NMAT 2019 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - About the Test

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 NMAT 2019 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - About the Test

1. Who administers NMAT by GMAC™ test?

The NMAT by GMAC™ is a computer-based examination organized by the Graduate Management Global Connection (India) Private Limited (GMGC), a substitute of Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).

2. Which Universities / Business Schools accept NMAT by GMAC™ scores for admissions?

  • SVKM's Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad
  • Indian School of Business (ISB) - (Advanced Management Programme in Business Analytics (AMPBA)
  • SPJIMR - Mumbai
  • Xavier University, Bhubaneswar
  • TAPMI (For Mu Sigma- TAPMI L.E.A.D Program)
  • SDA Bocconi Asia Center (formerly MISB Bocconi), Mumbai
  • ICFAI Business School (IBS), Hyderabad and other locations
  • School of Inspired Leadership (Soil)
  • Alliance University, Bangalore
  • Athena School of Management - Mumbai
  • Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida
  • Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University
  • Bennett University - Delhi, NCR
  • Universal Business School
  • Woxsen School of Business Management, Hyderabad
  • Thapar School of Management, Chandigarh
  • ISBR Business School, Bengaluru, Karnataka
  • Jain University - CMS Business School
  • Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad
  • BSE Institute Limited, Mumbai
  • Amity University, Delhi NCR
  • SRM University, Chennai, Delhi NCR Sonipat
  • University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun
  • BML Munjal University, Delhi
  • VIT University, Vellore
  • ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai
  • Mody University, Rajasthan
  • GITAM School of International Business, Visakhapatnam
  • Hyderabad Business School, GITAM University, Hyderabad
  • Jindal Global Business school - Delhi/NCR
  • T. A. Pai Management Institute

NMAT by GMAC™ scores are acknowledged by following Universities/ Business Schools:

3. How is the NMAT by GMAC™ designed?

The NMAT by GMAC™ examination has 3 sections: Language Skills, Quantitative Skills, and Logical Reasoning. Each section is individually timed. Test takers have to be compelled to answer questions of every section inside the allotted section time.

Once the test taker completes a section, whether or not the test taker selects to move to the next section or if time runs out, the test taker won't be able to return to that section.

Section

No. of Questions

Allotted Time

Language Skills

32

22 minutes

Quantitative Skills

48

60 minutes

Logical Reasoning

40

38 minutes

 

 

Test takers are suggested to take the examination as a set of “three individually timed” sections and they have to be compelled to perform their best in each of the three sections in the given section time. Test takers ought to also understand that balance time of 1 section doesn’t get other onto the next section. So, check takers ought to be absolutely certain of them before moving on to the next section.

4. When will the NMAT by GMAC™ exam be started for admission session 2020-22?

The NMAT by GMAC™ exam for the academic session 2020-22 will be started in a testing window from Oct 4, 2019, to Dec 17, 2019.

5. Can a test taker review questions and /or sections?

Yes, a test taker will review the sections of the examination inside the allotted section time. The Review Screen at the end of every section will allow the test taker to either move directly to incomplete (unanswered) questions, flagged for review questions or review all or any questions. Once a test taker has moved ahead from one section to the other section, he/she will not be able to return to the previous section. Hence, test takers ought to complete (answering and reviewing) each of the three sections in their individual allotted time limits.

6. If a test taker completes answering and reviewing a section before the assigned section time expires, does the balance time gets added to the next section(s)?

No, one cannot add remaining time of one section to the other. If a test taker completes answering and reviewing a section before the assigned time section completion, he/she might opt for either to revise the section or move to the next section, however, the remaining time cannot be added on to the next section timing.

7. How is the NMAT by GMAC™ exam structured?

NMAT by GMAC™ exam is a 120-minute exam with three sections.

Section

No. of Questions

Allotted Time

Language Skills

32

22 minutes

Quantitative Skills

48

60 minutes

Logical Reasoning

40

38 minutes

 

Exam Structure and Features:

