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NMAT by GMAC provides an official preparation guide for students preparing for the exam. The guide offers practice tests and contains all past year questions to give simulative experience to the students. As NMAT Exam Pattern has undergone major change this year with respect to number of questions and scoring pattern, GMAC guide will be a great help to candidates aiming to appear for the exam. Check NMAT Exam Pattern

Update: NMAT Registration will begin from August 1, 2020 and the last date to apply for the exam is October 5, 2020. Read More

  • There are two official guides launched by GMAC for the NMAT aspirants. The Official practice exam 1 of 108 questions is available for Section 1 which familiarizes students with the exam structure. 

  • While in Official practice exams 2 and 3, students get two more practice exams of 216 questions.

  •  Also, these official guides are helpful as they provide useful insights on section- wise performance and time management of the candidates indicating their level of preparedness and the areas of improvement. 

  • Each exam has 108 questions in the same structure as the actual NMAT by GMAC exam.

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NMAT Preparation Guide Book

NMAT By GMAC Official Preparation Guide Book 2020

GMAC provides an official guide containing exam format and structure. It is available on amazon for which candidates have to pay a prescribed fee. 

  • The book contains 201 questions from previous year question papers with relevant examples. 

  • In addition it contains 475 practice questions with answer keys and explanation to the questions.

  • The book discusses topics of each section in NMAT with tips.

Feature Description
Official Guide available at Amazon
Reading Source Kindle Version available
Price INR 899
ISBN Code 978-81-265-5773-8

NMAT Free Practice Tests

NMAT Free Practice Tests

The conducting organization of NMAT, i.e., GMAC has released an official preparation guide for the students appearing for NMAT examination. Students can access the free online practice tests of 108 questions for exam 1 for free with two attempts.

Some of the features of the official preparation guide available for the students are given below:

  • The free practice online test papers contain 108 questions in the same structure as the actual NMAT by GMAC examination.
  • The guide also provides a scaled score for the free practice exams that helps students in evaluating their preparation level and can use these useful insights on the level of preparedness.
  • Aspirants get simulative experience through NMAT by GMAC exam official practice exams using the past NMAT questions.
  • The Official guide for paper 1 is available for free to familiarize the candidates with the exam structure.
  • The official guide provides a scaled score for the NMAT by GMAC exam Official Practice Exams with useful insights on section- wise performance and time management indicating level of preparedness and improvement areas.
  • Each exam has 108 questions in the same structure as the actual NMAT by GMAC exam.

NMAT Paid Practice Tests

NMAT Paid Practice Tests

GMAC has released an official preparation guide for the candidates who are willing to appear for NMAT examination. Students can access the paid online practice tests questions for exam 2 and 3 by purchasing the official preparation guide online.

Some of the features of the official preparation guide available for the students are given below:

  • Students can access two more practice exams of 216 questions from past years’ NMAT papers by purchasing the paid version of online preparation guide.

  • By purchasing the official preparation guide, students get the access to 108 official never- before- seen questions from past years’ NMAT exams with two attempts each.

  • This official preparation guide contains two practice exams of 216 past NMAT Exams.

  • Scaled score provided for the two practice exams providing useful insights on level of preparedness.

  • All practice exams follow similar structure & features as the actual NMAT by GMAC exam.

  • The cost for this official preparation guide is INR 799 plus applicable taxes.


Requirements for Practice Tests

System Requirements to take NMAT Practice Tests

The system requirement to take NMAT Practice tests is given below:

Serial Number Detail Description
1 Network Speed
  • A minimum broadband connection speed of 128 kbps is required
  • Grant necessary firewall permissions to allow all requests from domains of nmat.excelindia.com in any of the following manner
2 Firewall Settings
  • If domain names are not possible to be configured, then please allow all access to the following IP Addresses:
52.172.201.79
3 Supported Browser Version Only the following browsers versions are supported:
  • Firefox: 50.x and above
  • Google Chrome: 55.x and above
  • Safari: 6.x and above
  • IE: 9.x and above
4 Browser Cache Settings Clear browser cache/cookies before attempting the assessment for the 1st time For the subsequent rounds of assessments on the same machines, users don’t need to clear the browser cache/cookies.

