NMAT 2019: Exam Pattern and Section wise Syllabus

NMIMS Management Aptitude Test, popularly known as NMAT, is the gateway to top MBA colleges.

Top B schools in India, which accept NMAT 2019 scores for admission in their college are:

a) NMIMS Mumbai

b) SPJIMR Mumbai (PGMPW)

c) ISB (Certificate programme)

d)VIT Vellore

e) XIM Bhubaneswar

The above is a just list of elite schools in India. However, more than 100 B schools accept NMAT 2019 scores for admissions in India, Singapore and Philipines.

The conducting body of NMAT 2019 exam is GMAC ( Graduate Management Admission Council). The examination is a computer-based test.

The notification for NMAT 2019 was out on July 2nd 2019, and the exam dates are between October 4th and December 17th, 2019.

GMAC has released the exam pattern and syllabus for MMAT 2019. There is no significant change in syllabus and examination pattern of NMAT 2019; however, variations in the type of questions asked can be there.

In this blog, our pagalguy experts have explained the syllabus and examination pattern for NMAT 2019 in a detailed manner, to assists aspiring MBA students to prepare adequately for NMAT 2019.


The NMAT 2019 examination syllabus has three sections:

  • Language Skill
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Skill

Language Skill

●       Reading Comprehension

●       Syntax Correction

●       Para jumbles

●       Grammar

●       Sentence Correction

●       Antonyms

●       Fill in the blanks

●       Idioms

●       Synonyms

●       Sentence Completion

●       Analogies

●       Language usage


Logical Reasoning

●       Algebra

●       Arithmetic

●       Pie chart

●       Linear/Quadratic Equation

●       Bar graph

●       2D and 3 D Geometry

●       Trigonometry

●       Tables

●       Statistics

●       Line graph

●       Modern Math

●       Number-Systems

●       Percentage

●       Ratio/Proportion

●       Profit and Loss

●       Average

●       Time-Speed-Distance

●       Work/Time

●       Mixture Allegations

●       Simple/Compound interest

●       Mensuration

●       Probability

●       Permutations and Combinations

●       Coordinate Geometry

●       Data Sufficiency


Quantitative Skill

●       Classifications

●       Coding-decoding

●       Direction sense test

●       Inequalities

●       Blood relations

●       Decision making

●       Sitting arrangement

●       Syllogism

●       Arithmetical operations

●       Analogy

●       Alphanumeric sequence puzzle

●       Sequential output tracing

●       Machine input

●       Logical Venn diagram

●       Alphabet test

●       Puzzle test

●       Mathematical operations

●       Eligibility test

●       Ranking

●       Time Sequence Test

●       Logical sequence test

●       Situation reaction test

●       Inserting the missing characters

●       Data Sufficiency

●       Verification of truth of the statement

●       Assertion and reason

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  • The NMAT 2019 examination is a moderate difficulty level examination and will be in the online mode
  • , in the MCQ format.
  • Candidates will have 120 minutes, i.e. two hours to complete the examination.
  • There will be 120 questions spread over three broad topics; language skill, logical reasoning and quantitative skill.
  • Every question carries one mark.
  • Incorrect answers do not have negative marking.
  • According to the revised NMAT 2019 exam pattern, each section in 2019 NMAT, will be individually timed. The aspirants have to attempt the questions in the respective section within the allotted sectional time limit.
 Sections  Number of Questions  Time (in Minutes)
Language Skill 32 22
Logical Reasoning 40 38
Quantitative Skill 48 60
Total 120 120

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