All you need to know about the the NMAT Exam

All you need to know about the the NMAT Exam

MBA Entrance | NMAT | 24th September 2022

About NMAT

A globally reputed and leading institute in management education, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) offers a post-graduate diploma in management (PGDM). One of the best management programs in the country known for its excellent career opportunities. In order to procure admission in PGDM, candidates need to give NMAT which is conducted by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). It is a two-year program that is offered to graduate students. If any candidate is having any work experience it is an advantage as most experienced students are preferred.

After giving NMAT, students have to appear for group discussion and personal interview which is scheduled by the college. Post Interview merit list is published which includes the names of the selected candidates. It is an online test that can be given either in the exam centre or at home through proctoring. Unlike other MBA entrance tests, it gives an opportunity of three attempts to its students giving them a chance to improvise their scores. Many top MBA colleges like NMIMS, IBS, VIT, etc accept NMAT scores for admission.

Eligibility Criteria for NMAT All candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria of NMAT before applying for the examination:-

  1. Candidates must hold a graduation degree to be eligible for NMAT 2022
  2. Minimum 50% marks are needed to give NMAT examination
  3. If there is work experience of the candidates it will be an advantage for the candidate.
  4. There is no age bar to apply for NMAT 2022
  5. Final year students are also equally qualified to appear for NMAT

Important Dates For NMAT

  1. Start date to Apply - August 1, 2022
  2. Last date to Apply - October 12, 2022
  3. Exam Starting Date - October 10, 2022
  4. Exam Ending Date - December 19, 2022
  5. Rescheduling test date starts - August 1, 2022
  6. Last date for rescheduling - December 16, 2022
  7. Result Declaration - 48 hours after giving the exam
  8. Scorecard Download - Last week of March

Examination Fees NMAT 2022 application forms are available online and pay for the same can be made online through any payment mode be it Visa, Mastercard, Debit Card, Credit Card, Net-banking and UPI, etc. There are no taxes applied on the fees of NMAT. Following is the list of different fees of related to NMAT:

Particulars Fees
NMAT Registration Fees Rs. 2800
Re-take Rs. 2800
Reschedule Rs. 1200
Additional Score Report (after first five) Rs. 300 per score report

Exam Pattern for NMAT Just like other MBA entrance test, NMAT is a computer-based examination which contains multiple choice question papers. The examination can be held at the exam center or at the home of the candidate through proctoring. It is a moderately difficult exam, much easier than CAT and XAT. Candidates are given 120 minutes to solve the examination. Earlier there were 120 questions in the paper but from the 2020 pattern has changed now the question paper has only 108 questions of 1 mark each that are needed to solve within the given stipulated time period. Fortunately, there is no negative marking, so instead of leaving a question unanswered, candidates can make a calculated guess and mark the answer without the fear of penalty for a wrong answer.
NMAT allows its applicants to attempt the paper three times if they are not satisfied with their first score. This gives them an opportunity to improve their score.
There are three sections in NMAT that are given by GMAC. They test the basic verbal and quantitative abilities and skills of the candidates. Every section mentioned below is individually timed and there is no negative marking as per the 2020 exam pattern. Here are the details of the sections and the number of questions asked in NMAT:

Sections No. of Questions Time Allocated
Language Skills 36 28 (minutes)
Quantitative Skills 36 52 (minutes)
Logical Reasoning 36 40 (minutes)
Total 108 120 (minutes)

How to Apply? The application process for NMAT can be done online. There are 6 steps for the application of NMAT

  1. Register for NMAT online by filling NMAT 2022 Application Form on the official website before the last date of registration
  2. Enter valid personal details like name, email-id, and phone number for verification.
  3. Candidates have to upload a passport size photograph and signature in the requested format
  4. Make sure to enter complete and genuine details. If any incomplete information is there it may lead to the rejection of the application form of the applicant.
  5. Post following the details, it is advisable to re-check the given details
  6. Make the online payment of registration fees through any online mode and submit it.

Admission procedure Admission procedure:

  1. Register for NMAT and apply for the form. Post application downloads the admit card after 24 hours of registration.
  2. During 88 days of the window when the forms are opened, Candidates can choose a preferred exam date and give it. If not satisfied with the score they can retake the exam.
  3. When results are out download the GMAC 2021 scorecard and apply to preferred MBA colleges
  4. Post-NMAT there will be group discussion and personal interview of the college in which you are applying, check for the availability of their dates
  5. In the month of April or May, the admission merit list is released by the colleges, if a candidate is selected they should go forward by paying the fees of the college.

Benefits of giving NMAT The key benefits of taking this exam are as follows:

  1. It is a doorway for the best MBA colleges of India as its scores are accepted NMIS, VIT, IBS, etc
  2. Three attempts pattern by GMAC has given an advantage to the students to perform better and improvise their score
  3. As the exam pattern is similar to CAT and XAT, candidates need not prepare for it separately
  4. No negative marking gives an opportunity for the calculated guess and avoids the penalty of a wrong answer
  5. Those who are not able to crack CAT can grab a good college through NMAT

Top MBA colleges accepting NMAT score are:-

  1. NMIMS, Mumbai
  2. S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai
  3. Indian School of Business, Hyderabad
  4. Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar
  5. Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune
  6. ICFAI, Hyderabad
  7. Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida
  8. LM Thapar School of Management, Chandigarh