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Friday, September 11, 2020

Latest Update: NMAT 2020 exam will be held from November 4, 2020 to January 30, 2021 with the option to appear in the exam at test centre or take the online proctored exam from home

 

NMAT 2020 has 66 exam centres in 52 cities in India and 4 abroad. NMAT 2020 is an important national level MBA entrance test leading to MBA admission 2021 in top MBA colleges including NMIMS Mumbai, SPJIMR, ISB, VIT, XIMB among others

 

GMAC, the exam conducting body for NMAT by GMAC has released the NMAT exam 2020 notification with complete schedule for NMAT 2020 Exam on September 11, 2020. NMAT 2020 exam scores will be accepted for MBA admission 2021-23 batch in NMIMS Mumbai; SPJIMR Mumbai (PGMPW); ISB (Certificate programme);VIT Vellore; XIM Bhubaneswar and many other MBA colleges in India.  NMAT 2020 Registration and application process starts from September 14, 2020.

 

NMAT exam date starts through 88 days test window commencing from November 4, 2020 to January 30, 2021.

 

NMAT 2020: Key Changes in Exam

  1. Two Testing Modes: GMAC has introduced Online Proctored Exam from Home along with Centre Based online Exam. Candidates have the option to take the test either at test centre with social distancing protocols or to take the online proctored exam from the comfort of their home.
  2. Longer Testing Window: NMAT 2020 testing window has been extended to 88 days from 75 days last year
  3. Shorter Registration Window: NMAT registration window has been reduced to 60+ days this year from 90+ days last year
  4. Fewer Questions with same Test duration: There will be 108 questions in NMAT exam this year instead of 120 questions earlier, while exam duration remains 120 minutes
  5. Equal Sectional Weightage: All the 3 sections in NMAT 2020 will have equal weightage. There will not be any negative marking
  6. Check Score Immediately after the Exam: Facility introduced for instant score preview and making available official score card within 48 hours for Candidates and Schools  

GMAC modifies NMAT 2020 to Navigate COVID times

 

NMAT Exam 2020 Preparation: Salient Features
Some of the unique features of NMAT 2020 exam preparation and test taking are:

  • Official prep materials (Official guide book and online practice exams) from the house of GMAC
  • Free All India Mock Tests by GMAC for the aspiring NMAT 2020 candidates
  • 2 retake attempts
  • Opportunity to revise the answers
  • No negative marking

NMAT Exam Highlights
One of the most important but a moderate MBA entrance exam – NMAT 2020 has following key highlights:

NMAT Exam Conducting Body
Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)
Top MBA colleges under NMAT 2020
NMIMS, SPJIMR, ISB, XIMB, VIT, ICFAI, Shiv Nadar, SDA Bocconi, L M Thapar
NMAT 2020 Testing window
88 days from November 2020 to January 2021
Mode of NMAT 2020 exam
Online Computer based exam
Number of Times you can Take the NMAT exam
3
NMAT Exam Application Fee
Rs.2000/-
NMAT by GMAC Full Form
NMIMS Management Aptitude Test by Graduate Management Admission Council
Total Questions in NMAT Exam 2020
108
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
90+
Importance of Taking NMAT 2020 exam
Offers opportunity to improve rank & score with 2 retakes
Exam application process
Online

NMAT 2020 Important Dates
NMAT 2020 important dates for the NMAT exam are as follows:

Exam Activity
Starts
Last Date
Registration & Application Process
September 14, 2020
November 20, 2020
Facility to choose NMAT Exam Date
September 14, 2020
December 2, 2020
NMAT Late Registration dates
November 21, 2020
November 30, 2020
Exam Re-scheduling Dates
September 14, 2020
January 17, 2021
NMAT 2020 Exam Dates
November 4, 2020
January 30, 2021
Re-take Scheduling dates
November 5, 2020
January17, 2021
NMAT Result Date
 3rd Week February 2021
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Last date for score card download
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March 31, 2021

The NMAT 2020 Scorecards can be downloaded within 48 hours of giving the exam and you will be informed once Scorecard is available. The scorecards can be downloaded till March 31, 2021. 

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NMAT 2020: How to Apply for the Exam
NMAT 2020 application process can be completed in two simple steps on the official exam website.

