Important Dates for NMAT 2018

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
Result Date 30-Jan-2018 N/A

NMAT Registration, Dates, Format and Syllabus

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.

Click Here To Check NMAT by GMAC 2018 Result, Scorecard, Percentile

Here are some key points about NMAT 2018:

  • Next step is scheduling procedure after registration, to choose their preferred test date and time.
  • NMAT 2018 is scheduled from 1st week of October to 3rd week of December 2018. Read More NMAT 2018 Exam Dates
  • As for NMAT Marking Scheme, each question carries 3 marks and there is no provision for negative marking.
  • NMAT 2018 Result has been declared on January 04, 2018.
  • NMAT Application Form can be filled until October 14. Aspirants can register themselves at
  • It is an online exam of 2 hours. Objective questions will be asked of Language Skills, Quantitative Skills, and Logical Skills. Check NMAT Syllabus

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.

NMAT 2018 Exam Format
NMAT Exam Format

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.

What is new in NMAT 2018?

  • GMAC now offers multiple login methods viz. Facebook, Google, One Time Password (OTP) and Earlier Year Credentials.
  • Additional payment methods added viz. International credit card, UPI.
  • 4 international test centers (Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh & Srilanka) also added increased reach.
  • 20 new exam centers added for the ease of aspirants.
  • GMAC has improved this year NMATPrep, its official preparation material.

Highlights Table of NMAT 2018

Organizing BodyGMAC
Method of ApplicationOnline
Method of ExaminationOnline
NMAT Test Cities44 Indian cities and 4 International cities
NMAT Participating Institutes20 Universities (23 Institutes)
Aspirants Expected to Appear in NMAT by GMAC 2018Over 80,000
NMAT Help Desk09213027791 / 09213027792

Exam Dates for NMAT 2018

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 RegistrationJuly 04, 2018 - October 14, 2018
Dates of NMAT 2018 SchedulingJuly 04, 2018 - October 14, 2018
Dates of Late RegistrationOctober 04, 2018 - October 12, 2018
Dates of NMAT 2018 Registration - RetakeOctober 08, 2018 - December 15, 2018
Last date for NMAT 2018 ReschedulingDecember 17, 2018
Last date to appear for NMAT 2018December 20, 2018
Last date for Re-take scheduling of NMAT 2018December 17, 2018
NMAT Result 2018 will be declared onJanuary 17, 2018

Eligibility Criteria for NMAT 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:

Age Limit

  • The upper age limit for taking part in NMAT is 25 years.

Qualifying Examination

  • Aspirants who are currently appearing for the final examination of their full-time Bachelor degree are also applicable to apply. Provisional admission will be granted to aspirants in such scenarios.
  • Those who have finished their graduation via part-time, distance learning or correspondence method are not applicable to appear in NMAT.
  • Aspirants should have passed a full-time Bachelor degree (10+2+3/4) from a recognised University in any branch with an at least aggregate of 50% marks in their first attempt.

Foreign Nationals

  • International aspirants having more than 2 years of post qualification experience will be preferred.
  • All the admissions for international aspirants are subject to them getting clearance from the aspirant government (if need) and a student visa from the Indian Embassy in the aspirant country.
  • The participants must also have a valid GMAT score of six hundred and above (the GMAT score for last three years up to October 2018 will be taken into consideration).
  • Any international aspirant ready to apply must have a full-time Bachelor degree (10+2+3/4) in any branch from any recognised University with an at least of 50% marks in aggregate in the first attempt.

Check clear NMAT Eligibility

NMAT 2018 Registration

  • The steps for NMAT Registration are mentioned below:
  • NMAT Application Form can only be filled online.
  • NMAT 2018 Registration can be done between July 04, 2018 - October 03, 2018.
  • Aspirants planning to register for NMAT 2018 should visit the official website i.e.
NMAT Registration
  1. Visit the official website of NMAT.
  2. Create an account with a valid email address.
  3. Offer contact information, individual, educational and work experience, the list of programs to send scores, and the ID that you will use at the test center.
  4. Enter your name and date of birth exactly as indicated on the primary and secondary ID.
  5. Select schools where you wish to send your result. This will be under the "Programme Details" section.
  6. Select up to 7 programs which are comprised of their registration fee. Additional fee of INR 200 + eligible taxes is eligible for each program added over and above 7 programs.
  7. The photograph must have the resemblance to the aspirant and to the photograph on the primary ID. This photograph is comprised of the hall ticket.
  8. Pay the registration fee.

NOTE: Aspirants want help for NMAT Registration can send an email to


Application Fee for NMAT 2018

The application fee for NMAT by GMAC varies according to various procedures. Read them below:

NMAT Application Fee
Registration Fee without late feeINR 1800
Registration Fee with late feeINR 2000
Pre-RetakeINR 1800
Pre- RescheduleINR 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.

c/o GreenClouds
6708, DLF Phase IV,
Gurgaon €“ 122 002
Haryana, India
Phone: 092130 27791/ 92

Late Registration for NMAT 2018

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.

