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The NMAT, also known as NMIMS (Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies) Management Aptitude Test, is recognised by the Graduate Management Admission Council. Candidates who want to enroll for the NMAT test to be considered for admission to MBA or graduate management programs can do so online.
NMAT is a PG level exam for admission in various management courses like MBA & PGDM offered at NMIMS University and other renowned B-schools across India. Candidates who need to pursue MBA from NMIMS Mumbai or other top B-schools in India can apply for the national-level MBA entrance test NMAT 2023 which is conducted by GMAC.
To improve the score and a secure admission for MBA this NMAT 2023 entrance test provides multiple chances for the candidates. That means candidates can attempt the NMAT exam conducted by GMAC up to 3 times i.e. one attempt and 2 retakes. The retake attempts are allowed with a gap of 15 days each. In addition to this, the students also have the facility to reschedule the date and time according to their convenience within the 70-day test window. The test will be computer based which tentatively starts from October to December 2023. This test will test the language skills of candidates ,Logic and Quantitative aptitude. The test consists of 108 questions with a duration of 2 hours.
In this article, we have provided complete details about the NMAT 2023 exam including exam dates, application, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, etc.
NMAT 2023 – An Overview
NMAT (NMIMS Management Aptitude Test) is a university level entrance examination organized by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). The exam will be conducted by GMAC in an online mode. NMAT 2023 registration has started on August 1. Candidates can now create their NMAT by GMAC free login account on the official website mba.com/exams/nmat.
|Exam name||NMAT by GMAC|
|Conducting body||Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)|
|Exam level||National level for PG admission|
|Frequency||Once a year (70-day test window)|
|Mode||CBT from test centre|
|Syllabus||Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning|
|Exam purpose||Admission into India’s top business schools such as NMIMS, SPJIMR, ISB, XIMB, VIT, ICFAI, Shiv Nadar, SDA Bocconi, LM Thapar, etc.|
|Number of test centres and cities||73 test cities|
|Exam helpdesk number||0120 4397855|
NMAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria
|Educational Qualification||Students should have completed their graduation from a UGC/AICTE recognized institute or equivalent with a minimum of 50% aggregate of their bachelor’s degree.|
|Nationality||There are no nationality criteria for NMAT|
|Age Limit||There is no age limit barrier for NMAT|
|Professional Qualification||Work Experience is not mandatory|
|Maximum Attempts||Candidates can attempt NMAT 3 times i.e one examination attempt and two retakes which includes any no shows|
|Minimum Aggregate||Candidates should have scored at least 50% in their graduation to be eligible for NMAT|
NMAT 2023 – Application Process
The step-wise NMAT 2023 application process is given below:
- Visit the official website of NMAT 2023
- Search and click on the registration option.
- The new user registration page will open. Enter the details, such as name, mobile number, email address, and country, and set a password.
- Click on ‘Submit’ button.
- Once the registration is completed, candidates will receive a confirmation via email.
- Click on the link from the email and complete the application form.
- Upload the photo and signature in the specified format.
- Pay the amount required to apply for the examination.
- After the application form for NMAT 2023 is successfully submitted, the registration number will be displayed on the screen by GMAC.
- Save and keep a copy of application form and details for further processing.
NMAT Exam Pattern
NMAT 2023 is a computer-based test that consists of 3 sections –
- Language Skills
- Logical Reasoning
- Quantitative Skills
The overall test duration is 2 hrs. There is an individual time limit for each section. Students can choose the order in which they wish to attempt the paper. All the questions in the NMAT exam are MCQ-type questions. The mode of language for NMAT 2023 is English.
Number of questions
Allotted time in minutes
NMAT Exam Syllabus
Like other MBA Entrance Exams, does not have a fixed syllabus. Based on the previous years’ NMAT exams, a comprehensive list of topics has been given below.
Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation
It is one of the most important sections in the NMAT entrance as it covers all the conceptual basis of 8-10th class mathematics. This section would not only contain questions based on mathematics but also data interpretation and data sufficiency. This section consists of 36 questions and the allotted time for this section is 52 minutes.
An overview of the topics that can be asked under Quantitative skills:
|Arithmetic||Algebra||Geometry & Mensuration||Modern Math||Data Interpretation|
|Time & Work||Equations||Lines, Angles and Triangles||Permutation & Combination||Line Graphs|
|Simple & Compound Interest||Inequalities||Polygons||Probability||Pie Chart|
|Ratio-Proportions||Logarithm||Circles||Coordinate Geometry||Bar Chart|
|Percentages||Linear Equations||Square & Rectangles||A.P, G.P and H.P||Tabular Graphs|
|Integers||Quadratic Equations||3 Dimensional Figures||Set Theory||–|
|HCF-LCM||Absolute Value||Cylinder, cones and spheres||Venn Diagrams||–|
This section covers the topics to test reading comprehension, verbal ability, and English language skills. The expected question under this section is 36 and the time allotted for this section is 28 minutes.