  • Test takers can choose their order of sections.
  • Each of the three sections is individually timed. Test takers need to answer and review the questions of a specific section within the allotted time.
  • If a test taker completes answering and reviewing a section before the allotted time completes, he/she might opt for either to revise the section or move to the next section, but the remaining time cannot be added on to the next section timing.
  • ID Requirements: Test taker needs to bring the following to the test centre on the day of the test, without which the test taker will not be allowed to take the test:
  • Confirmation email (can be taken as a printout.)
  • Admit Card: Candidates are required to download their NMAT by GMAC™ Admit Card from their NMAT GMAC account.
  • One photocopy of the Photo ID for submission at the test centre.
  • Any other document as advised by NMAT by GMAC™ for differently abled candidates.
  • One valid Photo ID and another signature ID in original form must be presented from the list below for candidates taking test at test centres:
  • List of Photo IDs
  • Passport
  • PAN Card
  • Voter's ID Card
  • UID/Aadhaar Card
  • List of Secondary IDs
  • Passport issued
  • Debit/Credit Card
  • Driver's License
  • Following are not acceptable as IDs on the day of the test:-
  • Learner’s driver’s license
  • Photocopies (attested or otherwise)
  • Notarized copies

Test takers who are unable to fulfill the above forms of valid ID (non-expired and in original) will not be admitted into the testing room and shall not be offered a test-fee refund.

  • Candidates taking test at international test centres are required to bring following documents on the day of test at the test centre:
  • Confirmation email (can be shown on mobile device or taken as a printout)
  • Admit Card: Candidates are required to download their NMAT by GMAC™ Admit Card from their NMAT GMAC account
  • Original passport (valid and non-expired) and a photocopy of the passport
  • Important: If you are unable to produce the above forms of valid ID (non– expired, original format), Admit Card or confirmation email printout you will not be admitted into the testing room and will not receive a test fee refund.

In addition to the above, the NMAT GMAC™ will continue to provide below test taker- friendly features:

  • 75-day test window – (Oct 4, 2019 to Dec 17, 2019) – A long test window provides test takers with the convenience of choosing a test date.
  • Choice for test takers to choose to select the list of schools/programmes they want to send their scores to before or after taking the exam. Up to five schools/programmes are included in registration fee. However, test takers will be able to send their scores to more than 5 schools/programmes before or after registration for fees of INR 200 + applicable taxes.
  • Self-scheduling option – Test takers have the choice to select the date and time of the test in a real time mode, based on seats availability at each of the centres.
  • Option to retake the exam – Test takers has an option of appearing more than once (up to three maximum attempts, including “no shows”). This provides test takers with an opportunity to improve their NMAT scores.
  • No negative marking - This step encourages test takers to make informed guesses and not drop a question for the fear of deduction in marks.
  • Unique exam for every test taker – Every test taker taking NMAT GMAC™ exam will get a unique but equivalent exam.
  • Equated results - The test taker scores will be declared in a span of 4-5 weeks from the test delivery. This is done to bring about transparency and fairness and will keep test takers informed in a timely manner.
  • What is the advantage of having a 75-day window to test?

The 75-day window allows the assessment of a test taker’s best performance and at the similar time reduces the strain related with a single sitting test or test offered in a short time window. The longer test window provides the test takers flexibility requires to take the test when they are best prepared and avoid conflicts with different life events. The test takers also will get the convenience to reschedule the test just in case of any exigency. The longer window also gives the test taker with the best opportunity to retake the test (maximum 3 attempts, including "No Show") in case they feel that their performance was no good on the test day for any reason or if they feel they can improve their performance in retake attempt can reschedule the test.

  1. Are there any eligibility requirements to sit for the NMAT by GMAC™?

All test takers who complete the Test Registration process pay the test fee within the time specific and follow the published NMAT by GMAC™exam terms and conditions may sit for the NMAT by GMAC™exam. It is the mandatory for the test taker to know about the eligibility criteria of all the universities and schools to which he/she is interested in applying before registering for NMAT GMAC™ exam. If the test taker registers for the test and then determine that he/she is ineligible for admission to the desired program, no refund will be made. For the eligibility criteria, test takers are advised to check the websites of each university and school where they plan to apply.

  1.  Will the content of the NMAT change this year?

The content won’t change for the NMAT GMAC™. The exam will be a multiple-choice question type that includes Quantitative Ability, Language Skills and Logical Reasoning.

  1. What is the test fee for NMAT GMAC™?

Test takers applying for NMAT by GMAC™ can register for one of every of the programs individually or for both the programs. Following table provides the applicable fees:

Service

Fee

Test Registration (Early)

INR 2000 + applicable taxes

Test Registration (Late)

INR 2500 + applicable taxes

Retake

INR 2000 + applicable taxes

Reschedule

INR 1100 + applicable taxes

Additional Score Reports (beyond first five)

INR 200 / Score Report + applicable taxes

 

 

  1. What are the important dates for the NMAT GMAC™?

The important dates for the NMAT GMAC™ exam are listed below.

