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NMAT Scores Cut-off
April 21 2024

Colleges accepting NMAT Scores Cut-off Before listing colleges based on NMAT scores let us know what NMAT exam is. NMAT by GMAC is a national level entrance exam leading to admission in top MBA colleges and many other Universities & B-schools. NMIMS Mumbai is ranked amongst the top B-schools in India. It accepts only NMAT by the GMAC exam score. NMAT by GMAC exam is expected to be held in a 75 days test window commencing the first week of October to the third week of December. The NMAT by GMAC exam notification will be out in the last week of June.

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NMAT by GMAC: Key aspects

Let’s look at some salient features of this test.

  • Gateway to Top MBA Colleges: NMIMS University, XIM Bhubaneswar (for some courses), VIT Vellore, and 18 other well-known universities and MBA colleges accept NMAT by GMAC scores.
  • Just like CAT: NMAT exam is a computer-based test on the pattern of CAT with the difference in the number of questions and difficulty level.
  • Moderate difficulty level: NMAT by GMAC is a moderate difficulty level exam with 108 questions divided into three core sections of Verbal Ability, Quant, and Reasoning. The duration of the exam is 2 hours.
  • No Negative Marking: There is no negative marking in NMAT by the GMAC exam. It allows you to maximize your score.
  • 2 Retakes to improve score: NMAT by GMAC exam offers two retake chances to improve your score. This gives students the opportunity to do their best.
  • 75 days Test window: NMAT by GMAC 2019 dates have 75 days testing window and allow you to schedule the preferred NMAT 2019 exam date to appear in the NMAT exam.

Important Dates:

Exam Activity
Start Date
Last Date
Registration & Application Process (Without Late fee)
August 3, 2021
November 10, 2021
Facility to choose NMAT 2021 Exam Date – NMAT Scheduling
August 3, 2021
November 17, 2021
Late Registration dates
November 11, 2021
November 15, 2021
Exam Re-scheduling Dates
August 3, 2021
December 24, 2021
NMAT 2021 Exam Dates
October 14, 2021
December 27, 2021
NMAT 2021 Registration for Re-take of Exam
October 15, 2021
December 24, 2021
NMAT Retake Exam Scheduling
October 15, 2021
December 24, 2021
NMAT 2021 Date of Result Declaration
Score card available 48 hours after taking the NMAT exam
NMAT result will have scores only. Percentile scores will not be available in the score card
NMAT 2021 Exam Last date for score card download
March 31, 2022

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We have tried to segregate B-Schools based on the NMAT Scores for the General category. Below is the list of colleges based on the past patterns. Please note that all the percentiles mentioned are tentative.

S  No. College Cut-off (Tentative)
     1               Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai 240
2 Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore 230
3 Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Hyderabad 190
4 Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Navi Mumbai 190
5 Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Indore 190
6 Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Shirpur 190
7 Xavier School of Human Resource Management - Bhubaneswar 140
8 Xavier School of Rural Management - Bhubaneswar 140
9 Xavier School of Sustainability - Bhubaneswar 140
10 Xavier Faculty of management (Urban Management & Governance) - Bhubaneswar 140
11 MISB Bocconi 150
12 ICFAI Business School (IBS), Hyderabad and other locations 150
13 Shiv Nadar University 85 Percentile
14 Alliance University 180
15 VIT University 120
16 Amity University 60 Percentile
17 Thapar School of Management 140
18 Woxsen School of Business Management 160
19 University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES) 140
20 GITAM School of International Business, Visakhapatnam 140
21 Hyderabad Business School, GITAM University 140
22 SRM University 180
23 BML Munjal University 150

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NMAT Exam Details

NMAT by GMAC™ exam is a 120-minute test with three sections.

