NMAT - NMIMS Management Aptitude Test | NMAT by GMAC

Exam Date : July 2, 2019 To December 17, 2019
Result Date : January 23, 2020

NMAT Exam is a competitive management exam for admission into NMIMS - Narsee Monjee Institute of Management of Studies, scheduled from July 2, 2019 to December 17, 2019. The registration process is completely unique and simple. NMAT Application is available on the official website from July 2, 2019 and the last day to fill the application form is October 3, 2019.

The main intent of the GMAC exam is to select the best students for a management program. In 2019, the NMAT exam is set with comfort for the candidate to give his best. Here the details about NMAT by GMAC rank predictor, syllabus, exam dates, required marks and registration steps for NMAT Exam login are provided below.

  1. What is NMAT Exam?
  2. Courses Offered
  3. NMAT Exam Date
  4. Eligibility criteria for NMAT Exam
  5. NMAT Online Registration Steps
  6. NMAT Exam Accepting Colleges
  7. NMAT Admit Card
  8. NMAT Results
  9. Syllabus for NMAT Exam
  10. NMAT Preparation Tips
  11. NMAT Exam Centres
  12. Admission Process
  13. NMAT FAQ's
  14. Other Top MBA Exams

What is NMAT?

The NMAT full form is NMIMS Management Aptitude Test. It is a national level examination that opens the doors for admission into one of the best University NMIMS.

Some other leading colleges like Xavier University, Bhubaneswar, MISB Bocconi, Mumbai, ICFAI Business School (IBS), Hyderabad and other locations, Alliance University accept NMAT Score.

NMAT is conducted by GMAC™ which is a computer-administered test owned by the Graduate Management Global Connection (India) Private Limited (GMGC), a subsidiary of Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).

NMAT has 75 day window

NMIMS Courses offered

NMIMS Courses Offered
Programs offered No. of seats per program
  • Finance
  • Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Operations & Decision Sciences
MBA Human Resource 60
MBA Decision Science & Analytics (Dual Degree in MBA Decision Science & Analytics, SBM + MS Business Analytics & Information Management, Purdue University) 60
MBA in Pharmaceutical Management 120
PGDM - Bengaluru Campus 180
PGDM - Hyderabad 120
PGDM - Indore 60
PGDM - Navi Campus 60
PGDM - Business Analytics, Mumbai 60
PGDM in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Navi Mumbai 60

MBA / MBA HR Programme
Course Commencement (tentative) : June 8, 2020
Closure of admission (last date of admission): June 24, 2020

NMAT 2019 Exam Dates

Application dates started in the month of July. After the first set of applications are received till October, the conducting authority will be open the window for reapplication.

NMAT Exam Dates
Event From Date To Date
Registration Date July 2, 2019 October 3, 2019
Exam Date July 2, 2019 December 17, 2019
NMAT Results Third week of January
CD/PI February 1-20, 2020

Can we retake NMAT?

A candidate can attempt NMAT for a total of 3 times. But after the first attempt, he or she will have wait for 15 days to retake the exam again. Moreover one can reschedule NMAT if one cannot appear for the appointed time. Aspirants can reschedule NMAT within 72 hours of the previous appointment time.

Who is Eligible for NMAT Exam?

All candidates with a valid bachelor's degree will be eligible for NMAT. Moreover, there is no age limit set by the exam authority. Generally, the qualification for NMAT is classified as below.

Aspirants must have scored at least 50% of the total marks in their bachelor's programme. Be that as it may, candidates with a work experience of 2 to 3 years are generally preferred.

Furthermore, classification is available in the NMAT Eligibility section. Visit the page and learn more.

Exam Highlights

An interesting fact about NMAT is it is one of the easier exams compared to CAT, MAT and CMAT.

NMAT Exam Details
Major Elements Details
Exam Type University Level
Exam Category Post Graduate
Exam Date July 2, 2019 to December 17, 2019
Exam Mode Online
Conducting Body Graduate Management Aptitude Council (GMAC)

NMAT 2019 Registration

Firstly one has to complete the process of registration. It can be done by visiting the official website and entering all the important information which includes a candidate's name, other personal details and academic details. Only after a candidate completes the payment he or she will be considered as registered.

