NMAT 2018 – Important Dates, Syllabus, Cut Off and more


NMAT 2018 is just around the corner. The NMAT full form is NMIMS Management Aptitude Test, which is conducted by GMAC, each year to select the best candidates for admission into various private universities in their PG management programs. NMAT by GMAC is accepted in more than 20 colleges/institutes/universities in India

. One of many salient features of this reputed exam is that the students can choose the exam date as per their preference from the 75-day set window. Also, a student can appear for as many as three times for NMAT in the same year to increase the odds of scoring high marks/percentile. Here is the article regarding all the necessary information for the Entrance Test.

Important Dates for NMAT

The important dates with regard to the NMAT exam 2018 as released on the official website. The NMAT is conducted by GMAC and unlike other exams, the NMAT is conducted over a period of time. The time period is almost two months and the candidates have the option to select dates and time slots from the given options. There is no specific date set for the admit card. The admit card will be generated only after the candidate has completed the application procedure and has submitted the required fees. The results would be announced in the second week of January.





July 03, 2018

October 03, 2018


July 03, 2018

October 16, 2018

Late Registration

October 04, 2018

October 14, 2018

Registration – Retake

October 05, 2018

December 14, 2018


July 03, 2018

December 14, 2018

Re-take Scheduling

October 5, 2018

December 14, 2018

Exam Date commences from

October 04, 2018

December 17, 2018

Final Announcement of Results

Second week of January, 2019

Last date for Official score card download

March 31, 2019

NMAT Important Dates

NMAT Eligibility Criteria

As per the procedure of NMAT registration, the following eligibility criteria are to be satisfied by the candidates to be eligible for appearing for the entrance exam.

  • Candidate should have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute/college/institute
  • The candidate must secure 50% or above in the bachelor’s degree in all the years of university education
  • Candidates in the final year of their graduation are also eligible to appear for this exam, and
  • Also, the eligibility criteria for B-schools accepting NMAT exam score varies from institute to institute.

Therefore the candidates are advised to ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria set by the B- schools they desire to enter. For this candidates must visit the official website of all the colleges accepting the NMAT exam score.

NMAT Eligibility Criteria

NMAT Admit Card/Call Letter

The admit card for admissions 2019-21 are going to be held in December 2018 is expected to be distributed online soon after the completion of the registration process. Candidates are advised to visit the official website of NMAT and click the admit card button to download their admit card. Then, they are required to enter the User ID and Password allotted to them at the time of registration.

The link to download the admit card will be open during the exam period, i.e. October 4 – December 2018, provided the candidate has successfully registered himself/herself for the exam. After the successful registration and fee payment, the NMAT admit card would be generated within 24 hours.

Admit Card Download Procedure

  • Visit the official website of NMAT
  • Enter your login details – Email ID and Password.
  • Click on NMAT 2018 admit card.
  • Download admit card and take a print out
  • Save a soft copy for future purposes.

NMAT Admit Card

NMAT Exam Pattern

The exam pattern is fairly simple as there are no negative markings for any incorrect or unattempted question. The total number of marks is 360 and the duration is 120 minutes. Entrance Exam is divided into three sections, with the mostly of objective type of questions.

Overview of NMAT Paper Pattern

Here is an overview of the exam pattern.

  • The exam is conducted in the online mode only.
  • Candidates will be assigned a seat with a desktop or a computer with the official NMAT software.
  • The questions in the exam of objective nature only.
  • Each question would have 5 choices instead of the traditional 4.
  • Duration of the exam is 120 minutes.
  • The total number of questions is 120, divided into 3 sections.
  • The total marks or maximum marks a candidate can score is 360.
S.No. Section Number of questions Sectional Duration (mins)
1. Language Skills 32 22
2. Quantitative Skills 48 60
3. Logical Reasoning Skills 40 38
  Total 120 120

NMAT Exam Pattern

NMAT Syllabus

Here is the NMAT Quant Syllabus along with Logical Reasoning and Language Syllabus

Language Skills Quantitative Skills Logical Reasoning
Reading comprehension passages Data Analysis, Data Sufficiency and Data Interpretation Analytical reasoning and critical reasoning, based on identifying inference and conclusions from a set of sentences
Para-jumbles, Numbers (HCF, LCM, Divisibility, factorials, Remainder theorem, last digits) series completion
Grammar-based correction of sentences, Ratio proportion and partnership, blood relations
Sentence correction, Percentages, simple and compound interests, linear and circular arrangements
Vocabulary based questions, Mixtures and allegations, coding and decoding
Parts of speech Time speed distance and time and work puzzles, syllogisms
Correction of grammatical errors Geometry and mensuration calendars and clocks
Permutations and combination
Probability, trigonometry, algebra

NMAT Syllabus

NMAT Results

The ongoing NMAT 2018 exam is scheduled to be over by 17 December 2018 as a large number of candidates would opt to reschedule and retake the test during this period of over 2 months. The results of the online examination will be accessible through the official website after not more than 5 weeks, i.e. during January 2019. Like every year, candidates would be required to authenticate using their ID, password to access their scorecards in which the scores in each of the sections viz. Quantitative skills, Language skills, and Logical Reasoning skills will be displayed. The scores in each section will be scaled so as to quantify the relative performances of candidates with respect to a common reference level. This procedure of normalization would call for better judgment of a large number of candidates.

NMAT Results

NMAT Cut Off

The NMAT cut off was between 208-210 last year for NMIMS. It is expected to lie in the same range this time as well. Sectional cutoff that can be expected for 2018 are:

  1. Logical reasoning – 50
  2. Language skills – 55
  3. Quantitative techniques – 60

The table below shows the cutoff distribution for last year:

NMIMS Campus Quantitative Techniques Logical Reasoning Language Skills Overall Score
MBA & MBA in HR (Mumbai) 65 50 55 207
MBA Pharma (Mumbai) 45 45 45 160
PGDM Programme (Bangalore & Hyderabad) 60 50 50 190

A clear perspective of the upcoming exam’s cutoff can be framed by observing the above-mentioned cutoffs. The maximum range of cutoff marks can also be estimated if one goes through the previous records of cutoffs.

NMAT Cut Off

NMAT Participating Colleges/Universities

Colleges/Universities accepting NMAT
SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad
Xavier University, Bhubaneswar
MISB Bocconi, Mumbai
ICFAI Business School (IBS), Hyderabad and other locations
Alliance University, Bangalore
Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University
BSE Institute Limited
Amity University, Delhi NCR
Thapar School of Management, Chandigarh
Benett University, Greater Noida
SRM University, Chennai, Delhi NCR Sonipat
Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida
University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun
Woxsen School of Business Management, Hyderabad
BML Munjal University, Delhi
VIT University, Vellore
ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai
Mody University, Rajasthan
GITAM School of International Business, Visakhapatnam
Hyderabad Business School, GITAM University, Hyderabad
Jindal Global Business school – Delhi/NCR
List of South African and Philippines colleges/universities accepting NMAT score

Colleges Accepting NMAT Score

This was all the information you need regarding the NMAT exam. Candidates note that GMAC is not responsible for any further admission procedure and the colleges and institutes accepting NMAT have the liberty to set their own cutoffs.