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NMAT 2023: Exam Dates, Registration, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus, Preparation, Question Papers

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NMAT 2023 exam dates are expected to be released along with the official notification in August 2023. GMAC will also publish the NMAT 2023 application forms on the official website in the first week of August 2023. Check NMAT Registration Fee & Process

  • NMAT 2023 Registration facility will be made available for interested and eligible candidates for a period exceeding three months. Check NMAT Eligibility Criteria
  • Post-registration, candidates will be allowed to schedule the exam and appear as per the center and NMAT 2023 exam date chosen by them. Check NMAT Scheduling Process
  • NMAT 2023 exam will have three sections having 36 MCQs each- Language Skills, Quantitative Skills, and Logical Reasoning. Check NMAT Exam Pattern
  • Candidates can check their performance in the NMAT by GMAC test within 48 hours of taking the exam and can apply for up to two retakes within the exam delivery window. Check NMAT Cut off

What is the NMAT Exam? NMAT by GMAC, also known as the NMIMS Management Aptitude Test is a national level entrance examination conducted by GMAC or Graduate Management Aptitude Council (GMAC). NMAT is a PG level exam for admission in various courses like MBA and PGDM offered at NMIMS University and other renowned B-schools across India and 4 other countries.

NMAT Highlights

NMAT 2023 Highlights

The table mentioned below highlights some of the important facts related to NMAT by GMAC exam.

Features Details
Exam name NMAT by GMAC
Conducting body Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)
Exam level National level for MBA admission
Frequency Once a year (75-80 day test window)
Mode CBT at test centers
Time Limit 2 Hours
Syllabus Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning
Number of questions 108 Questions
Language English
Fees INR 2,300
Exam Purpose Admission into India’s leading business schools
Course Offered MBA/PGDM
Number of Test Cities 68
Exam Helpdesk Number 0120 4397855
Exam Website mba.com/nmat
NMAT Important Dates

NMAT 2023: Important Dates

Candidates appearing for NMAT 2023 exam must keep close track of NMAT important dates and must start their preparations to avoid missing any deadline. The table mentions the expected NMAT 2023 Exam Dates:

Events Starting Dates Ending Dates
Online registration date September 2023 November 2023
Scheduling September 2023 December 2023
Re-scheduling September 2023 January 2024
NMAT 2023 Exam Date November 2023 January 2024
Registration for Retake November 2023 January 2024
Retake Scheduling November 2023 January 2024
NMAT Admission Process

NMAT 2023 Admission Process

NMAT 2023 admission process is segmented into six stages including;

  • Filling NMAT 2023 application form
  • Issuing of NMAT 2023 admit card
  • NMAT 2023 exam
  • Declaration of NMAT 2023 result
  • NMAT 2023 selection process (including Group Discussion and Personal Interview) of the shortlisted candidates.

It is important to clear all the selection stages of NMAT 2023 admission process.

NMAT Eligibility Criteria

NMAT Eligibility Criteria 2023

Candidates planning to appear for NMAT 2023 exam must meet the minimum eligibility criteria set by the exam conducting authority. The detailed eligibility is mentioned below:

  • Candidates applying for the exam must have completed graduation under 10+2+3 or four years of education pattern from any stream.
  • The minimum required percentage will be 50 per cent in the final year of graduation.
  • Candidates awaiting their final year results can also apply for NMAT 2023. Admission will be given on a provisional basis until the graduation mark sheet and certificate of the qualifying examination are submitted.
  • There will be no age limit to be eligible for NMAT 2023.

Candidates are advised to go through the eligibility criteria of NMAT participating colleges individually before starting with the registration process.

Read detailed NMAT Eligibility Criteria

NMAT Application Process

NMAT 2023 Application Process

NMAT 2023 Registration process will be completely online and candidates will have to register and generate their NMAT login ID and password. Only the candidates who submit the application forms within the deadline will be issued an NMAT 2023 admit card. The registration process for NMAT by GMAC exam is mentioned below:

  • First of all, you have to create an account on register.nmat.org using a valid email address.
  • At the time of filling the application form, you need to submit their contact information, personal & educational details, email ID & work experience details.
  • Then you need to select the institutes you wish to apply for.
  • After that, you have to upload passport size photographs & signatures in the prescribed format.
  • Make sure to cross check all the submitted details.
  • Lastly, submit the application fees and schedule the exam.

NMAT Exam 2023 Application Fees

Check out the application fees which candidates have to pay for filling NMAT application form

Particulars NMAT Application Fees
Registration Fees (without late fine) INR 2,300
Registration Fees (with late fine) INR 2,500
Reschedule fe) INR 1,100

Candidates can pay the application fees online using Debit Card, Master Card, Mobile wallet and other options.

