NMAT (NMIMS Management Aptitude Test)

NMAT (NMIMS Management Aptitude Test) 2019-2020

NMAT (NMIMS Management Aptitude Test) is a national level MBA entrance test, which is conducted by GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council). The test will select candidates for admission into Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) and other 23 popular Management colleges across India. NMAT is a computer based test which is conducted for 75 days; begins in 1st week of October and ends in 3rd week of December. The registration for NMAT Exam starts in July every year. The top 5 MBA colleges of India which accepts the NMAT scores are:

  • NMIMS, Mumbai
  • XIM, Bhubaneswar
  • IBS (ICFAI B-schools), Hyderabad
  • VIT, Vellor
  • Alliance University, Bangalore

NMAT 2020 Eligibility

There are no specific eligibility criteria for NMAT; however any graduate from a recognized institution/ university with 50% marks can apply. The eligibility for the test changes as it depends on the requirements of participating colleges. The candidates need to check the eligibility criteria of the colleges to which they are applying before registration. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that they are eligible for the respective colleges of their choice.

NMAT 2020 Application Fees

Registration Fees
Application Registration(Early) INR 2000 + applicable taxes
Application Registration(Late) INR 2500 + applicable taxes
Retake INR 2000 + applicable taxes
Rescheduling INR 1100 + applicable taxes
Additional Score Reports (beyond first five) INR 200 per Score Report + applicable taxes

NMAT 2020 Examination Pattern

The total marks of the NMAT is 120, each question carries 1 mark. The questions are divided into three sections; the students must complete it within 120 minutes/ 2 hours. NMAT offers one relief to the candidates as there is no system of negative marking for any wrong attempts. Along with this NMAT also gives the students three opportunities to improve their scores by retaking the test. The pattern of the exam is as follows;

Sections No. of Questions Time allotted
Language Skills 32 22 minutes
Quantitative Skills 48 60 minutes
Logical Reasoning 40 38 minutes
Total 120 120 minutes

The difficulty level of the NMAT test is moderate and it also gives the candidates their choice of ordering the sections during exam.

Selection Procedure

The NMAT, GMAC, result is released in the official website www.nmac.org.in after 4-5 weeks of conducting the exam. The candidates can view their score card online. Then the shortlisted candidates through NMAT will have to undergo other phases of selection by the concerned colleges that they want to join. These phases include Group Exercise, Personal Interview and Writing Ability Tests. According to the scores secured by candidates in all these phases a final merit list of students is prepared who are eligible to take admission.

The NMAT test gives the applicants enough scopes to improve their scores by giving the chance of attempting the exam 3 times in a session, which helps them to take admission into best colleges. The exam standard is also similar to India’s top Management entrance tests like CAT/XAT etc.

NMAT Exam 2019-2020 Important Dates

Events Date Start Date End
Application Start Date 3rd July 2019 3rd October 2019
Exam Scheduling 3rd July 2019 16th October 2019
Late registration 4th October 2019 14th October 2019
Registration-retake 5th October 2019 14th December 2019
Re-scheduling 3rd July 2019 14th December 2019
Re-take Scheduling 5th October 2019 14th December 2019
Exam date 4th October 2019 17th December 2019
Result Declaration Date Announce soon 2nd week of January 2020
Score Card Download Announce soon 31st March 2020