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NMAT 2021 – NMAT Exam Details

About NMAT by GMAC:

NMAT 2021 is an online computer-based exam that helps aspirants to choose one of the best B-schools, not only in India, but in countries like South Africa, the Philippines, and Nigeria as well. Previously known as NMAT (NMIMS Management Aptitude Test), presently it is conducted by GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council) and hence known as NMAT by GMAC. The students can target colleges like NMIMS (Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies), XUB, SPJIMR (For PGMPW), etc. NMAT gives you three attempts between October and December in one exam cycle per year. So, an aspirant can apply three times for NMAT by GMAC with a minimum of 15 days gap between two consecutive attempts to get admission in MBA or other graduate management degrees from the above-mentioned prominent B-schools. NMAT 2021 scores are valid for one academic session. NMAT application form link https://www.nmat.org.

NMAT 2021 Eligibility

  •  The candidate should be having a bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least a 50% aggregate score from a recognized university.        
  • Candidates who are in their final year of graduation are also eligible for NMAT. Admission is granted on a provisional basis until the graduation mark sheet and certificate of the qualifying examination are submitted.     
  • While applying for the colleges, check the college’s eligibility criteria also as it may differ from college to college.

NMAT 2021 Exam Structure

 

NMAT comprises of three sections namely Language Skills, Quantitative Skills, and Logical Reasoning. Before the exam starts, the candidates get a chance to choose the order in which they want to attempt the sections. There are MCQ type questions in NMAT. Every question has five choices and a candidate needs to choose one option per question. Till last year, that is for NMAT by GMAC 2020, the exam pattern was as follows:

 

SectionsQuestionsAllotted Time
Language Skills36 questions28 minutes
Quantitative Skills36 questions52 minutes
Logical Reasoning36 questions40 minutes
Total108 questions120 minutes

For every right answer, the candidate is awarded +3 marks. There is no negative marking, so ideally all the questions should be attempted.

NMAT Syllabus

As already mentioned, NMAT 2021 comprises three sections, and they are – Language Skills, Quantitative Skills, and Logical Reasoning. Let’s see what topics are being covered in these sections.

1. Language Skills

2. Quantitative Ability

3. Logical Reasoning

Scores to be Achieved

The cut off for various campuses of NMIMS (Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Indore, Navi Mumbai) varies from 80 to 94 percentile, with NMIMS Mumbai having the highest cut off. Additionally, NMIMS assigns different weightages to the following components of final merit list:

  • NMAT Score – 70%
  • Group/Case Discussion – 10%
  • Personal Interview – 10%
  • Academic Performance – 5%
  • Work Experience – 5%

How to register for this exam?

  • The stepwise process of registering for NMAT 2021 is given below:
  • Step 1: Go to nmat.org and create an account using a valid Email address. 
  • Step 2: Fill in your personal information i.e. name, date of birth, age, gender, category, native language, etc. Upload your photograph (as per the size specified) and add details of the identity proof. The same ID needs to be presented at the test centre on the day of NMAT.
  • Step 3: Fill in your contact details and education/ work experience.
  • Step 4: Choose the colleges to send your scores under the “Schools Preference” section. Up to5 programs are included in your registration fee. Further fees of INR 200 + applicable taxes are going to be applied for every program added apart from the already mentioned 5 programs. Candidates can choose programs from B-schools in South Africa, the Philippines, and Nigeria.
  • Step 5: Fill in additional information (How did you learn about NMAT by GMAC, other exams you are planning to take, etc.) and agree to the declaration.
  • Step 6: Pay the application fee of Rs.2000/- + Rs.360/- (taxes). This should be paid online through Visa or MasterCard Credit Card/Debit Card/ Net Banking/American Express Card/ Diners Card, IMPS, UPI, and Mobile Wallets.
  • Step 7: Registering for NMAT is not the only thing candidates need to do. Go to the websites of the colleges and apply them individually for each college (or program) selected in step 4.
  • Step 8: After successfully registering, the student account gets created on nmat.org. Login to your account and select the schedule exam option. Select the exam mode, whether you want to take the exam at the Test Centre or Online Proctored at Home.
  • Note: Once you have booked your exam, you cannot reschedule for a different mode for the same attempt. However, you can choose the exam mode again, while scheduling the next attempt.
  • Step 9.1: For the test centre: Choose the country, city, test centre, date, and time for your first attempt.
  • Step 9.2: For the online proctored test at home: Fill the My Profile section before selecting this option for scheduling the exam.
  • Step 10: After 24 hours, you will be able to download y6+our admit card from your dashboard.

