NMAT 2020 Result, Score Card, Percentile, Cut Off and Selection Process

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Every year, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) conducts NMAT for admission into various management courses offered by some prestigious colleges in the country. The online registration for the NMAT 2020 will begin in the month of July 2020 and the exam is scheduled to be held in the month of October 2020. The exact date will be announced soon by the conducting authority. The NMAT 2020 Result is scheduled to be declared in the third week of January 2021. The result can be downloaded till 31st March, 2021. 

Latest Update: GMAC has declared NMAT 2019 Result session on January 16, 2020. Candidates can download their scorecard till March 31, 2020.

The NMAT 2020 result consists of Scaled Scores and Percentile Scores. Since the examination is conducted in various shifts involving various question papers of different difficulty levels, the scores are equalized to remove the discrepancies involved. The scaled scores of each section is provided in the Scorecard along with Percentile Ranking.

NMAT Test Pattern consists of 120 questions valued at 4 marks each. The scaled scores are sent to the business schools selected by the students at the time of the online application submission. Once all the students appear for the examination by the end of the year, the conducting authority then calculates the percentile scores for the students and updates them with the business schools. There is no provision for common cut off for NMAT 2020. Instead, the participating institutes release their own cut offs on the basis of the scores received by them. The analysis of the previous year results shows that the cut off for top B schools will lie somewhere around 100-120.

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NMAT Result 2020 Important dates

The table below shows the tentative timeline of the various events: 

July 2, 2020
October 5, 2020
Exam schedule
July 2, 2020
October 18, 2020
Late registration window
October 6, 2020
October 16, 2020
Registration retake
October 7, 2020
December 16, 2020
Re scheduling
July 2, 2020
December 16, 2020
Date of exam
October 6, 2020
October 19, 2020
Declaration of NMAT 2020 result
3rd week of January 2021 (Probably 16 January, 2021)
Scorecard download window
March 31, 2020

The GMAC-NMAT 2020 result will be declared tentatively in the third week of January 2021. The result is usually declared within 4-5 weeks from the date of conduction of the examination. Students will be informed about the declaration of the NMAT 2020 result, via text message or email sent to their registered mobile number or email address. Students are then required to log in to their account at the official website, in order to view their scores. The scores consist of Scaled scores and Percentile scores. 

Few days after the declaration of the NMAT 2020 result, students can access their scorecard containing the scaled scores for each section of the question paper. This scorecard containing scaled scores is sent to the business schools chosen by the students at the time of the online application form submission. Once all the students take their tests, the percentile scores are calculated and the concerned B schools are updated with the same.

Process of Checking NMAT 2020 Result and Score

The candidates will get the scorecard in the official website of the NMAT, once the formal result will be declared by GMAC. The official website of the exam is nmat.org.in, which is needed to check for getting the NMAT 2020 result and score.

  • The aspirants should login to the official website and click the result link
  • Once you login to your profile, you should provide your username and password (which will be provided at the time of registration).
  • The candidates have to provide the date of birth of them.
  • Now, the aspirants will be required to submit the security code, which will be visible on the picture near the checkbox. 
  • If you submit the correct credentials, you can check the result tab and get the NMAT 2020 result and score. 
  • Now, you can download and save the scorecard. 

Details in NMAT 2020 Score Report

Final score of the candidate consists of the scaled score of the individual section, a total score and percentile ranking. The following table gives an idea of the range of scores for various sections.

Quantitative aptitude
Language comprehension
Logical Reasoning

NMAT 2020 Scaled Score

Few days after the declaration of the NMAT 2020 result, students can access their scorecard containing the scaled scores for each section of the question paper. The exam is held for a total of 360 marks. The quantitative aptitude section consists of the highest mark, followed by Reasoning and English. Since the exam is conducted in different forms involving multiple question papers of various difficulty levels, the final scores are prepared on the basis of a common scale in order to remove the discrepancies. 

