National Aptitude Test (NAT)

The National Aptitude Test, also known as NAT, is a reputed test which is conducted by SRDE’s Association of Higher Education Institutions (SAHEI) in India. Candidates who studied Under Graduate and Post Graduate levels can also apply for this test. Currently there are over sixty-eight institutions accepting NAT certified people. Some of these NAT associated institutions are Jaipuria Institute Of Management Studies, Institute of Management and Research, Graduate School of Business & Administration, Excel Group of Institutions, Maharishi Arvind Institute of Hotel Management, TASMAC, WLC College, Jyoti Nivas College, SCMS-Cochin, T.John Group of Institutions, Presidency College, ASM Group of Institutes, International Institute of Management etc. Candidates who passed NAT can apply to these institutes to take their knowledge to the next level. The management areas include MBA, MCA, M.Com, MFT, MMC, MIB, PGDCA, PGDBM, PGDBA etc.


There are two types of format in the NAT. Those are NAT under-graduate and NAT post-graduate. To apply for NAT under-graduate one has to pass/appear in the exams of college level in respected boards.

To apply for NAT post-graduate, one has to pass or appear or must be studying in the final year of reputed degree courses.

Candidates who took NAT can also apply for various scholarships of Rs.10000 to Rs.100000 respectably.

Question Type

The test consists of 90 or 100 questions, divided in 4 divisions. Verbal Ability Test,    Quantitative Ability Test, Analytical Ability Test and Subject Test these four tests are there. Each question has multiple choices, with 4 or 5 probable answers. These 4 sections may contain 9 types of questions.

Verbal Ability Test includes 4 sub tests. Antonyms mean you choose a word that is most almost opposite in meaning. Analogies mean you select a pair of words that state a best relationship in resemblance to the novel pair of words. Sentence Completion means a word or words are missing from a sentence, you have to select the word or words and make the whole sentence meaningful. Reading Comprehension means you answer questions about reading passages from a variety of topics.

Quantitative Ability Test includes 2 sub tests. Problem Solving signify solve multiple-choice general math and word problems. Quantitative Comparison signifies evaluate the quantities given in two columns and recognize the larger quantity.

Analytical Ability Test includes 2 sub tests. Analytical Reasoning:
indicates you need to draw reasoned conclusions and relationships based on different sets of statements. Logical Reasoning indicates you drive logical conclusions and relationships from a variety of situations and passages.

Last one is Subject Test.

How to Apply For NAT

To apply for taking a NAT exam, candidates have various options to choose from. The easiest one is by going to SERD’s website and downloading the application form from there. One can also get the application form by spending a small amount of money. That can be done by going to your nearest Axis Bank branch and collecting the application form and NAT bulletins.

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