NMAT 2020 Registration will begin from July 2 and candidates can register till October 5, 2020. It is a national level MBA entrance exam, conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). A salient feature of NMAT is that candidates can retake the test thrice within a 75 day testing window from October 6 to December 19, 2020. It is a mandatory entrance test for admission into NMIMS Mumbai, and other MBA colleges across the country. NMIMS Mumbai, ISB (Certificate program), SPJIMR Mumbai (PGMPW), VIT Vellore, ISB (Certificate program), XIM Bhubaneswar and many other MBA colleges in India accept NMAT as an eligibility criterion.
Check NMAT 2020 Exam Pattern
|NMAT Exam Conducting Body||Graduate Management Admission Council|
|Affiliated Colleges||NMIMS, SPJIMR, ISB, XIMB, VIT, ICFAI, Shiv Nadar, SDA Bocconi, L M Thapar|
|Testing Window||75 DayWindow (6th October to 19th December)|
|Mode of examination||Online|
|Number of repetitions allowed||3|
|Application Fee||INR 2500/- + GST|
|Sectional Divisions||3 Sections|
|Difficulty Level||Moderate (As compared to CAT, XAT, SNAP)|
|Required NMAT exam Percentile for MBA admission in Top Colleges||90+|
|Exam application mode||Online|
|NMAT 2020 Registration & Application Process (Online)||July 2, 2020||October 5, 2020|
|Exam Scheduling date||July 2, 2020||October 18, 2020|
|Late Registration dates||October 6, 2020||October 16, 2020|
|Exam Rescheduling Dates||July 2, 2020||December 16, 2020|
|NMAT 2020 Exam Dates||1st Week of October 2020||3rd Week of December 2020|
|Retake NMAT 2020 Registration Scheduling dates||October 7, 2020||December 16, 2020|
|NMAT Result Date||--||3rd week, January 2021|
|Last date for score card download||--||March 31, 2021|
The exam operates in five windows, which will begin tentatively on October 17, 2020, and lasts till December 17, 2020. The five windows are:
NMAT Window 1 = October 6 to October 16, 2020: The first paper and cycle is done.
NMAT Window 2 = October 16 to November 2, 2020: NMAT window 1 result is out. Study and analyze it, and decide whether you wish to retake the exam.
NMAT Window 3 = November 3 to November 17, 2020: Counseling for the top tier candidates, targeting IIMs. Candidates reaching for a very good percentile are filtered.
NMAT Window 4 = November 18 to December 2, 2020: CAT 2020 and IIFT 2020 lie in the 4th NMAT window. Selected candidates appear in this window.
NMAT Window 5 = December 3 to December 19, 2020: The last leg of the paper pattern exam. Only sure candidates appear in it.
The NMAT 2020 application process offers both normal and late registration windows for Indian candidates.
Steps to register for the exam:
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In order to submit the online application form for NMAT 2020 exam, the aspirants should open and visit the official website of the entrance test.
Candidates must be able to pay the entire sum of the fee before the application deadline. Failure to do so will cancel their registration. Here’s a concise chart of fees for every situation.
|Early Test Registration||INR 2000+ Applicable taxes|
|Late Test Registration||INR 2500+ Applicable taxes|
|Retake||INR 2000+ Applicable taxes|
|Reschedule||INR 1100+Applicable taxes|
|Additional score reports||INR 200 per score report + Applicable taxes|
Mode of Payment: Visa, Master Card, American Express, Debit Card, Net Banking, Diners Club and Mobile Wallets.
There is an eligibility criterion that must be adhered to by the candidates appearing in the NMAT 2020, as prescribed by GMAC. Here’s what it entails:
Admit cards are released by the NMAT board soon after the registration. Candidates can log in to their account and check the card thoroughly before downloading it.
Candidates are required to carry the following documents with them to the exam hall:
Once they have successfully registered, candidates can download the admit card at nmat.org.in. To download the admit card candidates have to follow the instructions mentioned below:-
Note: In case of any discrepancy, contact the conducting authorities immediately.
In case of applying NMAT 2020 Registration through GMAC, the candidates should submit the below mentioned documents. Kindly provide the valued and true documents. If any discrepancy is found, your application might be rejected.
|Personal details||Name, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, Date of Birth|
|Educational background||Class X Marks, Class XII Marks, Graduation Marks|
|Details of the examination||Exam Center (Priority 1), Exam Center (Priority 2), Transaction details|
|Communication details||Permanent Address, Correspondence Address, Email ID, Contact Number|
Once the students provide their NMAT 2020 registration fee, the students will get a password and username within 24 hours in the registered mail. On the other hand, the candidates can select their preferable time slot, examination centre and date.
NMAT Exam does not offer reserved seats for designated categories along with the Reservation guidelines of the Government of India. The Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Physical Disabled (PD)/ Person with Disability (PwD) and Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy layer) do not get a reserved seat during the admission process.
NMAT Centres are set by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) for candidates aiming to appear in NMAT 2020 MBA entrance exam. For the 2020 exam, 58 test centers across 46 cities in India and at 4 International Test centers have been designated by the council. GMAC allocates the NMAT test centers in each zone as per the popularity of the exam and the subsequent population density of the place.
Here are all the cities hosting the exam in 2020:
|NMAT by GMAC Test Zone Center||Test Cities|
Agra, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Delhi, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Noida, Lucknow, Kanpur, Patiala, Varanasi, and Jammu.
Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Hyderabad, Manipal, Mysore, Tiruchirapalli, Vellore, Vizag, and Vijaywada.
Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Patna, Ranchi and Shillong.
Aurangabad, Rajkot, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune, Pilani, Surat, and Vadodara.
Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, and Raipur.
|Country||NMAT by GMAC Test Location|
Candidates can select their test city and centers during the application process which lasts for about 75 days. Candidates can choose the time, the date and the venue as per their preference. Applicants will be asked to choose the location as per their availability.
Candidates are allotted the centers through a first-come, first-serve basis. Those who apply earlier get the test centers and cities as per their preferences.
Pen-paper pattern NMAT 2020 exam are provided in the below mentioned table:
|Subjects||Total number of questions||Allocated Time||Marks|
|Quantitative aptitude||48||60 minutes||144|
More than 30 reputed colleges now accept NMAT 2020 scores. Some of the top colleges accepting NMAT by GMAC score for admission are:
Points to remember while NMAT 2020 Registration: