NMAT by GMAC is a national-level entrance examination for admission into MBA courses. NMAT Exam will be conducted online for 2 hours for a window of about 3 months from October to mid December, 2021. Around 37 B-schools in India and 10+ B-schools in South Africa and the Philippines accept NMAT scores.
- NMAT is a candidate friendly exam, applicants can schedule the time, date, and venue of the exam according to their convenience.
- NMAT exam will be held for 88 days at 58 centers across India and 4 international. Candidates can retake the exams 3 times in this duration.
- Candidates can choose 5 Colleges to send their scores while NMAT Registration.
- NMAT Exam Pattern changed in 2020, all 3 sections will have 36 questions each for a score range of 12-120.
- NMAT 2021 Syllabus consists of: language skills (28 min), quantitative aptitude (52 min) and reasoning (40 min) respectively.
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NMAT by GMAC 2021 Highlights
|Conducting Body||Graduate Management Aptitude Test|
|Testing Window||88 Day Window|
|NMAT full form||NMIMS Management Aptitude Test by Graduate Management Admission Council|
|NMAT Exam Mode||Online Computer Based Test|
|Number of Questions||108 questions|
|Number of Sections||3 (Language Skills, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning)|
|Sectional Order||Can be Decided|
|Retake||3 opportunities to retake the exam|
|NMAT Colleges||35+ NMIMS, SPJIMR, ISB, XIMB, VIT, ICFAI, Shiv Nadar, SDA Bocconi|
|Average Percentile Required||90+|
|NMAT 2021 Exam Date||October first week - December third week (tentative)|
|Conducting body||Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)|
|NMAT Fees||INR 2000/-|
|Number of attempts||3 times in an academic year|
|Course Offered||MBA/ PGDM|
|Exam Centers||58 centers in 56 cities|
|NMAT Colleges||37 B-schools in India 7 B-schools in South Africa 5 B-schools in the Philippines|
|NMAT Official website||nmat.org.in|
NMAT 2021 Exam DateThe official dates will be released by GMAC. But here is the tentative NMAT important dates according to the dates of previous NMAT exam:
|Events||Starting date||Closing date|
|NMAT Registration||July 2, 2021||October 3, 2021|
|NMAT Scheduling||July 2, 2021||October 16, 2021|
|NMAT Late Registration||October 4, 2021||October 14, 2021|
|Retake registration||October 5, 2021||December 14, 2021|
|NMAT Re-Scheduling||July 2, 2021||December 14, 2021|
|Retake Scheduling||October 5, 2021||December 14, 2021|
|NMAT Exam DATE||October 4, 2021||December 17, 2021|
|NMAT Result||3rd week of February, 2022|
|NMAT scorecard||March 31, 2022||INR 200 (only if more than 5 scorecards are downloaded|
|Starting of registration of GD/ PI||March 2022 onwards|
|GI/ PI||March 2022 onward|
NMAT 2021 Eligibility CriteriaThe eligibility criteria to apply for NMAT is set by GMAC. The basic criteria is mentioned below but it may vary institute-wise.
- Qualification - The candidate should be a graduate with at least 50% marks or should be in the final year of the graduate program. The part-time or correspondence bachelors are not encouraged.
- Age limit - The candidate should not be more than 25 years of age.
Eligibility Criteria for Overseas candidates:
- The candidate should have a full-time bachelor's degree in any discipline with at least 50% marks.
- They should have appeared for GMAT and should have a score of 600 or above.
- They should get clearance from the government of their country and a student visa from the Indian Embassy in the candidate's country.
NMAT 2021 Registration
- Create an account with a valid email id in nmat.org
- Provide all the other details like contact information, personal details, education and work experience, list of programs to apply, and the ID that will be used at the test center.
- Choose the institutes to apply for, so the scores can be sent to these institutes.
- Upload a photograph of yourself.
- After registration, schedule your examination by choosing the test center, date & time.
- Pay NMAT Registration fee of INR 2000.
- Payments can be made through only Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Debit Card, Net Banking, Diners Club, Mobile Wallets. For rescheduling, payments will only be accepted through credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express).