NMAT 2020 Important Dates

Some of the important dates of NMAT 2020 are given in the table below:

Event Stars Last Date
Registration and Application process August 01, 2020 October 03, 2020
Facility to choose the NMAT Exam date August 01, 2020 October 16, 2020
NMAT Last registration date October 05, 2020 December 17, 2020
Exam retake scheduling date October 07, 2020 December 14, 2020
NMAT Result date - 3rd week of January, 2021
Last date for downloading score card - March 31st, 2020 (Tentative)

NMAT Revised Exam Pattern

NMAT 2020 Exam Pattern (Revised)

Some of the features of NMAT paper are given below:

  • Total number of questions: 108 Questions

  • Total number of sections in the paper: 3

  • Total Time allotted: 120 minutes (2 hours)

  • Mode of examination: Online (Computer-based test)

  • Marking scheme: Three marks are awarded for very correct answers while there is no negative marking for incorrect answers.

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The section wise break- up of the NMAT paper according to the time limit and the marks allotted to each section is given in the table below:

Name Of The Section Total Number Of Questions Marks Allotted Time Limit (In Minutes)
Language Skills 36 1-120 28
Quantitative Aptitude 36 12-120 52
Logical Reasoning 36 12-120 40
Total 108 360 120

NMAT Study Plan

In order to ace any competitive exam, students must make a study plan and strictly stick to it throughout the preparation. Building a sound study plan with practice tests, right strategy, best resources and following it will definitely help you clear it with flying colors. Below is given a six week study plan to ace the NMAT paper.

- Objective Task Material
WEEK 1 Understand the exam structure and NMAT paper pattern
  • Visit the official website of NMAT by GMAC, i.e., www.nmat.org to understand the paper pattern
  • Go through the topic concepts given in the official preparation guide of NMAT examination.
  • Attempt free practice tests to assess your preparation level and now your strengths and weaknesses
  • www.nmat.org
  • NMAT by GMAC official guide 2020
  • NMAT by GMAC practice exam 1- free
WEEK 2 Practice and improve your language skills
  • Understand the concepts of language and skills given in the official preparation guide of NMAT by GMAC
  • Practice the questions given in the official preparation guide of NMAT by GMAC
  • Understand the reading comprehension and grammar topics and improve your vocabulary
  • NMAT by GMAC official guide 2020
WEEK 3- 4 Master quantitative skills
  • Go through the concept of data sufficiency given in the official NMAT preparation guide and practice all the questions given in the booklet
  • Spend the entire week on practicing the questions of data sufficiency and practice questions from the official guide
  • NMAT by GMAC official guide 2020
WEEK 5 Build your logical reasoning ability
  • Go through the concepts in NMAT paper and practice the questions
  • Pick one topic at a time and practice the concepts and the questions given in the official guide
  • NMAT by GMAC official guide 2020
WEEK 6 Assess your learning
  • Revise all the topics to give the second attempt of the NMAT paper for free
  • Now, after completing all the revision, appear for the paid practice tests 2 and 3 in a single sitting
  • NMAT by GMAC practice exam 1- free
  • NMAT by GMAC practice exam 2 and 3
  • NMAT by GMAC practice exam 2 and 3

NMAT Top Business Schools

NMAT is a national level MBA entrance exam which is accepted by many top business schools in India. There are around 30 MBA colleges and Universities in the country that accept NMAT exam scores for the admission to MBA course. Some of the top B- schools accepting NMAT by GMAC scores of MBA admissions are as follows:

  1. NMIMS University, Mumbai

  2. SPJIMR, Mumbai

  3. ISB (Hyderabad and Mohali)

  4. VIT University (Vellore and Chennai)

  5. Xavier University, Bhubaneswar

  6. ICFAI

  7. SDA Bocconi

  8. Thapar Business School

  9. Ahmedabad University

  10. TAPMI

NMAT is a national level MBA entrance exam which opens the gateway to the prestigious business schools of the country. The Official preparation guide launched by NMAT can be very useful and beneficial for the aspirants preparing NMAT 2020. Solving previous year papers, learning the important formulae, multiple revisions, and preparing your own strategy are some of the keys to ace the examination and come out with flying colors.

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