NMAT Eligibility Criteria 2019
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NMAT Eligibility Criteria 2019- NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) 2019 eligibility criteria was determined by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). The NMAT eligibility criteria 2019 state the minimum educational qualification required for a student to appear for the offline exam. According to the basic eligibility criteria of NMAT 2019, candidates must hold a Bachelors’ degree or equivalent from a recognized university. The NMAT 2019 eligibility criteria mention no maximum age bar. Candidates who qualify NMAT can able to apply for 29 B-schools in India along with the ones in South Africa and the Philippines for postgraduation in their management programs. For more details regarding NMAT eligibility criteria 2019, read the full article below.

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A computer-based, MBA entrance exam organized by GMAC every year, NMAT is conducted over a span of 75 days. Candidates can choose to appear for NMAT 2019 on any day within the aforementioned period. Moreover, candidates can opt for retaking the exam up to three times (including ‘no shows’). Candidates can also opt for a suitable date/ time/ exam venue from the 44 national and 4 international cities conducting NMAT. Some of the participating B-schools are Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, SRM University, Xavier School of Rural Management – Bhubaneswar, Bennett University, etc.
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NMAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Aspiring candidates must make it a point that they check and adhere to the eligibility criteria of NMAT 2019 which is prescribed by GMAC. Only eligible candidates must proceed to fill the NMAT application form 2019.

Check the NMAT eligibility criteria 2019 given below:

  1. Age limit: No age bar to attempt NMAT 2019.

  2. Educational Qualification: Candidates must be graduates in any stream from a recognized university.

  3. Minimum marks: The bachelor's degree holders must have scored at least 50% overall.

  4. Work experience: Candidates having 2-3 years of experience will have an edge over others.

  5. Provisional admission: Candidates who have already given their exam of the last year in graduation and have their results awaiting can also apply.

  6. Maximum number of attempts: At the most, three attempts will be allowed to the candidate in order to perform his/ her best. The best out of three scores will be considered for admission. It should be kept in mind that the maximum three attempts include ‘no shows’ as well.

Apart from the eligibility requirements of NMAT, candidates must also ensure they pay the application fee before the deadline as well as submit all the valid and correct documents.

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NMAT Registration 2019: Important dates

Candidates must check the dates for registration, late registration, retaking the exam, etc.



NMAT 2019 registration begins

July 02, 2019

NMAT 2019: exam date scheduling begins

July 02, 2019

NMAT 2019: exam date re-scheduling begins

July 02, 2019

NMAT registration 2019 ends

October 03, 2019

NMAT 2019 registration retake begins

October 05, 2019

NMAT 2019 late registration period

October 4-14 2019

NMAT 2019: exam date scheduling ends

October 16, 2019

NMAT registration 2019 retake ends

December 14, 2019

NMAT 2019: exam date re-scheduling ends

December 14, 2019

NMAT 2019 Registration

Candidates had to create their NMAT registration account by using their email ID. Thereafter, they were required to provide their details, mention their preferences and upload their recent photograph. The NMAT registration fee was Rs. 1900 which includes up to 5 programmes. To opt for more programmes, candidates will have to pay Rs. 200 each. Once the payment was made successfully, candidates were able to download their NMAT admit card 2019.

NMAT 2019: Examination fees

Candidates can check the amount of fees for various facilities tabularized below. Payment of fees can be carried out via Visa/ Master Card/ American Express/ Debit Card/ Net Banking/ Diners Club/ Mobile Wallets.



Early registration fee

INR 2000 + applicable taxes

Late registration fee

INR 2500 + applicable taxes

Retake fee

INR 2000 + applicable taxes

Rescheduling fee

INR 1100 + applicable taxes

Fee for acquiring additional score reports (beyond first five)

INR 200 per Score Report + applicable taxes

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NMAT Eligibility Criteria 2019

Question: What is the age limit for NMAT 2019 entrance exam?


There is no age limit for NMAT 2019 entrance exam.

