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By: Avantika Bhardwaj on September 13, 2019

Qualifying NMAT by GMAC exam allows students to become a part of leading management programs in India. The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) being the examination conducting authority has declared NMAT Test Window and the exam is scheduled to be conducted from 4th October 2019 to 17th December 2019 and the students are advised to apply as soon as possible.

The last date to apply for NMAT by GMAC is 3rd October 2019.

Before applying for any examination, it is a must to understand the pattern it is designed in and the number and type of questions asked during the examination.

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Exam Pattern of NMAT by GMAC

Students applying for NMAT by GMAC exam must go through previous years' question papers to make themselves familiar with the variety and category of questions asked. Solving last years' question papers may enhance their ability to perform good in NMAT 2019.

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The question paper is generally categorized in three sections. These three sections are as follows:

  • Language Skills
  • Quantitative Skills
  • Logical Reasoning

Each section consists of different number of questions contributing to the total of 120 questions. These 120 questions are allotted to be completed in 120 minutes i.e. 2 hours. The questions paper is made out of NMAT Syllabus.

It becomes easier to score good in the examination as there is no penalty for incorrect answers. Each correct answer is rewarded with +3 marks, but no mark is deducted in case of incorrect one.

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No Negative Marking

Following is the bifurcation of no. of questions asked:


No. of Questions

Language Skills


Quantitative Skills


Logical Reasoning




A positive and much appreciated feature of NMAT Question Paper is that each section is individually timed, and the students get enough time to focus on solving their question paper in an efficient manner.


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