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