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NMAT 2023

What is NMAT?

NMAT, or NMAT by GMAC, is a national-level entrance test conducted for MBA admissions at NMIMS University and other reputed B-Schools in India as well as abroad. Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies conducted NMAT until GMAC took over the authority. The national-level entrance exam, NMAT, is conducted once a year during the test window of specified days. NMAT by GMAC scores are based on the performance of candidates in three sections, namely, Language Skills, Quantitative Skills, and Logical Reasoning. Candidates can choose the exam date and venue preference during the exam window using the NMAT scheduling option. NMAT shares some features with GMAT, as candidates are allowed to choose the preferred date during a testing window, as well as self-schedule the test, time, and venue, appointment date based on the availability of seats at the preferred test center.

NMAT Exam Full Form

Earlier, the  NMAT full form was NMIMS Management Aptitude Test  and was the abbreviated form for Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) Management Aptitude Test. The exam was acquired by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) in 2015, and therefore, the NMAT has been renamed as NMAT by GMAC. As such, now the NMAT exam full form is NMAT by Graduate Management Admission Council. Prior to 2015, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai used to conduct the NMAT exclusively for admission to its MBA programs, and therefore, the full form of NMAT stood as NMIMS Management Aptitude Test. Now the  NMAT score is accepted by 30+ institutes in India and is conducted by GMAC. 

NMAT 2023 Exam Dates

Registration & Application Process1st August 2023 to 10th October 2023
Scheduling1st August 2023 to 12th October 2023
NMAT Exam Re-scheduling Dates1st August 2023 to 16th December 2023
NMAT Exam Dates10th October 2023 to 19th December 2023
NMAT 2023 Registration Retake11th October 2023 to 16th December 2023
NMAT 2023 Retake Exam Scheduling11th October 2023 to 16th December 2023
NMAT 2023 Date of Result Score Card of NMAT 2023 Exam available 48 hours after taking the exam
Last date for score card download NMAT 2023 Exam31st March 2024

NMAT 2023 is designed keeping the students’ convenience in mind.

The NMAT 2023 Notification has been released. The NMAT 2023 exam can be taken across 73 Indian cities in 76 plus conveniently located centers commencing from 10th October 2023 till 19th December 2023. The NMAT 2023 Registration Window is open between  1st August 2023 and 10th October 2023. 

No Late Registration Date as well as No Late Fees: From this year, unlike the previous years, in NMAT, you are not allowed to apply after the last date of Registration, although retake options are open. So late registration fee does not arise.

NMAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from any recognized university with a minimum of 50% aggregate are eligible to apply. Students in their final year of the bachelor’s can also apply for the NMAT 2023 exam.

However, for further changes in program eligibility criteria and admission processes of the NMAT by GMAC score-accepting programs, candidates are advised to look at the University/B School Website.

NMAT Pattern

The NMAT by GMAC™ exam gives each candidate a randomly generated test from a pool of questions, delivered one at a time. The number of questions, difficulty levels, and the time limit for each of the sections are standardized and, under normal administration conditions, are the same regardless of when and where the test is administered. Candidates have a choice of selecting the order/sequence of the test sections.

The NMAT by GMAC™ exam has the following sections:

  • Language Skills
  • Quantitative Skills
  • Logical Reasoning

Candidates must answer questions of each section within the stipulated time period.

SectionAllotted TimeNumber Of Questions
Language Skills – 36 Questions28 Minutes36
Quantitative Skills – 36 Questions52 Minutes36
Logical Reasoning – 36 Questions40 Minutes36
Total120 Minutes72

NMAT Section-wise Topic Coverage

Section-Language Skills:

The Following Topics are included.

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Analogies
  • Paragraph Forming
  • Prepositions
  • Error Identification
  • Sentence Completion

Section-Logical Reasoning:

The Following Topics are included.

  • Critical Reasoning
  • Analytical Puzzles
  • Deductions
  • Other Reasoning

Section-Quantitative Skills:

The Following Topics are included.

  • Number Properties
  • Arithmetic
  • Algebra
  • Probability
  • DI Caselets and Tables
  • DI Graphs
  • Charts

NMAT 2023 Application Fee

NMAT notice offers both in-time and late registration. Students registering in the late registration period will be charged an extra fee in addition to the fee payable during the normal registration window. Post registration, students will have the option of scheduling their exam in the given 88-day intermittent period. Students can also reschedule their exam by paying the rescheduling fee.

NMAT Test Registration Fee:  INR 2800 + Applicable taxes 

NMAT Retake Test Registration Fee:  INR 2800 + Applicable taxes 

NMAT Exam Rescheduling Fee:  INR 1200 + applicable taxes 

NMAT Fee for Additional Score Reports (beyond first five): INR 300 per Score Report + Applicable taxes

NMAT Application Fee can be paid through any of the following Payment modes:

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Debit card
  • Internet banking
  • Diners Club

NMAT Official Website –

NMAT 2023: How to Apply?

Step -I

Applicants can register for NMAT 2023 through the online registration application available on the official website from the 1st August 2023.


The next step is to fill the requisite details. Details must be entered carefully without any mistakes.


After filling the required details, applicants will be required to make the payment.


