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NMAT 2019 – Application Form, Pattern, Syllabus

NMAT 2019 – Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has released the registration form for NMAT 2019. Aspirants can apply online at The NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) is scheduled to be held from October 04 to December 17, 2019. GMAC conducts NMAT 2019 in the computer-based mode for admission to management courses. In NMAT Exam 2019, there are 120 questions no negative marking for incorrect responses. Here on this page, Aglasem has brought you complete information regarding NMAT 2019 exam pattern, exam date, eligibility, syllabus, preparation, etc.

Latest: NMAT 2019 Application Form Released. Apply Here.

NMAT 2019

NMAT 2019 Scores are accepted at 41 colleges in India, South Africa, and the Philippines. After the announcement of NMAT 2019 Result for the academic session 2019-21, GMAC automatically sends the scores to the applied colleges.

NMAT 2019 Exam Dates – The official notification of NMAT dates has been released, check the table below.

NMAT 2019 Start date End date
Registration 02 Jul 2019 03 Oct 2019
Scheduling 02 Jul 2019 16 Oct 2019
Late Registration 04 Oct 2019 14 Oct 2019
Registration Retake 05 Oct 2019 14 Dec 2019
Rescheduling 02 Jul 2019 14 Dec 2019
Re-take Scheduling 05 Oct 2019 14 Dec 2019
Exam 04 Oct 2019 17 Dec 2019
Result in 3rd week of Jan 2020
Score Car Download 31 Mar 2020

For more detailed information, follow the quick links given below.

NMAT 2019 Eligibility

As such, there is no specific eligibility defined by the exam conducting body. So, candidates have to look at the associated institutes’ website to check the detailed eligibility. Moreover, having a minimum qualification of 10+2+3 is compulsory for every candidate. Regarding NMAT 2019, candidates should keep the following things in mind.

  • Candidates completing the registration process and pay the fees as per the terms and conditions of GMAC are eligible to give the exam.
  • You must check the eligibility of each university and college individually.

Why choose NMAT by GMAC?

The NMAT is popular among candidates for the following reasons. Click Here to know more about NMAT.

75 Day Test Window

Candidates have the option to take the test any time within the specified window. So, it is convenient for the students to manage the test schedule as compared to the fixed schedule of other exams. Test takers have the choice to select the date and time of the test in a real-time mode, based on seat availability at each of the centers.

Option To Retake NMAT

Students have the opportunity to improve the score which is not possible in other exams. You can take multiple times to get a good result in the exam. In total, an aspirant can take the test three times(including No Shows).

Negative Marking

As compared to other exams, there is no negative marking in this exam. Therefore, candidates can make informed guesses and don’t have to drop a question in the test.

Equated Result

The result for the NMAT releases after four to five weeks after the test. The result is scaled to maintain parity and fairness in the exam. Such that, candidate having difficult question paper does not have any disadvantage over other candidates.

NMAT 2019 Application Process

The NMAT 2019 forms have been released online on the official website of GMAC. First of all, candidates have to register to fill the NMAT application form. You need to enter the candidate’s name and contact details to complete the first step of the application process. Further, after the proper verification, candidates get the login details in the registered email id and phone number. After that use these credentials to access the student’s dashboard.

You have the option to fill the form in multiple sessions but ensure that you complete the same before the registration ends. 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.

Application Fee

To submit the NMAT 2019 Application Form, the candidates need to pay the following amount as provided in the table below. Moreover, you can pay the fee via visa card, master card, mobile wallets, etc.

Service Application Fee for NMAT 2019
Test Registration (Early) Rs. 2000 + applicable taxes
Test Registration (Late) Rs. 2500 + applicable taxes
Retake fee Rs. 2000 + applicable taxes
Reschedule Rs. 1100 + applicable taxes
Additional Score Reports (beyond first five) Rs. 200 per score report + applicable taxes

NMAT 2019 Exam Pattern

To prepare for the exam, it is necessary that candidates carefully look at the exam pattern of NMAT. The exam is a computer-based test with a sectional limit for each section. Though candidates have the option to choose the order in which they have to attempt the sections.

Mode of Examination

  • The exam is an online computer-based test.
  • Candidates have to complete the test in 120 minutes or 2 hours.

Questions in the Examination

  • 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, the paper is divided into three sections.
  • The sections are Language Skills, Quantitative Skills, and Logical Reasoning.

Marking Scheme

  • Each question carries three marks in the paper.
  • The maximum marks for the exam are 360.
  • There is no negative marking in this test.
Sections 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
120 120 Minutes 360

Exam Pattern FAQs

Q. If 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.

Q. Can a test taker review questions and /or sections?

A. Yes, you can mark, flag or unflag questions in the sections in the sectional limit only. Once a test taker has moved ahead from one section to the next section, he/she will not be able to return to the previous section.

NMAT 2019 Syllabus

Candidates after checking the exam pattern of NMAT must check the syllabus for the exam thoroughly. As most of the topics are the same as other management entrance examinations. The paper has three sections and its topics are given below.

To download the NMAT 2019 Syllabus, Click Here.

Language Skills

Reading Comprehension, Mark the error, Analogies, Synonyms, Jumbled paragraphs, Fill in the blanks, etc.

Quantitative Skills

Number system, Data Interpretation, Fractions, Profit and Losses, HCF and LCM, Ratio and Proportion, Simplification, Decimals, Percentage, Partnership, etc.

Logical Reasoning

Sitting arrangement, Classifications, Coding-decoding, Direction sense test, Inequalities, Blood relations, Decision making, Syllogism, Arithmetical operations, Machine input, etc.

