All About NMAT

All About NMAT

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NMAT (NMIMS Management Aptitude Test) is conducted annually by the Graduate Management Admission Council, which is also responsible for conducting the GMAT. This exam opens the gates of admission to some top B-Schools of the nation. The list includes the likes of NMIMS(all campuses), SPJIMR, XIMB, TAPMI, VIT, SDA BOCCONI and many more. It provides you three chances to make it to your dream B-School and not worry about having a bad day in the field. The added benefit of setting the field according to your choice is what makes NMAT a go-to exam among the aspirants. You can find a complete list of necessary information in the table below to get you started with your preparation.


Conducted By

Graduate Management Admission Council

Notification Release

First Week of August

Exam Registration Link

Exam Fee

●     Rs 2600/attempt

●     Extra for each Institute

Exam Mode

●     Computer Based Test to be taken at centre

●     Computer Based Test to be taken at home

Nature of Exam

●     Adaptive test(Next question would depend on your response to the previous question)

●     Questions cannot be skipped

Registration Closing

Mid October

Exam Date

Candidates can give 3 attempts in the 2 month long testing window which is usually from Mid October to Mid December. There should be a gap of minimum 15 days between 2 attempts.

Number of Sections


Name of Sections

●     Language Skills(36 Questions)

●     Quantitative Skills(36 Questions)

●     Logical Reasoning(36 Questions)

●     Candidates can select their preferred order

Number of Questions


Total Score


Score Range


Sectional Timing

●     Language Skills- 28 Minutes

●     Quantitative Skills- 52 Minutes

●     Logical Reasoning- 40 Minutes

Exam Duration

120 Minutes

Difficulty Level


Number of Options for MCQs


Exam Result

●     Unofficial scorecard will be available immediately after exam

●     Official scorecard will be available 48 hours after the exam on the NMAT website

Recent Changes

●     Removed late registration

●     Reduced number of questions from 120 to 108




Language Skills

This section measures your ability to read and understand written material, to evaluate arguments and to correct written material to conform to standard written English.

●     Reading Comprehensions

●     Sentence Correction

●     Synonyms/Antonyms

●     One Word Substitution

●     Para completion

●     Idioms & Phrases

●     Critical Reasoning

Logical Reasoning

This section measures your ability to analyze data and to evaluate information presented in multiple formats. It also tests your ability to think critically in crunch situations and expects you to find an optimal solution with limited resources.

●     Tables

●     Charts

●     Bar Graphs

●     Pie Charts

●     Arrangements

●     Coding

●     Scheduling

●     Direction Sense

●     Clocks & Calendars

●     Syllogisms

●     Word Patterns & Series

●     Blood Relations

●     Miscellaneous Reasoning

Quantitative Aptitude

This section measures your ability to analyze data and draw conclusions using reasoning skills.

●     Number Systems

●     Arithmetic

●     Algebra

●     Geometry

●     Logs

●     Progressions & Series

●     Functions, Equations & Inequalities

●     Binomial Theorem

●     Permutation & Combinations

●     Set Theory

●     Trigonometry

●     Complex Numbers

●     Venn Diagrams

●     Probability

●     Data Sufficiency Questions


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