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NMAT Introduction

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NMAT Introduction

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The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) conducts NMIMS (Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies) Management Aptitude Test or simply known as NMAT that opens doors for the candidates to get admissions in the management programs in leading business schools of India. on the other hand, it also enables the schools to recruit top talents through a transparent system. The test measures the skills that are required to succeed in the program. Further, the candidates also develop the confidence to perform their best in the future.

GMAC is the same organization that also owns and conducts \(GMAT^{TM}\) exam. The council has been founded by business schools and is served by them. It is actively involved in advancing the art and science of admissions, thereby hunting for true talent. It establishes a connection with the qualified candidates with the business school they deserve.

For any further assistance on the NMAT exam, candidates can visit the official website of NMAT [Click Here]


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Eligibility Criteria:

  • It is the responsibility of the candidates to regularly update themselves with the eligibility criteria of all the universities and schools that they are interested in applying. In general, the eligibility criteria is announced by the GMAC each year;

  • The candidate must possess a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or an institute in any discipline scoring at least 50% aggregate.

  • The candidates who are appearing for final year bachelor’s examination are also allowed to give the exam.


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  • The candidates who are interested in applying for NMAT can do so by applying through the online registration process before the due date.

  • GMAC accepts registrations that are made by candidates through their Google account, Facebook account, Mobile OTP, and previous year’s login id and password.

  • The candidates are required to upload a passport-sized photograph a part of the registration process in JPG, PNG, or GIF format only. The size of the photo should not exceed 1 MB.

  • The candidates must confirm their email ID before beginning the registration process. All further correspondence of confirmation of completed registration and payment is done through email.

  • The candidates are solely responsible to ascertain that necessary and requisite qualification demanded by their desired institute is possessed by them. For this purpose, it is important for them to understand the eligibility criteria first.

  • The registration process is completed only after the registration fee is paid. Incomplete applications which lack details and photographs shall be canceled.

  • The information provided in the application should be true. Discrepancies found later would lead to cancellation. The registration fee shall not be refunded in such cases.

  • Application Fees:


    • The application fee has to be paid within the due date only. Those who register beyond the due date are required to pay late application fee along with the usual fee through the late registration window that pops up after the due date passes. The application fee is revised every year and the candidates must check it before applying for it on the website.

    • The payment of the fees can be done through the debit card, credit card, net banking, UPI, and mobile wallets.

    • The application fee charged from the candidates includes a maximum of 5 programs or schools to opt. if the candidates wish to apply for more than that, an additional fee shall be charged,

    • Once the application process is complete and the registration is done, GMAC will not refund any test fee submitted by the candidate.

    • In case the candidate makes multiple registrations, cancel the registration, or does not schedule the test, the test fee is forfeited.


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    NMAT is a computer-administered test that is two hours long. Before the test begins, a candidate is given a two-minute period for reading the Non-Disclosure Agreement. It is only then that the candidate proceeds to give the test. It is followed by a 10-minutes tutorial and a 3-minute time period for section selection and sequencing of the test.

    The test consists of multiple choice questions. The test is divided into 3 sections:

    Section Syllabus No. of Questions Time (in Minutes)
    Language Skills Reading comprehension, language usage, synonyms, antonyms, syntax, grammar correction, para jumble, idioms, vocabulary. 32 32
    Quantitative Skills Algebra, trigonometry, line graph, arithmetic, bar graph, tables, pie chart, modern math, number systems, 2D and 3 D, statistics, percentage, profit and loss, work and time, time-speed-distance, mixture and solution, profitability, mensuration, permutation and combination, coordinate geometry. 48 60
    Logical Reasoning Coding and decoding, strong arguments, multi-dimensional arrangements, puzzles, arrangement, family tree, series, calendars, numeric grid, critical reasoning, syllogisms, statement conclusions, course of actions, and blood relations. 40 38
    Total 120 120


    • It is important that the candidates answer each section within the time allotted to them. Once the candidate completes a section and moves to the next section, it is not possible to come back to that section.

    • There is no carryover time. This means that the remaining time of one section is not carried over to another section. In case the candidate has completed a section before the time limit, it is advised to re-check the answers as the balance time cannot be adjusted for the next section.

    • The candidates can schedule their test according to their convenience through the instructions available online.

    • The preferred date and time slot can be chosen on the basis of the seat availability in terms of ‘first come, first serve’ basis.

    • Rescheduling of the test is possible till 72 hours prior to the test date.

    • The candidates who are differently abled and require some special assistance must fill in the complete details in the application form. The arrangements shall be made only after reviewing the case.


    shape Selection

    • The total scores scaled by the candidates are displayed section-wise on the GMAC website within 4 to 5 weeks of the test. However, the percentile is announced later.

    • All the candidates are equated to account for small differences in terms of the overall difficulty and the raw test scores. This ensures that the scores are comparable across test papers and are not impacted by different candidates getting different sets of papers.

    • The percentile rank or the score shows the performance of the candidate when compared to all other candidates appearing for the exam.

    • Then the institutes listed under the GMAC shall release their cut-offs. More or less, the cut off has remained the same for the past few years.


    Here is a list of top 10 colleges listed under GMAC and their expected cut-offs:

    MBA College NMAT Expected Cut-off Programs offered
    NMIMS, Mumbai 94 MBA
    NMIMS, Bangalore 91 PGDM
    NMIMS 90 PGDM
    XIM, Bhubaneshwar 90 Specialized MBA
    VIT Vellore 85
    SRM University 80
    IBS, Alliance University in Bangalore, BSE Institute Ltd., Shiv Nadar University in Greater Noida, WOXSEN in Hyderabad 70


  • Depending upon this cut off, the candidates are shortlisted for Group Discussion or Written Ability Test and a round of Personal Interview.

  • The admission is granted based on the candidate’s score in all these 3 rounds.