Event

Start

End

Registration

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Scheduling

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Late Registration

Friday, October 04, 2019

Monday, October 14, 2019

Registration – Retake

Saturday, October 05, 2019

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Re-scheduling

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Re-take Scheduling

Saturday, October 05, 2019

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Exam Delivery

Friday, October 04, 2019

3rd week of January,2019

Results Submission

 

3rd week of January, 2020

Final Announcement of results

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

 

*GMGC reserves the right to make any change to the above dates and test takers are advised to visit this website regularly to note any changes.

13. What are the modes of fee payment for NMAT GMAC™?

Test takers have the option pay for Registration / Late Registration / Retake Application via 

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Debit Card
  • Net Banking
  • Diners Club
  • Mobile Wallets
  • UPI
  • Test Rescheduling via Credit Card only
  • When and how will a test taker come to know of the test date and location of the test?

After the registration and payment being received by NMAT GMAC™, test takers will receive an e-mail confirming their registration for the NMAT GMAC™exam. Candidates are able to schedule their exams through the scheduling exam tab in candidate dashboard available in the account of the candidates. The test takers will be able to choose the date, time slot and location as per their preference subject to availability on a First come First Serve basis. The Pearson VUE system shows the exact availability of seats at the test center. Within 24 hours of scheduling the test, the test taker will receive a confirmation e-mail stating their test venue, address along with date and time of the exam. Test takers are advised to contact the Pearson VUE helpdesk (0120 4397855, nmatbygmacsupport@pearson.com) if they do not receive the e-mail within 24 hours of scheduling the test.

  1. Where will the test be administered?

The NMAT by GMAC™ exam will be administered at xx test centres across 44cities within India. The cities are as follows

Cities

Region

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

North

Aurangabad, Rajkot, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune, Pilani, Surat, Vadodara

West

Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Hyderabad, Manipal, Mysore, Tiruchirapalli, Vellore, Vizag, Vijaywada

South

Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Raipur

Central

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

East

*Some cities have more than one test centres to choose from. GMAC reserves the rights to change the test centres as per the preference without any prior notice.

The NMAT by GMAC™ will also be offered at following locations.

City

Country

Kathmandu

Nepal

Thimphu

Bhutan

Dhaka

Bangladesh

Colombo

Srilanka

 
  1. How many times can a test taker take NMAT by GMAC™?

A test taker will be able take the NMAT GMAC™ up to max  3 times (first attempt plus 2 retake attempts) together with no shows, if he/she wishes to.

  1. If a test taker takes the NMAT by GMAC™ exam more than 1 time, which of the scores out of these attempts will be considered by NMAT by GMAC™ accepting Schools?

 

Please visit NMAT by GMAC™ accepting school website for their policies on acceptance of NMAT score.

18. Will a test taker lose out in competing with others if he/she takes the NMAT by GMAC™ only once?

No. The test taker will not lose out in competing with others if he/she takes the NMAT GMAC™ by only once. Test takers are suggested not to get misled by others opinion on tests being easy or difficult in any given period of the test window. A test taker may be able to improve his/her score provided he/she performs better in re-takes. However, there’s no guarantee that the scores will improve in subsequent attempts/retakes. Scores will be out for all test takers and percentile scores will be calculated after all test takers have taken their test(s). Please refer www.nmat.org.in for final result announcement date.

19. What is the rationale behind allowing test takers to test multiple times?

Test takers have the alternate require taking the NMAT by GMAC™ exam a maximum choice of three times during the 75-day testing window. This option allows the assessment of the test takers’ best performance.

20. When will the NMAT by GMAC™ results be declared?

The NMAT GMAC™ scaled scores by section and test total scaled score will be going to be proclaimed within 4 to 5 weeks after the test taker has tested. The percentile scores will be calculated after all the test takers have taken their exam(s) till the last window. Please refer www.nmat.org.in for final result announcement date.

21. What do you mean by scaled scores and percentile scores?

Scaled scores - All the test forms are equated to account for any differences in overall difficulty and the raw test scores are placed on a common scale. This is done to confirm scores that are comparable across test forms such that the scores are not impacted by different test takers obtaining different test forms.