 

NMAT offers normal and late application windows. While the normal application process for the exam will close on November 20, the application process with late fee will close on November 30, 2020. GMAC the NMAT exam conducting authority usually does not extend the last date to apply for the exam.

 

The NMAT application & exam fee (Without late fee) is Rs.2000/-. After the last date to apply, you have to pay Rs.2500/-.

 

NMAT 2020 application form offers the facility to choose your own exam date during the 88 days testing window. While completing your NMAT Application form 2020, you can choose your date of the exam.. Read More on NMAT 2020 application Process

  

NMAT 2020 Exam Pattern
NMAT is a moderate difficulty level exam. This year GMAC has introduced some key changes in the NMAT 2020 exam pattern. During the last five years NMAT exam pattern had remained unchanged. NMAT 2020 offers the facility to retake the exam in case your exam score in first attempt is not satisfactory. 

 

You can view your NMAT 2020 exam results in 48 hours of taking your exam 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 30+ MBA Colleges apart from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.  

 

NMAT 2020 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 2020 Exam: Composition

Section Name
Number of questions
Allotted time in minutes
Language Skills
36
28
Quantitative Skills
36
 52
Logical Reasoning
36
 40
Total
108
120

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NMAT Exam Pattern 2020 Vs Last year Pattern
Substantial changes in NMAT 2020 Exam are introduced by GMAC over last year NMAT exam. Key changes as compared to last year are:

NMAT Exam Components
NMAT 2020
NMAT 2019
Changes in Registration Window
Sep 14 to Nov 20, 2020
July 2 to Oct 3, 2019
Test Taking Window
Nov 4 to Jan 30, 2020
Oct 4 to Dec 17, 2019
Total Question in NMAT
108
120
Change in total Questions/allotted time in Language Skills Section
  36 Qs in 28 Mins
  32 Qs in 22Mins
Change in total questions/allotted time in Quantitative Skills Section
  36 Qs in 52Mins
  48 Qs in 60Mins
Change in total questions/allotted time in Logical Reasoning section
  36 Qs in 40Mins
40 Qs in 38 Mins

How to Prepare for NMAT 2020
NMAT Exam preparation 2020 can be well planned in 2-3 months. With the available preparation time, you can prepare on your own with the help of books and other study material, can opt for coaching or can carryon with a mix of both.

 

Prepare with Best NMAT Books

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 2020 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
There are 30+ MBA colleges and universities including many top MBA colleges who will accept NMAT 2020 exam score. Some of the top MBA colleges accepting the NMAT by GMAC score for MBA admission 2021 are:

  • NMIMS University, Mumbai 
  • SPJIMR, Mumbai (PGMPW)
  • ISB Hyderabad, Mohali (Advanced Management Programme in Business Analytics (AMPBA)) 
  • VIT University Vellore, Chennai
  • Xavier University, Bhubaneswar
  • TAPMI  (Mu Sigma- TAPMI L.E.A.D Program) 
  • ICFAI
  • SDA Bocconi
  • Thapar Business School
  • Ahmedabad University. Read More

NMAT Exam Full Form
NMAT full form is NMAT by GMAC. Earlier the NMAT full form was NMIMS Management Aptitude Test and was the abbreviated form for NarseeMonjee 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 and as such now the NMAT exam full form is NMAT by Graduate Management Admission Council. 

 

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 30 institutes in India and is conducted by GMAC.

 

5 NMAT Exam Windows: Division of Dates
There are 5 NMAT windows in 2020 beginning from November 4, 2020 to January 30, 2021. They cover all the NMAT 2020 important dates. This system is determined on the basis of declaration of NMAT result for each window.

 

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. 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 2020 for the exam 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 releases not only the past NMAT Test questions but also the NMAT 2020 Mock Test on the actual NMAT 2020 test pattern. The Free NMAT Test series 2020 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 (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.  

 

There is a 2 month time to apply for NMAT 2020 from September to November 2020. NMAT test takers are between 85000 to 90000. Narsee Monjee Mumbai, ranked amongst the top B-schools in India accepts only NMAT by GMAC exam score.

 

The NMAT exam is a moderate difficulty level test, divided into three sections without any negative marking for wrong answers. 

 

NMAT 2020: Key Benefits of Taking the Exam
Let’s look at some salient features of this test.

