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Last Updated: 3rd Oct, 2019

What is NMAT ?

NMAT by GMAC Exam is one of the MBA Entrance Examinations conducted for admission to MBA and PGDM programs in premium management colleges across the country. The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) is the administrator and conducting body of the examination. Candidates seeking admission to the top Business Schools take NMAT by GMAC examination to pursue their career in the field of management.

NMAT by GMAC Exam is scheduled to be conducted from 4th October 2019 to 17th December 2019

Why Take the NMAT by GMAC?

NMAT by GMAC holds its importance by being one...

NMAT by GMAC Exam is one of the MBA Entrance Examinations conducted for admission to MBA and PGDM programs in premium management colleges across the country. The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) is the administrator and conducting body of the examination. Candidates seeking admission to the top Business Schools take NMAT by GMAC examination to pursue their career in the field of management.

NMAT by GMAC Exam is scheduled to be conducted from 4th October 2019 to 17th December 2019

Why Take the NMAT by GMAC?

NMAT by GMAC holds its importance by being one of the most sought-after management level entrance examinations. Following are the five main reasons why students must take NMAT entrance examination:

  • Candidates willing to pursue their career in Management programs such as MBA or any other graduate management degree must consider taking NMAT by GMAC exam.
  • Several leading management institutions in the country accept NMAT Scores.
  • It analyzes and measures candidates' skills that are required to succeed in a business school.
  • There are various features of NMAT that have been designed to instill students with confidence to perform to the best of their ability. These features are:
    • Taking the Test multiple times
    • Choosing the section order
    • Revision of your answer
    • No negative marking
  • Designed for candidates' convenience wherein, the candidates can choose a date, time, and location suitable to them. They can even register for NMAT by GMAC exam from their mobile phones.

Facts about NMAT by GMAC:

Name of the Examination

NMIMS Management Aptitude Test

Official Website

nmat.org.in

Conducting Authority

Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)

Mode of the Examination

Online Computer Based Test

Examination Type

National Level Examination

Application Mode

Online

NMAT by GMAC Testing Window

75 Days (October to December)

Number of Attempts one can take

3

NMAT Exam Application Fee

INR 2000

Total Number of Questions

120

No. of Sections in the Exam

3

Courses Offered

MBA/PGDM

NMAT Application Procedure

As per the information released by GMAC, NMAT Registration 2019 started from 2nd July 2019 and the registration process can be completed through online mode i.e. by visiting the official website of NMAT, nmat.org.in. The registration window will remain open till 3rd October 2019.

Examination

NMAT by GMAC

Registration Starts

2nd July 2019

Registration Ends

3rd October 2019

Late Registration

4th October 2019 to 14th October 2019

Exam Dates

4th October 2019 to 17th December 2019

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NMAT by GMAC Application Procedure include three steps to be completed. Following are the steps:

  1. Registration
  2. Filing of Application Form
  3. Payment of Application Fee

NMAT Registration Process allows students to choose Exam Date, Exam Schedule, Test City, etc. as per their convenience. The registration process is completed through following steps:

  • Visit the official website of NMAT i.e. nmat.org.in.
  • Create an account using a valid email address.
  • Provide all the personal and professional details along with the list of programs to send score.
  • Choose the schools to send your scores to.
  • Upload your passport sized photograph.
  • Process the payment of application fee.

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NMAT Admit Card

After the successful completion of NMAT Registration Process and Filling of the Application Form, the candidates eagerly wait for admit card. NMAT Admit Card is expected to be released by GMAC during the first week of September 2019. The release of admit card takes place on the official website of NMAT.

  • Candidates applying during or after the month of September 2019 can download their admit card right after 24 hours of registration.
  • It is an essential document that must be carried during the examination.

The candidates are advised to visit the official website of NMAT and follow the below mentioned steps to download the admit card:

  • Visit the official website of NMAT i.e. nmat.org.in.
  • Click on “Download Admit Card” tab.
  • Enter the registered email id and password.
  • The Admit Card reflects on the computer screen.
  • Candidates must ensure that all the details on their admit card are correct.

In case of any discrepancy in NMAT Admit Card, the candidates must report to NMAT Helpdesk by calling at 7863008300 or marking an email to nmatsupport@gmac.com.

