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NMAT 2018 Selection Process

Last Updated - February 27, 2017

NMAT 2018 by GMAC is an entrance exam for admission to MBA-PGDM Programmes for academic year 2018-2020. Selection Process of NMAT involves written test followed by Case Discussion and Personal Discussion. Candidate are shortlisted on the basis of their NMAT 2018 Score. The shortlisting candidates are called for Case Discussion(CD) and Personal Interview(PI). The final merit list is based on NMAT 2018 marks, work experience, Case Discussion, and Personal Interview.

NMIMS Management Aptitude Test, NMAT is conducted by GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council) yearly. NMAT is national level entrance exam for admission in MBA/PGDM for upcoming academic year 2018-2020. NMAT 2018 will be a computer-based examination. 18 colleges will be accepting NMAT 2018 score for admission for the academic year 2018-2020.

NMAT 2018 will be conducted in a 75-day long window starting from 1st week of October 2017 to 3rd week of December 2017. the scores of NMAT 2018 will be announced around the 2nd week of January 2018. NMAT 2018 Selection Process will include two steps. Candidates scoring minimum cutoff as stated by the participating colleges will be eligible for further selection process.


NMAT 2018 Selection Process

NMAT 2018 is a mandatory test for applying to NMIMS University and other participating colleges various management programmes viz

  • MBA
  • MBA-HR
  • MBA Pharmaceutical Management
  • PGDM Bengaluru
  • PGDM Hyderabad

NMAT 2018 Selection process will involve two rounds. A final merit list will be made based on the marks scored in these two rounds and work experience. NMAT Cut off is different for various institutions participating. The candidates who want apply for more than one Management programmes or institutions, their selection will be based on their scores, preferences, and availability of seats in the respective programmes.

The NMAT 2018 Selection process consists of two stages.

  • First stage –NMAT 2018.
  • Second stage – case discussion and personal interview.

Details of stages of the NMAT 2018 selection Process.

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. stages will be conducted in Mumbai and Bengaluru (if needed).

NMAT 2018 Computer Based Test

Candidates will have to appear and clear NMAT 2018 to apply for management programmes. The exam is a computer-based. It consists of 120 questions multiple-choice questions (MCQ). The duration of the exam is 120 mins (2 hours). Every correct answer will be awarded 3 marks. There is no negative marking. Candidates can opt for a retake if they are not happy with their first attempt. Only 3 attempts are permitted per year. The top score in all 3 retakes will be considered in the final merit list. Candidates who have scored more than or equal to minimum cut off will be called for further selection process. Candidates can check their shortlist status by visiting the website.

Candidates shortlisted for NMAT Selection Process will be able to download their call letters. They must carry admit card and call letter the NMAT 2018 selection process. Otherwise, they may miss their chance. The shortlisted candidates will have to go through the following processes.

NMAT 2018 Case Discussion

The second stage of NMAT 2018 Selection Process is Case Discussion. All the shortlisted candidates will be divided into a group of 5-10 person. Each group will be asked to discuss a case for 15-20 mins. Some candidates will speak in the favor and some will speak on the topic.During this stage, a candidate may be observed and given points for different things like valid reasoning, quick response to the opponent and the right explanation in favor or against the topic among other things. Based on the performance in Case Discussion, candidates will be selected for Personal Interview.

NMAT 2018 Personal Interview 

This is the last stage of NMAT 2018 Selection Process. The personal Interview is conducted to judge candidate’s knowledge of diverse topics, confidence, ability to counter pressure among other things. The candidate will have to put up their best attitude and answer all the questions with confidence in front of the interviewer. Candidates will have to present all the original document of formal education and work experience (if any). The interviewer will ask back to back questions to check the candidate's pressure handling. The interviewer will start judging you the moment you enter your room

  • Final merit list- The final merit list will be based on the NMAT 2018 score, scores of Case Discussion and Personal Interview, and work experience. Based on this merit list, candidates will get admission to colleges.

Institutes accepting NMAT Scores

NMAT 2018 by GMAC score are accepted by various institutions like Narsee Monjee institute of management study (NMIMS), VIT etc. These colleges select the candidates according to the stages mentioned above. Candidates are given admission according to the number of vacant seats, availability of the desired course and performance in the selection process. The universities which take NMAT 2018 scores for admission are mentioned below.

  • Narsee Monjee institute of management studies
  •  ICFAI Business school (IBS)
  • Alliance University
  • University of petroleum and energy studies (UPES)        
  • VIT University
  • Thapar school of management
  • BML Munjal university
  • Amity university
  • Woxsen school of business management
  • SRM University
  • Hyderabad business school, GITAM University
  • Chitkara University
  • Institute of management, JK University
  • Ansal University
  • Mody university
  • Shoolini university
  • Shiv Nadar university
  • Gitam school of international business.

Check NMAT Participating Institutes


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