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NMAT Exam: Overview on Exam, Syllabus, & Much More

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NMAT exam is a national level exam, conducted by GMAC for admission to MBA courses offered by NMIMS and other colleges that accept NMAT scores.

NMAT is a candidate- friendly test as you are allowed to set the date, time, and location of the exam as per your convenience. In India, approximately 40+ B schools and in abroad approximately 25 colleges located in the Philippines, Nigeria, Morocco, and South Africa accept NMAT exam scores and you can select 5 colleges at the time of enrollment process for admission.

This complete guide, designed to spark you up and help you focus on the right things while maintaining the ideal mentality. Let’s first have an understanding of what’s Exam is all about?

Highlights of NMAT exam

highlights of NMAT exam

List of top 40 NMAT colleges

In this section we will provide you with the list of colleges that accepts scores of the exam:

  1. Alliance University
  2. Amity University
  3. Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University
  4. Ansal University, Gurgaon
  5. Athena School of Management, Mumbai
  6. Bennett University
  7. BML Munjal University
  8. BSE Institute Limited
  9. Chitkara University
  10. GITAM Deemed to be University, Visakhapatnam
  11. Hyderabad Business School, GITAM University
  12. ICFAI Business School
  13. IFIM College
  14. IFMR Graduate School of Business
  15. IIHMR University, Jaipur, Rajasthan
  16. IILM University
  17. iMET Global
  18. Indian School of Business (ISB) (Advanced Management Programme in Business Analytics (AMPBA)
  19. ISBR Business School
  20. ISME – School of Management & Entrepreneurship
  21. ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai
  22. Jagdish Sheth School of Management
  23. Jindal Global Business school – Delhi/NCR
  24. K J Somaiya Institute of Management
  25. Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab
  26. Master’s Union School of Business
  27. Mody University
  28. Myra School of Business
  29. Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS)
  30. SDA Bocconi Asia Center (formerly MISB Bocconi)
  31. Shiv Nadar Institute of Management Studies
  32. SPJIMR (For PGMPW)
  33. SRM University Chennai, Delhi NCR Sonipat
  34. SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies
  35. Thapar School of Management
  36. Universal Business School
  37. University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES)
  38. VIT University
  39. Woxsen School of Business Management
  40. XIM University

NMAT exam date

A candidate should keep track of all the NMAT exam-related dates. Missing any important date might lead to missing important deadlines such as the last date to apply, examination date, date of result, etc. Hence, a candidate should keep on visiting the official website or this link to know about important dates or any date-related changes.

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NMAT syllabus

NMAT syllabus

NMAT exam pattern

The exam pattern has had a few changes in the no. of questions and in the time limit since 2019. Given below are the highlights of the exam pattern over the past 3 years:

NMAT exam pattern

NMAT cut off

The cut off of the exam is determined by the individual participating NMAT institutes, number of seats, exam difficulty level, and average performance of test-takers. There may be other determining features for deciding NMAT cut off. Final NMAT cut off is released in the form of an NMAT score or NMAT percentile.

NMAT cut marks range from 150 to 200, and some institutions will opt for classification over NMAT cut off as a whole. NMIMS Bangalore needs 200 score, which is about 91.1 percentile, but NMIMS Mumbai needs 208 score i.e., 94 percent.

What is the NMAT application fee?

NMAT application fee is Rs. 2,300 (+300 for applying to every additional Business School). Also, NMAT late application fee is Rs. 2,800 plus taxes and the rescheduling fee is Rs. 1,200 plus taxes.


So, here you have the all the info on NMAT exam including syllabus, exam pattern, top colleges, etc. We hope you have some clarity about the matter now.

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