NMAT by GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council) is a gateway to leading management institutes in India. It is a forefront towards a successful career in management. There is a 75 day test window to appear for NMAT 2020 that is from October 6 to December 19, 2020. Registration for NMAT 2020 will begin from July 2 and go until October 5, 2020.
NMAT is known for the diversity of population that take the test mainly including non-engineers and female candidates. NMAT 2019 result has been declared on January 16, 2020. Candidates can download their scorecard till March 31, 2020.
An interesting feature of NMAT 2020 is that prior to the commencement of exam a 10 minute tutorial on how to attempt the test and 3 minute period for section sequencing is given. It helps the candidates prioritize their sections and solve likewise. In addition to this a Non-Disclosure Agreement is to be signed by the candidate.
|Conducting Body||GMAC (Graduate Management Aptitude Test)|
|Mode of examination||Computer-Based Test|
|Testing Window||75 Day Window|
|Duration of the Exam||2 hours|
|Number of Sections||3|
|Number of Attempts||Can be Taken Thrice|
|Age Limit||No Limit|
|Event||Start Date||End Date|
|Candidate Registration||July 2, 2020||October 5, 2020|
|Scheduling of Exam||July 2, 2020||October 18, 2020|
|Late Registration||October 6, 2020||October 16, 2019|
|Registration (Retake)||October 7, 2020||December 16, 2020|
|Rescheduling of Exam||July 2, 2020||December 16, 2020|
|Re-Take Scheduling of Exam||October 7, 2020||December 16, 2020|
|Exam Delivery||October 6, 2020||December 19, 2020|
|Final Percentile Score||3rd Week of January 2021|
|Scorecard Download (Official)||March 31, 2021|
Certain eligibility norms exist to appear for NMAT. The eligibility conditions can vary depending on the college candidates are aiming for to pursue management.
On the basis of Nationality: Indian and NRI citizens are eligible to apply for NMAT by GMAC.
Minimum Required Qualification: Candidates with a graduate degree in any discipline are eligible to apply. Minimum marks to be attained are 50%. Candidates appearing in the final year of their graduation are eligible to apply as well.
Age Limit: Upper age limit to appear for the examination is 25 years.
Work Experience: Preference to candidates with earlier work experience of 2 or more years is given.
Candidates willing to appear for NMAT 2020 have to fill an online application form available on the official website www.nmat.org.in. Candidates who have earlier registered for the exam can use their earlier login credentials. Following are the registration steps:
|NMAT 2020 Registration (Early)||2000 + Applicable Taxes|
|NMAT 2020 Late Registration||2500 + Applicable Taxes|
|NMAT 2020 Retake||2000 + Applicable Taxes|
|Rescheduling of NMAT 2020 Exam||1100 + Applicable Taxes|
|Score Report Additional (After First Five)||200 per score Report + Applicable Taxes|
Modes of Payment accepted to pay NMAT 2020 fees are VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Debit Card, Net Banking, Diners Club, Mobile Wallets. An important point to keep in kind is that when candidates are rescheduling their Exam, payment has to be done only via CRedit Card (Visa, Master Card, American Express)
|Size||Not exceeding 1 MB|
|Background||White or light colour background (No Landscape or Rotate image)|
|Time Duration||Should not be more than 6 months old|
|Face and Eye||Eyes should be open and clearly visible Face at the centre, straight and visible with shoulder tops clearly visible|
Candidates should keep in mind that informal images like instagram and facebook photos are not accepted. In case above mentioned specifications are not met, the application form can be rejected by the authorities.
For NMAT 2020, there is a provision for late registration if the students fail to pay registration fee on July 2 and October 5, 2020. The deadline for late registration is October 6 toOctober 16, 2020.
NMAT has three sections Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning. Each section is allocated a specific time limit. Test takers have to attempt all the questions within the stipulated time limit. Once candidates submit one section, all answers are deemed final and cannot be reviewed.
|Section||Number of Questions||Time Allotted|
|Language Skills||32||22 Minutes|
|Quantitative Skills||48||60 Minutes|
|Logical Reasoning||40||38 Minutes|
|Total||120 Questions||120 Minutes|
The three sections of NMAT 2020 syllabus includes a wide array of topics. The following section will cater that and help you prepare better.
The section has 32 questions which the students have to complete in 22 minutes. Following are the topics from which the questions are asked:
|Grammatical Errors||Fill in the Blanks|
|Tenses||Parts of Speech|
|Phrasal Verbs||Sentence Correction|
The 48 questions in this section have to be completed by the candidates in 60 minutes.
