NMAT 2020: NMAT Notifications, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Admit Card, Results, Cut-Off & Selection Process…

NMAT 2020 exam results
NMAT 2020 exam results

NMAT by GMAC (Graduate Management Council) or simply NMAT, is a national-level exam that facilitates admission to Master of Business Administration for aspiring candidates in the management field. NMAT scores are the prime basis to top B-schools for MBA across India and the world. This is an entrance test to admit students for MBA/PGDM courses offered by NMIMS University and other reputed B-Schools in India.

NMAT registrations tentative dates are scheduled to be in first week of July 2020 and will conclude in first week of October 2020. The registrations are conducted online.  

Application Forms were available from 2nd July 2019 up to 3rd October 2019. All application forms require you (candidates) to fill the basic details like your name, country, email id, mobile number and gender, etc.

Candidates must ensure that the details they are filling are correct and entered by providing a working email-id and mobile number. Re-check and verify the details entered, as no editions will be allowed later during the submission process.

Take special care while uploading the scanned photo and signature before uploading onto the website. The scanned images should be in the dimensions mentioned in the application form. The photo uploaded must be bearing your likeness or similar to your recent picture on your Photo ID proof.

No hard copies will be sent to the applicants via post or through other means. It is advised to take multiple copies of the filled application forms till the admission process gets over.

A table summarizing the important events of Registration & Filling dates of Application Form are:

Events Start Date End Date
Online Registration First Week of July,2020 First Week of 2020
Scheduling of Exam First Week of July,2020 Second Week of October,2020
Late registration for the exam First Week of October,2020 Second Week of October,2020
Registration-retake of the Exam First Week of October,2020 Second Week of December,2020
Re-scheduling of the Exam First Week of July,2020 Second Week of December,2020
Exam Date Schedule First Week of October,2020 Third Week of December,2020
Announcement of Result   Third Week of January,2021
Downloading of Official Score Card   Last Week of March,2021

NMAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Going through the NMAT Eligibility Criteria listed in the Application Form booklet or from the website is utmost needed. The NMAT eligibility criteria decides the base for further rounds in the interview process.

Candidates with at least 50% marks as aggregate can apply. Students appearing for their boards can also appear. There is no age limit mentioned. Candidates with experience are also eligible.

Any candidate found ineligible during the admission stage the candidate automatically gets disqualified for further rounds.

NMAT 2020 Registration Fee

NMAT registration fees can be paid online. Candidates can pay the registration fees through debit card/credit card/Net-banking /American Express Card/Diners Card/IMPS/Mobile Wallets & UPI.

The breakdown of the registration fee is shown below:

Activity NMAT 2020 fee
Registration (early) fee Rs. 2000/-
Registration (late) fee Rs. 2500/-
Exam re-taking fee Rs. 2000/-
Exam re-scheduling fee Rs. 1100/-
Additional score reports (beyond five) fee Rs. 200/- per score report

NMAT 2020 Application Dates Summary

Events Dates
Registration process begins 2nd July 2019
Last date to register 3rd October 2019
Late registration starts 4th October 2019
Last date for late registration 14th October 2019
Re-take registration begins 5th October 2019
Re-take registration ends 14th December 2019
Exam date 4th October – 17th December 2019
Events Fee
NMAT 2020 Registration Fees for the Exam INR 2000 + applicable taxes
NMAT 2020 Registration Fee (With Late Fee) for the exam INR 2500 + applicable taxes
NMAT 2020 Retake INR 2000 + applicable taxes
NMAT 2020 Reschedule INR 1100 + applicable taxes
Availability of Additional Score Reports (beyond first seven) INR 200 per score report+ applicable taxes

Application Process for NMAT 2020

Browse and visit the official website. Press ‘Register Now’ in the quick links provided. Click on ‘Register’ until a new user window opens. Enter your basic details like first name, last name, country, mobile number and email id. 

Next, choose a password and click on ‘Submit’ button. A new window appears to complete the application form.  An email will be sent to your registered email and you can check the details from this message sent to your email.

After verification of the email, press the login button, provide your email id and password to login to your NMAT by GMAT Account. The registration form is now accessible. Fill in all personal details and academic as well in the Application Form.

It is requested to candidates to read the terms & conditions under the policy guidelines of the website. Next, tick the terms& conditions policy guidelines as an acceptance of the application form agreement.

Recheck and verify your entered details. Now click on Submit to complete the registration process. A screen with your unique registration number will be displayed. Now pay the required amount for the application fee.

Proceed with the online payment by selecting your medium and submit the fee. Take printouts of your confirmation page and keep it safe until the admission process gets over.