The second step is choosing the b-schools to which the candidate wishes to send the scores. Then it is followed by fee payment. After this one can download the admit card. You are asked to follow application process for NMAT to clear all the confusion while filling the application form.

NMAT - 3 attempts in a year

NMAT Exam Score Accepting Colleges

  1. SVKM's Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad
  2. Alliance University, Bangalore
  3. Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida
  4. VIT University, Vellore
  5. GITAM School of International Business, Visakhapatnam
  6. Xavier University, Bhubaneswar
  7. Amity University, Delhi NCR
  8. University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun
  9. ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai
  10. Jindal Global Business school - Delhi/NCR
  11. SDA Bocconi Asia Center, Mumbai
  12. Thapar School of Management, Chandigarh
  13. Woxsen School of Business Management, Hyderabad
  14. Mody University, Rajasthan
  15. ICFAI Business School (IBS), Hyderabad and other locations
  16. SRM University, Chennai, Delhi NCR Sonipat
  17. BML Munjal University, Delhi
  18. Hyderabad Business School, GITAM University, Hyderabad
  19. ISBR Business School, Bengaluru, Karnataka
  20. Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad
  21. BSE Institute Limited, Mumbai
  22. Bennett University - Delhi, NCR

NMAT 2019 Admit Card

NMAT 2019 Admit Card can be downloaded by the candidate from his or her NMAT by GMAC™ login account. In addition to the admit card one has to bring the confirmation mail and show it or candidates can take a printout of it.

Moreover, they have to produce an original document for photo id and signature id.

After registration, one must download the admit card and bring it to the exam hall. It will be signed by a designated officer. During admission, some b-schools will demand the NMAT Admit Card and hence it is necessary to keep it safe.

More information about the admit card is available in the NMAT Call Letter Page.

NMAT Result - Scorecard

After four to 5 weeks of the commencement of the test, the scores will be sent via mail to the candidate. One has to log in to his or her NMAT by GMAC™ account to access the results

After the final percentile is released, the scorecard will be sent to the concerned schools as mentioned by the candidate.

Details regarding the contents on the scorecard and percentile calculation and some more elaborate information on the score is available on NMAT Result section.

What is the syllabus of NMAT Exam?

GMAC has updated the syllabus of NMAT and it has three major sections they are the English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Logical Reasoning.

PDF of the syllabus for NMAT has been attached in the syllabus section.

What makes NMAT easier than CAT?

Preparing for MBA exams becomes very tiresome and hard if one is not strong with the basics. However, along with this, a candidate has to face some more challenges that include competition and difficulty of the exam paper. As a matter of fact, any aspirant would have to face both of the above-mentioned challenges in CAT exam.

While in NMAT Exam the competition drops down considerably. Every year a little over 90,000 candidates appear for NMAT. And the difficulty of the paper is also relatively less.

The 75 day window period that NMAT offers candidates also makes this exam exclusive. To know more about it read on. Take a closer look on other MBA Exams and compare it before deciding to take NMAT. An elaborate analysis is provided in the syllabus section.

NMAT 2019 Exam pattern

The number of questions in the exam as per paper pattern is 120 which has to be answered within a span of 120 minutes. The exam has three sections which are Language skills, Quantitative aptitude, and logical reasoning skills.

How to prepare for NMAT?

Answer to this question cannot be given in a nutshell because the preparation strategy varies from person to person. However, we have shared important tips briefly below.

Tip 1: Choose the right study material for this test.

Tip 2: Practice as many mocks and analyze each mock extensively.

Tip 3: Stick to the basics and revise them.

The longer version of this and a list of reference books are available in the reference books section.

NMAT Test Cities

Candidates can choose test centres from the 58 exam centres from the four zones. NMAT is an online test conducted in 58 locations in 44 cities across India and at 4 International centres. Learn more about NMAT exam centres before filling the registration form.

NMIMS Admission Process

After the results are out candidates can visit the NMIMS official website and check the list of shortlisted candidates. If an aspirant is selected then he or she can download the call letter and attend the admission process.