  • Gateway to Top MBA Colleges: NMAT 2020 scores are accepted for MBA admission at NMIMS University, XIM Bhubaneswar (for some courses), VIT Vellore and 30 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 108 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.
  • 2 Retakes to improve score: NMAT 2020 offers three chances to improve your score after appearing in the exam for the first time. This gives students opportunity to do their best.  
  • 88 days Test window: NMAT exam dates have 88 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 in this Covid-19 pandemic. So bookmark this page for your NMAT preparation. 

Register for NMAT by GMAC exam updates

Exam dates and schedule

  • Notification date: 11-09-2020 03:00 PM (Confirm)
    Registration – Online: 14-09-2020 10:00 AM to 20-11-2020 11:45 PM (Confirm)
    Late Registration – Online: 21-11-2020 10:00 AM to 30-11-2020 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 10:00 to Saturday, January 30, 2021 - 10:00 (Confirm)
    Result: 31-03-2021 10:00 AM (Tentative)

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NMAT by GMAC 2020

NMAT by GMAC: Top MBA Colleges, Registration, Pattern, Changes

 

NMAT by GMAC is an important National level MBA entrance exam conducted by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). NMAT by GMAC exam is the mandatory entrance test for MBA admission to NMIMS Mumbai and its other campuses as well as 30 other MBA colleges across India. 

 

NMAT Exam Full Form
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 thereafter, the NMAT has been renamed as NMAT by GMAC.

 

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NMAT Eligibility 2020

GMAC, the NMAT exam conducting body has announced the NMAT by GMAC 2020 Eligibility Criteria. Although NMAT 2020 Eligibility criteria define the NMAT eligibility to appear in the exam, it does not include the admission eligibility criteria of the MBA college. GMAC has advised the candidates to look for the eligibility criteria for the selected MBA/PGDM programme at the preferred institute while ensuring their NMAT eligibility. 

 

NMAT 2020 is a national level computer based MBA entrance test leading to MBA admission 2021 in top MBA colleges like NMIMS Mumbai, SPJIMR Mumbai (PGMPW), ISB (Certificate programme), VIT Vellore, XIM Bhubaneswar and many other MBA colleges in India.

 

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NMAT Registration 2020

NMAT Registration 2020: Fees, Process, Key Dates, How to Apply Online - check here

 

Latest Update: NMAT 2020 registration start date is September 14, 2020. The last date to submit NMAT 2020 Application Form without late fee is November 20 while the last date of NMAT Exam 2020 Registration with late fee is November 30, 2020. Many changes in NMAT 2020 exam have been introduced

 

NMAT 2020 Registration process has started online on September 14, 2020 at the official NMAT exam website NMAT.Org. This year NMAT exam structure has been substantially changed by GMAC.

 

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NMAT Application Form 2020

NMAT Application Form 2020: Fees, Process, Key Dates, How to Apply Online - check here

 

Latest Update: NMAT 2020 Application start date is September 14, 2020. The last date to apply for NMAT without late fee is November 20, 2020. Many changes in NMAT 2020 exam have been introduced

 

NMAT 2020 Application process starts on September 14, 2020 at the official NMAT exam website NMAT.Org. This year NMAT exam structure has been changed by GMAC. Read More

 

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NMAT Syllabus 2020

NMAT Syllabus 2020: Download Section Wise NMAT Syllabus

NMAT 2020 is a national level computer based MBA entrance test leading to MBA admission 2021 in top MBA colleges like NMIMS Mumbai, SPJIMR Mumbai (PGMPW), ISB (Certificate programme), VIT Vellore, XIM Bhubaneswar and many other MBA colleges in India.  Conducted by GMAC, the NMAT 2020 dates for NMAT registration are from September to November and NMAT exam is scheduled from November 4, 2020 to January 30, 2021.

 

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NMAT Exam Pattern 2020

NMAT Exam Pattern: Overall & Sectional Composition, Scoring pattern, Weightage, NMAT Vs other exams 

Latest Update: NMAT exam 2020 dates are from November 4, 2020 to January 30, 2021. NMAT 2020 will be conducted in a changed pattern in two different testing modes – Computer based test at exam centres and online proctored test from home. There are 57 exam centres in India and abroad.

