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NMAT Application Form 2021: Exam Fees, Key Dates, How to Apply


Latest Update: NMAT 2021 Application form and process without late fee has closed on November 10, 2021. However, the last date to complete and submit NMAT 2021 application form with late fee closes on November 15, 2021. Many changes in NMAT 2021 exam have been introduced


NMAT Application process 2021 is online and the application process is open for more than three months. You can register for NMAT 2021, fill the NMAT 2021 Application Form and pay the application fee online only on the official NMAT exam website - NMAT.Org. This year NMAT exam structure has been changed by GMAC. Read More




Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) which conducts GMAT exam in the world, will conduct NMAT by GMAC exam 2021. You should apply for the NMAT exam between August and November 2021. If you apply for NMAT after the last date, you need to pay the late fee to submit the NMAT 2021 Application Form. GMAC will allow you to register for NMAT 2021 without payment of late fee till the last date to apply and thereafter charges late fee for NMAT 2021 Application Form.  


NMAT 2021 is a national level computer based MBA entrance test which offers MBA admission opportunity in top MBA colleges like NMIMS Mumbai, K J Somaiya Mumbai, SPJIMR Mumbai (PGMPW), ISB (Certificate programme), VIT Vellore, XIM Bhubaneswar, IFMR Chennai and many other MBA colleges in India.  The NMAT by GMAC application Process 2021 is scheduled from August to November, while the NMAT 2021 exam dates are scheduled from October to December, 2021. NMAT exam will be held in a 75 days testing window in two modes – as centrally proctored Internet based test which you can take from the convenience of your home; and also as online computer based NMAT at test centres. You can choose either of the two testing modes.   

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NMAT by GMAC 2021: Key Features and Highlights
Some of the unique features of the NMAT 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
  • 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
  • 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

3 Section Exam with facility of Self Scheduling
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 Application Form and Process includes many services offered by GMAC. This article below gives you complete information on NMAT application process, important dates for NMAT 2021 online application form filling, NMAT application fee for NMAT test taking, Retaking of NMAT exam, Re-scheduling the test dates and other activities.


NMAT 2021 Application Form Dates
NMAT 2021 application form dates are from August to November 2021. Although NMAT 2021 application process remains open for more than three months, it is suggested that you should complete NMAT application form submission in the very first month of the opening of NMAT by GMAC application form and should Schedule your exam date. Below are the NMAT 2021 application form dates for various services.

NMAT 2021Application Activity
NMAT Application Dates
NMAT 2021 Application Form start date
August 3, 2021
Last date for NMAT 2021 Application Form (Without late fee)  
November 10, 2021
NMAT Application (Late) starts
November 11, 2021
Last date for NMAT 2021 Late Application submission
November 15, 2021
NMAT Retake application starts
October 15, 2021
NMAT Last date for Retake application
December 24, 2021
NMAT 2021 Exam Dates
October 14 to December 27, 2021

Before finalizing the NMAT by GMAC 2021 Application Process and selecting the 5 preferred programmes of MBA colleges accepting NMAT, it is suggested that you should visit respective university/college/school website for details of their admission procedure as you have to submit their respective application form separately.



NMAT 2021 Application Fees
NMAT by GMAC application fees is announced every year before commencement of application process by GMAC – the NMAT by GMAC conducting authority. Below is shared the NMAT application Fee for different services for NMAT 2021 exam:

NMAT 2021 Application Fees Components
NMAT Application Fees
NMAT Exam Fees (Early)
Rs. 2300 + applicable taxes
NMAT Application Fee till last date
NMAT Exam Fees (Late)
Rs. 2800 + applicable taxes
NMAT Application fee after the last date to apply without late fee is over
NMAT Exam Fee for Retaking the test
Rs. 2300+  applicable taxes
NMAT exam fee for retake
NMAT Exam Rescheduling fee
Rs. 1200+  applicable taxes
NMAT fees for exam rescheduling
Additional Score Reports (beyond five) fee
Rs. 300 per score report + applicable taxes
NMAT fee for sending scores free beyond 5 MBA college

How to Pay NMAT 2021 Application Fees
The mode of NMAT application fee payment is online. Following are the online instruments to make payment of NMAT Application Fee 2021:

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Debit Card
  • Net Banking
  • Diners Club

NMAT 2021 Application Fee Payment for Rescheduling NMAT Exam Date
If you wish to reschedule NMAT exam date, you must pay NMAT Application Fee with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express).


