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The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) conducts an MBA entrance exam every year, known as NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) 2019. NMAT by GMAC 2019 will be conducted in online mode, over a span of 75 days. Candidates will be given the liberty to choose a suitable date, time and venue to appear for NMAT 2019. Moreover, candidates can retake NMAT 2019 not more than three times (including ‘no shows’) and the best out of three scores will be considered for admission to 29 B-schools in India, 7 in South Africa and 5 in the Philippines. Graduation degree holders with a minimum of 50% aggregate are eligible for NMAT 2019. Eligible candidates can start registering for NMAT 2019 by the first week of July till the first week of October. Once the NMAT registration 2019 process is completed, candidates will be able to download their admit card. Apart from the 44 centres in India, candidates can also opt for NMAT exam centres in Kathmandu, Thimpu, Dhaka and Colombo. To know more about NMAT 2019, read the article below.
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Name of the exam
NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (NMAT)
Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)
Level of exam
Frequency of exam
Once a year
Mode of exam
Medium of exam
Type of questions
29 in India
7 in South Africa
5 in the Philippines
NMAT 2019 registration
First week of July 2019
First week of October 2019
Third week of October 2019
Late registration period
Second week of October 2019
NMAT registration- Retake
Second week of December 2019
Third week of December 2019
NMAT result declaration
Third week of January 2020
Last date to download NMAT scorecard
Last week of March 2020
Aspiring candidates must check the eligibility requirements of the B-Schools that they wish to apply for. However, the basic eligibility of NMAT by GMAC is as follows:
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Candidates must have completed graduation from a recognized university with at least 50% marks overall.
Candidates with 2 or more years of work experience are preferred.
Provisional admission will be granted to those who are appearing for the final examination of their Bachelor’s degree. However, candidates must receive their result (the required minimum marks) during the stipulated time or else their admission stands cancelled.
GMAC will open the NMAT application form 2019 for interested candidates from the first week of July tentatively. Candidates can apply for NMAT 2019 registration in online mode only. Registration of NMAT 2019 and payment of fees is a must for scheduling an exam date and centre. The closing date of NMAT 2019 application form is expected to be in the first week of October. However, applications will be accepted till the second week of October 2019, with late fee of Rs. 2500 + applicable taxes. Candidates will require a valid phone number and email ID for NMAT registration 2019. Preferences of schools and programmes will be asked during the registration process as well. Candidates can select up to five programmes within the registration fee of Rs. 2000. Thereafter, they will be charged Rs. 200 for each additional programme. Soft copies of photograph and signature will also be required to be uploaded on the NMAT application form 2019.
Once the NMAT 2019 application form is submitted, candidates will receive a unique registration ID which will be required for future logins to schedule the exam or to download the admit card.
Application fee: Candidates can pay the application fee of NMAT by GMAC 2019 via Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking/American Express Card/ Diners Card, IMPS, UPI and Mobile Wallets. The different amounts of fees are as follows:
NMAT Registration fee (Early)
Rs. 2000 + applicable taxes
NMAT Registration fee (Late)
Rs. 2500 + applicable taxes
Exam Retaking fee
Rs. 2000+ applicable taxes
Exam Rescheduling fee
Rs. 1100+ applicable taxes
Additional Score Reports (beyond five) fee
Rs. 200 per score report + applicable taxes
It is essential for candidates to check the exam pattern of NMAT 2019 to get a fair idea of what to expect on the exam day. The NMAT 2019 exam pattern contains important details like the mode and medium of exam, type of questions, marking scheme, etc. Knowing these salient features of NMAT 2019 will help candidates in effective preparation.
Mode of Exam
Medium of Exam
Type of Questions
Number of Questions
1 mark per correct answer
No negative marking
Time (in Minutes)
After understanding the exam pattern, the next important step is to check the NMAT by GMAC 2019 syllabus. The syllabus of NMAT 2019 contains all the section-wise topics which will be assessed in the online entrance exam. Check the syllabus below to help plan your studying:
1. Language skills: This section aims to test the verbal ability, language structure skills and reading comprehension of a candidate. The important topics under this section are as follows:
Language usage and their rules
Syntax and correct grammar
Anonyms and Synonyms
Fill in the blanks
2. Quantitative skills: As the name suggests, this section checks the quantitative ability of a candidate. It focuses on topics like data interpretation, problem-solving and data sufficiency. The problem-solving section will include questions from the following:
3. Logical reasoning: This section consists of questions based on the family tree, arrangement, numeric grid, coding and series.
