About NMAT by GMAC 2020
NMAT 2020 registration (late) has begun from November 21 and it will end on November 30 as per the latest update on the NMAT official website. NMAT 2020 exam can be taken at a test centre or through the proctored test at home between November 4, 2020, to January 30, 2021. NMAT 2020 test window is open for 88 days. NMAT 2020 can be attempted a total of three times by all registered candidates. Top B-Schools like NMIMS Mumbai, SPJIMR Mumbai, ISB, VIT Vellore and XIM Bhubaneswar to name a few take NMAT scores for some of their MBA programmes.
Registered candidates have to schedule their NMAT 2020 test and book their slots by December 2. NMAT exam 2020 registration re-take began from November 5 and will be available till January 17. Candidates have to select the NMAT exam mode i.e. Online Proctored Exam from home and Centre Based Online Exam while registering for NMAT 2020. NMAT 2020 exam dates are November 4, 2020 to January 30, 2021 and candidates can attempt NMAT for a total of three times between these dates.
NMAT exam centres 2020 include 66 test centres in 52 cities in the country and abroad. Also, candidates can download their official scorecard of NMAT within 48 hours of the test. NMAT cut off 2020 will be released as per the different participating B-schools after the final result. Candidates will also get the NMAT cutoff 2020 (sectional) with the result by using NMAT login credentials 2020.
NMAT Exam 2020 Latest Updates and News
- November 21, 2020 - NMAT 2020 registration extended till November 30
- November 05, 2020 - NMAT 2020 Exam retake registration begins @nmat.org
- November 4, 2020 - NMAT 2020 Exam Begins
- October 31, 2020 - NMAT 2020 exam to begin from November 4
What's New in NMAT Exam 2020?
- Two Exam Modes - GMAC has included two modes of exam i.e. Online Home Proctored Exam and Centre based Online Exam
- Fewer questions at the same time- As per the revised NMAT exam pattern 2020, the examination will have a total of 108 questions to be answered in 2 hours. Earlier, there were 120 questions in total.
- A longer NMAT 2020 Test Window - The test window has increased from 75 to 88 days.
- Changes in Exam Centres - The total number of NMAT 2020 exam centres have increased to 66.
- Reduction in NMAT registration window - The registration window has been reduced from 90 days to 60 days this year.
- Increase in the number of colleges accepting NMAT 2020 scores - The number of colleges have not just increased in India but some BSchools in Philippines, South Africa and Nigeria will be accepting NMAT 2020 scores.
What is NMAT 2020 Exam?
NMAT is a national level entrance exam which is conducted annually. The exam is one of the most popular MBA entrance exams in India the scores of which are accepted by leading business schools. Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) aims to access candidates on the basis of their language skills, quantitative skills and logical reasoning. With 48 hours of giving the exam on NMAT exam date, candidates will receive their scorecard along with a scaled score of the examination.
What is NMAT Full Form?
NMAT was earlier conducted by the NMIMS and hence the exam name is Narsee Monjee Aptitude Test (NMAT). However, NMAT is now conducted by GMAC and hence the exam is now officially called as NMAT by GMAC. Many students still refer to the exam as NMAT only. The other change is that earlier NMAT was exclusive to NMIMS but NMAT 2020 is accepted by 39 plus BSchools in the county and abroad for MBA admissions.
Official NMAT Exam Contact Details-
For NMAT Registration form, Payment and NMAT by GMAC online practice exams related technical queries only-
+91-7303719966 – Monday to Friday (except public holidays - 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM IST)
For Test Centre Based Exam scheduling and Rescheduling related queries- +91-9513850009 – Monday to Saturday (8:00 AM to 6:00 PM IST) (Except public holidays).
