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NMAT Exam: Additional Exam from Jan 11 to 15, 2023; Offers Last Chance for MBA admission 2023 in NMIMS, XIMB, TAPMI, K J Somaiya; Last Date - Jan 10

 

Additional NMAT Exam registration closes today on January 10, 2023 and the exam will be conducted from January 11-15, 2023. NMAT score will be accepted by 50+ MBA colleges for admission 2023 including NMIMS, XIMB, TAPMI, K J Somaiya, VIT Vellore, SDA Bocconi, IFMR-GSB among others.  The additional exam slots are limited and are available on first come, first served basis only.  The exam will be conducted at test Centres as well as Internet based test from home. Check important guidelines on registration, exam delivery among other details.

NMAT 2022-23 Additional Window
Start Date
Last Date
Registration & Test Scheduling
January 5, 2023
January 10, 2023
Additional NMAT Exam Dates for Test Delivery
January 11, 2023
January 15, 2023
NMAT Testing Mode
1. Computer based test at Exam Centres
2. Online Proctored Test from Home
Exam slots Available first come first serve basis

Top MBA Colleges Accepting NMAT for Admission 2023
Out of the 50+ MBA colleges accepting NMAT exam score for admission 2023, almost all of them are open for admission till the exam is over. Some of the top B-schools accepting NMAT for admission 2023 are:

  • NMIMS Mumbai
  • XIM Bhubaneswar
  • TAPMI Manipal
  • K J Somaiya, Mumbai
  • VIT Vellore
  • SDA Bocconi Asia Centre, Mumbai
  • IFMR-GSB Krea University, Sri City
  • ITM Mumbai Read More

NMAT Additional Registration Opens: Apply Now

Conducted by GMAC, NMAT is one of the most popular and mandatory entrance exams for admission to MBA programs in 50+ prominent B-schools. So far, NMAT has remained a moderate difficulty exam. Besides, GMAC has released official NMAT exam Guide to help you prepare well for your exam. The score of retake in additional NMAT exam window will not be accepted by NMIMS.


NMAT 2023

  

NMAT Registration: No Late Fee to Apply for NMAT Additional Exam
There is No late fee for NMAT registration 2023 during the extended period. NMAT exam and centre allotment is dependent upon your early registration. NMAT registrations could be completed at official NMAT website - MBA.com with a registration fees of Rs. 2800. Check How to Register and apply for NMAT 2022

 

GMAC, the body that conducts NMAT exam, has made many changes in NMAT this year. Check Key Highlights and Table of Contents below for complete understanding of Additional NMAT Exams

 

Who can Take NMAT Exam in Jan 2023? Check Eligibility to Apply

  • Only the candidates who have not used all three attempts for the NMAT by GMAC exam during October 10 to December 19, 2022 can register and apply in the additional NMAT exam window
  • Accordingly, the candidates who have taken the main attempt but have not availed any of the two re-takes, can also avail this opportunity.
  • Those who have not applied or appeared in NMAT earlier from October to December, 2022, can register and apply in NMAT additional exam window
  • If a candidate has availed all the three attempts earlier, he is not eligible to apply in the additional NMAT window
  • Registration fee is INR 2800 plus taxes for main attempt or retake attempt
  • Candidates who already have an account but could not register earlier, can use their existing account and complete the registration. There is no need to create a new account.

Additional NMAT Exam Delivery: Key Features & Guidelines

  • Since NMAT Exam Retake can be scheduled only after 15 days of the first take exam, only one exam attempt is allowed within this exam delivery window
  • Candidates can schedule their NMAT exam date within the test window of Jan 11 to 15, 2023
  • Additional NMAT Exams will be conducted as centre based as well as Online Proctored Test
  • Candidates can choose their preferred exam mode for both the exams at the test center and online proctored exam at home option
  • Exam slots are limited and are available on first-come-first-serve basis only
  • The exam will be available at limited test centers
  • Exam slots in Online Proctored Exam at Home will be available on certain dates within the testing period
  • Equal weightage to all sections and no negative marking
  • 108 questions in an exam duration of 120 minutes
  • Re-take opportunities to improve score, if you have already taken the exam
  • Instant score preview and official score card within 48 hours for Candidates and Schools
  • Testing options at test center with social distancing norms & online proctored at home
  • The NMAT by GMAC is a computer-based exam and has three sections - Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning.

