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NMAT 2021 Scheduling (Started): Check Dates, Slot Booking Procedure, Fee

NMAT Scheduling has been started by GMAC on Jan 3, 2022, for the additional NMAT 2021 exam dates (phase 2) announced by GMAC- Jan 11 to 15, 2022. GMAC allows candidates can self-schedule their NMAT 2021 phase 2 exam.

  • Scheduling for NMAT by GMAC 2021 is done on a first-come-first-serve basis. NMAT 2021 Scheduling window will be open till Jan 9, 2022. Candidates can select the exam center, exam date, and slot as per their preference and real-time availability. Check NMAT 2021 Exam Dates
  • NMAT 2021 additional application window is also open from Jan 3 to 9, 2022. After successful submission of NMAT Application 2021, NMAT scheduling feature will get activated on the candidate’s login page on the official website. Check NMAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria
  • NMAT 2021 has already been conducted in the first phase over a 75-day test window till Dec 27, 2021. Candidates who have not yet exhausted all their 3 attempts at NMAT exam during this test window can appear for the phase 2 exam.
  • NMAT Applicants must note that they will receive a confirmation email on their registered email id from GMAC after the successful completion of NMAT Scheduling 2021. Check NMAT 2021 Registration

NMAT Scheduling Dates 2021

NMAT 2021 Scheduling Dates

Events Dates
NMAT 2021 Scheduling  August 3 to November 17, 2021
NMAT 2021 Exam Date October 14 to December 27, 2021
NMAT 2021 Registration - Retake October 15 to December 24, 2021
NMAT 2021 Rescheduling August 3 to December 24, 2021
Re-take Scheduling October 14 to December 27, 2021
Phase 2 NMAT Exam 
NMAT 2021 Scheduling January 3 to January 9, 2022
NMAT 2021 Exam Dates January 11 to Januray 15, 2022

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NMAT by GMAC Scheduling: Important Points

  • Candidates who have completed their registration and fee payment procedure completely within the stipulated deadlines will be allowed to schedule their test on the official website.
  • The scheduling for NMAT can be done using the exam scheduling tab on the official website once the fee payment is received at GMAC’s end.
  • Candidates can schedule their test any time during the scheduling window, provided the same is at least 24 hours later from the time of scheduling.
  • In case a candidate does not appear for the scheduled test, then the chance will be considered as lost and non-appearance at the scheduled test will be marked "No Show”.
NMAT Scheduling Fee

NMAT 2021 Scheduling Fee

Event Fee
NMAT Registration  INR 2300 + applicable taxes
NMAT Late Registration  INR 2800 + applicable taxes
NMAT Retake Registration  INR 2300 + applicable taxes
Reschedule INR 1200 + applicable taxes
Additional Score Reports (beyond first five) INR 300 per Score Report + applicable taxes

For any support regarding NMAT by GMAC scheduling, candidates can call the Helpdesk numbers 09213027791/09213027792 – Monday to Friday (except public holidays - 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM IST).    

NMAT Scheduling Process 2021

How to Schedule NMAT Exam 2021?

After the completion of registration and fee payment, candidates can schedule their tests through the ‘NMAT Schedule Exam’ link available in the dashboard on the official website of NMAT 2021. The portal offers candidates the facility to check the availability of seats at the test center on a real-time basis. Applicants have the liberty to choose the date, time slot as well as a preferred test location. However, allotment is subject to the availability of the preferred date/time/location.

  • Within 24 hours of test scheduling, a confirmation message or e-mail specifying NMAT test center will be received by candidates.
  • The non-receipt of the confirmatory email should be reported to NMAT Helpdesk immediately.

Must Check:

Scheduling NMAT 2021 at Test Centers

This is only applicable to India. Candidates must follow the below-mentioned steps to schedule NMAT exam at a test center in India.

  • Select the ‘book exam’ tab to reach NMAT scheduling system.
  • Choose the desired city and NMAT test center.
  • Choose the date and time to take NMAT 2021 exam.

Schedule home-based remote proctored NMAT 2021 Exam

Applicable for India and other countries across the globe. Steps to schedule NMAT 2021 are as follows for IBT mode exam:

  • Select the ‘book exam’ tab to reach NMAT scheduling system.
  • Before moving on to the schedule exam option, candidates need to fill the ‘My Profile’ section.


Applicants can upload their government ID to setup photo identification by following these points:

  • Capture a photo from your mobile and save it on your PC
  • Upload the image stored on your PC to the Examity Scheduling System


  • Candidates can select a maximum of 3 security questions from the list of available options.
  • The scheduling system will ask the candidate to answer 1 of the security questions during the authentication process, so candidates must remember the answer to these questions

Exam Appointment

  • Please select the correct date and time zone to schedule your NMAT 2021 exam.
  • Candidates must ensure that they select the correct time zone as the ‘Begin Test’ tab will be enabled at the time selected by the candidate.


The candidates have to enter their full name and re-enters their first name and last name.

  • No space or capital letters are allowed for entering this information. The system will save the keystroke entry of the data that is entered, and this will be used for the authentication process during the exam day login.

  • If the candidate is unable to enter the ExamiKEY information in 3 chances, a red flag will be raised.

After successful completion of NMAT application fee payment, candidates will be able to download their NMAT Admit Card from the dashboard.

How NMAT Scheduling is trouble-free?

What Makes NMAT 2021 Scheduling Convenient?

