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Narsee Monjee Management admission Test (NMAT)

Narsee Monjee Management admission Test

NMAT by GMAC is a national-level MBA entrance exam for admission to Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Alliance University, SRM University, BML Munjal University, VIT University,ICFAI Business School (IBS) and Ansal University NMAT by GMAC exam has three sections – Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning. The exam will be held in 27 test centres across 18 locations across India. A computer-based test, NMAT exam scores will be admissions in various leading graduate business programmes in India. NMAT by GMAC important dates. NMAT was acquired by GMAC in March 2015 from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS).

Candidates are allowed two retakes (reattempts) of the exam. During admission, the best of three scores is considered. NMAT is a computer-based exam conducted by Pearson VUE.


NMAT by GMAC test pattern has been declared by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). No new changes have been introduced in the exam pattern this year. NMAT will continue to be a 120 minute (two hour) exam with three sections: three sections – Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning. Candidates can take NMAT up to a total of three times. The best of the three scores will be used for admission. The test comprises of the following sections:

PESSAT has four sections:

Section No of Questions Time in Minutes
Language Skills 32 22
Quantitative Skills 48 60
Logical Reasoning 40 38
Total 120 120

According to the official notification, “The NMAT exam is computer-delivered and gives each candidate a randomly generated test from a pool of questions, delivered one-at-a-time. The number of questions, difficulty levels, and the time limit for each of the sections is predetermined and, under normal administration conditions, are the same regardless of when and where the test is administered. Candidates have a choice of selecting the order/sequence of the test sections.”

Also, NMAT test-takers need to review their answers before moving to another section of the exam. Once the candidate ends a particular section, all answers are considered final. Candidates can choosing a date, time and location according to their convenience.

Here are few important details about NMAT exam

Three Attempts : Candidates can take the test three times in an admission cycle – one exam and two retakes.

Choosing the section order: Candidatescan choose the order of sections in the test. For instance, one can opt to attempt QA section first followed VA and LR.

Reviewing: You can review your answers at the end of each section so you always have the opportunity to revise if you’re not sure of your original response.

No negative marking: “The system of no negative marking is in line with global practices,” stated an official GMAC release.

To help create a preparation strategy, here are some tips:

• Ask yourself questions like what subject to prepare at what time, how much time to devote to it, when to start revision and so on.

• If you are confident about any topic or subject, then do not waste your time practicing odd questions. Try to work upon their shortcuts and mock tests

Examination Center

NMAT is likely to be held at 27 test centres spread across 18 locations in India. Some cities are offering multiple test centres to choose from. NMAT by GMAC will not be conducting at any location out of India.

Following are the possible test locations

Cities Region
Chandigarh, Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow North
Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Nagpur West
Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Hyderabad South
Bhillai, Bhopal, Indore Center
Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Kolkata, Patna East

Syllubus for Narsee Monjee Management admission Test

NMAT by GMAC 2016 paper will consist of three sections. NMAT by GMAC syllabus consists of following subjects: Verbal Ability, Data Analysis & Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning. One needs to be thoroughly prepared with logical and analytic reasoning, verbal ability, data interpretation, quant and mathematics.

Here’s the detailed syllabus for NMAT by GMAC 2016:

Language Skills
Reading Comprehension
Language usage and their rules
Syntax, and correct grammar
Fill in the blanks
Para Jumble
Quantitative Skills, Data Interpretation & DS
Algebra (Linear/Quadratic Equation)
Line graph
Bar graph
Pie chart
2D and 3 D Geometry, and Statistic
Modern Math
Number Systems
Profit and Loss
Mixture & Solution/Alligations
Simple/Compound interest
Permutations and Combinations
Coordinate Geometry
Logical Reasoning
Coding & Decoding
Strong Arguments and Weak Arguments
Multi-dimensional arrangements
Family tree
Numeric grid
Critical Reasoning
Statement Conclusions
Course of Action
Blood Relations

Narsee Monjee Management admission Test Notification

Here, we are updating the tentative date schedule of TANCET 2017:

Registration Start Date Monday, July 04,2016
JRegistration End Date Monday, October 03,2016
Scheduling Start Date Monday, July 04,2016
Scheduling End Date Friday, October 14, 2016
Late Registration Start Date Tuesday, October 04,2016
Late Registration End Date Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Registration - Retake Start Date Saturday, October 08, 2016
Registration - Retake End Date Thursday, December 15, 2016
Re- scheduling Start Date Monday, July 04, 2016
Re-scheduling End Date Saturday, December, 17, 2016
Exam Delivery Start Date Friday, October 07, 2016
Exam Delivery End Date Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Re-take Scheduling Start Date Saturday, October 08, 2016
Re-take Scheduling End Date Saturday, December 17, 2016
Announcement of results Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Eligibility for Narsee Monjee Management admission Test

There’s no definite eligibility criteria for NMAT. “It is the responsibility of the test taker to understand the eligibility requirements of all the universities and schools to which he/she is interested in applying before registering for NMAT exam,” states the official NMAT by GMAC website.

A few guidelines on eligibility for students has been listed at the official website of NMIMS. It is recommended that aspirants should look for detailed eligibility criteria of the particular university and school of their choice before applying for admission to MBA or other management degree programmes.

However, a few general eligibility criteria needs to be followed by every student before filling up the application form:

  • 1. It is compulsory for every student to have a bachelor’s degree (10+2+3/4) in any discipline from any recognised university.