NMAT January 2023: Complete Schedule

NMAT Jan 2023 Exam Activity
Start Date
Last Date
Registration – Main
Thursday, 5 January 2023
Tuesday, 10 January, 2023
Scheduling
Thursday, 5 January 2023
Tuesday, 10 January, 2023
Re-scheduling
Thursday, 5 January 2023
Tuesday, 10 January, 2023
Exam Delivery
Wednesday, 11 January, 2023
Sunday, 15 January, 2023
Registration – Retake*
Thursday, 5 January 2023
Tuesday, 10 January, 2023
Re-take Scheduling*
Thursday, 5 January 2023
Tuesday, 10 January, 2023

*Only applicable for candidates who have appeared for main attempt from 10th October to 19th December 2022.

 

Please note that exam slots are on first-come–first-served basis only. The exam will be available at test centers and exam slots in Online Proctored Exam at Home will be available on certain dates with limited capacity within the testing period. 

 

NMAT January 2023 Registration Fees
Below is given the NMAT Registration and exam fees for 1st take or retake for January NMAT 2023 exam

  • Test Registration: INR 2800 + applicable taxes
  • Retake: INR 2800 + applicable taxes
  • Additional Score: Reports (beyond first five): INR 300 per Score Report + applicable taxes
  • Reschedule: INR 1200 + applicable taxes

NMAT Registration & Application Fee Payment Option
You can pay NMAT January 2023 registration and application fees online through any of the following instruments:

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Debit card
  • Internet banking
  • Diners Club

Once your payment is realized, your schedule exam option will be activated in your dashboard, so that you can go ahead and schedule your exam. You can book any slot after 24 hours from the time of booking. However, if you have scheduled your first attempt at the test centre, you can’t reschedule that exam to an online proctored exam at home or vice-versa.

 

NMAT 2022 exam was earlier conducted from October 10, 2022 to December 19, 2022. With NMAT January 2023 dates released, you will get admission opportunity in some of the top B-schools like NMIMS Mumbai (With 1st Take exam), XIMB, K J Somaiya, SDA Bocconi, VIT Vellore among 50 other B-schools as their application process for admission 2023 is still open.

 

Check all the key details about NMAT by GMAC as was held from October to December 2022 and as being held in January 2023

Table of Contents

  1. What is NMAT?
  2. NMAT 2022 Highlights
  3. NMAT Important Dates 2022
  4. Self Scheduling for NMAT 2022
  5. NMAT Exam 2022: Detailed Information at a Glance
  6. NMAT 2022: Key Changes in Exam
  7. NMAT 2022 Exam Retake & Re-scheduling
  8. NMAT 2022 Exam Fees
  9. NMAT 2022 Exam Pattern
  10. NMAT Exam Pattern 2022 V/s CAT 2021
  11. NMAT Exam 2022 Preparation & Test Taking: Unique Features
  12. NMAT Syllabus
  13. MBA Colleges Accepting NMAT
  14. NMAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria
  15. NMAT 2022: How to Apply for the Exam?
  16. NMAT Exam Full Form
  17. NMAT Exam 5 Windows: Division of Dates
  18. NMAT 2022: Key Benefits of Taking the Exam
  19. NMAT 2022 Admit Card
  20. NMAT 2022 Test Centres
  21. NMAT 2022 Previous Year Exam Analysis
  22. NMAT 2022 Cut off
  23. NMAT 2022 Result
  24. NMAT 2022 Selection Process in NMAT B-Schools
  25. NMAT Exam Pattern 2022 Vs Past Pattern

1. What is NMAT?
NMAT 2022 is an important national level MBA entrance test leading to MBA admission 2023 in NMIMS Mumbai and other top MBA colleges. GMAC is the exam conducting body for NMAT by GMAC 2022. NMAT 2022 exam scores will be accepted by some of the top MBA colleges in India for MBA admission 2023-25 batch like NMIMS Mumbai; VIT Vellore; K J Somaiya Mumbai; XIM University Bhubaneswar; SDA Bocconi; 9 ICFAI Business Schools; IFMR Krea University and many other MBA colleges in India. 

 

While clarifying on What is NMAT..Below are shared the NMAT 2022 exam highlights, Exam pattern, key features and key changes in upcoming NMAT exam, top MBA colleges accepting NMAT with cut off and other key aspects of NMAT exam.  