NMAT 2020 Exam Pattern

NMAT exam is conducted online via Computer Based Test Mode. The entrance exam is purely of objective type (i.e. Multiple-Choice Question Format).  The detailed breakdown is as under:

Exam Duration 2 hours
Number of Questions 120 Questions
Negative Marking Not Applicable
Subjects 3 (Language Skill, Quantitative Skill and Logical reasoning)

Section-wise breakdown of questions and allotted marks:

Sections Number of Questions Time (in minutes)
Language Skill 32 22
Logical Reasoning 40 38
Quantitative Skill 48 60
Total 120 120

Candidates can check their official schedule of NMAT 2019 as under:

Events Dates (Announced)
Start End
Online registration 2nd July 2019 3rd October 2019
Scheduling of NMAT exam 2nd July 2019 16th October 2019
Late registration 4th October 2019 14th October 2019
Registration-retake 5th October 2019 14th December 2019
Re-scheduling 2nd July 2019 14th December 2019
Retake-scheduling 5th October 2019 14th December 2019
Exam date 4th October 2019 17th December 2019
Announcement of NMAT results  – 3rd week of January 2020
Download of official score card  – 31st March 2020

NMAT 2020 Exam Pattern: Detailed

The entrance exam of NMAT 2020 will be held online through Computer Based Test Mode.  All exam questions are in objective type format. The NAMT 2020 exam will be of a 2hour duration.  

The question paper consists of 120 questions.  No negative marking is enabled. The basic subjects include Language Skill, Quantitative Skills, and Logical Reasoning.

A break-down of the exam pattern is illustrated as under:

Sections Number of Questions Time (in Minutes)
Language Skill 32 22
Logical Reasoning 40 38
Quantitative Skill 48 60
Total 120 120

NMAT 2020 Syllabus

NMAT 2020 has no fixed syllabus, yet the entrance exam focuses on the main subjects like:

  • Language Skills include Vocabulary, Para jumble, fill in the blanks and correct grammar, syntax, antonyms, synonyms, reading comprehension etc.
  • Quantitative Skill consists of Coordinate geometry, probability, mensuration, mixture and solution, average, profit and loss, percentage, number system, pie chart etc.
  • Logical Reasoning comprises Blood relation, syllogism, critical reasoning, course of actions, puzzles, coding and decoding etc.

NMAT 2020 Admit Card

NMAT 2020 Admit Card is available to the applicants within 24 hours of submission of the application form. Some key points about the NMAT Admit Card:

All candidates must carry their NMAT Admit Card along with other supporting documents. The candidate without the above documents and proper Admit Card cannot appear for the exam and his/her candidature remains cancelled.

Upload your latest photo and signature within the dimensions specified in the application form.

The NMAT Admit Card will be printed only after GMAC realizes the application fee made.

The invigilator in the exam hall will sign and stamp each candidate’s admit card and it is advised to be done one each attempt on the admit card.

Candidates may not be allotted the same exam centre for the retake of exams by the applicants.

Qualified students and shortlisted candidates will be announced in due course.

NMAT 2020 Results

The NMAT 2020 results will be declared within 4 or 5 weeks after the examination. NMAT scorecards contain GMAC scores for the qualifying process. The process is made online for students who had appeared for the entrance exam.

All percentile scores will be announced after candidates complete their exam. The applicants can check by logging into their GMAC Account.

NMAT 2020 Cut Off Marks

There are special NMAT cut off marks for each MBA specialization courses. However, the cut off marks varies for different participating institutes for management. Cut off marks can be checked for each section requested by the candidate. Those candidates who achieve the qualifying cut off marks will be called for further admission procedures.

NMAT 2020 Cut Off marks depend on several factors:

  • Number of seats in a particular course
  • Difficulty level of the exam
  • A definite number of NMAT Application Forms received
  • Number of Candidates appeared in the exam
  • Previous year’s cut off and    
  • Admission trends.

NMAT 2020 Counselling

The candidates for NMAT Counselling depend on the marks obtained in the Merit List. They have to download the call letter from the related website. There is no common counselling to gain admissions to institutions.

The successful applicants must report individually to the admission to attain admission to their choice of institutions. The final call latter for counselling will be dispatched to students individually. Based on the Merit List, applicants will be allotted seats based on their score, number of seats available, and filled in choices.

NMAT 2020 Preparation Tips

It is advised by the candidates to follow the preparation tips to help them qualify easily:

Clear your concepts of mathematical and logical reasoning with the basics tested and understandable.

Learn to keep a time schedule. Time management helps the applicant to manage the exam within the prescribed time limit.

Learning shortcuts is made easier with basic concepts clearer and crisp.

Solve the mathematical questions correctly and faster.

Try to answer Mock Tests and sample papers on a regular basis.  

Improve your vocabulary with reading and solving puzzles of related subjects.

Maintaining your health is essential before and after the exam. So, eat a healthy and balance diet and remain fit throughout.

NMAT Selection Process

NMAT selection process for admission to various institutes comprises Group Discussion, Personal Interview, and Written Ability Test. The participating institutes conduct these rounds and provide admission based on the admission schedule.

Under the group discussion phase, candidates are divided into 7 or 10 member group and a topic for the group is given. The Personal Interview phase, consists of interviews set up by the B-schools internal selection committee and independent experts. The panel asks the candidate questions from management, current affairs, and events across the world.

The written ability test tests the applicants writing and communication skills. The B-School selection committee will give topics to write on within 15-20 minutes. Some of the factors that are considered final for the candidate selection are:

  • NMAT 2019 score
  • Personal Interview
  • Group Discussion
  • Academic record
  • Work Experience
  • Academic/Gender diversity


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