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Nov. 28, 2017
Narsee Monjee Management Aptitude Test

NMAT 2018NMAT 2018:Narsee Monjee Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) is conducted from October 5 to December 18, 2017. The test is held in computer based mode across 44 Indian cities and 4 abroad. Registration for retake is available from October 6 to December 14, 2017. The test carries 120 objective type questions from three sections- Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning. Each section have separate timings. NMAT 2018 result will be declared in the third week of January. NMAT cutoff will be released by the participating institutes after the declartion of result. On the basis of scores and cutoff, candidates will be called for next round of selection procedure to be conducted by the participating institutes. Candidates appearing for the exam can download their admit card after successful payment of application fees. Candidates can take three re-takes in NMAT by GMAC. 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.

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NMAT 2018 - Exam Overview

Exam Name Narsee Monjee Management Aptitude Test (NMAT)
Commonly known NMAT by GMAC
Conducting Body Graduate Management Admission Council
Exam category Postgraduate
Exam level National
Programmes covered MBA and other management programmes
Duration 120 minutes
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 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 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
Delhi Kathmandu
Mumbai Thimphu
Bengaluru Dhaka
Bhopal Colombo


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NMAT Admit Card 2018

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 Exam Pattern 2018

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)
Quantitative Skills 48 60
Logical Reasoning 40 38
Language Skills 32 22

NMAT Syllabus 2018

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.

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
Reading comprehension Problem-solving Arrangement

NMAT Result 2018

NMAT 2018 result will be declared in the third week of January. The scores of candidates are made available within four weeks from the date of exam. 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 2018

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.

NMAT cutoff

Colleges Cutoffs and percentile
LM Thapar School of Management 150 and above
IBS Business school 150+
MISB Bocconi 200+

NMAT Selection Procedure 2018

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.


NMAT Participating Institutes 2018

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
  • UPES
  • 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

Syllabus 20 October, 2017 . anangsha

NMAT Syllabus 2018 - The syllabus of NMAT contains the topics or chapters that candidates must prepare for the exam. The examination authority has not prescribed any syllabus for NMAT. However, the experts have suggested topics that are important for NMAT 2018 after analysing the previous years’ question papers. Candidates should prepare the topics given in NMAT syllabus since the question paper is based on the... Read more

Question Papers 21 October, 2017 . anangsha

NMAT Sample Papers: The sample papers of NMAT gives candidates an idea about the types of questions asked in the exam. NMAT 2018 sample papers have been designed based on the previous years’ question paper, syllabus and exam pattern. NMAT sample papers are prepared unlike the original question papers of the exam and practising these helps candidates to improve their speed, accuracy and question solving ability. NMAT... Read more

Admit Card 22 September, 2017 . anangsha

NMAT Admit Card 2018 – The admit card of NMAT will be generated immediately after the registration process. NMAT admit card is available online and candidates have to download it from the ‘Admit Card’ tab provided in the NMAT by GMAC account. To download and print NMAT 2018 admit card candidates should login with their user id and password provided after successful registration. NMAT admit card contains... Read more

Application Form 05 July, 2017 . aditya1

NMAT Application Form 2018 – The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has released the NMAT 2018 application form online on July 4. The candidates can fill and submit the NMAT application form 2018 until October 03, 2017. A link to access NMAT registration cum application form has been provided on this page. To apply for GMAC by NMAT, first candidates are required to register for the test by entering the... Read more

Exam Centre 15 June, 2017 . aditya1

NMAT Test Cities 2018 – The NMAT by GMAC 2018 is scheduled to be held from October 05, across 44 Indian and 4 International test cities. The list of NMAT test cities 2018 is provided on this page. The registration process is scheduled to start from July 04, and during the application process, applicants are required to enter their choice for NMAT 2018 test cities. However, candidates must make sure that the... Read more

Important Dates 04 July, 2017 . Team EC

NMAT Important Dates 2018 – The application process for NMAT 2018 exam has started on July 4 and will conclude on October 3, 2017. The MBA aspirants must stay updated on the NMAT important dates 2018. With the help of the NMAT 2018 dates, candidates can avoid missing deadlines. While applying for the test, the candidates can schedule as well as re-schedule for the test according to their convenience. If... Read more

Selection Process 19 June, 2017 . Team EC

NMAT Selection Procedure 2018 – After the announcement of the NMAT result, the selection procedure will commence. Based on the candidate’s score, they will be shortlisted for the NMAT Selection Procedure 2018. This year, a total of 23 management Institutes will be accepting the NMAT score. Each of these institutes will have their own NMAT 2018 selection procedure and cutoff scores. However, some of the common... Read more

Participating Institutes 16 June, 2017 . Team EC

NMAT Participating Institutes 2018 – GMAC has announced the list of NMAT 2018 participating Institutes. This year, there is a total of 23 NMAT participating institutes 2018. The list of NMAT by GMAC participating institutes is provided on this page. NMAT registration process will start from July 04, 2017, and the form will be available online. While filling in the application form, candidates can select 7 Institutes... Read more

Exam Pattern 18 October, 2017 . Team EC

NMAT exam pattern 2018: The exam pattern of NMAT comprises marking scheme, number of sections, total marks and number of questions. NMAT exam pattern 2018 has been prescribed by the exam conducting body. NMAT 2018 exam is being conducted in computer based mode from October 5 to December 18, 2017. According to NMAT exam pattern 2018, the exam comprises three sections - Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical... Read more

Eligibility Criteria 17 June, 2017 . Team EC

NMAT Eligibility Criteria 2018 – The management aspirants planning to apply for NMAT by GMAC are advised to check the eligibility norms of the test. Each candidate must fulfill all the required NMAT eligibility criteria 2018. If students fail to meet any of the NMAT by GMAC eligibility norms, then they will be disqualified on or during the admission rounds. Also, candidates must note that the application fee is... Read more

Colleges accepting NMAT

Entrepreneurship and Management Processes International
Entrepreneurship and Management Processes International
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Fortune Institute of International Business
Fortune Institute of International Business
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ITM Business School
ITM Business School
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Taxila Business School
Taxila Business School
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School of Inspired Leadership
School of Inspired Leadership
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