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GMAC has introduced certain changes in NMAT Exam structure and scoring pattern. It aims to be a more structured test with fewer questions and more time allotted for each question. This test would also be of more interest to non-engineers because the exam pattern is somewhat different from previous years, with less focus given to quantitative skills. Unlike previous years each section will have equal number of questions that is 36 with different sectional time limit. Language skills will be of 28 minutes, Quantitative aptitude of 52 and Reasoning of 40 minutes. No changes have been made in NMAT 2020 Syallbus.
NMAT by GMAC is among the country's top MBA entrance exams that NMIMS University Mumbai accepts for its 2 year flagship MBA programme. Several private universities like VIT Vellore, ICFAI Hyderabad University, Shiv Nadar University Greater Noida, UPES Dehradun, LM Thapar University Chandigarh consider NMAT for their flagship MBA program. Leading b-schools such as ISB, SPJIMR and XIMB also accept NMAT for their specialist programmes. Although the dates for the CAT and other MBA / PGDM Admission 2021 entrance tests have yet to be revealed, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) posted NMAT by GMAC 2020 exam dates, schedule and pattern.
Refer to the article below to make yourself familiar with the changes introduced by GMAC to NMAT in 2020.
|Exam Name||NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (NMAT)|
|Conducting Authority||Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)|
|Exam Level||National level|
|Exam Window||75 days window examination Maximum of three attempts permitted|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Medium of Exam||English|
|Type of Questions||MCQs|
|Participating Institutes||29 from India 7 from South Africa 5 from the Philippines|
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GMAC acquired NMAT from NMIMS in 2015 to attract more diverse pool of candidates. It eveolved from pen paper based test to computer based test and being more aspirant friendly. Since then no major changes were witnessed in NMAT. Here is a complte list of changes introduced ijn the exam from exam structure, time duration. registration window to scoring pattern.
This year, the pattern of the NMAT has changed considerably. Compared to last year, the exam would have fewer questions. All of the questions will be divided equally into three sections. Each section will have a changed time limit. NMAT 2020 will have a lesser number of questions. However, the exam duration will remain the same.
The significant changes in the NMAT Exam Pattern 2020 compared with last year are as follows:
|Particulars||NMAT 2020||NMAT 2019|
|Total Number of Questions||108||120|
|Test Period||2 Hours||2 Hours|
Even though NMAT 2020 will contain the same three sections, the number of questions asked in every section has been changed.
|Sectional Composition of NMAT||Number of Questions in NMAT 2020||Number of questions in NMAT 2019|
|Section 1: Language Skills Section||36||32|
|Section 2: Logical Reasoning||36||40|
|Section 3: Quantitative Skills||36||48|
Apart from the number of questions asked in each section, the time period allotted to answer each section has also changed.
|Sectional Composition of NMAT||Sectional Time Duration in NMAT 2020||Sectional Time Duration in NMAT 2019|
|Section 1: Language Skills Section||28 Minutes||22 Minutes|
|Section 2: Logical Reasoning||40 Minutes||38 Minutes|
|Section 3: Quantitative Skills||52 Minutes||60 Minutes|
|Total Duration||120 Minutes||120 minutes|
NMAT registration window was over 3 months long for the previous NMAT exams. In 2020, the registration window has been lessened to a period of only 2 months as given below.
|Registration for NMAT||NMAT 2020||NMAT 2019|
|Registration Window||August 1, 2020 to October 5, 2020||July 2, 2019 to October 3, 2019|
|Major Change||Reduced to around 2 Months||3 Months|
The revised dates for NMAT 2020 are given below. Read More
|Event Name||Start Date||End Date|
|Registration for NMAT 2020||August 1, 2020||October 5, 2020|
|Scheduling of NMAT||August 1, 2020||October 18, 2020|
|Late Registration||October 6, 2020||October 16, 2020|
|Registration for NMAT - Retake||October 7, 2020||December 16, 2020|
|Rescheduling of NMAT||August 1, 2020||December 16, 2020|
|Re-scheduling of Retake||October 7, 2020||December 16, 2020|
|Exam date of NMAT 2020||October 6, 2020||December 19, 2020|
|Announcement of NMAT Results||March 31, 2021|
In 2020, NMAT will provide a scaled score within a range of 36 to 360 overall and 12 to 120 for every section. Previously, the score range would vary for every section. Now, it is more streamlined. The scaled score pattern for sectional and overall parameters of NMAT 2020 is given below:
|Section of NMAT 2020||Score Range|
|Section 1: Language Skills||12-120|
|Section 2: Logical Reasoning||12-120|
|Section 3: Quantitative Skills||12-120|
|Total Scaled Score Range||36-360|
GMAC, the administering agency of the NMAT exam, published the calculation procedure for the scaled score as follows:
While the overall results of the NMAT 2020 will be revealed within the third week of January 2021, you can review your score card immediately after answering the test.
Given below are the candidate-friendly changes introduced by GMAC with regard to NMAT 2020’s declaration of results and downloading of score card:
While much has been modified in NMAT 2020, certain procedural aspects have remained the same as last year. The NMAT registration fee has not been changed. It remains at INR 2000 as it was last year. Applicants have the facility to schedule, reschedule, retake the exam on a date convenient to them. As and when they wish to appear for the examination, they can register using the facility that was previously available. The exam continues to require candidates to choose the order of section before beginning their examination. The time limit for each of the GMAC NMAT’s 3 sections is set like that of CAT. Candidates must finish every section within the time limit. As with CAT, during the NMAT exam, candidates will not be allowed to move between the sections.
Ques: When will the registration for NMAT 2020 start?
Ans: The registration for GMAC NMAT 2020 will begin from August 1, 2020.
Ques: What changes have been made in the NMAC 2020 exam pattern?
Ans: The changes made in GMAC NMAT 2020 exam pattern are - number of questions is reduced to 108 and the number of questions in the quantitative skills section has been reduced to 36. The sectional time limit for language skills is 28 minutes, logical reasoning is 40 minutes, and quantitative skills is 52 minutes.
Ques: Is there any age limit to apply for NMAT 2020?
Ans: According to the eligibility criteria released by GMAC for NMAT, there is no age limit to apply for NMAT 2020.
Ques: When is NMAT 2020 going to be held?
Ans: As per the notification released by GMAC, NMAT 2020 will begin from October 6, 2020.
Ques: How many times can I attempt NMAT 2020?
Ans: NMAT 2020 can be attempted for a maximum of three times.