NMAT 2019

NMAT 2019: Exam Date, Registration, Application Form, Syllabus
Updated on June 12, 2019


NMAT 2019 is an important national level MBA entrance test leading to MBA admission 2020 in top MBA colleges like NMIMS Mumbai, SPJIMR Mumbai (PGMPW), ISB (Certificate programme), VIT Vellore, XIM Bhubaneswar and many other MBA colleges in India.  NMAT 2019 important dates for NMAT registration process and NMAT exam dates are scheduled from July to December 2019. NMAT exam date starts through 75 days test window commencing from October 4 to December 17, 2019. NMAT exam Registration & Application process begins from July 2, to October 3, 2019.


NMAT Exam Highlights
One of the most important but a moderate MBA entrance exam – NMAT 2019 has following key highlights:

NMAT Exam Conducting Body
Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)
Top MBA colleges under NMAT 2019
NMIMS, SPJIMR, ISB, XIMB, VIT, ICFAI, Shiv Nadar, SDA Bocconi, L M Thapar
NMAT 2019 Testing window
75 days from October to December
Mode of NMAT 2019 exam
Online Computer based exam
Number of Times you can Take the exam
NMAT Exam Application Fee
NMAT by GMAC Full Form
NMIMS Management Aptitude Test by Graduate Management Admission Council
Total Questions in NMAT Exam 2019
Sectional Division of the Exam
3 Sections
Sectional Time Limit
Yes, applied and is different for each section
Choice of determining order of sections
Yes, available only once
Exam Difficulty Level
Moderate as compared to CAT, XAT, SNAP
Required NMAT exam Percentile for MBA admission in Top Colleges
Importance of Taking NMAT 2019 exam
Offers opportunity to improve rank & score with 3 retakes
Exam application process

NMAT 2019 Important Dates
NMAT 2019 important dates for the NMAT exam are as follows:

Exam Activity
Last Date
Registration & Application Process
July 02, 2019
October 03, 2019
Facility to choose NMAT Exam Date
July 02, 2019
October 16, 2019
NMAT Late Registration dates
October 04, 2019
October 14, 2019
Exam Rescheduling Dates
July 02, 2019
December 14, 2019
NMAT 2019 Exam Dates
October 04, 2019
December 17, 2019
Retake Scheduling dates
October 05, 2019
December 14, 2019
NMAT Result Date
3rd week, January, 2020
Last date for score card download
March 31, 2020

NMAT Registration: How to Apply for the Exam
NMAT 2019 Registration and application process can be completed in two simple steps on the official exam website from July 2 2019.


NMAT will offer normal and late registration windows. While the normal registration and application process for the exam will close on October 3, the late registration process with late fee will close on October 14, 2019. GMAC the NMAT exam conducting authority usually does not extend the last date to apply for the exam.


The NMAT registration and application fee (Without late fee) is Rs.2000/-. After the last date to apply you have to pay the late fee which would be Rs.2500/-.


NMAT 2019 application form offers the facility to choose your own exam date during the 75 days testing window. While completing your NMAT Application form 2019, you can choose your date of the exam.. Read More on NMAT 2019 Registration Process


NMAT 2019 Exam Pattern
NMAT is a moderate difficulty level exam. There are on changes in the NMAT exam pattern during last four years. The test takers can expect a good score. NMAT 2019 offers the facility to retake the exam in case your exam score in first attempt is not satisfactory. 


You can view your NMAT 2019 exam results and then decide to apply to business school or retake the test depending on your comfort with the scores you’ve obtained in your first attempt. It offers admission opportunity in 20+ B-schools apart from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.  


NMAT 2019 exam pattern is similar to other leading national level MBA entrance exams like CAT and XAT. It will be computer based test with MCQ question types. 


There are 3 sections in NMAT exam. The sections are Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning. All the three sections in NMAT exam are individually timed. Besides there is no negative marking in the exam.         

NMAT 2019 Exam: Composition

Section Name
Number of questions
Allotted time in minutes
Language Skills
Quantitative Skills
Logical Reasoning

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How to Prepare for NMAT 2019
NMAT Exam preparation 2019 can be well planned in 3-4 months. With the available preparation time, you need to find out whether to go for NMAT coaching or start the Exam  Preparation at home.  


You can prepare well for NMAT exam at home with the help of NMAT Preparation Books,  official guide, and other appropriate preparation Material like Mocks and previous test papers. Graduate Management Admission Council has released a comprehensive ‘NMAT by GMAC 2019 Preparation Guide’ containing syllabus, fundamentals to prepare, access to NMAT Mocks, CD to prepare, previous NMAT questions, probable NMAT questions among others.


Best NMAT Preparation books include How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT’- by Arun Sharma & Meenakshi Upadhyay; ‘Word Power Made Easy’ – by Norman Lewis; How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT’ - by Arun Sharma (Published by McGraw Hill); ‘Logical Reasoning and data Interpretation for the CAT’ - by Nishit K Sinha (Published by Pearson); ‘How to prepare for Quantitative for the CAT’ - by Arun Sharma, published by MGH Education among others.. Read More How to Prepare for NMAT


MBA Colleges Accepting NMAT
More than 29 MBA colleges and universities including many top MBA colleges will accept NMAT 2019 exam score. Some of the top MBA colleges accepting the score are:

  • NMIMS, Mumbai
  • SPJIMR, Mumbai (PGMPW)
  • ISB Hyderabad, Mohali (Certificate programme)
  • VIT Vellore
  • XIM Bhubaneswar
  • SDA Bocconi
  • Thapar Business School
  • Ahmedabad University. Read More

NMAT Exam Full Form
NMAT full form is NMIMS Management Aptitude Test. NMAT is the abbreviated form for Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) Management Aptitude Test. The exam was acquired by Graduate Management Admission Council in 2015 and therefore, the NMAT has been renamed as NMAT by GMAC.


