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NMAT 2021 Exam Information

The NMAT is an MBA entrance exam that can grant students admission to top management programmes in India, South Africa and Philippines that accept NMAT scores.

The NMAT is the official entrance exam of NMIMS, Mumbai and this exam is now registered with GMAC which is the Graduate Management Admission Council.

The NMAT exam for the academic session 2020-21 will be offered to aspirants in a testing window from Oct 6, 2020 to Dec 19, 2020 (75 days testing window).

Registrations have been open since 2nd July and will stay open till 5th October 2020. Test-takers can send up to 5 score-reports of NMAT exam for free.

To register for NMAT 2020, use the given link NMAT 2020 Registration

NMAT 2021 Exam Date

NMAT by GMAC is a competitive exam conducted to aid business schools in recognizing the most skilful and intelligent students from those aspiring to become leading mark makers in the field of business.

It is conducted by the very organization that conducts GMAT exam. It is a computer-based test from the year 2009. It has nearly the highest number of women and non-engineers appearing for this examination.

You have to apply for this examination online. The forms are available on the date allocated for registration. The payment for the same also must be made online using your credit or debit card or through bank NEFT.

Here are the important dates for you to be able to apply for this particular entrance examination to secure admission in the business school of your choice.

NMAT 2021 Important Dates:







 Online Registration – Main 1st August  2020  5th October 2020
 Scheduling of exam 1st August 2020  18th October 2020
 Late registration  6th October 2020  16th October 2020
 Registration-retake 7th October 2020  16th December 2020
 Re-scheduling 1st August 2020  16th December 2020
 Retake-scheduling  7th October 2020  16th December 2020
 Exam date  6th October 2020  19th December 2020
Downloading of the official scorecard


 31st March 2021

The above table indicates that the candidates are given a total of three opportunities to register for this examination. As for the year of 2019, the exam has already been conducted. For the year 2020, this table will help you to roughly get an idea when to anticipate the beginning of registration process.

Another highlight of this particular exam is that it ensures that exam is conducted on different days. It is based on the day of your registration. Use the above information to your advantage to prepare for the upcoming exams.

NMAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The NMAT by GMAC is a computer administrated test owned by the Graduate Management Global Connection India Private Limited. It is a subsidiary of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).

It is an exam used for the admissions to some of the leading business programmes in India. It became a computer-based test only in 2005.

The exam is conducted for 2 hours of multiple-choice questions. Prior to the start of the NMAT exam, there will be a 2-minute period for the candidates to agree to the Non-disclosure Agreement, a 10- minute Tutorial and 3-minute Period for selection and sequencing.

There are 3 sections- Language skills, Quantitative skills, Logical Reasoning. Each section will be individually timed.

The candidates who appear for NMAT exam are qualified for admissions in NMIMS University and 25 other B-Schools in India which accept the NMAT Score.

The candidates have to understand the eligibility criteria before applying for the NMAT exam. The candidates of Both Indian and Foreign Origin can apply for NMAT exam. The candidates are advised to check the websites of each university and school where they plan to apply.

Educational Qualification:

The basic eligibility criteria for NMAT by GMAC are as follows:

  • The candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree or Equivalent from a recognized university
  • The candidates must secure a least 50%marks in the qualifying exam
  • Candidates who will be appearing for the final year of the qualifying exam can also apply.

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NMAT 2021 Registration

  • Candidates can apply for the exam only in ONLINE mode.
  • You can register for NMAT by GMAC through the online registration application available on the official website www.nmat.org.in from 1st August of 2020 to 5th of October 2020.
  • GMAC will not accept registrations from test takers in any other mode or form.

Step by Step Registration

1] Register yourself on the NMAT website. Here you will need to enter personal details like Name, mobile number, email address etc. To complete the registration, validate the details via the registration confirmation email.

2] Schedule your test date and venue from available dates. NMAT exam date allocation is on first come first serve basis so it would be prudent to register as early as possible.

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NMAT 2021 Exam Pattern

NMAT by GMAC is one of the most sought after competitive exams by management students. The students are allowed to give the exam three times in a year. The exam pattern has not changed a lot since the past few years and it is expected to remain the same this year as well.