NMAT 2019 Books

Before you start your preparation for NMAT 2019, it is important to 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 2019 and grab a copy of it. Most importantly, you can any one of them which you find convenient for you.

Book Grab Your Copy
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations by R.S Aggarwal Get Here

50 Plus Solved Papers MBA Entrances by Ajay Singh

Get Here
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 2019 Preparation

Candidates have to prepare for NMAT according to its exam pattern and syllabus. Here are some tips you can follow for your preparation.

Language Skills

  • While reading comprehension or passage, you should mark the important phrases, words and other sentences with relevant information and data. Once you are done, it becomes easy to solve the questions related to it. In the exam, you have to make a map of all the information mentally.
  • Another part of the language skills section is based on vocabulary. You can prepare for NMAT 2019 and enhance your vocabulary by reading the editorial section of daily newspapers and magazines. This is going to assist you to improve the contextual usage of words.

Quantitative Skills

  • For this, you need to increase your speed and accuracy to solve nearly 30-35 questions. The time is not a bar in this section but the major concern is that the questions need to be solved manually and it’s a time-consuming process.
  • Therefore, you must learn the shortcuts and tricks to solve the questions and learn time management.
  • In this section, solving previous year question papers, taking mock tests and sample papers really works.

Logical Reasoning

  • To get answers to the questions, practicing is the key. Try solving as many questions as possible. With practice, you will be able to identify the questions that could be solved easily and are going to take minimum time. This way attempting maximum number of questions in the given fixed time will be easy.
  • Solve similar type of questions in a just one way. This will help you to remember the procedure and thus solving the questions will become easy. While practicing, if you find something difficult take note of it. And revise it until you get hold of it.

NMAT 2019 Selection Process

First of all, candidates have to appear for NMAT 2019 to qualify the written round. The scorecard releases within two to three weeks after taking the test. Further cutoffs will release for the colleges who are accepting the NMAT scores. Candidates after checking the cutoff with their scores have to attend the admission process of the respective institutes. Generally, Most of the management colleges or universities have written ability test, group discussion, and personal interview. The complete details regarding the admission process will be available on the official websites of the participating institutes.

NMAT 2019 Admit Card

Candidates receive the admit card just after the completion of the application process. The test location will be as selected by you for the NMAT exam. You can download the admit card 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 to prove your identity to the test administrator. Keep the admit card for NMAT 2019 Retake or for future admission process.

Test Locations

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.

Cities Region
Agra, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Delhi, Faridabad, Gurgaon,
Jammu, Kanpur, Lucknow, Noida, Patiala, Varanasi
Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Mumbai, Nagpur,
Nasik, Pune, Pilani, Surat, Vadodara
Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Hyderabad, Manipal, Mysore,
Tiruchirapalli, Vellore, Vizag, Vijayawada
Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Raipur Central
Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Jamshedpur, Kolkata,
Patna, Ranchi, Shillong

NMAT 2019 Score Card

The exam conducting body releases the NMAT scorecard after the conduction of the exam. As students keep taking the exam, the scorecard will release in the regular interval. In the scorecard, you will find the marks and percentile of the individual sections. If you are not satisfied with the results, then you can apply to retake the NMAT exam. A candidate can give 2 retakes after the main exam to improve their scores.

The result for NMAT 2019 releases window wise. There are 5 windows for example in the first phase, the result of those students release who give the test in the first 15 days of exam schedule. However, the final result releases cumulatively for all the candidates together. Candidates clearing the cutoff need to appear for the GDPI round of respective colleges.

Section Score Range
Quantitative Skills 0-144
Language Skills 0-96
Logical Reasoning skills 0-120
Total 0-360

NMAT 2019 Final Result

After the conduction of all the test schedules, candidates will get the final result in the month of January 2020. The final result will contain the scaled scores and the percentile scores of each section. Candidates have to carry the copy of the result during the admission process in which you are qualified to attend GDPI round. Candidates must check their email regularly for any communication by NMAT by GMAC.

What is a Scaled Score?

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.

What is a Percentile Score?

Final percentile score shows how many students among the total number of candidates have scored marks less than you. The result will be sent to schools to start the further round of selection process.

NMAT 2019 Retake and Reschedule

You can give three attempts within the 75 days window after registering for the exam. A minimum gap of 15 days is required between two attempts. It should be noted that “First come First serve” principle applies to both registration and scheduling.

The earlier you register and make a payment, the earlier you will able to schedule the test. So, it will increase your chances of getting a preferred date, time and test location.

You can schedule the exam through Schedule/Reschedule exam tab in the candidate dashboard available in the NMAT by GMAC account. Also, you can decide to reschedule your test not later than 72 hours prior to the scheduled test. Select date, time and test center, subject to availability, by paying an additional fee via online payment.

NMAT 2019 Sample Paper

Candidates planning to give NMAT 2019 can boost their preparation after solving the sample paper by GMAC. The paper is completely according to NMAT exam pattern which will help you to know the types of questions in this test. Check the sample paper below or Click Here.

Universities/ Colleges accepting the NMAT Scores

You can know more institutes at their official website and their admission procedure. There are 29 colleges in India, 7 in Soth Africa, and 5 in the Phillipines.

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

Official website:

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How many NMAT conducts in a year?

A. The exam takes place only once a year. Though it conducts in multiple days in the 75 days window.

Q. Is NMAT Easier than CAT?

A. Well, NMAT is easier than CAT but the high competition makes it tough.

Q. How can I retake NMAT?

A. You can retake nmat after the first attempt. you need to fix the schedule and pay the applicable amount.

Insofar, all the information is according to last year information brochure. As soon as, NMAT 2019 notification is released, all the details of this exam will be updated here.

For any doubts regarding NMAT 2019, please let us know in comments below.

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