The Registration for NMAT 2018 has been started from July 03, 2018. To appear for the entrance test, you can Register until October 03, 2018. The NMAT 2018 Exam is scheduled to take place from October 04 to December 17, 2018. In the 75 days window, you can take a total of 3 attempts(including no-shows). After the announcement of the result, the scores will be automatically sent to the institutes selected by you during the registration process. The Final Admission will take place after the conduction of Group Discussion & Personal Interview round. Moreover, the selection process for different management institutes may vary. Candidates can check the eligibility criteria, registration process, important dates, syllabus, exam pattern, preparation and more details about the NMAT 2018 Exam from this page.
About NMAT: NMIMS Management Aptitude Test is conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). It is a national level management entrance examination, which is held in online mode. In this exam, a candidate can take 3 attempts, in the 75 days window. The scores for NMAT 2018 by GMAC will be used for admission in NMIMS campuses. Other management institutes such as Great Lakes, Alliance University also accept its score.
NMAT exam is easy to attempt though candidates need to work on their speed to get good scores. The exam is all about managing your time while maximizing your attempts with accuracy. In the exam, there is no negative marking but the normalization takes place while calculating the final result.
NMAT 2018 Exam Dates
The complete schedule for NMAT 2018 is available, check the important dates in the table given below.
|NMAT 2018 Events||Important Dates|
|Commencement of Registration Process||03 Jul 2018|
|End of Registration Process||03 Oct 2018|
|Exam Scheduling will start from||03 Jul 2018|
|Exam Scheduling will end on||16 Oct 2018|
|Late Registration will start from||04 Oct 2018|
|Late Registration will end on||14 Oct 2018|
|Registration Retake to start from||05 Oct 2018|
|Registration Retake to end on||14 Dec 2018|
|Rescheduling to start from||03 Jul 2018|
|Rescheduling to end on||14 Dec 2018|
|Re-take Scheduling to begin from||05 Oct 2018|
|Exam||04 Oct-17 Dec 2018|
|Result in||2nd week of Jan 2019|
|Score Card Download||31 Mar 2019|
For more detailed information, follow the quick links given below.
NMAT 2018 Application Form
The NMAT 2018 Application Form will available online on the official website of GMAC. You must complete registration before the last date of the same.
Follow the steps to apply given below.
- First of all, candidates have to register to fill the NMAT Application Form.
- Next, you will need to enter candidate’s name and contact details to complete the first step of the application process.
- Further, after the proper verification, candidates will receive the login details at the registered email id and phone number. After that use these credentials to access the student’s dashboard.
- In the application form, candidates have to enter the personal, educational and work experience details correctly.
- Moreover, select the school preference wisely in which you have high chances of selection.
- Finally, pay the application fee which is the same for all the candidates.
- Aspirants who have chosen more than 5 colleges, have to pay additional INR 200 for each additional college.
For complete details regarding NMAT 2018 Application Process Click Here
NMAT by GMAC application fee according to the official website is available below. You can pay the fee via visa card, master card, mobile wallets etc.
|Service||Old Application Fee for NMAT 2018||Revised Application Fee for NMAT 2018|
|Test Registration (Early)||Rs. 1900 + applicable taxes||Rs. 2000 + applicable taxes|
|Test Registration (Late)||Rs. 2000 + applicable taxes||Rs. 2500 + applicable taxes|
|Retake fee||Rs. 1900 + applicable taxes||Rs. 2000 + applicable taxes|
|Reschedule||Rs. 1100 + applicable taxes||Rs. 1100 + applicable taxes|
|Additional Score Reports (beyond first five)||Rs. 200 per score report + applicable taxes||Rs. 200 per score report + applicable taxes|
Why Apply For NMAT 2018?
In the plethora of management entrance exam, NMAT is also very popular among MBA aspirants. It is different from other exams for the following reasons as mentioned below.
Unlike other entrance exams, NMAT takes place in the 75-days test window. Candidates have the option to schedule the test timings according to their convenience. This way they can schedule according to the fixed dates of exams like CAT, IIFT etc.
In the exam, you will have the option to choose the order of the sections. This way you can attempt your strong sections first and weak section in the last.
As compared to other exams, there is no negative marking in NMAT. Such that, candidates can atleast attempt question without thinking for a reduction in marks due to negative marking.
NMAT gives the option to retake the exam. It is useful for candidates who want to improve their score in the next attempt. This way you can improve your chances to get selected in top colleges of NMAT 2018. A candidate can give a maximum of 2 re-attempts after the first exam.
The NMAT Result usually releases after two to five weeks after the completion of the test window. The final result will be scaled to maintain parity and fairness in the exam. Like this, candidate having difficult question paper does not have any disadvantage over other candidates.
NMAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria
Check the following eligibility criteria set by the exam conducting authority of NMAT 2018.
- A candidate who will complete the registration process and pay the fees is eligible for the test. Moreover, do the same according to the terms and conditions of NMAT by GMAC.
- It is advisable that you check the eligibility of each university and college individually in which they plan to apply. The same is available on the official website of NMAT by GMAC.
- If a student registers for the test and found ineligible for a specific programme then, the test fee is non-refundable.
The NMAT Registration window is open for three months. Such that you have sufficient time to register for NMAT. Though it is advisable that you fill the form as early as possible. In this exam, there is “First come First serve” principle applicable for both registration and scheduling. So, in order to get a preferred date, time slot, and Test Centre, you must complete the process early. Moreover, It will help to plan the retake scheduling accordingly.
NMAT 2018 Selection Process
The selection process for admission in management programme is a four-step process.
- Written Examination – First of all, candidates have to appear for NMAT 2018 to clear the written round.
- Result – The scorecard will release within two to three weeks after the conduction of the exam. It will contain the sectional and overall percentile.
- Cut Off – Further, on completion of the test window, cutoffs will release for the colleges who are accepting the NMAT scores. Candidates after checking the cutoff have to attend the admission process of the respective institutes
- GDPI – It generally includes written ability test, group discussion, and personal interview round. The complete details regarding the admission process are available on the official websites of the participating institutes. You can check the check the same at NMAT by GMAC website also.
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NMAT 2018 Exam Pattern
The exam pattern of NMAT is more or less similar to other major entrance examinations. Moreover, NMAT is a computer-based test with a sectional limit fixed for each section of the test. Most importantly, candidates have the option to choose the order of the sections.
Mode of Examination
- The exam is an online computer-based test.
- The maximum duration of the exam is 120 minutes or 2 hours.
Total Number of Questions
- All the questions in the exam are multiple choice questions with 5 options each.
- There are total 120 questions in the exam.
Number of Sections
- In total, there are three sections in the paper.
- The sections are Language Skills, Quantitative Skills, and Logical Reasoning.
- Each question carries three marks in the paper.
- The maximum marks for the exam are 360.
- There is no negative marking in this test.
|Section||Number of Questions||Time Limit||Range of Score|
|Language Skills||32||22 Minutes||0-96|
|Quantitative Skills||48||60 Minutes||0-144|
|Logical Reasoning||40||38 Minutes||0-120|
Exam Pattern FAQs
Q. Will a test taker have the option to review questions or sections during the test?
A. Yes, candidates will have the option to mark, flag or unflag the questions of a section. Thus, you can do the same within the sectional limit only. Once a candidate moves to a next section, then he/she will not able to return to the previous section.
Q. In case the time left for any section, does the balance time get added to the next section(s)?
A. No, candidates can review or mark answers in the sectional limit only. You can either completely utilize this time or move to the next section directly.
NMAT 2018 Syllabus
The exam has three sections -Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning. In the present article, we will discuss each section separately. Further, you can read the best way to deal with the syllabus to score best in the exam.
Download Complete NMAT 2018 Syllabus Here
|Reading Comprehension||Syntax Correction||Para jumbles|
|Fill in the blanks||Idioms||Synonyms|
|Sentence Completion||Analogies||Language usage|
|Linear/Quadratic Equation||Bar graph||2D and 3 D Geometry|
|Line graph||Tables||Modern Math|
|Profit and Loss||Average||Time-Speed-Distance|
|Work/Time||Mixture Alligations||Simple/Compound interest|
|Mensuration||Probability||Permutations and Combinations|
|Coordinate Geometry||Data Sufficiency||–|
|Classifications||Coding-decoding||Direction sense test|
|Inequalities||Blood relations||Decision making|
|Sitting arrangement||Syllogism||Arithmetical operations|
|Analogy||Alphanumeric sequence puzzle||Sequential output tracing|
|Machine input||Logical Venn diagram||Alphabet test|
|Puzzle test||Mathematical operations||Eligibility test|
|Ranking||Time Sequence Test||Logical sequence test|
|Situation reaction test||Inserting the missing characters||Data Sufficiency|
|Verification of truth of the statement||Assertion and reason||–|
|Classification||Figure matrix||Cubes and dice|
|Construction of squares and triangles||Dot situation||Completion of incomplete pattern|
|Spotting out the embedded figures||Paper folding & Cutting||Grouping of identical figures|
|Deriving conclusion from passages||Statements and course of action||Cause and effect reasoning|
|Statements and argument||Drawing inference||Calendars|
|Statements and assumption||Clocks||Puzzles|
|Theme detection||Statement and Conclusion||Odd figures or Odd man out|
|Sequence and series||Seating arrangement||–|
How To Prepare for NMAT 2018
The preparation of NMAT requires that you compete in all the sections equally to get scores above 200. As the prospects of getting a top college increase multiple times. The most important aspect of preparation is that you practice regularly. Clearing the topics is necessary but only after giving tests you will able to know the areas where you are lacking. So, to boost your preparation we have brought you some preparation strategies for each section separately below.