Candidates facing any query related to exam scheduling, rescheduling, date/seats not available or any kind of difficulties faced during exam delivery can write an email to email@example.com. For queries related to accommodation or PWD support candidates can write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
For Online Proctored Based NMAT exam scheduling and rescheduling related queries, candidates can reach Examity support via. general board number - 000-80091-91077
Candidates facing any problem related to the NMAT exam scheduling, rescheduling, date/seats not available or any difficulties faced during exam delivery are requested to write an email to email@example.com. For queries related to Accommodation or PWD support, please write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
NMAT by GMAC 2020 Highlights
|Full Exam Name||NMAT by GMAC|
|Conducting Body||Graduate Management Admission Council|
|Frequency of Conduct||Once a year|
|Exam Level||National Level Exam|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fee (General)||2000 Rs [Online]|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Mode of Counselling||Offline|
|Exam Duration||2 Hours|
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NMAT by GMAC 2020 Important Dates
Upcoming Dates and Events
14 Sep, 2020 - 02 Dec, 2020
Scheduling | Mode: Online Ongoing
14 Sep, 2020 - 17 Jan, 2021
Re-Scheduling | Mode: Online Ongoing
05 Nov, 2020 - 17 Jan, 2021
Registration- Retake | Mode: Online Ongoing
05 Nov, 2020 - 17 Jan, 2021
Re-take Scheduling | Mode: Online Ongoing
04 Nov, 2020 - 30 Jan, 2021
Exam | Mode: Online Ongoing
Past Dates and Events
21 Nov, 2020 - 30 Nov, 2020
Late Fee Application | Mode: Online
14 Sep, 2020 - 20 Nov, 2020
Application - Registration-Main | Mode: Online
Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has specified NMAT eligibility criteria for students who want to appear for NMAT 2020. Each and every candidate must check the eligibility details carefully before filling the application form. Go through the brief and detailed eligibility criteria of NMAT below.
Academic Qualifications -
- Applicants should obtain a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised university or institute with at least 50 percent marks.
- Final year students of Bachelor’s degree (regular) are eligible to apply for NMAT 2020 as well and get provisional admission. However, it is only after clearing the final year exam in the first attempt with at least 50 percent marks, that candidates would be offered final admission.
Age Limit -There is no age limit to take the NMAT exam 2020. All applicants need to submit their original documents within the stipulated time.
Work Experience - Candidates who have work experience of two or more years will be given preference in MBA admissions through NMAT 2020.
NOTE: The NMAT eligibility criteria 2020 varies within participating institutes; so prior to selecting the preferred institutes during the NMAT 2020 registration, aspirants must ensure to check each institute’s eligibility criteria. The table below gives the eligibility norms for NMIMS which candidates must meet in addition to qualifying in NMAT 2020.
NMAT 2020 eligibility criteria for NMIMS
Name of the program
MBA Mumbai / Bengaluru / Jadcherla (Hyderabad) / Navi Mumbai / Indore / MBA HR Mumbai
Bachelor's Degree in any discipline from a recognized University with minimum 50% marks in the aggregate.
Dual Degree in MBA Decision Science & Analytics + MS in Business Analytics & Information Management from Purdue University Mumbai
Bachelor's Degree in any discipline from a recognized University with minimum 50% marks in the aggregate.
Applicants should have studied Mathematics at the pre-university level - (10+2) or equivalent. A minimum TOEFL score of 93 with minimum subsections scores/ IELTS score of 7.0 or higher with minimum subsections scores is mandatory.
MBA Pharmaceutical Management, Mumbai
Bachelor's or Masters Degree in; Pharmacy, Life Sciences, Medical Technology & Biotechnology, and MBBS, BDS, BHMS, BAMS from a recognized University with a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate.
Candidates working in Pharmaceutical Companies or with work experience in the healthcare sector can also apply subject to meeting the above qualification criteria.
MBA - Business Analytics, Mumbai
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Commerce or Economics with minimum 50% marks in the aggregate.
MBA (Digital Transformation), Mumbai
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Any stream) / MCA,/B.Sc. (IT) / B,Sc. (Computer Science) / BSc. (Electronics) / BSc. (Physics) / BSc(Maths) / Any other graduate degree with Mathematics as compulsory subject till graduation. Minimum 55% plus a minimum two-year years of industry experience.
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other
As per the latest NMAT 2020 notification, GMAC has specified that the last date for late registrations is extended to November 30. Candidates who have already registered and completed their first NMAT test can apply for a retake if they wish to appear for the second or third times to better their NMAT 2020 scores.
