NMAT 2018 Registration, Exam Date, Pattern
NMAT 2018 will be conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). NMAT Registration 2018 will begin from July 4, 2017 and close on October 3, 2017 (tentatively). A person must be below 25 years of age and possess a full-time bachelor’s degree, to be eligible to apply for NMAT 2018. After successful registration, NMAT admit card 2018 can be downloaded online from the 1st week of September 2017. NMAT 2018 will be conducted between 1st week of October to 3rd week of December 2017.
Based on the NMAT Result and NMAT Cutoff, candidates will be eligible to take admission to various NMAT participating Institutes like Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Study (NMIMS), Amity, Thapar, BML Munjal, VIT, etc.
NMAT Selection Procedure will be based on mainly 3 steps namely, clearing the NMAT entrance examination, Case Discussion and Personal Interview. On the premise of academic performance, NMAT marks, work experience, Case Discussion and Personal Interview, the final merit list will be prepared. On the basis of the final merit list, candidates will get a seat in one of the NMAT Participating Colleges.
|NMAT Result||NMAT Cut off||NMAT Registration 2018|
NMAT 2018 Exam Dates
NMAT 2018 is a prominent exam for securing admission in Narsee Monjee and other management programs of top B-schools in India. Candidates should carefully note down the important NMAT 2018 exam dates as the process spreads over several months and thus allows more flexibility for candidates to schedule & take the test. All the important dates of NMAT 2018 are indicated in the table below.
|Dates of NMAT 2018 Registration||July 04, 2017 - October 03, 2017|
|Dates of NMAT 2018 Scheduling||July 04, 2017 - October 14, 2017|
|Dates of Late Registration||October 04, 2017 - October 12, 2017|
|Dates of NMAT 2018 Registration - Retake||October 08, 2017 - December 15, 2017|
|Last date for NMAT 2018 Rescheduling||December 17, 2017|
|Last date to appear for NMAT 2018||December 20, 2017|
|Last date for Re-take scheduling of NMAT 2018||December 17, 2017|
|NMAT Result 2018 will be declared on||January 17, 2018|
What is NMAT Test?
NMAT is an entrance test, considered by NMIMS and some other participating institutes too, for admission into various courses of Business Management Studies. It allows two retakes (i.e. 3 attempts in all) to students who wish to improve their scores. In such cases, the best of three scores will be considered by NMIMS for admissions. There has to be a gap of at least 15 days between two successive attempts. The result for each attempt is declared separately, approximately 15 days after the test attempt.
NMAT Test Takers’ Statistics
NMAT has one of the most diverse candidate pools interested in an MBA or related degree, as compared to any other test in India. With good representation by gender, undergraduate degree and geographic location, the NMAT applicant pool gives an ideal mix of students that the corporate recruiters desire. The charts below give a sense of diversity of the test taker pool.
- Gender Distribution- As per the statistics of last year, NMAT was majorly taken by males (61.87%) than females (38.09%). About 0.4% candidates belonged to the third gender.
- Bachelor’s Degree Representation- As per the data, candidates with an Engineering degree (58%), appear for NMAT the most. Then, candidates with a degree in commerce (34%) become the second highest test takers fof NMAT.
- Geographical Representation- As far as the geographical statistics are concerned, candidates from the Western region of India, appear for NMAT the most. They account for nearly 34.46% of the total test takers. Then, candidates from North account for the second highest i.e. 33.65%.
NMAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates applying for NMAT 2018 should carefully go through the NMAT Eligibility Criteria. In case the candidates fail to fulfill any of these criteria then they are liable to disqualified from appearing in the exam or participating in any subsequent process. The Eligibility criteria for appearing in NMAT 2018 is indicated below:
The upper age limit for taking part in NMAT by GMAC 2018 is 25 years.
Candidates should have passed a full-time Bachelor’s degree (10+2+3/4) from a recognized University in any discipline with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks in their first attempt. Those who have completed their graduation through part time, distance learning or correspondence mode are not eligible to appear in NMAT 2018.
NOTE: Candidates who are currently appearing for the final examination of their full time Bachelor’s degree are also eligible to apply. Provisional admission will be granted to candidates in such scenarios.