  • 2. Candidates must have atleast 50% score in aggregate in their graduation

  • 3. Candidates with work experience of two or more years after graduation will be favored for admission to all full-time programmes (according to Admission Information Handout of Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS).

  • 4. Students in their final year of bachelors can also apply for the exam where they shall be offered provisional admission. The final admission will be granted only on clearing graduation exams in first attempt with atleast 50% of marks. The applicant should be able to submit all original documents within the stipulated time period.

NMAT by GMAC’s official website has clearly informed in its eligibility section, “All test takers who complete the Test Registration process pay the test fee within the time specified and follow the published NMAT exam terms and conditions may sit for the NMAT exam. It is the responsibility of the test taker to understand the eligibility requirements of all the universities and schools to which he/she is interested in applying before registering for NMAT exam. If the test taker registers for the test and then determine that he/she is ineligible for admission to the desired program, no test fee refund will be made. For the eligibility requirements, test takers are advised to check the websites of each university and school where they plan to apply”.

Narsee Monjee Management admission Test (NMAT) Application

Candidates could also register for the exam through mobile phones. One can schedule the test according to their convenience based on the availability of seats at each test centre. There are 27 test centres located throughout 18 cities.

Candidates have to attempt three sections in two hours– Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning.

One can select up to seven programmes are included in the registration fee. An additional fee of Rs 200 + applicable taxes will be applied for each programme added in excess of seven programmes.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to register for NMAT by GMAC exam:

Candidates need to click on “Register Now” icon on the official website home page and follow the registration details.

Following registration, an authentication email will be sent on the registered email. Candidates need to validate their email ID and then complete the online application form, filling up personal, educational and work experience details. Thereafter candidates need to choose the schools and MBA colleges to send the NMAT scores under the “Programme Details” section. One can select up to seven programmes are included in the registration fee. Post seven programmes, applicants need to pay an additional fee of Rs 200 + applicable taxes for each programme. After successful registration, candidates will receive their unique NMAT Registration Number. Thereafter, one needs to pay the applicable exam fee via Debit Card/Credit Card/Net banking and Demand Draft.

Candidates need to issue Demand Drafts in favor of Graduate Management Global Connection (India) Private Limited payable at Gurgaon and send it to : GMACc/o GreenClouds6708, DLF Phase IV,Gurgaon – 122 002 Haryana, India Phone: 092130 27791/ 92.

After successful registration, candidates will receive an email with unique NMAT Registration Number. This number for all future correspondence with GMAC. Candidates will then receive their username and password to logon to and schedule NMAT test on a preferred date and location subject to availability.

Test Takers with Disabilities

This year, GMAC has made special provision for test takers with disabilities. If requested, NMAT will help with necessary accommodation at a test centre. “Test takers who wish to request for special assistance must fill the details in the online application while registering. The test takers must scan their Disability Certificate and upload to the registration application in order to be approved for necessary accommodation. Each application will be reviewed on a case-to-case basis. Pearson VUE will contact the candidate to schedule his/her test at their preferred test centre, date and time with the approved accommodation and will ensure proper assistance is provided to them,” said GMAC.

Admit Cards

The date for downloading of admit cards is yet to be declared. Candidates will be able to download their NMAT Admit Cards from after completing registration details. “Test takers will receive an e-mail informing them about payment receipt and successful registration. Test taker can download / print payment receipt and Admit card from the registration log-in. In case a test taker has not received the same, he/she should contact the NMAT helpdesk (09213027791 / 09213027792). The test taker will receive another e-mail from Pearson VUE on the e-mail id mentioned in the registration form mentioning a unique username and password which will enable him/her to schedule the test in the Pearson VUE website,” informs the official NMAT by GMAC website. On the test day, NMAT aspirants need to arrive at the centre 45 minutes before the test appointment. They need to carry their admit cards along with a confirmation email printout and valid identity proof (Passport, PAN Card, Voter’s ID Card, UID/Aadhaar Card, Driving license). The NMAT Admit Card will contain various details such as registration specifics and photograph. In order to take the NMAT exam, one is required to produce the Admit Card along with other necessary documents on the day of the test. Candidates will be able to print their admit cards for NMAT by GMAC exam with photograph after the payment is accepted by GMAC.

Please note, candidates will need to get their admit cards signed by the test administrator at the designated place on the day of the test. Also, while retaking (and rescheduling) NMAT exam, one needs to retain the original Admit Card (that one carried for the first / previous attempt), signed and stamped by the test administrator. “You will be required to produce the ‘same’ Admit Card and will have to get it signed and stamped at the test centre where you appear, for you to retake the exam,” states the official website.

“Schools may ask you to present a signed Admit Card to verify that you have completed the NMAT exam. Please check that your printed photograph on your Admit Card is clearly visible. If the photo is blank or not clearly visible, contact the help desk on or email to update the photo. You will not be allowed to test if the test administrator is unable to match your photo. Please remember to carry this Admit Card to the testing centre on the day of your scheduled exam. If you fail to do so, you will not be allowed to test. In addition to this Admit Card, you will be required to present other identification documents (original and non-expired) as specified on to be allowed to test. Make sure that the test administrator signs the Admit Card at the designated place. Please retain the signed Admit Card until your school admission process is complete,” further added the website.

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