13 Aug, 2018

NMAT 2018 GD PI-The Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) of NMAT 2018 will be conducted by the administrating body i.e. Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) for the candidates to get into either NMIMS University or any of its 25 participating institutes for postgraduate management programs. The selection procedure round that involves the GD and PI rounds will be conducted after the release of Cutoff percentile where only the selected candidates will be called based on the marks acquired by them in NMAT 2018 exam. Further, after done with the above-mentioned rounds, the final merit list will be prepared on the basis of the previous academic record and also the performance in GD and PI rounds according to which the candidates can proceed for seeking admission. Therefore, the candidates besides preparing for the NMAT 2018 exam must also prepare for the GD and PI rounds where the candidate’s confidence-level, gesture, knowledge, presence of mind, leadership, negotiation, and communication skills are checked. Lastly, read complete information furnished below in this article.

Important Dates about NMAT 2018 GD PI & Selection Procedure

The selected candidates will get all the information about the admission procedure and the dates related to the selection procedure and GD & PI. The dates mentioned here are tentative:

Events Start Date End Date
NMAT Exam Dates 4th October 2018 17th  December 2018
NMAT Final Declaration of Results Third week of January 2019
NMAT Selection Procedure February to June 2019


    The final list of the candidate’s score will be sent to the institutes that were preferred by the candidates at the time of filling up the NMAT 2018 application form.  The candidates who will secure the minimum cutoff marks for the institutes that are the participating institutes under GMAC for NMAT 2018 exam and on the basis of this cutoff the candidates will be selected and called for the next round of NMAT 2018.

    After the first round of selection procedure is completed, the next round will be GD (Group Discussion) or WAT (Writing Aptitude Test) and later the personal interview round. The final list for the candidates will be prepared after the candidates qualified all the rounds for the selection procedure of NMAT 2018. The candidates who will not get the minimum marks of cutoff will not become eligible to participate in Group Discussion and Personal Interview rounds.

    The candidates will have to go through the Group Discussion and Personal Rounds that are given below;

    Group Discussion (GD): The candidates who will be shortlisted after they qualify for the NMAT 2018 have to go through the group discussion round. The candidates who will get the minimum cutoff marks will only be eligible to participate in the Group Discussion round of NMAT 2018.

    Personal Interview (PI): The shortlisted candidates who will qualify the Group Discussion (GD) and WAT (Writing Aptitude Test) rounds will be called for Personal Interview (PI) round. The personal Interview rounds will comprise of the question relating to the topics of the NMAT exam, personal details, and the colleges or institutes the candidates will select. After the personal interview is completed the final list for the selected candidates will be listed on the official website of NMAT that will release by GMAC.

    The candidates who will be selected after the final round will have to come with all the documents at the institutes where they were selected. The final selected will be allotted to the candidates after the verification of the documents and the final payment of the admission fees.

    This is all about the NMAT 2018 GD-PI. Stay tuned to this page for latest updates.


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