NMAT 2018 Scheduling Procedure

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:

  1. The username and password need for scheduling the test will be mailed 24 hours after the payment has been made and procedures.
  2. Aspirants have an option to pick their preferred date, time (slot) and center, based on a first come first cater basis.
  3. Aspirants have an option to schedule only one test attempt at a time. (The preferred date, slot, and center if the other participants have already taken that test slot previous).
  4. The scheduling window would be available from Jul 04, 2018 to Oct 03, 2018 for all the registered aspirants.
  5. Aspirants would receive a confirmation email from Pearson VUE after scheduling the test center name and address, the test date and start time of the test.
  6. Those who don €™t receive the confirmation emails within 24 hours of scheduling a test can call helpdesk number on 09213027791/09213027792 €“ Monday to Friday (except public holidays - 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM IST) to get support.
  7. Aspirants who don €™t appear for the test will be marked No Show for that particular refund.

NMAT Retake

  • You can schedule your test any time during the retake scheduling window (subject to real-time availability).
  • This means you will have to wait minimum 15 calendar days before you can appear for a retake.
  • Aspirants can retake the test twice. So, in total aspirants can take the tested minimum 3 times in an admission cycle.
  • You can register for a retake 15 or more days after your most recent date of an attempt.
  • You will be able to select any slot that is an at least of 24 hours later than the time you schedule your recruitment.

NMAT Hall Ticket 2018

  • In case of aspirants done receive NMAT 2018 hall ticket, they should contact NMAT helpdesk (09213027791 / 09213027792) immediately.
  • The Admit card for NMAT will be available for download from the registered log-in after they have received the email confirming successful registration and payment receipt.
  • NMAT Hall Ticket is a compulsory document for appearing in the test. It will contain details such as the aspirant name, date of birth, exam center, photograph etc.
  • NMAT Hall Ticket will be uploaded on the official website. Aspirants will not be intimated on the issuance of the hall tickets.
  • Aspirants appearing for NMAT by GMAC should download NMAT Hall Ticket from the first week of September 2018.

How To Download NMAT 2018 Admit Card?

Follow the below steps to download the hall ticket for NMAT 2018.

NMAT Hall Ticket
  1. Go to the official website of NMAT i.e.
  2. Click on the link to download NMAT Hall Ticket.
  3. Login via your ID and Password offered at the time of application procedure.
  4. The hall ticket for NMAT 2018 will appear on the screen.
  5. Print and preserve a hard copy for further use.

Test Centers for NMAT 2018

  • GMAC reserves the final right to allow test centers to aspirants.
  • Aspirants have to confirm the test center, date and time slot on the basis of real-time availability while scheduling NMAT.
  • NMAT will be organized at 32 test centers across 23 cities in India.

The NMAT Exam centers are given in the below table:

NMAT 2018 Test Centers in India

NorthChandigarh, Delhi, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Lucknow, Noida
SouthBengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Hyderabad
WestAhmedabad, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Vadodara
EastBhubaneswar, Guwahati, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Patna
CentralBhillai, Bhopal, Indore

NMAT 2018 Test Centers Outside India











Exam Format for NMAT 2018

  • NMAT will be a Computer Based Test (CBT). Aspirants must cautiously go via NMAT Exam Format for planning their exam preparation strategy.
  • The total period of NMAT will be 2 hours. Aspirants have the flexibility to select the order/sequence of the test sections.
  • Every aspirant is offerd with a randomly created test from a pool of questions.
  • NMAT 2018 will be divided into 3 sections - Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning. The structure of these 3 sections is explained below.
  • The number of questions, difficulty level and the time limit for each section is always same regardless of the when or where the test is organized.
SectionsQuestionsTime Allotted
Language Skills32 questions22 minutes
Quantitative Skills48 questions60 minutes
Logical Reasoning40 questions38 minutes
Total120 questions120 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.

Marking Scheme in NMAT

  • Aspirants have to response total 120 questions in 120 minutes.
  • Every personal section has its own allotted time. Aspirants can choose the sequence in which to attempt each personal section.
  • They will be honored +3 marks for every accurate answer and there will be no negative marking in NMAT by GMAC.

NMAT Syllabus 2018

The syllabus of NMAT 2018 is divided into three sections - language sections, quantitative skills and logical reasoning. Read them below:

SectionNMAT Syllabus
Language Skills

Language usage and their rules, Para jumble, Syntax and accurate grammar, Vocabulary, Fill in the blanks, Idioms, Reading comprehension, Anonyms, and Synonyms

Quantitative SkillsData interpretation, problem-solving, data sufficiency, arithmetic, geometry, modern mathematics, algebra and number systems
Logical ReasoningFamily tree, arrangement, numeric grid, coding and series

Read clear NMAT Syllabus

NMAT 2018 Preparation Tips

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.

