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NMAT 2018 – Exam Dates, Eligibility, Exam Pattern & Cutoff Marks

Salient Features

NMAT Exam is conducted by Graduate Management Aptitude Council (GMAC). The exams will be conducted in 44 cities all over the country in 58 test centers. The NMAT by GMAC exam for the academic year 2019-21will be conducted from Oct 4, 2018 to Dec 17, 2018. The candidates can review their answers in the given allotted time. The 75-day window test reduces the stress of one sitting and allows

The NMAT by GMAC enables business schools to recruit top candidates.

Important Dates

Exam date: 04 Oct, 2018 – 17 Dec, 2018

Mode of Exam: Online

Downline score card: 31 Mar, 2019, online mode

Exam dates and schedule

NMAT by GMAC is scheduled to be conducted by GMAC from October 4 to December 17, 2018. The exam will be conducted over a 75 day period, between 1st week of October 2018 until 3rd week of December 2018.

Exam Eligibility

Below is the eligibility criterion for NMAT 2019 entrance examination

  • Education: The candidate should be a graduate in any stream from a recognized university. The candidates who are in final year of graduation are also eligible for appearing and their candidature will be valid after they pass and score the qualifying marks as set by the institute.
  • Qualifying marks: The candidates have to secure atleast 50% marks in their qualifying examination

Registration & NMAT 2019 Application form

The candidates can register only through online mode. The registration has been started from 3rd July 2019. Before starting the registration process the candidates should keep an active mobile number and email address throughout the registration and application process. The successful registration and payment gives an acknowledgement receipt which should be saved for future.

Admit Card

The candidates who have successfully completed registration can download the admit card from NMAT which is conducted by GMAC. The candidates can download the application form by visiting the official website i.e. nmat.org.in, and log in using your user name & password. Download the admit card and verify the details such as Candidate’s name, application number, test center, date & time, course, category. The admit card can be downloaded until the date of exam. Any discrepancy in admit card can be reported to 7863008300 or nmatsupport@gmac.com. The candidates are requested to carry a photo ID proof along with the admit card.

Exam Pattern

NMAT is an online computer based test which has all multiple choice type questions. There are 120 questions which are to be answered in 120 mins. There are 3 sections in the question paper and the candidates can arrange the order of sections. Once the order of sections is selected it cannot be changed and the candidate has to follow the order. Each section has to be answered in the specified timeframe. The most interesting and positive aspect of NMAT by GMAC 2018 is no negative marking. The candidates can make a wild guess and be lucky as there is no negative marking. The difficulty level of the exam is not high as compared to similar competitive exams.

Each question carries a single mark. Cross-check and verify all your answers before submitting the section. Once you close the section, you will not be able to edit or comeback to the previous section.

NMAT by GMAC allows students to attempt the exam 3 times in a given admission cycle, this enables the students to get better score.

NMAT by GMAC is one of the m ost user-friendly national exams which offer the students to select the test appointment date, time and center location.


NMAT by GMAC exam has three sections English Language, Quant and Logical Reasoning. The language sections covering the following topics

Vocabulary: This covers Synonyms, Antonyms, Analogies, Fill in the Blanks and Cloze Test

Grammar: Identify the Error and Choose the Correct Preposition

Comprehension: Reading Comprehension and Parajumbles

Tips to improve learning skills for NMAT by GMAC

The language section has 32 questions which are to be answered in 22 mins. Ideally each question should be answered in 40 secs. Practice helps in improving the answering time. Practice helps in identifying the weak areas. Improve your Reading comprehension as well as vocabulary which can be accomplished by reading books or newspaper every day. The Editorial section of newspapers helps in improving the vocabulary.

There are 48 questions which are to be answered in 38 mins, so you will have approx. 1 min for each. Logical reasoning will be based on Verbal Reasoning and Analytical Reasoning.

Logical reasoning questions have to be practiced and solving different types of questions will give you an idea on handling such questions. Logical reasoning is skill which is developed over a period of time.

Exam Centers

The exam is conducted in all the major cities acros the country. In total there 58 exam centers in 44 cities Hyderabad, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, Guwahati, Patna, New Delhi, Chandigarh, Raipur, Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Gurugram, Faridabad, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Ranchi, Bengaluru, Manipal, Mysore, Kochi, Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Pune, Shillong, Bhubaneswar, Patiala, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Pilani, Chennai,Tiruchirapalli,Vellore, Agra, Lucknow, Noida, Varanasi, Dehradun and Kolkata

Cutoff Marks

The candidates who intend to take admission in 21 MBA colleges should have the NMAT exam cut offs as per individual college.

Based on the cut-off marks of NMAT 2018 exam score, the students can secure admission in the top college and secure a job in reputed origination with good package. The colleges are autonomous University B-schools offering MBA degree or private PGDM colleges. Here we list you some of the colleges along with the NMAT score cut-offs

  • MBA colleges accepting NMAT score with cut-offs 90% are NMIMS (Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad) and XIM, Bhubaneswar.
  • MBA colleges accepting NMAT score with cut-offs 80% are VIT, Vellore and SRM University, Chennai

MBA colleges accepting NMAT score with cut-offs of upto 60% are MISB Bocconi, Mumbai, IBS (ICFAI B-schools), Hyderabad & 9 other cities, and Amity University, Noida (Delhi NCR)

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