NMAT 2018: The result of NMAT has been declared. Narsee Monjee Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) was conducted from October 5 to December 18, 2017. The test was held in computer based mode across 44 Indian cities and 4 abroad. Registration for retake was available from October 6 to December 14, 2017. The test carried 120 objective type questions from three sections- Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning. Each section had separate timings. NMAT cutoff will be released by the participating institutes. On the basis of scores and cutoff, candidates are called for next round of selection procedure to be conducted by the participating institutes. NMAT is conducted for admission to management programmes offered by 18 business schools in the country. Read below for more details on NMAT result, cutoff, admit card, exam pattern, syllabus and selection procedure.
|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|
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 was held from||October 5, 2017||December 18, 2017|
|8.||Results to be announced on||December 19, 2017|
|9||Last date to download||March 31, 2018|
NMAT eligibility criteria has been prescribed by GMAC. According to the eligibility criteria, to be eligible for NMAT 2018 candidates must have a bachelors 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 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.
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 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.
|Indian cities||International cities|
Check here for complete lists of NMAT exam centres
NMAT admit card of NMAT was 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 was conducted in computer-based mode. According to NMAT exam pattern, the exam was held for 120 minutes duration and each section have separate timings. The exam comprised three sections - Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning. The question paper carried 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.
|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 candidates verbal ability, language structure skills and reading comprehension. While the quantitative skill section evaluates a candidates calculative ability. Questions in logical reasoning section are designed to tests a candidates 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 was declared on December 19. The result has been 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 email id and password. NMAT scorecard have total score, sectional score and percentile ranking of the candidate. On the basis of NMAT scores candidates are 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 institutes 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