|Start Date||End Date||Remark|
|Application Form Date||04-Oct-2018||03-Jul-2018|
|Examination Date||04-Oct-2018||17-Dec-2018||Exam is ongoing|
NMAT 2018 will be held in the month of October- December. NMAT is conducted and managed by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) every year. As per NMAT Eligibility, an aspirant must be below 25 years of age and possess a full-time Bachelor degree with 50% marks as aggregate to apply.
Here are some key points about NMAT 2018:
Based on cutoff which usually ranges between 200-208, aspirants will be applicable to take admission to different NMAT Participating Colleges like Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Study (NMIMS), Amity, Thapar, BML Munjal, VIT, etc.
NMAT Selection Process will be based on mainly 3 steps viz. completing the NMAT entrance examination, Case Discussion and Individual Interview. On the premise of academic performance, NMAT marks, work experience, Case Discussion and Individual Interview, final merit list is prepared and seats are situated.
Last year, a record-breaking number of 82,928 aspirants registered for NMAT by GMAC 2016. This accounts for 17% growth in NMAT registrations as compared to last year.
|Method of Application||Online|
|Method of Examination||Online|
|NMAT Test Cities||44 Indian cities and 4 International cities|
|NMAT Participating Institutes||20 Universities (23 Institutes)|
|Aspirants Expected to Appear in NMAT by GMAC 2018||Over 80,000|
|NMAT Help Desk||09213027791 / 09213027792|
NMAT is a prominent exam for securing admission in Narsee Monjee and other management programs of top B-schools in India. Aspirants should cautiously note down the important NMAT 2018 exam dates as the procedure spreads over several months and thus allows more flexibility for aspirants to schedule & take the test. All the important dates of NMAT by GMAC are indicated in the table below.
|Dates of NMAT 2018 Registration||July 04, 2018 - October 14, 2018|
|Dates of NMAT 2018 Scheduling||July 04, 2018 - October 14, 2018|
|Dates of Late Registration||October 04, 2018 - October 12, 2018|
|Dates of NMAT 2018 Registration - Retake||October 08, 2018 - December 15, 2018|
|Last date for NMAT 2018 Rescheduling||December 17, 2018|
|Last date to appear for NMAT 2018||December 20, 2018|
|Last date for Re-take scheduling of NMAT 2018||December 17, 2018|
|NMAT Result 2018 will be declared on||January 17, 2018|
Aspirants applying for NMAT by GMAC should cautiously go via NMAT Eligibility Criteria. In case the aspirants fail to fulfill any of these criteria, they are liable to be disqualified from appearing in the exam or participating in any subsequent procedure. The eligibility criteria for NMAT is indicated below:
Check clear NMAT Eligibility
NOTE: Aspirants want help for NMAT Registration can send an email to email@example.com.
The application fee for NMAT by GMAC varies according to various procedures. Read them below:
|NMAT Application Fee|
|Registration Fee without late fee||INR 1800|
|Registration Fee with late fee||INR 2000|
|Pre- Reschedule||INR 1000|
|Additional Score Reports (beyond first seven)||INR 200 per Score Report|
Aspirants can make payment via Master Card/Visa Card/Debit Card/American Express/Diners Club/Net Banking & Demand Draft. Aspirants, those pay the fee via DD have to send it to the given address: The DD will be made in favor of Graduate Management Global Connection (India) Private Limited payable at Gurgaon.
6708, DLF Phase IV,
Gurgaon €“ 122 002
Phone: 092130 27791/ 92
Aspirants who are not able to register within the Registration window duration can register from October 04 to October 12, 2018. Only the fields of Program selection and Aspirant Preference can be edited after paying the Registration Fee. Aspirants should check all the details cautiously after filling in the application form as no changes will be entertained after submission.
Aspirants who have successfully registered themselves for NMAT 2018 and paid the requisite application fee, can schedule the recruitments for taking the test. Details concerned to schedule a slot are given below:
Follow the below steps to download the hall ticket for NMAT 2018.
The NMAT Exam centers are given in the below table:
|North||Chandigarh, Delhi, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Lucknow, Noida|
|South||Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Hyderabad|
|West||Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Vadodara|
|East||Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Patna|
|Central||Bhillai, Bhopal, Indore|
|Language Skills||32 questions||22 minutes|
|Quantitative Skills||48 questions||60 minutes|
|Logical Reasoning||40 questions||38 minutes|
|Total||120 questions||120 minutes|
Read about NMAT Exam Format
All the aspirants must give the responses and review them within the allotted time for every personal section indicated in the table above. Aspirants must ensure that they have reviewed the particular section before moving on to the next section because all the responses are considered final by the server after the aspirant closes out the section.
