NMAT by GMAC 2019 Exam: Registration, Admit Card, Syllabus, Results

In all likelihood NMAT 2019 will be computer based online test. NMAT is likely to be held for 2 Hours duration with equal time will be allotted for each section of NMAT exam. You are likely to get 22 minutes for Language skill section, 38 minutes for Logical reasoning and almost 60 minutes for Quantitative Aptitude.

There will be 120 questions in NMAT 2019 with allotted 40  questions for Logical reasoning , 32 questions for language skills and 48 questions for Quantitative Aptitude.

Candidates are required to report at the exam center 45 minutes before the start of NMAT exam and unfortunately the candidate who still gets late by more than 15 minutes at the exam center may not be able to take the exam.

NMAT scores are accepted mainly by NMIMS for their campuses at Mumbai , Indore Hyderabad , Navi  Mumbai and Shirpur. But along with that 21 more prestigious MBA institutes accept NMAT sores.

Notification for NMAT by GMAC is likely to be out in coming July 2019 and registration will remain open with the window of  approximately  90 days hence students get ample time to think  over to appear in this National top exam. Keep on watching this space for all important information related to NMAT by GMAC.

What is NMAT 2019 Exam?

NMAT 2019 is an entrance test conducted by GMAC™. The NMAT by GMAC™ 2019 score is not only accepted by NMIMS (Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Indore Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Shirpur) for admission but other leading management colleges across India as well.

The NMAT Exam by GMAC Score is acknowledged and accepted by the following MBA Institutes.

  • Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad
  • Xavier University, Bhubaneswar
  • GITAM School of International Business, Vizag
  • IBS, Hyderabad and other locations

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NMAT by GMAC Exam 2019 Information/ Guidelines/ Instructions

  • NMAT 2019 Notification will be out in June 2019
  • NMAT 2019 Registration Dates are from July 2019 to October 2019.
  • NMAT 2019 Exam dates are from October 2019 to December 2019.
  • NMAT 2019 Results will be out in 2nd week of January 2020.

The dates for NMAT Exam have been announced. The registration for NMAT Exam will open in July 2019 for admissions in its School of Business Management for academic session 2020-22 and the students, after their formal registrations in NMAT 2019, is an online test opened in a window period from October  to December 2019, candidate can take two more retakes after first attempt.

Instructions/ Guidelines for Candidates taking NMAT 2019 Exam

  • Candidates are required to produce original copies of non-expired identifications which have with recognizable photograph and signature.
  • Candidates will have to show the confirmation e-mail printout, photocopy of the primary ID and the print out of admit card.
  • Any member accompanying the candidate will not be allowed into the premises where exam will be conducted.
  • Invigilators have the right to exclude candidates who fail to follow the rules and procedures
  • Candidates, who have successfully pre-registered and have printouts for confirmation mail, admit card along with an original valid ID will be allowed to write the NMAT by GMAC™. Those who fail to produce any of these will be barred from the exam.

NMAT Exam Notification/Online Notification

Thousands of MBA students, aspiring to get admission in NMIMS and other leading management institutions which will kick-start their professional careers as managers, analysts and executives, must be looking out for the NMAT 2019 Exam Notification. NMAT by GMAC is their first opportunity towards a successful career in business and management.

NMAT Exam 2018

NMAT online exam Notification for 2019 has been released. The Registration window will be open from July 2019 to October 2019. Last Year the Notification of NMAT Exam started on July 3, 2018. The NMAT Exam window will open from October to December 2019. Candidates can register for the NMAT by GMAC™ through an online registration process.

Bonus : Download Free Preparation Guide with Tips on NMAT by GMAC Exam

NMAT 2019 Exam Date / Important Dates

NMAT Exam can be taken from October 2019 to December 2019. The Registration for the same can be done online from July 2019. Result for NMAT by GMAC Test will be released in 2nd week of January 2020. Below is the complete list of NMAT 2019 Exam Important Dates:

Event Start Date End Date
Registration July 2019 October  2019
Scheduling July 2019 October 2019
Late Registration October 2019 October 2019
Registration - Retake October 2019 December  2019
Re-scheduling July 2019 December 2019
Re-take Scheduling October 2019 December  2019
Exam Delivery October 2019 December  2019
Final Announcement of Results   2nd week of January 2020
Last date for Official score card download   March 2020

NMAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria

All Candidates who complete the NMAT 2019 Exam Registration process, pay the test fee within the time specified and follow the published NMAT 2019 by GMAC™ exam terms and conditions may sit for the NMAT by GMAC™ exam. The Candidate needs to check the eligibility requirements of all the universities and schools to which he/she is interested to apply before registering for NMAT by GMAC™ exam.