Important Dates of NMAT 2021

EventStart DateEnd Date
Registration and Application ProcessAugust 3, 2021November 10, 2021
SchedulingAugust 3, 2021November 17, 2021
NMAT Late Registration DatesNovember 11, 2021November 15, 2021
Registration – RetakeOctober 15, 2021December 24, 2021
Exam Re-scheduling DatesAugust 3, 2021December 24, 2021
NMAT Exam DatesOctober 14, 2021December 27, 2021
Re-take SchedulingOctober 15, 2021December 24, 2021
NMAT Results Announcements To be NotifiedTo be Notified
Last date for Official score card downloadTo be NotifiedTo be Notified

In a particular testing year, a candidate can appear thrice for NMAT exam. But there must be a gap of at least 15 days between two attempts. The given table shows the number of attempts available in the latest session:

 

Exam SessionsMax. Available Attempts
On/ before 24 November, 20213
Between 25 November to 10 December, 20212
On/ after 11 Dec, 20211

 

List of colleges accepting NMAT 2021 scores:

 

S.
No.
College NameLocationWebsite
India
1SVKM’s NarseeMonjee Institute
of Management Studies
Mumbai, Bengaluru,
Hyderabad,
Navi Mumbai,
Indore
https://www.nmims.edu
2Indian School of Business (ISB)
(Advanced Management Programme
in Business Analytics (AMPBA))
Hyderabad, Mohalihttps://www.isb.edu
3SPJIMR (For PGMPW)Mumbaihttps://www.spjimr.org
4SDA Bocconi Asia Center
(formerly MISB Bocconi)
Mumbaihttps://www.sdabocc
oniasiacenter.com
5Xavier UniversityBhubaneswarhttps://xub.edu.in
6IBS ICFAI Business SchoolHyderabad, Bengaluru,
Mumbai, Gurugram,
Pune, Kolkata,
Ahmedabad, Jaipur,
Dehradun
https://www.ibsindia.org
7IFMR Graduate School
of Business
Chennaihttps://krea.edu.in/ifmrgsb
8Master’s union school of businessGurugramhttps://www.mastersunion.org
9Athena School of ManagementMumbaihttps://www.athenaschool
ofmanagement.com
10Chitkara universityPunjabhttps://www.chitkara.edu.in
11IILM UniversityLodhi Road,
Gurugram,
Greater Noida
https://www.iilm.edu
12Myra School of BusinessMysuruhttps://www.myra.ac.in
13School of Petroleum
Management, PDPU
Gandhinagarhttp://spm.pdpu.ac.in
14Jain University – CMS Business SchoolBengaluruhttps://www.cms.ac.in
15Alliance UniversityBengaluruhttps://www.alliance.edu.in
16SOIL Institute of ManagementGurugramhttps://www.soil.edu.in
17Shiv Nadar Institute of
Management Studies
Noidahttps://snu.edu.in
18Bennett UniversityGreater Noidahttps://www.bennett.edu.in
19Universal Business SchoolNew Delhihttps://universal
businessschool.com
20Woxsen School of
Business Management
Hyderabadhttps://www.woxsen.edu.in
21Thapar School of ManagementMohalihttps://lmtsom.thapar.edu
22ISBR Business SchoolBangalorehttps://www.isbr.in
23AmrutMody School of Management,
Ahmedabad University
Ahmedabadhttps://ahduni.edu.in
24BSE Institute LimitedNew Delhi
Kolkata
Chennai
Mumbai
Ahmedabad
https://www.bsebti.com
25Amity UniversityRanchi
Patna
Noida
Jaipur
Lucknow
Mumbai
Gurugram
Greater Noida
Gwalior
Dubai
