NMAT Syllabus 2019
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NMAT Syllabus 2019 - The result of NMAT 2019 was declared on January 16, 2020. Candidates appearing for NMIMS Management Aptitude Test were allowed to check NMAT 2019 syllabus so that they get to know what are the topics from which the questions will be asked. NMAT syllabus 2019 comprises three sections- Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning Skills. The QA section evaluated the candidates’ mathematical, logical reasoning and data interpretation skills, while the Language Skills section will test the candidates’ language comprehension skills. The section on Logical Reasoning Skills evaluated analytical and data interpretation skills of the test taker. Those who appeared for the exam checked the NMAT syllabus 2019 and accordingly drew a clear cut preparation strategy. By knowing the topics in the syllabus of NMAT 2019, candidates were able to assess how much time they needed to devote to each section. NMAT by GMAC was conducted successfully.
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NMAT Syllabus 2019 contains three sections. In these three sections, candidates were evaluated on the basis of their language, quantitative and logical reasoning skills

NMAT Syllabus 2019 for Language Section

As per NMAT 2019 syllabus for language section, candidates had to answer questions related to verbal ability, comprehension and language structure skills of a candidate were also evaluated. Candidates had to answer 32 questions in 22 minutes. The topics covered under this section are:

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  • Use of Antonyms; Synonyms; idioms

  • Fill in the blanks

  • Corrections of grammatical errors

  • Reading Comprehension passages

  • Usage of Parts of speech; tenses; conditional

  • Syntax of Vocabulary Usage

  • Jumbled Sentences

  • Sentence Correction and usage

  • Phrasal Verbs

Syllabus of NMAT 2019 for Quantitative Ability

As part of the NMAT syllabus 2019, candidates had to answer quantitative ability questions. They had to answer 48 questions in 60 minutes. Check the topics that are covered under this section:

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  • Algebra

  • Trigonometry

  • Mensuration

  • Solid Geometry

  • Probability

  • Line graph

  • Modem maths

  • Coordinate Geometry

  • Mixture & Solution / Allegations

  • Permutations and Combinations

  • Bar graph

  • Statistics

  • 2D and 3D Geometry

  • Pie chart

  • Number Systems

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

NMAT Syllabus for Logical Reasoning

This section evaluated the analytical and reasoning ability of a candidate. Candidates had to complete this section in 38 minutes wherein the candidates were to answer 40 questions. The NMAT syllabus 2019 for logical reasoning includes the topics that are given below:

  • Course of Action

  • Critical Reasoning

  • Coding and Decoding

  • Puzzles

  • Family tree

  • Syllogisms

Candidates could download the NMAT 2019 admit card after completing the registration and will have to carry it along with ID proofs to the exam centre of NMAT 2019.

NMAT Exam Pattern 2019

The exam pattern of NMAT included the total number of questions that were asked in the entrance test, the time that was allotted for each section so on and so forth.

Exam pattern of NMAT 2019

Exam pattern of NMAT 2019 involves certain features which are mentioned below in the table:



Test duration

2 hours

Mode of examination

Computer Based Test

Nature of questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ’s)

Number of sections


Number of questions


Negative marking of wrong answers


Marking of normal questions

1 mark each

Total marks


The NMAT exam pattern of 2019 involves three sections. Each section is allotted respective timings to complete. Refer the table below to know the marking and timing of each section.


Number of Questions

Allotted Time



22 minutes

Quantitative Ability


60 minutes

Logical Reasoning


38 minutes


120 questions

120 minutes

  • For every correct answer, students will be marked with one mark

  • There is no negative marking for any wrong answer.

  • No marks will be given for any unattempted question.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NMAT Syllabus 2019

Question: In a year how many times can I appear for NMAT?


NMAT is conducted once in a year in a 75 days window. Therefore, students can appear thrice in a year.

Question: Can I carry the calculator during the NMAT examination?


Students are not allowed to carry any electronic gazets inside the examination hall. Therefore, calculators are also not allowed.

Question: What is the minimum score required in NMAT to qualify for admissions?


As per previous year cutoff students must score >215 to get shortlisted for selection rounds.

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With 166 in nmat, should I apply to Xaviers Sustainability Management programme and expect to get a call?

Abhilash Biswal 27th Jan, 2020

If you are a domicile student, then you can easily expect a call. If not then after conversion if your percentile is more than 50 then you can expect a call.


I scored 159 marks with 30%ile in NMAT by GMAC. For which i should apply through this score or percentile ?

Aman Raj Student Expert 23rd Jan, 2020


In almost all colleges the required criteria is NMAT score. So need to worry more just apply to that particular colleges on the basis o your NMAT score(marks).

BTW 159 is very less marks, it can't fetch you the main campus like NMIS, Mumbai or Hyderabad. It will only lead you to tier 2 or 3 colleges.


Can i seek admission if my NMAT (2019) score is 172?

Sampriti Student Expert 22nd Jan, 2020
With your NMAT scores you can still get decent colleges like
  • ICFAI Business School, all the 9 campuses
  • Alliance University Bangalore
  • WOXSEN School of Business Management
  • Bennett University
  • ISBR Business School
  • Universal Business School
  • BML Munjal University
  • ITM Navi Mumbai and others.

These are good colleges in terms of management education and good placements. But out of all the above mentioned colleges ICFAI would be the best option. The college is very good for marketing and finance programs and offers an excellent placement with an average compensation package of 7-8 lakhs. The fees for the entire program is 14.1 lakhs.

Good Luck

What is the Cutoff of NMAT exam for Amrut Mody College ?

Aman Raj Student Expert 21st Jan, 2020

Hello Suyash

The cutoff score changes every year. However, you may get selected for the admission procedure, if you have more than 160-165 marks.

For more information on NMAT cutoofs, you can follow this link: https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/nmat-cutoff


Got 163 marks in NMAT. whether i can go for Athena or any other to be preferred?~

Sampriti Student Expert 20th Jan, 2020
You have a decent NMAT scores so you should definitely try for colleges like
  • ICFAI Business School (all 9 campuses)
  • Alliance University Bangalore
  • WOXSEN Hyderabad
  • UPES Dehradun
  • BML Munjal University

These are pretty decent colleges for pursuing management education and among all of them ICFAI Business School will be the best option. These colleges will offer you an average compensation package of 6-8 lakhs.

Athena School of Management is an average institution. Though some placements are there and reputed companies like HDFC,ICICI,Tata group and some startups visit the campus but the placements are not up to the mark. The average compensation package is somewhere near 3-4 lakhs. And since you have a decent score you must try for the above colleges.

Good Luck

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