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NMAT Eligibility Criteria

Before taking NMAT by GMAC 2019, it is very important to know if you fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria defined by GMAC or not. NMAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria are regulated and governed by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).

Candidates must note the following points while applying for the examination:

  • They must possess a bachelor's degree in any field securing at least 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized university.
  • Students with work experience of at least 2 year after graduation are given preference.
  • Candidates with nationality both Indian and NRI can apply for the examination.

It must be noted, the eligibility criteria may vary as per the allotted college.

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NMAT Exam Pattern

The level of NMAT Exam can be considered Moderately Difficult. Each student is provided with three attempts (First attempt with maximum of two retakes during one session) to ensure good marks in the examination. The exam can be said to share similarities with the other leading MBA entrance examinations such as CAT, SNAP, XAT, etc.

It is a computer-based entrance examination with Multiple Choice Questions type of questions. There are three sections namely Language Skills, Quantitative Skills, and Logical Reasoning.

NMAT Exam Sections

Language Skills

Quantitative Skills

Logical Reasoning

 

  • The students are given choice to select the section they wish to solve first.
  • There are total 120 questions to be solved in 2 hours.
  • These 120 questions contribute to a total of 360 marks.
  • Each correct answer is rewarded with 3 marks and there is no negative marking.

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NMAT Syllabus

The syllabus of NMAT by GMAC examination has seen some minute changes over the past few years but it has not changed the way NMAT question paper is designed. There are three major sections in NMAT Exam namely Language Skills, Quantitative Ability, and Logical Reasoning.

Each section comprises of various topics and sub-topics out of which the question paper is made.

Syllabus for Language Skills

  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Comprehension

Syllabus for Logical Reasoning

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Analytical Reasoning

Syllabus for Quantitative Skills

  • Arithmetic
  • Algebra
  • Geometry and Mensuration
  • Modern Mathematics
  • Data Interpretation

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NMAT Paper Analysis

Paper Analysis generally includes comparison of one or more previous years' question papers. Since there have been no such changes in previous years' exam pattern. Understanding the type of questions asked during the examination increases the chances of qualifying it.

The question paper is designed in below mentioned pattern:

Section

No. of Questions

Language Skills

32

Quantitative Skills

48

Logical Reasoning

40

Total

120

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NMAT 2019 Important Dates

NMAT schedule for the current year has been released by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). According to the schedule, the examination will be conducted between October 4, 2019 to December 17, 2019. The result of the same will be declared in the third week of January 2020

Event Start Date End Date
Registrations  July 2, 2019 October 3, 2019
Scheduling  July 2, 2019 October 16, 2019
Late Registration  October 4, 2019 October 16, 2019

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NMAT 2019 Eligibility

The eligibility criteria of NMAT examination is prescribed by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). The candidates who qualify NMATexamination will be eligible for MBA admissions in NMIMS and 25 other business schools. According to the eligibility criteria prescribed by the GMAC, any candidate who has completed Bachelors' degree from a recognized university or institute with a minimum of 50 percent aggregate can appear NMAT examination. Candidates with work experience are given preference during admission. 

NMAT by GMAC Eligibility Criteria in Detail:

  • Candidate must hold a bachelor's degree (10+2+3/4) in any discipline from a recognized university or Institute.
  • Candidates must have at least 50% score in aggregate in their graduation.
  • Candidates with work experience of two or more years after graduation will be favored for admission to all full-time programmes according to Admission Information Handout of Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS).

NMAT 2019 Application Procedure

The online application process of NMAT examination commences in the month of July and the same continues till October. Usually, the application form of NMAT is available for 3 months. The candidates can also apply after the due date until 10 days by paying the late fee, as prescribed by the examination conducting authority.

Steps to apply for NMAT:

Step 1: Registration:

  • Visit the official website of NMAT and click on ‘Register Now'.
  • Provide the candidates' name, country, mobile number, email id, password and submit the form.
  • The candidate will receive an authentication email on the registered email id.
  • The candidate is required to verify it and log in again to the official website by entering the registered email id and password.

Step 2: Selection of Management School:

  • The next step involves providing personal information, contact information, education, work experience, institute and course preferred, and other additional information.
  • The candidate can provide 5 options of preferred institute without any additional payment. The candidates applying for more than 5 institutes will be required to pay INR. 200 per institute.

