NMAT

About NMAT by GMAC:

NMAT is an online computer-based exam that helps aspirants to choose one of the best B-schools, not only in India but in 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 prominent B-schools.NMAT 2020 scores are valid for one academic session. NMAT application form link https://www.nmat.org.

 

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.

Exam Structure

 

NMAT is divided into three sections namely Language Skills, Quantitative Skills, and Logical Reasoning. Before starting the exam, the candidate gets a chance to choose the order in which he/she wants 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. 

  • Candidates can choose from the two testing modes while applying for NMAT. Either they can choose a testing centre with social distancing norms or can appear for a proctored version at the comfort of their homes.
  • Equal weightage is given to all three sections. Each section includes 36 questions.
  •  The correct answer is awarded 1 mark. No negative marking.

Section

No. of questions

Time Limit (minutes)

Language Skills

36

28

Quantitative Skills

36

52

Logical Reasoning

36

40

Total

108

120

  • The scaled score ranges from 12 – 120 per section. Hence the total scaled score ranges from 36 -360.
  • Candidates can view their scores instantly after completing the exam.
  • The facility of downloading the scorecard within 48 hours is available

Syllabus

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

1. Language skills

 

  • Vocabulary: Synonyms, antonyms, analogies, fill in the blanks, cloze test, common confusables
  • Grammar: Identify the error, choose the correct preposition
  • Comprehension: Reading comprehensions, para jumbles 
2. Quantitative Skills
  • Arithmetic: Percentages, time & work, ratios, proportions, simple & compound interest, TSD (time, speed, & distance), profit-loss, averages
  • Algebra: HCF-LCM, equations, linear equations, quadratic equations, inequalities, logarithms, absolute value
  • Geometry & Mensuration:  Lines, angles, triangles, cubes, cuboids, quadrilaterals (rectangles, squares, parallelograms, rhombus, trapezium), polygons, cone, cylinder, sphere 
  • Modern Math: Probability, permutation & combination, coordinate geometry, set theory, Venn diagrams, progression (arithmetic, geometric, harmonic)
  • Data Interpretation: Tables, bar chart, pie chart, line graphs
3. Logical Reasoning
  • Verbal reasoning: Statement-Assumption, statement-argument, statement-inference, decision making & course of action, critical reasoning
  • Analytical Reasoning: Arrangements (linear & circular), syllogisms, classification, coding, blood relation, direction, series, input-output, symbol-based 

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How to register for this exam?

The step-wise process of registering for NMAT 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

Event

Start Date

End date

NMAT Exam Fees

Registration – Main

September 14, 2020

November 20, 2020

Rs 2000 + Taxes

Late registration

November 21, 2020

November 30, 2020

Rs 2500 + Taxes

Scheduling

September 14, 2020

December 02, 2020

NA

Re-scheduling

September 14, 2020

January 17, 2021

Rs 1100 + Taxes

Exam Delivery

November 04, 2020

January 30, 2021

NA

Registration – Retake

November 05, 2020

January 17, 2021

Rs 2000 + Taxes

Retake scheduling

November 05, 2020

January 17, 2021

NA

Note 1: NMAT by GMACTM Online Proctored Exam at Home is available on certain dates within the testing period and slots will be booked on a first come first serve basis.

Note 2: There should be at least 15 days gap between two consecutive attempts.

 

List of colleges accepting NMAT scores:

S. No.

College Name

Location

Website

India

1.

SVKM’s NarseeMonjee Institute of Management Studies

Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Navi Mumbai, Indore

https://www.nmims.edu

2.

Indian School of Business (ISB) (Advanced Management Programme in Business Analytics (AMPBA))

Hyderabad, Mohali

https://www.isb.edu

3.

SPJIMR (For PGMPW)

Mumbai

https://www.spjimr.org

4.

SDA Bocconi Asia Center (formerly MISB Bocconi)

Mumbai

https://www.sdabocconiasiacenter.com

5.

Xavier University

Bhubaneswar

https://xub.edu.in

6.

IBS ICFAI Business School

Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Gurugram, Pune, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Dehradun

https://www.ibsindia.org

7.

IFMR Graduate School
of Business

Chennai

https://krea.edu.in/ifmrgsb

8.

Master’s union school of business

Gurugram

https://www.mastersunion.org

9.

Athena School of Management

 

Mumbai

https://www.athenaschoolofmanagement.com

10.

Chitkara university

Punjab

https://www.chitkara.edu.in

11.

IILM University

Lodhi Road, Gurugram, Greater Noida

https://www.iilm.edu

12.

Myra School of Business

Mysuru

https://www.myra.ac.in

13.

School of Petroleum Management, PDPU

Gandhinagar

http://spm.pdpu.ac.in

14.