To relieve candidates from the task of registering for NMAT, GMAC has made easy the process of NMAT Registration. Taking the test and applying to any school, can be time-consuming and stressful. Hence, GMAC makes sure that candidates do not face any troubles while NMAT Registrations. It does so in the following ways:

  • Choosing a date, time, and location of your convenience: A long testing window allows you to choose a convenient NMAT Exam Date. Phase 1- 75 day test window from October 14 to Dec 27, 2021 and Phase 2- 5-day test window from Jan 11 to 15, 2022.

  • Can practice self-scheduling: One can choose their test appointment dates, time, and location in real-time based on the availability of seats at each NMAT Test Center.

  • Register for the NMAT by GMAC exam from your mobile: NMAT allows you to register anytime and anywhere by using your mobile or laptop. This makes the whole registration process much easier.

  • Convenience in the selection of NMAT Testing locations: One can choose from any of 32 conveniently located testing centers to take the exam.

  • Sending scores to up to 7 programs for free: Candidates can select the list of schools or programs they want to send their NMAT scores to, after taking the exam. Up to 7 schools or programs can be included in your NMAT registration fee. However, if you wish to send your scores to more than 7 schools or programs, you must pay an additional NMAT Registration fee.

  • Can apply to business schools after reviewing NMAT results: One can view their NMAT results and then decide if they want to apply to business schools or wish to sit for a retake. The opportunity of scoring better is definitely offered by NMAT.

To conclude, we feel that the best thing observed about NMAT is that the NMAT Syllabus and structure provided by GMAC is exactly as the actual NMAT exam. In fact, in the case of candidates who are practicing from the official NMAT Sample Papers, they can expect the actual exam to be similar.  While we have given you multiple reasons about how NMAT is a confidence booster, we are sure you must be pumped up to sit for the exam. Prepare well with our NMAT Preparation Tips, and give your best shot.

NMAT Test Retake

NMAT by GMAC 2021 Test Retake

Another great advantage of NMAT by GMAC 2021 is that candidates can apply to improve their NMAT Results by retaking the exam twice. This in turn improves their chances of getting into their preferred college. However, NMAT Retake can be scheduled only 15 calendar days after the initial attempt.

  • Registration for Test Retake can be done online through the candidate’s login, filling up, and submitting the Retake form.
  • Stipulated fee payment of INR 2300 towards the test retake must be done.
  • The fee payment can be done online using only a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express.
  • The registration for retake can be done between the first week of November 2021 and the third week of January 2022.
  • Like Scheduling, test retake scheduling is also available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
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NMAT Rescheduling

NMAT by GMAC 2021 Rescheduling

Candidates have the option of rescheduling their tests according to their convenience. NMAT 2021 rescheduling window is similar to scheduling and retakes windows.

Important points regarding NMAT rescheduling:

  • Candidates can reschedule their tests no later than 72 hours. Seat availability in terms of the test center, time slot, and date will be on a “First-Come-First-serve basis.
  • The fee required for rescheduling is INR 1200 payable online through the official website using the credit card only. 
  • In case, a rescheduling is attempted at less than 72 hours, then the schedule is canceled and the fee paid forfeited.
  • The rescheduling window is similar to the scheduling and test retake options.
NMAT Scheduling 2021 FAQs

NMAT 2021 Scheduling FAQs

Ques. Does the ‘First Come, First Serve’ principle apply to both the registration and scheduling process?

Ans. The ‘First come, First Serve’ principle applies to both the processes, registration, and scheduling. The earlier any candidate registers and makes the payment, the earlier will s/he be able to schedule the test. And the earlier a candidate schedules the test, the higher are the chances of getting the preferred location and batch for the test.

Ques. What is the difference between ‘Registering for NMAT’ and ‘Scheduling for NMAT’?

Ans. ‘Registration for NMAT’ means filling in the application form. A candidate who is willing to appear for NMAT 2021 will visit the official website and fill in the NMAT Registration Form. “Scheduling for NMAT’ is a process after registration wherein a candidate who has already registered for the examination can select an exam slot for himself/herself as per convenience.

Ques. I am not confident in my preparation for the scheduled NMAT examination. Is there any provision for retaking the paper?

Ans. Yes. NMAT is a paper that can be taken thrice by a candidate in order to improve the rank. However, for retaking of the examination a candidate can apply 72 hours prior of the scheduled attempt. The NMAT retaking window is open from July-December. A candidate can register for the same by paying to apply and paying the requisite fees.

Ques. My NMAT exam did not go well today. Can I appear for the examination tomorrow?

Ans. No. Any test taker cannot appear for the test on two consecutive days. Retaking of the examination can be done 15 days after taking the attempt.

Ques. I have scheduled my NMAT attempt. However, I have heard that slots are filling up fast. Can I book a retake of the examination before appearing for it?

Ans. No. A candidate can only book the retake of the examination after 24 hours of appearing for the first attempt, and the retake date should be 15 days after the date of your first attempt.

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


Hi Riya, after the completion of registration and fee payment, candidates can schedule their tests through the ‘Schedule Exam’ link, available in the dashboard on the official website of NMAT 2019. The portal offers candidates the facility to check the availability of seats at the test center on a real-time basis.
my payment status is still pending in form but money is deducted frm account when they will refund
Hi Pannala, They will refund to you as you may please contact the exam authority.
i paid my paytment twice and one of payment status is still pending and money is deducted from account so refund will be done

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