NMAT - Path to Top Institutes

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NMAT - Path to Top Institutes

The National Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) is a management entrance examination conducted at the national level by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) for admission to MBA courses in leading business schools across India and abroad.

Let us take you through some important aspects related to Top MBA Colleges in India Accepting NMAT Score.

NMAT Features

NMAT by GMAC is an extremely popular entrance examination among students. Due to its wide acceptability, it opens the doors of several top institutions not just in India but in countries such as South Africa, Philippines, Nigeria and Morocco. Some of the features, which make it so popular are:

  • No negative marking
  • Candidate can choose the order of attempting the sections
  • Exam gives equal weightage to all sections
  • Exam gives ample time to candidates to attempt the test; has slightly fewer questions than other such exams
  • Three attempts are provided to candidates to improve their scores
  • Scorecard can be downloaded within 48 hours
  • Candidates can choose their preferred date for taking the test within the testing window

NMAT Structure

NMAT is divided into three sections:

  • Language Skills
  • Quantitative Skills
  • Logical Reasoning

The expected division is as follows:

Section

Total Questions

Duration

Score Range

Language Skills

36

28 mins

12-120

Quantitative Skills

36

52 mins

12-120

Logical Reasoning

36

40 mins

12-120

Total

108

120 mins

36-360

NMAT Cutoff

NMAT cutoff is expected to fall between 205-250 overall scores. The table below highlights the expected cutoff based on previous years’ trends.

Sections

Expected Sectional Cutoff

Language Skills

85+

Quantitative Skills

73+

Logical Reasoning

79+

Total

205-250

NMAT Accepting Colleges

NMAT is the qualifying exam for admission to a number of reputed institutions, both in India and abroad. Some of the leading institutes in India, which accept NMAT scores are:

Name of the institute

Expected Cutoff Score

Fees

NMIMS Mumbai

220+ score

Note-NMIMS Mumbai accepts only the first attempt NMAT score of the candidate

13L-25L (subject to the course chosen)

K J Somaiya Institute of Management

220+ score

Note-K J Somaiya Institute of Management accepts only the first attempt NMAT score of the candidate

18.79L

IFMR GSB Krea University

220 score

14.56L

NMIMS Hyderabad

200+ score

16L-17.04L (subject to the course chosen)

NMIMS Bangalore

200+ score

18.04L

SPJIMR Mumbai

200+ score

10.96L

XIM University

200+ score

12.90L-19.60L (subject to the course chosen)

Alliance University, School of Busines, Bengaluru

160+ score

14L

ICFAI Business School (IBS), Hyderabad

150+ score

16.2L

Some of the other institutes, which accept NMAT scores and their expected cut off in percentile are:

Name of the institute

Expected Percentile Cutoff

Fees

VIT University

85

INR 7.00 LPA

SRM University, Chennai

80

INR 7.50 LPA

SDA Bocconi Asia Center

  70+

INR 17.05 LPA

BSE Institute Ltd.

70

INR 6.61-30.76 LPA

Alliance University

70

INR 13.50 LPA

Woxsen School of Business Management

70

INR 8-13.50 LPA

Shiv Nadar Institute of Management

70

INR 11.50 LPA

UPES, Dehradun

65

INR 7.09 LPA

Thapar School of Management

65

INR 8.28-9.41 LPA

BML Munjal University(65)

65

INR 11.55-15.05 LPA

ITM, Mumbai

65

INR 10.45 LPA

Amity University

65

INR 7.67 LPA

NMAT Cutoff Criteria

While determining NMAT cutoff scores/percentile, some of the factors which influence this decision are:

1. Number of candidates registered for the test.

2. Number of candidates appeared for the test.

3. Total seats available in colleges accepting NMAT scores.

4. Reservation criteria.

5. Level of difficulty of NMAT test.

6. Previous Year cutoff

NMAT-Best Score

Unlike other management entrance exams, NMAT offers candidates three chances within a year to improve their scores. Candidates are, therefore, advised to book their slots as early as possible to make use of this opportunity and improve their scores, if need be.

NMAT-Deciding Factor

All colleges that accept NMAT scores have their own criteria to give admission to candidates. They conduct multiple rounds before preparing their final admission lists. Besides the NMAT score, colleges conduct the following rounds too:

  • Group Discussion (GD)
  • Written Ability Test (WAT)
  • Personal Interview (PI)

Still, maximum weightage of around 70% is allocated to the candidate’s NMAT scores. Therefore, it is important for candidates to score well in the test.

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