Question: How many times candidates attempt for NMAT entrance exam?


At the most, three attempts will be allowed to the candidate in order to perform his/ her best. The best out of three scores will be considered for admission. It should be kept in mind that the maximum three attempts include ‘no shows’ as well. 

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what colleges should I apply for if my car percentile are 85.33 and cat percentile are 65.53, and nmat score is 159??

Shiksha 14th Feb, 2020


If you would have asked a month earlier, I would have suggested MDI murshidabad & IBS Hyderabad, but for now I'm listing a few Colleges at this score. (Although it's advisable to take a drop if you can afford)

Xiss ranchi, Bimm pune, ITM navi mumbai, Xime banglore, Amity, NDIM, Jaipuria Lucknow, Sdmimd mysore, Aims banglore, Isbm pune, Fiib new delhi, iilm, vit vellore, Thapar, Bml munjal & Alliance banglore.


What is the average score required for CMAT, NMAT, CAT etc to apply in LM Thapar School of Management ?

Anshu Saini 11th Feb, 2020
Hi aspirant,
LM Thapar School of Management cutoff varies on the amount of candidates appearing and the level of difficulty of exams each year.LM Thapar School of ManagementNMATCutoff for previous years was above 150 percentile. Every year LM Thapar School of Management NMAT Cutoff stays near to 150.
LM Thapar School of Management CAT previous yeara Cut Offwas around 70-80 percentile. The LM Thapar School of Management CAT cutoff largely depends on the difficulty of the paper.
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is doon university accept nmat score for mba

ayush mishra 31st Jan, 2020

Annu, The admissions to MBA courses in Doon University, Dehradun occurs through the Management Aptitude Test (MAT) and not through NMAT. The Management Aptitude Test is conducted 4 times a year and would be conducted on 2 February, 2020. The MBA Course at Doon University is a full-time 2 year course and the admission is based on a valid MAT Score followed by Group Discussion and Personal Interview (GD and PI).

If you want to know more about MBA at Doon University, Dehradun, you can visit this link



I am totally confused of choosing colleges with help of my CAT percentile 50.62 and NMAT score with 151? whether can I get into top bschools ? can I have some list of those colleges too?

Sampriti Student Expert 31st Jan, 2020
With your CAT scores you can still check out some decent colleges like
  • NDIM New Delhi (fees = 9.3 lakhs)
  • JIMS Rohini (7.7 lakhs)
  • BIMM Pune (7.85 lakhs)
  • Globsyn Business School Kolkata (7.6 lakhs)

These are some good colleges who select their candidates based on their performance in the GD/PI rounds. You'll just have to apply to the college and select the city where you want your interview to be conducted and they'll call you for the process there and based on your performance there they will select you. The average compensation package offered there is nearly 5-6 lakhs.

With your NMAT scores the best option you have now is ICFAI Business School Hyderabad and other 8 campuses. They also require a minimum of 150 in NMAT and they'll call you for the GD/PI rounds in Hyderabad and based on your performance there you'll be allotted one if the 9 campuses. IBS is good for marketing and finance programs. Among the IBS campuses the top 3 colleges are
  • IBS Hyderabad ( fees = 14.1 lakhs, average compensation package offered last year =7.8 lakhs)
  • IBS Pune and IBS Mumbai ( fees = 8.1 lakhs, average package offered last year = 6.5 lakhs)

Good Luck

i have got 177 in nmat which college can i get?

Manisha Gupta Expert 30th Jan, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Based on this score you can have the chance to get the colleges-

School of Business, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun

Woxsen School of Business, Hyderabad

Ansal University, Gurgaon

IBS Business School, Ahmedabad Etc.

After NMAT result, the second step involves Group Discussion/Writing Ability Test/ Case Discussion and Personal Interview rounds. Final selection for NMAT will be made based on performance in the selection rounds.

You can check the further admission possibilities to go through with the given below NMAT Pathfinder Tool.


Good Luck!

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