NMAT by GMAC Exam Pattern 2018

NMAT by GMAC 2018 Exam PatternNMAT by GMAC 2018 Exam Pattern: The NMAT by GMAC exam is conducted by Graduate Management Admission Council. The aspirants should know about the NMAT by GMAC 2018 exam pattern before appearing for the test. Knowing NMAT by GMAC 2018 exam pattern will help applicants know more about the type of questions, marking scheme, time duration, the total number of questions, etc. The NMAT by GMAC exam will begin from October 5, 2017, and end on December 18, 2017. It is a computer-based test of 120 minutes duration carrying 120 objective type multiple choice questions. The candidates can get the complete details about the exam pattern of NMAT by GMAC 2018 in this article.

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NMAT by GMAC Exam Pattern 2018


The NMAT by GMAC 2018 exam is divided into three sections - Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning skills. It is a computer-based multiple choice exam. Candidates will have to answer 120 questions in 120 minutes. Each section would have a specific time allocated. 


Candidates can check the below-mentioned table to know more about NMAT 2018 exam pattern/paper pattern:


NMAT by GMAC 2018 Exam Pattern


Number of Questions

Time in Minutes

Language Skills



Quantitative Skills



Logical Reasoning






Marking Scheme: 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.


Duration: Total duration of the test is two hours. The sections are timed bound, i.e. each section has to be completed within the allotted duration mentioned in above table. Test takers will not be able to move to and from between sections. However, they can decide the order of questions to attempt within the section.


Candidates must review the answers before submission as once submitted, they will not be allowed to change their answers.  


Syllabus: Although, GMAC does not release any official syllabus for NMAT, based on past years’ exam analysis and expert inputs, we bring to you the expected topics and areas which are important to prepare. NMAT by GMAC syllabus includes sections and topics like verbal ability, data analysis & sufficiency, mathematical skills, intelligence & critical reasoning. NMAT by GMAC exam is divided into three sections – Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning Skills.


The application process for NMAT by GMAC 2018 will start from July 4, 2017, and will end on October 3, 2017. However, the late registration window will be open until October 14, 2017. GMAC or Graduate Management Admission Council will conduct NMAT from October 5 to December 18, 2017. The application fee is Rs.1800.


There are as many as 48 cities in India as well as abroad where NMAT by GMAC exam centres are located. While there are 44 cities in India where the exam will be conducted, there are four international cities, namely, Kathmandu, Thimpu, Dhaka and Colombo which will host NMAT by GMAC 2018.


Candidates can download the NMAT by GMAC 2018 admit card after completing the registration process. Candidates need to carry their admit card at the exam centre to appear for NMAT by GMAC 2018.


The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) will declare the result of NMAT by GMAC in the third week of January 2018. Candidates taking the test in initial windows will be able to check their scores after four to five weeks of their attempt. They will have to log in with their user id and password to download the scorecard.


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