NMIMS Management Aptitude Test – 2019 (NMAT – 2019)

NMIMS Management Aptitude Test – 2019 (NMAT – 2019)

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NMAT (NMIMS Management Aptitude Test) is conducted by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), which facilitates admission into various management courses such as MBA/PGDM in all the top B-schools as well as others. NMAT is a national level entrance, previously conducted by NMIMS and now taken over by GMAC. It is a computer-administered examination to be taken at designated test centres. NMAT 2019 official notification is expected to release in June or July 2018.

Suggested: Read in detail about the CAT 2018.

List of Contents

  1. Important Dates.
  2. Date of Examination.
  3. Medium of Examination.
  4. Mode of Answering.
  5. Test Centers.
  6. Eligibility Criteria.
  7. How to Apply?
    1. Application Fee.
    2. Documents to be Uploaded.
    3. Steps of application.
  8. Admit Card.
  9. Exam Pattern.
  10. Results.
  11. Institutes Accepting NMAT scores.
  12. Cut Off.
  13. Counselling Procedure.
  14. Useful Links.

NMAT 2018 Important Dates (Tentative)


Tentative Dates

Registration for NMAT 2019 Start July 2018
End Oct 2018
Scheduling of exam attempt Start July 2018
End Oct 2018
Re-scheduling Start July 2018
End Dec 2018
Re-take Registration Start Oct 2018
End Dec 2018
Re-take Scheduling Start Oct 2018
End Dec 2018
Results of NMAT 2019 3rd week of Jan 2019
Interviewing and further admission processes Jan 2019 to April 2019

NMAT 2019 Exam Date

NMAT 2019 exam date will fall in the period beginning from October to mid-December.

A candidate may attempt the NMAT 2019 test at most three times and the best performance will be taken into account.

Mode of Answering

NMAT 2019 is purely a computer-based examination with multiple-choice questions. The questions are randomly selected from a pool of questions and hence different for each candidate and each time slot.

Medium of Examination

NMAT exam is & always will be conducted in ENGLISH only.

Test Centres

There are 58 NMAT test centres as of now, including 44 Indian cities and 4 international centres.



Agra, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Delhi, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Jammu, Kanpur, Lucknow, Noida, Patiala, Varanasi
West Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune, Pilani, Surat, Vadodara
South Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Hyderabad, Manipal, Mysore, Tiruchirapalli, Vellore, Vizag, Vijaywada
Central Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Raipur
East Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Patna, Ranchi, Shillong
International Kathmandu in Nepal, Thimphu in Bhutan, Dhaka in Bangladesh, Colombo in Srilanka

Some cities may have multiple test centres. Complete list can be found here: http://www.nmat.org.in/test-takers/test-centres/.

NOTE: These test cities correspond to NMAT 2018. No notification with regards to 2019 has been released as of yet.

Eligibility Criteria

The NMAT 2019 test itself has no criteria. The test organizers forward the scores to respective universities or institutions preferred by the test taker. And hence the test taker has to be aware of eligibility criteria of the respective institutions he/she wishes to join.

Some rules apply irrespective of the institution such as,

  • The test taker must possess a U.G. degree, or must be in the last year of under-graduation.
  • Aggregate Scores in all UG degree must be above 50%, or the minimum pass percentile, whichever is higher.
  • All papers must be cleared without backlog or arrears before appearing for NMAT 2019.

NMAT 2019 Application Form

Currently, the NMAT 2019 application form is yet to open.

NMAT entertains only online application through its official website.

The NMAT 2019 official website is expected to open at late June, 2018 or early July, 2018.

Application fee

The application fee for NMAT 2019 will be ₹1800 plus relevant taxes.

Particulars Fee
NMAT 2018 Registration Fee ₹ 1800
Registration fee (with late fee) ₹ 2000
NMAT 2019 Application Fee for a Re-Take ₹ 1800
Rescheduling the exam date ₹ 1000
First five score report cards Free of Cost
Every additional score report (beyond five) ₹ 200


Payment can be made by either of the following:

  1. Credit/Debit cards,
  2. Net Banking,
  3. Payment wallets (e.g PayTm).

For re-scheduling, only credit cards are accepted.

This is based on past examinations and exclusive of taxes. For updated information, visit this page regularly.