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NMAT 2019 Exam Pattern / NMAT Exam Format / Structure

The three sections of the NMAT 2019 are timed individually. Candidates must answer questions and review answers of each section within the allotted time. Once you move on to the other section, the answers to the previous section are final and cannot be updated/ changed.

Sr. No Section No. of Questions Time in Minutes
1 Language Skills 32 22
2 Quantitative Skills 48 60
3 Logical Reasoning 40 38
  Total 120 120

NMAT aspirants should note that Out of 120 questions, 32 questions in Language skills section  will be tricky in NMAT 2019 and you need to understand the usage of language as that's the really a test for you. 

You will tested be for your vocabulary, language usage in form of filing in the blanks, idioms with jumbled paras.
Trickiest test will be in form of Reading Comprehension wherein you will get unseen para of 500 words and you have to answer with 5 options. 

Since usage of language plays a crucial role in business communication hence, you are tested in language skills and in coming NMAT 2019 , it will be more tougher than last year.

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NMAT Exam Syllabus 2019

NMAT by GMAC Exam will comprise of 3 Sections namely Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning. Below are the topics for each section that you must prepare for :

  • Language Skills
  • Quantitative Skills, Data Interpretation & DS
  • Logical Reasoning

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NMAT 2019 Application Form/Registration

Registration for NMAT 2019 Exam is the first step before scheduling the exam date and Location.

Registration Steps:

  • Create an account on nmat.org.in using a valid email address.
  • Provide the following details:
    o    Contact Information
    o    Personal Information
    o    Educational and Work Experience
    o    List of Chosen Programmes to Send Scores
    o    Valid ID 
    o    Interest in Participating in a Search Service - Yes
    o    Agree to Terms & Conditions
  • Your name and date of birth that you enter on the application registration form must exactly match the name and date of birth on your Photo and Signature ID.

NMAT 2019 Application Form/ Registration/ Exam Login/ NMAT EXAM Test Slot Booking/ Exam Slot Windows

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NMAT 2019 Exam Duration/ Time / Exam Hours

The NMAT by GMAC Exam will be conducted online for a duration of 120 Minutes i.e. 2 hours. Each section will be given a particular time duration. Language skills section will be of 22 minutes, Logical Reasoning section is for 38 minutes and 60 minutes assigned to Quantitative Skills Section. Total comprising of 120 minutes. You will be given a choice of your time slot at the time of registration on first come first serve basis.

You must report to your allocated test centre 45 minutes prior to the scheduled time of your test. Candidates, who arrive at the test centre on the specified scheduled test date more than 15 minutes after the scheduled exam start time, may not be permitted to take the NMAT Exam 2019.

NMAT 2019 Exam Preparation

Few preparation tips for NMAT exam

  • Time Management and Consistency
  • Speed and Accuracy
  • No Negative marking
  • Practice and Analyze
  • The more you practice the more efficient you will be.
  • Exam Day Strategy

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NMAT Exam 2019 Accepting Colleges

NMAT by GMAC Exam is considered and accepted by NMIMS and many other leading Institutes. As the NMAT 2019 Result is declared the Institutes will set their cut off on the basis of the score. NMAT Exam Score is accepted by 21 leading Institutions. The list of NMAT 2019 exam accepting colleges is listed below:

  • Alliance University
  • Amity University
  • Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University
  • Bennett University
  • BML Munjal University
  • BSE Institute Limited
  • GITAM School of International Business, Visakhapatnam
  • Hyderabad Business School, GITAM University
  • ICFAI Business School (IBS), Hyderabad and other locations
  • ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai
  • Jindal Global Business school - Delhi/NCR
  • MISB Bocconi
  • Mody University
  • Shiv Nadar University
  • SRM University Chennai, Delhi NCR Sonipat
  • SVKM's Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad)
  • Thapar School of Management
  • University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES)
  • VIT University
  • Woxsen School of Business Management
  • Xavier University

NMAT 2019 Admit Card

Candidates can download admit card from NMAT by GMAC website once the registration process is completed and the Examination date is declared. Admit Cards can be downloaded online by using their user ID and password which is mailed to them after the compilation of their registration form.

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NMAT 2019 Result

Your NMAT 2019 Test scores will be published on the nmat.org.in website within 4-5 weeks after your test date. Once the scores have been published you will receive an email indicating that your scores are available. To access your scores you can login to the website nmat.org.in. At the same time, your scores will be sent to the 5 schools that you selected at the time of registration to share your scores.

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NMAT 2019 Answer Key

NMAT 2019 Answer Key will be released after the NMAT Exam. NMAT Exam window is from October to December 2019. NMAT Exam Answer key will have all the answers as per the order of questions asked in the exam. With this the candidates can have an idea about how they performed in the test. Candidates can get an estimate of their scores and get an idea about which college they can qualify for.