An overview of the topics that can be asked under Language skills:
|Synonyms||Identify the Error||RC Passages|
|Antonyms||Choose the Correct Preposition||Jumbled Sentences|
|Analogies||Sentence correction||Para Jumbles|
|Fill in the Blanks||Tenses||Odd one out|
|Cloze Test||Parts of speech||Paragraph Summary|
This section covers the evaluation of candidates analytical, critical as well as logical reasoning skills. Candidates should improve their visual as well as logical reasoning skills in order to be able to identify patterns, understand family trees, code and decode and have a sense of complex directions. This section consists of 36 questions and the allotted time for this section is 40 minutes.
An overview of the topics that can be asked under logical reasoning:
|Verbal Reasoning||Analytical Reasoning|
|Statement and Argument based Questions||Linear and Circular Arrangements|
|Statement and Assumption based Questions||Classification and syllogisms|
|Statement and Inference based Questions||Blood Relation Questions|
|Decision making||Coding and Decoding|
|Course of Action||Series and direction questions|
|Critical Reasoning||Matrix Type Questions|
|–||Blood Relation and Input-Output Questions|
NMAT 2023 – Exam Dates
|NMAT 2023 Application Window Opening Date||Aug 1, 2023|
|Last Date to Fill Registration Form||Oct 10, 2023|
|Last Date to Pay Application Fee||Oct 10, 2023|
|Scheduling Start Date||Aug 1, 2023|
|Scheduling Last Date||Oct 12, 2023|
|Admit Card Release Date||Dec 2023|
|NMAT 2023 Exam Dates||Oct 10 to Dec 19, 2023|
|Declaration of Results||Dec 2023|
NMAT 2023 – Admit Card
GMAC will release the NMAT 2023 official admit card a few days before the exam is conducted. Candidates must keep their registration number and details handy to access and download the admit card.
The steps to download the admit card are given below:
- Visit the official website of NMAT 2023.
- Search for the link that displays ‘NMAT 2023 Admit Card‘.
- Enter the login ID and password created during the registration.
- Click on the option to download the admit card. Check for all the details mentioned in the admit card and download it.
- Keep the admit card handy for future use.
NMAT 2023 – Documents Required
Candidates must carry the following documents to the examination hall. The required documents are given below:
NMAT Admit Card
Voter’s ID Card
Passport issued by the Government of India
PAN Card issued by the Government of India
NMAT 2023 – Best Books For Preparation
For the reference of the candidates some of the best books for the preparation of NMAT 2023 is provided below:
|NMAT by GMAC Official Guide||GMAC|
|Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT||Arun Sharma|
|Quantitative Aptitude||R.S. Aggarwal|
|Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT||Arun Sharma|
|Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation for the CAT||Nishit K. Sinha|
|How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT||Arun Sharma|
|Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT||Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay|
|Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension||Ajay Singh|
NMAT 2023 – Preparation Tips
- Prepare a practical timetable and follow it regularly.
- Solve previous year’s papers to analyze and increase your performance.
- Revise the topics at the end of the day.
- Make short and simple notes for quick revision.
- Don’t take the stress. Practice yoga and meditation to ease your mind.
NMAT 2023 – Test Centers
Based on the previous years NMAT test centers, the below table provides all the test centers where NMAT 2023 will be held.
NMAT Test Centers
NMAT 2023 – Cut Off
The minimum NMAT 2023 cut off for NMIMS Mumbai can be expected to be around 210-270; however, it will vary from college to college.
|Section||NMAT Cut Off 2023 (Expected)|
NMAT 2023 – Selection Process
NMAT selection process includes Group Discussion and Personal Interview (GD & PI) rounds which are conducted by the participating institutes. The participating institute might also conduct a WAT (Writing Ability Test) or Case Discussion (CD) round instead of the conventional GD round. The final decision regarding the admission will be based on the candidates’ score in NMAT online test and performance in the interview round.
Q: Can an NMAT test taker review questions and/ or sections?
Ans : No, it is not allowed to review questions in the NMAT exam.
Q: If a test taker answers to one section before the allotted sectional time, will the remaining time be added to the next section(s)?
Ans : No. If the NMAT test taker answers to one section before the allotted section time expires, the reserved time cannot be added to the next section’s allotted time.
Q: How many times can test takers take the NMAT 2023 exam?
Ans : A candidate can take the NMAT exam up to a maximum of 3 times. There is a mandatory interval of 15 days between the two attempts, so scheduling the exam in advance allows the examiner to plan the reorganization within the test window to improve the scores.
Q: How long can I use my NMAT official practice exams?
Ans : The NMAT Official Practice Exams will be accessible to you as per the End User License Agreement (EULA)
Q: when will be the last date to submit the application form of NMAT 2023?
Ans : The last date to submit the NMAT application form will probably close in the second week of November 2023.
Q: How can I request for cancellation of the NMAT exam and fee refund?
Ans : Only applicable for candidates outside India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bhutan. Candidates may cancel their exam within 7 days from the date of their NMAT test registration and receipt of full payment.
Q: What will happen if the computer malfunctions in the middle of the NMAT by GMAC test?
Ans : The NMAT test centre staff will need to reboot the computer. During this process, the examinee will not lose the answers already entered. The computer system in the test center instantly stores the answers of all the candidates.
Q: NMAT retake which score is considered?
Ans : Candidates can take 3 NMAT attempts (1 Main and 2 Re-take) and they can use the best score out of three for MBA admission.
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