How to Fill up NMAT Application Form 2021?
Step by Step NMAT application form filling process 2021 is detailed below. You can apply for NMAT 2021 in 2 Steps 

  • Step-1: Finalise your NMAT application and Schedule your NMAT exam. You must apply for the NMAT by GMAC on official website
  • Step-2: After finalizing the NMAT 2021 application form, go to the website of each MBA college accepting NMAT score and complete its application process

Step by Step NMAT Application Process
After creating your NMAT by GMAC account as a new user by filling up your name, e-mail ID and mobile number, you will receive your user ID and Password on your mail separately. You need to login to complete your NMAT application form as existing user. There are 7 pages in NMAT 2021 application form. You need to complete them carefully one by one


NMAT Registration


Step-1: Fill up Your Personal Information
On the very first page, you need to fill up your identity information like your name, date of birth, age, gender, category, native language. You have to upload your photo of required size on this page. The details about your parents and your about your identity proof are also to be entered on this page  


NMAT Registration Process



Step-2: Fill Up Your Contact Details
On the second page of NMAT Application form 2021, you are required to enter the contact details like Mobile number, Email ID, Address for communication


NMAT Registration Process


Step-3: Fill up Your Academics & Work Experience
Here you need to enter your highest qualification and your work experience that you have acquired after graduation


NMAT Registration Process


Step-4: Fill Up MBA College Preference
On this page, you can select 5 MBA/PGDM programs/B-schools where your NMAT 2021 scores will be sent free of cost. Out of the available choices, you need to choose 5 most preferred programs/B-schools.


NMAT Registration Process


Step-5: Fill up Additional Information
You need to fill in additional information on this page. The information is related to your source of information about NMAT exam, which other MBA entrance exams you are planning to take, how do you propose to fund your MBA course, whether you are helping others to prepare for MBA entrance exam.


NMAT Registration Process


Step-6: Agree on Declaration Form
This is the declaration form stating that whatever information you have provided on all the pages is correct and you also agree to abide by the NMAT by GMAC terms. Unless you click on ‘I Agree’, your form remains incomplete. After completing this page, you should review the complete NMAT application form, click on save & next and continue on next page.


NMAT Registration Process


Step-7: Make Payment of Application Fee - Rs.2300 + Taxes
You need to click on submit and make payment of application fee of Rs.2300/- + Rs.414/- towards taxes online. The application fee of Rs.2300+414 (GST) should be paid online through Visa or MasterCard Credit Card/Debit Card/ Net Banking/American Express Card/ Diners Card. You need to follow the instructions on the website after choosing the card option.  The image below shows the NMAT fee amount without late fee. 


NMAT Registration Process


Limitations for NMAT Application for exam Retake: You should apply for the NMAT by GMAC exam during the application window which remains open for 90+ odd days from August to November in order to become eligible for an “NMAT by GMAC Retake” exam, else you may miss the opportunity to improve your NMAT by GMAC score


First Attempt Exam Date

Maximum attempts available

On or before 24th Nov 2021


Between 25th Nov 2021 to 10th Dec 2021


On or after 11th Dec 2021



10 Things to Keep in Mind before filling up NMAT Application Form
Following must be remembered and gathered before proceeding to complete the NMAT application process after finalizing the 1st stage of NMAT Registration:

  1. Pay Fee Before Scheduling Test Date: You must apply and pay for the NMAT by GMAC exam before scheduling a test date and location
  2. Check Eligibility: Eligibility for NMAT application may not be the eligibility for MBA college. So the candidates are required to visit respective university/college/school website for details of their admission procedure 
  3. Keep all application details ready: NMAT application form requires you to fill up your first, last name, country, mobile number, email id, your personal information, contact information, educational qualifications, work experience, programme/school preference. All these application details should be gathered before completing your online NMAT application form.
  4. Ensure required Browser version: NMAT Registration and application process 2021 can be completed if your browser supports the process. As recommended by NMAT by GMAC you should have a computer system with Internet Explorer v.6.0 and above or Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome
  5. Don’t be in a Hurry: NMAT application details can be completed quickly by reading the guidelines and instructions to fill up the application form. There is no need to hurry. You can fill up the NMAT application details by login multiple times as registered user. However, you need to ensure that the correct details are entered.
  6. Choose 5 MBA programmes carefully: Before proceeding to complete the NMAT by GMAC application details, you should go through the website of all the MBA colleges accepting NMAT exam 2021 scores. This exercise can be done a week before completing your NMAT application. Check the USPs of the B-schools and then select 5 preferred MBA colleges/programmes to fill up in the NMAT by GMAC application form. 
  7. Application fee Payment: Know the process
    Your NMAT application form submission will not be complete, if you do not pay the NMAT application fee. Once you complete the NMAT application details, you need to pay the application fee online
  8. Check for the correct fee: The NMAT by GMAC notification prescribes fee for every service related to the exam. You should check for the correct application fee for the service you are availing before making payment as the fee is non refundable for example, if you do not want to send your scores to more than 5 B-schools/programmes, there is no need to pay additional application fee.
  9. Choose the best option for paying Application fee: Application fee payment options as prescribed for NMAT by GMAC Registration and application fee payment are Visa or Master Card, Credit Card, Debit Card, Net Banking, American Express Card, Diners Card
  10. Diarise your NMAT Registration number: After successful completion and submission of NMAT 2021 application form with NMAT by GMAC Registration and application fee, you will receive an email with your unique NMAT by GMAC Registration Number. You should use this NMAT by GMAC Registration Number for all future correspondence

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