Exam Analysis - Previous Years / NMAT Exam Experience

NMAT Exam consists of 3 main sections: Language and Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning. Each Section has a pre-defined number of questions.


NMAT Exam 2019 Analysis

The NMAT 2019 exam will  starte in October 2019 and will get over in December 2019. The exam will split over five windows and each window will 15-days long. The questions will be predictable, and the pattern will be as expected. The NMAT 2019 exam paper pattern is as below:


No. of Questions

Time (in Minutes)

Difficulty Level

Possible Attempts

Language Skills





Quantitative Skills





Logical Reasoning










Previous Year Analysis for NMAT Exam

NMAT 2018 Exam Highlights

  1. NMAT 2018 exam was conducted over 75 days split into five windows.
  2. The window breakup was:

NMAT 2018 Exam Window

Start Date

End Date

NMAT 2018 Exam Window 1

4th Oct

18th Oct

NMAT 2018 Exam Window 2

19th Oct

2nd Nov

NMAT 2018 Exam Window 3

3rd Nov

17th Nov

NMAT 2018 Exam Window 4

18th Nov

2nd Dec

NMAT 2018 Exam Window 5

3rd Dec

17th Dec

  1. The overall pattern of the NMAT 2018 exam was on expected lines. The exam pattern and ideal attempts and score were:

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NMAT Exam 2017 Analysis

According to students experience in NMAT Exam 2017, Language skills section was easy to moderate, Quantitative skills were moderate, Logical Reasoning was easy to moderate, the overall Exam was easy to moderate.

Sections No. of Questions Time (in Minutes) Difficulty Level
Language Skills 32 22 Easy-Moderate
Quantitative Skills 48 60 Moderate
Logical Reasoning 40 38 Easy-Moderate
Total 120 120 Easy-Moderate

NMAT Exam 2016 Analysis

NMAT Exam has three sections with no negative marking. Candidates can choose the sequence of sections. The overall experience for NMAT Exam 2016 was pleasant for students with no technical glitches. As per the expert analysis, the language skills section was Easy-Moderate, Quantitative skills was Moderate, Logical Reasoning was Easy- Moderate, the overall exam was Easy to Moderate.

Sections No. of Questions Time (in Minutes) Difficulty Level
Language Skills 32 22 Easy-Moderate
Quantitative Skills 48 60 Moderate
Logical Reasoning 40 38 Easy-Moderate
Total 120 120 Easy-Moderate

NMAT Exam 2015 Analysis

NMAT 2015 analysis says that the language skills section was moderate, Quantitative skills was also moderate, Logical Reasoning was Easy to moderate, the overall analysis exam was Moderate.

Sections No. of Questions Time (in Minutes) Difficulty Level
Language Skills 32 22 Easy-Moderate
Quantitative Skills 48 60 Moderate
Logical Reasoning 40 38 Easy-Moderate
Total 120 120 Easy-Moderate

NMAT 2019 Exam Test Centers / Venue

NMAT Exam will be held in 44 cities at 58 test centres throughout India and at 4 International centres, Candidates can choose their Test Venue according to their convenience.

Get Complete List of Test Centers Here

NMAT Exam Day Requirements

Candidates must provide the following documents at the exam centre on the day of the exam:

  • Printout of Confirmation E-mail & Admit Card
  • Xerox of Primary ID 
  • One latest photograph along with one original ID, (candidates can bring either of the following IDs as a proof - Passport/ PAN Card/Voter ID card/ UID/Aadhar Card/Driver’s License)

Following are not acceptable as IDs on the day of the test:

  • Learner’s driver’s license
  • Photocopies (attested or otherwise)
  • Notarized copies

Candidates must carry one photocopy of the photo ID for submission at test centre Candidates who are not able to produce the above forms of valid ID will not be admitted to write the test.

Candidates taking the examination at the international level are required to bring the following documents on the day of test centre:

  • Confirmation email printout
  • Admit Card: Candidates should download their admit card from NMAT by GMAC Account.
  • Original passport (valid and non-expired) and a photocopy of the passport

NMAT Exam Validity

The Exam validity for NMAT Exam is 1 Year. The NMAT Exam Score is valid only for one academic session. Since, GMAC is the conducting body for NMAT, there might be a probability that NMAT Score validity might increase like GMAT.

As of now NMAT Exam Validity is 1 Year.

NMAT 2019 cut off for NMIMS Mumbai/ Bangalore and Hyderabad

All the NMAT participating colleges will release their cut-offs once the NMAT 2019 result is declared.

There are 3 sections in the NMAT 2019 Examination, the cut-off prepared is based on the sectional cut-off of the exam. All the candidates must score sectional cut-off and overall cut-off, to get admission in NMAT participating colleges. Seats will be allotted to candidates strictly on merit basis.

