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What is NMAT?

NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) is conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). 

The exam is conducted to seek admissions into the MBA program and PGDM programs of SVKM's Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS). 

SVKM's Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) is one of the best MBA colleges in India. It offers a well-defined course curriculum that aligns with the needs of the industry. 

NMIMS offers its MBA/ PGDM programs in the following 4 Indian cities: 

  • Mumbai
  • Bangalore
  • Hyderabad
  • Indore

Apart from NMIMS, the NMAT score is accepted by other B-schools as well. Below is a list of colleges that accept NMAT scores for granting admissions into their management programs:

  • Xavier School of Human Resource Management, Bhubaneswar
  • SDA Bocconi, Mumbai
  • VIT Business School, Vellore
  • SRM School of Management, Chennai
  • ICFAI Business School- All Campuses
  • Amity Business School- All Campuses
  • Athena School of Management, Mumbai
  • University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun
  • SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (Only for its Post Graduate Programme for Women course)
  • Shiv Nadar University

Apart from the above colleges, many top MBA colleges in Bangalore accept NMAT scores for granting admissions. 

Students can seek MBA admissions in Bangalore in the colleges mentioned below:

NMAT is answered by almost 60,000 students every year. The registration process for the exam will begin on October 10 to December 19, 2022To apply for the exam, candidates must have completed their graduation in a relevant field from a recognized university.  

NMAT Exam Details:

NMAT 2022 Exam Date
October 10 to December 19, 2022
Name of the Examination
NMIMS Management Aptitude Test
Common Name
Conducting Body
Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)
Frequency of the Exam
Once a Year (Across a 75-Day Test Window)
Mode of Examination
Duration of the Exam
120 Minutes 
Total Marks
Exam Level
National Level Exam
Registration Mode
Mode of Exam
Medium of Exam
120 Minutes
Total Number of Papers
Number of Days
75-days Test Window
Maximum number of Attempts
Type of Questions
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

NMAT Exam Dates:

Start of Registration Process

 August 1, 2022

Exam Scheduling Process
October 17, 2022
Last Registration Window
October 12, 2022
Exam Rescheduling Dates
August 1, 2022

Last date for NMAT rescheduling

December 16, 2022
NMAT 2022 Exam

October 10 to December 19, 2022

Retake registrations

October 11 to December 16, 2022

Retake scheduling

October 11 to December 16, 2022

NMAT Registration Process:

Candidates can register and fill the NMAT application form by following the steps mentioned below: 

Step 1: Visit the official website of NMAT by GMAC. 

Step 2: Candidates have to create a personalized dashboard by creating login credentials using your Email ID. 

Step 3: Fill- up the registration form with the following details:

  • Personal Information
  • Details of the Government ID (the same is to be carried on the day of examination)
  • Contact Details
  • Educational Qualifications
  • Work-Experience Details (If any)
  • Selection of Program Preference 
  • Selection of Preferred Schools. 

Step 4: Upload the scanned copy of the photograph and the signature in the required format and size mentioned. 

Step 5: Candidates have to choose their preferred examination centres. 

Step 6: Candidates have to pay the NMAT Fees for the successful completion of the registration process. 

Documents Required: 

  • Scanned copy of a recent passport-size photograph (Maximum Size: 1Mb; Format: JPEG or PNG)
  • Scanned copy of candidate's signature (Maximum Size: 1Mb; Format: JPEG or PNG)
  • Class 10th marksheet or equivalent
  • Class 12th marksheet or equivalent
  • Graduation marksheet

NMAT Fees: 

NMAT Fees (In Rs.)
Early Registration for NMAT
2000 + required taxes
Late Registration for NMAT
2500 + required taxes
Retake of NMAT Examination
2000 + required taxes
Reschedule of the Exam Slot
1100 + required taxes
Selection of Additional College Preferences (Free up to 5 Colleges)
200 (per additional college) + required taxes

After the registration fee has been paid, candidates shall receive their "NMAT by GMAC ID" that should be used to Schedule the Examination, Download Admit Card, Assess their Scorecards, and Results.

