NMAT Exam Pattern 2020 - Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) prescribes the exam pattern of NMAT 2020 (NMIMS Management Aptitude Test). Before appearing for the exam, candidates must know the NMAT 2020 exam pattern to draw preparation strategy. With the help of NMAT exam pattern 2020 candidates can know marking scheme, duration of exam, types of question, number of questions in each section and much more. Furthermore, students can get insight to the exam pattern of NMAT 2020 with the help of mock test which will be available tentatively in the fourth week of September 2020 on the official website. With the help of mock test aspirants will be able to assess their strong and weak points. NMAT by GMAC is a computer based examination conducted on national level for admission to MBA programs of various participating institutes. Read this article by Careers360 to know in detail about the NMAT 2020 exam pattern, marking scheme, mock test and syllabus.
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NMAT 2020 Exam Pattern - Overview



Name of exam

NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (NMAT)

Conducting body

Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)



Mode of examination

Online; Computer-Based Test

Exam duration

Two hours

Nature of questions

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative marking


Total number of sections


Total number of questions


Sectional time limit


Medium of exam


NMAT Exam Pattern 2020

NMAT 2020 will be a computer based test (CBT) which will be held in a 75 days window from October 6 till December 19, 2020. Refer the table below to know the section-wise detail of NMAT 2020 exam pattern.

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Exam pattern of NMAT 2020


Number of Questions

Allotted Time

Language Skills


22 minutes

Quantitative Skills


60 minutes

Logical Reasoning


38 minutes


120 questions

120 minutes

Marking scheme

As per the marking scheme of CMAT 2020:

  • For every correct answer candidate will get 1 mark.

  • For every unattempted question and wrong answer no marks will be deducted.

Important Point Regarding CMAT Exam Pattern 2020

  • Applicants will be allowed to choose the order of the sections.

  • Candidates will have to finish a particular section in the alloted time.

  • If the student attempts all the questions of a particular section before the time expires, he/she can move to the next section. However, no balance time will be carried forward for the next section.

  • NMAT 2020 is a 75 day window test. Candidates can appear for the exam more than once (upto three times maximum) to improve their scores.

NMAT Syllabus 2020

The authorities do not release the official syllabus of NMAT 2020. However based on previous year trends, Careers360 brings you the compiled NMAT syllabus 2020 which will mention the topics that are likely to be covered.

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Topics covered under NMAT 2020 syllabus



Language Skills

  • Use of Antonyms; Synonyms; idioms

  • Syntax and Vocabulary usage

  • Fill in the blanks

  • Jumbled Sentences

  • Correction of grammatical errors

  • Sentence corrections and usage

  • Reading comprehension passages

  • Phrasal verbs

  • Usage on Parts of speech; tenses; conditional

Quantitative Skills

  • Algebra

  • Trigonometry

  • Mensuration

  • Solid Geometry

  • Bar graph

  • Statistics

  • 2D and 3D Geometry

  • Pie chart

  • Number Systems

  • Probability

  • Line graph

  • Modem maths

  • Coordinate Geometry

  • Mixture & Solution / Allegations

  • Permutations and Combinations

  • Arithmetic - (Average, Profit & Loss, percentage, Time & Work, Interest, Ratio, Man days and work, Proportion among others)

Logical Reasoning

  • Course of Actions

  • Critical Reasoning

  • Coding and Decoding

  • Puzzles

  • Family tree

  • Syllogisms

NMAT Mock Test 2020

GMAC will conduct the All Indian Mock Test in online mode tentatively in the fourth week of September 2020. With the help of the mock test of NMAT 2020, candidates will know the exam pattern in a clear picture. Furthermore, it will help applicants identify their strong and weak areas to work upon. Giving the NMAT 2020 mock test candidates can formulate their preparation strategy.

NMAT Sample Paper 2020

By solving the sample paper of NMAT 2020 candidates will get an idea about the type of questions that might appear in examination. The NMAT sample paper 2020 will help students in managing their time section wise and can know which section to attempt first.

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NMAT Exam Pattern 2020

Question: How many times can I appear for NMAT 2020?


Test taker can take NMAT 2020 exam maximum up to three times (first attempt and 2 retakes).

Question: Which score will be considered if I take more than one exam?


Candidates are advised to visit the official website of the participating institute to know their policies upon acceptance of NMAT 2020 scores.

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My NMAT score is 171, CAT petcentile is 56. I am trying to go for IBS, Hyderabad or Mumbai. What chance do I stand to get the admission?

Harshita Sharan Srivastava Student Expert 25th Feb, 2020
Hello aspirant,

You have a decent score to get into IBS Hyderabad or Mumbai. However chances of getting into Hyderabad campus is higher.
As per the past records a nmat score of 150+ and cat percentile of 60 is enough to get shortlisted. Further, Students who will be shortlisted will have to appear for the GDPI rounds.
You can check following link for more information:-

All the best

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.
Hope this helps.

I have scored 156 in nmat and 171 in cmat. In which colleges i can apply ?

Vaishali Singh 1st Mar, 2020


There are many colleges that will accept this score but it depends on what kind od college you want to take or in which city. Also it depends upon the amount you are willing to invest and the return the college gives. Some institutions you might get a call from are Doon business school, VIT, Athena school of business, IES management college,etc.

For more information go to link: https://www.google.com/amp/s/bschool.careers360.com/articles/top-b-schools-accepting-cmat-scores/amp


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


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