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NMAT Eligibility Criteria 2018- Are You Eligible?

Updated On - October 15th 2018 by KRITIKA GUPTA

NMAT Eligibility Criteria 2018: Graduate Management Admission Council has declared the basic eligibility conditions (nationality, age criteria, academic qualification, and marks) required to apply for NMAT by GMAC 2018. The exam will be held in multiple slots between October 4 - December 17, apply online before October 3 . Candidates qualifying the examination will be eligible for MBA admissions in NMIMS University and 23 other B-schools in India. 

Candidates of both Indian and Foreign origin with a Bachelor’s Degree can apply for NMAT exam. Foreign candidates with a GMAT score of six hundred or above (of last 3 years) can also apply. The upper age limit is 25 years for all registrants. Also, candidates with 2 or more years of work expericence will be given more preference than others.

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1. The eligibility requirements in NMAT by GMAC vary institute-wise. Test takers are advised to check the websites of each university and school where they plan to apply.
2. If a candidate is found to be ineligible for the desired course, no refund of his test fee is made.
3. Candidates with two or more years of work experience are preferred.
4. There is no reservation policy. However, some seats may be reserved for widows, wards of armed forces personnel killed and Kashmiri Migrants in some colleges.

Course-wise NMAT Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for NMAT by GMAC 2018 for different courses are as follows:

MBA (Mumbai Campus)

  • A full-time Bachelor’s degree (10+2+3/4) from a recognized University are eligible to apply.
  • The degree can be of any discipline with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks in first the attempt.
  • Part-time graduates, distance learning or correspondence course are not eligible to apply.

MBA HR [Mumbai Campus (selection process for this is separate)]

  • A full-time Bachelor’s degree (10+2+3/4) from a recognized University are eligible to apply.
  • The degree can be of any discipline with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks in first the attempt.
  • Graduates through a part-time or distance learning or correspondence course are not eligible to apply.

MBA Pharmaceutical Management [Mumbai Campus (selection process for this is separate)]

  • Full-time Bachelor’s degree (10+2+3/4) from a recognized University in Pharmacy, Life Science, MBBS, BDS, Science, BAMS, BHMS, B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Biotechnology are eligible.
  • A minimum aggregate of 50% marks in the first attempt is necessary.
  • Post-graduate degree in Psychology, Sociology and Economics may also apply.
  • Applicants with a B.Tech or B.E in Bio-Tech. or Bio-Medical may also apply.
  • Graduates through a part-time or distance learning or correspondence course are not eligible to apply.
  • Candidates working in pharmaceutical companies for more than two years are preferred.


  • A full-time Bachelor’s degree (10+2+3/4) from a recognized University in any discipline with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks in first attempt.
  • Graduation through a part-time or distance learning or correspondence courseare not eligible to apply.

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NMAT Eligibility for International Candidates

International applicants can also apply for their choice of course (s) via NMAT by GMAC. The detailed eligibility criteria for the same are described below in the following points:

  • Any international candidate willing to apply must have a full-time Bachelor degree (10+2+3/4) in any discipline from any recognized University with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate in the first attempt.
  • The applicants must also have valid a GMAT score of six hundred and above (the GMAT score for last three years up to October 2018 will be taken into consideration).
  • International candidates having more than 2 years of post qualification experience will be preferred.
  • All the admissions for international candidates are subject to them getting clearance from the candidate’s government (if required) and a student visa from the Indian Embassy in the candidate’s country.

Key Points for NMAT by GMAC Eligibility 2018

Apart from the eligibility criteria as mentioned before in the article, given below are some important points to remember and other important instructions regarding the eligibility requirements and criteria for NMAT by GMAC 2018. Applicants are advised to go through the following before NMAT by GMAC Registration.

  • For candidates who have completed their graduation from overseas Universities, AIU certificate is mandatory.
  • Reservation of seats for the widows/wards of armed forces personnel killed/disabled in action or during peacetime and wards of Kashmiri migrants will be applicable for those candidates who have successfully met the desired cut-offs and other eligibility requirements of the respective course /s applied for at the time of registration and also meet the NMAT by GMAC cut off.
  • For all full-time courses, candidates who are currently appearing for the final examination of their Bachelor’s degree are also eligible to apply. In such a case, provisional admission shall be granted.
  • Provisional admission is, however, subject to clearing the final examination of his/her Bachelor’s degree with at least fifty percent aggregate in marks. Candidates who are selected are required to produce all the necessary documents, in original, within the stipulated time.
  • At the time of admission, candidates are required to produce semester-wise/trimester-wise/consolidated (if individual mark sheets are not issued by University/Institute) mark sheets of all years from the college he/she has graduated from.
  • In a case of internet/printed copies of mark sheets, attestation of the same by the Principal with the official seal is mandatory/required, without which it will not be accepted.
  • Candidates who have passed or have appeared for their graduation examination from a University where Grade Point Average system is followed, are then required to produce the equivalent percentage for the GPA/CGPA obtained in writing from the concerned University.

NMAT by GMAC Registration 2018

NMAT by GMAC 2018 Registration is open from July 03, 2018 till October 03, 2018. The Application Form can only be filled online at the official website. The steps for NMAT by GMAC Registration are mentioned below:

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  1. Visit the official website of NMAT by GMAC i.e.
  2. Create an account with a valid email address.
  3. Provide contact information, personal, educational and work experience, the list of programs to send scores, and the ID that you will use at the test center.
  4. Select schools where you wish to send your result. This will be under the "Programme Details" section.
  5. Select up to 7 programs which are included in their registration fee. Additional fee of INR 200 + applicable taxes is applicable for each program added over and above 7 programs.
  6. The photograph must have resemblance to the candidate and to the photograph on the primary ID. This photograph is included on the admit card.
  7. Pay the registration fee.

Make sure you satisfy NMAT by GMAC eligibility criteria, in order to avoid any last minutes problems. We hope all aspirants score well in the exam. Good luck!

NMAT Eligibility FAQ's

Ques: Is there any eligibility criteria for NMAT 2018?

Ans: Yes, Candidates should be graduate with minimum 50% or should be in final year of graduation to apply for NMAT

Ques: Can NRI candidates can also apply for NMAT?

Ans: Yes, NRI and Indian both candidates are eligible for NMAT

Ques: What is the maximum age limit for NMAT?

Ans: 25 years is the maximum age limit for NMAT

Ques: Does eligibilty criteria is same for every institute?

Ans: No, eligibility criteria vary institute-wise.

Ques: Name the courses offered by NMAT exam?

Ans: Courses offered by NMAT:

  • MBA in HR
  • MBA
  • MBA in Pharmaceutical Management
  • PGDM

*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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