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NMAT Result 2021, Scorecard, Percentile, and NMAT Colleges

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Exams Prep Master | Updated On -Jun 16, 2021

NMAT Result 2021 will be released a few weeks after the conclusion of the exam. After the scores are announced, the applicants will receive an email stating that the scorecard is available. Then, using the official website, they must log in to their NMAT account to download their scorecard. 

  • Result Via Email: All the candidates will be notified via email; once the final scaled score is calculated. Scoresheet will also be sent to the preferred B-schools as selected by the candidates while filling in the forms.
  • NMAT Scorecard: It will contain a scaled score for every section, overall score and percentile ranking. Check NMAT Cutoff
  • Possible Range of Scores: underwent changes from 2020 session, score range for all the three sections is 12-120 as number of questions in each sections are same that is 36. Read More
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Following the announcement of the final percentile ranking, the scores will be submitted to the schools where the candidates choose to share their scores during the application process.

NMAT Result Dates

NMAT Result Dates 2021

EVENTS DATES (Tentative)
Exam Date of NMAT 2021 November/ December 2021
NMAT Result 2021 January 2022
Last Date of NMAT 2021 Scorecard* March 2022

NMAT Result 2021

How to Check NMAT Result 2021?

NMAT Result and Scorecard will be released on the official website. To download the NMAT results without any problems, applicants must follow the steps outlined below:

  • Visit the official website.
  • Enter the requested login information, which includes your Registration Number and Password.
  • NMAT Result will appear on your screen. 
  • Candidates must print their scorecards and keep them safe until the admissions process is completed.

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Details Mentioned

Details Mentioned on NMAT 2021 Scorecard

Name of the Candidate Applicant’s Date of Birth
Father Name of the applicant Mother Name of the applicant
Candidate’s Gender Roll Number of the Candidate
Application number of the applicant Category of the applicant
Total scores obtained by the applicant NMAT percentile score
Subject-wise marks of NMAT A scaled score of NMAT

Candidates should look at the table below to see the potential NMAT 2021 scores in different sections.

Language Skills 12-120
Logical Reasoning Skills 12-120
Quantitative Skills 12-120

Scaled Scores and percentile scores

What are the differences between Scaled Scores and percentile scores?

Scaled Scores:

After the test types have been checked, they are examined from all angles to find any discrepancies and overall difficulty level, and then the real test scores are compared to the common scale. The main goal of implementing this strategy is to compare scores across all test forms without influencing the final scores of applicants who took various test forms.

Percentile Scores:

The authorities will determine the final percentile scores after the students have taken the NAMT 2021 at the end of the year. After the test, the candidates' scorecards and updated final percentile scores will be sent to the b-schools chosen by the applicants.

Accepting Colleges

Accepting Colleges for NMAT Scores 

The following list of colleges that accept NMAT scores is given for candidates who will be taking the NMAT in 2021:

Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies Thapar School of Management
Woxsen School of Business Management VijayBhoomi University
SDA Bocconi Asia Center Amrut Mody School of Management
SPJIMR SRM University
ICFAI Business School ISBR Business School
Xavier University Amity University
Indian School of Business BSE Institute Limited
Myra School of Business University of Petroleum and Energy Studies
Chitkara University BML Manipal University
Jain University CMS Business School VIT University
Master’s Union School of Business Lovely Professional University
Shiv Nadar University IIFM College
IILM University Jindal Global Business School
Alliance University GITAM University
Bennett University Hyderabad Business School
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University Ansal University
Athena School of Management ITM Business School
School of Inspired Leadership IIHMR University
Universal Business School Mody University

South African colleges

South African colleges that accept NMAT 2021 scores 

Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) Wits Business School
Nelson Mandela University Business School Rhodes Business School
University of South Africa (UNISA) Graduate School of Business Leadership Milpark Business School

Philippines Colleges

Colleges in the Philippines that recognize NMAT 2021 scores 

Virata School of Business, University of the Philippines College of Business Administration & Accountancy
De La Salle University Ateneo Graduate School of Business
Asian Institute of Management

Applicants must review the relevant B-School/University website for the application process before preparing for the test, and they must also follow the eligibility requirements of the program that they are applying for. Read More NMAT Participating Colleges

NMAT 2021 Scores

Trends in NMAT Scores Over the Years :

We've included a trend overview of the NMAT results from the previous year below. Applicants may use this analysis to learn about the qualifying cut-offs for NMIMS Bengaluru/Hyderabad, Mumbai, and other campuses.