Step 3: Uploading Photograph:

Application Fees

The application fee of NMAT examination can be paid through online as well as offline modes. The online mode includes fee payment via Debit Card, Credit Card or Net Banking. The candidates paying the fee through offline mode must issue a demand draft in favor of Graduate Management Global Connection (India), Private Limited. The demand draft will be payable at Gurgaon and need to be sent at GMAC C/O Green Clouds 6708, DLF Phase IV, Gurgaon – 122002 Haryana.

NMAT Application Fee Details are as follows:

Service Fee
Test Registration (Early) INR 2000+ Applicable charges
Test Registration (Late) INR 2500+ Applicable charges
Retake INR 2000+ Applicable charges
Reschedule INR 1100+ Applicable charges
Additional Score Report (beyond first seven) INR 200 per Score Report + applicable taxes

NMAT 2019 Admit Card

NMAT Admit Card is released by the GMAC within 24 hours after successful registration and Application Fee payment. The Admit Card is an important document for the candidates appearing for NMAT as the candidate is required to carry the Admit Card along with 2 ID proofs to the NMAT examination centre on the test day. The NMAT Admit Card will be carrying registration details and photograph of the candidate.

Steps to download NMAT Admit Card:

  1. The candidate must visit the official website of NMAT to download their respective Admit Card
  2. Provide your login details i.e. your registered email ID and password
  3. Click on the link ‘NMAT Admit Card'. The Admit Card will appear on the screen.
  4. Download it and take a print out for future reference.

Details mentioned on NMAT Admit Card:

NMAT 2019 Preparation Tips

The NMAT Score is accepted for admissions in full-time postgraduate management programmes offered by NMIMS Mumbai, Hyderabad and BengaluruNMAT Score is also accepted by other B-schools such as Alliance University, Amity University, ICFAI University, Thapar University and many others.

The candidate can take the examination 3 times during an academic year but there should be a gap of 15 days between two attempts. If the candidate is not satisfied with his/her performance in the first attempt, then he can appear for other attempts by following the guidelines mentioned by the institute. 

Both General Preparation Tips and Section wise preparation tips of NMAT has been mentioned for the ease of the student- 

Section- Wise Preparation Tips

  1. Language Proficiency

NMAT 2019 Exam Pattern

The NMAT Exam Pattern is prescribed by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). The NMAT Exam Pattern will enable the candidate to understand the type of questions asked, number of questions asked, marking scheme, time duration and many other aspects of the examNMAT examination is a computer-based examination and the time duration of the same is 120 minutes. The question paper will be carrying 120 questions and the candidate must answer each question within a minute to complete the NMAT examination according to the prescribed time. 

NMAT is a 2-hour test containing multiple choice questions. There are three sections: Language Skills, Quantitative Skills, and Logical Reasoning. Each section is individually timed. 

NMAT Exam pattern is as follows:

NMAT 2019 Syllabus

NMAT Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus:

Arithmetic

Algebra

Geometry

Mensuration

Calculus

Trigonometry

  • Number System
  • HCF
  • LCM
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Simplification
  • Percentage
  • Average
  • Age Calculation
  • Time & Work
  • Distances
  • Theory of Equations
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Permutation & Combination
  • Sequence & Series
  • Angles
  • Lines
  • Triangles
  • Circles
  • Areas and Volumes – Rectangles
  • Squares
  • Triangles
  • Circles
  • Cubes
  • Cones
  • Spheres
  • Pipes and Cistern
  • Maxima and Minima
  • Function
  • Trigonometric Ratios
  • Heights and Distances

NMAT Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning and Language Skills Syllabus:

NMAT Previous Years Question Papers

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NMAT Sample Paper 2
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NMAT 2018 Question Paper Analysis

Section Wise Analysis:

Quantitative Skills

  • This section comprised of questions from both Data Interpretation and Quantitative Analysis. According to the candidates, this section was of medium difficulty level. There were questions on geometry, arithmetic, time-based problems, algebra, etc.
  • Candidates with more than 34 accurate attempts can hope to score well in the section.

