NMAT FAQs for Overview, Result, Exam Pattern, Application

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NMAT is an important entrance test for the MBA programme if you want to get admission in any of the four campuses of NMIMS as well as opened doors for aspirants to apply to other 37 reputed B-schools in India, 7 in South Africa, and 5 in the Philippines.

Some Highlights of the Exam

  • Until the last date of Registration i.e. October 5, 2020 Application fee for NMAT 2020 is Rs.2000/-
  • Late registration after October 5, 2020 will cost you Rs.2500/-
  • Fees for Retake is Rs.2000/- and rescheduling will cost Rs.1100/- respectively.
  • Once the final scorecard is released it can be downloaded online from the official website and
  • A fee of an additional Rs 200 has to be done in order to get additional score reports

Some General FAQs related to NMAT 2020 Exam

Ques: Who conducts the NMAT?

Ans: NMAT is conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council(GMAC)

Ques: Can editing and changes be done in the application form after submission?

Ans: Only sections like School Preference and communication preference can be edited apart from that no other changes can be made after submitting the form so it is advisable to double-check your details before submission.

Ques: How many times can a candidate register for a test?

Ans: Multiple or duplicate submission is not allowed.

Ques: Can a candidate take 2 exams in 2 days?

Ans: No, there has to be a gap of 15 days before taking the second test.

Ques: What is the difference between Registration and Scheduling?

Ans: Online Registration and payment of fees is known as registration and appearing for the test on a particular date and exam centre is scheduled.

Ques: How does one get to know about the Result?

Ans: The result is declared 4-5 weeks from the date of the exam and will be available on the official website where students can log in and check their scores.

Ques: What is the eligibility criteria for appearing for NMAT 2020?

Ans: Certain Eligibility guidelines have to be met by aspirants willing to appear for the NMAT 2020 wherein the candidates should have completed a Graduate degree under 10+2+3 or 4 years education pattern from any stream. Bearing a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate in the final year of Graduation and candidates awaiting results or appearing in the final year can also apply. However, there is no upper age limit for NMAT 2020. Candidates must ensure that they check the eligibility criteria of the participating colleges individually as many have different eligibility criteria for admission.

Ques: Highlight some of the details about the application and Registration.

Ans: NMAT 2020 Application & Registration

The Registration is scheduled to open in the first week of July 2020 at the official website nmat.org.in as the exam is conducted between First and third week of October. A candidate can take up to 3 attempts in a year including no shows.

NMAT FAQs for Exam Pattern

Ques: What is the number of attempts for a candidate to appear in a year?

Ans: Aspirants can get 3 attempts in one admission year.

Ques: Can a candidate prepare for CAT and NMAT at the same time?

Ans: Candidates can prepare for both the exams at the same time as the syllabus is nearly the same but there is a difference in the sectional divisions so it is better than the candidate practices Mock tests for both the exams thoroughly to have a fair idea about the pattern.

Ques: What are the sectional limitations in NMAT 2020?

Ans: There is a time limit for each section, candidates can choose the section but once started you have to end that section to navigate to others. Along with overall cutoff, sectional cut off also is taken into consideration, so that is equally important.

Ques: Is there an Online screen calculator in NMAT 2020?

Ans: No, there is no such option, candidates are given a rough page to do their calculations.

Ques: How is the NMAT exam structured?

Ans: Some key features of the Exam Pattern of NMAT 2020

  • The duration of the Test is 2 hours and it is computer-based comprising three sections having Language skills, Quantitative skills and Logical Reasoning with individual time limit for each section which has to be adhered to.
  • Students have the option of choosing the order of the sections but that has to be followed all through once selected.
  • There is no negative marking and every correct response will fetch you + 1 mark.
  • Another positive aspect in this exam is that in a given year the aspirants can make 3 attempts. These ways they have a chance to improvise their score.
  • Another unique feature of NMAT is self-scheduling of the test. The aspirant has the flexibility to schedule the date, venue and time of the test as per their convenience.

Ques: NMAT 2020 Language Skills Exam Pattern

Ans: This section has 32 questions that have to be completed in 22 minutes and is designed to test a candidate’s knowledge of English grammar and the command over the language. It usually consists of 2 to 4 reading comprehension passages and poems.

Some important topics which are not to be missed are: Fill in the blanks, Idioms, phrases and clauses, Sentence error/ correction, Word meaning, Synonyms & antonyms, para jumbles, statement correction etc.

Ques: NMAT 2020 Quantitative Ability Exam Pattern

Ans: This section is very scoring and questions are designed to check the mental ability and fast calculation skills with accuracy for mathematical problems. The syllabus comprises Data Interpretation; Quantitative Ability; Data Sufficiency and Data Analysis. In this section, a total of 48 Questions have to be answered in 60 minutes and the difficulty level of this section is 10+2 level.

 Some important topics are: Arithmetic, Ratio and Proportion, Trigonometry, Percentage, Profit and loss, Average, Mensuration, Probability, Simple and Compound Interest and many more.

Ques: NMAT 2020 Logical Reasoning Exam Pattern

Ans: This section is divided into two sections based on an assessment of critical thinking and decision making abilities of the candidates and the shape sequences and logical patterns are used to test the mental ability of the candidate. Verbal Reasoning and Analytical Reasoning consists of abstract, diagrammatic or inductive reasoning questions. Important topics include:

Coding and decoding, Numeric grid, Critical reasoning, Puzzles, statement conclusions, Series, arrangement, Family tree, Course of Action to name a few.

NMAT 2020 FAQ’s for Application

Ques: Where is the NMAT application form available?

Ans: The Application form will be available only at the official website nmat.org.in

Ques: When can I fill the application form for NMAT 2020?

Ans: The application process will start from July 3, 2020, to October 3, 2020

Ques: What is the fee for the application?

Ans: The application fee is Rs.2000/- for early registration until Oct 3, 2020. Candidates filing late after October 3, 2020, will have to pay a fee of INR 2500/-

Ques: What are the modes of fees payment?

Ans: GMAC accepts both modes of payment- Offline via demand draft and Online via Mastercard, Visa Card, American Express and Netbanking.

Ques: Where can I check the status of my Application after registration?

Ans: After submitting your application the candidates can check the status on the official site of NMAT.

NMAT Result FAQ’s

Ques: How is NMAT score calculated?

Ans: The score is calculated in three ways- scaled score, Historical Percentile score and Final Percentile score.

Ques: For how long is NMAT score valid?

Ans: The NMAT score has a validity of 4-5 years.

To sum up we can say that students aspiring to sit for the NMAT exams are advised to appear for mock tests regularly as that will help them to assess their preparation and also boosts confidence. One will get familiar with the pattern and also the candidates will be able to assess their strength and weakness.