Percentile scores - The percentile rank or percentile score shows how a test taker scored when compared to all other test takers who took the examination (e.g. all test takers who took the NMAT GMAC™ exam). For example, if a test taker scores 75th percentile, the test taker scored better than 75% of the test takers who took the NMAT GMAC™ exam.

22. How will a test taker receive the results?

Test takers won’t be sent any results directly on their emails. NMAT GMAC™ will publish scaled scores section wise within 4 to 5 weeks after the test taker has tested. Candidates will be notified by email on availability of their score report which a candidate can access by logging into the NMAT GMAC™ account. Please refer www.nmat.org.in for final result announcement date.

FAQs – About the Registration Process

  1. How does a test taker register for NMAT by GMAC™?

Test takers will be able register for NMAT by GMAC™ through an online registration application available on the website www.nmat.org.in from 9:00 am (IST) onwards, starting July 2, 2019. Online registrations will close at 11:59 pm (IST) on Oct 3, 2019. GMGC will not accept registrations from test takers in any other mode or form.

  1. Why should a test taker register early?

Test taker are able to schedule the test on his / her required date, time slot and Test Centre only if seats are available at that Test Centre for the date and time slot being sought after (First Come First Serve basis). As test takers are needed to schedule their test after registering through an online application system, the earlier they register, the sooner they will be able to schedule their test. Test takers might not get their required date, slot and Test Centre if other test takers have already taken up the available seats for that particular date, slot and center. In such a scenario, test takers would need to look at other options of date, time slot and Test Centre and schedule their test accordingly. Also an early test scheduling helps in planning for retake attempts within the 75 days test window, should it be required, as a minimum gap of 15 days are required between two attempts.

  1. Does the "First come First serve" principle apply to Registration or Scheduling or both?

"First come First serve" principle applies to every registration and scheduling. The early one registers and makes payment; the early will be able to schedule the test. And the earlier one schedules the test; higher are the chances of getting the required date, time and test location.

  1. Can a test taker edit his/her registration application post registration payment?

Test takers are able to edit solely certain section like College Preference and Communication Preferences in their registration form after submitting the NMAT registration fee. Test takers are advised to visualize the information entered in the online registration form very carefully while registering and once again before submitting the registration as they will not be allowed to make any changes after submission.

  1. What are the specifications of the photograph to be uploaded on the registration Application?

Test takers must upload their recent photograph while filling the Registration application. Test takers should make sure the following while uploading their photo in the registration Application:

  • Photos should be in one of these formats: JPG, PNG, and GIF.
  • No landscaped or rotated pictures are allowed
  • Size should not exceed 1 MB.
  • Photo should have either white or lightly colored background.
  • Eyes should be open and clearly visible.
  • Test taker face should be distinctly visible, straight and at the centre. Shoulder tops should be also clear on the photograph.
  • Photograph should not be more than 6 months old.
  • Following photographs are not acceptable and are liable to get rejected:
  • Facebook photos and/or photos not having the above mentioned specifications of size.
  • Photos in which the test administration staff cannot sufficiently authenticate your identity.
  • Photos with a dark color background.
  • In the application form, what should the test taker fill in the Category field?

Under the Category field within in the application form, the following stand for:

  • GEN: General Category
  • SC: Scheduled Caste
  • ST: Scheduled Tribe
  • OBC: Other Backward Classes
  • NT: Nomadic Tribe
  • DT: DE notified Tribe including any other Category not listed here

Foreign Nationals ought to additionally choose GEN (General) in this field.

  1. Can a test taker register multiple times?

Test takers aren’t allowed to create duplicate/ multiple registrations. Candidature is liable to get rejected and fee forfeited, if the test taker registers multiple times. Test takers applying to numerous programs being offered by NMAT by GMAC™ accepting schools are needed to register just once and take up to a maximum of 3 attempts, including NO SHOWS. For retakes of the examination test taker has to pay applicable fees as per retake policy. Candidature of a test taker is liable to get rejected if the test taker has registered multiple times and has taken tests beneath different registration numbers.

  1. What if a test taker cannot register by the last date of registration? Does he/she have an option of registering late?

Test takers who are unable to register in the Registration window from July 2, 2019 to Oct 3, 2019 will have the option of registering through the online registration application available on the website during the Late Registration window from Oct 4, 2019 to Oct 14, 2019 by paying the prescribed fee as specified on the website

  1. What is the fee for NMAT by GMAC™exam?

Test takers applying for NMAT by GMAC™ test will be able to register for the programmes of NMAT by GMAC™ accepting Schools. Following table shows the applicable fee for NMAT by GMAC™.