#1. NMAT 2018 Language Skills Preparation
For this section, you must improve your reading speed, vocabulary, and Grammar. Moreover, you must attempt his section fast. Being an easy section you must maximum questions out of 32 in the total time of 22 Minutes.
Reading comprehension usually takes a lot of time. Thus, most of the students prefer to leave such questions in the final examination. If you follow the proper strategy then you don’t need to leave questions and lose marks. You can follow the simple tips given below to boost your preparation.
- Buy an updated English Dictionary from the market or you can download an app for the same.
- Read the editorial pages from any leading English Newspaper, Magazine or Book regularly.
- Mark and write down the difficult words and search for its synonyms & antonyms as well.
- Regular practice will help you to build a strong Vocabulary.
- The best way to excel in this section is to focus on reading. This will help you build a strong vocabulary as well as improve you grammar awareness.
- Give mock tests to check your speed and accuracy.
NMAT 2018 Preparation Tips Click Here
#2. NMAT 2018 Quantitative Skills Preparation
A total number of questions in this section are 48. Thus, you need to complete a maximum number of questions in 60 minutes. This section consists of Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency, and Quantitative Aptitude questions. In this part of the paper score completely depends on your concepts and practice.
The average time allotted to each question is quite less. The technique which may work here is to attempt the easier questions first. Follow the given tips to strategize the attempt of this section.
- Go through the complete QA syllabus of NMAT 2018. Then, divide the section into easy and tough section according to your current clarity of topic.
- Allot a certain time period to first complete the easy part. This will give you confidence and motivation to then move to deal with the tough questions.
- Make a sheet which contains all the important formulas and concepts. This will help you at the time of revision.
- Practice questions in the given time. This will help you maintain the speed and accuracy in the final exam.
- Most importantly, practice mock tests before the exam for the better preparation.
#3. NMAT 2018 Logical Reasoning Preparation
In this section, you must attempt maximum out of 40 questions in 38 minutes. This section will test on the basis of your ability to analyze the situation with the logic in the given period of time. LR in NMAT 2018 requires strenuous practice to secure the best scores.
Logical reasoning tests a student’s mental ability to comprehend a certain given situation. Usually, in this section, you will find most questions based on puzzles and critical reasoning. As they are the best way to assess the aspirant’s capabilities.
- Divide the syllabus as per your understanding of easy or tough.
- Complete the easy topics as soon as possible. So, that you have time in hand to prepare for the tough topics.
- Reading the question carefully is the key to reasoning.
- It is advisable that you do not assume anything on their own in a question..
- Logical reasoning questions play with words and that is why focus on the word usage.
- Time given per question is quite less in this section. Students need to work on their speed as well with keeping the accuracy on the mind.
- The best way to achieve a good score in this section is to give mock tests online.
NMAT 2018 Sample Paper
Candidates planning to give NMAT 2018 can boost their preparation after solving the sample paper by GMAC. The paper is completely according to NMAT exam pattern. It will help you to know the types of questions that can come in this test. Check the sample paper below or Click Here.
NMAT 2018 Books
For the better preparation of the exam, you must have access to most recommended books for the exam. Moreover, these books will guide and assist you to score high. Let’s have a look at the best books for NMAT 2018 and grab a copy of it. Most importantly, you can any one of them which you find convenient for you.
Click Here To Refer Recommended NMAT 2018 Books
|Book||Grab Your Copy|
|Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations by R.S Aggarwal||Get Here|
50 Plus Solved Papers MBA Entrances by Ajay Singh
|Objective General English by R.S Aggarwal||Get Here|
|Quantitative Aptitude For CAT by Arun Sharma||Get Here|
|A Modern Approach To Logical Reasoning by R.S Aggarwal||Get Here|
|Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance Examinations by Abhijit Guha||Get Here|
|Logical and Analytical Reasoning by Ashok Gupta||Get Here|
NMAT 2018 Admit Card
The admit card just will available just after the completion of the candidate’s application process. The test location will be the same as selected by you for the entrance exam. It can be downloaded from the student dashboard after entering the valid NMAT login credentials. Moreover, it is important that you carry the admit card along with ID proofs on the exam day. It will be helpful to prove your identity to the invigilator.
