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Changes in NMAT by GMAC 2018- Latest News

Updated On - October 15th 2018 by KRITIKA GUPTA

NMAT by GMAC is a national level entrance examination for admission into post graduate management programs offered by NMIMS and 21 other B-Schools. NMAT 2018 is scheduled from October 4 to December 17 in online mode, apply online before October 3. The computer-based test is based on the pattern of CAT, XAT, SNAP with the only difference in the number of question and difficulty level. Last year, nearly 88,000 candidates appeared for NMAT exam.  

The Graduate Management Admission Council or GMAC has introduced various changes in the pattern and rules pertaining to the entrance exam. It is done in an effort to make it more aspirant friendly. From last year, candidates can appear for NMAT by GMAC thrice to maximize and improve their scores in the examination.

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Major Changes in NMAT by GMAC 2018

GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council) is the conducting authority of NMAT. The changes introduced in 2017 are mentioned below.

Aspirant Friendly Exam

  • NMAT is considered to be the most aspirant friendly than any other national level MBA entrance exam in the country.
  • The reason behind this status is the liberty to reschedule and retake NMAT by GMAC 2018. 
  • Also, it allows the test takers to choose the schools/ programs they want to send their scores to before or after taking the exam.

Option to Retake NMAT

  • Test takers have an option of appearing more than once.
  • This means, a candiate will have upto three maximum attempts, including ‘no shows’.
  • With this option, test takers will be provided an opprtunity to improve their NMAT Scores.
  • In case, you want to retake the exam, then the test date will be alloted approximately 15 days later.

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Rescheduling of Exam Date

  • An option to reschedule the test no later than 72 hours prior to the scheduled test to a different date, time or test center is also provided.
  • The change can be made as per the availability.
  • A stipulated fee of INR 1100 (excluding applicable taxes) must be made via credit card only.

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75 days’ Exam window

  • The long test window provides the test takers with the convenience of choosing an appropriate exam date for NMAT 2018.
  • Information about the seats availability at various NMAT by GMAC test centers will be mentioned with each of the slot.
  • Scheduling option will active from July 3 to October 16 for the convenience of the aspirants.
  • The longer window also provides an opportunity to retake the test in case they feel that their performance was impaired on the test day for any reason or if they feel they can improve their performance in retake attempt.

7 Programs inclusive in Registration Fee

  • NMAT by GMAC offers to send candidates’ scores up to 7 programs available from the combination, within the registration fee.
  • The programs can be chosen before or after the scheduled appointment.
  • Candidates will have to pay requisite amount of fee if they wish to send their scores to other programs as well.

Equated NMAT Results

  • NMAT scores will be declared in a span of 4-5 weeks from the test delivery.
  • These shall be equated to bring about parity and fairness and will keep test takers informed in a timely manner.

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


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