NMAT 2018 - NMIMS Management Aptitude Test
GMAC on behalf of Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai conducts NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) for taking admission to 2 years full time Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Mumbai campus and Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) at Bangalore campus and Hyderabad campus. Scores of NMAT by GMAC are accepted by 23 B-schools across India for admission to their management programmes.
NMAT has three sections - Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning Skills. Although GMAC does not release any official syllabus for NMAT, you can interpret section wise syllabus based on past years analysis.
NMAT Exam Pattern
The NMAT exam is conducted by Graduate Management Admission Council. It is a computer-based test of 120 minutes duration carrying 120 objective type multiple choice questions.
NMAT Eligibility Criteria
Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university or institute with at least 50 percent aggregate marks can apply for the test. You must understand the NMAT eligibility criteria before registering for the exam.
NMAT Test Centres
The NMAT is conducted at 44 centres throughout India and at 4 International centres.
How To Apply for NMAT
As per the NMAT eligibility criteria, you should have scored at least 50 percent marks in graduation from a recognised university. Final year Bachelor’s degree students are also eligible to fill the application form.
NMAT Exam Analysis
NMAT 2015 started on 7 October, 2014 and continued till 20 December, 2014. It is an online test that is conducted on the worldwide testing pattern. Pearson VUE is conducting NMAT 2015 on behalf of NMIMS University.
How To Prepare for NMAT
NMAT is conducted by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). The management entrance exam is held for admission to 23 B-schools across the country. If you are determined to clear the test, it is important that you follow a systematic sectional strategy.
You have to login with user id and password to download the NMAT result. NMAT result is available in the form of score-cards which includes candidates' percentile. The scores are sent to those five B-schools, which you have opted during application. Based on NMAT result, the participating institutes will announce shortlist for final selection process.
The cutoff for NMAT is announced after the final results are declared by Graduate Management Admission Council. The NMAT cutoff mark is the minimum marks or percentile that you need to get selected for further rounds of the admission process. After the cutoff is declared, shortlisted candidates have to appear for Group Discussion (GD) or Writing Ability Test (WAT) or Case Discussion (CD) and Personal Interview rounds conducted by the participating institutes.
Institutes Accepting NMAT Score
GMAC acquired ownership of the exam from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) in March 2015. Now, the exam is called NMAT by GMAC. Following institutes and business schools accept NMAT score as admission criteria for management program.
NMAT Selection Procedure
The candidates are shortlisted on the basis of NMAT scores. The shortlisted candidates will have to appear for the selection rounds at those institutes. The final scores are sent to the institutes shortlisted by the candidates at the time of filling the application form.
Number of Registrations in NMAT
The NMAT by GMAC saw a significant growth of 7% in registrations in 2017 as compared to the previous year, 2016. The total number of registrations in 2017 was 88,454 in comparison with 2016 where the number of students applied for the examination was 82,928.