NMAT 2018 Registration
NMAT 2018 Registration can be done between July 04, 2017 - October 03, 2017. The Registration Process is completely online. Candidates planning to register for NMAT 2018 should visit the official website i.e. http://www.nmat.org.in. The steps for NMAT 2018 Registration are mentioned below:
- Create an account with a valid email address.
- Provide contact information, personal, educational and work experience, the list of programs to send scores, and the ID that you will use at the test center.
- Candidates must enter the name and date of birth exactly as indicated on the primary and secondary ID.
- Select schools where you wish to send your result. This will be under the "Programme Details" section.
- Candidates can select up to 7 programs which is included in their registration fee. Additional fee of INR 200 + applicable taxes is applicable for each program added over and above 7 programs.
- The photograph must have resemblance to the candidate and to the photograph on the primary ID. This photograph is included on the admit card.
- Pay the registration fee.
NOTE: Candidates seeking help for NMAT 2018 Registration can send email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NMAT 2018 Application Fee
Candidates can make payment through Master Card/Visa Card/Debit Card/American Express/Diners Club/Net Banking & Demand Draft. The DD will be made in favour of Graduate Management Global Connection (India) Private Limited payable at Gurgaon. Candidates, those pay the fee through DD have to send it to the given address:
6708, DLF Phase IV,
Gurgaon – 122 002
Phone: 092130 27791/ 92
|Registration Fee without late fee||Rs.1700|
|Registration Fee with late fee||Rs. 2000|
|Pre- Reschedule||Rs. 1000|
|Additional Score Reports (beyond first seven)||Rs. 200 per Score Report|
NMAT 2018 Scheduling Process
Candidates who have successfully registered themselves for NMAT 2018 and paid the requisite application fee, can schedule the appointments for taking the test. Details related to schedule a slot are given below:
- The username and password required for scheduling the test will be mailed 24 hours after the payment has been made and processed.
- Candidates have an option to pick their preferred date, time (slot) and center, based on a first come first serve basis.
- Candidates have an option to schedule only one test attempt at a time. (The preferred date, slot and center if the other applicants have already taken that test slot earlier).
- The scheduling window would be available from Jul 04, 2017 to Oct 03, 2017 for all the registered candidates.
- Candidates would receive a confirmation email from Pearson VUE after scheduling the test center name and address, the test date and start time of the test.
- Those who don’t receive the confirmation emails within 24 hours of scheduling a test can call helpdesk number on 09213027791/09213027792 – Monday to Friday (except public holidays - 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM IST) to get support.
- Candidates who don’t appear for the test will be marked “No Show” for that particular refund.
NMAT 2018 Test Retake
Candidates can retake the test twice. So, in total candidates can take the test at least 3 times in an admission cycle. You can register for a retake 15 or more days after your most recent date of attempt. This means you will have to wait at least 15 calendar days before you can appear for a retake. You can schedule your test any time during the retake scheduling window (subject to real time availability). You will be able to select any slot that is a minimum of 24 hours later than the time you schedule your appointment.
Read about NMAT Retake
Late Registration for NMAT 2018
Candidates who are not able to register within the Registration window period, can register from October 04 to October 12, 2017. Only the fields of “Program selection” and “Candidate Preference” can be edited after paying the Registration Fee. Candidates should check all the details carefully after filling-in the application form as no changes will be entertained after submission.
NMAT 2018 Admit Card
Candidates appearing for NMAT 2018 should download the NMAT 2018 Admit Card from first week of September, 2017.The Admit card will be available for download from the registered log-in after they have received the email confirming successful registration and payment receipt. NMAT Admit Card is a mandatory document for appearing in test. It will contain details such as the candidate’s name, date of birth, exam centre, photograph etc. In case candidates don’t receive the NMAT 2018 admit card, they should contact the NMAT helpdesk (09213027791 / 09213027792) immediately.
