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NMAT Exam

 

GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council) conducts NMAT. NMAT refers to the NMIMS Management Aptitude Test. The NMAT exam aspirants can apply to top B-schools. For instance, NMIMS, SPJIMR, ISB, IFMR, and many more top B-schools. Soon registration for NMAT 24 will start once the official notification is released by GMAC. Most likely it would release in the first week of August.

 

Overview

GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council) conducts NMAT. NMAT refers to the NMIMS Management Aptitude Test. The NMAT exam aspirants can apply to top B-schools. For instance, NMIMS, SPJIMR, ISB, IFMR, and many more top B-schools. Soon registration for NMAT 24 will start once the official notification is released by GMAC. Most likely it would release in the first week of August.

 

Features

Details

 Exam name

 NMAT by GMAC

 Conducting body

 Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)

 Exam level

 National level for PG admission

 Frequency

 Once a year (74-day test window as per 2023 data)

 Mode

 CBT from test centre

 Duration

 120 minutes

 Syllabus

 Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning

 Pattern

 108 Questions

 Language

 English

 Fees

 INR 2,800

 Exam purpose

 Admission into India's top business schools such as NMIMS, SPJIMR, ISB, XIMB, VIT, ICFAI, Shiv Nadar, SDA Bocconi, LM Thapar, etc.

 Course offered

 MBA/PGDM

 Number of test centres and cities

 76 test centres, across 73 test cities (2022 data)

 Exam helpdesk number

 0120 4397855

 Exam website

 https://www.mba.com/en-in/exams/nmat

NMAT Cut-off 

Admission to NMIMS colleges is challenging and the dreams of NMAT students. The earlier cut-off of NMIMS colleges was 210+ score and 90+ percentile. This year’s expected cut-off for NMIMS is as follows.

  • NMIMS, MUMBAI expected cut-off will be 96-98 percentile and 230+score.

  • NMIMS, BANGALORE expected cut-off will be 91-95 percentile and 220+ score.

  • NMIMS, Hyderabad expected cut-off will be 90-93 percentile and 210+ score.

  • NMIMS, INDORE expected cut-off will be 85-90 percentile and 200+ score.

  • NMIMS, NAVI MUMBAI expected cut-off will be 80-85 percentile and 180+ score

    NMAT Syllabus

    NMAT by GMAC paper consists of three sections. NMAT by GMAC syllabus consists of following subjects: Verbal Ability, Data Analysis & Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning. One needs to be thoroughly prepared with logical and analytic reasoning, verbal ability, data interpretation, quant and mathematics
    The detailed syllabus for NMAT exam is given below:

    Logical Reasoning

    There are two main components to ace the NMAT Logical Reasoning Section. To illustrate those are Analytical Reasoning and Verbal Reasoning. Topics related to these main components are mentioned below:

     

      Analytical Reasoning Related topics

      Verbal Reasoning Related topics

      Blood Relation, coding and decoding Questions

      Critical Reasoning

      Series, and Direction Questions

      Decision Making, Course of Action

      Matrix Type, Classification, and Syllogisms Questions

      Statement, and Inference-Based Questions

      Linear, and Circular Arrangements

      Statement, and Assumption-Based Questions

      Blood Relation, Input-Output Questions   Statement, and Argument-Based Questions

     

    Verbal Ability

    In this section, the aspirants have to attempt a total of 36 questions with a time limit of  28 minutes. The difficulty level of questions in the NMAT Verbal section is easy to moderate. Moreover, important topics included in this section are reading comprehension and para jumbles. Further para summary, sentence completion, grammar, and vocabulary.

    The Administration states that this section has a moderate difficulty level. As there are a total of 36 questions in the NMAT Verbal section. Meanwhile, the first few questions include 3 comprehensive questions having 4 MCQ questions each. As well as 14 MCQ questions related to grammar, vocabulary, idioms, and phrases.

    Grammar questions are related to identifying errors, choosing correct questions, and sentence correction. Further tenses, part of speech, and phrasal verbs. Vocabulary questions contain Synonyms, Antonyms, Cloze tests, and Idioms.

    Quantitative 

    Arithmetic questions are related to the topics  Number System, Ratio and Proportion, and Simplification. Further questions related to Percentage, Average, Age Calculation, Time and Work questions. Number System questions are related to topics HCF, LCM, Product of Numbers, and BODMAS. Further questions from Simplification, Number of Zeroes, and Unit’s Digit Theorem.

    Algebra questions are related to the topics of Quadratic Equations, Permutations, Combinations, Inequalities, Sequences and Series. Trigonometry questions are related to the topics. For instance Trigonometric Ratios, Heights, and Distances and Applications of Trigonometry. Further questions from Data Sufficiency questions related to the topic. 2-3 statements will be provided based on arithmetic applications. And based on which questions regarding the sufficiency of data will be asked.

    Geometry questions are related to the topics mentioned below:

    • In Circles, questions are of  Concentric Circles, Circumscribed. Further Circle, Inscribed Circle, Semicircle, Sector, and Theorems.