To register for NMAT 2020, click here
NMAT 2020 registration
1st Step - Registration for NMAT 2020
2nd Step - Provide details (personal, educations, contact, work experience, list of programmes, Photo ID)
3rd Step - Ensure details match (Name and Date of birth) as per the photo ID
4th Step - Choose programmes and BSchools for MBA admission
5th Step - Upload photo and signature for NMAT 2020
6th Step - Select NMAT exam mode
7th Step - Pay NMAT 2020 exam fee
Also Read: NMAT by GMAC Participating Institutes 2020
How to fill NMAT 2020 registration? Check the official NAMT image below
Note: Post payment, a unique NMAT Registration ID is generated and sent to candidates via their registered email ID. With the help of the NMAT 2020 registration ID and Password, candidates can log in to the NMAT web account to either schedule the exam date or download the admit card.
NMAT 2020 Exam Fee
|Early Test Registration of NMAT 2020||Rs. 2000 plus taxes|
|NMAT Registration with late fee||Rs. 2500 plus taxes|
|NMAT 2020 Retake||Rs. 2000 plus taxes|
|Reschedule of NMAT 2020||Rs. 1100 plus taxes|
|Additional NMAT scores (after first 5)||Rs. 200 per score report + taxes|
What is NMAT Retake?
Candidates are allowed a total of three NMAT 2020 attempts. Once an attempt is completed, any candidate who wishes to better their performance can apply for NMAT 2020 again. This is the NMAT retake.
Steps for NMAT 2020 Retake
The option for retake registration will be enabled in the candidate dashboard after the NMAT 2020 exam date. To register for the NMAT 2020 retake, candidates must simply click on the retake section, select the exam mode and pay the NMAT to retake fees.
Note: NMAT 2020 retake can be scheduled only after the completion of a scheduled attempt. The NMAT retake exam can only be taken after a gap of 15 days from the previous NMAT 2020 attempt. The process for NMAT retake scheduling at the test center and online is the same as scheduling.
|SC, General, OBC, ST||Online||Male, Female, Transgender||₹ 2000|
Cracking an exam with flying colours is a much needed aspect for success. NMAT 2020 is no exception. All applicants are advised to put in some effort towards NMAT preparation, there are some tips and tricks that ought to be followed to be successful in the entrance exam. These and more are discussed here.
NMAT 2020 Guidelines at Test Centre (COVID19)
- Test Takers should provide a self-declaration that they do not have any symptoms like Fever, Headache, Cold & Cough, difficulty in breathing and Diarrhoea.
- Candidate must show the NMAT 2020 admit card and required documents for verification maintaining the recommended distance.
- They need to wear their own mask and carry their own transparent sanitizer and water bottle. Gloves and face shield are preferred for additional safety purpose
- Without a mask, candidates are not permitted to appear for the NMAT exam 2020.
- Each and every test takes should keep social distancing of 3ft while inside the test centre.
GMAC has announced major changes in the NMAT exam pattern 2020. Most of these are in light of the COVID-19 pandemic to enable students to be able to appear for NMAT 2020 without much hassle. Candidates are advised to check the exam pattern of NMAT in advance as it helps them to know about the exam mode, number of questions, number of sections, question type, marking scheme, etc.
NMAT 2020 exam pattern - Key changes to note
- Two NMAT 2020 exam modes - GMAC has announced in its NMAT notification that candidates can appear for NMAT 2020 either at an exam centre or at home via an online proctored test.
- Reduction in the number of NMAT 2020 questions - The total number of questions have been reduced to 108. The NMAT exam duration is the same This means candidates now have more time to answer the questions in NMAT 2020.
- There is no negative marking in the NMAT exam.
- Number of attempts - Candidates are allowed a total of three attempts for NMAT 2020.
- More number of test days - NMAT 2020 has an 88 days window which is longer than the previous year when it was 75 days.
- Reduction in registration window of NMAT 2020 - The registration window however has been reduced to 60 days from 90.
- No fixed sectional rule- There is no fixed sectional answering unlike exams like CAT. Students have the liberty of choosing the section to answer in NMAT 2020
- Equal weightage has been announced for all three NMAT 2020 sections.
