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NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (NMAT)

NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (NMAT)

NMAT is an MBA entrance exam conducted by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). NMIMS offers a wide range of MBA programs to prepare candidates entry into the corporate world.

SVKM's Narsee Monjee Institute Of Management Studies (School Of Business Management) offers Two Year Full Time MBA Core, MBA-Acturial Science, MBA-Banking, MBA-Capital Market, MBA-HR, MBA-Pharmaceutical Management at Mumbai campus and PGDM at Bengaluru & Hyderabad Campuses.

In order to meet the growing demand for management education, the Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal, with the help of a donation from Narsee Monjee Educational Trust, established a recognized Management institute of the Mumbai University in 1981.

Important Dates

NMAT Exam Dates / Exam Schedule
Activity Important Dates
Application Start Date

4th July 2016 to 13th October 2016

Application End Date / Registration Last Date

4th July 2016 to 14th October 2016

Re-application Start Date

8th October 2016

Re-application End Date

15th December 2016


4th July 2016 to 17th December 2016

Exam Delivery 07th October 2016 to 20th December 2016
Re-take Scheduling 08th October 2016 to 17 December 2016
Final Announcement of Results

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Course Commencement & Closure of admission: 5th June 2017.

The dates mentioned above are tentative dates and will be updated as soon as the actual dates are declared. Students are requested to please keep visiting the website and stay updated about all the dates.

Eligibility for NMAT

For MBA, MBA HR (Mumbai campus), PGDM (Bengaluru campus) and PGDBM (Hyderabad campus):

  • Full time bachelor's degree (10+2+3/4) in any discipline from a recognized university with minimum 50% marks in the aggregate in first attempt.
  • Those candidates who have cleared their graduation by doing a part-time course or through distance learning, correspondence courses, externally, open school are not eligible to apply.

Application Fee

The candidate applying for NMAT can register for one of the programs individually or for both the programs. Following table provides the applicable fees:

NMAT Test Fee
Service Fee
Test Registration (Early) INR 1700 + applicable taxes
Test Registration (Late) INR 2000 + applicable taxes
Retake INR 1700 + applicable taxes
Reschedule INR 1000 + applicable taxes
Additional Score Reports (beyond first seven) INR 200 / Score Report + applicable taxes

How to Apply

NMAT Application Form

The Registration process for NMAT 2017 starts from 1st week of July 2016. The candidates have to register on the website and once the Registration process is complete they have to log into the website with their Email ID and Password. The candidates have to fill in their Personal Details, Education, Work Experience, Contact, List of programmes to send Score and the ID which will be carried by the candidate into the Examination Hall.

The mode of payment will be as under Credit card, Debit Card or Internet Banking

On the completion of Registration and submission of Application Form, the candidate will be eligible for the Entrance Test and Retake Test.


NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) Syllabus includes of three sections are as follows:

Language Skills Quantitative Skills, Data Interpretation & DS Logical Reasoning
Reading Comprehension Arithmetic Coding & Decoding
Passages Algebra Strong Arguments and Weak Arguments
Poems Trigonometry Series
Synonyms 2D and 3D Geometry and Statistic. Family tree
Anonyms Line graph Multi-dimensional Arrangements
Dictionary meanings of different words Bar Graph Puzzles
Syntax, and correct grammar Tables
Language usage and their rules Pie chart

Paper Pattern for NMAT

NMIMS NMAT Exam Paper Pattern
Section Questions Time
Language Skills 32 questions 22 minutes
Quantitative Skills 48 questions 60 minutes
Logical Reasoning 40 questions 38 minutes
Total 120 questions 120 minutes

The NMAT is a computer based test owned by the Graduate Management Global Connection (India) Private Limited (GMGC), a subsidiary of Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).

The NMAT is a 2-hour test containing multiple choice questions. Prior to the start of the test, there will be a 2-minute period for the test taker to agree to the Non-Disclosure Agreement, a 10-minute tutorial and a 3-minute period for section selection and sequencing.

There are 3 sections: Language Skills, Quantitative Skills, and Logical Reasoning. Each section is individually timed.

NO ABILITY TO RETURN TO A SECTION AFTER LEAVING IT: Test takers need to answer the questions of each section within the allotted section time. Once the test taker completes a section, whether the test taker selects to move to the next section or if time runs out, the test taker will not be able to return to that section.

NO CARRYOVER OF TIME: Test takers cannot add the remaining time of one section to other sections. If a test taker completes answering and reviewing a section before the allotted section time expires, the test taker may choose either to revise their answers in the section or move to the next section, but the balance time cannot be added on to the next section timing.

Question Papers

NMAT Test Centres

NMIMS NMAT Exam Centers
Test Centres Test Centres


Chandigarh, Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow


Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Nagpur


Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Hyderabad


Bhillai, Bhopal, Indore


Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Kolkata, Patna

Admit Card

Candidates will be able to print their admit card from website after registration. It is mandatory for the candidates to carry their Admit Card at the time of NMAT by GMAC exam and get it signed by the Test Centre Administrator. The signed admit card shall be required to be presented during CD and PI, if shortlisted. Admit card is a mandatory document which should be retained till the admission cycle is not complete.

NMAT Cutoff

The NMAT Cutoff is the minimum required score for qualifying the exam and getting shortlisted in the final merit list of the institute. Every year, the cutoff is released by the exam authorities to shortlist candidates for the next stage or round of the admission process.

NMAT Cutoff has been listed below for all courses offered at the NMIMS Campuses. The following cutoffs has been deduced on the basis of the previous years cutoffs issued by the NMIMS. NMIMS offers various full time MBA programmes, having duration of 02 years and it released NMAT cutoff section wise and course wise, which is as follow -

Course 1 – Full Time MBA Program/MBA Banking/MBA Capital Market/MBA HR

Sectional Cutoff

Overall Cutoff

Language Skills

Quantitative Techniques (144)

Logical Reasoning






Course 2 – Full Time MBA Pharmaceutical Management

Sectional Cutoff

Overall Cutoff

Language Skills

Quantitative Techniques (144)

Logical Reasoning






Course 3 – PGDM Bangalore and Hyderabad Campus

Sectional Cutoff

Overall Cutoff

Language Skills

Quantitative Techniques (144)

Logical Reasoning







The final result for NMAT 2017 will be declared by the GMAC on 24th January 2017. The result will be available on the official website of NMAT. In the result, the candidates will get their percentile score. For checking their result on the website, the candidates will be required to enter their email address and password.

Accepting Colleges

Contact Details

NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (NMAT)
V. L. Mehta Road, Vile Parle (W)
Mumbai - 400056. India.

Phones : (+91) (022) 42355621, 42355622
Emails : [email protected]

List of suggested books for NMAT exam preparations.

  • MBA-NMAT Admission Test A/4 by Chandresh Agrawal
  • MBA Solved Papers (XAT,IIFT,SNAP,MAT,NMAT,IRMA,CMAT) Includes Online Mock Test PB (English) 7th  Edition by Puri G


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