NMAT by GMAC Exam Pattern 2020 (New) - Know Paper Pattern and Marking Scheme
NMAT Exam Pattern 2020 - Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has prescribed the exam pattern of NMAT 2020 (NMIMS Management Aptitude Test). Due to the prevailing situation of COVID 19 as per the NMAT exam pattern 2020, the exam can now be taken from the home. Candidates will now have the option to take the NMAT 2020 exam at the test centre with social distancing norms and in online proctored mode from home. Before appearing for the exam, candidates must know the NMAT exam pattern 2020 to draw a preparation strategy. With the help of the NMAT 2020 exam pattern candidates can know the marking scheme, duration of exam, types of question, exam syllabus, number of questions in each section, and much more. NMAT by GMAC is a computer-based examination conducted on the national level for admission to MBA programs of various participating institutes. Read this article by Careers360 to know in detail about the NMAT by GMAC 2020 exam pattern, marking scheme, mock test, and exam syllabus.
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NMAT Exam Pattern 2020 - Overview
The NMAT 2020 exam pattern is changed due to COVID-19. To know the updated NMAT Exam Pattern 2020, the candidates need to read this complete article carefully. Furthermore, students can get insight into the exam pattern of NMAT 2020 with the help of mock tests which were available on the official website. With the help of a mock test, aspirants can able to assess their strong and weak points.
Name of exam
NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (NMAT)
Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)
Mode of examination
a) At a Test Centre with Social Distancing norms
b) Online Proctored at Home
Nature of questions
Multiple Choice Questions
Total number of sections
Total number of questions
Sectional time limit
Medium of exam
- NMAT 2020 exam pattern has been revised. The number of questions has been reduced
- Also, the sectional time limit has been reduced for each section whereas, the overall timing remains the same.
- Questions will now be evenly distributed in each section.
NMAT Exam 2020 in two test modes:
To meet the challenges of COVID-19, NMAT by GMAC 2020 in two different test modes and provides selectors with an option to choose the preferred test mode when applying for the test. Two test methods are:
- NMAT 2020 at Test Centers: You can take the NMAT by GMAC exam at a test center with social distance rules,
- Online Proctor Exam at Home: Candidates can also take the online Proctor Exam at their home facility.
NMAT Important Dates 2020:
Important dates of NMAT 2020 (Start)
Important dates of NMAT 2020 (End)
NMAT 2020 Registration
|September 14, 2020||November 20, 2020|
|September 14, 2020||December 02, 2020|
|Late Registration||November 21, 2020||November 30, 2020|
NMAT registration - Retake
|November 05, 2020||January 17, 2021|
Admit Card of NMAT 2020
After 24 hours of Successful registration
NMAT 2020 Exam Date
November 4, 2020
|January 30, 2021|
November 5, 2020
|January 17, 2021|
Declaration of NMAT result 2020
Within 48 hours from the exam date
|Additional Registration Window|
|Additional Window Registration||January 18, 2021||January 31, 2021|
|Re-scheduling||January 18, 2021||January 29, 2021|
|Additional Window Exam Delivery||February 2, 2021||February 8, 2021|
NMAT Exam Pattern 2020
The NMAT paper pattern 2020 consists of three sections. The number of questions in each section of the NMAT 2020 paper pattern is equal. Before they were different. The NMAT exam pattern expects to attempt section questions within a different allotted time frame for each section. NMAT 2020 is being conducted online proctored and at centre in a 88 days window. Refer to the table below to know the section-wise detail of the NMAT exam pattern.
Exam pattern of NMAT 2020 (Revised)
Number of Questions
Exam pattern of NMAT 2020
Number of Questions
As per the marking scheme of CMAT 2020:
For every correct answer, the 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 allotted 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 an 88-day window test. Candidates can appear for the exam more than once (up to three times maximum) to improve their scores.