NMAT 2023 Exam Scheduling

GMAC will conduct NMAT 2023 within a specified testing window of 75-80 days. Post submitting the application form, candidates will be able to schedule their exam timings and specify a date and test city to appear for the exam. Only the ones who successfully schedule NMAT exam will be able to appear. NMAT 2023 exam scheduling will be made accessible on the NMAT login dashboard. Read more NMAT Scheduling

NMAT Admit Card

NMAT 2023 Admit Card

Post the successful submission of NMAT 2023 application process and payment of the application fee, candidates will be able to book their preferable exam slot and download NMAT 2023 admit card for the same within 24 hours.

How to Download NMAT Admit Card 2023?

The step by step instructions to download NMAT admit card are given below:

  • Refer to the official website of NMAT by GMAC
  • Candidates who have completed NMAT registration process can log in at the official portal using their NMAT login and password.
  • Download NMAT admit card on the application dashboard.
NMAT Test Centers

NMAT 2023 Test Centers

Based on previous year NMAT test centers, the below table mentions all the test cities where NMAT 2023 will be held:

NMAT Test Cities
North East West South Central
Agra Bhubaneswar Ahmedabad Bengaluru Bhilai
Allahabad Guwahati Aurangabad Chennai Bhopal
Chandigarh Jamshedpur Jaipur Coimbatore Indore
Dehradun Kolkata Jodhpur Kochi Jabalpur
Delhi Patna Kota Hyderabad Raipur
Faridabad Ranchi Mumbai Manipal Gwalior
Ghaziabad Shillong Nagpur Mysore
Gurugram Nashik Tiruchirapalli
Jammu Pune Vellore
Kanpur Surat Vizag
Lucknow Vadodara
NMAT Exam Pattern

NMAT 2023 Exam Pattern

NMAT 2023 will be held in 2 online modes- Computer-based Test (CBT) and Internet-Based Test (IBT). Candidates opting for IBT mode will be able to give the test from their home in a remote proctored environment.

  • NMAT question paper will have 108 MCQs to be solved within 2 hours.
  • There is a sectional time limit in NMAT 2023 exam.
  • 36 questions each will be asked from three sections- Language Skills, Quantitative Skills, and Logical Reasoning.
  • For every correct option, candidates will get 3 marks, while there will be no negative marking in case of wrong attempts

The table mentioned below mentions section-wise NMAT 2023 exam pattern which candidates must go through before starting with their exam preparations:

Subjects No. of Questions Duration Score range
Language skill 36 28 Minutes 12-120
Quantitative skill 36 52 Minutes 12-120
Logical reasoning 36 40 Minutes 12-120
Total 108 120 36-360

Check detailed NMAT Exam Pattern

NMAT Syllabus

NMAT Syllabus 2023

NMAT 2023 Syllabus will be released by the Graduate Management Academic Council (GMAC). The exam pattern and syllabus for NMAT 2023 is expected to be similar to the previous year's syllabus. The table mentioned below discloses the latest and updated NMAT Syllabus.

NMAT sections Syllabus Topics
Language Skills Reading Comprehension, English Grammar, Word Meaning and Verbal Ability
Quantitative Skills Arithmetic, Trigonometry, Geometry, Algebra, Mensuration and Modern Math
Logical Reasoning Coding-Decoding, Critical Reasoning, Statement Conclusions, Puzzles, Blood Relations, etc.
NMAT Result

NMAT 2023 Result

The candidates will be scored based on their performance in NMAT exam.

  • NMAT 2023 results will be announced on the official website of NMAT by GMAC within 48 hours.
  • Candidates will be able to check the scores online using login credentials.
  • Candidates are recommended to save the scorecard and take a hard copy of the same as it will be required in the future.

NMAT 2023 Selection Process

NMAT selection process includes Group Discussion and Personal Interview (GD & PI) rounds which are conducted by the participating institutes.

  • The participating institute might also conduct a WAT (Writing Ability Test) or Case Discussion (CD) round instead of the conventional GD round.
  • The final decision regarding the admission will be based on the candidates’ score in NMAT online test and performance in the interview round.
NMAT Preparation Tips

NMAT 2023 Preparation Tips

NMAT, similar to many other MBA entrance exams, is a speed-based test and candidates will be judged based on their speed and accuracy. So it is important to focus on time management skills to get a good score in the exam.