- Candidates can know their NMAT scores immediately after the conclusion of the test.
Details of NMAT 2020 exam pattern
|Name of Sections||Details|
|Mode of NMAT 2020||Computer-based test at centre OR online home proctored test|
|The medium of NMAT exam||English|
|Total questions asked in NMAT test||108|
|NMAT 2020 Syllabus||Quantitative Skills will have 36 questions in 52 minutes|
|Language Skills will have 36 questions in 28 minutes|
|Logical Reasoning will have 36 questions in 40 minutes|
|Duration of NMAT 2020||120 minutes|
|NMAT test window||88 days|
|Number of attempts||maximum 3|
NMAT syllabus details
|Language Skills||Reading Comprehension, Para Forming, Error Identification Prepositions, Sentence Completion, Analogies|
|Logical Reasoning||Critical Reasoning, Analytical Puzzles, Deductions, Other Reasoning|
|Quantitative Skills||Number Properties, Arithmetic, Algebra and Probability, DI Caselets and Tables, DI Graphs and Charts, Data Sufficiency|
Books for NMAT preparation
Most of the subjects asked and the NMAT syllabus details show that candidates need not buy separate books for NMAT 2020 preparation. The books used for CAT 2020 preparation will suffice for the NMAT preparation too. In fact, these books will also help. In addition practice with various mock tests will also add to better preparation for NMAT 2020.
Best books for NMAT 2020
|How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT||Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay|
|Word Power Made Easy||Norman Lewis|
|How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT||Arun Sharma|
|Quantitative Aptitude Quantum||Sarvesh. K. Verma|
GMAC releases NMAT 2020 admit card within 24 hours after scheduling of the NMAT 2020 test by registered candidates as soon as they make the fee payment. Candidates will have to schedule the NMAT date and time before printing their NMAT admit card.
Candidates can also use the NMAT login to download their admit card. The details mentioned in the NMAT 2020 admit card include registration details and photograph. Candidates have to produce the NMAT admit card along with two photo ids at the exam centre on the NMAT test date.
How to download NMAT 2020 Admit Card:
- Go to the official website i.e. nmat.org.
- Click on the NMAT login and enter the email/ mobile number and password.
- Click the “admit card” button to download the NMAT admit card
- Only students who have scheduled their NMAT 2020 test date and time can download the admit card.
- After downloading the admit card, check the details
- Download and take a printout of the same for home proctored test. Candidates appearing for the test in an exam centre can download and show the same on their mobiles.
Image of NMAT 2020 login and dashboard
Information specified on NMAT Admit Card 2020
The following details printed on the admit card of NMAT 2020-
- Candidate name & ID
- Mother/Father’s name
- Date of birth
- Photo ID proofs
- Signature proof
- Exam attempt details
- Retake details (2 attempts) if taken
- Important instructions for NMAT 2020
Note: The printed photograph on NMAT 2020 Admit Card should be clearly visible. If the photo is blank or not clearly visible, candidates must contact the help desk on www.nmat.org or email email@example.com to update the photo
NMAT 2020 Admit Card Sample Image
Documents to be Carried at NMAT Exam Centre-
- Confirmation email print out / can be shown in mobile also
- NMAT Admit Card 2020
- One valid photo ID like passport/PAN card/Voter's ID/UID/Aadhaar card
- Signature ID in original form like passport/PAN card/ Debit/Credit card/ Driver's license
- Specified documents for PwD candidates
- Candidates who will be taking the test, need to reach the NMAT exam centre at least 45 minutes prior to the state time.
- Candidates who will be taking NMAT 2020 from home are requested to login to the Examity site at least 15 minutes before their exam time
- The admit card of NMAT 2020 must be signed by the invigilator at the exam centre (in case of centre based test)
NMAT admit card for retakes
Candidates opting to retake the NMAT 2020 exam must retain the ‘same’ Admit Card that they carried for the first / previous attempt (signed and stamped by the exam administrator). Candidates are required to produce the ‘same’ NMAT 2020 Admit Card and get it signed and stamped at the exam centre where you appear, for NMAT 2020 retake. Candidates must also note that they may or may not get the same exam centre as allotted for their previous attempt(s).