Language Skills

  • This section was quite easy than expected, and the questions could be attempted within the given time frame. There were two passages of medium difficulty level.
  • Candidates with more than 18 accurate attempts can hope to score well in the section.

Logical Reasoning

Subject Experts

Madhur Mehta NMAT Topper shared his thoughts regarding NMAT Exam:

  • Initially, I spent time in clearing my doubts and learning the basics. Once my doubts were cleared and my basics were strong, I started with the mock tests. I made sure that each day I spend a minimum of 3 hours for solving problems. For cracking NMAT with a good score a person needs to increase his speed of solving problems and this was my basic strategy.
  • I think coaching classes help you to clear your basics along with study materials and mock tests. But in the end, it is the student himself who need to put efforts to crack any MBA exam. If a student is determined by what he wants, then he can get through the entrance exams without any coaching or mentoring.

Preparation Tips:

  • To prepare for language skills it is necessary to read a lot of books and concentrate on increasing your vocabulary.
  • For Quantitative Skills, it is important to clear the basics thoroughly and then practice problem-solving. QS requires time management and accuracy, so one needs to get used to problem-solving at a fast speed.
  • Logical Reasoning practice is very important, you must practice and solve a lot of problems as the questions are easy but are very much time-consuming.

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NMAT 2019 Result

The result of the NMAT examination is declared by the GMAC in the second or third week of January. The result will be declared only for the candidates who appeared for the examination. The NMAT result will be declared in the form of the scorecard. The scorecard will carry percentile obtained by the candidate and it can be downloaded by logging in with User ID and password.

After the declaration of result, the candidates' result and score will be forwarded to the five management schools preferred by the candidate during registration.

Steps to check NMAT Result:

  • Visit the official website of NMAT
  • Log in by entering your registered email id and password
  • Enter the security code and submit the form
  • NMAT Score Card cum Result will appear on the screen
  • Download it and take a print out for further references

NMAT Cut-Offs

Program Sectional Cutoff Overall Cutoff
Full Time MBA Program/MBA Capital Market/MBA HR/MBA Banking

Language Skills (96) - 55

Quantitative Techniques (144) - 74

Logical Reasoning (120) - 61

Total seats 360 - 208
Full Time MBA Pharmaceutical Management

Language Skills (96) - 50

Quantitative Techniques (144) - 50

Logical Reasoning (120) - 50

Total seats 360 - 169
PGDM Bangalore and Hyderabad Campus

Language Skills (96) - 55

Quantitative Techniques (144) - 70

Logical Reasoning (120) - 55

Total seats 360 - 200

NMAT 2019 Selection Procedure

According to the Selection Procedure prescribed by the GMAC, the candidate will be selected on the basis of their NMAT examination score. The NMAT Result is declared in the month of January every year and the selection process are conducted between February to June. According to the selection process, the shortlisted candidates must appear for the selection round at the respective institutes.

NMAT Selection Process comprises of two-steps i.e. the first step is Group Discussion or Writing Ability Test or Case Discussion and the second step is the Personal Interview round.

The score obtained by the candidate in the NMAT examination will be sent to the institutes mentioned by the candidates during the application process. The candidates who qualify the examination will be called for further selection rounds. 

After qualifying the NMAT examination, the next step is to appear for Group Discussion (GD) or Writing Ability Test (WAT) or Case Discussion (CD) and Personal Interview (PI) round. The selection criteria of institutes accepting NMAT Scores may vary. 

NMAT selection procedure involves the following steps:

  • The Institutes accepting NMAT score follow their own selection process for selecting the eligible candidates. According to the selection procedure, the institutes will be shortlisting candidates on the basis of their percentile in NMAT by GMAC 2019. Each Institute will release its own cutoff percentile.
  • The final merit list will be prepared according to the application data in terms of academic profile, work experience, NMAT score, and performance in GD & PI.
  • The selection procedure is purely based on merit.

