NMAT 2017 – NMAT by GMAC


NMAT 2017 - NMAT by GMACNMAT 2017 – Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) conducted NMAT 2017 in 75 days exam window, from October 07 to December 20, 2016. The final NMAT 2017 result has been announced on January 17, 2017. A link to check the NMAT result and score has been provided here below. The candidates are required to login using their email ID and password for accessing the result. The scaled score for each section, a total score and a percentile ranking obtained by the candidates is furnished in the scorecard. Based on this final percentile, the candidates will now be shortlisted for the Group Discussion and Personal Interview rounds by the participating colleges. This year, there are 18 colleges which will be granting MBA admission taking into consideration the NMAT 2017 score. For more details on the NMAT 2017, result, cutoff, selection process, etc. keep reading this article.  



Important Dates related to NMAT 2017 by GMAC 

The candidates can check all the important dates and events related to NMAT 2017 from the table below. 

Events Dates
NMAT 2017 held from 07 October to 20 December 2016
Final result (score & percentile) declared on 17 January 2017

Click on the caption-head here to check the complete schedule. 

What was new in NMAT 2017?

  • 5 new test cities were added this year – Pune, Baroda, Gurgaon, Jamshedpur and Manipal.
  • The candidates were able to pay the application fee using mobile wallet this year. There was option to pay through 12 leading mobile wallets.
  • Only one account was needed for registration, scheduling, rescheduling, downloading admit card and score card.
  • Score of the test will be accepted by 18 renowned Institutes.

NMAT Result 2017

The final result of NMAT by GMAC 2017 has been announced by GMAC on January 17, 2017. The scorecard furnishes the final score and percentile. The result is available online and a link to access the same has been provided here on this page. Also, an email indicating the score will be sent to candidates on their registered email id. For downloading the scorecard, the candidates will have to login to their respective student account. NMAT result will furnish a scaled score for each section, a total score as well as a percentile ranking obtained by the candidate. 

NMAT Cutoff 2017

All the Institutes accepting NMAT 2017 score will now individually announce the cutoff as the final percentile has been announced on January 17, 2017. By cutoff we mean, the least percentile that they will decide after considering various factors and based on which they will select candidates for granting admission. The candidates who will score equal to more than this decided cutoff will only be considered for admission. 

NMAT by GMAC Participating Institutes 2017

The candidates can take admissions to various management courses offered by the below listed Universities on the basis of their NMAT 2017 score. Few of the participating Institutes have been listed here below.

  • NMIMS University, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad
  • University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES)
  • NIIT University, Delhi NCR
  • SRM University, Chennai
  • VIT University, Vellore
  • Amity University
  • Alliance University, Bangalore
  • ICFAI University, Hyderabad and other locations
  • BML Munjal University, Delhi
  • Chitkara University

To access the complete list of the participating Institutes, the candidates can click on the caption head. 

NMAT Eligibility Criteria 2017

The candidates interesting in taking up this test must ensure that they meet its eligibility criteria. Only after checking the eligibility norms, they should proceed with the registrations. The criteria to write the exam is as follow – 

For Indian Candidates

  • Any candidate willing to apply must have a full time Bachelor degree (10+2+3/4) in any discipline from any recognized University with minimum 50% marks in aggregate in the first attempt.

For International Candidates

  • Any international candidate willing to apply must have a full time Bachelor degree (10+2+3/4) in any discipline from any recognized University with minimum 50% marks in aggregate in the first attempt.
  • They also must have valid GMAT score of 600 and above (The GMAT score for last 3 years up to October 2016 will be taken into consideration).
  • International candidates having more then 2 years of post qualification experience will be preferred.

All the admissions for international candidate is subject to them getting clearance for the candidate’s Government (if required) and a student visa from the Indian Embassy in the candidate’s country.

Click on the caption-head to know the course wise eligibility norms and the eligibility criteria in detail.

NMAT Application Form 2017

The registration process is online and has commenced from 04 July 2016. To register, the candidates can click on the link provided in this article. Once the candidates complete their registration, they are required to log in using their email ID and password to access the application form. After successful login, the candidates must fill the application form by entering the details such as personal, education, work experience, contact, the list of programmes to send scores, and the ID that he/she will carry to the test centre to appear for the exam. On successful registration and submission of application form, the candidates will be eligible for the entrance test and retake exam.

NMAT Registration Fee 2017

To apply for the test, the applicants will have to pay a non-refundable application fee. This fee can be paid using Visa, Master Card, Debit Card, American Express, Net Banking, Demand Draft or Dinners Club.

The table below lists the amount of the application fee which the candidate is required to pay.

Service Amount of Fee
For Registration (Early) Rs. 1700 + Applicable Taxes
For Late Registration Rs. 2000 + Applicable Taxes
For Retaking NMAT 2016 Rs. 1700 + Applicable Taxes
For Rescheduling Rs. 1000 + Applicable Taxes
For sending Additional Score Reports (beyond first seven) Rs. 200 per Score Report + Applicable Taxes

NMAT Test Cities 2017

The test will be held in 23 major cities of the country. A total of 32 exam centres will be set up GMAC in order to accommodate thousands of the aspirants. While registering for the test, the candidates will be required to fill the test city and the test centre from where they would like to appear for NMAT 2017. The NMAT exam centre will be allotted on the basis of first come first serve. 

Check the list of NMAT test cities here below.

Region NMAT 2017 Test Cities
North Chandigarh, Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow, Gurgaon, Noida
West Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Nagpur, Baroda, Pune
South Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Hyderabad
Central Bhillai, Bhopal, Indore
East Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Kolkata, Patna, Jamshedpur

To know how you can change the test centre and for more details on test cities, click on the caption-head.

NMAT Admit Card 2017

On successful NMAT 2017 registration, the candidates can download the NMAT Admit Card. An email will be sent to the registered email Id of the candidates to access and download the admit card. They must download it and take few print outs of the same. The admit card must be carried to the allotted test centre for the purpose of verification. The candidates will not be allowed to take the test in case they will fail to produce a valid ID and admit card on the day of the test.

NMAT Exam Pattern 2017

The exam is a computer administered test. Duration of the test is 2 hours with sectional time limit. Total 120 multiple choice questions will be asked in the exam from 3 sections. The candidates can choose the order of the sections.  The following table will provide more clarity on the exam pattern –

Section No. of questions Time duration
Language Skills 32 22 minutes
Quantitative Skills 48 60 minutes
Logical Reasoning 40 38 minutes
Total 120 questions 120 minutes


For better understanding of the NMAT test pattern, the candidates can practice the NMAT Sample Papers. Rigorous practice of these will help the aspirants draw an idea about the type of questions which are usually asked in the exam. 

NMAT Syllabus 2017

The syllabus of the test is not officially released by the conducting authority. But the students do search for the same all over the internet as it is important to prepare for the test as per the apt syllabus. Therefore, we have compiled the list of all the important topics from which the questions are asked in the exam from all the 3 sections. The candidates can click on the caption head to know the NMAT 2017 syllabus in detail for all the sections.  

About NMAT 2017

The test was held across 23 cities of India in 75 day test window. The candidates were able to schedule the test date, time and exam centre as per their convenience. The aspirants had the option of writing NMAT 2017 thrice in an admission cycle after making the payment of application fee once. This way they were able to improve their score. Also, they could select the list of programmes where they would like to send their test scores before or after taking the exam.

In one time registration fee, candidates were able to send their scores upto 7 programmes. However, for sending the scores to more than 7 programmes before or after, candidates will have to pay an additional fee. Candidates can view their result and can then decide, whether to apply to various business schools or retake the test depending on the result.

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