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
Documents Required at Exam
- Confirmation email printout
- NMAT 2021 admit sard
- One valid photo ID and another signature ID (original document)
Candidates can avail their NMAT scores (raw) as soon as they complete the test. However, the NMAT result 2020 will be released by GMAC in online mode and can be downloaded from thr candidate's dashboard. NMAT scores (final) will be released with 48 hours of completing the test.
The NMAT 2020 result will mention a scaled score for each section and the total score obtained in NMAT 2020 along with the percentile ranking. The NMAT result 2020 will also be sent to the colleges accepting NMAT scores as per the choices indicated by the applicants in their application form.
Once the final percentile is released after all the candidates have taken the test for the three windows, NMAT 2020 results and scores will be mailed to five B-schools, which the applicant had selected during the process of application. The NMAT participating institutes 2020 will then announce the names of shortlisted for the final selection process based on their NMAT 2020 result. The exam will be conducted in online mode.
How to check NMAT result 2020:
- Open the official website of NMAT.
- The result link will be updated within 48 hours after the NMAT exam 2020.
- Log in by using Username, Date of Birth, and Password.
- Enter the security code on the web page.
- The result will appear on the screen the submission of valid credentials.
NMAT Score Range
|Logical Reasoning skills||12-120|
NMAT cut off score or percentile is the minimum marks required by candidates in order to appear in the further rounds of the admission process. The cut off of NMAT will be released by the participating B-schools based on some important factors which include the number of candidates registered for the exam, No. of appeared candidates, availability of seats, the difficulty level of NMAT, and past teat cutoff trends.
Further rounds will include Group Discussion (GD) / Writing Ability Test (WAT) / Case Discussion (CD) and Personal Interview (PI). Eligible candidates will be called for further rounds if they qualify for the cut off score. The merit of the candidate, along with his/her NMAT exam 2020 cutoff will be considered for providing admission to the NMAT 2020 participating institutes.
NMAT Cut Off 2020 (Expected)
Candidates can check the cutoff of NMAT from the table as under,
|Sections||Cut off (Expected)|
NMAT Score Range
NMAT Cutoff - Previous Years
Name of Participating Institutes
Cutoff Score in NMAT
Average 200 score
Amity Business School, Jaipur/ Mumbai/ Lucknow/ Gurgaon/ Gwalior
Cutoff of NMAT accepting colleges
Qualifying Marks Trend
After the final NMAT 2020 result cum scorecard is released, the selection procedure will commence. There is no common NMAT 2020 selection process. All qualified candidates will get a call letter from the NMAT accepting colleges as per their preferences given during registration. Such shortlisted candidates will have to appear for a Group Discussion (GD) or Writing Ability Test (WAT) or Case Discussion (CD) and Personal Interview rounds for the final admission.
NMAT Accepting Colleges 2020:
Check the colleges as given on NMAT 2020 official website
Documents Required at Counselling
- 10th certificate/marksheets
- 12th certificate/marksheets
- Bachelor's gegree certificate/marksheets
- Admit card of NMAT 2021
- Scorecard of NMAT 2021
- Professional certificate, if any
- Work experience certificate, if any
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question: Can the application form of NMAT be filled in offline mode?
No, the application form of NMAT exam 2020 can be filled in online mode only.
Question: Is there any sectional time limit in the exam?
Yes, the sectional time limit as per the revised NMAT exam 2020 exam pattern is:
Language skills- 28 minutes
Quantitative Skills- 52 minutes
Logical Reasoning- 40 minutes
Question: Will I have to pay application fee every time I retake?
Yes, the application fee will be applicable along with taxes every time students reappears for the test.
Question: How many times can a test taker take NMAT?
The test takers can take NMAT 2020 a maximum of three times, including the first attempt.
Question: How many questions will be asked in each section of NMAT exam 2020?
A total of 36 questions in each section will be asked in the NMAT exam 2020.
Question: Is NMAT tough than other B-School exams?
