The NMAT exam by GMAC provides students in India an opportunity to apply for Management programs offered by several reputed institutes in the country. The exam enables various B- Schools to recruit top talent with the confidence that the test measures the skills required to succeed in their programs. It also gives candidates the confidence to perform their best.

The NMAT exam is used for admissions to some of the leading graduate business programs in India. Since becoming a computer-based or automated test in 2009, the NMAT by GMAC has been the most valued benchmark for measurement of candidate’s caliber for management programs in India and as a valid and reliable predictor of success in graduate business school.

B-Schools will have access to one of the more diverse tests taking populations in India with some of the highest proportions of women and non-engineers taking the exam. Test takers are provided access to practice materials to enhance their preparations.

Over the past several years NMAT by GMAC exam has been and will continue to be, a symbol of quality, enabling test takers to access graduate management education and a career of choice while providing B-schools access to top talent.

Due to its high reputation, NMAT by GMAC exam is accepted by B-schools holding different ratings. We list down below top B-Schools in India that accept NMAT results for their various management degrees and courses.

Sr. No. Name of Institute Expected NMAT Cutoff Score No. of Intake seats
1 SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies 212 MBA in Finance, Information

Systems, Marketing, Operations; Decision Sciences and Analytics – 500

For MBA HRM – 60

2 Xavier School (Human Resource Management) at Bhubaneswar MBA-HRM-87 percentile* 120
3 Xavier School of Rural Management in Bhubaneswar MBA in rural Management – 50 percentile*

(*Additional cutoffs on sections are also applied here)

4 Xavier School of Sustainability in Bhubaneswar MBA in Sustainability Management is having 40 percentiles 60
5 Xavier Faculty of management (in Urban Management and Governance) in Bhubaneswar MBA in Urban Management and Governance with 40 percentiles 60
6 SDA Bocconi Asia Center, Mumbai Average 200 score 140-160
7 ICFAI Business School (IBS), in Hyderabad, Kolkata, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Pune, Gurgaon, Dehradun, Bengaluru & Mumbai 150+ NA
8 Shiv Nadar University 60 percentile 60
9 Alliance University 100+  180
10 VIT University 85 percentile

NMAT score – 354: full fee waiver

NMAT score 325-345: 50 percent fee waiver

11 Amity Business School, Noida For Non Sponsored category- 60 percentile

For Sponsored category- 50 percentile

12 Amity Business School, Jaipur 65 percentile NA
13 Amity Business School (Mumbai Branch) 65 percentile NA
14 Amity Business School, Lucknow 65 percentile NA
15 Amity Business School, Gurgaon 65 percentile NA
16 Amity Business School, Gwalior 65 percentile NA
17 Thapar School of Management 140+ 180
18 Woxsen School of Business Management 160+ 120
19 University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES) 140+ MBA Oil and Gas Management – 90

General MBA – 80

MBA with Specialization in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – 80

MBA in Business Analytics – 50

MBA in International Business – 50

MBA in Power Management – 45

MBA in Aviation management – 30

MBA in Energy Trading – 30

MBA Port and Shipping Management – 20

20 GITAM School of International Business (GSIB), Visakhapatnam 140+ score MBA (International Business)-120

MBA (International Banking & Finance)-60 

MBA (Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management)-60

PGDBA (Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics)-60

21 Hyderabad Business School, GITAM University 140+ score NA
22 SRM University 180+ 60
23 BML Munjal University  No cut off  NA
24 Mody University 40 per cent NA
25 ISBR Business School 140+ NA
25 Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University NA NA
26 ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai 150+ NA
27 Bennett University NA 90
28 BSE Institute Limited NA NA
29 Jindal Global Business school – Delhi/NCR NA 100
30  School of Petroleum Management, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar NA 60


A student can choose up to 5 schools under their NMAT application form. For applicants who want to select more than five schools, they usually must pay Rs.200 + applicable tax for each school/ program.

Typically, the selection process of all NMAT participating institutes involves a similar pattern, consisting of all or any of the following stages:

  1. Group Discussion (GD)
  2. Written Ability Test (WAT)
  3. Personal Interview (PI)

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