NMAT Counselling 2020-21: Dates, Seat Allotment, Documents required

Exam Date : February 2, 2021 To February 8, 2021
Result Date : February 12, 2021

The NMAT Selection Process 2021 will begin once the results 2021 has been released. The selection procedure will consist of 3 rounds; a Written Ability Test (WAT), a Group Discussion (GD) round and a Personal Interview (PI) round. The NMAT exam 2021 is from February 2, 2021 to February 8, 2021. The results are likely to be released on February 12, 2021. Soon after the results are out, the NMAT cut off 2021 scores will be released by the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) and the other colleges accepting NMAT scores. Candidates have to meet the minimum cut off criteria in the exam to be eligible for the NMAT Selection Process. NMIMS will release the call letter for the process, and only the list of shortlisted candidates will be able to appear for the further rounds in the selection process.

NMAT Selection Process 2021 Dates
Event Dates
NMAT 2021 Exam February 2, 2021 to February 8, 2021 
NMAT 2021 Results February 12, 2021 
NMAT Selection Procedure 2021 To be announced

NMAT Selection Process 2021

The NMAT Selection Procedure has 4 steps associated with it. It will begin with the registration process. The 4 important aspects of the NMAT Selection Criteria are as follows:

  • Candidates will have to register and appear for the NMAT 2021 exam. The exam is dated from February 2, 2021 to February 8, 2021. A candidate can appear thrice in the NMAT 2021 exam.
  • The next step in the NMAT Selection Process 2021 will happen upon the declaration of the NMAT 2021 results. Once the results are out, NMIMS along with all the participating B-Schools will release their respective cut-offs. Candidates have to meet the minimum cut off criteria to be eligible for the further rounds.
  • Based on their scores in the NMAT 2021 exam, candidates will be shortlisted for the further rounds of Group Discussion (GD), the Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). A call letter will be issued on the official NMIMS website. Candidates will be awarded scores based on their performance in the GD and PI rounds.
  • Candidates will be selected for admissions based on their scores in the screening rounds. Each participating institute has a different weightage in regards to the NMAT score.

NMAT Selection Process: Group Discussion (GD)

Almost all the B-schools accepting NMAT scores have the Group Discussion (GD) round as a mandatory part of the NMAT Selection Process. Candidates will be assessed on the following factors.

  • Based on their knowledge on topics of economics, politics, art, education, culture, and society. 
  • Based on their leadership, communication, managerial and negotiation skills.
  • Based on their personality and demeanour.

Topics in the GD rounds of the NMAT Selection Process will range from social issues to political events, science and technology to finance and economics, along with the current events of the time.

NMAT Selection Process: Written Ability Test (WAT)

The Written Ability Test (WAT) is a new aspect introduced into the NMAT Selection Procedure and it is carried out by a few B-school only. The WAT is designed to test a candidate's ability in grammar, vocabulary, language skill, their writing ability, their expression and clarity of thought.

NMAT Selection Process: Personal Interview (PI)

The Personal Interview (PI) round in the NMAT Selection Procedure is the most common and crucial aspect of the whole process. The PI will be conducted as a panel discussion by 3 to 4 interviewers comprising of B-school faculty and experts from the industry. Candidates will be assessed based on their personality, interests, aptitude and aspirations. The panellists will judge the candidates based on their personality, communications skills and academic performance.

NMAT Selection Process: Documents to be carried

The documents required for nmat selection process are listed below.

  • 10th Marksheet & Passing Certificate
  • 12th Marksheet & Passing Certificate
  • Degree Marksheet (for 1,2,3,4 ……… years), separately for each semester/ trimester. Only if separate mark sheets are not issued by the University / Institute consolidated mark sheets will be accepted.
  • Degree Certificate
  • Provisional Degree Certificate/ Passing Certificate
  • Post Graduate Degree Marksheet, wherever applicable
  • Post Graduate Degree Certificate, wherever applicable
  • AIU Certificate (University Equivalence) is mandatory for those candidates who have completed their graduation from Overseas Universities.
  • Migration Certificate
  • Eligibility Certificate (If required)
  • Work Experience Certificate
  • Medical Fitness Certificate (In Original signed by Registered Medical Practitioner)
  • Mediclaim Policy

NMAT Cut Off

The NMAT Cut Off scores will be decided once the results have been released. Candidates will have to meet the minimum cut off criteria to be eligible for the NMAT Selection Process. The NMAT Cut Off, section-wise scores based on the previous years are mentioned in the table below:

NMAT Cut Off
Section Marks Sectional Cut Off
Language Skills 96 55
Quantitative Aptitude 144 70
Logical Reasoning 120 55
Total 360 180

Colleges Accepting NMAT Scores

Several colleges accept NMAT exam score for the admission process into MBA and PGDM courses. Few of these colleges are mentioned below.

Colleges Accepting NMAT Score
Name of College
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
Alliance University, Bangalore Amity University, Delhi NCR Thapar School of Management, Chandigarh SRM University, Chennai, Delhi NCR Sonipat
Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun Woxsen School of Business Management, Hyderabad BML Munjal University, Delhi
VIT University, Vellore ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai Mody University, Rajasthan Hyderabad Business School, GITAM University, Hyderabad

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Discussion Forum



There no counseling fee charged.

Answer By: Getmyuni

24 Jan 2017



Yes, the qualified candidates will be called for the group discussion round which will be the first round in the NMAT counselling process.

Answer By: Getmyuni

14 Feb 2017



The NMAT counselling process will have three rounds which are as follows: -

  • Entrance test 
  • Group discussion 
  • Personal interview

Answer By: Getmyuni

17 Feb 2017

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