NMAT 2021 Exam CentresThe exam will be conducted in 58 centers across 56 cities across India and in 4 international centers. The candidates can choose the test centers according to their convenience. Read More
|North||Agra, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Delhi, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Jammu, Kanpur, Lucknow, Noida, Patiala, Varanasi|
|West||Aurangabad, Rajkot, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune, Pilani, Surat, Vadodara|
|South||Aurangabad, Rajkot, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune, Pilani, Surat, Vadodara|
|Central||Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Raipur|
|East||Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Patna, Ranchi, Shillong|
NMAT 2021 Admit CardThe admit card will be released on the official website. The candidates can download it from their NMAT by the GMAC account.
Steps to download NMAT admit card:
- Go to the official website of NMAT.
- Find the link 'Download Admit Card'. Click on the link.
- Enter into your NMAT by GMAC account by entering your registered email id and password.
- Admit Card will appear.
- Download the admit card and get a print out to take it to the exam center
- In case of any problem with the admit card, the candidates can contact the NMAT helpdesk.
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NMAT 2021 Exam PatternNMAT is an online exam of 360 marks. It consists of a total of 120 multiple-choice questions divided into 3 sections: Language Skills, Quantitative Skills, and Logical Reasoning. Each objective type question carries 3 marks and there is no negative marking for wrong answers and unattempted questions.
|Sections||No. of questions||The time limit in minutes||Marks Range|
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NMAT 2021 Syllabus
As seen in the exam pattern, NMAT paper is divided into three sections consisting of various topics under every section. The detailed NMAT syllabus for each section is given below in a tabular form.
|NMAT Syllabus for Language Skills||NMAT Syllabus for Logical Reasoning||NMAT Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude|
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NMAT 2021 Coaching CentersThere are various coaching centers that have been helping students crack the competitive exams. Below is the list of coaching classes that are best in a particular region.
|Northern India||PT Education Bull's Eye T.I.M.E. Career launcher IMS Learning Resources|
|Southern India||Career Launcher T.I.M.E. IMS Learning Resources|
|Eastern India||T.I.M.E Career Launcher IMS Learning Resource|
|Western India||T.I.M.E. Creek Forum IMS Learning Resource PT Education|
|Central India||Career Launcher IMS Learning Resource Path Finder Cerebral Heights|
NMAT 2021 Preparation TipsThe candidates who are planning to appear for NMAT 2021 have almost a year to prepare for the exam. But when you start preparing even 1 year seems to be too short to complete the syllabus if the student has not planned their preparatory journey. The candidates have to study in a smart and effective way to bring the best within the time they have. So below are some of the tips to plan your preparatory journey for NMAT. Read More
Know the syllabus
Prepare a timeline to complete the syllabus
Understand the concepts
Know your strength and weakness
Know the shortcuts and tricks
Practice the sample papers and previous year question papers
Take official preparation for NMAT or other mock tests
NMAT 2021 Best Android/ iOs Apps
There are apps that help the candidates to prepare for different exams. The apps that help to prepare for management entrance exams offer sample papers, previous year question papers, and conduct mock tests and prepare the students for different exams. These apps also analyze the performance of the candidates and highlight the weak points. Some of the android or iOs apps for preparation of NMAT are:
- MBA Test Prep - This is the highest rated app for the management entrance exam preparation. They help to prepare on a daily basis with a word list, the question of the day, a tip of the day, a puzzle of the week, news, and announcements. They offer 12 NMAT mock tests and also the mock tests of other exams.
- TCY Exam Prep - They offer at least 10 free tests for NMAT or any other exam along with performance analytics. They provide guidance and they have challenging zones to complete with other users.
- NMAT: Online Mock Tests – This app offers hundreds of free mock tests, practise papers in both Hindi and English. Candidates can check and improve their scores using this app.
Section-wise preparation tips
As we know there are 3 sections in NMAT and each section has been assigned with limited time. So each section needs to be prepared properly to utilize the time effectively.
