About NMAT by GMAC 2018

The MBA entrance exam conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) is known as NMAT by GMAC. The NMAT by GMAC 2018 exam scores will be accepted by NMIMS University and 25 other management institutes across India. The two-hour computer-based test is conducted in a 75-day long window commencing from October 4 to December 17, 2018. The total number of retakes allowed in NMAT 2018 exam is three including no-shows. NMAT 2018 will be conducted at 44 Indian cities in all and 4 international centres. The online application form for NMAT by GMAC 2018 is made available to candidates from July 3 and will continue until October 3, 2018.

Exam level: National Level Exam
Frequency: Once a year
Languages English
Conducting Body: Graduate Management Admission Council
Duration 2 Hours

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NMAT by GMAC 2018 Important Dates

04 Oct, 2018 - 17 Dec, 2018 Exam | Mode: Online
31 Mar, 2019 Others - Deadline to download the official scorecard - Start Date | Mode: Online
03 Jul, 2018 - 03 Oct, 2018 Admit Card | Mode: Online
03 Jul, 2018 - 03 Oct, 2018 Application | Mode: Online

NMAT by GMAC 2018 eligibility criteria is prescribed by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the conducting authority of NMAT. Test aspirants should meet the NMAT by GMAC eligibility criteria 2018 in order to apply for NMAT by GMAC exam.

  • Applicants should obtain a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised university or institute with at least 50 percent marks
  • Moreover, candidates with two or more years of work experience will be given preference.
  • Final year students of Bachelor’s degree (regular) will be eligible to apply as well and get provisional admission. However, it is only after clearing final year exam in the first attempt with at least 50 per cent marks, that candidates would be offered final admission.
  • Age Limit: There is no age limit to take NMAT 2018 examination.
  • All applicants need to submit their original documents within the stipulated time.

The NMAT 2018 eligibility criteria varies within participating institutes; so prior to selecting the five preferred institutes during the NMAT 2018 registration, aspirants must ensure to check each institute’s eligibility criteria.

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General, ST, OBC, SC Online Female, Transgender, Male ₹ 2000

The NMAT by GMAC 2018 online registration commenced from July 3, and candidates can fill the online registration form until October 3 without paying the stipulated late fee. NMAT by GMAC aspirants can register for the exam anytime during the mentioned three months (July- October).

The late registration process of NMAT 2018 will begin on October 4 and continue until October 14, along with payment of the late fee of Rs. 2500. Only the eligible candidates should fill the NMAT application form 2018. Post payment, a unique NMAT Registration ID is generated and sent to candidates via their registered email ID. 

With the help of the NMAT registration ID and Password, candidates can login to the NMAT web account to either schedule the exam date or download the admit card.

NMAT by GMAC 2018 Application Process

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The NMAT by GMAC 2018 exam pattern is prescribed by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the exam conducting authority. The exam pattern of NMAT by GMAC 2018 will aid candidates to become familiar with the type of questions, scoring scheme, time duration, number of questions, and many more.

This year, NMAT by GMAC exam window will begin from October 4, 2018, and continue until December 17, 2018. A computer-based test of 120 minutes duration, NMAT by GMAC carries 120 objective type multiple choice questions across three sections. 

Test takers can take NMAT by GMAC thrice; one original attempt followed by two retakes and the best score out of three attempts is considered for final admissions. The syllabus of NMAT by GMAC 2018 contains three sections - Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning Skills.                                                                                                                                                                 


Name of Sections


Number of Questions




Quantitative Skills






Language Skills






Logical Reasoning












Typically, GMAC releases the online NMAT by GMAC 2018 admit card within 24 hours after exam registration and successful payment. Candidates will need to produce the admit card along with two other ID proofs on respective NMAT test dates at the allotted exam centres. 

Candidates can download the NMAT by GMAC admit card 2018 online from the official web account using their login credentials. It should be noted that no hard copy of NMAT by GMAC 2018 hall ticket will not be sent to any of the candidates.

NMAT by GMAC 2018 Exam Centers

State City
Uttar Pradesh Agra
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Delhi New Delhi
Haryana Faridabad
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Punjab Patiala
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Rajasthan Jaipur
Maharashtra Mumbai
Karnataka Bengaluru
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Kerala Kochi
Telangana Hyderabad
Andhra Pradesh Visakhapatnam
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Odisha Bhubaneswar
Assam Guwahati
Jharkhand Jamshedpur
West Bengal Kolkata
Bihar Patna
Meghalaya Shillong

Documents Required at Exam

  • Confirmation email printout
  • NMAT by GMAC™ Admit Card
  • One valid Photo ID and another Signature ID (original document)

The NMAT by GMAC 2018 result will be declared by GMAC tentatively in the third week of January 2019. The final scorecard/result of NMAT by GMAC 2018 will include a scaled score for each section and the total score along with the percentile ranking. The online result will be made available to take takers and can be downloaded by entering the User ID and password created during the process of NMAT by GMAC registration.

Once the final percentile is released, NMAT by GMAC 2018 result and scores will be mailed to five B-schools, which the applicants had selected during the process of application. The NMAT by GMAC participating institutes 2018 will then announce the names of shortlisted for the final selection process based on their NMAT by GMAC result 2018. The exam is scheduled from October 4, 2018, which would be continued until December 17, 2018.                                                                                                              

NMAT Score Range




Score Range


Quantitative Skills        




Language Skills




Logical Reasoning skills








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The minimum marks or percentile required to appear for further selection rounds in the participating institutes of NMAT by GMAC is known as the cutoff score/percentile. Candidates satisfying the respective NMAT by GMAC cutoff marks of the management institutes will be called for Group Discussion (GD) / Writing Ability Test (WAT) / Case Discussion (CD) and Personal Interview rounds conducted by them. 

The admissions to the participating B-schools will completely be based on candidate's merit and his/her NMAT by GMAC 2018 cutoff.

Qualifying Marks Trend

Year Category Cutoff
2018 General 50

After the final result cum scorecard gets released, NMAT by GMAC 2018 selection procedure will commence from February to June 2019. 

As per the selection procedure of NMAT by GMAC 2018, all shortlisted candidates need to appear for the selection rounds at participating institutes, i.e. appear for Group Discussion (GD) or Writing Ability Test (WAT) or Case Discussion (CD) and Personal Interview rounds to fetch the final admission.

Documents Required at Counselling

  • 10th certificate/marksheets
  • 12th certificate/marksheets
  • Bachelor's Degree certificate/marksheets
  • Admit card of NMAT by GMAC™
  • Scorecard of NMAT by GMAC™
  • Professional certificate, if any
  • Work experience certificate, if any

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