The syllabus of NMAT 2018 is divided into three sections - language sections, quantitative skills and logical reasoning. Read them below:
Language usage and their rules, Para jumble, Syntax and accurate grammar, Vocabulary, Fill in the blanks, Idioms, Reading comprehension, Anonyms, and Synonyms
|Quantitative Skills||Data interpretation, problem-solving, data sufficiency, arithmetic, geometry, modern mathematics, algebra and number systems|
|Logical Reasoning||Family tree, arrangement, numeric grid, coding and series|
Read clear NMAT Syllabus
NMAT is considered as one of the challenging tests to get into top B- Schools of India. Some of the useful NMAT 2018 Preparation Tips are given below: Aspirants often make the error of pursuing without planning. With the ticking clock and the D-day getting closer, all the NMAT 2018 aspiring aspirants appearing this year are getting tensed about the entrance examination. One can prepare for NMAT by GMAC with a planned schedule and some simple tricks. There is no required to panic at all.
Do not waste your time in learning new things at the last moment. Revise the notes you made and enhance your strong sections. The things that you haven €™t studied before will bring your moral down. The topics you €™ve read should be revised in during this time so that you don €™t forget the rules. It will only bring confusion and hence complicate the study-plan. That all you required. Keep crawling via your notes and don €™t stress your brain with the new topics.
Aspirants must take as many NMAT mock test as possible. This precious time should not be wasted in mugging up things but understanding the concepts. Taking up the NMAT 2018 mocks will make you confident about taking the actual NMAT by GMAC 2018. Regular mock tests familiarize aspirants with the NMAT 2018 Exam Format. There are many sources that offer exercise tests. While practicing, you can also check for the silly errors and do improvement over it.
Keep your study-plan light and strike a balance between work and play. Enhance your strong areas and work equally on the weaker sections. Do not make the preparation sessions stressful. Give yourself treats.
Read about NMAT Results
NMAT scorecard will contain the following details:
The tabulated score in each section will comprise score within the defined limit:
|Sections in NMAT 2018||Score Range for NMAT 2018|
|Quantitative skill section NMAT 2018||0-144|
|Language skill section NMAT 2018||0-96|
|Logical skill section NMAT 2018||0-120|
The cutoff score for different sections and the total cutoff score is mentioned below. The cutoff scores for different programs have remained constant during the last few years.
|Course||Language Skills (96)||Quantitative Techniques (144)||Logical Reasoning (120)||Overall Cut off (360)|
|MBA Program/ MBA Banking/ MBA Capital Market/ MBA HR||55||74||61||208|
|MBA Pharmaceutical Management||50||50||50||169|
Check detailed NMAT Cut Off
|Name of the program||Number of Seats|
|MBA- Two-year full-time programme having concentration in either Finance, Information Systems, Marketing or Operations & Judgement Sciences||500|
|MBA Human Resource||60|
|MBA Pharmaceutical Management||60|
|PGDM- Bengaluru Campus||120|
|PGDBM- Hyderabad Campus||60|
Aspirants qualifying NMAT 2018 will be applicable to take admission into any of the following NMAT Colleges. NMAT is accepted by the following leading institutions and this list is growing. Studying a management degree at one of these institutions makes the pursuit of your dreams much easier.
|SVKM's NarseeMonjee Institute of Management Studies||Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad|
|SRM University||Kattankulathur Campus, Chennai, Ramapuram Campus, Chennai, Ramapuram Part - II Vadapalani Campus, Chennai, NCR Campus, Delhi|
|BML Munjal University||Gurgaon|
|VIT University||Chennai, Vellore|
|ICFAI Business School (IBS)||Dehradun, Tripura, Sikkim, Hyderabad, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Jharkhand, Raipur, Jaipur, Himachal Pradesh|
|Mody University||Lakshmangarh in Rajasthan|
|Shoolini University||Solan-Rajgarh-Kumarhatti Highway|
|Thapar School of Management||Mohali|
|Woxsen School of Business Management||Hyderabad|
Read more about NMAT Accepting Institutes
NMAT Selection Process for Management candidates is based on 3 steps:
NMAT is an entrance test, considered by NMIMS and some other participating institutes too, for admission into different courses of Business Management Studies. It allows two retakes (i.e. 3 attempts in all) to students who wish to improve their scores. In such cases, the best of three scores will be considered by NMIMS for admissions. There has to be a gap of minimum 15 days between two successive attempts. The result for each attempt is declared separately, approximately 15 days after the test attempt.
