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NMAT

The NMAT (NMIS Management Aptitude Test) by GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council) is an exam that can get you admission in the leading management programmes in India. The NMAT by GMAC exam is used for admissions to some of the leading graduate business programmes in India. It became a computer-based test in 2009 and since then NMAT by GMAC is used across the country as a reliable predictor for admissions to graduate business school.

In the year 2015, the NMAT by GMAC exam focused on increasing access to the exam by building its strength. It is focused on giving more access to students and intake more of women and non-engineers by encouraging students to take the exam. The test takers will be given all access to materials for practice and thus improve performance. With the NMAT by GMAC, one has the option to get admitted in an institute of their choice.

History of NMAT by GMAC 2017

Earlier Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies would conduct the NMIMS Management Aptitude Test. However, since 2015, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) will conduct NMAT 2017. Now GMAC is responsible for the NMAT exam in India from the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS). It is designed to test the management skills and aptitude of candidates.

NMAT Different Programmes

When filling the application forms for NMAT, one should remember to select the course that they would like to pursue or the list of programmes. There is also a one time registration fee available and the candidates have the option to select from more than 7 courses. But when you are sending your scores to these different programmes, you have to pay a separate fee for each one of these. On seeing the results, the candidates can choose if they want a retest or apply to the relevant business schools.

NMAT Eligibility Criteria

This eligibility criteria applies for MBA/MBA-HR/PGDM/PGDBM. All the candidates who are willing to apply should have done a full time Bachelor degree (10+2-plus 3) in any discipline from a reputed or recognized University with minimum 50% marks during the first attempt.

For MBA Pharmaceutical Management

For taking this course, the candidate should possess a full Time Bachelor’s Degree (10+2-plus 3) in Science, Pharmacy, Life Sciences, BAMS, MBBS, BHMS, BDS, B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Biotechnology from recognized Universities with minimum 50% marks. Those with post graduate degrees like Bio- Medical, B.Tech., B.E. in Bio-Tech., Sociology, Psychology and Economics can also apply. Those with more than 2 years of Pharmaceutical Companies experience are given preference.

Those who are appearing for their final year exam also have the option to apply for NMAT 2017 but they have to secure at least 50% marks in their first attempt. All necessary original documents are required. Those with  2 or more years of post qualification experience are given preference here. During the admission period, the candidate should have cleared all the needed semesters for the exam and possess a separate mark sheet for the same. A consolidated mark sheet doesn’t suffice here. Candidates who did graduation examination from a University that supports Grade Point Average will be needed to produce in writing the equivalent percentage of their GPA/CGPA from the relevant University.

For International Candidates

International candidates have the option to appear for NMAT with a Bachelor's degree in any discipline with minimum 50% in the first attempt from a reputed university. In case of foreign students, a GMAT score of 600 and above is required. The last 3 years up to October 2015 are taken into account for NMAT 2017.

International candidates with 2 years of post qualification experience are preferred. All candidates should have valid clearance from their government and the Indian Embassy.

NMAT Dates

The entire process of application and registration takes place online. The online application forms started on 02 July 2015 and the last date for registration was 22 October 2015. It is vital to apply via the registration window to become eligible for an “NMAT Retake” exam. Some factors to keep in mind are to lookout for the eligibility criteria before applying or submitting the NMAT 2016 (to be conducted by GMAC) form.

Registration: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 - Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Scheduling: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 - Monday, October 16, 2017
Late Registration: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 - Saturday, October 14, 2017
Registration - Retake: Friday, October 06, 2017    Thursday, December 14, 2017
Re-scheduling: Tuesday, July 04, 2017    Friday, December 15, 2017
Re-take Scheduling: Friday, October 06, 2017- Friday, December 15, 2017
Exam Delivery: Thursday, October 05, 2017 - Monday, December 18, 2017
Final Announcement of Results: 3rd week of January, 2018
Last date for Official score card download: Saturday, March 31, 2018

Test Fees

Test Registration (Early): INR 1800 applicable taxes
Test Registration (Late): INR 2000 applicable taxes
Retake    INR 1800 applicable taxes
Reschedule: INR 1000 applicable taxes
Additional Score Reports (beyond first five): INR 200 per Score Report applicable taxes

NMAT 2017 Exam Pattern

NMAT is a completely computer administered test. You will get 2 hours to attempt a total of 120 questions. The MCQ format or multiple question format is followed here and the based questions will be asked in the NMAT exam from 3 sections.

Language Skills 32 marks  22 minutes
Quantitative Skills 48 marks  60 minutes
Logical Reasoning 40 marks  38 minutes

NMAT 2017 – Test Centre Change

There are times when candidates can request for change in their allotted test center. For doing the same, you have to visit the official website. An additional fee will be charged here that is to be paid via credit card only. A confirmation e-mail is then sent out to the candidates from Pearson VUE. On receiving the same, venue change is confirmed.

NMAT 2017 Admit Card

Candidates can download their NMAT by GMAC Admit Cards online from the official website. This is done after the payment of registration fees. It is vital to carry the admit card to the test center along with the other needed document, which you clicked on during the application process. Along with the NMAT Admit Card, one has to carry-

  • Confirmation e-mail printout
  • Photocopy of candidates Primary ID for submission at the Test center
  • Copy of Xth class certificate due to difference in name between Xth class certificate and Test taker ID
  • Any other document suggested by GMAC for differently-abled candidates
  • One valid primary ID and another secondary ID

Failure to produce the need ID can result in candidates being denied entry into the exam room. No test fee refund will be offered in such cases. Before entering the room, the invigilator has to sign the admit card, post seeing the documents. The company seal is put on the card too.

The below mentioned IDs will not be acceptable –


  • Photocopies (attested or otherwise)
  • Notarized copies
  • Learner’s driving license

NMAT 2017 Result

The NMAT result 2017 usually takes about 4 to 5 weeks after the test. The official site publishes the sectional scores and the total NMAT score. Percentile scores will be announced by 15 January 20177. All results are announced online and one can check the same from the valid site.

Colleges in India that accept NMAT scores-

  • NMIMS University, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad
  • Ansal University, Delhi NCR
  • Mody University, Rajasthan
  • NIIT University, Delhi NCR
  • SRM University, Chennai
  • VIT University, Vellore
  • Alliance University, Bangalore
  • ICFAI University, Hyderabad and other locations
  • Munjal University, Delhi
  • Thapar University, Chandigarh
  •  Woxsen School of Business, Hyderabad
  • Shoolini University, Chandigarh
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