  • Candidates preparing for NMAT Exam 2023 must follow detailed NMAT preparation strategies so that they can focus on their speed and accuracy and can complete the paper within time.
  • Also refer to the best books for NMAT preparation to understand the kind of questions asked in the exam.
  • Do more mock tests to build conceptual clarity on topics asked in NMAT exam. Also, candidates can analyze their preparation level by reviewing NMAT mock tests attempted by them. It also improves speed and accuracy.

Read NMAT Preparation Tips & Strategies

Best Books for NMAT 2023 Preparation

Books play an important role while NMAT exam preparation. Some of the best books for NMAT preparation are listed below for your reference:

Book Name Author/Publishers
NMAT by GMAC Official Guide GMAC
Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT Arun Sharma
Quantitative Aptitude R.S. Aggarwal
Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT Arun Sharma
Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation for the CAT Nishit K. Sinha
How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT Arun Sharma
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension Ajay Singh
NMAT Question Papers

NMAT 2023 Question Papers

Doing more previous years’ NMAT question papers is an important part of exam preparation as it helps candidates boost their skills. Also, referring to NMAT question papers will help candidates know the style of questions asked in the exam. Download NMAT Question Papers

Top MBA Colleges Accepting NMAT Scores

Mentioned below is the list of top colleges that accept NMAT scores for MBA admission.

  • SVKM's Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies
  • Indian School of Business (ISB) (Advanced Management Programme in Business Analytics (AMPBA)
  • SOIL Institute of Management
  • ISBR Business School
  • IFMR Graduate School of Business
  • Woxsen School of Business Management
  • K J Somaiya Institute of Management
  • XIM University
  • SDA Bocconi Asia Center (formerly MISB Bocconi)
  • ICFAI Business School
  • Athena School of Management, Mumbai
  • Jindal Global Business school - Delhi/NCR
  • University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES)
  • VIT University
  • ISME - School of Management & Entrepreneurship
  • Jagdish sheth school of management
  • Master’s union school of business
  • Ansal University, Gurgaon
  • iMET Global, etc.
NMAT Cut Off

NMAT 2023 Cut Off

NMIMS colleges consider both sectional and overall NMAT cut off to offer admission to the candidates. The minimum NMAT 2023 cut off for NMIMS Mumbai can be expected to be around 210-270; however, it will vary from college to college.

Section NMAT Cut Off 2023 (Expected)
Language Skills 72+
Logical Reasoning 74+
Quantitative Skills 73+
Overall 220-230

So all the candidates must begin with their NMAT 2023 exam preparations in advance to get a seat for MBA in their preferred B-School. Also keep on referring to the latest NMAT news and make study plans accordingly.

Frequently Asked Questions

NMAT 2023 FAQs

Q: How many times is NMAT conducted?

A: NMAT Exam is conducted once a year to offer vacant seats in various courses including MBA and PGDM.

Q: How many times am I allowed to register for NMAT?

A: Registration for NMAT exam is accepted just once. However, eligible candidates can take 2 retakes, for which they are supposed to reschedule the test.

Q: For how many days will NMAT 2023 exam window remain open?

A: NMAT 2023 exam will be conducted over a three-month period segmented into five windows. The opening days of each window will be 15 days.

Q: Is NMAT exam difficult?

A: As compared to other MBA entrance exams like XAT and CAT, the difficulty level of NMAT exam is moderate.

Q: What is the benefit of doing NMAT Mock Tests?

A: Doing more NMAT question papers or NMAT mock tests is useful for the candidates in preparing as per the latest exam pattern and syllabus.

Q: What all things should I check while downloading NMAT 2023 admit card?

A: Some of the details that candidates must check-in their NMAT 2023 admit card include their name, DOB, category, application form number, photograph, etc. Make sure all these details are written accurately.

Q: Who decides NMAT syllabus?

A: The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) decides NMAT 2023 syllabus. In case there is some change in the pattern or if some topics are added or removed, the counseling body informs the students about the same in the official notification.

Q: Name some books which I can refer to while preparing for NMAT Quantitative Aptitude Section?

A: Some of the books which candidates can refer to while preparing for NMAT Quantitative Aptitude section include Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal, Quantitative Aptitude for CAT by Arun Sharma, and How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT by Arun Sharma.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.

NMAT 2023 : 13 answered questions

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Ques. How much score is required in NMAT to get a call from NMIMS?