 

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NMAT Admit Card 2020

NMAT Admit Card: Download Dates, Process, Test Day Guidelines

NMAT Admit card 2020 will be released by GMAC, 24 hours after your successful registration and completion of payment of NMAT exam fee. NMAT exam dates are from November 4, 2020 to January 30, 2021. It is a computer based test leading to MBA admission 2021 in more than 30 MBA colleges including NMIMS, SDA Bocconi, SPJIMR, XIMB, ISB, VIT among others. 

 

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NMAT Preparation 2020

NMAT Preparation strategy for NMAT 2020 exam needs to be finalized well in advance as the NMAT exam is scheduled between November 4, 2020 and January 30, 2021 in two different testing modes. The preparation should be done as per the NMAT exam pattern and Syllabus. 

 

Since NMAT is now conducted by GMAC and not by NMIMS Mumbai, the NMAT Exam preparation must be well defined. An important point which differentiates NMAT preparation is the focus on maximizing your attempts in the exam as it does not have any negative marking. Additionally the facility of three attempts in NMAT and freedom to choose the order of sections on NMAT exam day also help to improve your NMAT exam score.

 

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NMAT Previous Year Question Paper

NMAT question paper and the NMAT Previous Year Papers are the best guide to prepare for the NMAT question papers 2020. GMAC, the NMAT exam conducting authority has released official NMAT Previous Test Papers at a nominal price. 

 

NMAT Papers: Availability Source
The NMAT 2020 previous year question paper will be released in the month of September 2020 by Graduate Management Admission Council in its official guide 2020 for NMAT 2020, months before the commencement of NMAT exam. The NMAT by GMAC 2020 exam will be held from November 4, 2020 to January 30, 2021. 

 

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NMAT Mock Test

NMAT Exam 2020, accepted by NMIMS University Mumbai and 50+ good MBA Colleges, will be held in 88 days long testing window from November 4, 2020 to January 30, 2021 as computer based test as exam centres and internet based proctored online test from home. NMAT exam structure for NMAT 2020 has been substantially changed by GMAC, the NMAT test conducting body. NMAT 2020 will consist of  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. There is no negative marking in the exam.

 

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Cities where NMAT Exam is held

The NMAT exam from October  to December as computer based test, will be  delivered at 58 test centres in 44 test cities throughout India and 4 cities abroad. The test cities are 

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NMAT Percentile Predictor

Immediately after your NMAT 2020 exam dates with scheduling, rescheduling, retakes are over,  you will be anxious to know your NMAT 2020 percentile and the process how to arrive at the accurate NMAT percentile calculation. Since NMAT offers 3 Attempts to take NMAT by GMAC, you may go on improving your percentile with each retake to find admission opportunity in NMIMS Mumbai or other top MBA colleges accepting NMAT 2020 exam score for MBA admission 2021.

 

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NMAT Exam Analysis

NMAT exam 2020 analysis will be released for different exam slots immediately after the NMAT 2020 exam is over for the particular slot. NMAT Exam Analysis is published by MBAUniverse.com periodically during the 88 days NMAT 2020 testing window.

 

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NMAT Result

The final NMAT 2020 result will be declared in the 3rd week of February 2021 by GMAC. The last NMAT 2020 exam date is January 30, 2021 and it will take 2-3 weeks to finalise the result.

 

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NMAT Cut off

NMAT exam cut offs are applicable in 30 MBA colleges accepting NMAT 2019 score for MBA admission 2020. The NMAT by GMAC is conducted by GMAC from October 4 to December 17, 2019 across the country.  SPJIMR (Specialized programs); Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University; O.P. Jindal University, Bennett University are the new additions to the list of MBA colleges accepting NMAT score for admission to 2020-22 batch. The NMAT 2019 cut offs in top MBA colleges in India like NMIMS, XIMB, VIT among others are fairly high in the range of 92-96.  

 

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NMAT Vs IBSAT

Updated on July 01, 2019

 

How is IBSAT different from NMAT by GMAC? Whether you should choose NMAT or IBSAT? The queries on searches related to NMAT Vs IBSAT are very well answered by experts with the help of the key differentiating features narrated as well as placed in a tabular form.

 

Responding to the query which one is better IBSAT or NMAT by GMAC, experts are of the opinion that due to its low difficulty level as compared to NMAT, IBSAT is an easier exam but the scores of IBSAT are accepted by a different set of MBA colleges affiliated to ICFAI University. 

 

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