NMAT Exam Centres:

NMAT is a national-level MBA Entrance Examination that is conducted in the majority of Indian cities and abroad. The exam is held in multiple cities abroad as well. 

Below is the list of exam centres in India:

Cities Hosting NMAT 2022 Exam Centres
Agra, Allahabad, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Delhi, Gurgaon, Ghaziabad, Lucknow, Noida, Varanasi, Jammu, Kanpur, Patiala, and Faridabad
Mumbai, Pune, Aurangabad, Rajkot, Nagpur, Nasik, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Pilani, Surat, and Vadodara
Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Raipur, and Bhilai
Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Vizag, Vijayawada, Madurai, Mangalore, Kochi, Manipal, Mysore, Tiruchirapalli, and Vellore
Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Patna, Ranchi, Guwahati, Shillong, and  Bhubaneswar

NMAT Syllabus & Books:

Section A: English

Synonyms and Antonyms
Cloze Test
Fill in the Blanks
Sentence Analogy
Correction of Errors
Reading Comprehension (Word Count: 450 to 500)
Para Jumbles

Books for English

Name of Books
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
Arun Sharma
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
Nishit K. Sinha
Word Power Made Easy
Norman Lewis
High School English Grammar & Composition
Wren & Martin

Section B: Logical Reasoning & Critical Reasoning

Decision Making Skills
Determination of Course of Action
Critical ReasoningStatement and Inference
Statement and Argument
Statement and Assumption
Arrangements: Linear and Circular
Classification of Data
Family Relation Questions
Coding and Series Questions
Direction-based Questions
Input and Output Questions
Alphabet-based Series Questions
Matrix-based Questions
Questions based on Symbols

Books for Logical Reasoning & Critical Reasoning

Name of Books
How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning 
Arun Sharma
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation
Nishit K. Sinha

Section C: Quantitative Aptitude

Profit & Loss
Ratio and Proportions
Simple & Compound Interest
Time & Work
Number System
Linear, Simultaneous, and Quadratic Equations
Maxima and Minima
Linear Inequalities
Absolute Value of Algebraic Equations
Arithmetic, Geometric, and Harmonic Progressions
Functions and Relations
Permutation & Combination
Coordinate Geometry
Set Theory and Venn Diagrams
Lines and Angles
3D Figures
Bar Graphs
Pie Charts
Line Graphs

Books for Quantitative Aptitude:

Name of Books
Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance Examinations 
Arun Sharma
How to prepare for Data Interpretation
Arun Sharma
Quantitative Aptitude
R.S. Aggarwal
Quantitative Aptitude Series
Nishit K. Sinha

NMAT Exam Pattern:

Test Duration
120 Minutes
Total Number of Questions
Total Number of Sections
Division of Sections 

Section A: English

Section B: Quantitative Aptitude

Section C: Logical Reasoning

Questions in Each Section

Section A: 36

Section B: 36

Section C: 36

Time Allotted in Each Section

Section A: 28 minutes

Section B: 52 minutes

Section C: 40 minutes

Flexibility to Choose the Order of Sections
Candidates are allowed to choose the order in which they want to answer the questions.
Level of Questions

Questions get more challenging based on the performance of the candidate in the previous question.

If the candidate answers the questions correctly, the subsequent questions become tougher or otherwise if the questions answered are wrong. 

Marking Scheme

+1 for each correct question.

Marks are scaled between 12 to 120 for each section and between 36 to 360 for the entire paper. 

Negative Marking 
No Negative Marking

NMAT Preparation Tips: 

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned preparation tips for the exam: 

  • Read to Score:
    Candidates should read extensively to ace the english sections comfortably. They shouldn't stick to a particular genre and try out everything. 
  • Right Resources Matter:
    Candidates should have a clear idea of the exam syllabus and the relevant resources required for preparing the topics. They should go for the right books and video materials to prepare for properly. 
  • Follow a Strict Schedule:
    Candidates should follow a preparation schedule meticulously. A schedule is very vital as it gives a rhythm to the preparation process of the candidate. It should focus on weaker sections of the candidates other than incorporating a proper distribution of all the topics. 
  • Practise the Perfect Formula Religiously:
    Revision and Mock Tests make the perfect formula for acing an examination. Candidates should practise it religiously to get a better understanding of the exam and its pattern. 
  • Health means High Scores:
    Candidates should adopt a proper diet and exercise plan to maintain their good health. This will help them cope up with exam preparation stress and follow their normal routine properly. 

