NMAT Syllabus 2020 - Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) will prescribe the detailed syllabus of NMAT 2020. Candidates who are going to appear for NMAT 2020 must adhere to its syllabus. The exam syllabus of NMAT 2020 will contain all the topics and sections from which questions will be asked in the entrance test. NMAT 2020 syllabus contains a total of three sections which are divided into various topics. With the help of NMAT 2020 exam syllabus, candidates can plan their own strategy accordingly. NMAT 2020 will be held from October 6 to December 19, 2020. While preparing with NMAT syllabus candidates can also solve previous year NMAT papers and can also solve the sample paper and take mock tests. Read the complete article to get all the important information about the NMAT syllabus 2020.
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NMAT Exam Syllabus 2020

The exam syllabus of NMAT 2020 will comprise the following three sections. Each section will include multiple-choice questions.

Syllabus of NMAT 2020




  • Use of Antonyms, Synonyms, Idioms

  • Corrections of grammatical errors

  • Fill in the blanks

  • Usage of Parts of speech, Tenses, Conditional

  • Reading Comprehension Passages

  • Jumbled Sentences

  • Syntax of Vocabulary Usages

  • Phrasal Verbs

  • Sentence Correction and usage

Logical Reasoning

  • Critical Reasoning

  • Course of Action

  • Puzzles

  • Coding and Decoding

  • Syllogisms

  • Family Tree

Quantitative Ability

  • Trigonometry

  • Algebra

  • Solid Geometry

  • Mensuration

  • Line Graph

  • Probability

  • Coordinate Geometry

  • Modem Maths

  • Permutations and Combinations

  • Mixture & Solution/ Allegations

  • Statistics

  • Bar Graph

  • Pie chart

  • 2D and 3D Geometry

  • Number Systems

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

NMAT Exam Pattern 2020

Exam pattern of NMAT 2020 will specify the sections and topics from which questions will be asked, the total number of questions and total time duration. As per the NMAT 2020 exam pattern, the entrance test has a total of 120 objective type questions (MCQs). The total time duration of NMAT 2020 will be two hours (120 minutes). There is no negative marking scheme applicable for NMAT 2020, each question carries one mark which means candidates can attempt as much as the question they want. Candidates can check the detailed NMAT 2020 exam pattern from the table which is provided below.

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Exam Pattern of NMAT 2020



Exam time duration

2 Hours

Mode of exam

Computer Based Test

Nature of questions

Objective type (MCQs)

Number of questions


Number of sections


Negative marking for the wrong answer


Marking scheme for normal questions

1 Mark

Total marks


NMAT Marking Scheme 2020


Number of Questions

Allotted Time

Difficulty Level

Quantitative Ability


60 Minutes




22 Minutes


Logical Reasoning


38 Minutes



120 Questions

120 Minutes


Marking Scheme for NMAT 2020

  • +1 Mark will be awarded for every correct answer.

  • No negative marking scheme is applicable.

  • 0 mark will be given for an unattempted question

NMAT Sample Paper 2020

Candidates who are planning to participate in NMAT 2020 should all solve the sample paper of IIFT 2020 at the time or preparation and take mocks. With the help of sample papers candidates will get familiar with the structure of NMAT question paper. It will help candidates to improve their section-wise and overall performance.

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NMAT Syllabus 2020

Question: How many times NMAT can be given?


A test taker is allowed to take the NMAT by GMAC exam, a maximum of three times.

Question: Is there a calculator in NMAT exam?


No, calculators are not allowed in the NMAT test.

Question: What is a good score in NMAT?


The sectional cut-off for QA will be 65-75, for Logical Reasoning it will be 55-65 and 55-58 for Language skill.

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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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