After the application form is submitted and the fee is realized, candidates will be able to obtain their online admit card of NMAT 2019 from their dashboard. Candidates will require their registration ID and password to download their NMAT 2019 admit card. It is mandatory for candidates to carry their NMAT admit card 2019, confirmation email printout, and a valid photo ID and signature ID (original) to the allotted exam centre.
Candidates can choose the most suitable NMAT by GMAC 2019 exam centres among the 44 Indian cities and 4 international cities included in the list. Check the tables below to know the exam conducting cities of NMAT 2019:
Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Raipur
Agra, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Delhi, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Jammu, Kanpur, Lucknow, Noida, Patiala, Varanasi
Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Hyderabad, Manipal, Mysore, Tiruchirapalli, Vellore, Vizag, Vijayawada
Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Patna, Ranchi, Shillong
Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune, Pilani, Surat, Vadodara
The NMAT by GMAC result 2019 will be declared in the third week of January 2020 tentatively. Candidates will have to log in using their registration ID and password to check their result of NMAT 2019. The result page will include the candidate’s section-wise scaled score, total score and percentile ranking. Shortly after, the candidates’ NMAT 2019 result will be mailed to the five B-schools selected by the respective candidates during the application filling process.
Logical Reasoning skills
The minimum requirement of marks for admission in each of the participating institutes is known as the NMAT 2019 cutoff. Candidates must check the criteria for different B-Schools as the NMAT cutoff 2019 varies for all. Only those candidates who satisfy the cutoff of NMAT 2019 will be called for the consecutive rounds of Group Discussion (GD)/ Writing Ability Test (WAT)/ Case Discussion (CD) and Personal Interview.
The list of institutes given below will be accepting admission on the basis of NMAT 2019 scores:
Name of Institute
SVKM's Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies
MBA Human Resource- 60
MBA Pharmaceutical Management- 60
Executive MBA- 60
Shiv Nadar University
Indian School of Business (ISB)(For Certificate Programme in Business Analytics - CBA)
Woxsen School of Business Management
BML Munjal University
SPJIMR (For PGMPW)
Thapar School of Management
MBA at Vellore- 240
MBA at Chennai- 101
SDA Bocconi Asia Center (formerly MISB Bocconi)
International Master in Business (IMB)- 150
ISBR Business School
Athena School of Management, Mumbai
Jain University - CMS Business School
ICFAI Business School (IBS), Hyderabad and other locations
ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai
Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University
School of Inspired Leadership (Soil)
MBA (Dual Specialization)- 90
MBA (Family Business & Entrepreneurship)- 30
BSE Institute Limited
GITAM School of International Business, Visakhapatnam
MBA (Dual Specialization)- 240
Hyderabad Business School, GITAM University
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University
MBA Energy and Infrastructure Management- 60
SRM University Chennai, Delhi NCR Sonipat
MBA Hospital Management- 60
Jindal Global Business school - Delhi/NCR
University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES)
MBA Oil and Gas Management- 90
MBA Logistics and Supply Chain Management- 80
MBA Business Analytics- 50
MBA International Business- 50
MBA Power Management- 45
MBA Aviation Management- 30
MBA Energy Trading- 30
MBA Port and Shipping Management- 20
Universal Business School
FAQs Related to NMAT by GMAC
Question 1- What is the principle of 'first come first serve'?
Answer- The principle of first come first serve basis applies to schedule and registration. One who makes the early registration with payment will be able to take the test on an early date with preferred location and date.
Question 2- What is a 75-day window test?
Answer- 75-day window test refers to the period wherein the aspirant can take the number of attempts for NMAT (maximum three.) The candidate can take the test on any date they want and it provides flexibility, furthermore, if a student feels the need for retaking the exam he/she can do so.
Question 3- How many attempts can a test taker take?
Answer: A test taker can take a maximum of three attempts. It includes one attempt and two retakes.
Question 4- the Application form can be edited after payment of the fees?
Answer- The application form can be edited in certain areas like communication and school preferences. Aspirants are advised to check the information carefully before submitting the application form.
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