NMIMS Mumbai Campus Program (MBA & MBA HR) 2018 QS- 65 LS-57 LR-60 209
NMIMS other campuses PGDM Program 2018 QS-60 LS-55 LR-50 200
NMIMS Other Campuses PGDM Program 2017 QS-60 LS-50 LR-50 190
NMIMS Mumbai Campus Program (MBA & MBA HR) 2017 QS-65 LS-60 LR-60 210
NMIMS Other Campuses PGDM Program 2016 QS-60 LS-50 LR-50 190
NMIMS Mumbai Campus Program (MBA and MBA HR) 2016 QS-65 LS-55 LR-55 208

Frequently Asked Questions

NMAT Result 2021 FAQs :

Ques. What is a good NMAT score?

Ans. If you get a score of 230-240, you will be in the 99th percentile, which is the highest possible.

Ques. What is the best way for me to get my NMAT results?

Ans. You will obtain your NMAT results by visiting the NMAT official website and then following the steps outlined in this article.

Ques What are the rounds in which candidates must participate after they have been shortlisted by NMAT participating institutes?

Ans. Candidates who applied via NMAT and were shortlisted by the institute would then participate in the written skill examination, group debate, and personal interview rounds. The concerned institute will notify you of the specific dates for these processes.

Ques. When will GMAC release the NMAT results?

Ans. After the exam has been completed for 2-3 days, GMAC will release the NMAT results. Candidates' results are shown on their GMAC account within 48 hours of the exam, as stated on the official website.

Ques. What information will be used on the NMAT scorecard?

Ans. On the back of the NMAT scorecard, there are some details that you should know about.

  • The scaled score for each section
  • A total Score
  • A percentile ranking

Ques. Is there a deadline for downloading the NMAT Scorecard?

Ans. Yes, candidates can download their scorecard for the session on the official website nmat.org.in till a defined period of time.

Ques. Will my NMAT score still be valid if I have a backlog in my final year of graduation?

Ans. Given the requirement that candidates clear their backlog before applying to participating institutes, the scores will remain accurate. Certain institutes may have preferences, so candidates are advised to verify the eligibility of such institutes before applying.

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

NMAT 2021 : 5 answered questions


Ques. I got 222 in my NMAT exam, what is my conversion chance for NMIMS Mumbai?

● Top Answer By Ria Dhar on 28 May 21

Ans. One of my friends also opted for conversion. According to him, in recent year's cut-offs, chances of anyone to be shortlisted would be possible if you manage to score around 207-209.  This goes for sectional cut-offs too, like-  Sections Cut off Logical Reasoning 60-61 QA 72-74 Verbal 55-56 If I assume that you have already managed to clear these cut-offs (sectional or non-sectional) and have a good score of 222, chances of converting your call are really, really high.  Read the following points to understand how your NMAT score would not be an exclusive aspect if you really want to pursue a course at NMIMS.  The entire admission process encompasses various factors. Like your academic background, work experience, case discussion, and eventually a personal interview round.  The selection aspect includes the NMAT score. But students with a low score have not managed to make it.  This also proves how you have to have a good Case Discussion and Personal Interview (CDPI) score to eventually make it.  There have been instances where the students have managed to score pretty well. But since they didn't perform well in their CDPI, they could not convert the call. Although, in 2020 the NMAT Exam Pattern has changed itself a bit. The time limit is just the same. The number of questions has been lessened. Expect the NMAT cut-off to surge. There also have been speculations that the number of questions would be unknown making the NMAT exam cut-off pointless to assume already.Read more
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Ques. How difficult is the post-NMAT process at NMIMS Mumbai?

● Top Answer By Anisha Basu on 15 May 21

Ans. Post NMAT process at NMIMS Mumbai includes Writing SOP, CD and PI. The following points are based on my sister’s experience at the institute: CD: Case Discussion is like a group discussion but very different from it.  A structured analysis of a particular circumstance is given as a case.  To clear, the CD makes sure the student makes 2-3 meaningful entries in 15 mins. If the case is long and you are in between the first two persons to speak, make sure to crisply present the problem.  You will be needed to give a clear direction and structure to the problem. SOP & PI: The panel will have your Statement of Purpose. SOP is a representation of the best qualities, journey and achievements with importance on why you yearn to pursue an MBA in NMIMS.  The SOP should be well structured and best described.  You need to make your stories fall in place.  Questions relevant to work experience, previous projects, or internships are usually asked in PI.  Apart from that, some interviewees might end up asking random abstract questions just to check the presence of mind and thought process. A standard interview serves for about 20 to 25 minutes but it depends on the Panel.Read more
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Ques. Can I get a call from ximb with 192 NMAT?

