NMAT 2018- Exam Dates, Pattern, Registration, Syllabus, Eligibility

About NMAT Examination

  • The NMIMS Aptitude Test (NMAT) by GMAC™ is a computer administered test owned by the Graduate Management Global Connection (India) Private Limited (GMGC), a subsidiary of Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).
  • A test taker can take the NMAT by GMAC™ up to a maximum of 3 times (first attempt plus 2 retake attempts) including no shows, if he/she wishes to.
  • An applicant must also apply to NMIMS University for the specific courses. On the omission of this, the NMAT score will not be considered by the University.
  • NMAT by GMAC™ helpdesk no. +91-7863008300.
  • NMAT by GMAC™ official Website:http://www.nmat.org.in/

In addition to the above, the NMAT by GMAC™ will continue to provide below test taker- friendly features:

  • 75-day test window – ( Oct 4, 2018 to Dec 17, 2018 ) – A long test window provides test takers with the convenience of choosing a test date.
  • Choice for test takers to choose to select the list of schools/programmes they want to send their scores to before or after taking the exam. Up to 5 schools/programmes are included in registration fee. However, test takers will be able to send their scores to more than 5 schools/programmes before or after registration for an fees. of INR 200 + applicable taxes.
  • Self-scheduling option – Test takers have the choice to select the date and time of the test in a real time mode, based on seats availability at each of the centres.
  • Option to retake the exam – Test takers have an option of appearing more than once (up to three maximum attempts, including “no shows”). This provides test takers with an opportunity to improve their scores.
  • No negative marking - This step encourages test takers to make informed guesses and not drop a question for the fear of deduction in marks.
  • Unique exam for every test taker – Every test taker taking NMAT by GMAC™ exam will get a unique but equivalent exam.
  • Equated results - The test taker scores will be declared in a span of 4-5 weeks from the test delivery. These shall be equated to bring about parity and fairness and will keep test takers informed in a timely manner.

Important Dates

  • Registration – Online
    3rd July 2018 to 15th October 2018
  • Late Registration – Online
    4th October 2018 to 14th October 2018
  • Exam Date & Timings- Online
    5th October 2018 to 17th December 2018
  • Result
    Second week of January, 2019

Form Fee (Paid Online) NMAT-2018



NMAT Test Registration (Early)

INR 2000 + applicable taxes

NMAT Test Registration (Late)

INR 2500 + applicable taxes

NMAT Retake

INR 2000 + applicable taxes

NMAT Reschedule

INR 1100 + applicable taxes

Additional Score Reports (beyond first five)

INR 200 / Score Report + applicable taxes

Eligibility NMAT-2018

All test takers who complete the Test Registration process pay the test fee within the time specified and follow the published NMAT by GMAC™exam terms and conditions may sit for the NMAT by GMAC™exam. It is the responsibility of the test taker to understand the eligibility requirements of all the universities and schools to which he/she is interested in applying before registering for NMAT by GMAC™ exam. If the test taker registers for the test and then determine that he/she is ineligible for admission to the desired program, no test fee refund will be made. For the eligibility requirements, test takers are advised to check the websites of each university and school where they plan to apply. An applicant must also apply to NMIMS University for the specific courses. On the omission of this, the NMAT score will not be considered by the University.

Exam Format NMAT-2018
Computer based test
(One have to choose the slot according to their preference)

Test Subjects

  • Language Skills
  • Quantitative Skills
  • Logical Reasoning

Exam Pattern NMAT-2018


No. of Questions

Allotted Time

Language Skills


22 minutes

Quantitative Skills


60 minutes

Logical Reasoning


38 minutes



120 minutes

Exam Structure and Features:

  • Test takers can choose the order of sections.
  • Each of the three sections is individually timed. Test takers need to answer and review the questions of a particular section within the allotted section time.
  • If a test taker completes answering and reviewing a section before the allotted section time expires, he/she may choose either to revise the section or move to the next section, but the balance time cannot be added on to the next section timing.

Exam Syllabus

Language Skills

Quantitative Skills

Logical Reasoning

Language usage & it's rules


Family tree

Para Jumble and Syntax

Geometry and Algebra


Antonyms and Synonyms

Modern Mathematics

 Numeric grid


Number Systems

 Coding and Decoding

Vocabulary and Idioms

Data interpretation


Fill in the blanks


Decision-making & verbal skills

Reading comprehension

Data sufficiency


Test Centers NMAT-2018




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, Vijaywada


Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Raipur


Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Patna, Ranchi, Shillong

Top colleges
Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai

*Apart from this, there are certain other colleges, which also consider NMAT score in their eligibIlity criteria. Like:

List of Colleges accepting NMAT score in India

1. SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad

2. Xavier University, Bhubaneswar

3. MISB Bocconi, Mumbai

4. ICFAI Business School (IBS), Hyderabad and other locations

5. Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida

6. Alliance University, Bangalore

7. VIT University, Vellore

8. Amity University, Delhi NCR

9. Thapar School of Management, Chandigarh

10. Woxsen School of Business Management, Hyderabad

11. University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun

12. GITAM School of International Business, Visakhapatnam

13. Hyderabad Business School, GITAM University, Hyderabad

14. SRM University, Chennai

15. BML Munjal University, Delhi


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