Have you heard about the NMAT exam? Wondering what it is? NMAT (Narsee Monjee Institute Of Management Studies Management (NMIMS) Aptitude Test) is a national-level MBA entrance examination conducted by GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council). The exam is mainly considered as an admission requirement for business management courses in NMIMS as well as other top colleges in India and abroad (Nigeria, South Africa, and the Philippines). NMAT was conducted and administered by Narsee Monjee Institute until GMAC took this over. 

If you are planning to take the NMAT exam, you need to know about the NMAT exam syllabus, pattern, eligibility criteria, and more. In this article, we’ve included all the important information related to the NMAT exam. So, read on.

NMAT Exam: Important Highlights

If you are planning to pursue an MBA in India, the Philippines, South Africa, Nigeria, and Morocco, NMAT is the best option for you. The exam is candidate-friendly and has a lot of positives compared to other similar tests. Here’s a table that has some important details regarding the NMAT Exam.

Important FeaturesDetails
NMAT Full FormNMIMS Management Aptitude Test
Administered byGraduate Management Admission Council(GMAC)
Frequency of the testOnce a year (88 day testing window)
Duration of Test120 min
Mode of the testAt test centers in online modeOnline proctored mode exam at home
NMAT patternThree sections, and 108 questions 
Test LanguageEnglish
Test Cities46
NMAT SyllabusLanguage Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning
FeesINR 2300 + Tax
No: of retakes3
Negative MarkingNo

NMAT Exam Pattern

There are three sections in NMAT – Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning. All these sections are separately timed and are scored individually. Here’s a table that will help you understand the NMAT Exam Pattern 2022. 

SectionNo: of questions in each sectionTime limitScore scale
Quantitative Skills365212-120
Language Skills362812-120
Logical Reasoning364012-120

NMAT doesn’t have any negative marking. Besides, the number of questions, the time limit, and the difficulty level for the questions from each of the sections are predetermined. Unlike other MBA exams such as GMAT, NMAT allows you to choose the order in which you want to answer the questions from the sections of the test. 

You’ll receive the scorecard with sectional scaled scores and total NMAT scores within 48 hours of giving the test.

NMAT Eligibility Criteria

Here are the eligibility requirements for the NMAT exam. 

  • Nationality: The candidates of both Indian and Foreign origin are eligible to take this examination.
  • Educational Qualification: A Bachelor’s degree in any field with a minimum of 50 percent marks or an equivalent CGPA from a recognized college or university. Students who are in their final year of graduation are also eligible for this examination.
  • Age Limit: There is no age limit for taking this examination.
  • Maximum Attempts: You can take this examination for a maximum of three times in a given testing year.
  • Work Experience: Being a fresher doesn’t make you ineligible. However, most b-schools prefer candidates with a work experience of around 2 years. Hence, it is good to have some work experience in the related field. 

NMAT Syllabus

As mentioned above, the NMAT exam syllabus includes 3 sections — Language Skills, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Skills. Given below are the topics that are covered under each of these sections. 

  • Language Skills: Paragraph Forming, Reading Comprehension, Sentence Completion, Error Identification Prepositions, Analogies.
  • Quantitative Skills: The questions in this section are mainly from Arithmetic, Algebra, DI Graphs and Charts, DI Caselets and Tables, Data Sufficiency, etc. 
  • Logical Reasoning Section: The reasoning section majorly includes questions from Critical Reasoning, Deductions, Analytical Puzzles, and Other Reasoning. 

NMAT Registration

NMAT is conducted once a year over a period of 88 days and the test windows or dates for the same are split accordingly within this period. You can register for the exam by following the steps given below. 

  • Visit the official website of NMAT and create an account. GMAC will send a verification link to your mail. You have to verify the account by clicking on it.
  • Login to the account and fill in the details such as personal information, Academic details, ID number, preferred colleges, etc.
  • Scan and upload your photograph and signature. 
  • Save and submit the form by paying the registration fees.
  • Schedule your exam by booking a slot and the mode of the test (At home or Test center). 

We hope this article on the NMAT exam helps. If you are interested in NMAT, consider this article as a short reference guide, and make an informed decision.

Good luck!


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