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August 6, 2021

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 by GMAC 2021: Key Exam Highlights

  • Long testing window from October 14 to December 27, 2021
  • 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
  • Testing options at test center with social distancing norms & online proctored at home
  • 73 conveniently located testing centers across 68 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.
  • NMAT official website name changed to mba.com/nmat

 What is NMAT by GMAC exam Structure
NMAT by GMAC is a computer based Test. Key features of The NMAT by GMAC exam are:

  • NMAT by GMAC is held in a 75 days test window from October 1st week to December 3rd week every year
  • During the 75+ days Test window the NMAT by GMAC exam will have same exam structure
  • NMAT by GMAC is 2 hours computer based test divided in three sections with individual sectional time limit to attempt each section
  • Section-1: Language Skills with 36 questions of MCQ type to be solved in 28 minutes
  • Section-2: Quantitative Skills with 36 questions of MCQ type to be solved in 52 minutes
  • Section-3: Logical Reasoning with 36 questions of MCQ type to be solved in 40 minutes
  • NMAT by GMAC exam taker can choose order of sections.

When is the next NMAT by GMAC Exam
The NMAT by GMAC exam 2021 dates are from October 14 to December 27, 2021. The exam will be held in 68 test cities. 

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Key Changes in NMAT by GMAC 2021 Test Pattern
Substantial changes in NMAT by GMAC 2021 Exam are introduced over previous exam pattern. Key changes as compared to previous years are:

NMAT by GMAC Exam Components
NMAT by GMAC 2021
NMAT by GMAC 2020
NMAT by GMAC 2019
Changes in Registration Window
August 3 to November 10, 2021
Sept 14 to Nov 20, 2020 & Reopens from Jan 18, 2021 to Jan 31, 2021
July 2 to Oct 3, 2019
Test Taking Window
Oct 14 to Dec 27, 2021
Nov 4,2020 to Jan 30, 2021 & From Feb 2 to 8, 2021
Oct 4 to Dec 17, 2019
Total Question in NMAT
108
108
120
Change in total Questions/allotted time in Language Skills Section
  36 Qs in 28 Mins
  36 Qs in 28 Mins
  32 Qs in 22 Mins
Change in total questions/allotted time in Quantitative Skills Section
  36 Qs in 52 Mins
  36 Qs in 52 Mins
  48 Qs in 60 Mins
Change in total questions/allotted time in Logical Reasoning section
  36 Qs in 40 Mins
  36 Qs in 40 Mins
  40 Qs in 38 Mins

Read More about NMAT by GMAC Exam Structure  

 

How to apply for NMAT by GMAC
The notification for NMAT by GMAC is released in the last week of June every year alongwith the complete exam schedule. The NMAT by GMAC Registration & Application process for 2021 exam starts  from July first week. NMAT by GMAC Application window remains open till October first week. Read More about NMAT by GMAC Registration Process & Registration Dates

 

When to get the Admit card for NMAT by GMAC
Admit card for NMAT by GMAC Exam is released by GMAC in 24 hours after completion of your successful registration and completion of payment process on its website.  The admit card is a mandatory document to be taken to the NMAT by GMAC exam centre. It contains your NMAT registration details and photograph. You should download the Admit card for NMAT by GMAC exam from the NMAT by GMAC website. Read More about NMAT by GMAC Admit Card 

 

Why to Take NMAT by GMAC
NMAT by GMAC exam is accepted for MBA admission by 21 leading MBA colleges. The list of MBA colleges accepting NMAT by GMAC exam score is growing every year. NMAT by GMAC helps you to pursue the management degree at NMIMS or one of the other 30 MBA colleges.  

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Some of the key benefits of taking NMAT by GMAC are:

  • NMAT by GMAC is a moderate difficulty level test without any negative marking for wrong answers.
  • NMAT by GMAC allows you to self schedule the preferred NMAT by GMAC exam date to appear in NMAT exam
  • NMAT by GMAC exam offers three chances of taking the test including two retakes to improve your score. This gives students opportunity to do their best.  
  • Besides, the candidates can also reschedule their NMAT by GMAC Exam date at their convenience.
  • NMAT by GMAC scores are sent to 5 programmes for free  
  • You can apply to Business Schools after reviewing your NMAT by GMAC score Read More about the Leading MBA colleges accepting NMAT by GMAC exam score

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.

 

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 22 institutes in India and is conducted by GMAC. It’s name has been changed to NMAT 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. Earlier known as NMAT, the exam was conducted by NMIMS, Mumbai exclusively for MBA admission to all its campuses, However, the NMAT was acquired by GMAC and has been re-named as NMAT by GMAC, the Graduate Management Admission Council. GMAC has been conducting NMAT by GMAC for MBA admission not only to NMIMS University campuses but also to 30 other MBA colleges.

 

The popularity of NMAT by GMAC exam is growing year after year. During last few years the number of NMAT by GMAC exam takers has gone upto 88,000.

 

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