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 first week of October till third week of December 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.

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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Can anyone tell me the syllabus of other management entrance exam , apart from CAT like NMAT etc.

Anuja 17th May, 2020

Dear Aspirant,

For all management entrance exam the syllabus includes Logical reasoning, Verbal reasoning and quants which is common. The difference is in number of questions and difficulty level

For other exams apart from CAT

NMAT MAT ATMA has the same syllabus just one or two sections will be different but the basic is same

CMAT has additional section of general knowledge

So there is only difference of number of questions and difficulty level but other than that everything is same

Hope This helps


I am from commerce stream without maths so can I give the NMAT exam from narsee monjee

Anuja 11th May, 2020

Hey Aspirant,

For NMAT exam, the eligibility criteria is minimum 50% in your graduation. So it's not mandatory to have maths in the graduation or commerce stream.

To know more about NMAT eligibility please visit

https://www.google.com/amp/s/bschool.careers360.com/articles/nmat-eligibility-criteria/amp Hope this helps


Can anyone explain to me about "No shows" in NMAT exam by GMAC

Smeet Almeida 7th May, 2020

Hello, Likhith.

The NMAT examination by GMAC allows an individual to appear for the exam a total number of 3 times, including 'no shows'

Here, 'no show' refers to the absence of the aspirant during the time of examination. If an aspirant, due to some reason, is unable to appear for the test on the scheduled date, it will be counted as a failed attempt.

Hope this information helped you.

Good luck!


Can i attempt for nmat 3 times with in 10 days of 75 day allotted period.

harshita sharan Student Expert 7th May, 2020
Hello aspirant,

No you cannot take nmat exams three times within a time period of 10 days. The NMAT exam is allowed to be given for three times in one academic year and the Test taker are allowed to schedule the retake test on a date which is 15 days or more, later than the date of his/her previous attempt. This means that there must be a gap of atleast 15 days between two nmat test which a student takes.

Good luck

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