NMAT CutOff 2020- Expected & Previous Year Cutoffs, Selection Process

    NMAT Cutoff scores are applicable in all of the 35+ participating institutes that accept NMAT percentiles. Ranging from autonomous institutes to private colleges along with University B-schools, each individual setup has its own benchmark of cutoff-score acceptance.

    Apart from overall NMAT Cutoffs, sectional cutoffs are also given preference at several institutes that accept candidatures from NMAT appearing aspirants. Citoff will be announced after NMAT 2020 Result Declaration.

    The official cutoff for NMAT some of the prominent institutes will be post declaration of NMAT Results. To address queries of NMAT 2020 aspirants, we have analysed the cut off trends of the entrance examination of previous years’. Read the article to know more about NMAT Cut Offs.

    NMAT Cut Off- Key Intakes

    NMAT Cut Off 2020 Key Takeaways

    1. NMAT cutoff for top MBA colleges like VIT, XIMB, NMIMS goes in the range of 92-96 which is fairly high.
    2. Based on the previous year paper analysis, 77-83 questions should be solved in 120 minutes.
    3. A normalized score of 200 equivalent to around 91.1% is required to get into NMIMS Bangalore whereas for NMIMS Mumbai, score of 208 and a percentile of 94% is needed.
    4. On the other hand, 90% is required for NMIMS Hyderabad, XIMB and 70% for MISB Bocconi.
    5. A student who wants to score above 99 percentile must get a score of around 230 while 95 percentile can be achieved by scoring 212 marks. A score above 200 would get you around 90 percentile.
    6. Priority should be to attempt 80 questions with 85% accuracy.

    Section Wise NMAT Cutoff 2018

    SectionMumbai Campus CutoffBangalore Campus

    Quantitative Skills

    Logical Reasoning6050
    Language Skills5755

    Section Wise NMAT Cutoff 2017

    SectionMumbai Campus CutoffBangalore Campus

    Quantitative Skills

    Logical Reasoning6060
    Language Skills6050

    Section Wise NMAT Cutoff 2016

    SectionMumbai Campus CutoffBangalore Campus

    Quantitative Skills

    Logical Reasoning3155
    Language Skills5555

    MBA Colleges accepting NMAT score with cutoff 90% and above

    MBA collegeCityNMAT cut off percentile scoreFee (Rs.in lakhs)Average Placement (Rs. in lakhs)

    MBA Colleges accepting NMAT score with cutoff 80% and above

    MBA college/UniversityCityNMAT cut off percentileFee (Rs.in lakhs)Average Placement (Rs. in lakhs)
    SRM UniversityChennai806.005.00

    MBA Colleges accepting NMAT score with cutoff 70% and above

    MBA college/UniversityCityNMAT cut off percentileFee (Rs.in lakhs)Average Placement (Rs. in lakhs)
    MISB BocconiMumbai70+18.2510.19
    IBS (ICFAI B-schools)Hyderabad & 9 other cities706.256.9
    Alliance UniversityBangalore708.007.5
    BSE Institute LtdMumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad701.50NA
    Shiv Nadar UniversityGreater Noida (Delhi NCR)7012.09NA

    MBA Colleges accepting NMAT score with cutoff 60% and above

    MBA college/UniversityCityNMAT cut off percentileFee (Rs.in lakhs)Average placement (Rs. in lakhs)
    Amity UniversityNoida (Delhi NCR)6511.003.5
    Thapar School of ManagementMohali656.457
    BML Munjal UniversityGurgaon659.807.00
    ITMNavi Mumbai659.307.00
    Mody UniversityLaxman Garh (Jaipur)604.763.05

    NMAT Score Accepting Colleges

    NMAT Score Accepting Colleges

    NMAT score is accepted by more than 35 colleges in India and by few universities worldwide. Cut off is calculated in order to set the minimum criteria required by the aspirants to get selected for further rounds. An extensive list of NMAT accepting colleges along with their program fees and other relevant information is provided.

    InstituteCoursesAverage Fee (MBA/PGDM)
    SVKM's NMIMS, MumbaiMBA1.24 L
    SVKM's NMIMS, BangaloreMBA4.67 L
    SVKM's NMIMS, HyderabadMBA8.50 L
    Xavier University, BhubaneswarMBA23.77 L
    Indian School of Business (ISB)Advanced Management Programme in Business Analytics31.01 L
    Alliance School of Business, Alliance UniversityMBA/PGDM10.61 L
    ITM Business SchoolPGDM iConnect5.21 L
    SDA Bocconi Asia Center, MumbaiInternational Master in Business18.60 L
    ICFAI Business School (IBS), HyderabadMBA/PGDM12.61 L
    Shiv Nadar University, Greater NoidaMBA/Global MBA26.98 L
    Woxsen School of Business Management, HyderabadPGDM and PGPXP10.59 L
    Bennett University - Delhi, NCRMBA5.35 L
    ISBR Business School, BengaluruPGDM8.69 L
    Thapar School of Management, ChandigarhMBA16.27 L
    Amity University, Delhi-NCRMBA8.58 L
    SRM UniversityMBA1.65 L
    BML Munjal University, DelhiMBA12.81 L
    VIT University, VelloreMBA3.48 L
    Jindal Global Business school - Delhi/NCRMBA12.80 L

    Determination of cut off is made by each participating college for admission into its MBA/PGDM programme. Some institutes release their cut-offs in scores while some release it in the form of percentile. Candidates who meet the cut off criteria proceed with further admission process including Group Discussion (GD), Written Ability Test (WAT), and Personal Interview (PI).