This computer based examination is of 120 minutes and comprises of 120 objective type questions that are distributed in three sections. The three sections in which the NMAT by GMAC examination has been divided into are as given below:

  • Logical reasoning
  • Quantitative skills
  • Language skills

The candidates are required to score their best in all of these sections to be able to score more than the cut off marks required. The candidates will be able to enter many reputed colleges if they are able to clear the NMAT by GMAC examination cut offs.

Section Number of questions Time allotted
Logical reasoning 40 22
Quantitative skills 48 60
Language skills 32 38
total 120 120

The candidates are advised to follow a few tips and tricks to be able to score their best in the examination.

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NMAT 2021 Syllabus

Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) conducts a National level management entrance exam every year called NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) for admitting students into the management courses.

The administration of the exam is facilitated by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).

NMAT test design is similar to national level MBA entrance tests like CAT and XAT. The NMAT 2020 test design was separated in 3 areas in particular Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning.

The NMAT Exam Pattern likewise recommends that all the three sections in NMAT test are individually timed. Also, there is no negative marking in NMAT by GMAC test design

Section Number of questions Allotted time in minutes
Language Skills 32 22
Quantitative Skills 48 60
Logical Reasoning 40 38
Total 120 120

Some important points to be kept in mind are:

  1. 120 questions
  2. Individually timed sections
  3. No negative marking
  4. Uniform marking scheme
  5. Facility to review answers
  6. 3 attempts allowed
  7. Choice of self-scheduling NMAT by GMAC

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NMAT 2021 Admit Card

NMAT is an MBA entrance examination conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).

The candidates who clear this examination are granted admission to NMIMS University and 25 other various management institutes throughout the country.

The admissions are conducted through three various levels of tests: the computer-based exams, the case discussion and the personal interview.

Exam centers:




Agra, Patiala, Dehradun, Kanpur, Delhi, Gurgaon, Jammu, Faridabad, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Noida, Varanasi


Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Jamshedpur, Shillong, Guwahati, Kolkata, Patna,


Ahmadabad, Jaipur, Pilani, Jodhpur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Surat, Kota, Vadodara

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NMAT 2021 Result

GMAC, one of the conducting bodies of the exam, organizes the NMAT (Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies Management Aptitude Test) for admission in the MBA programme, every year, at any of the 23 participating B-schools.

Some of the reputed colleges that accept NMAT score are NMIMS, XIMB, IBS Hyderabad, VIT Vellore, SDA Bocconi Asia Center, Mumbai, and Alliance Bangalore. Once the exam is conducted the answer key is also released by the institute.

The answer key can be downloaded by visiting the official website and entering the registration number and the password. Candidates can cross verify their answers with the help of the answer key.

This helps the candidates to get their estimated score before the score is released by the conducting body and have an idea about what kind of courses and institutes they can apply as per the score obtained.

The result is available 10-12 days after the test while the score card shows the scaled score and released 4-5 weeks after the exam is conducted.

The score card contains detailed information about section wise score, total score of the candidate and percentile marking. Candidates who will qualify the cut off criteria decided by the GMAC will be eligible to take part in the counselling process. Based on the score of NMAT by GMAC exam, merit list is prepared.

Candidates can visit the NMAT official website to check their result. This can be done by entering the Email ID and password to log into the NMAT account. One can also download or print out their scorecard from the website.

NMAT Cutoff

The cut off for NMAT 2018 is the minimum marks or percentile required to appear for selection process in the participating institutes of NMAT by GMAC. After the result of the online NMAT exam 2019 are declared, candidates will be shortlisted for the selection rounds. Candidates can check their NMAT result by using their user ID and password. Candidates with marks greater than the NMAT cutoff marks are selected for further rounds of the admission process.

Shortlisted candidates will have to attempt for Group Discussion (GD) or Writing Ability Test (WAT) or Case Discussion (CD) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds conducted by the participating institutes. The admission to the B-schools are based on merit and NMAT 2020 cutoff.

More than 20 NMAT Colleges will be declaring their individual NMAT by GMAC cut-offs both sectional and overall.

Universities like O.P. Jindal University, Bennett University, Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University are the latest additions to the list of MBA colleges accepting NMAT by GMAC scores for admission to 2019 – 20 academic session.

Other than the overall cut offs of NMAT, participating colleges will also consider sectional cut offs for shortlisting the candidates for final admissions.

NMAT by GMAC cut off marks for various degree courses have remained constant during the last few years. There is no different cut off lists for different categories. However, about 30% seats in NMIMS are reserved for women.

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