Once the payment has been successfully processed, applicants can select the time slot, date, and test center for their NMAT 2023 exam. Time slot, date, and test centers are subject to availability. The scheduling takes place on a first-come-first-serve basis. Following the scheduling of the NMAT 2023 exam, applicants will receive a confirmation mail comprising the test time, test date, and test center.

List of NMAT Accepting Colleges

As per the official NMAT by GMAC website, the following institutes accept NMAT scores for consideration for admission into their management programs:

  • SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad
  • Indian School of Business (ISB) – (Advanced Management Programme in Business Analytics (AMPBA))
  • SDA Bocconi Asia Center (formerly MISB Bocconi), Mumbai
  • SPJIMR – Mumbai (For PGMPW)
  • Xavier University, Bhubaneswar
  • TAPMI (For Mu Sigma- TAPMI L.E.A.D Program)
  • SRM University, Chennai, Delhi NCR Sonipat
  • BSE Institute Limited, Mumbai
  • Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Dehradun
  • Bennett University – Delhi, NCR
  • University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun
  • GITAM School of International Business, Visakhapatnam
  • Hyderabad Business School, GITAM University, Hyderabad
  • Jindal Global Business School – Delhi/NCR
  • BML Munjal University, Delhi
  • VIT University, Vellore
  • ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai
  • Mody University, Rajasthan
  • ICFAI Business School (IBS), Hyderabad and other locations
  • School of Inspired Leadership (Soil), Pune
  • Alliance University, Bangalore
  • Athena School of Management – Mumbai
  • Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida
  • Universal Business School, Mumbai
  • Woxsen School of Business Management, Hyderabad
  • Thapar School of Management, Chandigarh
  • ISBR Business School, Bengaluru, Karnataka
  • Jain University – CMS Business School
  • Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad
  • Amity University, Delhi NCR

NMAT 2023 Admit Card: How to download?

The NMAT 2023 Admit Card can be downloaded from the applicant’s dashboard 48 hours post scheduling the NMAT 2023 Exam. It will be mandatory to carry the NMAT Admit Card along with the required IDs, scheduling confirmation letter, and photocopy of the IDs that will be allowed to write the exam.

NMAT 2023 Rescheduling

Applicants have the option to reschedule their NMAT 2023 exam 72 hours before the scheduled exam slot. Rescheduling will depend on the availability of a time slot on a different date. Candidates will have to pay an additional fee as prescribed.

NMAT 2023 Exam – Checklist on Exam Day

Candidates are required to report at the venue 45 minutes before the commencement of the Examination.

The following documents are required at the examination venue:

  • Confirmation email from NMAT by GMAC™ authority (Soft Copy/Hard Copy)
  • Downloaded copy of NMAT by GMAC™ Admit Card from their NMAT by GMAC™ account.
  • Any other document as advised by NMAT by GMAC™ exam for differently-abled candidates.
  • One valid Photo ID in original form must be brought to the test centers.

List of Photo ID Documents:

  • Passport issued by the Government of India
  • PAN Card issued by the Government of India
  • Voter’s ID Card
  • UID/Aadhaar Card

One Valid Signature ID in the original form must be brought to the test centers.

List of Signature ID Documents:

  • Passport issued by the Government of India
  • PAN Card issued by the Government of India
  • Debit/Credit Card
  • Driver’s License
  • A health self-declaration form


Candidates will receive a score card with scaled scores for the sections and the total for NMAT by GMAC™ exam  within 48 hours of giving the exam. 

Applicants will be notified by email once your score card is ready for download.

NMAT RESULT 2023 submission is by the  First or Second week of January 2024. 

NMAT 2023: How to Retake

Applicants are allowed to take the NMAT by GMAC™ exam a maximum of three times during the specific testing period. This includes the first attempt plus a maximum of two retake attempts. Absence of the applicant on the exam slot is considered as an attempt.

Applicants can retake registration option enabled in the dashboard after NMAT Exam completion date. Applicants can register for the retake by simply clicking on the Retake section, selecting the exam mode and payment of the retake fees. Retakes can only be scheduled after the completion of a scheduled attempt, and the retake exam can only be taken after a gap of 15 days from the previous attempt. Applicants can retake Scheduling at Test Centers and Online by following the same process as in previous attempts.

Important FAQs Regarding NMAT

When will the NMAT Exam be conducted?

The NMAT exam schedule has been announced, and the registration process began on 1st August 2023. NMAT exam is conducted once a year. NMAT has a 75-day testing window from October to December 2023.

What is the fee for NMAT 2023?

The fee for appearing in the NMAT Exam is Rs. 2800.

How many times is the NMAT exam conducted in a year?

The NMAT exam is conducted once a year, and you will have a 75-day testing window from 10th October 2023 to 19th December 2023 to appear in the exam.

Which organization conducts the NMAT exam?

The NMAT exam is conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).

What is the last date to fill out the NMAT exam form?

The last date to submit the NMAT exam Application form is 10th October 2023.

Does the NMAT exam have negative marking?

No, the NMAT exam does not have negative marking.

What is the full name of NMAT?

The full form of NMAT is NMIMS Management Aptitude Test.

What is the syllabus of the NMAT exam?

The NMAT exam has 3 sections:

a. Language Skills
b. Quantitative Skills
c. Logical Reasoning

Is the NMAT exam computer-based?

Yes, the NMAT exam is conducted online.

What is the duration of the NMAT exam?

The duration of the NMAT exam is 2 hours.

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