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NMAT 2020 Exam Dates and Pattern Changes

NMAT 2020 Reg. End: 20th Nov 2020

NMAT 2020 Exam Pattern Changes

Attention! NMAT 2020 aspirants. NMAT 2020 Exam is conducted by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). They have announced the exam dates and major changes in the NMAT 2020 exam pattern. While the sections remain same, the pattern and marking scheme has been revamped.

The NMAT 2020 Exam will be delivered over a period of 75-day window. The exam dates are between 4th November 2020 till 30th January 2021.

Some of the unique features of the exam that help candidates perform better, assess their performance and play to their strengths with added convenience and flexibility this year are:

  • Long testing window
  • Equal weightage to all sections and no negative marking
  • 108 questions instead of 120 questions while exam duration remains 120 minutes
  • Two retake opportunities to improve score
  • Instant score preview and official score card within 48 hours for Candidates and Schools
  • Testing options at test center with social distancing norms & online proctored at home
  • 52 conveniently located testing centers across 62 Indian Cities & 4 international centers

Overall, there are changes in the:

  1. Number of questions under each section- This will impact the difficulty level of questions.
  2. Time allotted for each section – this will impact the strategy while answering questions.
  3. The marking scheme so far only mentions the score ranges. The individual scoring pattern yet to be announced – We speculate that the type of questions (TITA may be introduced) may change.

The changes in comparison to previous year are as follows:

NMAT 2020 Exam Details

NMAT 2020

NMAT 2019

NMAT 2020 Exam Delivery

Wednesday, November 06, 2020 till Saturday, January 30, 2021

Friday, 4th October 2020 till Saturday, 17th December 2020

NMAT 2020 Exam Duration

2 Hours or 120 Minutes

2 Hours or 120 Minutes

NMAT 2020 Exam Sections

3

3

NMAT 2020 Exam Section Details

  1. Language Skills (LS)
  2. Quantitative Skills (QS)
  3. Logical Reasoning (LR)
  1. Language Skills (LS)
  2. Quantitative Skills (QS)
  3. Logical Reasoning (LR)

NMAT 2020 Exam Questions

  1. Language Skills (LS) – 36 (+4 questions)
  2. Quantitative Skills (QS – 36 (-8 questions)
  3. Logical Reasoning (LR) – 36 (-4 questions)
  1. Language Skills (LS) - 32
  2. Quantitative Skills (QS) - 48
  3. Logical Reasoning (LR) - 40

NMAT 2020 Exam Marking Scheme (Changes)

The marking scheme has not been defined. There will be changes in the individual sectional scores but not overall. The official website mentions:

  1. Sectional Score Range – 12-120
  2. Overall Score Range – 36 to 360
  3. No Negative Marking

Correct Answer: +3

Incorrect Answer:  0 (No Negative Marking)

  1. LS Score Range: 0 – 96
  2. QS Score Range: 0 – 144
  3. LR Score Range: 0 – 120
  4. Overall Score Range: 0 – 360  

 

 

NMAT 2020 Sectional Time Duration

The sections are individually timed. Time saved in solving one section cannot be carried forward.

  1. Language Skills (LS) – 28 Minutes (+6 minutes)
  2. Quantitative Skills (QS) – 52 Minutes (-8 minutes)
  3. Logical Reasoning (LR) – 40 Minutes (-2 minutes)
  1. Language Skills (LS) – 22 Minutes
  2. Quantitative Skills (QS) – 60 Minutes
  3. Logical Reasoning (LR) – 38 Minutes

NMAT 2020 Sectional Jump

Not Allowed (Review of questions is not allowed)

Allowed

NMAT 2020 Exam Mode

Online

Online

NMAT 2020 TEST City (Exam Centres)

57 test centers across 46 cities and four international test centers

58 test centers across 44 cities and four international test centers

The important dates regarding NMAT 2020 exam are:

NMAT 2020 Exam Registration

14th Sep – 20th Nov 2020

NMAT 2020 Late Registration

21st Nov – 30th Nov 2020

NMAT 2020 Exam Scheduling

14th Sep – 2nd Dec 2020

NMAT 2020 Exam Re-Scheduling

14th Sep – 17th Jan 2021

NMAT 2020 Exam Dates

4th Nov – 30th Jan 2021

NMAT 2020 Registration Retake

5th Nov – 17th Jan 2021

NMAT 2020 Retake Rescheduling

5th Nov – 17th Jan 2021

NMAT 2020 Scorecard Download

31st Mar 2021

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