● Top Answer By Nitin Ghosal on 20 Apr 21

Ans. Since the cut-offs range around and over 190+, there is a vivid chance of you getting the admission call from Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneshwar (XIMB). If you in any chance put your target for the XIMB-HR department, then you should definitely make sure to obtain a good scoring in the LS section of NMAT, which is basically the Language Section.  Revised in 2020 by GMAC, NMAT is supposed to be centered around having 12 questions less when compared to 2019.  As also mentioned by a friend who appeared in NMAT, is to prepare thoroughly for the GD-PI section which certainly can fetch you XIMB. It is because your score is just above the cutoff, and an additional good GD-PI is supposed to affect your score on the upper side of the hill.  The scoring rate and other relative factors are subjected to vary as per guidelines, and the year date. The NMAT score for XIMB from the past year was estimated at a different rate. The outlook of which is mentioned beneath: Look at the various cut-off ranges, that similarly are subject to change each year, as per criterion. The following data is: HRM - 87 percentile, or 190–200 RM - 70 percentile, or 150–170 Although, the high chance of getting a seat in the institution somewhat depends on the GD-PI, and interview.Read more
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Ques. Is the difficulty level of exams like the NMAT, Snap, and the CMAT the same?

● Top Answer By Sneha on 02 Feb 21

Ans. NMAT, SNAP, and CMAT are some of the Management entrance aptitude tests conducted by different exam bodies in India. All these exams have a set of colleges that accepts these scores. All three exams are computer-based and follow Objective Type Questions (MCQ) question format. These three exams have varying difficulty levels. SNAP conducted by Symbiosis University is tough compared to the other two exams NMAT and CMAT. NMAT and SNAP have a similar level of difficulty but SNAP has a tough choice of questions compared to NMAT. CMAT is the least difficult exam among all the three exams. The pattern differences between the exam are tabulated below, Criteria CMAT NMAT SNAP Duration of the Exam 3 Hrs (180 minutes) 2 Hrs (120 minutes) 1 Hr (60 minutes) Number of Sections 4 sections 3 sections 3 sections Total Mark of the exam 400 marks. 100 marks for each section. 120 Marks 60 marks Marks for Correct Answer +4 Marks +1 Mark + 1 Mark Marks for Incorrect Answer -1 Marks. No negative marking for unattempted questions. No negative marking for incorrect answers and unattempted questions. -0.25 marks for each incorrect attempt. Sectional Time Limits: CMAT does not have any sectional time limits. The exam comprises 4 sections namely Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, General Awareness, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension. Whereas NMAT has sectional time limits. Language Skills (22 mins), Quantitative Aptitude (60 mins), Logical Reasoning (38 mins). SNAP exam does not have sectional time limits. The exam comprises 3 exams namely No sectional time limits. General English, Quantitative-Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency, Analytical & Logical Reasoning. Section selection: Candidates can answer from any section of their choice in CMAT.  In NMAT candidates can choose the order of sections of their choice. The questions will appear in the order chosen by the candidates. In short, if the exams are to be arranged based on difficulty then SNAP> NMAT> CMAT. SNAP is the most difficult followed by NMAT and then CMAT.Read more
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Ques. What is the difference between the CMAT and the NMAT?