NMAT has one of the most diverse aspirant pools interested in an MBA or concerned degree, as compared to any other test in India. With good representation by gender, an undergraduate degree and geographic location, the NMAT participant pool gives an ideal mix of students that the corporate appointers desire. The charts below give a sense of the diversity of the test taker pool.
NMAT Score accepted by the leading management institutions in India.
Measures the skills required to succeed in business school.
Designed to give you the confidence to perform to the best of your ability
Designed for your convenience (choosing date and time, self-scheduling, multiple test centers, etc.)
Ques. When will the NMAT exam be provided for admission session 2018-18?
Ans. NMAT for the academic session 2018-18 will be provided in a testing window from Oct 7, 2018 to Dec 20, 2018.
Ques. Can a test taker review questions and /or sections?
Ans. Yes, a test taker can review the sections of the exam within the allotted section time. Hence, test takers should clear (responses and reviewing) each of the three sections in their respective allotted time limits. Once a test taker has moved ahead from one section to the next section, he/she will not be able to return to the earlier section. The Review Screen at the end of every section will allow the test taker to either move straight to incomplete (unresponsive) questions, flagged for review questions or review all or any questions.
Ques. If a test taker clears responses and reviewing a section before the allotted section time completion, does the balance time gets added to the next section(s)?
Ans. If a test taker clears responses and reviewing a section before the allotted section time expires, he/she may choose either to revise the section or move to the next section, but the balance time cannot be added on to the next section timing. No, one cannot add balance time of one section to the other.
Ques. What is the advantage of having a 75-day window to test?
Ans. The 75-day window enables the assessment of a test taker best performance and at the same time reduces the stress affiliated with a single sitting test or test provided in a short time window. The longer test window offers the test takers flexibility to take the test when they are best prepared and avoid conflicts with other life events. The longer window also offers the test taker with the opportunity to retake the test (maximum 3 attempts, including "No Show") in case they feel that their performance was impaired on the test day for any reason or if they feel they can improve their performance in retake attempt. The test takers will also get the convenience to reschedule the test in case of any exigency.
Ques. How many times can a test taker take NMAT?
Ans. A test taker can take the NMAT up to a maximum of 3 times (first attempt plus 2 retake attempts) including no-shows if he/she wishes to.
Ques. Are there any breaks during the test?
Ans. There are no scheduled breaks in the test. However, test takers can take unscheduled breaks if they seeking during the test session. An unscheduled break means a break during which the test clock does not stop. If a test taker chooses to take a break, the actual time spent on the break will be deducted from the time situated to clear the test. No extra time will be given to clear the test. Upon re-entering the testing room, the test taker must show a valid ID. During the break, the test taker must leave the testing room.
Ques. What is the rationale behind allowing test takers to test multiple times?
Ans. Test takers have the option to take the NMAT exam a maximum choice of three times during the 75-day testing window. This option enables the assessment of the test takers €™ best performance.
Ques. What does scaled scores and percentile scores mean?
Ans.Scaled scores - All the test forms are equated to account for any differences in overall difficulty and the raw test scores are placed on a common scale. This is done to ensure scores are comparable across test forms such that the scores are not impacted by various test takers getting various test forms.
Percentile scores - The percentile rank or score shows how a test taker scored when compared to all other test takers who took the exam (e.g. all test takers who took the NMAT exam). For example, if a test taker is stated to be at the 75th percentile, the test taker scored better than 75% of the test takers who took the NMAT exam.
Ques. Does the "First come First serve" principle apply to Registration or Scheduling or both?
Ans. "First come First serve" principle applies to both registration and scheduling. And the previous one schedules the test, higher are the chances of getting preferred date, time and test location. The previous one registers and makes payment, the previous will be able to schedule the test.
Ques. What is the difference between Registration and Scheduling?
Ans. Registration means filling the online registration application and making the requisite payment on www.nmat.org.in Scheduling means test takers scheduling their test for a certain date, time and centre.
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