Service

Fee

Test Registration (Early)

INR 2000 + applicable taxes

Test Registration (Late)

INR 2500 + applicable taxes

Retake

INR 2000 + applicable taxes

Reschedule

INR 1100 + applicable taxes

Additional Score Reports (beyond first five)

INR 200 / Score Report + applicable taxes

 

 

  1. Which cards are accepted for payment?

Credit & Debit Cards (Master and VISA), American Express, Diners Card are accepted for registration. Apart from these cards candidates will be able to pay through Net banking, UPI and Mobile Wallets as well.

  1. What is a CVV number?

Card Verification Value (CVV) is 3 or 4 digit unique numbers at the back of the credit card or debit card. In some cards, the CVV number might also be written on the front of the card, above the card number.

  1. The test taker has registered online and successfully completed the payment. What is the next step?

Test takers will receive an e-mail informing them regarding payment receipt and successful registration. Test taker will be able to download / print payment receipt and Admit card from the NMAT by GMAC™ account. In case a test taker has not received the same, he/she should contact the NMAT by GMAC™ helpdesk (+91-7303719966). Candidates will be able to schedule the test once the registration and payment is successful using the Registration system.

  1. How can a test taker schedule the test for the first time?

Test takers are needed to register online on www.nmat.org.in by filling in required details. Next step involves payment through the required mode of payment. Once the registration application is found to be complete in all respects and therefore the payment has been received by GMGC, the test taker can schedule the exam by through Schedule/Reschedule examination tab in candidate dashboard available out there within the NMAT by GMAC account. Test taker is ready to choose the date, time slot and Test Centre of his/her choice based on the availability of seats. The test can then be scheduled on a first come, first served basis (the earlier a test taker registers online, the better the chances of taking the test at the location, date and time of their preference). Following that, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the test taker containing the location, date and time of the scheduled test.

  1. What is the difference between Registration and Scheduling?

Registration suggests filling the online registration application and creating the requisite payment on www.nmat.org.in Scheduling means test takers scheduling their test for a certain preferred date, time and centre.

  1. What can lead to cancellation of the registration?

Test takers have to be compelled to make sure that the information submitted by them is correct and true in all respects. If any information given is found to be incorrect or false at a later date, GMGC reserves the right to prevent the test taker from testing and/or cancel the test score. In the event of the prohibition to test or cancellation of the score because of furnishing of incorrect/false information, the test registration fee will not be refunded.

NMAT by GMAC™ registration will stand off cancelled if there are duplicate registrations, the application has incomplete information or test fee is received by GMGC after the maturity date.

  1. Can a test taker re-schedule the test?

A test taker can re-schedule the test 72 hours or more prior to the scheduled appointment, subject to availability of seats, upon payment of the applicable fee. The re-schedule window will remain open from July 02, 2019 to December 14, 2019. Please also note that this transaction on any Master Card or a Visa card may be processed in US Dollars equivalent of the applicable fee, and depending upon the credit card organization’s arrangement there might be certain service charges or commission charged to the credit card account to be borne by the test taker. Please note that payment can only be made through a credit card (Master Card and Visa) as seats cannot be reserved and a real-time payment method is required to secure the new test appointment.

  1. When and how can a test taker decide to take a retake?

A test taker after taking his / her test can decide to retake NMAT by GMAC™ examination. Test taker are going to be allowed to pay for the retake test within the Retake tab in candidate dashboard available in NMAT by GMAC™ account by paying the applicable fee through the available payment modes. Retake options will be enabled in the test takers’ existing registration account after taking the first test and separate registration account isn’t needed. Test takers are allowed to require the NMAT by GMAC™ test, a maximum of three times (first attempt plus a maximum of two retake attempts, including NO SHOWS). A Test taker is going to be allowed to schedule the retake test on a date which is 15 days or more, later than the date of his/her previous attempt. In other words, a test taker can have to be compelled to wait at least 15 days before he / she can appear for a retake attempt. Test takers are needed to pay the applicable fee for each Retake attempt.

  1. When and how can a test taker decide to take a reschedule?

The Rescheduling option is going to be available to test takers for the period starting July 02, 2019 to December 14, 2019. A test taker will be able to decide to reschedule his / her test no later than 72 hours prior to the scheduled test, to a different date, time and test centre, subject to availability of seats, by paying an additional fee through Credit Card only. After the test taker receives the confirmation e-mail from Pearson VUE, she or he will be able to reschedule the test. Seat availability in terms of exam centre, slot or date will be on a “First come First serve” basis. A test cannot be rescheduled if 72 hours or less stay before the scheduled appointment time.