- Tips for Language skills
This section has 32 questions to be completed in 22 minutes. All you require here is strong grammatical skills and good vocabulary to give the best in this section. You should also have speed reading skills to read the comprehension passage and try to mark the important words and phrases to find them easily while answering the questions related to the passage. All you can do for this section is read as much as possible. Read every day and try to learn the new words you go through. Some of the important topics are Reading Comprehension, Sentence Correction, Grammar-based questions, Prepositions, Critical reasoning, Vocabulary based Antonyms, Synonyms, and fill in the blanks.
- Tips for Quantitative Aptitude
This section has 48 questions to be solved in 60 minutes. This section has the highest number of questions. This section requires speed and accuracy. It can be beneficial if you are aware of the shortcut tricks for a quick calculation. Some of the important topics are Numbers, Coordinate Geometry, Quadratic Equations, Inequalities, Simplification, Profit Loss, Average, Allegations & Mixtures, Ratio & Proportion, Time, Speed & Distance, Simple & Compound Interest, Clock & Calendar, Permutation & Combination, Probability, Data Sufficiency, Bar Graph, Pie Chart, and Table.
- Tips for Logical Reasoning
This section has 40 questions to be answered in 38 minutes. Some of the important topics for this section are Decision Making, Arrangements, Series, Numerical Grid, Family tree, and Verbal Reasoning. This section totally depends on your practice. So practice as much as you can.
NMAT 2021 Preparation Books
There are various books for preparation of NMAT. It is not necessary to buy books related to NMAT only. The sections in all the MBA competitive exams are almost similar and you can refer to general books from known authors for a better understanding of the concept. Even the candidates can refer to the books from the top coaching centers.
NMAT by GMAC Official Guide
The candidates planning to take NMAT exams can buy the NMAT official guide. This guide is from the makers of the GMAT and has an official source of information about the format and structure of the examination. It includes concept discussion of each section, past year question papers, new questions with answer key & explanation, and practice papers. Read More on NMAT Official Guide
NMAT Books for Language Skills
The language skill section consists of reading comprehension, English grammar, word meaning, and verbal ability. The candidates can prepare for this by reading the newspaper, editorials, novels, etc. and improve their vocabulary and reading speed. For grammar, it's best to refer to the grammar book of class 6 to 10. Clearing the concepts would make it easy to solve grammatical questions. Some of the books that can be referred for language skills are:
- How to prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT - Arun Sharma
- Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT - Nishit K. Sinha
- Objective General English - S.P Bakshi (Arihant Publication)
- Word Power Made Easy - Norman Lewis
- High School English Grammar & Composition - Wren & Martin
NMAT Books for Quantitative Skills
Not only for NMAT but quantitative aptitude is a major part of almost all competitive exams, so there are various books to choose from. Consider the books that explain the concepts in easy language and give an idea of what sort of questions usually appear in the exam. This section usually requires speed and accuracy and this can be only through conceptual clarity and continuous practice. Some of the books that can be referred for Quantitative Aptitude are:
- Quantitative Aptitude - R.S. Agarwal
- Quantitative Aptitude for CAT - Arun Sharma
- Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance examinations - Abhijit Guha
NMAT Books for Logical Reasoning
For logical reasoning, the only thing that can help is practice. You may go through the topics but the questions would always be twisted and that can be solved with a lot of practice. You can always learn some tricks to find a way to the solution. Some of the books to prepare for Logical Reasoning are:
- How to prepare for logical reasoning for CAT - Arun Sharma
- Non Verbal reasoning - R.S. Agarwal
- A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning - R.S. Agarwal
- Logical Reasoning - Arihant Publication
- Logical and Analytical Reasoning - Ashok Gupta
NMAT 2021 Cutoff
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NMAT 2021 FAQs
Ques. How many institutes accept the NMAT score?
Ques. What are the documents required during the test day in the examination center?
Ques. What are the documents that will be accepted as valid id?
- PAN Card
- Voter ID Card
- UID/ Aadhar Card
- Driver’s License
Ques. What is the structure of the NMAT exam?
Ques. How long is the exam conducted?
Ques. What are the courses offered by NMAT?
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