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Great Lakes PGPM & PGDM Admission 2023 K J Somaiya MBA 2023-25 Admissions Open
TAPMI Manipal MBA Admission 2023 Amrita School of Business Coimbatore MBA 
BIMTECH PGDM Admissions Open 2023 IFMR GSB, Krea University MBA Admissions 2023
XIM University MBA Admission 2023 SDA Bocconi Asia Center IMB Admission 2023
SOIL Gurgaon PGPM & PGDM Admission 2023 JAGSoM Bangalore PGDM Admission 2023
We School | Welingkar PGDM Admissions 2023 IFMR GSB, Krea University MBA Admission 2023
VIT University MBA Admission 2023 Delhi School of Business PGDM Admission
BITS Pilani MBA in Business Analytics  BIM Tiruchirappalli MBA Admission 2023

 

2. NMAT 2022 Highlights
Some of the unique features of the NMAT by GMAC 2022 exam that will help candidates perform better, assess their performance and play to their strengths with added convenience and flexibility this year are:

  • Long testing window from October 10 to December 19, 2022 last week
  • One More Opportunity to appear in NMAT likely in January 2023
  • Exam pattern and testing mode for the NMAT 2022 exam may change
  • Equal weightage to all sections and no negative marking for incorrect answer
  • 108 questions instead of 120 questions while exam duration remains 120 minutes
  • Two retake opportunities to improve score available 
  • Instant score preview and official score card within 48 hours for Candidates and Schools
  • GMAC offers Free Official practice exams to candidates to practice and familiarizes with exam pattern. It’s called NMAT by GMAC™ Official Practice Exam 1 (Free). Two free attempts are available for candidates
  • There is also NMAT by GMAC Official Guide with CD to help candidates to understand the intricacies of NMAT 2022 exam and check their preparation level
  • Testing options at test center with social distancing norms & online proctored at home
  • 76+ conveniently located testing centers across 73 Indian Cities
  • NMAT by GMAC™ Online Proctored Exam at Home is available on certain dates within the testing period and slots will be booked on first come first serve basis.

3. NMAT Important Dates 2022
NMAT important dates 2022 including NMAT last date to apply 2022, for the NMAT exam are as follows:                                                                                                     

NMAT Exam Activity
NMAT 2022 Start Date
NMAT 2022 Last Date
NMAT 2022 Registration & Application Process (Without Late fee) with NMAT registration 2022 last date August 1, 2022 October 12, 2022
Facility to choose NMAT 2022 Exam Date – NMAT Scheduling
August 1, 2022
October 13, 2022
NMAT Exam Re-scheduling Dates
August 1, 2022
December 16, 2022
NMAT 2022 Exam Dates
October 10, 2022
December 19, 2022
NMAT 2022 Registration for
Re-take of Exam
October 11, 2022
December 16, 2022
NMAT Retake Exam Scheduling
October 11, 2022
December 16, 2022
NMAT 2022 Date of Result Declaration
Score card available 48 hours after taking the NMAT exam
NMAT result will have scores only. Percentile scores may not be available in the score card
NMAT 2022 Exam Last date for score card download
 --
March 31, 2023

4. Self Scheduling for NMAT 2022
The NMAT by GMAC™ is a computer-based exam and has three sections - Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning. NMAT allows candidates to choose the exam mode, date, time and location of the exam as per the candidates’ convenience.

 

NMAT is accepted by NMIMS University and 50+ leading B-schools and Universities. You can self schedule, reschedule and take NMAT 2022 exam on any date in one of the two ways – at a Test Centre or as Online Proctored Exam from Home. Top MBA colleges accepting NMAT 2022 include NMIMS Mumbai, VIT, XIMB among others. 

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MICA PGDM-C/PGDM Admissions Open 2023 IRMA PGDM (RM) Admissions Open 2023
IMT Nagpur PGDM Admissions 2023 Great Lakes PGPM & PGDM Admission 2023
LBSIM Delhi PGDM Admissions Open 2023 K J Somaiya MBA 2023-25 Admissions Open
TAPMI Manipal MBA Admission 2023 FORE School of Management Admissions 2023
BIMTECH PGDM Admissions Open 2023 IFMR GSB, Krea University MBA Admissions 2023
NIA Pune PGDM Admission Open 2023 SDMIMD Mysuru PGDM Admissions Open 2023
IBA Bangalore PGDM Admission 2023 Jaipuria Institute of Management PGDM Admission
JIMS Rohini PGDM Admission Open 2023 Sri Balaji University Pune MBA  Admissions
NDIM Delhi PGDM Admission 2023 JAGSoM Bangalore PGDM Admissions 2023

 5. NMAT Exam 2022: Detailed Information at a Glance
Detailed Information on one of the most important but a moderate difficulty MBA entrance exam – NMAT 2022 is as under:

