Upcoming Examination NMAT 2020 :Exam Date , Registration , Important Dates , Syllabus , Exam Pattern , Eligibility, Admit Card and Result

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 1.  About NMAT

 2. NMAT syllabus

 3. NMAT eligibility criteria

 4. FAQ's

 5. NMAT  exam highlights


What is NMAT?

NMAT is university level entrance exam for admission to MBA/PGDM courses. The exam is organized by GMAC that is Graduate Management Admission Council. NMAT is conducted for the admission to the upcoming batches that is MBA Admissions 2020. NMAT exam is computer based and is conducted in 75-day test window. Earlier the full form of NMAT was NMIMS Management Aptitude Test then GMAC acquired NMAT and it became NMAT by GMAC. The NMAT examination  is the computer-based test, which is available through GMAC in a lot of  participating institutes for students.

The candidates  can choose the 7 colleges or schools to get admission as per their score.
NMAT is a unique MBA entrance exam on the lines of GMAT, wherein the candidate can attempt the exam thrice in a 75-day test window.


NMAT Syllabus :     

The syllabus of NMAT is prescribed by GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council) each year.

The NMAT syllabus consists of 3 sections i.e.

1.Verbal Ability

2.Logical Reasoning

3. Quantitative skills

The first step towards preparation of this exam is knowing the NMAT syllabus. The syllabus of NMAT is as follows:

1. Verbal Ability

  • English grammar and  vocabulary
  •  Reading comprehension
  • Fill in the blanks
  • English usage
  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • Idioms , phrases and clauses
  • Sentence error/correction
  • Word meaning
  • Statement correction
  • Para jumbles


2. Logical Reasoning

  • Numeric grid
  • Coding and decoding
  • Series
  • Critical reasoning
  • Calendars
  • Strong arguments and weak arguments
  • Multi-dimensional arrangements
  • Syllogisms
  • Puzzles
  • Statement conclusions
  • Arrangement
  • Course of action
  • Blood relations
  • Family tree


3. Quantitative Skills

  • Number systems
  • Algebra (Linear/Quadric Equation)
  • Quantitative skills
  • Percentage
  • Trigonometry
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Profit and loss
  • Bar Graph, line graph, pie charts and Tables
  • Arithmetic
  • Average
  • Time, speed and distance
  • 2D and 3D geometry and statistics
  • Modern math
  • Work and Time
  • Mixture and solution
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Permutations and combinations
  • Coordinate geometry
  • Mensuration
  • Probability



NMAT exam pattern

The exam pattern of NMAT includes the total number of questions that will be asked in the entrance test, the time that will be allotted for each section so on and so forth.




Mode of Examination

Computer Based test

Nature of Questions

Multiple choice questions (MCQ's)

Number of Sections


Number of Questions


Test duration

 2 hours

Negative marking of wrong answers


Marking of Normal Questions

 1mark each

Total Marks




NMAT exam syllabus contains three sections and all the three sections are  allotted respective timings to complete:


Number of questions




22 Minutes

Quantitative ability


60 Minutes

Logical Reasoning




120 questions

120 Minutes


Best Books for NMAT :

The best preparation material for NMAT is NMAT by GMAC official guide. Beside this guide book the candidates can also prepare from the books recommended for CAT and other MBA entrance  exams,  as the syllabus of them are more or less the same.


Book Name


NMAT by GMAC Official Guide

Arun Sharma

How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT

Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT

R.S. Aggarwal

Quantitative Aptitude

Ajay Singh

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

Arun Sharma

Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT

Nishit K. Sinha

Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT

Arun Sharma

How to prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT


NMAT Eligibility Criteria :

There are some  basic factors  in NMAT by GMAC eligibility criteria 2020 which candidate needs to appear in NMAT exam and they are:

1. The candidates who are applying for NMAT exam 2020 must have completed their graduation degree of at least three years duration from a recognized university.

2. Percentage of minimum marks in graduation should be as per the requirement of MBA college or equivalent CGPA.

3. There is no age limit for applying to the NMAT exam 2020.

4. Candidates can apply for NMAT 2020 irrespective of the subjects they have studied in class 12th and graduation degree.

5.  Candidates currently appearing in the final year examination of graduation degree or awaiting results are also eligible for NMAT exam. However, admissions of such candidates will be on provisional basis until they submit the proof of qualifying exam and fulfilling the eligibility criteria.

6. Candidates who have completed professional degree (CA/CS/ICWA) or are waiting for the result can also apply.

7.Mere fulfillment of minimum NMAT eligibility criteria 2020 will not ensure consideration for short listing by the institute.


