NMAT 2018 (NMAT by GMAC) conducted by GMAC

Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) conducts the MBA entrance exam called NMAT 2018. The exam is a gateway for admission to NMIMS University and 25 other B-schools across India. The registration for NMAT by GMAC 2018 has started from July 3 and the last date to fill the application form without late fee is October 3. NMAT by GMAC is a computer-based test is conducted in a 75-day long window from October 4 to December 17, and aspirants can choose their own exam venue/date/time as per convenience. The participating B-schools of NMAT 2018 include Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Xavier School of Rural Management – Bhubaneswar, UPES Dehradun to name a few. The NMAT 2018 exam is of two hours duration, carrying 120 objective type multiple choice questions from three sections. The maximum number of retakes allowed for NMAT 2018 is three including no shows. The NMAT 2018 will be conducted at 44 cities in all over India and four international centres. This article brings to you the details about NMAT by GMAC 2018 regarding eligibility criteria, application form, important dates, exam pattern, result, cutoff, selection procedure etc.

Important Dates: NMAT 2018

Events Start End
Registration (started) July 03, 2018 October 03, 2018
Scheduling July 03, 2018 October 16, 2018
Late Registration October 04, 2018 October 14, 2018
Registration - Retake October 05, 2018 December 14, 2018
Re-Scheduling July 03, 2018 December 14, 2018
Re-take Scheduling October 5, 2018 December 14, 2018
Exam delivery October 04, 2018 December 17, 2018
Final Announcement of Results Second week of January, 2019
Last date for Official score card download March 31, 2019

NMAT Eligibility Criteria 2018

The eligibility criteria of NMAT by GMAC 2018 is as follows:

1.The applicants should be graduates in any discipline from a recognized university with a minimum of 50 per cent marks in aggregate.

2.Candidates who are appearing for the final examination of their Bachelor’s degree are also eligible to apply. Provisional admission will be given to students on a condition to pass their final examination of Bachelor’s degree in the first attempt and in the stipulated duration with 50 per cent aggregate marks.

3.For all the Full-Time programmes, candidates having two and more years of post-qualification work experience will be preferred.

NMAT Registration 2018

It is a must to register and pay for the NMAT exam before scheduling a test date and location. NMAT 2018 Registration opened on July 3, 2018. The application process is online only at the NMAT 2018 official exam website. Candidates can register and schedule their exam for any day during the 90 day window (from July 3 to October 3) without late fee. Registrations for NMAT will be accepted after October 3 until October 16, by paying late registration fee.

Candidates will have to register themselves after which they will receive NMAT user id and password on their registered email address. Upon receiving the credentials, they will have to login to the application window and complete the process by filling up the form with personal, academic and work experience details. Applicants have to also select B-schools, where they wish to send their scores. They can select up to five programmes within the registration fee. They have to upload photograph and signature under given dimensions.

Application Fee

A registration fee of Rs.2000 + applicable taxes can be paid through Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking/American Express Card/ Diners Card, IMPS, UPI and Mobile Wallets. Candidates can refer to the below-mentioned table for NMAT by GMAC application fee:

Activity for which fee is paid Fee
NMAT Registration (Early) fee Rs. 2000 + applicable taxes
NMAT Registration (Late) fee Rs. 2500 + applicable taxes
Exam Retaking fee Rs. 2000+ applicable taxes
Exam Rescheduling fee Rs. 1100+ applicable taxes
Additional Score Reports (beyond five) fee Rs. 200 per score report + applicable taxes

NMAT Exam Pattern 2018

NMAT 2018 is a computer-based test. Compared to last year, there are no changes in the NMAT 2018 exam pattern. The exam duration is 120 minutes and it will have three sections - language skills, quantitative skills and logical reasoning skills. Candidates can take NMAT thrice, one original attempt followed by two retakes and the best score out of three attempts will be considered for the admission. Candidates will need to answer the question within the allotted section time. They will not be able to move back and forth between sections.

Candidates can refer to the below mentioned table for NMAT 2018 exam pattern:

Section Number of Questions Time in Minutes
Language Skills 32 22
Quantitative Skills 48 60
Logical Reasoning 40 38
Total 120 120

NMAT Exam Pattern 2018

The syllabus of NMAT conducted by GMAC is divided into three sections - language sections, quantitative skills and logical reasoning.
1. Language skills: This section will check the verbal ability, language structure skills and reading comprehension of a candidate. Below mentioned are the important topics to cover under this section:
A.Language usage and their rules

B.Para jumble

C.Syntax and correct grammar


E.Fill in the blanks


G.Reading comprehension

H.Anonyms and Synonyms

2. Quantitative skills: This section will check the quantitative ability of a candidate. This section will focus on topics like data interpretation, problem-solving and data sufficiency. The problem-solving section will include questions from arithmetic, geometry, modern mathematics, algebra and number systems.

3. Logical reasoning: This section will include questions based on family tree, arrangement, numeric grid, coding and series.