NMAT 2022 Exam Conducting Body
Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)
NMAT official Website
mba.com/nmat
Top MBA colleges under NMAT 2022
NMIMS, SPJIMR, ISB, XIMB, VIT, TAPMI, ICFAI, Shiv Nadar, SDA Bocconi, L M Thapar
NMAT 2022 Exam Dates
75 days from October 10 to December 19, 2022
NMAT 2022 Testing Mode
1. Online Exam at Test Centre; Or
2. Online proctored exam from  home  
Number of Times you can Take the NMAT exam 2022
Three
How to Register for the Exam?
Visit NMAT official website and complete registration
NMAT 2022 Exam Application Fee
Rs.2800/-
Total Questions in NMAT Exam 2022
108
Sectional Division of the NMAT Exam
3 Sections
Does NMAT have Sectional Time Limit?
Yes, 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 2022 exam
Offers opportunity to improve rank & score with 2 retakes
Exam application process
Online

6. NMAT 2022: 8 Key Changes

  1. No Late Registration Date and No Late Fee: Unlike the previous years, No late registration fee will be charged as you are not allowed to apply after the last date of Registration, although retake options are open
  2. 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.
  3. Longer Testing Window: NMAT 2022 has a longer testing window of 75 days
  4. Long Registration Window: NMAT has a long registration and application window of more than three months starting from August and going upto November 2022
  5. Fewer Questions with same Test duration: NMAT 2022 consists of 108 questions instead of 120 questions earlier, while exam duration remains same with 120 minutes
  6. Equal Sectional Weightage: All the 3 sections in NMAT 2022 have equal weightage.
  7. Negative Marking in NMAT 2022: There will no negative marking in NMAT question paper
  8. Check Score Immediately after the Exam: Facility is available for instant score preview and official score card within 48 hours of the exam for Candidates and Schools.  The NMAT 2022 Scorecards can be downloaded within 48 hours of taking the NMAT exam. Besides, you will be informed once Scorecard is available for download. The scorecards can be downloaded till March 31, 2023. 

7. NMAT 2022 Exam Retake & Re-scheduling
NMAT test takers have the facility to retake the exam to improve the score as well as  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 testing period. The NMAT retake and 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. 

 

7.1 NMAT Re-take & Rescheduling: Important Points to Note
Maximum of three attempts are allowed to appear in NMAT 2022 exam

  • A mandatory gap of minimum 15 days between two attempts is required
  • You can book a retake only after taking the previous attempt
  • Retake attempts are booked on first cum first basis and subject to seat availability on the scheduled date and slot
  • Rescheduling of NMAT exam is also available upto 72 hours prior to your original NMAT exam date

7.2 Schedule of Applying for NMAT Retake Attempts
The total maximum attempts that you are able to take, based on when you appear for the first exam subject to seat availability, as seats are allocated on first come first serve basis. You are advised to schedule your first attempt at the earliest, so that you can utilize all three attempts in case you wish to improve your score.

 

8. NMAT 2022 Exam Fees
GMAC has revised upwards the NMAT 2022 Fees for different services as under

NMAT 2022 Test Service
NMAT Fees
Remarks
Test Registration (Early)
Rs.2800/-
+ Applicable Taxes
Test Registration (Late)
Not Announced
NA
NMAT Retake Registration
Rs.2800/-
+ Applicable Taxes
Additional Score Reports (Beyond 5)
Rs. 300/-per report
+ Applicable Taxes
Rescheduling NMAT exam
Rs.1200/-
+ Applicable Taxes

8.1 How to Pay NMAT Fee?
Payment for NMAT fee should be made online. The payment forms accepted to make NMAT test fee payment are:

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Debit card
  • Internet banking
  • Diners Club

9. NMAT 2022 Exam Pattern
NMAT is a moderate difficulty level exam. GMAC introduced some key changes in the NMAT  exam pattern due to Covid pandemic. NMAT 2022 offers the facility to retake the exam in case your exam score in first attempt is not satisfactory. 

 

You can view your NMAT 2022 exam results in 48 hours of taking your exam and then decide to apply to business school or retake the test depending upon 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 (NMIMS), Mumbai.  

 

NMAT 2022 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 pattern. 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.         

