NMAT by GMAC or NMAT is a national-level MBA entrance exam administered by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) for the enrollment of students into management courses offered by NMIMS University and other esteemed B-Schools in India. NMAT exam is a testtaker-frenzy exam that allows the applicants to self-schedule the exam by opting their preferred date during the examination window and also the date, time and venue of appointment based on seats availability at each examination centre.
Key takeaways about NMAT 2020 exam
* NMAT 2020 is organised by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).
* NMAT is an extraordinary kind of MBA entrance test that allows test takers to appear for the exam thrice during the test window of 75 days.
* NMAT 2020 has been replanned to be held from 6th October to 19th December, 2020 via online mode. The registrations for it will start in the first week of July, 2020.
An Overview About NMAT 2020
|Name of the Examination||NMIMS Management Aptitude Test|
|Conducting Body||Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)|
|Level of Examination||National Level|
|Frequency of Conduct||Once in a year for 75 days|
|Mode of the Application||Online|
|Mode of Examination||Online|
|Syllabus of Examination||Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning|
|Total No. of Questions||120|
|Duration of Examination||180 min.s|
|Language of Examination||English|
|Application Fee||INR 2000/-|
|Participating B-schools||NMIMS, SPJIMR, VIT, ISB, ICFAI, Shiv Nadar, LM Thapar, SDA Bocconi, etc.|
|No. of Test Cities||46|
|Exam Helpdesk No.||0120 4397855|
The registration for NMAT 2020 will begin from 2nd July, 2020 and will remain open till the starting week of October. After the deadline for the application form submission, there will still be a two-week window open for delayed registration, however, along with the late fee charges.
NMAT 2020 Important Dates
* Registration- From 1st week of July to first week of October, 2020
* Registration Retake- From 1st week of October to 2nd week of December, 2020
* Exam Period- From 1st week of October to 3rd week of December, 2020
* Results Declaration- 3rd week of January, 2021
* Last date to download the score- Last week of March, 2021
NMAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria
* Graduation under 12th+3years or 4 years academic pattern in any stream
* Minimum 50% aggregate in the last year of graduation
* Candidates who are awaiting results and appearing for final year examination of graduation.
Note: In the third case, admission will be given on provisional basis until the submission of the mark sheet of graduation and certificate of the qualifying exam.
Note: The eligibility criteria of NMAT 2020 participating management schools must also be checked by the candidates individually before selecting five colleges of their preference for admission during the application process.
NMAT 2020 Admission Process
Five Stages of the admission process of NMAT 2020:
* Filling the Application Form for NMAT 2020
* Downloading the NMAT 2020 admit card,
* Taking the NMAT 2020 exam,
* Checking the NMAT 2020 result
* Participating in the NMAT 2020 selection process
Stage 1: Filling of NMAT 2020 Application Form
Interested candidates must fill the NMAT 2020 Application Form within the prescribed span via online mode after registering themselves by creating a login ID & password on the official website.
Candidates need to enter the required personal and academic details and choose the B-schools for the admission process in the application.
After filling all the details, a payment of application fee of INR 2,000 + taxes has to be made online using Debit Card, Mobile wallet, MasterCard, etc for the successful registration.
Once the registration process is complete, the applicant may reschedule the test in less than 72 hours using the respective student account.
Stage 2: Downloading the NMAT 2020 Admit Card
After the completion of NMAT 2020 application process, candidates can book the desired exam slot and download NMAT 2020 Admit Card.
Stage 3: Appearing for NMAT 2020 Exam
NMAT 2020 is a Computer-based Test (CBT) which takes place via online mode for 120 minutes to solve 140 MCQs under the three sections viz. Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning.
Stage 4: Checking the NMAT 2020 Result
The NMAT 2020 Result is published online on the NMAT’s official website by GMAC. Students can check, save & take print out of their result online using their login credentials.
Stage 5: Participating in the further rounds of NMAT 2020 Selection Process
Based on cut off score/percentile, the shortlisted applicants who have qualified the NMAT are called for the further rounds of NPAT 2020 Selection viz. Group Discussion and Personal Interview. The participating management institutes may replace the GD round with WAT (Writing Ability Test) or Case Discussion (CD) round. Based on the overall performance in NMAT, GD and PI round, the final admission is offered to the candidates.
Q: How many times can an individual register for NMAT?
A: An individual can register for NMAT exam only once. Duplicate or multiple applications for NMAT may result in application cancellation and forfeiture of application fee.
Q: What is the duration for the NMAT exam window to remain open?
A: The NMAT exam takes place in a period of 75-day. The exam window is classified into 5 windows of 15 days each.
Q: Do top-notch Business schools in India consider NMAT scores?
A: Yes, around 30+ top Business schools in India including ISB, Xavier University, SPJIMR, IBS Hyderabad, etc consider NMAT scores.
Q: What is the difficulty-level of NMAT 2020?
A: The difficulty-level of NMAT 2020 is moderate, in comparison to other MBA entrance exams. The Logical Reasoning section is the most difficult section of NPAT Exam.
Q: How is NMAT entrance exam different from other MBA entrance exams?
A: NMAT exam takes place for a time-span of 75 day, however other MBA entrance exams are conducted for one day. Besides, the examinee gets a chance to appear thrice for this exam.