    It has three Sections:
    • Language Skills
    • Quantitative Skills
    • Logical Reasoning
    Exam Pattern:
    • Language Skills: 36 Questions: 28 minutes
    • Quantitative Skills: 36 Questions: 52 minutes
    • Logical Reasoning: 36 Questions: 40 minutes

    Exam 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.
    • ID Requirements

    The test taker needs to bring the following to the test center on the day of the test, without which the test taker will not be allowed to take the test:

    • Confirmation email (can be shown on the mobile device or taken as a printout.)
    • Admit Card: Candidates are required to download their NMAT by GMAC™ Admit Card from their NMAT by GMAC account.
    • One photocopy of the Photo ID for submission at the test center.
    • Any other document as advised by NMAT by GMAC™ for differently-abled candidates.
    • One valid Photo ID and another signature ID in the original form must be presented from the list below for candidates taking the test at test centers in India:

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    List of Photo IDs (containing your name and photo)

    • Passport issued by the Government of India
    • PAN Card issued by the Government of India
    • Voter's ID Card
    • UID/Aadhaar Card

    List of Secondary IDs (containing candidate name and signature)

    • Passport issued by the Government of India
    • Debit/Credit Card
    • Driver's License

    Following are not acceptable as IDs on the day of the test:-

    • Learner’s driver’s license
    • Photocopies (attested or otherwise)
    • Notarized copies

    Test takers who are unable to produce the above forms of valid ID (not–expired and in original) will not be admitted into the testing room and shall not be offered a test-fee refund.

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    Candidates taking the test at international test centers are required to bring the following documents on the day of the test at the test center:

    • Confirmation email (can be shown on the mobile device or taken as a printout)
    • Admit Card: Candidates are required to download their NMAT by GMAC™ Admit Card from their NMAT by GMAC account
    • Original passport (valid and non-expired) and a photocopy of the passport
    • Important: If you are unable to produce the above forms of valid ID (not– expired, original format), Admit Card, or confirmation email printout you will not be admitted into the testing room and will not receive a test fee refund.

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

    • 75-day test window: A long test window provides test takers with the convenience of choosing a test date.
    • The choice for test-takers to choose to select the list of schools/programs they want to send their scores to before or after taking the exam. Up to 5 schools/programs are included in the registration fee. However, test-takers will be able to send their scores to more than 5 schools/programs before or after registration for 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 seat availability at each of the centers.
    • 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.

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    Strategy & Tips to crack NMAT:

    NMAT is a time-management based exam as you get 108 questions to solve in 120 minutes. So first, identify your strong and weak areas in all three sections. Focus more on strong areas to use that as your strength. To manage time efficiently during the exam students must give many mocks. It increases the speed of the student. However, analysis of each mock is also important to identify your strong ad weak areas. Make a note that this is not an exam to solve all questions but this is an exam to maximize your score by choosing questions to answer wisely.

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    Logical Reasoning:

    • This section contains 36 questions of Verbal as well as Analytical Reasoning, which has to be solved within 40 minutes, which means approximately one minute for every question.
    • Since it is a time-based examination, students need to identify the question that has to be attempted or left.
    • The rigorous practice is required to get a hand of reasoning, as it cannot be achieved overnight.

    Language Skills

    • This section contains questions of RC, Grammar, and Vocabulary that have to be attempted within 28 minutes, which means 40 seconds per question.
    • To improve Vocabulary students must read newspapers every day and the book “Word Power Made Easy” can be referred.
    • It will be better to give comprehension tests and reading news on-screen as the exam is online so students.

    Quantitative Skills

    • This section contains 36 questions that have to be attempted within 52 minutes that means getting 1.2 minutes per question. Some of the important topics are Arithmetic, Geometry, Algebra, Number System, and Modern Math.
    • The student must identify their strong and weak areas. Then firstly clear the concepts of weak areas and practice more for strong areas.
    • DI comes easy but calculation intensive.
    • While practicing try calculating in mind and avoid using calculators.
    • Try to memorize some with fractions, squares, cubes, and square roots. It will ease your calculation and will help you in Data Interpretation also.

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