 

9.1 NMAT 2022 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

Read More on NMAT Exam Pattern

 

10. NMAT Exam Pattern 2022 V/s CAT 2021
NMAT by GMAC exam pattern 2022 and IIM- CAT 2021 have many similarities but both exams have different difficulty level and sectional weightages. However, if you are preparing for CAT 2022, you will find NMAT 2022 a much easier exam and can synchronise your sectional and overall exam preparation. The similarities and dissimilarities in NMAT and CAT exam pattern are shared below:

Component
NMAT Exam Pattern 2022
IIM- CAT 2021
Overall time limit to attempt the exam
2 Hours
2 Hours
Total questions
108
 66
Type of questions
All MCQs
48 MCQs; 18 Non-MCQs
Answer options for MCQs
5
4
Marks awarded for each correct answer
1
3
Negative marking
No negative marking
MCQs with 1/3 negative marking; No negative marking for Non-MCQs
Exam difficulty level
Moderate
Comparatively high
Number of sections
3
3
Section-1with number of questions
Language Skills-36 Qs
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension- 24 Qs
Section-2 with number of questions
Logical Reasoning-36 Qs
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning -20 Qs
Section-3 with number of questions
Quantitative Skills-36 Qs
Quantitative Ability-22 Qs
Facility to choose order of sections
Yes, but once chosen has to follow
No, has to follow pre specified sectional order
Individual Sectional time limit
Yes, varying time limit of 28 minutes to 52 minutes
Each section with 40 minutes time limit
Sectional Weightage in Overall Scoring
Same for All the 3 sections
Weightage is different in scoring:
Section-1 VARC: 37% Weightage
Section-2 DILR: 30% Weightage
Section-3 Quant: 33% Weightage
Top MBA colleges accepting exam score
NMIMS, K J Somaiya, VIT, XIM Bhubaneswar, SDA Bocconi
20 IIMs, FMS, MDI, SPJIMR, IMI, IITs, XIMB

 

11. NMAT Exam 2022 Preparation & Test Taking: Unique Features
Some of the unique features of NMAT 2022 exam preparation and test taking are:

  • Official prep materials (Official guide book and online practice exams) from the house of GMAC

Free Official practice exams, called NMAT by GMAC™ Official Practice Exam 1 (Free). Two free attempts are available for candidates to practice and familiarizes with exam pattern

  • 2 retake attempts
  • Opportunity to revise the answers
  • No negative marking for wrong answer
  • 76+ conveniently located testing centers across 73 Cities 

11.1 How to Prepare for NMAT 2022?
NMAT Exam preparation 2022 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 carry on with a mix of both.

 

11.2 NMAT 2022 Preparation Strategy and 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.

 

11.2.1 Best NMAT Preparation books
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.. 

 

11.3 NMAT by GMAC Official Guide
Graduate Management Admission Council has released a comprehensive ‘NMAT by GMAC 2022 Preparation Guide.’ This NMAT by GMAC official guide contains NMAT syllabus, fundamentals to prepare, NMAT study material, access to NMAT Mocks, CD to prepare for NMAT, previous NMAT question papers, probable NMAT questions among other important NMAT preparation material

 

11.4 NMAT Mock Tests at MBAUniverse.com
To help NMAT 2022 test takers to become familiar and prepare as per the changed NMAT pattern, question topics and type, difficulty level, MBAUniverse.com has prepared section wise and full length NMAT Mock Test for NMAT 2022 Exam. The Answer Keys for each NMAT Mock Test are also available. These NMAT Mock Tests are the best preparation tool that can help NMAT exam test takers to score well. Attempt NMAT Mock Tests of different difficulty level

 

11.5 NMAT Test Series from IMS, CL, TIME
NMAT Test series 2022 for the exam can help you to get through the NMAT Test smoothly. The NMAT Test series with NMAT mock tests and NMAT replica tests are offered by various coaching institutes like TIME, CL, IMS among others. However, the best test series can be provided by the GMAC – the Graduate Management Admission Council. GMAC releases not only the past NMAT Test questions but also the NMAT 2022 Mock Test on the actual NMAT 2022 test pattern. The Free NMAT Test series 2022 is available alongwith the NMAT Exam Guide released by GMAC.   Read More How to Prepare for NMAT

 

12. NMAT Syllabus
NMAT 2022 exam syllabus has been revised and updated due to the changes in NMAT 2022 exam structure. NMAT Syllabus 2022 with three major sections on English Language, Quant and Logical Reasoning is revamped with sectional changes and different type of questions appearing in each section of NMAT exam. To prepare well for NMAT this year, it is very important to follow the revised NMAT syllabus 2022.    

