NMAT 2018 – The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has released the application form for NMAT session 2018 – 20. The MBA aspirants preparing for NMAT 2018 can start applying for the test from July 04, 2017. The test will be held in a computer-based mode from October 05 until December 18, 2017, i.e. for 75 days across 44 Indian cities and 4 foreign cities. It must be noted that candidates can retake the test twice after their first attempt. The application form is available only in online mode. In order to apply for the test, a link has been provided on this page for the convenience of the candidates. Applicants must make sure that they fulfill all the eligibility norms before they apply for the test. Only the candidates who submit the application form will be able to access the admit card. The date for the release of result is yet to be announced, however, one can expect it to be available in the third week of January 2018. A total of 20 B-Schools will be accepting the NMAT by GMAC 2018 score. Know more about the NMAT 2018, dates, eligibility criteria, application process, admit card, syllabus, result, etc. from this page.
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The schedule for NMAT is available and candidates who are applying for the test must make sure they are familiar with the dates. If candidates fail to meet the deadlines, then they won’t be able to appear for the entrance test. The table below provides the list of important dates of NMAT by GMAC 2018.
|NMAT 2018 Important Dates|
|S.No.||Events||Start Date||End Date|
|1.||Application process||July 04, 2017||October 03, 2017|
|2.||Candidates can start scheduling for the test||July 04, 2017||October 16, 2017|
|3.||Late registration starts||October 04, 2017||October 14, 2017|
|4.||Candidates can register for re-take||October 06, 2017||December 14, 2017|
|5.||Candidates can reschedule for the test||July 04, 2017||December 15, 2017|
|6.||Applicants can re-take re-scheduling||October 06, 2017||December 15, 2017|
|7.||Test will be held from||October 05, 2017||December 18, 2017|
|8.||Results to be announced on||Third week of January 2018|
NMAT 2018 – General Facts
Some common facts about NMAT by GMAC 2018 are –
- Common Name: NMAT by GMAC
- Conducting Body: Graduate Management Admission Council
- Mode of Exam: Computer based
- Exam Schedule: Test will be held from Oct 05 – Dec 18 (for 75 days). Candidates can schedule their exam according to their convenience.
- Conducting cities: 44 Indian cities and 4 International cities.
- Participating Institutes: 20 Universities (23 Institutes).
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It is important for the MBA aspirants applying for NMAT 2018 to become familiar with the eligibility norms of the test. If candidates fail to meet any of the eligibility norms, then they will be disqualified from the test on before the counselling rounds. Applicants must note that the eligibility norms of NMAT by GMAC 2018 will differ with the category and management programmes of the various Institutes. Some of the common features of NMAT eligibility criteria 2018 are –
|For Indian Nationals|
|For Foreign Nationals|
Note: The International students must make sure they get clearance from their respective governments and on Student visa from the Indian Embassy in their country.
The registration cum application form has been made available online. To apply for the test, one can click on the subhead above. To apply for the test, aspirants are required to first register by entering the required details. On successful registration, candidates will receive their login credentials. With the provided details, they are required to login and access the application form. For more details on the registration cum application process, check the steps provided below –
- Step 1: Click on the link provided in the article.
- Step 2: Enter all the required details and submit the registration form. On successful registration, applicants will receive the login credentials.
- Step 3: With the provided credentials, candidates must log in and start filling in the application form.
- Step 4: After entering all the required details and uploading the scanned images, applicants are required to pay the application fee and conclude the application process.
- Step 5: On successful registration, candidates will receive a confirmation email on their registered email address along with their unique registration number.
For more details on the NMAT Application form 2018, click on the sub-head above.
NMAT Application Fee 2018
The application fee for NMAT 2018 is Rs. 1800 (excluding the applicable taxes). For more details on the application fee of NMAT by GMAC, check the table below –
|Fee for registration without the late fee||1800/- + taxes|
|Fee for registration with late fee||2000/- + taxes|
|Fee for retaking the test||1800/- + taxes|
|Fee to reschedule the exam||1000/- + taxes|
|For score reports (more than 7)||200/- per report + taxes|
A total of 23 Management Institutes affiliated to 20 Universities will be accepting the NMAT by GMAC score 2018. For the complete list of the NMAT 2018 participating institutes, candidates can click on the sub-head above. 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
The candidates appearing for NMAT by GMAC 2018 must make sure that they are familiar with the syllabus of the test. With the help of the syllabus of NMAT 2018, candidates will become familiar with the various topics and sub-topics that dominate the test and various sections. Also, getting familiar with the syllabus of the test, candidates won’t waste time preparing unnecessary topics. Both the test pattern and syllabus of the test will help the candidates to understand the structure of the test. For more details on NMAT syllabus, click on the sub-head above.
The entrance test for NMAT 2018 will be held across 44 Indian cities and 4 International cities. The list of Indian cities can be divided into five zones, which are North, West, South, Central and East. On the day of the test, candidates are required to reach their examination venue according to the mentioned timing. Also, candidates are required to carry the admit card along with a valid photo ID and the necessary documents to the examination centre. Failing to carry any of the required documents, candidates won’t be allowed to enter the examination hall and write the test.
The four international cities are –
For more details on NMAT 2018 examination centres, click on the sub-heading above.
The test will be held in a computer-based mode and there will be a total of 120 questions. The questions will be distributed among three sections, which are Language Skills, Language Skills and Logical Reasoning. Candidates will be allotted 120 minutes to complete the test. However, the aspirants must remember that the time limit will vary with the sections. For a better picture of the test pattern of NMAT by GMAC 2018, check the table below –
|Section||Number of questions||Time allotted (minutes)|
The admit card of NMAT will be available in online mode only. Right after the conclusion of the application procedure, the candidates will receive a confirmation message along with a link to download the admit card. After downloading the admit card, candidates must check the details printed on it and make sure they are error free. In case of any errors in the admit card details, candidates must contact the exam officials.
The NMAT admit card is an important document and candidates must carry the same to the examination hall on the day of the test. Also, the test takers must make sure they carry the necessary documents to the exam hall. The details about the candidate, photograph and registration details will be printed on the admit card.
The NMAT 2018 result will be available online only and the conducting body won’t send any hard copy of the result via mail or courier. To access the result, candidates are required to log in with their ID and password. The score of NMAT 2018 will be accepted by a total of 23 Institutes for admission to the MBA programmes. Regarding the result, GMAC will be sending an email to the registered ID of the candidates. The result will provide details about the total score, the sectional score and percentile ranking of the candidate. Based on the score, the test takers will be shortlisted for the counselling rounds of the various participating institutes.
The cut off scores of NMAT by GMAC are the minimum marks that candidates must obtain to get shortlisted for the counselling rounds. The NMAT cut off scores will vary with the Institute and category of the candidates. Each participating institute will prepare their own NMAT 2018 cutoff scores. These cutoff marks if NMAT will be prepared on the basis of various factors such as the total number of test takers, difficulty level of the test, availability of seats, etc. Candidates can expect the NMAT cutoff 2018 scores to be similar to previous year.
Based on the scores obtained by the candidates, the participating institutes will prepare the merit list and will publish them on their official websites. These test takers are required to participate in the counselling rounds of these Institutes. On the day of counselling, candidates are required to be present at the prescribed venue along with the required documents. Only after completing all the counselling process, candidates will be granted admission into the Management programmes of these Institutes.