NMAT 2018 Exam Centers
NMAT 2018 will be conducted at 32 centers across 23 cities in India. Candidates have to confirm the test center, date and time slot on the basis of real time availability while scheduling NMAT. GMAC reserves the final right to allot test centers to candidates. The NMAT 2018 Exam centers are given in the below table:
|North||Chandigarh, Delhi, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Lucknow, Noida|
|South||Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Hyderabad|
|West||Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Vadodara|
|East||Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Patna|
|Central||Bhillai, Bhopal, Indore|
NMAT 2018 Exam Pattern
NMAT 2018 will be a Computer Based Test (CBT). Candidates must carefully go through the NMAT 2018 Exam Pattern for planning their exam preparation strategy. Every candidate is provided with a randomly created test from a pool of questions. The number of questions, difficulty level and the time limit for each section is always same regardless of the when or where the test is conducted. The total duration of NMAT 2018 will be 2 hours. Candidates have the flexibility to select the order/sequence of the test sections.
NMAT 2018 will be divided into 3 sections - Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning. The structure of these 3 sections is explained below.
|Language Skills||32 questions||22 minutes|
|Quantitative Skills||48 questions||60 minutes|
|Logical Reasoning||40 questions||38 minutes|
|Total||120 questions||120 minutes|
All the candidates must give the answers and review them within the allotted time for every individual section indicated in the table above. Candidates must ensure that they have reviewed the particular section before moving on to the next section because all the answers are considered final by the server after the candidate closes out the section.
NMAT 2018 Marking Scheme
Candidates have to answer total 120 questions in 120 minutes. Candidates will be awarded 1 mark for every correct response and there will be no negative marking in NMAT 2018. Every individual section has its own allotted time. Candidates can choose the sequence in which to attempt the each individual section.
NMAT 2018 Preparation Tips
NMAT is considered as one of the challenging tests to get into top B- Schools of India. With the ticking clock and the D-day getting closer, all the NMAT 2018 aspiring candidates appearing this year are getting tensed about the entrance examination. Candidates often make the mistake of studying without planning. There is no need to panic at all. One can prepare for NMAT with a planned schedule and some simple tricks. Some of the useful NMAT 2018 Preparation Tips are given below:
1. Avoid Learning New Things
Do not waste your time in learning new things at the last moment. It will only bring confusion and hence complicate the study-plan. The topics you’ve read should be revised in during this time so that you don’t forget the rules. Keep crawling through your notes and don’t stress your brain with the new topics. The things that you haven’t studied before will bring your moral down. That’s all you need. Revise the notes you made and enhance your strong sections.
2. Take Regular Tests
Candidates must take as many NMAT mock test as possible. Regular mock tests familiarize candidates with the NMAT 2018 Exam Pattern. This precious time should not be wasted in mugging up things but understanding the concepts. There are many sources that provide practice tests. Taking up the NMAT 2018 mocks will make you confident about taking the actual NMAT 2018 examination. While practicing, you can also check for the silly mistakes and do improvement over it.
3. Plan Your Study
Keep your study-plan light and strike a balance between work and play. Give yourself treats. Do not make the preparation sessions stressful. Enhance your strong areas and work equally on the weaker sections.
NMAT 2018 Result
NMAT 2018 Result will be declared on January 17, 2018 (tentatively). The window-wise results are generally declared after 4-5 weeks of appearing in the NMAT Exam. The final Percentile for NMAT 2018 would be considered for offering admissions to the candidates.The NMAT 2018 scorecard would contain details of the score secured by the candidate in the 3 sections of the exam. The percentile details of each section would be provided and three types of percentile will form the part of NMAT 2018 result.
Read about NMAT Results
NMAT 2018 Score Card
NMAT score card will contain the following details:
- Scaled Score for each Section
- A total score
- A percentile ranking
The tabulated score in each section will include score within the defined limit:
|Sections in NMAT 2018||Score Range for NMAT 2018|
|Quantitative skill section NMAT 2018||0-144|
|Language skill section NMAT 2018||0-96|
|Logical skill section NMAT 2018||0-120|
NMAT 2018 Cut off
NMAT 2018 Cut off will be released course wise and category wise for each college. Candidates who clear the NMAT cutoff and fulfill other eligibility criteria will be offered admissions in various courses. The cutoff score for various sections and total cutoff score is mentioned below. The cutoff scores for various programs have remained constant during the last few years.