Jain University – CMS Business School

Bengaluru

https://www.cms.ac.in

15.

Alliance University

Bengaluru

https://www.alliance.edu.in

16.

SOIL Institute of Management

Gurugram

https://www.soil.edu.in

17.

Shiv Nadar Institute of Management Studies

Noida

https://snu.edu.in

18.

Bennett University

Greater Noida

https://www.bennett.edu.in

19.

Universal Business School

New Delhi

https://universalbusinessschool.com

20.

Woxsen School of Business Management

Hyderabad

https://www.woxsen.edu.in

21.

Thapar School of Management

Mohali

https://lmtsom.thapar.edu

22.

ISBR Business School

Bangalore

https://www.isbr.in

23.

AmrutMody School of Management, Ahmedabad University

Ahmedabad

https://ahduni.edu.in

24.

BSE Institute Limited

New Delhi

Kolkata

Chennai

Mumbai

Ahmedabad

https://www.bsebti.com

25.

Amity University

Ranchi

Patna

Noida

Jaipur

Lucknow

Mumbai

Gurugram

Greater Noida

Gwalior

Dubai

Raipur

Kolkata

https://www.amity.edu

26.

SRM University Chennai, Delhi NCR Sonipat

Tamil Nadu

https://www.srmist.edu.in

27.

University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES)

Dehradun

https://www.upes.ac.in

28.

BML Munjal University

Haryana

https://www.bmu.edu.in

29.

VIT University

Tamil Nadu

https://vit.ac.in

30.

ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai

Raipur

Mumbai

Navi Mumbai

Chennai

Vadodara

Warangal

 

https://itm.edu.in

31.

Mody University

Rajasthan

http://www.modyuniversity.ac.in

32.

GITAM School of International Business, Visakhapatnam

Andhra Pradesh

https://gim.gitam.edu

33.

Hyderabad Business School, GITAM University

Hyderabad

http://www.ghbs.in

34.

Jindal Global Business school – Delhi/NCR

Haryana

https://jgu.edu.in

35.

Ansal University, Gurgaon

Haryana

https://ansaluniversity.edu.in

36.

Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab

Punjab

https://www.lpu.in

37.

IIHMR University, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Jaipur

https://www.iihmr.edu.in

38.

IFIM College

Bangalore

https://ifimcollege.com

39.

VijayBhoomi University

Mumbai

https://vijaybhoomi.edu.in

40.

ISME – School of Management & Entrepreneurship

Mumbai

https://www.isme.co.in

South Africa

41.

Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)

Sandton

https://www.gibs.co.za

42.

Milpark Business School

Cape Town

https://www.milpark.ac.za

43.

North West University

Potchefstroom

http://commerce.nwu.ac.za

44.

Rhodes Business School

Grahamstown

https://www.ru.ac.za

45.

University of South Africa (UNISA) Graduate School of Business Leadership

Midrand

https://www.unisa.ac.za

46.

Wits Business School

Johannesburg

https://www.wbs.ac.za

47.

Nelson Mandela University Business School

Port Elizabeth

http://businessschool.mandela.ac.za

48.

University of Cape Town (UCT)

Cape Town

https://www.uct.ac.za

49.

Johannesburg Business school, University of Johannesburg

Johannesburg

https://www.uj.ac.za

50.

Tshwane School of Business and Society, Tshwane University

Pretoria

https://tsb.ac.za

Philippines

51.

Asian Institute of Management

Metro Manila

https://aim.edu

52.

Ateneo Graduate School of Business

Makati

https://gsb.ateneo.edu

53.

Virata School of Business, University of the Philippines

Quezon City

http://vsb.upd.edu.ph

54.

De La Salle University – Dasmariñas

Dasmariñas

https://www.dlsud.edu.ph

55.

School of Business Administration, Arellano University

 

Pasay

https://www.arellano.edu.ph

56.

De La Salle University

Manila

https://www.dlsu.edu.ph

57.

University of Santo Tomas Graduate School

Manila

http://graduateschool.ust.edu.ph

58.

St. Paul University Manila

Manila

https://spumanila.edu.ph

Nigeria

59.

Lagos Business School

Lekki

https://www.lbs.edu.ng

60.

Lead City University

Ibadan

https://www.lcu.edu.ng

61.

Redeemer`s University

Osun State

https://run.edu.ng

62.

AfeBabalola University

Ado Ekiti

http://www.abuad.edu.ng

63.

Covenant University

Ota

https://covenantuniversity.edu.ng

64.

Caleb University

Lagos

https://calebuniversity.edu.ng

Cut Off For 2019:

College Name

NMAT Score

NMIMS (Mumbai)

210

NMIMS (Bengaluru)

208

NMIMS (Other campuses)

200

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