The counselling process for NMAT generally consists of CD (Case Discussion) and PI (Personal Interview) rounds. After these rounds, the final merit list will be posted on the official website of NMIMS college.

Contact Information

Grievance Officer

  • Name:

    Sukant Chakraborty

  • Address:

    Graduate Management Global Connection (India) Private Limited, 405, 4th Floor, Suncity Business Tower, Golf Course Road, Sector 54, Gurgaon 122 002 India

  • Email:

    nmatsupport@gmac.com or nmatprivacy@gmac.com

  • Phone:


  • Time:

    Mon to Fri (9:00 to 18:00) IST.


Q: Is the exam conducted in offline mode?

No. NMAT is conducted in online mode only.

Q: What is the exam pattern?

The NMAT question paper consists of 120 objective type questions and is divided into three sections.

Q: What is the marking scheme?

For every correct answer, the candidate will be awarded one mark and there is no negative marking.

Q: Can a candidate switch between sections during the exam?

No. A candidate cannot switch between the sections during the exam. A certain period of time is allotted for answering all three sections. Once the allotted time is completed, the answers in that section cannot be edited.

Q: Can the section order be chosen by candidates?

Yes. Candidates can choose the order of the sections.

Q: Is working experience considered as a criterion?

Candidates with a working experience of minimum two years will have high chances of getting admission into the college.

Q: What is the minimum qualification required?

Candidates should have scored a minimum of 50% aggregate in their full-time Bachelor's Degree. Candidates who completed their Bachelor's Degree through distance education will be not be considered eligible to apply for the job.

Q: What is the qualification required for MBA in Pharmaceutical Management?

Applicants should have a minimum of four-year certification in MBBS, Pharmacy, Life Science, BDS, BHMS, Science, BAMS, B.Sc or M.Sc in Biotechnology, B.Tech in Bio-Tech or Bio-Medical Degree.

Q: Are international students eligible to apply for NMAT?

Yes. International students are also eligible to apply for the exam.

Q: What is the qualification required for International students?

Students must have a Bachelor's degree with an aggregate of minimum 50% and they must also have a GMAT score of 600 or above. Students with more than two years of work experience are favored.

Q: What are the criteria considered for shortlisting the candidates?

Shortlisting of the candidates is done based on their performance in NMAT 2019, group discussion, and personal interview.

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Colleges which accept [NMAT]

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Manish Kumar
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Marketing), batch of 2018
01 Jun 2019
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

1.The eligibility criteria were:- 

a. 50% is the minimum requirement in educational qualification.

b. Must have written any competitive exam like NMAT/MAT/CAT.

c. Should clear alliane GD/PI.

2. I took admission in alliance through NMAT.

3. Through NMAT, the score required  was 140. 

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Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM], batch of 2018
18 Mar 2019
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Eligibility Criteria: A graduate of pursuing a final year of graduation

Entrance exam: IBSAT, NMAT

Cut off: 50% in the final year of graduation.

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Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management [PGDMM], batch of 2019
20 Feb 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

This is among the best colleges in Bengaluru for PGD program. Its a lush green campus having all the facilities like boardroom style classrooms, auditorium, WiFi, state of the art library, laundry, residential hostel, grocery store. The course they provide is up to industry standard. You will get a practical exposure to what is corporate world about. You will get prepared and placed well. Love the environment as it is full of green trees. Its a nice place to study. CAT, MAT, XAT, GMAT, GRE, CMAT, NMAT are accepted.

Want to get in ?
Master of Business Administration [MBA], batch of 2019
14 Feb 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

The eligibility criteria for the MBA program in NMIMS is a graduate (3yrs / 4yrs. Work experience is not mandatory but definitely has a weight. To secure an admission the first step is to write NMAT by GMAC. There are 3 attempts and the best score would be sent to the institution. After this, the interview and gdpi would be scheduled for which you will have to travel to Mumbai. The typical cut off for the course is 208 and there are sectional cut-offs as well which vary every year. However, their range is around 85-90 percentile

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Post Graduate Diploma in Management [PGDM], batch of 2019
20 Jan 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

CMAT, CAT, NMAT are the entrance exam to get the admission in this college. The cutoff is around 60%.