NMAT Eligibility Criteria 2020 for Courses in NMIMS Campuses





NMIMS Mumbai

 MBA Pharmaceutical


1.Candidate must have bachelors degree in Pharmacy, Medical technology ,Life sciences, MBBS, BHMS, BDS,BAMS, B.Sc. Biotechnology, M.Sc. Biotechnology with minimum 50% marks.


2.Post Graduate degree holders in Economics, Psychology and Sociology from a known  University.


3.B.Tech. Bio-Medical, B.E. Bio-Tech., B.E. Bio-Medical, B.Tech. Bio-Tech.


4. Candidates are given preference if they have work experience of more than 2 years in Pharmaceutical companies.


NMIMS Mumbai Campuses


Analytics/MBA  HR and Decision



1.Candidates must have bachelors degree with minimum of 50% aggregate from a recognized university.

NMIMS Bangalore

NMIMS Navi Mumbai

NMIMS Hyderabad

NMIMS Indore





1. Candidates must have bachelors degree with minimum of 50% aggregate from a recognized university


Eligibility Criteria for getting into NMAT by GMAC Preferred Colleges




ICFAI Business School

Campuses: Ahmedabad,

Bangalore, Dehradun, Jaipur and Kolkata


1. Candidate must have bachelors degree with minimum of 15years of education from a known university.


2. Candidate must hold minimum of 50% marks.


3. Those with non-English medium in graduation must submit TOEFL/ NELT/ IELTS score.


4. Applicants in final year of bachelor’s degree course are also eligible to apply. Candidates should fulfil graduation requirements (including viva /practical examinations  / assignments).



Amrut Mody School Management


1.The candidate must have Bachelors degree or equivalent qualification from any university declared to be deemed as a university under section 2 of UGC Act , 1956.

2. Candidate must hold 50%(45% for SC/ST candidates)  marks  or equivalent CGPA .


3.  Applicants in final year of bachelor’s degree course are also eligible to apply. Applicant  must create  a certificate from the authority  of the university certifying that the candidate has obtained 50% marks or equal to  based on latest available marks/grades.


4. Those candidates who are awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the equivalence would be based on the equivalence certified by the university/ institution from where they have obtained bachelor's degree.

Thapar School of Management


1. Graduate Degree or Post Graduate Degree in any discipline or graduate degree with a pass in all parts/sections of the Intermediate examination of CA/ICWA/ACS from a recognized university or institute.


2.Candidates must hold 50% marks in aggregate.


3. Candidates having extraordinary managerial/leadership potential demonstrated through at least one year of experience are exempt from having 50% marks in their graduation/post graduation.

Shiv  Nadar University

I- Global MBA

1. Candidate must have Bachelors Degree from a known university, Deemed Universities, Institutions of National Importance or from a Professional body including ICAI, ICSI, ICWAI, etc.


2. Candidate must  gain 50% marks or equivalent CGPA.


3. Those awaiting result of the final year exam can also apply for the program. A conditional proffer of admissions will be made subject to achieve the minimum mandatory scores in the final exam.


SDA Bocconi Asia Centre

International Master in Business (IMB)


1. Candidate must have Bachelor's Degree or equivalent qualification in any discipline from a known university.


2. The student must gain 50% marks in class 10th, 12th(considering all subjects) and graduation(considering aggregate of all semesters/years) each and 65% as an average of 10th + 12th + Graduation.


3. No minimum work experience is required. 

Alliance University


1. Applicant must  have bachelors degree in any discipline from a recognized institution.


2. Candidate must gain minimum of  50% marks (45% for SC/ST) or equivalent to it.

Woxsen School of Business Management


1. Candidate must have bachelors degree or equivalent from any of the recognized university.


2. Candidate must gain 60% marks in class 10th, 12th and Graduation.

BML Munjal University














MBA Business Analytics



















MBA Finance and Investment Banking

1. Candidate should have bachelors degree or equivalent or final year students from any of the known universities.


2. Candidate must obtain 50% marks .


3. Work experience will be given preference but not mandatory.


1. Candidate must have Bachelor's Degree or equivalent or Final year students from any of the recognized institute.

 BTech / BCA / MCA / BSc / BSc (Economics) or any other under graduate degree with Computer Science as one of the electives will be preference.

2. Candidate should hold minimum of 60% marks .


3. Work experience is preferred but is not mandatory.



1.Candidate must hold Bachelor's Degree or equivalent or Final year students from any of the recognized institute. Students with a Commerce background / undergoing/completed CA first year will be given preference.


2.The student must obtain minimum or equivalent to 60% marks.


