions are asked in NAT test by NTS. There are following 4 sections of NAT test of both above mentioned categories.
Sentence Completion (Test takers will have to chose appropriate word for filling in the blank from given options)
Analogy (You will have to guess the relationship between 2 similar or related words)
Antonym (Candidates are asked to select the opposite meaning of given word or words)
Comprehension (You are asked to reply questions given at the end of a paragraph)
Synonym (You will be asked to guess the similar word of given any word)
Your analytical skills will be tested in this portion. In short we can describe the analytical skills as analyzing or situation handling skills. Candidates are supposed to select the correct option after analyzing the given statement, scenario or complex situation. NTS can give you any situation scenario or statement in shape of graphs, tables, statements or paragraph. You will have to reply the questions on their different aspects. You should learn the basic of logic and critical thinking for answering such questions. At this stage of your career you can learn these skills just through practice, so try to solve maximum analytical questions before appearing in NTS NAT test. You also need to improve your knowledge about arithmetics. Usually just scenario and statement based questions are asked in this portion.
This part is related to MCQs related to basic concepts of Mathematics like;
You maximum need to revise the elementary level concepts of Mathematics for preparing yourself for this portion of NAT test. You must have command on the basic concepts, rules and formulas of Arithmetics, Geometry and Algebra for getting good marks in quantitative part of NAT test.
It is the part of NAT test which differ in all kinds of NAT tests. In this section students are asked question about their key subjects in their last class. For example FSc pre engineering students will be asked questions about Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, while FSc Pre Medical students will have to answer the questions related to Physics, Chemistry and Biology. You may get the details about your relevant subjects from the official website of NTS. You just need to revise your syllabus of last class for preparation of this section.
NAT Test Sample Paper & Online Preparation
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NAT Test Preparation Books
Many publishers have published hand books for preparation of NTS NAT test. These books not only contain sample questions but also sample papers. Hopefully soon you will not need to buy any helping book for preparation of NTS NAT test after the completion of our online testing website.
Format & Pattern of NAT Test
90 questions are asked in category one tests and 100 questions are asked in category two tests. Students are given just two hours for both these types of tests. Equal number of questions are asked in first 3 portions of both of both these categories. For detailed format of each and every test of both categories kindly visit the official website of National Testing Service.
Very Important Note
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