  1. If a test taker appeared for the first time in the NMAT by GMAC™ today. Can he/she schedule the retake test today?

Yes, the test taker will be able to schedule the retake test today for a date which is minimum 15 days later than nowadays.

  1. Can a test taker take the exam over two consecutive days?

No, a test taker will not be able to take the test on two consecutive days. The test taker is going to be needed to wait for 15 days before he/she can appear for the retake test.

  1. Can the test taker reschedule the test for later in the day?

No, the test taker cannot schedule the test for the similar day. Test takers will be able to schedule the test for any time 24 hours or later.

  1. After taking the NMAT by GMAC™, can a test taker schedule the retake for the same day?

No, the test taker cannot schedule his/her test for the similar day. One will be able to schedule his/her test for any time 24 hours or later from now. Also, there ought to be a gap of minimum 15 days between two attempts.

FAQs – On the Day of the Test

  1. What should the test taker carry on the day of test?

The test taker taking test at test centres in India will be required to carry the Admit card, confirmation e-mail (can be shown on mobile device or taken as a printout), two valid (non– expired and in original) IDs – one photo ID and another signature ID from the list below :

  • Photo ID
  • Passport
  • PAN Card
  • Voter's ID Card
  • UID/Aadhaar Card
  • Signature ID
  • Passport
  • PAN Card
  • Debit/Credit Card
  • Driving license
  • Admit Card:  Admit card is a document containing test taker registration details and photograph. Test takers are required to produce the admit card along with the necessary IDs and confirmation letter on the day of the test to allow them to take NMAT.
  • Photocopy of the Primary ID for submission at the Test centre.
  • Copy of Xth class certificate in case there is mismatch in the name between XTH class certificate and Test taker ID.
  • Any other document as advised by NMAT for differently abled candidates

Note: Test takers who are unable to fulfill the above forms of valid ID (non-expired and in original) and / or Admit card will not be admitted into the testing room and shall not be offered a refund. Please note that following are not acceptable as IDs on the day of the test:

  • Photocopies (attested or otherwise)
  • Notarized copies
  • Learner’s driving license
  • Candidates taking test at international test centres are required to bring following documents on the day of test at the test centre:
  • Confirmation email (can be taken as a printout)
  • Admit Card: Candidates are required to download their NMAT by GMAC™ Admit Card from their NMAT by GMAC account
  • Original passport (valid and non-expired) and a photocopy of the passport
  • Important: If you not able to fulfill the above forms of valid ID (non-expired, original format), Admit Card or confirmation email printout you will not be admitted into the testing room and will not receive refund.
  • A test taker is supposed to bring the confirmation e-mail along with him/her on the day of the test. What is the confirmation e-mail and how does a test taker get it?

Confirmation e-mail is the communication that the test taker receives on the e-mail ID mentioned on the registration application after a test taker has scheduled the test. It contains details of the test (day, time and test centre name and address). The email can be taken as a printout.

  1. What is the Admit card? Why is it important and how do one gets it?

Admit card is a document mentioning test taker registration details and photograph. Test takers will be able download their Admit card from the "Admit Card" tab provided in the NMAT GMAC™ account. It is mandatory to carry the admit card along with required IDs, confirmation letter and photocopy of the primary ID to be allowed to enter the NMAT GMAC™ test centre.

  1. When should a test taker report to the test centre?

Test takers must report back to their allocated test centre 45 minutes prior to the scheduled time mentioned on their confirmation e-mail.

  1. What will happen if a test taker reaches late for the test?

Test takers, who arrive at the test centre on the specific scheduled test date more than 15 minutes after the scheduled exam start time, may not be permitted to take the test and ought to forfeit the full cost of the test.

  1. What will happen if a test taker does not appear for the test?

Test takers, who do not appear at the test centre on the specified scheduled test date (first attempt or retake attempt(s)), will have to forfeit the full fee of the test. They will be marked a “No Show” and this will be treated as a trial. Test takers will be allowed a maximum of 3 attempts in NMAT by GMAC™ including “No show” as per the retake policy.