This is referred to as scaling of scores. As a result of scaling, the final scores can now be compared across the different forms of the test and also there is no impact of the fact that different forms of the test were taken by different students, on the final score. Scaled scores are available at the time of declaration of NMAT 2020 result whereas the percentile scores are declared later on. The scorecard containing the scaled scores are sent to the respective business schools selected by the students at the time of the online form submission.

NMAT 2020 Percentile score

After the attempt of the examination by all the registered candidates, the percentile scores are calculated by the examining authority. The final scores obtained by the candidates are converted into percentile scores. It is calculated on the basis of the number of candidates attempting the exam. If a candidate of NMAT scores a percentile of 99, it means that the candidate’s total score is better than 99 percent of the candidates. 

Percentile score gives information on how a candidate performed in the examination with comparison to the performance of other aspirants. The percentile scores are then sent to the respective B schools for updating the scaled scores already sent to them.

NMAT 2020 Cut off

The cutoff for admissions into the various management courses offered by each of the 35 participating is released separately. There is no common cut off provided by GMAC NMAT. The analysis of the cut off of previous year examination predicts the NMAT 2020 cut off to be somewhere around 100-120.

Determining Factors of NMAT 2020 Cutoff

NMAT 2020 cutoff is determined as per the admission procedure of the post graduation degree. The participating colleges release the NMAT 2020 cutoff, which is dependent upon the below mentioned essential factors:

  • Total number of candidates appeared for the exam
  • Reservation criteria
  • Availability of seats
  • The difficulty level in the question pattern
  • Cutoff trend in the past years

Determining Factors of NMAT 2020 Cutoff

NMAT 2020 Counselling and Selection Process

Once the NMAT 2020 result is declared, the counselling process for admission into the participating business school begins. There is no common counselling process for the examination. After declaration of the NMAT scores and percentile, the Business schools release their own cut offs for admissions. The percentile of the students are sent to the B schools as per their preferences in the online application form. The students are shortlisted on the basis of their scores for the further rounds of the selection process which includes Group discussion round, writing round, Personal Interview.

Selection process of the individual B schools consists of

  • Group Discussion.
  • Writing Rounds.
  • Personal Interview

Group Discussion: In this round, the shortlisted applicants are provided a topic to discuss upon and express their views. The topic can be anything from any topic of relevance. The topics range from political, social, economic and other current affairs.

Writing rounds: In this round, students are allotted different topics to write essays upon. The aim of this round is to determine the writing skills of the students.

Personal Interview: After successfully completing the previous rounds, students are required to appear for an interview in front of a board of members. The members of the interviewing committee consists of experts from various domains as well as the Admission committee of the respective B school.

On the basis of the performance of the applicant in the three rounds, the final list of selected students is published by the respective B schools.

Participating Institutes in NMAT 2020

A total of 35 business schools accept the scores of NMAT for admission into its various management programs. This includes NMIMS Mumbai, Vellore Institute of Technology, ICFAI Business School, SPJIMR, TAPMI, SOIL Gurgaon etc.

The table below shows some of the different B schools accepting the scores of NMAT 2020 along with the program offered by them.

Xavier University, Bhubaneswar
VIT Vellore
TAPMI Manipal, Rajasthan
TAPMI L.E.A.D program
ICFAI Business school
SPJIMR, Mumbai
School of Inspired Leadership(SOIL), Gurgaon
Mody University
ICFAI Mumbai, Pune , Kolkata, Gurgaon,Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Dehradun, Bengaluru
Jindal Global Business School
HBS Hyderabad
MBA with dual specialization
UPES dehradun
Amity University
IILM University, Gurgaon
Lovely Professional University, Punjab
Universal Business School, Mumbai
Ansal University, Gurgaon

NMAT 2020 Score Accepting Colleges in Philippines

  • Ateneo Graduate School of Business
  • College of Business Administration & Accountancy
  • Asian Institute of Management
  • De La Salle University 
  • Virata School of Business, University of the Philippines

Once the NMAT 2020 result is announced, the candidates can start to register in their preferable B-Schools/colleges/Institutes, they should check the official websites of the respective colleges. It will help them to understand the eligibility criteria to get into the college, since the eligibility criteria for admission is varied from college to college.