Cut – offs below for NMIMS Mumbai/ Bangalore and Hyderabad for 2020-2022 session

NMIMS Mumbai/ Bangalore/ Hyderabad Quantitative Skills Logical Reasoning Language Skills
Hyderabad 60 50 50
Bangalore 60 50 50
Mumbai 65 55 50

NMAT Exam Retake

Candidates can appear maximum 3 times during a year for NMAT exam. This includes the first attempt plus the maximum of two retake.

Retake exam option will be enabled in your dashboard after your exam date.

Candidates can retake exam by going to the retake section and pay the registration fees. You need not fill all the details again.

Candidates can schedule the re take exam date 15 or more days after the most recent attempt.

Candidates may decide to re take the NMAT Test to improve their scores. . In such cases, the best of three scores will be considered by NMIMS for admissions. The same login credentials can be used for logging in and making the payment.

After writing the NMAT 2019 exam once, candidates can choose not to appear for the other 2 retakes. It is not mandatory.

You may reschedule your appointment if you can't appear for the original test appointment. You may reschedule your appointment up to 72 hours prior to your original appointment. You may pay for your reschedule a using credit card only.

Candidates not appearing for the test on time, will be treated as “No Show”

The Test retake registration window will be open from October 2019 to December 2019. The candidates can choose to schedule the retake test for any available date during the retake scheduling window.

NMAT Exam Schedule/ Re schedule

Schedule Your Exam

  • Candidates will have to submit their Registration form and fees before deadline to be able to schedule and attempt NMAT Exam. Candidates should schedule their test as soon as payment is done and scheduling section is activated under the scheduling tab as the seats will be available on first come first serve basis.
  • Candidate will have to schedule the test on their own and only one test attempt can be scheduled at a time.
  • Candidates can select their preferred date, time slot and test center based on the availability.
  • Candidates can select the test centers of their choice from the list given on the website.
  • The Registration / Scheduling window will be open from July 2019 to October 2019 for candidates who registered under early registration window or late registration window.
  • Candidates can schedule their NMAT Exam any time during the registration/ scheduling window for any slot which is a minimum of 24 hours later than the time scheduling transaction is carried out.
  • After scheduling of the test, the candidates will receive confirmation e-mail having the test center name and address, the test date and start time of the test.


  • Candidates can re-schedule their NMAT Exam no later than 72 hours prior to the scheduled date of the test to a different date, time or test center (subject to availability) by paying the applicable fee of INR 1000 + Applicable taxes.
  • Seat availability for candidates in terms of test centre, slot and date will be on a First come, First serve basis.
  • No Rescheduling can be done if 72 hours or less than 72 hours are remaining for the scheduled test.
  • Candidates can use the rescheduling option from July 2019 to December 2019

NMAT 2019 Exam Cancellation

Candidates can cancel their NMAT Exam within 7 days from the date of their test registration and receipt of full payment. Candidates will have to send their request for a refund to nmat support from registered mail ID.

Refund will be provided within 30 days from the date of cancellation. No refund fee will be given if cancellation is requested after 7 days from the date of test registration.

GMAC does not impose any fees or processing charges on refunds.

NMAT Contact / Helpline number

For Queries related to Registration Form and Payments you may contact on below Helpline number: Phone Support: +917863008300 – Monday to Friday (except public holidays - 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM IST)

Email Support: nmatsupport@gmac.com

For Exam scheduling and Re-scheduling related queries you may reach to below number

Phone Support: 0120 4397855 – Monday to Saturday (8:00 AM to 6:00 PM IST) (Except public holidays)

NMAT 2019 Exam Books

  • MBA Entrance Gide CAT/ MAT/ JMET/ MHCET/ FMS & Others MBA Entrance Exams
  • Guide to MBA Entrance Test - MAT CAT ATMA XLRI SCMHRD NMIMS JMET Etc
  • JMET MBA Entrance Compel Book by Chandresh Agrawal
  • Model Test Papers Joint Management Entrance Test (JMET)
  • Guide Plus for MBA Entrance Exams CAT XAT CET etc.
  • Complete Kit for MBA Entrance Exam for CAT, MAT XLRI FMS XAT JMET & All other MBA Entrance Exams by Sanjeev Verma
  • For Quantitative Skills section the following books are recommended - TIME Quant Book and Arun Sharma. Also the difficulty level of the NMAT by GMAC™ 2019 is lesser when compared to CAT exam but the pattern is pretty similar, thus previous year papers for CAT are also a good source to prepare.
  • For LR/DI, you can try RS Aggarwal logical reasoning and data interpretation.
  • DI is traditionally calculation intensive but easy.
  • Quantitative Aptitude is easy to moderate level. CAT prep would suffice.