  1. What is the test taker identification process on the day of the test?

All test takers ought to be going through a test taker identification process on the day of the test. Digital photograph and digital signature of each test taker will be taken and kept for records. Any test taker not willing to participate within the test taker identification process won’t be allowed to sit for the test. Please note that tests will be administered underneath video surveillance.

  1. Should the name of the test taker match with the name appearing on the identification documents?

*Note: Just in case of test taker name modification, the test taker must show relevant legal documentation as proof of name change.

Test takers are needed to enter their name within the registration application as exactly mentioned in the photo ID proof. At the test centre, the test taker’s name needs to match the photo and signature ID documents that the test taker is carrying for verification to the test centre.

  1. A test taker needs to make calculations or make notes during the test; does he/she need to carry a rough sheet with him/her?

Test takers are not required to carry anything with them other than the confirmation e-mail print out, Admit card and two IDs for the test. Required letter paper will be provided to the test taker by the invigilator at the test centre.

  1. Are there any breaks during the test?

There are no scheduled breaks in the test. However, test takers will be able to take unscheduled breaks if they want during the test session. An unscheduled break means a break during which the clock does not stop. If a test taker requires taking a break, the actual time spent on the break will be subtracted from the time allotted to complete the test. No additional time will be given to complete the test. During the break, the test taker must leave the testing room. Upon re-entering the test room, the test taker must show a valid ID.

  1. Will a test taker be allowed to access his/her personal belongings during the unscheduled breaks that he/she take?

Test takers won’t be allowed to access any personal belonging including study material and mobile phone throughout the breaks they take. Test takers will only be able to access food or medicines, if any.

  1. While taking the test, can a test taker return to previous questions to review them or change answers?

Test takers will select the order of sections in NMAT by GMAC™ exam. Every section has a time limit related to it and during the time allowed for the section, test takers could move freely within the section. Test takers could come back to previous questions, change their answers and mark questions that they might prefer to review before completing the section. However, once the test taker completes the section or the section time is over, the test taker will not access any question in this section.

  1. What happens if a test taker clicks “NO, I do not Accept” on Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) screen by mistake?

Test takers are needed to click on “Yes, I accept” on NDA screen to start their test. If the test taker clicks on “No, I do not accept” deliberately or by mistake, he/she will be prompted to change the option on the next screen. However, if the test taker still clicks on “No, I do not accept”, the test will end. Test taker can then not be able to resume the test that day underneath any circumstances. Test centre staff won’t be able to do something and the test taker can lose the test attempt as well as forfeit the test fee.

  1. If while reviewing the questions on Review Screen, a test taker happens to click “End Review”, will he/she be able to return to the exam or review screen?

Once the test taker clicks on “End Review” button, the test taker will be prompted to confirm if he/she wishes to end the review. If the test taker reconfirms, then he/she will move to the “Next Section” or the “End Exam” screen as per the case. The test taker will not be able to return to the previous section or the review screen.

  1. What will happen if the computer malfunctions in the middle of the test?

In the unlikely event of a computer malfunction throughout the test, the test centre staff will need to reboot the computer. During this process, the test taker won’t lose any answers already entered. The computer system within the testing centre stores all test taker answers instantly. After rebooting, the computer will come back same as to where the test had stopped. Please note that the clock can have stopped once the computer reboots, and the clock will start as soon as the test is re-started by the test taker.

If a test taker faces any problem because of computer run-down, he/she should inform the Test Administrator immediately and the test will resume from the same point where the test taker had left at the time of malfunctioning. No request will be diverted when the section or the test is over.

  1. What should the test taker do if there is any problem with the test content or questions in the test?

Test takers are suggested to continue with their test after informing any doubts associated with a haulwith test content, questions or answer options to the Test administrator present at the test center. The Test Administrator will take the appropriate action to inform the same to Pearson VUE and GMGC. The complaints will be reviewed and if found correct, GMGC and/or Pearson VUE will take appropriate action to address the same and the test taker will not be penalized. No further more communication will be diverted in this regard.

  1. Will a test taker see the results on the day he/she takes the test?

Test takers will not be able to receive their results on the day they take their test. The results are displayed on NMAT website after 4-5 weeks of the test taker taking the test.

  1. What all activities are considered as prohibited before, during and after taking the NMAT by GMAC™ exam?

The following practices are prohibited:

• Hiring someone to require the test on your behalf

• Taking the test for someone else

• Memorizing and sharing the questions in any manner whatsoever

• Copying, asking or sharing answers with others throughout or when the administration of the test, in any manner whatsoever

• Carrying any prohibited item to the testing room

 • Receiving, discussing or disclosing exam content via text message, e-mail, in any internet “chat room” message board, or any other forum, before, during (including the break time), and after any administration of the NMAT GMAC™ exam.