Raipur
Kolkata
https://www.amity.edu
26SRM University Chennai, Delhi NCR SonipatTamil Naduhttps://www.srmist.edu.in
27University of Petroleum &
Energy Studies (UPES)
Dehradunhttps://www.upes.ac.in
28BML Munjal UniversityHaryanahttps://www.bmu.edu.in
29VIT UniversityTamil Naduhttps://vit.ac.in
30ITM Business School, Navi MumbaiRaipur
Mumbai
Navi Mumbai
Chennai
Vadodara
Warangal
https://itm.edu.in
31Mody UniversityRajasthanhttp://www.mody
university.ac.in
32GITAM School of International
Business, Visakhapatnam
Andhra Pradeshhttps://gim.gitam.edu
33Hyderabad Business School,
GITAM University
Hyderabadhttp://www.ghbs.in
34Jindal Global Business school – Delhi/NCRHaryanahttps://jgu.edu.in
35Ansal University, GurgaonHaryanahttps://ansaluniversity.edu.in
36Lovely Professional University,
Phagwara, Punjab
Punjabhttps://www.lpu.in
37IIHMR University, Jaipur, RajasthanJaipurhttps://www.iihmr.edu.in
38IFIM CollegeBangalorehttps://ifimcollege.com
39VijayBhoomi UniversityMumbaihttps://vijaybhoomi.edu.in
40ISME – School of Management
& Entrepreneurship
Mumbaihttps://www.isme.co.in
South Africa
41Gordon Institute of Business
Science (GIBS)
Sandtonhttps://www.gibs.co.za
42Milpark Business SchoolCape Townhttps://www.milpark.ac.za
43North West UniversityPotchefstroomhttp://commerce.nwu.ac.za
44Rhodes Business SchoolGrahamstownhttps://www.ru.ac.za
45University of South Africa
(UNISA) Graduate School of
Business Leadership
Midrandhttps://www.unisa.ac.za
46Wits Business SchoolJohannesburghttps://www.wbs.ac.za
47Nelson Mandela University Business SchoolPort Elizabethhttp://businessschool.
mandela.ac.za
48University of Cape Town (UCT)Cape Townhttps://www.uct.ac.za
49Johannesburg Business school,
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburghttps://www.uj.ac.za
50Tshwane School of Business and
Society, Tshwane University
Pretoriahttps://tsb.ac.za
Philippines
51Asian Institute of ManagementMetro Manilahttps://aim.edu
52Ateneo Graduate School of BusinessMakatihttps://gsb.ateneo.edu
53Virata School of Business,
University of the Philippines
Quezon Cityhttp://vsb.upd.edu.ph
54De La Salle University – DasmariñasDasmariñashttps://www.dlsud.edu.ph
55School of Business Administration,
Arellano University
Pasayhttps://www.arellano.edu.ph
56De La Salle UniversityManilahttps://www.dlsu.edu.ph
57University of Santo Tomas
Graduate School
Manilahttp://graduateschool.
ust.edu.ph
58St. Paul University ManilaManilahttps://spumanila.edu.ph
Nigeria
59Lagos Business SchoolLekkihttps://www.lbs.edu.ng
60Lead City UniversityIbadanhttps://www.lcu.edu.ng
61Redeemer`s UniversityOsun Statehttps://run.edu.ng
62AfeBabalola UniversityAdo Ekitihttp://www.abuad.edu.ng
63Covenant UniversityOtahttps://covenantuniversity.edu.ng
64Caleb UniversityLagoshttps://calebuniversity.edu.ng

Cut Off For NMAT 2020:

 

CAMPUSCUT OFF
Mumbai200 +
Hyderabad180 +
Bangalore180 +

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