Friday, October 15, 2021

NMAT 2021

Notification | Exam Date | Application Form | Eligibility | Exam Pattern | Syllabus | Admit card | Result | Counselling 

The NMAT 2021 by GMAC is an entrance test for admission to NMIMS and other B-schools. GMAC (The Graduate Management Admission Council) is a worldwide non-profit organisation which is engaged in mentoring graduate business colleges around the globe. GMAC is the proprietor and director of the GMAT and NMAT exams. NMAT by GMAC is a national-level MBA placement test for admission to prestigious Business Schools. Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Alliance University, SRM University, BML Munjal University, VIT University, ICFAI Business School (IBS), Ansal University, are some renowned business schools to name a few which accepts NMAT 2021 score for their admissions.

NMAT 2021 Important Dates:

Events Starting date Closing date 
NMAT Registration (Early) August 3, 2021 November 10, 2021
NMAT Late Registration November 11, 2021 November 15, 2021
NMAT Exam Scheduling August 3, 2021 November 17, 2021
NMAT Re-Scheduling August 3, 2021 December 24, 2021
NMAT 2021 Exam Delivery October 14, 2021 December 27, 2021
Registration Retake  October 15, 2021 December 24, 2021
NMAT Exam Date for Retake October 15, 2021 December 24, 2021




NMAT 2021 Application Form

NMAT 2021 application form is available online from 3rd August 2021. To fill the application form candidates had to first register for the exam. After registration, candidates had to enter their personal and academic details as well as work experience, programme, upload photographs and preference of school. After submitting details candidates have to pay the examination fee online. NMAT 2021 Application fee is Rs 2000 + Taxes for five programmes or schools. However, those applying for more than five programmes or schools had to pay an additional amount of Rs 200.

Service Fee
Test registration INR 2000 + Applicable taxes
Late test registration INR 2500 +Applicable taxes
Retake INR 2000 + Applicable taxes
Reschedule INR 1100 + Applicable taxes
Additional score reports INR 200 per score report + Applicable taxes


After successful registration candidates received an email with their unique NMAT by GMAC registration number. Candidates are allowed to edit certain details like the preference of school and contact details. NMAT application form can be filled in three steps.

Steps to apply for NMAT

Step 1: Registration by submitting first, last name, country, mobile number, email id and choose a password.

Step 2: Filling the application form by personal, contact details, work experience, programmes, schools and upload photographs. Post that accepts the terms and conditions and submits the application form.

Step 3: In the next step candidates have to pay their examination fees

Step 4: After successful registration, candidates can schedule their exam and download the admit card.

NMAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of Institutes accepting the NMAT scores have remained the same for several years. However, before applying for NMAT 2021 and the various Institutes, candidates are advised to go through their official brochure. Some of the common NMAT by GMAC eligibility criteria are -

  • The applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree (10 + 2 + 3) from a recognized University.
  • The minimum marks required in the qualifying exam is 50 per cent.
  • Candidates who will be appearing the final year of their qualifying marks can also apply.
  • There is no age limit.

NMAT 2021 Exam Pattern

NMAT will be conducted in computer-based mode. According to NMAT exam pattern, the exam will be held for 120 minutes duration and each section has separate timings. The exam comprises three sections - Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning. The question paper will carry 120 questions. NMAT exam pattern 2021 is given below.

Section No. of questions Time allotted (in minutes) Max. Marks
Quantitative Skills 48 60 32
Language Skills 32 22 48
Logical Reasoning 40 38 40
Total 120 120 120


NMAT 2021 Syllabus           

NMAT syllabus contains topics from Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning. The language skill section of NMAT comprises questions to assess a candidate's verbal ability, language structure skills and reading comprehension. While the quantitative skill section evaluates a candidate's calculative ability. Questions in the logical reasoning section are designed to tests candidates analytical skills. Check below NMAT syllabus.

Language Skills: Language usage & their rules, Para Jumble and Syntax, Grammar, Reading comprehension

Quantitative Skills: Arithmetic, Modern Mathematics, Data interpretation, Problem-solving

Logical Reasoning:  Family tree, Coding and Decoding,  Decision-making & verbal skills,  Arrangement

NMAT Admit Card 2021

NMAT admit card of NMAT is available online. Candidates can download their admit card after successful registration and payment. To download NMAT admit card candidates have to login in their NMAT by GMAC account and enter user id and password generated after registration. NMAT admit card contains the registration details and photograph. Candidates should carry the admit card along with a print out of confirmation email and two identity proofs. NMAT 2021 admit card is important and without the same candidates will not be allowed to appear in the exam

NMAT Result 2021

NMAT 2021 result will be declared in January 2021. The scores of candidates are made available within four weeks from the date of the exam. The result will be announced online and no hard copy of the same will be sent to candidates by post. To check the NMAT 2021 result, candidates have to enter their user id and password. NMAT 2021 scorecard will have a total score, sectional score and a percentile ranking of the candidate. On the basis of NMAT, scores candidates will be shortlisted for further rounds conducted by the participating institutes. The scaled scores are calculated after normalising the marks of candidates to adjust the difficulty level while the percentile scores are calculated at the end after all the candidates have appeared in the exam. After the declaration of NMAT result 2021, the scores of candidates will be sent to the business schools that they have applied.

NMAT 2021 Counselling Process

The selection procedure of NMAT 2021 would depend on the business school the student has applied. Based on NMAT scores the participating institutes will prepare merit list to select candidates for the next round of selection process. Candidates will be called for Group Discussion (GD), Writing Ability Test (WAT), Case Discussion (CD) and Personal Interview depending on the institute's selection procedure. Further, they will be offered final admission based on their NMAT scores, performance in GD/WAT/CD/PI, past academic records and work experience. The admission criteria vary as per the participating institutes.

NMAT Participating Institutes 2021

A total of 32 management institutes will accept NMAT by GMAC score 2021. Check the list of participating Universities accepting NMAT 2021 score from the list below