Moreover, the test administrator will complete the biometric process. Further, sign it and put the stamp on the admit card. Keep the admit card of NMAT 2018 for retake or future admission process. It is useful because you need to carry the same admit card having the signature of the invigilator in the next attempt.
Admit Card Complete Details | Important Documents – Check Here
Photo ID (containing candidate name and photo)
- PAN Card
- Voter’s ID
- UID ( Aadhar Card )
Signature ID (containing candidate name and signature)
- PAN Card
- Debit/Credit card
- Driver’s license
NMAT 2018 Exam Center
The test will take place across 44 cities all over India. Moreover, there are also four international locations which are Kathmandu, Thimphu, Dhaka, and Colombo.
|North||Agra, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Delhi, Faridabad, Gurgaon,
Jammu, Kanpur, Lucknow, Noida, Patiala, Varanasi
|West||Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Mumbai, Nagpur,
Nasik, Pune, Pilani, Surat, Vadodara
|South||Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Hyderabad, Manipal, Mysore,
Tiruchirapalli, Vellore, Vizag, Vijayawada
|Central||Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Raipur|
|East||Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Jamshedpur, Kolkata,
Patna, Ranchi, Shillong
NMAT 2018 Exam Retake
In NMAT, candidates can give a maximum of three attempts within the 75 days test window. Which means 2 re-attempts(including No-shows) and the first attempt. It is necessary that candidates maintain a minimum of 15 days gap between two attempts.
For this, you need to apply for the exam as early as possible. Otherwise, you will not have much time to prepare and schedule for the next attempt. Most noteworthy, the “First come First serve” principle applies to retake scheduling also.
NMAT 2019 Rescheduling
Aspirants can schedule the exam through Schedule/Reschedule exam tab in candidate dashboard available in the NMAT by GMAC account. In this, you need to again select the test timings and dates. Ensure that you keep sufficient time for the preparation of the next attempt.
Most importantly, you can decide to reschedule your test not later than 72 hours prior to the scheduled test. Complete the rescheduling by choosing the exam date, time and test center, by paying an additional fee via online payment.
NMAT 2018 Score Card
Once the exam is over, the exam conducting body will release the scorecard on the official website. As students keep taking the exam, the scorecard will release in the regular interval. It is usually available 15 days after the conduction of the test. You have to access the NMAT student dashboard to check the result.
Moreover, NMAT By GMAC will itself intimate you on the registered email-id regarding the scorecard availability. Candidates must download the scorecard to compare their in the marks in the subsequent retakes. Basically, in the scorecard, you will find the marks and percentile of the individual sections. Further, the final result will release after complete the completion 75 days test window.
NMAT 2018 Final Result
After the conduction of all the test schedules, candidates will receive the final result in the month of January 2019. The final result will contain the scaled scores and the percentile scores for each section. Candidates have to carry the copy of the result during the admission process to attend GDPI round. Candidates must check their email regularly for any communication by NMAT by GMAC.
This is the score which is equated to account for any differences in overall difficulty. Such a process ensures that scores are comparable and not affected by different candidates getting the different question papers.
Final percentile score shows how many students among the total number of candidates have scored marks less than you. The selected schools will receive your score automatically to initiate the further round of selection process.
Universities/ Colleges accepting NMAT Scores
|Colleges/ Universities||Official Website Links|
|SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies||Click Here|
|Xavier University||Click Here|
|MISB Bocconi||Click Here|
|ICFAI Business School (IBS), Hyderabad and other locations||Click Here|
|Alliance University||Click Here|
|Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University||Click Here|
|BSE Institute Limited||Click Here|
|Amity University||Click Here|
|Thapar School of Management||Click Here|
|Bennett University||Click Here|
|SRM University Chennai, Delhi NCR Sonipat||Click Here|
|Shiv Nadar University||Click Here|
|University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES)||Click Here|
|Woxsen School of Business Management||Click Here|
|BML Munjal University||Click Here|
|VIT University||Click Here|
|ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai||Click Here|
|Mody University||Click Here|
|GITAM School of International Business, Visakhapatnam||Click Here|
|Hyderabad Business School, GITAM University||Click Here|
|Jindal Global Business school – Delhi/NCR||Click Here|
About GMAC – The Graduate Management Admission Council conducts management exams for admission in various MBA colleges. The popular exam conducted by them is NMAT & GMAT. The GMAC is basically a non-profit organization which provides services to academic institutions and graduate management education students. It has 212 member schools from 22 countries worldwide.
Official website: www.nmat.org.in