The following table gives you the information about NMAT 2020 syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude.
|Trigonometry||Coordinate Geometry||2D and 3D Geometry||Time and Work|
|Algebra||Line graph||Statistics||Profit and Loss|
|Probability||Mixtures and Allegations||Number System||Average|
|Mensuration||Permutations and Combinations||Percentage||Interest|
The section of 38 questions has to be done in 40 minutes. The NMAT 2020 Syllabus for Logical Reasoning includes the following topics:
|Course of Action||Puzzles|
|Critical Reasoning||Family Tree|
|Coding and Decoding||Syllogisms|
Admit Card for NMAT by GMAC contains registration details and a photograph of the candidate. It is mandatory to produce the document along with necessary ID proofs on the day of the test. Once the fee payment is done for registration, candidates can download their admit card with the photograph.
On the day of the exam, candidates have to ensure that admit card is signed by the testing invigilator on the designated test center. In case candidates retake the NMAT exam, the same admit card has to be produced which again has to be signed by the invigilator.
Things to keep in mind:
Candidates have to report at the test center 45 minutes prior to the commencement of the exam and have to carry the following 3 essentials:
In case candidates do not produce the above mentioned documents at the exam center, they can be denied entry to the test room. No refund of fees will be done by conducting authorities in such cases. If the test center is opted outside India, Original Passport which is valid and not expired is to be produced as an identity document. Learners Driver’s License, Photocopies of the document and Notarized copies of theId Proof are not acceptable.
|Photo Id Document||Signature Id Document|
|Passport issued by Government of India||Passport issued by Government of India|
|Pan Card issued by Government of India||Pan Card issued by Government of India|
|Voter’s Id Card||Debit/Credit Card|
|UID/Aadhar Card||Driver's License|
There are 58 test centres in India spread across 46 major cities. In addition the exam is also conducted in 4 other cities of the Indian subcontinent. Exam centres are located in state capitals and tier 1 cities which makes the connectivity and commuting much easier for the candidates appearing. Some cities have multiple centers, candidates have the liberty to choose as per their convenience.
|Uttar Pradesh||Agra, Noida, Lucknow, Varanasi, Kanpur|
|Jammu & Kashmir||Jammu|
|Rajasthan||Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota|
|Maharashtra||Mumbai, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune, Aurangabad|
|Gujarat||Pilani, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Ahmedabad|
|Karnataka||Bengaluru, Mysore, Manipal|
|Tami Nadu||Chennai, Vellore, |
|Andhra Pradesh||Vizag, Vijayawada|
|Madhya Pradesh||Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur|
Some of the premier and leading management institutes in India accept NMAT scores. There are 37 institutes in India accepting NMAT scores.
A comprehensive list is mentioned below as mentioned in the official brochure of NMAT by GMAC :
Results for NMAT 2020 will be declared on the official website nmat.org.in within 4-5 weeks after the exam is conducted. Candidates will receive an email about the declaration of results. Access to NMAT Score Card can be done by logging in to account using. Post release of result in score card form, Final percentile scores are also announced, that are sent to the 5 institutes candidates opted for.
The final scorecard mentions a scaled score for each section in the NMAT 2020 paper followed by a total score and percentile ranking.
|Section||Range of Scores|
|Logical Reasoning Skills||0-120|
NMAT 2020 Scaled Scores: To eliminate differences in terms of overall difficulty level and questions, the raw test scores of NMAT 2020 will be placed on a common scale. Scaled scores will be used to make sure that scores of any candidate are not affected by different question papers that each candidate gets.
Percentile Score: Final percentile is calculated at each year end, once all the candidates have completed taking NMAT for that year. Score cards that are sent to school are the final percentile scores.
NMAT 2020 scores will be accepted by 35 colleges in India. Each college has a different cutoff score. The cutoff for NMAT 2020 will be 100-120.
GMAC has collaborated with at least 9 institutes for their flagship programs. On the basis of NMAT 2020 scores the students will be able to avail merit-based scholarships. The amount of scholarship will vary from university to university.
Getting the coveted MBA degree gets more meaning when acquired from a reputed institution. NMAT 2020 is a major step forward towards this goal. Considered one of the most lucrative B-School entrance tests, NMAT by GMAC has very convoluted exam procedures. But is rigorously aimed for, will land you in a prestigious management institute.
Ques. Is the NMAT 2020 online examination?
Ans. NMAT 2020 is a computer-based examination.
Ques. Who will conduct the NMAT 2020 examination?
Ans. GMAC will conduct the NMAT 2020 Examination.
Ques. What is the duration of NMAT 2020?
Ans. The duration for NMAT 2020 is 2 hours.
Ques. Is there a time limit to finish a section in NMAT 2020?
Ans. Yes. For English, it is 22 minutes, for QA, it is 60 minutes and for Logical reasoning it is 38 minutes.
Ques.How many times can a candidate appear for NMAT 2020?
Ans. A candidate can appear three times for NMAT 2020.