NMAT by GMAC 2018 – Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) conducts the MBA entrance exam called NMAT 2018. The exam is a gateway for admission to NMIMS University and 25 other B-schools across India. The registration for NMAT by GMAC 2018 has started from July 3 and the last date to fill the application form without late fee is October 3. NMAT by GMAC is a computer-based test is conducted in a 75-day long window from October 4 to December 17, and aspirants can choose their own exam venue/date/time as per convenience. The participating B-schools of NMAT 2018 include Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Xavier School of Rural Management – Bhubaneswar, UPES Dehradun to name a few. The NMAT 2018 exam is of two hours duration, carrying 120 objective type multiple choice questions from three sections. The maximum number of retakes allowed for NMAT 2018 is three including no shows. The NMAT 2018 will be conducted at 44 cities in all over India and four international centres. This article brings to you the details about NMAT by GMAC 2018 regarding eligibility criteria, application form, important dates, exam pattern, result, cutoff, selection procedure etc.
Latest: NMAT 2018 Application Form is available now.
The total registrations for NMAT closed at 88,454 in 2017 compared to 82,928 in 2016. Also, in 2017, 40 per cent women test takers added to the diversity in the candidate pool. The online mock and test preparation material launched by GMAC helps students in preparing themselves better for the national-level test.
NMAT by GMAC – Fast Facts
- Exam Name: NMAT by GMAC
- Exam Level Type: National
- Exam Category: Post Graduate
- Conducting Body: Graduate Management Admission Council- GMAC
Below mentioned are the important dates for NMAT 2018.
NMAT Important Dates 2018
July 03, 2018
October 03, 2018
July 03, 2018
October 16, 2018
October 04, 2018
October 14, 2018
Registration - Retake
October 05, 2018
December 14, 2018
July 03, 2018
December 14, 2018
October 5, 2018
December 14, 2018
October 04, 2018
December 17, 2018
Final Announcement of Results
Second week of January, 2019
Last date for Official score card download
March 31, 2019
The eligibility criteria of NMAT by GMAC 2018 is as follows:
The applicants should be graduates in any discipline from a recognized university with a minimum of 50 per cent marks in aggregate.
Candidates who are appearing for the final examination of their Bachelor’s degree are also eligible to apply. Provisional admission will be given to students on a condition to pass their final examination of Bachelor’s degree in the first attempt and in the stipulated duration with 50 per cent aggregate marks.
For all the Full-Time programmes, candidates having two and more years of post-qualification work experience will be preferred.
It is a must to register and pay for the NMAT exam before scheduling a test date and location. NMAT 2018 Registration opened on July 3, 2018. The application process is online only at the NMAT 2018 official exam website. Candidates can register and schedule their exam for any day during the 90 day window (from July 3 to October 3) without late fee. Registrations for NMAT will be accepted after October 3 until October 16, by paying late registration fee.
Candidates will have to register themselves after which they will receive NMAT user id and password on their registered email address. Upon receiving the credentials, they will have to login to the application window and complete the process by filling up the form with personal, academic and work experience details. Applicants have to also select B-schools, where they wish to send their scores. They can select up to five programmes within the registration fee. They have to upload photograph and signature under given dimensions.
A registration fee of Rs.2000 + applicable taxes can be paid through Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking/American Express Card/ Diners Card, IMPS, UPI and Mobile Wallets. Candidates can refer to the below-mentioned table for NMAT by GMAC application fee:
NMAT 2018 Application Fee
Activity for which fee is paid
NMAT Registration (Early) fee
Rs. 2000 + applicable taxes
NMAT Registration (Late) fee
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
The admit card of NMAT by GMAC 2018 can be downloaded form the dashboard once the payment is realized. The NMAT 2018 admit card is available only in online mode and the hard copy won’t be sent to candidates. They would need to carry the printed copy of the NMAT admit card 2018 on the exam date at the allotted exam centres.
NMAT 2018 is a computer-based test. Compared to last year, there are no changes in the NMAT 2018 exam pattern. The exam duration is 120 minutes and it will have three sections - language skills, quantitative skills and logical reasoning skills. Candidates can take NMAT thrice, one original attempt followed by two retakes and the best score out of three attempts will be considered for the admission. Candidates will need to answer the question within the allotted section time. They will not be able to move back and forth between sections.
Candidates can refer to the below mentioned table for NMAT 2018 exam pattern:
NMAT Exam Pattern 2018
Number of Questions
Time in Minutes
Marking Scheme of NMATby GMAC: Each question will carry one mark and there is no negative marking for the wrong attempts. No marks will be allotted or deducted for unattempted questions.
The syllabus of NMAT conducted by GMAC is divided into three sections - language sections, quantitative skills and logical reasoning.
1. Language skills: This section will check the verbal ability, language structure skills and reading comprehension of a candidate. Below mentioned are the important topics to cover under this section:
Language usage and their rules
Syntax and correct grammar
Fill in the blanks
Anonyms and Synonyms
2. Quantitative skills: This section will check the quantitative ability of a candidate. This section will focus on topics like data interpretation, problem-solving and data sufficiency. The problem-solving section will include questions from arithmetic, geometry, modern mathematics, algebra and number systems.
3. Logical reasoning: This section will include questions based on family tree, arrangement, numeric grid, coding and series.
NMAT Exam Centres 2018
NMAT 2018 will be conducted by GMAC at 44 cities in all over India and four international centres
NMAT 2018 exam cities (Domestic)
Agra, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Delhi, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Jammu, Kanpur, Lucknow, Noida, Patiala, Varanasi
Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune, Pilani, Surat, Vadodara
Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Hyderabad, Manipal, Mysore, Tiruchirapalli, Vellore, Vizag, Vijaywada
Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Raipur
Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Patna, Ranchi, Shillong
International test cities for NMAT 2018
Test takers can check the result of NMAT 2018 on the official website. To check the result, login to the NMAT account to download the scorecard. NMAT Final result 2018 will be declared in the second week of January 2019. An email will be sent regarding the NMAT 2018 result declaration. The scores will be sent to those five B-schools, which were opted for during application, once the final percentile is declared.
Candidates can check their final percentile in the third week of January. They need to login to their NMAT account to check the scorecard. NMAT 2018 cutoff will vary from institute to institute and will be announced soon after the announcement of final result of NMAT 2018.
The number of leading institutes accepting NMAT by GMAC is around 25. Below mentioned is the list of institutes accepting NMAT scores:
NMAT 2018 Participating Institutes
Name of Participating Institutes
Xavier School of Human Resource Management - Bhubaneswar
Xavier Faculty of management (Urban Management & Governance) - Bhubaneswar
ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai
After the declaration of result, participating institutes will declare shortlist of candidates based on their cutoffs. NMAT 2018 selection procedure will vary from institute to institute and there is no common selection procedure. Shortlisted candidates have to appear for Group Discussion (GD) or Writing Ability Test (WAT) or Case Discussion (CD) and Personal Interview rounds. Final merit list will be generated based on candidates’ performance in NMAT by GMAC, GD/WAT/CD-PI rounds and or past academic records and work experience. Each institute will have different admission criteria.