Comparison of NMAT Exam Pattern 2020 Vs CAT Vs XAT
The NMAT by GMAC Exam Pattern 2020 and the XAT, IIM-CAT have many similarities, allowing candidates to synchronize their category and overall exam products. However, there are some similarities to the NMAT pattern compared to XAT and CAT:
|Total Questions||108||66 to 72||100|
|Time Duration||2 Hours||2 Hours||3 Hours|
|Type of Questions||All MCQs||46-52 questions are MCQs, Other Non-MCQs||All MCQs|
|Mark Awarded for Correct Answer||1||3||1|
|Negative Marks||No||MCQs with -1 negative marking; No negative marking for Non-MCQs||0.25 Marks deducted for a wrong answer and 0.10 marks deducted for more than 8 un-attempted questions. No negative marking for GK Section|
|Number of Sections||3||3||4|
|Sectional Time Limit||28 minutes to 52 minutes||40 Minutes||No|
NMAT Syllabus 2020
The authorities release the official syllabus of NMAT 2020. Careers360 brings you the compiled NMAT syllabus 2020 which will mention the topics that are likely to be covered.
Topics covered under NMAT 2020 syllabus
NMAT Mock Test 2020
GMAC conducts the All Indian Mock Test in online mode. With the help of the mock test of NMAT 2020, candidates can know the NMAT 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.
Read More:-NMAT Mock Test 2020
NMAT Sample Paper 2020
By solving the sample paper of NMAT 2020 candidates can get an idea about the type of questions that might appear in the examination. The NMAT sample paper 2020 will also help students in managing their time section-wise and can know which section to attempt first. Before going to solve the sample question paper, the candidates should know the NMAT paper pattern 2020.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NMAT by GMAC Exam Pattern 2020 (New) - Know Paper Pattern and Marking Scheme
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.
Question: Does NMAT have negative marking?
No, there is no negative marking in NMAT entrance test.
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Questions related to NMAT by GMAC
After the authorization error, I got to see my result yesterday but the registration dates for WAT/PI is over. Now they are saying that nothing can be done. How am I supposed to pay for the technical glitch when I am not at fault. Please help and tell me what to do as I am shortlisted for MBA(CM)Hyd
Hello student in this case surely you'll get the proper resolution from institution as it's not your fault. But as it's upto college who took the final decision if you wish you can take this to court and file a legal suit because it's about your academic year.
Feel free to comment if you've any doubt
i have scored 219 in nmat but was not shortlisted for any nmims which other good colleges i can apply for ?
To secure Calls from Campuses of NMIMS, you must target atleast 235-245 in NMAT Exam. However, with a Score of 219 in NMAT, you do have chances in securing call/admission from some of the Other Top Management Institutes accepting NMAT Score.
For more information about Colleges accepting NMAT apart from NMIMS do follow the link below
The last for registering for WAT/PI was 14th but I was not able to view my result till 14th february. Every time it said authorization required. now when I got the result, the registration window is closed. Please tell me an alternative.
Hello student I request you to please help me with the college or examination you're concerned about so that I can check and provide you with the exact information about the same. As details vary upon portal to portal. If you're unable to view your result you Can contact the helpline or administration of examination authority body.
Feel free to comment if you've any doubt
I gave my NMAT on jan 12th, 2021. My score was 206, I downloaded the scorecard. But I am unable to download to the official scorecard. I dont even know if I am shortlisted for NMIMS Hyderabad/Indore. I contacted the officials through email, but I got no proper response. What do I do?
Hello Studen, NMATpublished its result in the month of February 2021 for nmat conducting authority GMAC in the form of scorecard.Anyone can download the score card from the official website in www.nmat.in. It will be opened up to 31st March 2021. After that period downloading of score card will be under the terms and conditions of the nmat authority applicable. Go to the website and try for the next time to download the score card putting your email id and password.
Hope this helps.
I want to know about xat, snap and nmat exam.
Xavier Aptitute Test (XAT) is the admission test for admission to MBA/PGDM program in XLRI and other top MBA colleges.
SNAP is a postgraduate entrance examination conducted by Symbiosis International University for admission into the 28 programme offered at its 16 institutes.
NMAT is a national level MBA entrance test conducted for admission to NMIMS University and other reputed B-Schools in India.
Hope it helps.