NMAT by GMAC is an important national level MBA entrance test leading to admission in top MBA colleges like NMIMS Mumbai, XIM Bhubaneswar and many other Universities & B-schools. Last year, 88,000 candidates took NMAT by GMAC exam. NMIMS Mumbai, ranked amongst the top B-schools in India, accepts only NMAT by GMAC exam score. Graduate Management Global Connection (GMGC) is administering NMAT. GMGC is a subsidiary of Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).

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NMAT exam, which you may know as NMIMS Management Admission Test (although now it is officially known as NMAT by GMAC) is a computer-based test. It is important for those candidates who wish to take admission in the leading management schools of India.

NMAT 2018 Start End
Exam Date 04 Oct 2018 3rd week of December 2019

Highlights of NMAT

  • 4 new test centres have been added to the list of international centres-Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh & Srilanka
  • 20 new test centres have been introduced in India
  • GMAC has activated an account which covers exam registration process, exam scheduling, admit card, score card, NMAT study material etc.
  • GMAC has also added the facility of Mobile wallets for easy payment using 12 leading mobile wallets
  • 23 leading institutions accept the NMAT by GMAC
  • Exam can be taken 3 times by the candidate in a given admission cycle
  • There is NO negative marking
  • Multiple Login Methods- Login through Facebook, Google, One Time Password (OTP), previous year credentials
  • Additional Payment Options- International credit card, UPI
  • Improved Official NMAT Prep -Resources Enhanced diagnostics for NMAT Prep online exam, Free online exam with OG

NMAT Exam Pattern

NMAT has been taking place in Computer-based format since 2009. This year, as well, it is to be conducted in online mode only. Candidate’s receive question paper containing total 120 Multiple type questions to be completed in 120 minutes

Question paper consists topics covering 3 sections: Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning. From Language Skills Portion, possible number of questions asked may lie somewhere around 32 to be completed in 22 minutes ideally. Then, from Quantitative Skills portion, candidates get around 27-48 questions to be completed in 60 minutes. And finally, from LR section, you may get 40 questions and to complete this section, you should spend 38 minutes ideally. The time allotted to each section must not exceed. The automatic timer shuts the page when time is up. The examinee will not be able to return to the previous section if the clock stops. Therefore, you are advised to utilize the time ideally.

Section No. of Questions Marks per question Allotted Time
Language Skills 32 3 22 minutes
Quantitative Skills 48 3 60 minutes
Logical Reasoning 40 3 38 minutes
Total 120 questions 360 marks 120 minutes

Test Centre Locations

The NMAT by GMAC™ exam is conducted at 58 test centres across 44 cities throughout India and at 4 International centres.

Domestic Test Centres

* Some cities have multiple test centres to choose from.

Cities Region
Agra, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Delhi, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Jammu, Kanpur, Lucknow, Noida, Patiala, Varanasi North
Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune, Pilani, Surat, Vadodara West
Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Hyderabad, Manipal, Mysore, Tiruchirapalli, Vellore, Vizag, Vijaywada South
Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Raipur Central
Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Patna, Ranchi, Shillong East

NMAT Score Range

The scorecard consists of the Final score including a scaled score section wise. The total score of NMAT Result is displayed as the percentile ranking.

Section Score Range
Quantitative Skills 0-144
Language Skills 0-96
Logical Reasoning skills 0-120
Total 0-360

The candidates are to log into their NMAT account. After evaluating the final percentile, score is sent to the selected schools.

Which universities accept NMAT Score?

  • SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad
  • Xavier University, Bhubaneswar
  • MISB Bocconi, Mumbai
  • ICFAI Business School (IBS), Hyderabad and other locations
  • Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida
  • Alliance University, Bangalore
  • VIT University, Vellore
  • Amity University, Delhi NCR
  • Thapar School of Management, Chandigarh
  • Woxsen School of Business Management, Hyderabad
  • University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun
  • GITAM School of International Business, Visakhapatnam
  • Hyderabad Business School, GITAM University, Hyderabad
  • SRM University, Chennai
  • BML Munjal University, Delhi
  • Mody University, Rajasthan

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