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How are Scaled Scores Calculated in NMAT by GMAC?
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NMAT Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies Management Aptitude Test [NMAT] is an entrance test registered under GMAC™. This test is used for admission of candidates who aspire to be a part of leading business schools across India, South Africa, Philippines, and Nigeria. NMAT 2020 official schedule has been released, the exam will be conducted from October 6 to December 19, 2020. Interested candidates can fill the form from August 1, 2020.

Update: NMAT 2020 Exam pattern and scoring structure have been modified Read More

It is considered a very student-friendly exam in following aspects:

  • Confidence multiplied- NMAT by GMAC is set-up to be taken in multiple sessions during a year. With multiple chances available in your hands, you have the confidence of taking the test more than a single time in a particular year to score your best shots.

  • Your choice, your voice- NMAT has the best interests of students in its mind. It is computer-adaptive and delivers one question at a time from a pool of questions within each section. The exam has three sections – Language Skills, Quantitative Skills, and Logical Reasoning. The three sections can be answered in any order of student’s choice as they are individually timed. With this choice, students can play by their strengths and answer the test. Aspirants must answer questions of each section within the allotted time.

  • No negative marking- Aspirants have better luck in attempting questions as there is no negative marking. This gives them a chance of making an educated guess to the questions they are apprehensive about. There is nothing to lose and the guess could score you a mark.

  • Official Practice material for your grab- A person is always confident and able to deliver better when they are assured of what to expect. The practice materials provided to students will prepare them well for the actual test and give it a bang. Official practice materials are easily accessible to students and assist them in familiarizing themselves with the test format.

  • At your convenience- The student can select the test- date, time and location of their convenience and the availability of test centers and seats. Also, you can register from anywhere at any time in your amenity.

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How are NMAT Score Calculated?

How are NMAT Scores Calculated?

Once you have completed your test, an unofficial scorecard will be displayed on the screen after the test is completed. Within 48 hours post successful test, the test taker will also receive an email alert indicating that the official scorecard is available for download from the candidate dashboard. The official scorecard is designed based on scaled scores


Time [Minutes]

No. of questions

Score range

Language Skills




Logical Reasoning




Quantitative Skills








  • The questions are unique to each student tailored to his/her capability. Questions in the computer-based test are selected for each aspirant based on their answers for a previously asked question from a pool of questions. 

  • Consequently, a high-scoring examinee generally will receive a more difficult sample of questions in comparison to a low-scoring examinee. 

  • Finally, the score for NMAT by GMAC for each candidate is calculated by procuring the candidate’s final ability analysis on the basis probabilistic model approach of modern test theory and conformed to a scaled score ranging from 0 to 120.

The number of questions, time limit, and difficulty levels, for every section, is established early-on and are the same despite when and where the test is administered.

What Is NMAT Percentile Score?

What Is NMAT Percentile Score?

Percentile scores in NMAT are like scale meters i.e. it tells a candidate’s performance in comparison to the total number of candidates who have appeared for NMAT. It provides essential information like passed candidates, number of appeared candidates, possible cut off the exam, and so on. For example: if a candidate secures 80th rank, then it means that the candidate has scored 80% better than other test takers.

What is NMAT Scaled Score?

Raw test scores are equated and placed on a common scale in order to rule out any difficulty in overall calculation of NMAT score. This process by GMAC ensures that scores are comparable across test forms and are not impacted by candidates opting for different test forms. It ensures that every candidates goes through a just scaling process despite a different question pool.

NMAT Score Vs Percentile

NMAT Score Vs Percentile

NMIMS Mumbai: Score of 208 + roughly equates to 94 percentile

NMIMS Bangalore: Normalised score of 200 equated to 91 percentile roughly

NMIMS Hyderabad and XIMB: Slight variation with Hyderabad campus, 200 score will roughly equate to 90 percentile

NMAT Aceepting College

Cutoff Score/ Percentile

NMIMS Campuses

200+ score

Indian School of Business

140+ score

Xavier University

HRM (85+ percentile)

RM (50+ percentile)

SDA Bocconi

200+ score

Alliance University

100+ score

ICFAI Business School

150+ score

BSE Institute Limited

180 + score

Woxsen School of Business

160 + score

Amity University

60 + percentile

NMAT Participating Institutes in India

NMAT Participating Institutes in India

Institutes that accept NMAT scores in India are as follows-

  • SVKM's Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies

  • Indian School of Business (ISB) (Advanced Management Programme in Business Analytics (AMPBA))


  • SDA Bocconi Asia Center (formerly MISB Bocconi)

  • Xavier University

  • ICFAI Business School (IBS), Hyderabad and other locations

  • Master’s Union School of Business

  • Chitkara University (MBA)

  • IILM University (MBA)

  • Myra School of Business (Global MBA)

  • Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University

  • Jain University - CMS Business School

  • Alliance University

  • School of Inspired Leadership (Soil)

  • Shiv Nadar University

  • Athena School of Management, Mumbai

  • Bennett University

  • Universal Business School

  • Woxsen School of Business Management

  • Thapar School of Management

  • ISBR Business School

  • Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University

  • BSE Institute Limited

  • Amity University

  • SRM University Chennai, Delhi NCR Sonipat

  • BML Munjal University

  • VIT University

  • ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai

  • Mody University

  • GITAM School of International Business, Visakhapatnam

  • Hyderabad Business School, GITAM University

  • Jindal Global Business school - Delhi/NCR

  • Ansal University, Gurgaon

  • Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab

  • IIHMR university, Jaipur, Rajasthan

  • IFIM College, MBA

  • Vijay Bhoomi University, M. Sc. Data Science

Candidates should make certain of the respective University/Business schools’ websites for accepting program and gain information on eligibility criteria and admission process through NMAT by GMAC™ score.

Bear in mind that obtaing score is one process, but applying to schools is another whole new domain. Score well and sail to your dream destiny.


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