1. Avoid Learning New Things

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.

2. Take Regular Tests

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.

3. Plan Your Study

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.

NMAT Result 2018

  • The percentile details of each section would be offered and three types of percentile will form the part of NMAT 2018 result.
  • The window-wise results are generally declared after 4-5 weeks of appearing in the NMAT Exam.
  • NMAT 2018 Result will be declared in January 2018 at GMAC Official Website.
  • The NMAT 2018 scorecard would contain details of the score secured by the aspirant in the 3 sections of the exam.
  • The final Percentile for NMAT 2018 would be considered for providing admissions to the aspirants.

Read about NMAT Results

NMAT Score Card 2018

NMAT scorecard will contain the following details:

  • A total score
  • A percentile ranking
  • Scaled Score for each Section

The tabulated score in each section will comprise score within the defined limit:

Sections in NMAT 2018Score Range for NMAT 2018
Quantitative skill section NMAT 20180-144
Language skill section NMAT 20180-96
Logical skill section NMAT 20180-120

NMAT Cut Off 2018

  • By cutoff we mean, the least percentile that they will decide after considering different factors and based on which they will select aspirants for granting admission.
  • Aspirants who complete NMAT cutoff and fulfill other eligibility criteria will be provided admissions in different courses.
  • All NMAT Participating Colleges will be declaring their personal cutoff.
  • NMAT 2018 Cut off will be announced course-wise and category-wise for each college.

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.

Expected NMAT 2018 Cut Off

NMAT Cut off
CourseLanguage Skills (96)Quantitative Techniques (144)Logical Reasoning (120)Overall Cut off (360)
MBA Program/ MBA Banking/ MBA Capital Market/ MBA HR557461208
MBA Pharmaceutical Management505050169

Check detailed NMAT Cut Off

NMAT 2018 Number of Available Seats

Name of the programNumber of Seats
MBA- Two-year full-time programme having concentration in either Finance, Information Systems, Marketing or Operations & Judgement Sciences500
MBA Human Resource60
MBA Pharmaceutical Management60
PGDM- Bengaluru Campus120
PGDBM- Hyderabad Campus60

NMAT 2018 Accepting Institutes

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 StudiesMumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad
Alliance UniversityBengaluru
SRM UniversityKattankulathur Campus, Chennai, Ramapuram Campus, Chennai, Ramapuram Part - II Vadapalani Campus, Chennai, NCR Campus, Delhi
BML Munjal UniversityGurgaon
VIT UniversityChennai, Vellore
ICFAI Business School (IBS)Dehradun, Tripura, Sikkim, Hyderabad, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Jharkhand, Raipur, Jaipur, Himachal Pradesh
Ansal UniversityGurgaon
Mody UniversityLakshmangarh in Rajasthan
Shoolini UniversitySolan-Rajgarh-Kumarhatti Highway
NIIT UniversityNeemrana
Thapar School of ManagementMohali
Woxsen School of Business ManagementHyderabad

Read more about NMAT Accepting Institutes

Selection Procedure for NMAT 2018

NMAT Selection Process for Management candidates is based on 3 steps:

  1. Completing NMAT
  2. Case discussion
  3. Individual interview
  • Aspirants will be then shortlisted for an individual interview on the basis of their performance in case discussion.
  • An aspirant academic work, work experience, NMAT score, Case discussion and Individual Interview would be considered for preparing the final merit list.
  • The Individual Interview and the case discussion will be organized at Mumbai and Bangalore.
  • It is meant to judge aspirant knowledge of the diverse topics, confidence, ability to counter pressure, etc.
  • Aspirants selected will be able to check and download their call letter from the NMIMS website i.e. The call letters for the selection process is not mailed personally.
  • The case discussion is a group discussion where the aspirants will be asked to discuss a case for 15-20 minutes.

What is NMAT 2018?

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 Test Takers Statistics

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.

  1. Gender Distribution- As per the statistics of last year, NMAT was majorly taken by males (61.87%) than females (38.09%). About 0.4% aspirants belonged to the third gender.
    NMAT Test Taker's
  1. Bachelor Degree Recurrentation- As per the data, aspirants with an Engineering degree (58%), appear for NMAT the most. Then, aspirants with a degree in commerce (34%) become the second highest test takers fof NMAT.
  1. Geographical Recurrentation-
  2. As far as the geographical statistics are related, aspirants from the Western region of India, appear for NMAT the most. They account for almost 34.46% of the total test takers. Then, aspirants from North account for the second highest i.e. 33.65%.
NMAT Test Takers

Why Take NMAT?

  1. NMAT Score accepted by the leading management institutions in India.

  2. Measures the skills required to succeed in business school.

  3. Designed to give you the confidence to perform to the best of your ability

  4. Designed for your convenience (choosing date and time, self-scheduling, multiple test centers, etc.)

NMAT 2018 FAQs

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 Scheduling means test takers scheduling their test for a certain date, time and centre.

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