● Top Answer By Avneesh Makhija on 18 Jan 22

The cut off for NMIMS Mumbai usually ranges from 208 to 211. But in the 2020 of the NMAT exam, students are seen scoring massive scores like 264, 242. So, the cut off might increase. Campus Cut Off Score (NMAT) NMIMS Mumbai 235+ NMIMS Bangalore 220+ NMIMS Hyderabad 210+ NMIMS Indore 200+ NMIMS Navi Mumbai 180+ Overall, the expected cut off ranges from 215-235. Therefore, 220+ is a safe score to target in order to get a call from NMIMS Mumbai....Read more

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Ques. Did anyone get a very good percentile in CAT even after he was not able to clear the cut off of exams like IIFT and NMAT?

● Top Answer By Turja Das on 13 Dec 21

Yes, there are many students who are unable to clear IIFT but do well in CAT. The broad sections of IIFT are the same as CAT, except that they have the additional General Knowledge section.  The weightage for the GK section is low. Also the type of questions in VARC and DILR is different. VARC: only 16 out of 35 Questions are Reading Comprehension. DILR: More Data Interpretation questions are present than Logical Reasoning. Out of a 300 mark paper only 30 marks is for GK which is 10% weightage. The cut offs for GK is also low, around 5 marks, which technically is 2 correct questions. Overall cut off for IIFT was 138 marks in a 2 hour paper whereas for CAT was 76 marks for 95 percentile. Therefore, IIFT is comparatively easier than CAT. NMAT is like the GMAT exam. You cannot go back to a question. You need to complete a section in a limited time. Here strategy is important. Skip the questions you do not know the answer to, because wasting time for that is not useful. The question type of NMAT has a specific pattern. You have 3 RCs, a few questions on Probability in the Quant section and one or more sets of Sequential Output tracing sets in Logic....Read more

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Ques. Which is the best Test series available for non CAT exams? Particularly NMAT, IIFT and SNAP.

● Top Answer By Arun Pal on 09 Dec 21

The test series conducted by TIME is the best for CAT and non CAT exams like SNAP.  For SNAP there are various test series available on testfunda conducted by scmhrd and other symbiosis schools.  These mock tests will give you better ideas of the exam. Also, Map the SNAP book by Arihant has past 10 years questions of SNAP and you can refer to those. You can also go for Gradeup. It provides the best test series available for all MBA entrance exams. These are prepared by expert faculty with a lot of experience, they also provide you with complete analysis and detailed performance reports to help you improve in the right areas....Read more

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Ques. Is TAPMI Manipal College considering NMAT marks this year?

● Top Answer By Hitesh Takran on 18 Apr 23

 Applicants will be shortlisted on the basis of valid CAT (Common Admission Test) 2022/XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) 2023/GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) January 1, 2018- January 31, 2023/ NMAT by GMAC™ 2022 scores, whichever is higher. MBA Entrance Exam TAPMI Cut-off CAT 2022 85 percentile XAT 2023 85 percentile GMAT (2018-Feb 2023) 630...Read more

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Ques. What is scaling in NMAT? If I give an exam in the last few days how much? I have to score for NMIMS Mumbai. Will scaling affect the score in the last few days?

● Top Answer By Ashwin Jog on 14 Mar 23

If you are planning to take the NMAT exam, you might find it interesting that the exam is conducted in a unique way. Despite being driven by the profit motive, the exam's multiple windows, multiple slots, and multiple combinations of questions make it next to impossible to game the test. The exam does not give you the time to think about which questions to do, nor is it needed. During the exam, you will have to decide whether to attempt a question or skip it within a few seconds. If you decide to attempt it, you should try to solve it as quickly as possible. If you cannot solve it after trying, mark a random option and move on to the next question. There is no question palette, so you will not know how many questions you've attempted properly unless you're keeping count mentally. This might be difficult during the test due to time constraints. Scaling and normalization are used to ensure a uniform difficulty level for all test takers and evaluate them accordingly. Therefore, the premise that the last few days will negatively affect the score seems to be flawed. Moreover, there is no need to worry too much about the cutoffs for NMIMS Mumbai. It is better to try to maximize your score regardless of the cutoffs or scaling. If you are interested in pursuing a management program, you might want to consider NMIMS Mumbai. However, keep in mind that the cutoffs for this institute vary and can be difficult to predict accurately. It is also important to note that scoring above the cutoffs is not a guarantee for admission, as there is a lot of competition for a limited number of seats. If you want to enhance your chances of getting into a top-notch B-school, you may want to consider XLRI, which is particularly famous for finance. Gaining industry experience and taking up a finance course like CFA or FRM can also help you become eligible for the Indian School of Business and other world-renowned colleges. Remember that admission to a B-school is a combination of factors, including academic performance, aptitude, and personality, so focus on developing a well-rounded profile....Read more

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