 

The NMAT by GMAC 2022 exam will give each candidate a randomly generated test from a pool of questions, delivered one-at-a-time. The number of questions, difficulty levels, and the time limit for each of the sections is predetermined. Candidates have a choice of selecting the order/sequence of the test sections beginning with any of the three sections – Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning. The sections are individually timed and the order once chosen cannot be changed. Check complete NMAT Syllabus

 

13. MBA Colleges Accepting NMAT
There are 50+ MBA colleges and universities including many top MBA colleges who will accept NMAT 2022 exam score. Some of the top MBA colleges accepting the NMAT by GMAC 2022 score for MBA admission 2023 are:

MBA college
Programmes Offered
NMIMS University
University MBA
K J Somaiya Institute of Management, Mumbai
MBA
XIM University Bhubaneswar School of HRM
MBA - HRM
XIM University Bhubaneswar School of Rural Management
MBA-RM
IFMR Graduate School of Business at KREA University, Sri City
MBA
IBS Hyderabad: ICFAI Business School
MBA
VIT University Vellore, Chennai
MBA
SOIL - School of Inspired Leadership, Gurgaon
PGPM, PGDM
SDA Bocconi Asia Center, Mumbai
International Master in Business
ICFAI IBS Dehradun, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Gurgaon Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune
MBA/PGPM
Jindal Global Business School – Sonepat, Delhi/NCR
MBA/PGDM
Shiv Nadar MBA: School of Management and Entrepreneurship Greater Noida
I-Global MBA

14. NMAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria
There are few basic parameters in NMAT by GMAC 2022 eligibility criteria 2022 which an applicant requires to fulfill to appear in NMAT exam.

  • The candidate must hold Bachelor’s Degree
  • Candidates in final year of Graduation are also eligible to apply for NMAT by GMAC 2022
  • There is no age bar to appear in NMAT 2022
  • Candidates need to check the B-school admission eligibility criteria apart from NMAT eligibility criteria Read More

15. NMAT 2022: How to Apply for the Exam?
NMAT 2022 application process can be completed in two simple steps on the official exam website. NMAT by GMAC exam dates have the longest testing window.

 

For NMAT 2022, GMAC offers normal application window and has not announced the late application window with late fees after the last date. GMAC, the NMAT 2022 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.2800/-. NMAT 2022 application form offers the facility to choose your own exam date during the long testing window. While completing your NMAT Application form 2022, you can choose your date of the exam..Read More on NMAT 2022 application Process

 

NMAT 2022 Registration Opens: Apply Now

 

The NMAT application & exam fee (Without late fee) is Rs.2300/-. After the NMAT by GMAC last date to apply, you have to pay Rs.2800/-. NMAT 2022 application form offers the facility to choose your own exam date during the long testing window. While completing your NMAT Application form 2022, you can choose your date of the exam..Read More on NMAT 2022 application Process

 

16. NMAT Exam Full Form
NMAT 2022 full form is NMAT by GMAC 2022. Earlier the NMAT full form was NMIMS Management Aptitude Test and was the abbreviated form for Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) Management Aptitude Test. As the NMAT exam was acquired by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) in 2015, 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 50+ institutes in India and is conducted by GMAC.

 

16.1 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 3 months time to apply for NMAT 2022. 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. 

 

17. NMAT Exam 5 Windows: Division of Dates
There are 5 NMAT windows in 2022 beginning from October 2022 and going upto December 2022. They cover all the NMAT 2022 important dates. This system is determined on the basis of declaration of NMAT result for each window.

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18. NMAT 2022: Key Benefits of Taking the Exam
Let’s look at some salient features of this test.

  • Gateway to Top MBA Colleges: NMAT 2022 scores are accepted for MBA admission at NMIMS University, XIM University Bhubaneswar (for some courses), VIT Vellore and 50+ 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 2022 offers three chances to improve your score after appearing in the exam for the first time. This gives students opportunity to do their best.  
  • 75+ days Test window: NMAT exam dates have more than 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.

19. NMAT 2022 Admit Card
NMAT Admit card 2022 will be released by GMAC, 24 hours after your successful registration and completion of payment of NMAT exam fee. For example, if you apply for NMAT by GMAC 2022 on August 3, you can get your NMAT 2022 Admit Card latest on August 5, 2022.

 

The NMAT exam admit card is a document that contains your NMAT registration details and photograph. In order to take the NMAT 2022 exam, you are required to carry and produce the hard copy of your NMAT Admit Card 2022 along with other required documents at the exam centre on the NMAT by GMAC exam day as scheduled by you and get it signed by the exam administrator at the designated place on the day of the exam.

