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NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (NMAT)

Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) conducts NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) for admission to management courses. The selection process for admission includes Group Discussion and Personal Interview (GD & PI) round after the entrance test.


Entrance Exam Highlights:

Exam NMIMS Management Aptitude Test
Organized by Graduate Management Admission Council
Category National Level Exam
Frequency Once a year
Official Website
Mode of Registration Online
Exam Mode Online
Total Questions 120 Questions
Negative marking No
Languages English
Exam pattern Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning Skills
No. of Participating Colleges 76
Score Validity One year


Important Dates for NMAT 2021

Events Dates
NMAT 2021 registrations- Main 14th September 2020 to 20th November 2020
NMAT late registration  21st November 2020 to 30th November 2020
NMAT registration - Retake 5th November 2020 to 17th January 2021
NMAT scheduling 14th September 2020 to 02 December 2020
NMAT 2021 Re-scheduling 14th September 2020 to 17th January 2021
NMAT 2021 04th November 2020 to 30th January 2021
Re-take scheduling 05th November to 17th January 2021
Additional Window Registration January 18, 2021 - 31 January 2021
Re-scheduling January 18, 2021 - 29 January 2021
Additional Window Exam Delivery February 02, 2021 - 08, February 2021
NMAT 2021 result announcement To be announced


Eligibility Criteria for NMAT 2021


Application Process for NMAT 2021

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
ST, OBC, SC, General - Online Female, Transgender, Male ₹ 2,000


Exam Pattern for NMAT 2021

Test takers can take NMAT by GMAC thrice; one original attempt followed by two retakes and the best score out of three attempts is considered for final admissions.

Name of Sections Number of Questions Duration (min.)
Quantitative Skills 48 60
Language Skills 32 22
Logical Reasoning 40 38
Total 120 120


Exam Centers for NMAT 2021

State City State City
Uttar Pradesh Agra Maharashtra Mumbai
Kanpur Nagpur
Lucknow Nashik
Noida Pune
Varanasi Karnataka Bengaluru
Chandigarh Chandigarh Manipal
Uttarakhand Dehradun Mysore
Delhi New Delhi Tamil Nadu Chennai
Haryana Faridabad Tiruchirapalli
Gurgaon Vellore
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu Kerala Kochi
Punjab Patiala Telangana Hyderabad
Gujarat Ahmedabad Andhra Pradesh Visakhapatnam
Surat Vijayawada
Vadodara Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Rajasthan Jaipur Indore
Jodhpur Jabalpur
Kota Chhattisgarh Raipur
Pilani Odisha Bhubaneswar
West Bengal Kolkata Assam Guwahati
Bihar Patna Jharkhand Jamshedpur
Meghalaya Shillong Ranchi


Steps to Download NMAT 2020 Admit Card

Candidates can download the NMAT admit card by following the steps outlined below.

Save the admit card file to your computer and print it out to bring to the testing centre. The admit card must be kept secure until the admissions process is over.


NMAT Results

On February 11, 2021, the NMAT 2020 results were released. The outcome was released in the form of a scorecard, which included the candidate's sectional, total, and percentile scores. By logging into their NMAT by GMAC account, candidates can access their scorecard. The candidate's score will be sent to the B schools they chose until the final percentile score is revealed after the third test window. The scorecard contains a percentile ranking and a scaled score for each segment (Language Skills, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Skills). Candidates who took the exam will receive notification of their results via email. The NMAT by GMAC scorecard is not submitted in hard copy by mail or courier. The test takers must log in with their Application ID and Password to view their NMAT through the GMAC scorecard, which is available online.


Steps to Check NMAT Score


NMAT Scorecard 

A scaled score for each segment, a total score, and a percentile ranking are all included on the final scorecard. The table below shows the range of potential scores in the various parts of the NMAT by GMAC exam:


Information from the NMAT Scorecard


Normalization Process for NMAT

Scaled ratings, percentile scores, and historical percentile scores are all included on the NMAT scorecard from GMAC.

Scores on a scale: The scaled scores are generated after the candidates' grades have been normalised. Both ratings are compared to see if there is a difference in overall difficulty. This procedure is used to ensure that the scores on different sets of question papers are comparable.

Percentile Rankings: The final percentile is calculated after the candidates have taken the NMAT. This score compares the candidates' performance on the entrance exam to that of all other candidates who took the NMAT exam.

Percentile Scores in the Past: This score represents a candidate's results as compared to all other candidates who took the GMAC NMAT the previous year.


Merit List for the NMAT

The NMAT merit list will be prepared by GMAC for candidates who have passed the entrance exam. The candidates' scores in the entrance exam will be used to compile the NMAT merit list. Candidates should be aware that they will be invited to participate in the NMAT Selection Process based on the NMAT merit list.


Cutoff for NMAT

The Graduate Management Admission Council will prepare a cut-off list for the NMAT after the GMAC results are published (GMAC). The cut-off list establishes the minimum score an applicant must obtain in order to be considered for admission through this entrance exam. It is designed for colleges to use in shortlisting candidates based on the maximum and minimum marks they receive in this test. Institutions can also use the cut-off points to submit shortlisted applicants to the next round of selection, which includes a Group Discussion (GD) and a Personal Interview (PI).


How to Check the NMAT Cut-Off

Candidates can learn how to verify the NMAT cutoff by following the steps outlined below.


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