NMAT 2016 cutoff
|Course||Language Skills (96)||Quantitative Techniques (144)||Logical Reasoning (120)||Overall Cut off (360)|
|MBA Program/ MBA Banking/ MBA Capital Market/ MBA HR||55||74||61||208|
|MBA Pharmaceutical Management||50||50||50||169|
Check detailed NMAT cut off
NMAT Accepting Institutes
Candidates qualifying NMAT 2018 will be eligible to take admission into any of the following NMAT Colleges. NMAT is accepted by the following leading institutions and this list is growing. Pursuing a management degree at one of these institutions makes the pursuit of your dreams much easier.
|SVKM's NarseeMonjee Institute of Management Studies||Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad|
|SRM University ||Kattankulathur Campus, Chennai, Ramapuram Campus, Chennai,Ramapuram Part - II Vadapalani Campus, Chennai, NCR Campus, Delhi|
|BML Munjal University||Gurgaon|
|VIT University||Chennai, Vellore|
|ICFAI Business School (IBS)||Dehradun, Tripura, Sikkim, Hyderabad, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Jharkhand, Raipur, Jaipur, Himachal Pradesh|
|Mody University||Lakshmangarh in Rajasthan|
|Shoolini University||Solan-Rajgarh-Kumarhatti Highway|
|Thapar School of Management||Mohali|
|Woxsen School of Business Management||Hyderabad|
Read more about NMAT Accepting Institutes
NMAT 2018 Selection Process
NMAT Selection Procedure for Management aspirants is based on 3 steps:
- Clearing the NMAT 2018 exam
- Case discussion
- Personal interview
Candidates selected will be able to check and download their call letter from the NMIMS website: www.nmims.edu. The call letters for the selection procedure is not mailed individually.
The candidate’s academic work, work experience, NMAT score, Case discussion and Personal Interview would be considered for preparing the final merit list. The Personal Interview and the case discussion will be conducted at Mumbai and Bangalore. The case discussion is like a group discussion where the candidates will asked to discuss on a case for 15-20 minutes. Candidates will be then shortlisted for a personal interview on the basis of their performance in case discussion. The Personal Interview is meant to judge candidate’s knowledge of the diverse topics, confidence, ability to counter pressure, etc.
NMAT 2018 FAQ’s
Ques. When will the NMAT exam be offered for admission session 2018-19?
Ans. NMAT for the academic session 2018-19 will be offered in a testing window from Oct 7, 2017 to Dec 20, 2017.
Ques. Can a test taker review questions and /or sections?
Ans. Yes, a test taker can review the sections of the exam within the allotted section time. The Review Screen at the end of every section will allow the test taker to either move directly to incomplete (unanswered) questions, flagged for review questions or review all or any questions. Once a test taker has moved ahead from one section to the next section, he/she will not be able to return to the previous section. Hence, test takers should complete (answering and reviewing) each of the three sections in their respective allotted time limits.
Ques. If a test taker completes answering and reviewing a section before the allotted section time completion, does the balance time get added to the next section(s)?
Ans. No, one cannot add balance time of one section to the other. If a test taker completes answering and reviewing a section before the allotted section time expires, he/she may choose either to revise the section or move to the next section, but the balance time cannot be added on to the next section timing.
Ques. What is the advantage of having a 75-day window to test?
Ans. The 75-day window enables the assessment of a test taker’s best performance and at the same time reduces the stress associated with a single sitting test or test offered in a short time window. The longer test window provides the test takers flexibility to take the test when they are best prepared and avoid conflicts with other life events. The test takers will also get the convenience to reschedule the test in case of any exigency. The longer window also provides the test taker with the opportunity to retake the test (maximum 3 attempts, including "No Show") in case they feel that their performance was impaired on the test day for any reason or if they feel they can improve their performance in retake attempt.
Ques. How many times can a test taker take NMAT?
Ans. A test taker can take the NMAT up to a maximum of 3 times (first attempt plus 2 retake attempts) including no shows, if he/she wishes to.
Ques. Are there any breaks during the test?
Ans. There are no scheduled breaks in the test. However, test takers can take unscheduled breaks if they want during the test session. An unscheduled break means a break during which the test clock does not stop. If a test taker chooses to take a break, the actual time spent on the break will be deducted from the time allocated to complete the test. No extra time will be given to complete the test. During the break, the test taker must leave the testing room. Upon re-entering the testing room, the test taker must show a valid ID.