Check Step by Step Process How to Download NMAT 2022 Admit Card  

 

20. NMAT 2022 Test Centres
NMAT 2022 test centers are located in 73 cities in India and abroad at 76 test centers. The exam will also be conducted as Internet based proctored test which the candidates can take from the convenience of their home. Besides, for the International NMAT 2022 test centers, the NMAT by GMAC exam is only available via Online Proctored at Home in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal. In 73 NMAT 2022 exam cities, some of the cities are assigned multiple NMAT test centres. Check Complete list of NMAT 2022 Exam Centers  

 

21. NMAT 2022 Previous Year Exam Analysis
NMAT exam 2022 analysis will be released for different exam slots immediately after the NMAT 2022 exam is over for the particular slot. NMAT Exam Analysis is published by MBAUniverse.com periodically during the 75 days NMAT testing window.

 

NMAT previous year exam analysis reveals that the difficulty level of NMAT exam was easy to moderate except that a few questions were lengthy. The NMAT 2021 question paper had three sections- Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning. Each section had 36 questions making a total of 108 questions to be solved in 120 minutes. NMAT was held in two testing modes –Computer-based tests at exam centres and Online Proctored Exam from Home.

 

21.1 Key highlights of NMAT previous year exam analysis are:

  • The NMAT 2021 Paper was of Easy to Moderate difficulty level
  • Last year NMAT exam did not have percentile and was based on scaled score only
  • Sectional scoring pattern for NMAT exam was in the range of 12 to 120 scaled score for each section
  • NMAT cut-offs for NMIMS Mumbai were expected to be 222-228

Read in detail NMAT previous Year Exam Analysis with key changes, difficulty level, cut offs

 

22. NMAT 2022 Cut off
More than 50 MBA colleges in India and abroad will use NMAT 2022 cut offs for MBA admission 2023.  The NMAT 2022 cut offs in top MBA colleges in India like NMIMS, XIMB, K J Somaiya, VIT among others are fairly high in the range of 92-96 percentile.   

 

To help MBA aspirants searching for top MBA colleges accepting NMAT scores, MBAUniverse.com has prepared a list of MBA colleges based on their expected NMAT 2022 score Cut Offs in various score range

Check List of MBA Colleges with Expected NMAT 2022 Cut off for MBA admission 2023

 

23. NMAT 2022 Result
Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) will release NMAT 2022 result within 48 hours of appearing in the exam. So each NMAT test taker has the opportunity to check & download his/her NMAT 2022 score card without waiting for final result. As the GMAC does no longer release the percentile score in NMAT result, it has become easier for the test takers to get their NMAT score card without fearing for ups and downs in the percentile.

Check the revised process of NMAT 2022 Result Release & Score card download

 

24. NMAT 2022 Selection Process in NMAT B-Schools
The NMAT 2022 selection process for MBA admission 2023 in NMAT score accepting colleges is decided by each individual institute and differs from college to college. For example, MBA admission 2023 in NMIMS Mumbai is based on NMAT 2022 score, Case Discussion and Personal Interview; MBA admission 2023 in K J Somaiya based on NMAT 2022 selection process includes weightage for NMAT exam score, Case Analysis and Personal Interview. However, NMAT 2022 selection process in many other Universities and B-schools like VIT Vellore may not include Case Analysis but GD and Interview only while a few others do not have Group Discussion in their Personal Interview round.   

 

25. NMAT Exam Pattern 2022 Vs Past Pattern
Substantial changes in NMAT Exam are introduced by GMAC. A quick review of latest changes in NMAT pattern will help you to plan and get NMAT 2022 Preparation Strategy and Books. Key changes are:

NMAT Exam Components
NMAT 2022
NMAT 2021
NMAT 2020
NMAT 2019
Changes in Registration Window
Aug 1 to Oct 12, 2022 Aug 3 to Nov 17, 2021 Aug 1 to Oct 5, 2020 July 2 to Oct 3, 2019
Test Taking Window
Oct 10 to Dec 19, 2022
Oct 14 to Dec 27, 2021
Oct 6 to Dec 19, 2020
Reopened in Jan 2021 also
Oct 4 to Dec 17, 2019
Total Question in NMAT
108
108
108
120
Change in total Questions/allotted time in Language Skills Section
36 Qs in 28 Mins
36 Qs in 28 Mins
  36 Qs in 28 Mins
  32 Qs in 22Mins
Change in total questions/allotted time in Quantitative Skills Section
36 Qs in 52Mins
36 Qs in 52Mins
  36 Qs in 52Mins
  48 Qs in 60Mins
Change in total questions/allotted time in Logical Reasoning section
  36 Qs in 40Mins
  36 Qs in 40Mins
  36 Qs in 40Mins
40 Qs in 38 Mins

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NMAT 2022 is a national level computer based MBA entrance test leading to MBA admission 2023 in top MBA colleges like NMIMS Mumbai, SPJIMR Mumbai (PGMPW), ISB (Certificate programme), K J Somaiya Mumbai, VIT Vellore, XIM Bhubaneswar and many other MBA colleges in India.  Conducted by GMAC, the NMAT 2022 dates for NMAT registration are from August to November 2022 and NMAT exam is scheduled from October to December 2022.

