NMAT Exam Pattern 2019
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NMAT Exam Pattern 2019 - Candidates appearing for entrance test must be aware of the exam pattern of NMTA 2019. With the help of NMAT exam pattern 2019, candidates will get to know about the marking scheme, type of questions, duration of the exam, the total number of questions etc. By knowing the NMAT 2019 exam pattern, candidates will be able to draw a clear cut preparation strategy. This will assist them to know their strong and weak areas. NMAT by GMAC is being conducted in a computer-based mode from October 4 2019 and it will end on December 17, 2019. In this article, candidates can get complete details about the exam pattern of NMAT 2019.
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NMAT 2019 Exam Pattern

Candidates can check the table to get an idea about the NMAT exam pattern 2019.

Exam pattern of NMAT 2019


Number of Questions

Allotted Time

Language Skills


22 minutes

Quantitative Skills


60 minutes

Logical Reasoning


38 minutes


120 questions

120 minutes

NMAT 2019 Exam Pattern

  • Exam Duration - According to the exam pattern of NMAT 2019, the exam will be of two hours. There is no restriction regarding solving a particular section within a limited time.

  • Medium of Exam - As per the NMAT 2019 exam pattern, questions will be asked in English only and candidates will have to answer them in the same language.

  • Negative Marking - There is no negative marking. One mark will be awarded for each question answered correctly and no mark will be deducted for the wrong answer.

  • Mode of Exam - As per the NMAT exam pattern 2019, candidates will have to appear in the computer-based test. Each candidate will be assigned a desktop/computer wherein they will have to answer the questions.

  • Number of Sections - NMAT is divided into three sections namely quantitative skills, language skills and logical reasoning.

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NMAT Syllabus 2019

There is no official syllabus of NMAT 2019 that is released by GMAC. There are three sections in NMAT 2019 from which questions are asked. The candidates will be assessed on quantitative skills, language skills, and logical reasoning.

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Topics covered under NMAT 2019 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

Note: Candidates will get an opportunity to review their answer one last time before submitting it. Once submitted, the answers cannot be changed.

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NMAT 2019 Exam Pattern - Key Points to remember

  1. As per the NMAT exam pattern 2019, the marks allotted for each section are different. Total marks include overall marks scored by the candidate in all the three sections of NMAT by GMAC.

  2. Candidates can pick the order or sequence of sections in NMAT 2019 question paper.

  3. As all the three sections have a specific time allotted to them, candidates can answer and review the responses within the allotted time.

NMAT Sample Papers 2019

Candidates can solve the sample papers of NMAT 2019 and get an idea about NMAT exam pattern 2019. By solving the NMAT sample papers candidates will be able to learn how to manage their time on the day of the exam. They will also be able to know which section they can solve first and which they can answer towards the end.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NMAT Exam Pattern 2019

Question: Will there be a change in the exam pattern of NMAT 2019?


No, there will be not a major change in the exam pattern of NMAT 2019. There are three sections in NMAT 2019 such as quantitative skills, language skills, and logical reasoning.

Question: Is the exam conducted only in computer-based mode?


No, NMAT 2019 exam is conducted only in online mode.

Question: How many times can a candidate take NMAT?


 A candidate can take NMAT 3 times in a year. This is a maximum limit to attempt NMAT exam 2019.

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difference between nmat exam and cat exam

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 12th Oct, 2019

hello aspirant,

NMAT exam organized by GMAC is a National level MBA entrance exam conducts  by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). NMAT by GMAC exam is the mandatory entrance test for MBA admission to NMIMS Mumbai and its other campuses along with 20 other MBA colleges across India.

CAT stands for common aptitude test is the gate way exam for all reputed IIM's and for almost all colleges in india offers mba admission through cat.

you may apply for both if you want to join mba.


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Apoorva Student Expert 5th Oct, 2019

Hello Dear Student,

There are many online crash courses available on the internet for NMAT. You can take the Career Launcher's NMAT crash course which will help you in analysing your performance on the basis of Mock tests given with Live sessions related to subject material. For only mock tests I would suggest you to go for TestFunda and Career Launcher because they are actually at difficulty level.
I hope this was helpful.
Best Wishes!


what are the colleges accepting nmat above 160 to 180

Vemireddy Rushitha Student Expert 5th Oct, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

First of all congratulations for the score. Based on the score you secured you might have a chances to make it into some of the best institutes. Therefore make sure to apply and appear for the counselling sessions. With the score you have obtained make sure to apply for the best colleges. For more details kindly go through this link, https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/top-b-schools-accepting-nmat-scores-and-cutoffs

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Ronak Gala Student Expert 5th Oct, 2019

NMAT Registration 2019 is underway on the official website of NMAT by GMAC . Candidates can apply for NMAT by GMAC till October 3, 2019 for the first attemp t. Any candidate who has a graduation degree with a minimum of 50 per cent in aggregate or equivalent can apply for NMAT. The exam is scheduled from October 4 to December 17 in online mode in 44 cities in India and 4 cities abroad this year.


explain nmat syllabus and how to prepare nmat

Aayushi Batra 3rd Oct, 2019

Hi Karthik,

The candidates are given 120 questions to be answered in 120 minutes. The preparation plan is in line with other entrance exams.

NMAT exam consists of 3 broad sections :

  • Verbal Ability
  • Quantitative Ability (this includes Data Interpretation too)
  • Reasoning

The broad topics which are examined under these three sections are :

  1. Verbal Ability (22 minutes) –
  2. Para Jumbles
  3. Sentence Correction
  4. Sentence completion
  5. Antonyms and Synonyms
  6. Analogies
  7. Grammar
  8. Reading Comprehension

  1. Quantitative Ability (60 minutes) –
  2. Averages
  3. Simple interest and compound interest
  4. Time, speed and distance
  5. Time and work
  6. Profit and loss
  7. Ratio proportions
  8. Algebra
  9. Number systems
  10. Mensuration
  11. Geometry
  12. Quadratic and linear equations
  13. Trigonometry
  14. Probability, permutation and combination
  15. Data sufficiency

Data interpretation includes:

  • Line graph
  • Bar graph
  • Pie chart
  • Tables
  • Venn diagrams
  • Combination graphs

  1. Reasoning (38 minutes)- It consists of two sub-parts:

Verbal reasoning :

  • Assertions and reasons
  • Strong and weak arguments
  • Assumption conclusions
  • Critical reasoning
  • Courses of actions

Logical reasoning:

  • Linear arrangements
  • Circular arrangements
  • Input/output
  • Coding/decoding
  • Family based puzzles
  • Directions


  • Be thorough with the basic concepts of the topics listed above.
  • Practice short-cuts for the questions already done as this test needs to speed with accuracy to clear.
  • Prepare self-notes and flash cards
  • You need to practice everyday to improve your speed
  • Practice sectional mocks as this exam has sectional time limits
  • Practice mocks and try to give the mocks in the slot of your actual exam.

Hope this answer helps you!

Let me know in case of further issues.

Do reach out to me.

All the best!

Best Wishes

Aayushi Batra

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