    • In Lines, questions are about Parallel Lines, Transversal, and Perpendicular Lines. Further Types of Angles and their properties.

    • In Triangles, questions are about Theorems, Right angle triangles, and Equilateral triangles. Further questions from Median Centroid, Congruent Triangles, Similar Triangles, and Perpendicular Bisector.

    • In Polygons, questions are of Quadrilaterals, Parallelograms, and Square. Further on Rectangle, Rhombus, Trapezium, Angles, and Diagonals of Polygons.

    NMAT Exam Pattern

    NMAT is a computer-based exam. The NMAT is conducted in 2 modes- home-based and Center based exams. For every correct answer, the aspirant would have 1 mark and there is no negative marking. There is a total 120 minutes time limit and there is also section-wise time allocated. 40 minutes are allocated for the logical reasoning section. 52 minutes for the quant section and 28 minutes for language skills.

    No new changes are expected to be introduced in the exam pattern this year. NMAT by GMAC will continue to be a 120-minute (two hours) exam with three sections: three sections – Language Skills, Quantitative Skills, and Logical Reasoning.
    Candidates can take NMAT by GMAC up to a total of three times. The best of the three scores will be used for admission.

    The test comprises of the following sections:

    Language Skills: 36 questions and 28 minutes

    Quantitative Skills: 36 questions and 52 minutes

    Logical Reasoning: 36 questions and 40 minutes

    Total 108 questions and 120 minutes

    According to the official notification, “The NMAT by GMAC is computer-delivered and gives each candidate a randomly generated test from a pool of questions, delivered one-at-a-time. The number of questions, difficulty levels, and the time limit for each of the sections are predetermined and, under normal administration conditions, are the same regardless of when and where the test is administered. Candidates have a choice of selecting the order/sequence of the test sections.”
    Also, NMAT by GMAC test-takers need to review their answers before moving to another section of the exam. Once the candidate ends a particular section, all answers are considered final.
    Candidates can choose a date, time and location of exam according to their convenience.
     
    Here are a few important details about NMAT by GMAC:

    1.Three Attempts: Candidates can take the test three times in an admission cycle – one exam and two retakes.
    2. Choosing the section order: Candidates can choose the order of sections in the test. For instance, one can opt to attempt QA section first followed VA and LR.
    3. Reviewing: You can review your answers at the end of each section so you always have the opportunity to revise if you’re not sure of your original response.
    4.No negative marking: “The system of no negative marking is in line with global practices,” stated an official GMAC release.
     
    To help create a preparation strategy, here are some tips:

    Ask yourself questions like what subject to prepare at what time, how much time to devote to it, when to start revision and so on.
    If you are confident about any topic or subject, then do not waste your time practising odd questions. Try to work upon their shortcuts and mock tests.

    NMAT exams syllabus schedule consists of three different sections. These exams test your skill namely Quants, Logical reasoning, and Language skills. Exam administration claims Quant’s fundamentals are based on eight-level mathematics.

    The Quants section mainly focuses on arithmetic, data interpretation, algebra, trigonometry, probability, and geometry. The Administration states that this section has a moderate difficulty level. There are a total of 36 questions in this section. There are 12 MCQ questions for arithmetic. 15-16 MCQ questions for data interpretation. And 7-8 MCQ questions for geometry and modern math.

    The Logical Reasoning section mainly focuses on syllogisms, puzzles, family relations, seating arrangement, direction, reasoning, and coding-decoding. The administration claims this section contains easy- moderate questions. A total of 36 questions are there to solve. There are 19 MCQ questions on verbal reasoning. And 17 MCQ questions of non-verbal reasoning.

    The language skills section mainly focuses on comprehensive questions, grammar, vocabulary, idioms, and phrases. The Administration states that this section has a moderate difficulty level. As there are a total of 36 questions in this section. 3 comprehensive questions are having 4 MCQs each. As well as 14 MCQ questions related to grammar, vocabulary, idioms, and phrases.

    Exam Center

    NMAT by GMAC is held at the following test centers:

    Domestic Centers:

    North: Allahabad, Agra, Alwar, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Jammu, Jhansi, Panipat, Delhi, Gurugram, Kanpur, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Varanasi, Noida, Patiala

    East: Jamshedpur, Guwahati, Patna, Kolkata, Shillong, Siliguri, Rourkela, Ranchi and Bhubaneswar, Durgapur, Dhanbad.

    South: Bengaluru, Coimbatore, Chennai, Mangalore, Madurai, Vizag, Kochi, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Mysore, Manipal, Vijaywada, Tuvananthapuram and Tiruchirapalli

    West: Aurangabad, Ajmer Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Jodhpur, Jalgaon, Jaipur, Mumbai, Kota, Kolhapur Nasik, Nagpur, Udaipur, Pune, Vadodara and Surat

    Central: Bhopal, Bhilai, Jabalpur, Raipur, Gwalior, Ujjain, Bilaspur, and Indore

    International Centers:

    1. Nepal (Kathmandu)
    2. Bangladesh (Dhaka)
    3. Sri Lanka (Colombo)
    4. Bhutan (Thimphu)