  1. What are the penalties or consequences?

The penalties for engaging in prohibited practices are:

 • Cancellation of your scores

• Ban on future testing

• Notification to colleges / universities accepting NMAT by GMAC™ exam score

• Damages for infringement of copyright

• Legal prosecution

FAQs – More Information

  1. What is Computer Based Testing (CBT)?

CBT is a method of administering tests at a pre-determined testing location in which the responses are electronically recorded, assessed or both.

  1. What computer skills are needed to take tests via CBT?

The user interface is intended to minimize reliance on computer skills. Test takers ought not to have prior computer expertise to use CBT. At the start of the test, each test taker will receive a brief introductory tutorial that will instruct him/her on how to use the computer to answer questions and review responses. No typing skills are needed. The test taker will use the computer mouse to spotlight and ensure the response elect as every question appears on the screen. An invigilator can continuously be offered to answer questions regarding navigation throughout the duration of the test. A demo test is also offered free on the website for test takers to acclimatize themselves before the test.

  1. Does it take more time to complete the computerized test as compared to the paper version?

Experience with processed testing reveals that it always takes less time to finish the test. There aren’t any test booklets and answer sheets to manage and no ought to transfer answers manually to an answer sheet with CBT.

  1. Is some support available for differently abled test takers?

Pearson VUE, the CBT provider for the NMAT by GMAC™ exam is fully committed to comply with the Persons with Disability (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 for test takers with documented proof of weaknesses.

Test takers who wish to request for special help should fill the details in the online application while registering. The test takers should scan their Disability Certificate and upload to the registration application in order to be approved for necessary accommodation. Each application is going to be reviewed on a case-to-case basis. Pearson VUE can contact the candidate to schedule his/her test at their required test centre, date and time with the approved accommodation and will ensure proper assistance is provided to them.

  1. What are the advantages of a CBT over paper-and-pencil (p & p) test?

Experience with computerized testing reveals that it ordinarily requires less time to finish the test. There are no test booklets and answer sheets to manage and no need to compelling answers manually to an answer sheet with CBT.

  • Time saving – Test takers generally have to report at a p & p test centre much ahead of the scheduled time for the test, start at the same time and take necessary breaks and lunches to prevent test takers moving in and out of the testing room at different times. In a CBT environment, conditions are substantially more adaptable. Test takers will report up to half an hour prior to the test time and prefer to take breaks as per their convenience.
  • Flexibility in scheduling – A p & p test is offered at a limited number of test locations on limited test dates, therefore test takers may have to incur high travel prices and forgo opportunities as a result of the restricted access to the test event. The larger frequency of administration dates and venues provides test takers with increased access and scheduling flexibility, thus resulting in savings for them.
  • Test security – Test security is enhanced due to controls built into the delivery systems that limit questions to be seen by the test taker (test taker can only see one question at a time) and limit test access to authorized person solely.
  • Differently abled test takers – Most CBT interfaces are easy to use and they offer a standard testing environment that can be effectively adapted for test takers with special needs.
  • User interface – User Interface is designed to minimize reliance on computer skills. Test takers aren’t needed to own previous computer experience to use CBT. At the beginning of the test, each test taker gets a short early introductory tutorial that instructs him or her on how to use the computer to answer the questions and review responses. No typing skills are required. As every question appears on the screen, the test taker uses the computer mouse to highlight and confirm the response selected. An invigilator is often offered to answer questions relating to navigating throughout the duration of the test.
  • Format – The CBT is set up in a linear format. In a linear format, the test taker can answer a predetermined number of questions. The test questions don’t become progressively tougher based on answers to previous questions. Test takers are able to move forward and backward throughout the test, bookmark questions for return and review and change answer selections as many times as necessary during the allotted time before clicking the end and exit button of the test.
  • On-site assistance – Adequate on-site support is provided in the event that test takers need assistance during the testing session.
  • How can a test taker contact the NMAT by GMAC™ helpdesk for registration and payment related queries?

Please refer to the information given at the page www.nmat.org.in.

  • Phone Support: Phone Support: +91-7303719966 – Monday to Friday (except public holidays - 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM IST)
  • Email Support: nmatsupport@gmac.com

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