Prior to 2015, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai used to conduct the NMAT exclusively for admission to its MBA programmes and therefore the full form of NMAT stood as NMIMS Management Aptitude Test. Now the NMAT score is accepted by more than 29 institutes in India and is conducted by GMAC.


NMAT Windows: NMAT 2019 Important Dates
There are 5 NMAT windows in 2019 beginning from October 4 to December 17, 2019. They cover all the NMAT 2019 important dates. This  system is determined on the basis of declaration of NMAT result for each window. The five windows are:


NMAT Window 1: October 4 to October 18, 2019
It is recommended to appear in latter part of this window as you are well aware by this time how has been the NMAT paper pattern


NMAT Window 2: October 19 to November 2, 2019
Your NMAT window 1 result is out now, you can decide whether to re-take the exam now. Better to take NMAT towards the end of the window


NMAT Window 3: November 3 to November 17, 2019
Most candidates targeting top IIMs and appearing in CAT 2019 may not prefer this window. If you appear/retake NMAT now, you may expect a very good percentile as fewer candidates are there and most of them are not top students


NMAT Window 4: November 18 to December 2, 2019
Two prominent exams CAT 2019 and IIFT 2019 lie in the 4th NMAT window. Very few candidates are expected to appear in this window 4 and would prefer window 5.


NMAT Window 5: December 3 to December 17, 2019

It will be better to appear in NMAT Window 5 towards the end of it as by this time the clarity on NMAT last leg paper pattern can be understood and after appearing in other exams, you are well prepared to take NMAT by then 


NMAT Rescheduling
NMAT test takers have the facility to reschedule the exam in case of any exigency. In case you do not wish or cannot appear in NMAT on the original self-scheduled date, you may reschedule your NMAT exam date during the complete testing period of October 4 to December 17, 2019. The NMAT rescheduling process is available upto 72 hours prior to your original NMAT exam date. After this, the NMAT rescheduling for the original date may not be allowed. 


The NMAT rescheduling fee is Rs.1100 + taxes for each instance. The NMAT fee for reschedule can be paid by means of credit card only.


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NMAT Test Series
NMAT Test series 2019 for the exam to be held from October 4 to December 17, 2019 can help you to get through the NMAT Test smoothly. The NMAT Test series are offered by various coaching institutes like TIME, CL, IMS among others. However, the best test series can be provided by the makers of NMAT by GMAC exam – the Graduate Management Admission Council. GMAC has released not only the past NMAT Test questions but also the NMAT 2019 Mock Test on the actual NMAT 2019 test pattern. The Free NMAT Test series 2019 is available alongwith the Test guide released by GMAC.  


NMAT Full Form: Don’t confuse with Medical Entrance
NMAT full form NMIMS Management Aptitude Test should not be confused with the National Medical Admission Test another (NMAT) as both are very different. Accordingly the NMAT is now NMAT by GMAC, a management aptitude test while other is medical course entrance test.  


NMAT Registration has started on July 2, 2019 and will continue for three months. Last year, 88,000 candidates took NMAT exam. Narsee Monjee Mumbai, ranked amongst the top B-schools in India will accept only NMAT by GMAC 2019 exam score.


The NMAT 2019 exam dates are released in the GMAC notification consisting of all the NMAT Important dates 2019.


As per the NMAT 2019 guide released by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the NMAT exam is to remain a moderate difficulty level test, divided into three sections without any negative marking for wrong answers.


NMAT 2019: Salient features
Let’s look at some salient features of this test.

  • Gateway to Top MBA Colleges: NMAT 2019 scores are accepted for MBA admission at NMIMS University, XIM Bhubaneswar (for some courses), VIT Vellore and 18 other well-known universities and MBA colleges.
  • Similar to CAT and SNAP: NMAT is an online computer-based test on the pattern of CAT, XAT, SNAP with only difference in number of questions and difficulty level.
  • Moderate difficulty level: NMAT is a moderate difficulty level exam with 120 questions divided in three core sections of Verbal Ability, Quant and Reasoning. The duration of the exam is 2 hours.
  • No Negative Marking: There will be no negative marking in NMAT. It allows you to maximise your score.
  • 3 Retakes to improve score: NMAT 2019 offers three chances of retake to improve your score. This gives students opportunity to do their best.  
  • 75 days Test window: NMAT 2019 exam dates have 75 days testing window and allow you to self schedule the preferred exam date to appear in the exam. So you can easily take the exam, without worrying for date-clash with other exams.

MBAUniverse.com will continue to update this page to highlight latest dates and other exam announcements. So bookmark this page for your NMAT preparation. 

Register for NMAT by GMAC exam updates

Exam dates and schedule

  • Registration – Online: 02-07-2019 10:00 AM to 03-10-2019 11:45 PM (Confirm)
    Late Registration – Offline: 04-10-2019 10:00 AM to 14-10-2019 05:00 PM
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: Friday, October 4, 2019 - 10:00 to Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 10:00 (Confirm)
    Result: 31-03-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)

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