NMAT Admit Card:

Candidates can download the NMAT admit card by following the below-mentioned steps: 

Step 1: Visit the official website of NMAT by GMAC. 
Step 2: Click on the link which reads "Download NMAT by GMAC 2021 Admit Card".
Step 3: Log-in with the NMAT by GMAC ID and Password.
Step 4: Download link of the NMAT Admit Card will be shown and candidates can click on it to open the admit card PDF file. 
Step 5: If all the details are correct, you can download the Admit Card on to an A4 size paper and save it for future reference. 

NMAT Results:

NMAT Scorecards are released within 48 hours of the examination. These scorecards only contain the details of the marks obtained in each attempt. 

Below are the steps to check the NMAT scorecard: 

Step 1: Visit the official website of NMAT by GMAC. 
Step 2: Click on the link which reads "Download NMAT by GMAC 2022 Scorecard".
Step 3: Candidates should log-in with the NMAT by GMAC ID and Password. They also have to provide their Date of Birth and Security Code in the tab mentioned below. 
Step 4: Doing this, it shall take them to the NMAT Scorecard section, wherein they can view the scorecard of their preferred section. 

NMAT 2022 final results shall contain the scaled scores on the basis on which the percentile of the candidate is calculated. This scorecard will be considered by the respective colleges for selection purposes. 

Below are the steps to download the final scorecard for NMAT 2022: 

Step 1: Visit the official website of NMAT by GMAC. 
Step 2: Click on the link which reads "Download NMAT by GMAC 2022 Result".
Step 3: Log-in with the NMAT by GMAC ID and Password. Along with this, candidates need to enter the Date of Birth and Security Code in the tab mentioned below. 
Step 4: Take out the print-out of the scorecard and keep it for further use during the application process.

NMAT Cutoffs:

Candidates have to score anywhere between 180 and 230 out of 360 to be eligible for the application process in top MBA colleges in the country that accepts NMAT by GMAC marks for the selection process. 

Usually, a score above 200 is considered a good score for the selection process. 

NMAT Cutoffs depend on the following criteria: 

  • Number of candidates answering the exam. 
  • Exam's Difficulty Level
  • Performance of the Candidates

NMAT Selection Process:

NMAT by GMAC's selection process consists of a Group Discussion (GD), which is followed by the Personal Interview (PI) process. Candidates are called for the process based on their scores in the examination. 

The GD-PI process for NMIMS is conducted at its Mumbai Campus for all its branches. Other colleges conduct the process at their campus or other venues across the country. 


- The eligibility criterion to appear for NMAT by GMAC is to get at least 50% in any undergraduate field.

- NMAT by GMAC is an online computer-based examination. Candidates can answer the examination either from the NMAT Examination centres or from their homes.

- The time allotted for the exam is 120 minutes.

- GMAC awards 1 mark for each correct question. Marks are scaled between 12 and 120 for each section and between 36 and 360 for the entire paper.

- No, there is no negative marking for the exam.

- Candidates can get access to the application form for NMAT by GMAC by visiting the official website of NMAT by GMAC.

- MBA/ PGDM programs are offered at 4 NMIMS campuses, i.e. at Mumbai, Bangalore, Indore, and Hyderabad.

- NMAT exam window is open for 75 days.
Eligibility Criteria

Candidates have to meet the following eligibility criteria to answer the exam. 

  • Candidates should have passed their Graduation, in any field, or are in the Final Year of their Graduation. The minimum marks or equivalent CGPA required for the examination is 50%.
  • Work experience is not mandatory, but candidates with work-experience can apply for the exam as well. 
  • GMAC hasn't set any specific age-limit for this examination.

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