Last Updated: 14th Sep, 2019

NMAT 2019 Eligibility

By: Avantika Bhardwaj on September 03, 2019

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has defined certain guidelines which specify the eligibility criteria for students willing to take NMAT by GMAC examination. NMAT 2019 registration procedure started on 2nd July 2019 and the exam is scheduled to be conducted from 4th October 2019 to 17th December 2019.

Candidates willing to NMAT 2019 examination must fulfill the requirement of minimum educational qualification defined by concerned authorities.




2nd July 2019 to 3rd October 2019


2nd July 2019 to 16th October 2019

Late Register

4th October 2019 to 14th October 2019

Retake Registration

5th October 2019 to 14th December 2019


2nd July 2019 to 14th December 2019

Examination Date

4th October 2019 to 17th December 2019

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NMAT Eligibility

The eligibility criteria of NMAT Examination as specified by GMAC usually depend on admission/application eligibility criteria of the particular MBA college it offers admission to. Candidates are advised to look for the eligibility requirement for the selected MBA/PGDM program at the chosen institute.

Following are the key points one must consider while filling the application form:

  • Applying candidates must possess a bachelor's degree.
  • They must have secured the required minimum marks in graduation as per the requirement of MBA college.
  • Final year students are also eligible to apply for NMAT by GMAC 2019.
  • Candidates who possess a professional degree such as CA, CS, or ICWA are also eligible to apply for admission.
  • There is no age bar on being eligible to apply for NMAT Examination.
  • Marks obtained by candidates or scores secured by them is calculated based on the guidelines of respective university of institute.

Age Limit

There is no bar to age limit of candidate

Take NMAT multiple times

Candidates' can take NMAT three times during the same session

No negative marking

Calculated guesses indirectly help candidates


Indian + NRI candidates can apply

Work Experience

Candidates with work experience are preferred

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Important Guidelines of NMAT by GMAC Eligibility:

  • Application Fee is not Refunded

Candidates are not given back the amount of application fee they have paid during registration. If the minimum educational qualification is not matched, the candidates are not liable to have their amount refunded.

  • Preferred Business School Admission Criteria must be Checked

NMAT Eligibility Criteria defined by NMAT strictly instructs the applying candidates to check their eligibility criteria of the particular MBA college first. For any MBA institute accepting NMAT exam score with 50% marks in graduation, the candidates must ensure that they fulfill the criteria to become eligible for admission.

NMAT Eligibility for NMIMS

Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, shortened for NMIMS Mumbai, requires candidates to possess a bachelor's degree in the relevant field with at least 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized university. The admission criteria for NMIMS and NMAT are the same.

NMIMS Accepts only NMAT Exam Score

  • Admission to any of the campuses of NMIMS Business School, Mumbai requires scores obtained by candidates in NMAT by GMAC Examination.

Following is the list of NMIMS Campuses and the programs each campus offers:

NMIMS Campus

Programs Offered


MBA/MBA HR/MBA Analytics and Decision Science


MBA Pharmaceuticals Management

Navi Mumbai








Additional Requirements for NMIMS

  • NMIMS clearly specifies that the candidates with two or more than two years of work experience after the completion of graduation are preferred.
  • Candidates must have appeared in exams of all the subjects before the respective program is commenced at NMIMS.

About NMAT by GMAC

NMAT by GMAC is a national level MBA entrance examination conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). It is a computer-based test qualifying which leads to MBA Admissions 2020 in top MBA institutions.

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Following is the list of institutions one can get admission to after qualifying the examination:

Institutes' Name




SDA Bocconi Asia Center

Xavier University

ICFAI Business School


Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University

Jain University – CMS Business School

Alliance University

School of Inspired Leadership

Shiv Nadar University

Athena School of Management

Bennett University

Universal Business School

Woxsen School of Business Management

Thapar School of Management

ISBR Business School

Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University

BSE Institute Limited

Amity University

SRM University


BML Munjal University

VIT University

ITM Business School

Mody University


Jindal Global Business School

Ansal University

Lovely Professional University

IIHMR University


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