NMAT 2018 – The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) conducts Narsee Monjee Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) exam for admission to MBA and various management programmes offered by 23 business schools in India. NMAT 2018 is being conducted in the computer-based mode from October 5 to December 18, 2017 across 44 Indian cities and 4 cities abroad. Candidates can take three retakes in NMAT by GMAC . Registration for retake is available from October 6 to December 14, 2017. Candidates can download their NMAT admit cards after completion of registration. To be eligible for NMAT exam candidates must have a graduation degree in any discipline with 50%. NMAT comprises three sections – Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning. Aspirants can check their NMAT 2018 scores within four to five weeks of the exam. However, the final result will be declared in the third week of January 2018. Online registration for NMAT by GMAC was available from July 4 to October 3. While, late registration were open from October 4 to 14, 2017. Know more about NMAT 2018 such as eligibility criteria, application form, admit card, exam pattern, syllabus and result, etc below.
NMAT 2018 -Exam Overview
|Exam Name||Narsee Monjee Management Aptitude Test (NMAT)|
|Commonly known||NMAT by GMAC|
|Conducting Body||Graduate Management Admission Council|
|Programmes covered||MBA and other management programmes|
|Mode of exam||Computer based|
NMAT 2018 Important Dates
The table below contains the lists of important dates of NMAT 2018.
NMAT Important Dates
|S.No.||Events||Start Date||End Date|
|1.||NMAT 2018 application form||July 4, 2017||October 3, 2017|
|2.||Candidates can start scheduling for the test||July 4, 2017||October 16, 2017|
|3.||NMAT late registration starts from||October 4, 2017||October 14, 2017|
|4.||Candidates can register for re-take||October 6, 2017||December 14, 2017|
|5.||Candidates can reschedule for the test||July 4, 2017||December 15, 2017|
|6.||Applicants can re-take re-scheduling||October 6, 2017||December 15, 2017|
|7.||NMAT 2018 test will be held from||October 5, 2017||December 18, 2017|
|8.||Results to be announced on||Third week of January 2018|
|9||Last date to download||March 31, 2018|
NMAT Eligibility Criteria 2018
NMAT eligibility criteria has been prescribed by GMAC. According to the eligibility criteria, to be eligible for NMAT 2018 candidates must have a bachelor’s degree with minimum 50%. Final year graduation candidates can also apply for the exam. Candidates can appear for NMAT by GMAC up to a maximum 3 times i.e first attempt and two retake attempts. Applicants with two or more year of work experience will be given preference. Both national and international students can apply for NMAT. Read More
NMAT Application Form 2018
NMAT application form was available online from July 4 to 3. To fill the application form candidates had to first register for the exam. Post that candidates had to enter their personal and academic details as well as work experience, programme, upload photograph and preference of school. After submitting details candidates have to pay the examination fee online. Application fee was Rs 1800 for five programmes or schools. However those applying for more than five programmes or schools had to pay an additional amount of Rs 200. After successful registration candidates received an email with their unique NMAT by GMAC registration number. Candidates were allowed to edit certain details like preference of school and contact details. NMAT application form can be filled in three steps.
Steps to apply for NMAT
Step 1: Registration by submitting first, last name, country, mobile number, email id and choose a password.
Step 2: Filling the application form by personal, contact details, work experience, programmes, schools and upload photograph. Post that accept the terms and conditions and submit the application form.
Step 3: In the next step candidates have to pay their examination fees
Step 4: After successful registration, candidates can schedule their exam and download admit card.
NMAT Exam Centres 2018
NMAT will be conducted at 58 exam centres across 44 cities in India and 4 international cities. The list of NMAT exam cities in India are divided into five zones- North, West, South, Central and East. Candidates have to choose NMAT exam centres at the time of application. The lists of NMAT exam centres are given below.
NMAT exam centres
|Indian cities||International cities|
Check here for complete lists of NMAT exam centres
NMAT admit card of NMAT is available online. Candidates can download their admit card after successful registration and payment. To download NMAT admit card candidates have to login in their NMAT by GMAC account and enter user id and password generated after registration. NMAT admit card contains the registration details and photograph. Candidates should carry the admit card along with print out of confirmation email and two identity proofs. NMAT 2018 admit card is an important and without the same candidates will not be allowed to appear in the exam.
NMAT will be conducted in computer-based mode. According to NMAT exam pattern, the exam will be held for 120 minutes duration and each section have separate timings. The exam comprises three sections – Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning. The question paper will carry 120 questions. Candidates have the option to select the order and sequence of test sections. Candidates are advised to review their answer before they proceed to the next section. As per NMAT marking scheme, 3 marks will be awarded to candidates for correct answer and there is no negative marks for wrong answers. NMAT exam pattern 2018 is given below.
NMAT exam pattern
|Section||Number of questions||Time allotted (minutes)|
NMAT syllabus contains topics from Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning. The language skill section of NMAT comprises questions assess a candidate’s verbal ability, language structure skills and reading comprehension. While the quantitative skill section evaluates a candidate’s calculative ability. Questions in logical reasoning section are designed to tests a candidate’s analytical skills. Check below NMAT syllabus.
|Language Skills||Quantitative Skills||Logical Reasoning|
|Language usage & their rules||Arithmetic||Family tree|
|Para Jumble and Syntax||Modern Mathematics||Coding and Decoding|
|Grammar||Data interpretation||Decision-making & verbal skills|
NMAT 2018 result will be declared in the third week of January. The result will be announced online and no hard copy of the same will be sent to candidates by post. To check NMAT result candidates have to enter their user id and password. NMAT scorecard will have total score, sectional score and percentile ranking of the candidate. On the basis of NMAT scores candidates will be shortlisted for further rounds conducted by the participating institutes. The scaled scores are calculated after normalising the marks of candidates to adjust the difficulty level while the percentile scores are calculated at the end after all the candidates have appeared in the exam. After declaration of NMAT result 2018 the scores of candidates will be sent to the business schools that they have applied.
NMAT cutoff is the minimum marks that candidates must obtain to be shortlisted for the counselling rounds. NMAT cutoff will be released by the participating institutes after declaration of result. Each participating institute will prepare their own NMAT 2018 cutoff. NMAT cutoff depend on factors such as number of total number of candidates appeared in the exam, difficulty level, availability of seats etc. NMAT cutoff of previous years’ released by some of the participating institutes are given below.
|Colleges||Cutoffs and percentile|
|LM Thapar School of Management||150 and above|
|IBS Business school||150+|
The selection procedure of NMAT 2018 would depend on the business school the student has applied. Based on NMAT scores the participating institutes will prepare merit list to select candidates for the next round of selection process. Candidates will be called for Group Discussion (GD), Writing Ability Test (WAT), Case Discussion (CD) and Personal Interview depending on the institute’s selection procedure. Further, they will be offered final admission based on their NMAT scores, performance in GD/WAT/CD/PI, past academic records and work experience. The admission criteria vary as per the participating institutes.
A total of 23 management institutes will accept NMAT by GMAC score 2018. Check the list of participating Universities accepting NMAT 2018 score from the list below –
- NMIMS University
- Xavier University, Bhubaneswar
- MISB Bocconi
- IBS School of Business
- Shiv Nadar University
- Shiv Nadar University
- VIT University
- Amity University
- Thapar University
- Woxsen School of Business
- GITAM School of International Business, Visakhapatnam
- Hyderabad Business School, GITAM University
- SRM University
- BML Munjal University
- Mody University
- Ansal University
- Shoolini University
- JK Lakshmipat University
- Chitkara University
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