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January 19, 2021

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


Latest Update: NMAT Application process has reopened on January 18, 2021. The last date to apply in additional NMAT application window is January 31, 2021. The candidates who apply within this additional NMAT application window need to appear in NMAT between February 2 and 8, 2021. Many changes in NMAT 2020 exam have been introduced.

NMAT by GMAC 2020-21 Additional Application Window: Important Dates, Application Fee
Following are the key dates and test taking options available to take NMAT exam:

NMAT Exam Activity
Important Dates
NMAT Exam Application Re-opens
January 18, 2021
NMAT Exam Application Fee
Last Date to Apply for NMAT exam
January 31, 2021
NMAT Exam Start Date
February 2, 2021
Last date to take NMAT exam
February 8, 2021
Rescheduling the Test Taking Date Starts
January 18, 2021
Last date to Reschedule the Exam date
January 29, 2021
Fee for Rescheduling the exam
Eligibility to Apply
1. New candidates who did not apply earlier
2. Candidates who have not exhausted all the three attempts/retakes earlier during Nov 4 to Jan 30
Options Available to choose exam mode
1. Online Exam at Test Centre; Or
2. Online proctored exam at home  

Key Features of Additional NMAT Application Window:

  • 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.
  • Both exam at test center and online proctored exam at home option will be available for candidates to choose preferred exam mode.
  • Slots will be available on specific dates within this window for online testing and seats will be booked on first come, first served basis
  • Slots will be available across all test centers in India only
  • Only one exam attempt will be allowed within this exam delivery window
  • Registration & Application Fee is INR 2300 plus taxes for main attempt or retake attempt during January 18, 2021 to January 31, 2021

Who is not eligible to apply and appear in Additional NMAT Exam Window?    
Candidates who have used all three attempts for the NMAT by GMAC exam for the testing year 1st July 2020 – 30th June 2021 cannot register for the additional window This means the candidates who have taken the main attempt as well as the two re-takes, cannot avail this opportunity      


After reopening the NMAT application window on Jan 18, GMAC has released the complete schedule of NMAT 2021 exam application process including exam retakes and rescheduling along with the fee for each activity. There is no late fee to submit NMAT application in the additional NMAT Application window. The eligibility criteria has also changed to apply for NMAT 2021 exam. NMAT exam application can be submitted at the official NMAT exam website NMAT.Org. The exam is scheduled from February 2 to 2021.  This year NMAT exam structure has been substantially changed by GMAC . Read More


Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) which conducts GMAT exam in the world, will conduct NMAT by GMAC exam 2020 in two different testing modes – Online Computer Based NMAT exam at test centres and internet based proctored online test from home. You should apply for the NMAT exam between September 14 and November 20, 2020. If you apply for NMAT after the last date of November 20, 2020, you need to pay the late fee for application and can apply till November 30.  GMAC allows NMAT exam application submission without payment of late fee till the last date to apply and thereafter charges late fee for application.  


NMAT 2020 is a national level computer based MBA entrance test which offers MBA admission opportunity in top MBA colleges like NMIMS Mumbai, SPJIMR Mumbai (PGMPW), ISB (Certificate programme), VIT Vellore, XIM Bhubaneswar and many other MBA colleges in India.  The NMAT 2020 dates for application are scheduled from September to November, while the NMAT 2020 exam dates are scheduled from November 4, 2020 to January 30, 2021. Unlike last year, NMAT exam will be held in a 88 days test window this year. 


NMAT application process includes many services offered by GMAC. This article below gives you complete information on NMAT application process, important dates for NMAT 2020 online application form filling, NMAT application fee for NMAT test taking, Retaking of NMAT exam, Re-scheduling the test dates and other activities. 

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NMAT 2020Application Dates

NMAT application 2020 dates and NMAT application process has 60+ days window beginning on September 14, 2020. Although NMAT application process remains open for more than two 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 application 2020 dates for various services.

NMAT 2020 Application Activity
NMAT Application 2020 Dates
NMAT Application start date
September 14, 2020
NMAT 2020 Application Last Date  
November 20, 2020
NMAT Application (Late) starts
November 21, 2020
NMAT Last date of Late Application submission
November 30, 2020
NMAT Retake application starts
November 5, 2020
NMAT Last date for Retake application
January 17, 2021

Before finalizing the NMAT application 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 form separately.


NMAT Application Fee 2020
NMAT by GMAC application fee is announced every year before commencement of NMAT application process by GMAC – the NMAT by GMAC conducting authority. Below is shared the NMAT application Fee for different services for NMAT 2020 exam:

NMAT Application Fees Components
NMAT Application Fees
NMAT Exam Fees (Early)
Rs. 2000 + applicable taxes
NMAT Application Fee till last date
NMAT Exam Fees (Late)
Rs. 2500 + applicable taxes
NMAT Application fee from Nov 21 to 30, 2020
Exam Retaking fee
Rs. 2000+  applicable taxes
NMAT exam fee for retake
Exam Rescheduling fee
Rs. 1100+  applicable taxes
NMAT fees for exam rescheduling
Additional Score Reports (beyond five) fee
Rs. 200 per score report + applicable taxes
NMAT fee for sending scores free beyond 5 MBA college

How to Pay NMAT 2020Application Fee
The mode of NMAT application fee payment is online. Following are the online instruments to make payment of NMAT Application Fee 2020:

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

NMAT 2020 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) only.

How to Fill up NMAT Application Form 2020?
Step by Step NMAT application form filling process 2020 is detailed below. You can apply for NMAT 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020, 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 2020 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.2360/- (Including GST)
You need to click on submit and make payment of application fee of Rs.2000/- + Rs.360/- towards taxes online. The application fee of Rs.2000+360 (GST) should be paid online through Visa or MasterCard Credit Card/Debit Card/ Net Banking/American Express Card/ Diners Card, IMPS, UPI and Mobile Wallets. 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


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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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

Limitations for NMAT Application for exam Retake: You should apply for the NMAT by GMAC exam during the application window which remains open for 60 odd days from September 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


Read More: NMAT 2020- Exam Date, Registration, Application Form, Syllabus and Pattern

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