NMAT (Management Aptitude Test)

NMAT Overview

NMAT or NMIMS Management Aptitude Test is conducted by GMAC (Graduate Management Aptitude Council) for admission towards various MBA programs offered by reputed organizations of the country. NMAT 2020 will be conducted from November 4th 2020 to 30th January 2021. The medium of examination is English which has been conducted every year at regular intervals of time. The results are expected to be released in the month of February 2021. Candidates can download the result within 48 hours of its declaration.

NMAT 2021 Exam Highlights

Features Details 
Exam NameNMIMS Management Aptitude Test
Conducting BodyGraduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)
Exam LevelNational
FrequencyOnce a year (75-day test window)
Duration180 minutes
SyllabusLanguage Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning
Pattern108 Questions
FeesRs 2000
Exam PurposeAdmission into top business schools of India such as NMIMS, SP JIMR, ISB, XIMB, VIT, ICFAI, Shiv Nadar, SDA Bocconi, LM Thapar, etc.
Course OfferedMBA/PGDM
No. of Test Cities46
Exam Helpdesk No. 0120 4397855
Exam Website https://www.nmat.org/

NMAT Eligibility Criteria

The following are the eligibility criteria for NMAT:

  • The candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree from a recognized University with a minimum 50% aggregate as score.
  • The candidate can apply the exam a maximum of 3 times including the times the candidate was unable to attend the exam.
  • There is no age limit regarding the exam.
  • 2-3 years of experience will be preferred during the admission.

NMAT 2021 Important Dates

Registration (Main)September 14, 2020 (Monday)November 20, 2020 (Friday)
Exam scheduleSeptember 14, 2020 (Monday)December 2, 2020 (Wednesday)
Late registration windowNovember 21, 2020 (Saturday)November 30, 2020 (Monday)
Registration retakeNovember 5, 2020 (Thursday)January 17, 2021 (Sunday)
ReschedulingSeptember 14, 2020 (Monday)January 17, 2021 (Sunday)
Date of examNovember 4, 2020 (Wednesday)January 30, 2021 (Saturday)
Declaration of resultFebruary, 2021
Scorecard download window48 Hours till exam

NMAT Registration

The registration process for NMAT is conducted by GMAC. Registration process for NMAT began on September 14th 2020 and will end on 20th November 2020. The process includes the following steps:

  • The applicant is required to visit the official website.
  • Then create an account and proceed with the registration, by providing all the necessary details like educational qualification, experience etc. and keep the user id and password for future requirement.
  • Candidate is then required to upload a photograph and select a school.
  • Finally, submit the form by paying the application fees i. e. 2000 INR + taxes, but late fees charge an extra amount of 500 INR

NMAT 2021 Exam Pattern

This national level exam is conducted through online mode. Candidates give a 2 hour computer based exam consisting of MCQ type questions.

The entire question paper is divided into three sections:

  1. Logical Reasoning
  2. Quantitative skills
  3. Language Skills

The language skill section contains a total of 36 questions which has been allotted 28 minutes. Logical Reasoning section contains 36 questions which have been allotted 42 minutes. Quantitative Skills also contains 36 questions with a time limit of 52 minutes. There is no negative marking for any question. Each correct answer is awarded with 1 mark.

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NMAT Syllabus

NMAT 2020 exam syllabus of consists three sections with various topics in each. The detailed syllabus structure of the syllabus in given below;

Language SkillsUse of Antonyms, Synonyms, Idioms, Clauses, Analogies, Corrections of grammatical errors, Choose the correct preposition, Fill in the blanks, Usage of Parts of speech, Tenses, Conditional Reading, Comprehension Passages, Jumbled Sentences, Syntax, Vocabulary Usages, Phrasal Verbs, Sentence Correction and usage word meaning
Logical ReasoningCritical Reasoning, Numeric grid Course of Action Calendars Statement Conclusions Puzzles Course of action Coding and Decoding Syllogisms Blood relations Family Tree Series Strong and weak arguments Multi-dimensional arrangements symbol based questions Statement and Inference Statement and assumptions
Quantitative Ability and Data InterpretationTrigonometry Algebra (linear and quadratic equation) Solid Geometry Quantitative skills Mensuration Percentage Line Graph Probability Coordinate Geometry Modem Maths Permutations and Combinations Mixture & Solution/ Allegations Statistics Bar Graph Set theory Vienn Diagram Pie chart and tables 2D and 3D Geometry Number Systems Arithmetic (Profit & Loss, Average, Time & Work, Percentage, Ratio, Interest, Proportion among others, Man days and work

NMAT 2021 Test Center List

Below is the list of region-wise Indian cities for the exam centres of NMAT 2020.

RegionExam Cities
NorthAgra, Allahabad, Chandigarh, Ghaziabad, Lucknow, Noida, Patiala, Varanasi, Jammu, Kanpur, Dehradun, Delhi, Faridabad, Gurgaon
SouthBengaluru, Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Mangalore, Kochi, Vizag, Vijaywada, Hyderabad, Manipal, Mysore, Tiruchirapalli, Vellore
EastGuwahati, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Patna, Ranchi, Shillong, Bhubaneswar
WestAurangabad, Rajkot, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune, Pilani, Surat, Vadodara
CentralBhilai, Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Raipur

NMAT Result

NMAT results are declared on the official website. Candidates need to click on the link provided and type the user id and password generated at the time of registration. Then date of birth and essential credentials are to be typed after which the candidate will be able to see his/ her results.

NMAT Cut-off

The cut-off score of NMAT is accepted by more than 30 B-schools for MBA admission. Colleges short candidates based on both overall cut-off and sectional cut-off. Cut-off scores are usually set based on the number of B-schools participating for selecting the students based on their NMAT score for either their MBA/PGDM courses. Below mentioned are the names of the colleges accepting NMAT exam along with their cut-off scores;

MBA collegeExpected NMAT cut off percentile score
NMIMS, Mumbai94
NMIMS, Bangalore91
NMIMS, Hyderabad90
XIM, Bhubaneswar90
VIT, Vellore85
SRM University, Chennai80
SDA Bocconi, Mumbai70+
IBS (ICFAI B-schools), Hyderabad & 9 other cities70
Alliance University, Bangalore70
BSE Institute Ltd, Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad70
Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida (Delhi NCR)70
WOXSEN, Hyderabad70
Amity University, Noida (Delhi NCR)65
Thapar School of Management, Mohali65
UPES, Dehradun65
BML Munjal University, Gurgaon65
ITM, Navi Mumbai65
GSIB, Visakhapatnam65
Mody University, Laxman Garh (Jaipur)60
HBS, Hyderabad60