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.

Mr. Vikram Shah, Director - Product Management, GMAC said the following,

"In the past 3 years, GMAC has strived to enhance the test taking experience of the candidates and continued the efforts to help NMAT by GMAC accepting schools attract the right talent in their classrooms. In 2017, we have expanded the NMAT by GMAC test center network by 100% from 24 cities to 48 cities and additionally opened testing internationally in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan. We believe that the additional benefits offered to candidates on the official prep have boosted candidate’s confidence. We continue to see the most diverse set of diversity in our test taking population with 40% women and 47% non-engineering candidates registered for the NMAT by GMAC in 2017."

About NMAT by GMAC

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) assumed ownership and management of the NMAT exam in India from the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) in 2015. Given the opportunity Indian management education marketplace offers, the step was taken to further build the study of management education locally, regionally and globally, and to make admissions accessible and successful for more candidates.