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Additional NMAT Exam is being held from January 11 to 15, 2023 in limited slots which are available on first come, first served basis.  The additional NMAT exam will be conducted at test Centres as well as Internet based test from home. The exam will be held in 68 test cities in India. International candidates can appear only in the Internet based NMAT exam from home. Check important dates, testing modes, key changes among other details.

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NMAT Admit Card 2022

NMAT Admit Card: Download Dates, how to download, Test Day Guidelines

 

NMAT Admit card 2022 will be released by GMAC, 24 hours after your successful registration and completion of payment of NMAT exam fee. NMAT exam dates are from October to December 2022. It is a computer based test which you can take from your home or at the test centres. NMAT 2022 will lead to MBA admission 2023 in more than 50 MBA colleges including NMIMS, SDA Bocconi, SPJIMR, XIMB, ISB, VIT, K J Somaiya among others. Registration and Application process for NMAT 2022 opens in the first week of August 2022.

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NMAT Preparation 2022

NMAT Preparation 2022: Best Books, Strategy, How to Prepare & Score High

 

NMAT Preparation strategy for NMAT 2022 exam should ideally be finalized well in advance as per the revised NMAT exam pattern and Syllabus. NMAT 2022 will be held in a 75 day Test Window from October to December 2022 with option to choose one of the two testing modes - Online computer based exam at test centres or Centrally proctored Internet Based Test which you can take from home. The NMAT 2022 exam score will lead to admission in prestigious MBA 2023 programs at NMIMS Mumbai, XIMB, VIT and many other MBA colleges.

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NMAT Previous Year Question Paper: NMAT Sample Papers

The NMAT by GMAC 2022 exam is scheduled in 75 days long testing window from mid October to last week of December 2022.  NMAT question paper and the NMAT Previous Year Papers are the best guide to prepare for the NMAT question papers 2022. GMAC, the NMAT exam conducting authority has released official guide with NMAT Previous Test Papers, and practice exams at a nominal price. 


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The NMAT 2022 exam will be held as a computer based test in 68 cities in India and 4 cities abroad. The exam will also be conducted as Internet based proctored test which the candidates can take from the convenience of their home.


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NMAT Percentile Predictor 2022

NMAT 2022 exam will have a 75+ days long testing window which starts in October and ends in December 2022. While NMAT by GMAC has stopped displaying percentile score in the score card, it shares scaled score based on the marks obtained in the exam and give you an opportunity to arrive at your nearest NMAT exam score. However, to know your NMAT score & percentile and the process how to arrive at the accurate NMAT score equivalent to percentile in other exams, you should be aware about the key factors to calculate and predict your NMAT by GMAC score 2022 after taking NMAT exam on different dates and exam slots booked by you in advance. 

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NMAT exam 2022 analysis will be released for different exam slots immediately after the NMAT 2022 exam is over for the particular slot. NMAT Exam Analysis is published by MBAUniverse.com periodically during the 75 days NMAT testing window.


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NMAT Result 2022

The NMAT 2022 result will be declared within 48 hours of appearing in the exam. The NMAT 2022 exam dates are from October to December 2022. After the exam, it takes only 2 days to release the NMAT score card of the test taker. Accordingly, you will receive your score card with scaled score for the sections and total score for your NMAT by GMAC exam within 48 hours of taking the NMAT exam.


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More than 50 MBA colleges in India and abroad will use NMAT 2022 cut-offs for MBA admission 2023. In India alone, NMAT exam cut offs are applicable in 50+ MBA colleges accepting NMAT 2022 score for MBA admission 2023. The NMAT by GMAC is conducted by Graduate Management Admission Council from October to December in two testing modes- as online computer based test at exam centres and as proctored internet based test from the convenience of your home. 


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NMAT leading to MBA admission in NMIMS Mumbai and other 50+ MBA colleges in India and many MBA colleges abroad is conducted by GMAC while IBSAT is MBA entrance exam for MBA admission in 9 ICFAI B-schools.


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