List of Documents to be uploaded

  • A recent photo – JPEG format.

Steps of filling the application form

Step I: Account creation

Create an account on the NMAT 2019 website if you are a new candidate. This requires a valid mail-id, or a Google or Facebook account.

Step II: Login

You must login to the website using your mail-id or Google or Facebook account. Alternatively, an OTP method is also available.

Step III: Registration

  • Upon first login, click Form button in top-right and select the registration form.
  • Fill the credentials correctly and proceed to next section.
Step IV: School preference selection

You can add the institutions to which your score needs to be sent to, in the order of preference.

Step V: Review

All details can be reviewed and corrected. Once verified, click Submit.

Step VI: Fee payment

You will be redirected to fee payment page where you can select a mode of payment.

Respective portal will be opened for payment. Complete the process suitably.

Step VII: Further processes

  • Schedule your date and time of examination attempt.
  • Admit card download
  • Re-scheduling
  • Re-take and re-take scheduling

NMAT 2019 Admit Card

NMAT 2019 Admit card can be downloaded from the applicant’s dashboard once the payment is successful. It includes the photo as uploaded earlier and all basic information required for identity verification and the details of the examination undertaken.

NMAT 2019 admit card is common for all attempts by the candidate and hence attempt count and venue of examination is not printed. It is mandatory to carry this Admit Card during every attempt.

NMAT 2019 Exam Pattern

NMAT 2019 will have 120 questions to be answered in 2 hours, divided into three sections in NMAT 2019.

There are three sections with a separate time-limit for each of them and a limited review time to review the answers in that section. Once submitted after review, answers cannot be altered and the candidate must move on to further sections.

Section No. of Questions Time Allotted
Language Skills 32 22 minutes
Quantitative Skills 48 60 minutes
Logical Reasoning 40 38 minutes
Total 120 120 minutes


NMAT 2019 features only objective questions (MCQs) and equal weightage to each question.

Each question carries 2 marks for a right answer and there is no partial or negative marking.

The order of attempting the sections is according to the test taker’s preference. 


NMAT 2019 will have questions derived from following domains of study:

  1. Quantitative Aptitude.
  2. Logical Reasoning.
  3. English Language Skills.

The detailed NMAT 2019 syllabus will be uploaded soon.

NMAT 2019 Cut Off

There is no defined cut-off provided officially. The below table provides an estimation based on past history of candidates. It may vary according to current year paper’s difficulty and requirement by the institutions.

Section Maximum Score Basic MBA in top B-schools PGDM
Logical reasoning 120 60 60-65 55
Language skills 96 48 50-60 55
Quantitative skills 144 72 70-75 70
Total 360 180 210-220 200

NMAT 2019 Results

NMAT 2019 Results are released by GMAC after nearly 4 or 5 weeks from the date of examination, approximately around third or last week of Jan, 2019.

If multiple attempts were made by the candidate, the best score after scaling is taken as final score. The scores are scaled to a standard level due to varying difficulty in each paper. Hence the final score is irrespective of the difficulty of the paper the candidate attended.

Also, the score is sent digitally to the institutions as preferred by the candidate during the registration. 

Institutions accepting NMAT 2019 Scores

Currently, no list of institutions has been released for NMAT 2019. However, candidates can check the institutes that accepted the scores in 2018 at http://www.nmat.org.in/test-takers/nmat-by-gmac-accepting-institutions/.

Counselling Procedure

After publication of NMAT 2019 results, each institution releases their cut-off. If a candidate clears the cut-off, he/she will be called for further processes. Further rounds of selection include personal interviews, case discussions and any other rounds by individual institutions. These rounds are held only in Mumbai or the respective institution. Documents to be presented during counselling are:

  • Identity proof
  • Proof of residence
  • All certificates regarding previous courses (HSC, UG degree, etc)
  • Mark sheets as deemed necessary
  • Admit card
  • Appointment letter or Offer of admission as sent by the institution
  • Score report card.

Link Application Link
Official website http:/www.nmat.org.in/
GMAC’s official NMAT guide http://www.nmat.org.in/nmat-by-gmac-official-guide/
NMAT 2018 Accepting Institutions http://www.nmat.org.in/test-takers/nmat-by-gmac-accepting-institutions

All other details can be found in the dashboard after logging in to the official website.


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