    Check NMAT Selection Procedure

    NMAT Cut Off-Determining Factors

    NMAT 2020 Cut Off-Determining Factors

    Various parameters are taken into consideration while deciding the cutoff for NMAT:

    • Number of seats available in a particular course.
    • The difficulty level of the exam.
    • Number of applicants for NMAT 2020.
    • Total number of candidates who actually appeared for the exam.
    • Previous years’ cut-offs and admission trends.
    factors affecting nmat cutoff

    How is the Composite NMAT 2020 Merit List Prepared?

    The weightage of various factors considered for preparing the composite merit list of NMIMS is given below. The final merit list of NMAT by GMAC is made keeping in mind all these:

    NMAT by GMAC Score70%
    Group Discussion (GD)10%
    Personal Interview10%
    Academic Performance5%
    Work Experience5%

    NMAT Selection Process

    NMAT 2020 Selection Process

    The selection process for admission to MBA/PGDM programs via NMAT 2020 may be different for different participating institutes. However, major components include group discussion and personal interview and release of final scorecard based on past academic record, work experience and other factors. Given below is the list of factors that will be taken into consideration at the time of final selection for 2020 admissions:

    • NMAT 2020 score
    • Personal Interview
    • Written Ability Test
    • Group Discussion
    • Academic record
    • Work Experience
    • Academic/Gender diversity

    For more details on NMAT 2020 exam, visit Collegedunia’s page NMAT 2020.

    Check International Institutes accepting NMAT Scores!

    NMAT Important Dates

    NMAT 2020 Important Dates

    GMAC will release NMAT 2020 Results in January 2021, after which the official cut-offs will soon be made public. Students will be able to download their scorecard from March 2021.

    NMAT Exam 2020

    November 4, 2020 (Wednesday) to January 30, 2020 (Saturday)

    NMAT 2020 ResultFebruary 2021 (tentatively on 3rd week)
    Scorecard Download Last DateMarch 2021

    Check Last 3 Year NMAT by GMAC Paper Analysis

    NMAT Cutoff FAQs

    NMAT 2020 Cutoff FAQs

    Ques: What is the expected cutoff for NMIMS, Mumbai?

    Ans: 90 percentile is the expected cut off for NMIMS, Mumbai

    Ques: Which are the top 5 institutes for which I should attend NMAT exam?

    Ans: These are the top 5 institutes:

    • Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
    • IBS Business School, Hyderabad
    • Alliance School of Business, Banglore
    • VIT Business School
    • Vellore SRM University, Chennai

    Ques: Name some colleges in Bangalore which accept NMAT score?

    Ans: NMIMS, Bangalore Alliance University, Bangalore.

    Ques: Is there any reservation criteria for NMAT?

    Ans: Yes, 30% seats are reserved for women

    *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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    Bhagyashri Kene

    What is good score in NMAT to get 99 %ile?

    20 Oct, 2020 18:50

    Hi Bhagyashri. To get 99 percentile in NMAT exam, you  must score around 230.

    21 Oct, 2020 17:49
    Deep Jyoti Das

    What was the NMAT cut off for SPJIMR College for the last session?

    24 Sep, 2020 16:10


    The overall cutoff lies in between 80-94 percentile for SPJIMR college. 

    08 Oct, 2020 17:39
    Saksham Mahajan

    How much I need to score in order to get admission in the masters program in Birla institute?

    15 Sep, 2020 09:57

    Hi Saksham,

    The lowest cutoff has been 44133 whereas the highest cutoff accounts to 3548 in Birla Institute. 

    08 Oct, 2020 17:48

    i have scored 181 in nmat...which b schools can get...i really need help and guidance regarding this

    06 Jan, 2020 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Prajakta, sorry to say but 181 is a poor score. Thus, you are very less likely to get admission in any of the reputed B-School. You can still try getting admission in NMIMS Navi Mumbai.

    06 Jan, 2020 10:48

    Is their is sectional cut off for pharma mba in nmims

    04 Dec, 2019 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Sagar, you can check the Exam Pattern of this exam to clear the doubt from here.

    04 Dec, 2019 11:18
    jhanvi lakra

    What are the average packages of NMIMS, Mumbai for Full time MBA in Pharmaceutical Management?

    18 Jun, 2019 00:20


    The highest package of NMIMS, Mumbai for full time MBA in pharmaceutical management is 34,11,000. 

    08 Oct, 2020 18:27


    The highest package of NMIMS, Mumbai for full time MBA in pharmaceutical management is 34,11,000. 

    08 Oct, 2020 18:28
    shashi bansal

    if the marks are just cutoff them what are the chances of admission in nmims

    03 Feb, 2019 00:20

    Hi Shashi, 

    The cutoff of NMIMS is attached here: NMIMS cutoff

    08 Oct, 2020 18:38
    Sakshat Ranjan Sawant

    Is it necessary to clear sectional cut off?

    31 Jan, 2019 00:20

    Hi Sakshat, 

    Yes, it is necessary to clear the sectional cut off as candidates who don’t will not be qualified. 

    08 Oct, 2020 18:43
    vinitha reddy

    hello everyone. Hope everyone is doing good. Well, I have scored 163 in NMAT 2018 and want to study MBA Pharmaceutical management in NMIMS. any chances of getting a call? I know that cutoff has always been as 169, but still... a small hope :(. #waiting

    17 Jan, 2019 15:10

    Hi Vinitha, 

    The general cutoff for NMAT in NMIMS in MBA in Pharmaceutical management is 209. 

    08 Oct, 2020 21:26
    Aakash Sharma

    What is the cut off score required for Shiv Nadar University in NMAT?

    04 Jan, 2019 00:20

    Hi Aakash, you can contact on given number 91-120-3819100, 91-120-4183660

    13 Feb, 2019 18:50

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