3. Work experience is given preference but is not mandatory.

GITAM Hyderabad Business School


1. Candidate should obtain bachelors degree or equivalent qualification (on 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 basis) in any discipline.


2. Candidate must hold minimum of 50% marks.


3. Candidates appearing in the final year of their Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent are also eligible, provided they furnish the proof of having met the minimum eligibility criteria.



GITAM School of International Business


1.Candidates must be Graduate (after 10+2) or those awaiting results of Final Year Degree examinations from a recognized University.


2. Candidate should hold 50% Marks or Second Class or equivalent CGPA.         

Bennett University













1. Candidates who are graduates(minimum duration of 3 years) or Final year students from a recognized University.


2.Candidate must have minimum aggregate score of 50%.



1.Candidates who are Graduates or Post Graduates or Final year students from a recognized Indian or Foreign University.


2.Candidate must hold  50% score in Class X, XII, UG/PG.


3. Professional experience is not mandatory.


4.There is age limit i.e. Age less than or up to 26 years as on start date of Program .


 FAQs :

Q. How many times can candidate  register for the NMAT exam?

A. No duplicate/multiple applications are accepted for NMAT 2020 exam. Multiple registration can in fact lead to the cancellation of candidature and fee being forfeited.


Q. Is there any form correction facility for NMAT 2020 Application Process?

A. No changes  except for the 'School Preference' and 'Communication Preference' fields in the application form are allowed after submission of application fee. All the particulars must be carefully cross checked before submitting the application form.


Q.  What are the sections included  in NMAT 2020?

A. The NMAT by GMAC exam is computer based test and gives each candidate a randomly generated test from a pool of questions, delivered one-at-a-time.

The three sections NMAT include are :

1. Language skills

2. Quantitative skills

3. Logical Reasoning


Q. Is calculator is allowed in NMAT exam ?

A. No, the calculators are not allowed in the NMAT exam  since it is perceived that the calculations are doable in the test.


Q. Do all the students in a window get the same paper?


The NMAT by GMAC  examination  is computer-delivered and provides every  candidate a randomly generated test from a pool of queries, delivered one-at-a-time.


 Q.  Do I have to pay registration fees every time I reapply for the NMAT exam?

A. Yes you need to pay NMAT registration fee every time you retake your exam. You will be able to retake the examination  2 times after appearing it once. All the time  you have to register for INR 2000. Exam rescheduling is for INR 1100.



Q. What are the NMAT exam windows?

A. The NMAT exam is conducted over 75 day period. It is divided into 5 windows in which each window is 15 days long (first and last date is inclusive in the window).


Q. What do scaled scores and percentile scores refer to in NMAT exam?

A. Here is the basic difference between scaled scores and percentile scores in NMAT:

Scaled scores – The test forms are equated to account for any difference in the overall difficulty and the raw test scores are normalized on a common scale to arrive at scaled scores.

Percentile scores - The percentile rank or score is an indicator of candidate’s score/rank when compared with the score/rank of all the other test takers.


Q. Specification for documents to be uploaded in the application form?

               A. The main specification for uploads in the application form are:

  • Acceptable photograph formats - JPG, PNG, and GIF.
  • Landscape or rotated pictures are not acceptable.
  • File size of images should not exceed 1 MB. Photographs should have a preferably white or light-colored background.
  • Photographs should have a preferably white or light-colored background.


NMAT Exam Highlights:

The table below covers the major highlights of NMAT exam:



Exam Name

NMIMS Management Aptitude Test

Conducting Body

GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council)

NMAT 2020 Convening Body


Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Level


Exam Mode


Exam Pattern

120 Questions

Exam Syllabus

Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning

Exam Duration

180 Minutes



Exam Purpose

Admission into top business Schools of India such as - ICFAI, NMIMS, Shiv Nadar, SP JIMR, XIMB, ISB, VIT, SDA Bocconi, LM Thapar etc.

Course Offered


Exam Fees


Number of Applications Received

More than 30,000

No. of Test Cities


Exam Helpdesk No.

0120 4397855


NMAT Important Dates :

Exam Activity

Start Date

End Date

Online Registration

First Week of July,2020

First Week of 2020

Scheduling of Exam

First Week of July,2020

Second Week of October,2020

Late Registration

First Week of October,2020

Second Week of October,2020


First Week of October,2020

Second Week of December,2020


First Week of July,2020

Second Week of December,2020

Exam Date

First Week of October,2020

Third Week of December,2020

Announcement of Result


Third Week of January,2021

Downloading of Official Score Card


Last Week of March,2021



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