● Top Answer By Toshali Chatterjee on 02 Feb 21

Ans. CMAT and NMAT are some of the management aptitude exams that are conducted for admission in B-Schools in India. Both the exams have Objective Type Questions (MCQ) question format. CMAT (Common Management Admission Test) is a Computer Based Test conducted by the National test Agency (NTA) once a year. NMAT ((Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies) Management Aptitude Test) is also a Computer Based Test conducted by GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council). In this exam, the candidates can retake the examination within the stipulated exam date. The major differences in the pattern of the CMAT and the NMAT tests are tabulated below, Criteria CMAT NMAT Duration of the Exam 3 Hrs (180 minutes) 2 Hrs (120 minutes) Number of Sections 4 sections 3 sections Total Mark of the exam 400 marks. 100 marks for each section. 120 Marks Marks for Correct Answer +4 Marks +1 Marks Marks for Incorrect Answer -1 Marks. No negative marking for unattempted questions. No negative marking for incorrect answers and unattempted questions. Sectional Time Limits: CMAT does not have any sectional time limits. The exam comprises 4 sections namely Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, General Awareness, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension. Whereas NMAT has sectional time limits. Language Skills (22 mins), Quantitative Aptitude (60 mins), Logical Reasoning (38 mins). Section selection: Candidates can answer from any section of their choice in CMAT. In NMAT too candidates can choose the order of sections of their choice. The questions will appear in the order chosen by the candidates. Some of the top colleges accepting CMAT scores are JBIMS, SIMSREE, KJSIMSR, Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai, Goa Institute of Management, SIES College of Management Studies, Christ University Bangalore, etc. More than 35 colleges accept NMAT scores for the admission process. Some of the top institutes NMIMS, SPJIMR, ISB, XIMB, VIT, ICFAI, Shiv Nadar, SDA Bocconi, etc.Read more
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Can I use NMAT score to get admission in any of the management college in India?
diya suresh

Yes NMAT score is accepted in several colleges and Universities for admission to management courses including MBA and PGDM. Some of the top ranking participating colleges include VIT Vellore, Jain University Bangalore, Parul University Vadodara and many more. There are different colleges in various parts of Delhi, UP, Punjab, Haryana etc. 

preetam oinam
After the declaration of the result, will there be any GD round or personal interview?
diya suresh

Yes, once the result is declared, scorecard will be sent to the registered colleges. There will be no centralised counselling process but different colleges will conduct different rounds of selection that includes WAT, GD and PI for final seat allotment. To know more details visit NMAT result 2021.

sourajit mukherjee
What is the difference between scaled score and percentile score?
aniket ranjan

Raw test scores that you received in the from of official scorecard is known as scaled score whereas Percentile scores in NMAT are like scale meters i.e. it tells performance in comparison to the total number of candidates who have appeared for NMAT.

shivkumar dama
Do I need to score specific score in each section to clear the cutoff?
mrittika mallick

Yes, there are sectional cutoffs for NMAT, but the cutoff differs from college to college. Cutoffs for different colleges are available on the net. If you want to apply to NMIMS Mumbai, the sectional cutoff is 85+ for Verbal, 79+ for Logical Reasoning, and 73+ for Quantitative Skills. To know more about cutoffs, click on the link NMAT 2021 Details.

gouri kumari
Will there be counseling or I need to send my score report to management colleges?
mrittika mallick

Yes, you need to send your score reports to the Management College you are applying to, but you will be also going through a counseling or group discussion session. Many colleges conduct case discussions (CD) and a personal interview (PI) before admitting students.

ananya pandey
What documents are required to submit during counselling?
gurpreet singh

HI Ananya

 Visit on our official website of NMAT Counselling to check out all the details about the counselling process and what all documents you need to submit for your conselling.

kunal thakrar
Where can I get the tips from the toppers?
manika gupta


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fauzia shahid
After appearing in first round of counselling can I appear in the second round to get admission in the course of my choice?
swati srivastava

Hi Fauzia, Greetings from Collegedunia. NMAT exam is conducted for admission to MBA courses. You can appear in second round of counselling. For more details visit: NMAT EXAM

Do I need to have my registered email with me to check my result?
diya suresh

Hi Pradeepraj, It is not mandatory to have the registered mail id to get result but all the registered candidates will be notified by mail after the final scaled score is calculated. However, the result can be downloaded from the official website of NMAT. To know more visit NMAT results 2020.

Do I need to log in to any account to check my result?
swati srivastava

Hi Vipasha, you must log in to check your results. For details visit: NMAT EXAM

sunny pandey
What can I do after I qualify for the NMAT exam?
aditi arun

Hello Sunny,

After qualifying NMAT, you can apply in the 29 colleges across India that accepts NMAT score. Further, you can also apply in a few colleges in South Africa and Philippines which takes admission based on NMAT examination.

wasim khan
bhawna vedwal
Hello Wasim, The NMAT 2017 result was out on December 19. The NMAT 2018 results will out on 3rd week of January 2019.
ashish singh
nmat sectional cut off depends on scaled score or overall score?
bhawna vedwal
Hello Ashish, Candidates must secure a minimum cut off marks (sectional and overall) to qualify for the admission process. NMAT cutoff depend on both scaled score and overall score.