Question: Can I use calculator in NMAT?
No, in NMAT exam 2020 candidates can not use a calculator.
Question: What are the COVID-19 guidelines to be followed at the NMAT 2020 exam centre?
Candidate must wear the mask and carry their own water bottle and sanitizer. Obey social distancing of 3ft while seating and standing inside the NMAT exam centre.
Question: What will happen late comer at the test centre?
Candidates who reach at the exam centre more than fifteen minutes after the scheduled NMAT 2020 exam start time, may not be allowed to take the examination.
Question: Are there any breaks during the NMAT 2020 Exam?
There are no scheduled breaks in the NMAT exam 2020. An unscheduled break means a break during which the exam clock does not stop.
Question: When the result of NMAT by GMAC published?
The official NMAT score card will be provided within 48 hours after the conclusion of the test. Candidates will be notified via registered email.
Question: Does it take more time to complete computer based test (CBT) as compared to Pen and Paper based test (PPT)?
As per the previous experience, CBT takes less time to complete the examination.
Question: What are the advantage of a CBT over PPT test?
The following are the benefits of CBT,
- Time saving
- Flexibility in scheduling
- High level test security
- Great User interface
- On-site assistance is good.
Question: When should a candidate report to the exam centre?
Candidates should report to their allocated test centre 45 minutes prior to the scheduled time on the exam day.
Question: Can a test takers reschedule NMAT exam date 2020?
Candidates can reschedule the examination 72 hours or more prior to the scheduled time, availability of seats, applicable fee payment.
Questions related to NMAT by GMAC
I Cannot Book a slot for NMAT after fully paying and completing the registration please help what to do
I can share the steps for booking a slot on NMAT with you.
First, visit th ewebsite and create your account
Fill in your details, choose the school you want under school preference section, After that you will have to uplod a photograph (of you). Then you have to select the exam mode(online vs offline). After that you will be asked to pay the exam fee and after the confirmation of NMAT exam fee payment you can book your slot. For more details you can click on https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/how-book-slot-for-nmat-exam
sir i have my nmat exam on 2nd dec i affixed pan card as my signature id in the form but i think i lost my pan. can i use my other signature ids like voter id or drivers license to enter the examination hall?
I do not think that should be an issue but prefer Aadhar card over any other and just in case bring some other IDs with you if they object to something or the other.
Please be careful with IDs and such during exams as these things are really touchy and can be disastrous if you get a center with uptight authorities who may disallow you because of this.
Best of luck.
i forgot to apply for nmims can i apply after first nmat attempt ?
Yes , for every attempt you have to register for nmims. If you re apply for nmat and forgot to apply for nmims you will get reminders through your mail and phone call. And you can apply for nmims before deadline.
Hope my answer will help you
If I give my nmat exam but forgot to register for nmims then can I apply to nmims for my nmat retake if the dates are still open?
A as per the rule you must should register for nmims, apart if you already have been registered or,give your in nmat examination. The registration is compulsory. However the date for registration in nmims is up to 14th December so you can do it now. Click on the link below to know more about the examination.
I have secured 85% in 10th, 87% in 12th and 62% in Grad. Will I get calls from NMAT and SNAP?
When we say ‘call from NMAT and SNAP’, the first thing we need to understand is that NMAT and SNAP are both exams, the scores of which are used for admission into various colleges. You can refer to the following websites to check out the colleges accepting the respective exams –
SNAP – https://www.snaptest.org/
NMAT – https://www.nmat.org/schools/
The cut-offs for the various colleges vary drastically. But the major colleges for NMAT is NMIMS Mumbai and for SNAP, the major colleges are SIBM Pune and SCMHRD.
Also, one thing to be kept in mind is that cut-offs are dynamic entities and differ with the performance of peers, the difficulty of the paper and many other factors.
However, keeping in mind the historical data, the cut-off for NMIMS Mumbai has been more than 210-215. And the SNAP cut-off for SIBM Pune and SCMHRD have been around 98 percentile and 97 percentile respectively.
While there are colleges for almost all percentiles in both NMAT and SNAP, these are the top colleges in the respective exams.
Cheers and all the best!