Documents to be Carried

Candidates need to carry the following documents along on the test day:

  • Confirmation email printout
  • Admit Card: Candidates are required to download their NMAT by GMAC Admit Card from www.nmat.org.in
  • One valid primary ID and another secondary ID in original form must be presented from the list below:

ID Requirements:

  • List of primary IDs (containing your name, photo, and signature)
    • Passport issued by the Government of India
    • PAN Card issued by the Government of India
    • Voter's ID Card
    • UID/Aadhaar Card
  • List of Secondary IDs (containing candidate name and signature)
    • Passport issued by the Government of India
    • PAN Card issued by the Government of India
    • Debit/Credit Card
    • Driver's License
  • One photocopy of the primary ID for submission at the test centre.
  • Important: If you are unable to produce the above forms of valid ID (non– expired, original format), Admit Card or confirmation email printout you will not be admitted into the testing room and you will not receive a test fee refund.
  • Following are not acceptable as IDs on the day of the test:-
    • Learner's driver's license
    • Photocopies (attested or otherwise)
    • Notarized copies
  • Important: If you are unable to produce the above forms of valid ID (non– expired, original format), Admit Card or confirmation email printout you will not be admitted into the testing room and will not receive a test fee refund.

NMAT 2019 Test Center

According to the Selection Procedure prescribed by the GMAC, the candidate will be selected on the basis of their NMAT examination score. The NMAT Result is declared in the month of January every year and the selection process are conducted between February to June. According to the selection process, the shortlisted candidates must appear for the selection round at the respective institutes.

NMAT Selection Process comprises of two-steps i.e. the first step is Group Discussion or Writing Ability Test or Case Discussion and the second step is the Personal Interview round.

The score obtained by the candidate in the NMAT examination will be sent to the institutes mentioned by the candidates during the application process. The candidates who qualify the examination will be called for further selection rounds. 

After qualifying the NMAT examination, the next step is to appear for Group Discussion (GD) or Writing Ability Test (WAT) or Case Discussion (CD) and Personal Interview (PI) round. The selection criteria of institutes accepting NMAT Scores may vary. 

NMAT selection procedure involves the following steps:

  • The Institutes accepting NMAT score follow their own selection process for selecting the eligible candidates. According to the selection procedure, the institutes will be shortlisting candidates on the basis of their percentile in NMAT by GMAC 2019. Each Institute will release its own cutoff percentile.
  • The final merit list will be prepared according to the application data in terms of academic profile, work experience, NMAT score, and performance in GD & PI.
  • The selection procedure is purely based on merit.

Score Evaluation

The final scorecard will include a scaled score for each section, a total score as well as a percentile ranking. Here is the range of scores possible on the different sections of the NMAT by GMAC exam.

  • Quantitative Skills
  • 0-144
  • Language Skills
  • 0-96
  • Logical Reasoning skills
  • 0-120
  • Total
  • 0-360

The window wise scores are released 4-5 weeks after you have taken the test and your scorecard will be updated with scaled scores for all the attempts. You will be notified by email once the scorecard is available and you can download the scorecard by logging into your NMAT by GMAC account. The final percentile rankings for this year will be calculated after all the candidates have taken their exam(s) and will be announced and updated on your scorecard by January.

Scaled Scores and Percentile Scores:

  • Scaled scores - All of the test forms are equated to account for any differences in overall difficulty and the raw test scores are placed on a common scale. This process ensures that scores are comparable across test forms such that the scores are not impacted by different candidates getting different test forms.
  • Final Percentile Scores: The Final Percentiles for each year are calculated at the end of the year after all candidates have completed taking the NMAT by GMAC exam. Your scorecard and the scorecard that is sent to schools will be updated with the final percentiles by January.

Exam Toppers

Madhur Mehta topped the examination last year with 214 percentile. Madhur completed his graduation in Pharmacy and also scored 96.65 percentile in CAT examination.

NMAT Topper Strategy:

  • Started with clearing the basics and vanishing all the doubts.
  • After strengthening the basics, attempted the mock tests and analyzed the mistakes committed.
  • Focused on the weak areas and increased the question-solving speed.
  • Followed the strict time management, speed, accuracy and knowledge plan.
  • In Quantitative Ability, clearing the basics, increasing the speed and accuracy was the main focus.
  • In Logical Reasoning, practiced a lot of questions as this section is very time-consuming.
  • In English Language Skills, improved the vocabulary and practiced the reading comprehension.
  • Took out time for recreation activities also to re-energize oneself for focused studies. 

What's New ?

NMAT exam is now NMAT by GMAC(Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC®))

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