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.


  •  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.
SectionNo. of questionsTime Limit (minutes)
Language Skills3628
  • 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


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 

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

EventStart DateEnd dateNMAT Exam Fees
Registration – MainSeptember 14, 2020November 20, 2020Rs 2000 + Taxes
Late registrationNovember 21, 2020November 30, 2020Rs 2500 + Taxes
SchedulingSeptember 14, 2020December 02, 2020NA
Re-schedulingSeptember 14, 2020January 17, 2021Rs 1100 + Taxes
Exam DeliveryNovember 04, 2020January 30, 2021NA
Registration – RetakeNovember 05, 2020January 17, 2021Rs 2000 + Taxes
Retake schedulingNovember 05, 2020January 17, 2021NA

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:


College NameLocationWebsite
1SVKM’s NarseeMonjee Institute
of Management Studies
Mumbai, Bengaluru,
Navi Mumbai,
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)
5Xavier UniversityBhubaneswarhttps://xub.edu.in
6IBS ICFAI Business SchoolHyderabad, Bengaluru,
Mumbai, Gurugram,
Pune, Kolkata,
Ahmedabad, Jaipur,
7IFMR Graduate School
of Business
8Master’s union school of businessGurugramhttps://www.mastersunion.org
9Athena School of ManagementMumbaihttps://www.athenaschool
10Chitkara universityPunjabhttps://www.chitkara.edu.in
11IILM UniversityLodhi Road,
Greater Noida
12Myra School of BusinessMysuruhttps://www.myra.ac.in
13School of Petroleum
Management, PDPU
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
18Bennett UniversityGreater Noidahttps://www.bennett.edu.in
19Universal Business SchoolNew Delhihttps://universal
20Woxsen School of
Business Management
21Thapar School of ManagementMohalihttps://lmtsom.thapar.edu
22ISBR Business SchoolBangalorehttps://www.isbr.in
23AmrutMody School of Management,
Ahmedabad University
24BSE Institute LimitedNew Delhi
25Amity UniversityRanchi
Greater Noida
26SRM University Chennai, Delhi NCR SonipatTamil Naduhttps://www.srmist.edu.in
27University of Petroleum &
Energy Studies (UPES)
28BML Munjal UniversityHaryanahttps://www.bmu.edu.in
29VIT UniversityTamil Naduhttps://vit.ac.in
30ITM Business School, Navi MumbaiRaipur
Navi Mumbai
31Mody UniversityRajasthanhttp://www.mody
32GITAM School of International
Business, Visakhapatnam
Andhra Pradeshhttps://gim.gitam.edu
33Hyderabad Business School,
GITAM University
34Jindal Global Business school – Delhi/NCRHaryanahttps://jgu.edu.in
35Ansal University, GurgaonHaryanahttps://ansaluniversity.edu.in
36Lovely Professional University,
Phagwara, Punjab
37IIHMR University, Jaipur, RajasthanJaipurhttps://www.iihmr.edu.in
38IFIM CollegeBangalorehttps://ifimcollege.com
39VijayBhoomi UniversityMumbaihttps://vijaybhoomi.edu.in
40ISME – School of Management
& Entrepreneurship
South Africa
41Gordon Institute of Business
Science (GIBS)
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
46Wits Business SchoolJohannesburghttps://www.wbs.ac.za
47Nelson Mandela University Business SchoolPort Elizabethhttp://businessschool.
48University of Cape Town (UCT)Cape Townhttps://www.uct.ac.za
49Johannesburg Business school,
University of Johannesburg
50Tshwane School of Business and
Society, Tshwane University
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
56De La Salle UniversityManilahttps://www.dlsu.edu.ph
57University of Santo Tomas
Graduate School
58St. Paul University ManilaManilahttps://spumanila.edu.ph
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 2019:


College NameNMAT Score
NMIMS (Mumbai)210
NMIMS (Bengaluru)208
NMIMS (Other campuses)200

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