What is NMAT?
NMAT by GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council) or NMAT exam is a popular computer-based MBA entrance examination in India. Leading B-Schools of India shortlist top talents for admission into MBA courses offered by these colleges. The exam can be taken 3 times during a span of 3 months. Nearly 90,000 candidates register for the examination via online mode.
 NMAT 2020 Dates 

Events  Start Date  End Date 
Online Registration  02-Jul-2020  05-Oct-2020 
Scheduling of Exam  02-July-2020  18-Oct-2020 
Late Registration  06-Oct-2020  16-Oct-2020 
Registration-retake  07-Oct-2020  16-Dec-2020 
Re-scheduling  02-July-2020  16-Dec-2020 
Exam Date  06-Oct-2020  19-Dec-2020 
Re-take Scheduling  07-Oct-2020  16-Dec-2020 
Downloading of Official Score Card  Yet to be announced  31-Mar-2021 

Eligibility Criteria 

  • Candidates who have scored at least 50% marks 
  • No age limit 
  • Candidate having work experience are also eligible to apply

Candidate having work experience are also eligible to apply

Note: If any candidate is found ineligible in any of the admission stage, that candidate gets disqualified for any further process. 

Registration Fees 

Category  NMAT fees 
Test Registration (regular fee)  Rs 2000 + applicable taxes 
Test Registration (Late)  Rs 2500 + applicable taxes 
Retake exam fee  Rs 2000 + applicable taxes 
Reschedule  Rs 1100 + applicable taxes 
Request for sending NMAT Scores to B-schools other than first five  Rs 200 per B-school + applicable taxes 

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NMAT Exam Pattern 2020

Number of sections  Three 
Names of the sections 


  1. Language Skill 
  1. Quantitative Skill 
  1. Logical reasoning 
Duration of exam  2 Hours 
Language of question paper  English 
Total number of questions  120 
Section-wise number of questions 

LS -32 

QS- 40 

LR – 40 

Total marks  300 
Marking Scheme  No Negative Marking 

NMAT official website: https://www.nmat.org.in
NMAT 2020 Registration cum Application Process 

Step 1: Visit the NMAT official website
Step 2: Create an account using the email id and other basic details. A verification link is going to be sent to the email address provided. Use this link to verify and successfully create an account.

Step 3: Enter the required details in the registration form which include the following: 

  • Personal information 
  • Contact details 
  • Education qualifications along with work experience 
  • Preference of programs/schools to send scores 
  • ID, that is to be carried on the day of the test

Step 4: Upload photographs strictly in accordance with the specified format and size.
Step 5: Submit all the details and proceed to pay the fees.
Step 6: After fee payment, candidates are going to receive an “NMAT by GMAC ID”. Make a note of it.
Step 7:  After successful registration, candidates can schedule their exam, book slot, and download the admit card from the dashboard.

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