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Master of Business Administration [MBA], batch of 2020
26 Oct 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

I wrote the NMAT exam to get admissions and the cutoff is 180.


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, batch of 2019
29 Aug 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

I am pursuing my MBA degree plus PGDM with dual specialisation and criteria for it was more than 75 percentile in CAT, CMAT, NMAT and MH CET. I got admission through NMAT. My overall profile evaluation was undertaken before shortlisting.

Want to get in ?
Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM], batch of 2019
20 Jul 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Entrance exam : CAT/XAT/ NMAT/ X-GMAT. Entarnce exam I took : NMAT  Cutoff : 90+

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Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Computer Science and Engineering), batch of 2015
30 Mar 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
  • The Candidate must have completed 10+2 or equivalent exam with a minimum 60% marks.
  • The Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management & Engineering conducts an entrance called NMAT which every candidate need to appear for who are seeking for an admission.
  • There is no fixed cut-off, the rank of the candidate is considered for admission.

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Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM], batch of 2015
12 Dec 2016
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process


  • The ICFAI Business School, [IBS] Hyderabad has total 9 campuses throughout India providing MBA/PGDM  degrees.
  • The entrance exam to be given for the entrance is CAT, IBSAT, NMAT.
  • Since for IBSAT, the criterion is never revealed, you simply get a result informing you about the clearance of exam, followed by the location for group discussion and personal interview.

Discussion Forum

NMAT 2017 post graduate level exam

Is the NMIMS exam a post graduate level exam?

Asked By: Rishika Yadav,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Yes, the NMAT exam is a post graduate level exam.

NMAT 2017 NMIMS full form

What is the full form for NMIMS?

Asked By: Pushan Mukhopadyay,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The full form of NMIMS is Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Study.

NMAT 2017 Computer Based test

Is the NMAT exam a computer based test?

Asked By: Melanie Roy,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Yes, the NMAT exam is a computer based entrance test.

NMAT 2017 Exam

When is the NMAT exam?

Asked By: Mohammed Danish,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The NMAT exam will be held from October to December 2017.

NMAT 2017 Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Study (NMIMS)

Can you give me a brief about the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Study (NMIMS)?

Asked By: Caren Colaco,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Study (NMIMS) has a legacy of 35 years. NMIMS is one of the top 10 B-schools in India and has also emerged as a multi-disciplinary University with four campuses at Mumbai, Shirpur, Bengaluru & Hyderabad and it also has 11 constituent schools that include Management, Engineering, Pharmacy, Architecture, Commerce, Business Economics, Science, Law, Aviation, Liberal Arts & Distance Learning. Today more than 12000 students and 450 full-time faculty members are part of India's most sought after academic community i.e. NMIMS.

NMAT 2017 Query regarding exam level

Is NMAT an undergraduate level exam?

Asked By: Anita Mishra,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

No, the NMAT exam is a postgraduate level exam.

NMAT 2017 Purpose

Why is the NMAT exam conducted?

Asked By: Jagadish R,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) is conducted for admissions to MBA or other management degree programmes.

NMAT 2017 Exam level

Is the NMAT exam a National level exam?

Asked By: Lovelin Pereira,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The NMAT exam is a national level computer based entrance test.

Change in Content of NMAT 2017

I have heard that the content of the NMAT 2017 will change this year? Is it true?

Asked By: Sagar Goud,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The content will not change for the NMAT by GMAC.

The exam will be a multiple-choice question paper that includes Quantitative Ability, Language Skills and Logical Reasoning.

Addition of Balance time to next sections of NMAT 2017 sections

If a test taker completes answering and reviewing a section before the allotted section time completion, does the balance time get added to the next section(s)?

Asked By: Vybahv Sagar,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

No, one cannot add balance time of one section to the other.

If a test taker completes answering and reviewing a section before the allotted section time expires, he/she may choose either to revise the section or move to the next section, but the balance time cannot be added on to the next section timing.