NMAT 2018

10 Oct, 2018

NMAT 2018 – The candidates longing to appear in the entrance test of NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) 2018 for postgraduate management programs from NMIMS University and other 25 B-schools across the country must go through this article in order to have relevant and detailed information. NMAT is a national level entrance test that is conducted every year by the conducting body i.e. Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). However, candidates to appear in the NMAT 2018 exam must fill the application form that has been started from 3rd July 2018 until 3rd October 2018 only through online mode. Hereby, in this article, the candidates will also get information about the exam pattern, syllabus, eligibility criteria, important dates, result, selection procedure etc. Furthermore, the NMAT 2018 entrance test will be conducted in 44 cities in the country and four international centres. Therefore, it is recommended to the aspiring aspirants to go through the article for fetching the comprehensive info about NMAT 2018 and other details related to it.

NMAT 2018 – Quick Review

Name of the exam NMAT 2018
Category Post Graduate Exam
Exam conducting body Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)
Level of the exam University level

NMAT 2018 Important Dates Overview

    Below we have given the tabular representation of NMAT 2018 Important Dates for the reference of candidates willing to appear for the exam. Registration was available for the candidates from 3rd July 2018 to 3rd October 2018 only. Now, the candidates who have not downloaded their admit card must get it from the official website before 16th October 2018. Moreover, NMAT 2018 exam has been started from 4th October 2018 and will continue until 17th October 2018. Therefore, the candidates to fetch more details regarding the important dates must go through the table properly.

    NMAT 2018 Event NMAT 2018 Important Dates
    Start Date End Date
    Online registration for NMAT 3rd July 2018 3rd October 2018
    Examination schedule 3rd July 2018 16th October 2018
    Late date for registration 4th October 2018 14th October 2018
    Re-take of Registration 5th October 2018 14th December 2018
    Re-scheduling of registration 3rd July 2018 14th December 2018
    Registration Retake-scheduling 5th October 2018 14th December 2018
    Date of NMAT exam 4th October 2018 17th December 2018
    Result Declaration NA Second Week of January 2019
    Availability of scorecard on official website NA 31st March 2019

    Latest – Click here how to fill the NMAT 2018 Application Form

    NMAT 2018 Registration (Started)

    The registration process for NMAT 2018 has been provided below. All the applicants who are going to appear for NMAT 2018 are advised to take a look at the following details regarding the registration process of NMAT 2018.

    • All the applicants can register themselves for NMAT 2018 through the online process.
    • Candidates must note that there is no offline process for filling up the NMAT 2018 application form, the registration process for NMAT 2018 is completely online.
    • Registration process of NMAT 2018 was started from 3rd July 2018 and continued until 3rd October 2018.
    • For registration, applicants have to register themselves first in order to generate the email id and password that will be further used while proceeding for filling up the application form. The generated login credentials will be sent to the registered email id of the candidates.
    • Using those login credentials, the candidates can infill the application form by entering the personal as well as academic details along with the scanned photograph and signature.
    • Moreover, while filling the application form, the applicants have to select the institutes and up to seven courses where the score of the candidates will be sent.
    • However, the application process will be considered concluded only after the payment of the application fee.
    • After the payment process has completed successfully, the exam schedule option will be activated. Candidates will be able to go ahead and schedule the examination.

    NMAT 2018 Application Fee

    Steps of payment of application fee for NMAT 2018 Application Fee Amount (in rupees)
    Application fee (without late fee) Rs. 2000 along with applicable taxes
    Application fee (with late fee) Rs. 2500+applicable taxes
    Reschedule Rs. 1100 + applicable taxes
    Retake Rs. 2000 + applicable taxes
    Add on Score Reports (more than first 7) Rs. 200 per report
    • For Online Mode: Application fee can be paid through debit card or credit card (Visa/Master/American Express) or net banking or mobile wallets.
    • For Offline Mode: for the payment of application fee through offline mode, the candidate can send the Demand Draft (DD) to the below-given address:                        GMAC
      c/o GreenClouds
      6708, DLF Phase IV,
      Gurgaon – 122 002
      Haryana, India
      Phone: 092130 27791/ 92
    • It must be noted that the application fee is non-refundable and is being charged by the exam conducting authority for five business schools or programs.

    NMAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria

    Candidates willing to apply for the exam are advised to go through the NMAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria thoroughly. It is mandatory for each candidate applying for the exam to satisfy all the eligibility conditions as described by the exam conducted authority. Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has full rights to cancel the candidature of ineligible candidates at any given point in time.

    Course & Campus Criteria Detail
    MBA (Mumbai Campus) Qualification Exam. All the applicants who are going to apply must have a Bachelor’s Degree (10+2+3/4) in any stream from any recognized university.
    Minimum Marks. Aspirants have to score at least minimum of 50% marks in qualification exam to be qualified for NMAT 2018.
    MBA HR (Mumbai Campus). Qualification Exam. All the applicants who are going to apply must have a Bachelor’s Degree (10+2+3/4) in any stream from any recognized university.
    Minimum Marks. Aspirants have to score at least minimum of 50% marks in qualification exam to be qualified for NMAT 2018.
    Pursuing Candidates. Candidates who are pursuing the qualification exam also will be eligible.
    MBA Pharmaceutical Management (Mumbai Campus). Qualification Exam. All the applicants who are going to apply must have a Bachelor’s Degree (10+2+3/4)/ Post Graduate Degree/ B. Tech/ BE/ Bio Tech/ Bio Medical Qualification from any recognized university.
    Subjects. Aspirants should have qualified their Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy/ MBBS/ Life Sciences/ Science/ BHMS/ BAMS/ B. Sc & M. Sc in Bio-Technology or Post Graduate Degree in Economics/ Psychology & Sociology.
    Minimum Marks. Aspirants have to score at least minimum of 50% marks in Bachelor’s Degree or Post Graduate Degree to be qualified for NMAT 2018.
    Experience. Applicants who have got more than two years work experience in any Pharmaceutical Company also eligible to apply.
    Pursuing Candidates. Candidates who are pursuing the qualification exam also will be eligible.
    PGDM (Hyderabad & Bangalore Campus). Qualification Exam. All the applicants who are going to apply must have a Bachelor’s Degree (10+2+3/4) in any stream from any recognized university.
    Minimum Marks. Aspirants have to score at least minimum of 50% marks in qualification exam to be qualified for NMAT 2018.
    Pursuing Candidates. Candidates who are pursuing the qualification exam also will be eligible.

    NMAT 2018 Exam Pattern

    Applicants willing to appear for the exam must be well acquainted with the exam pattern for NMAT 2018. Below we have given the detailed information of the NMAT 2018 Exam Pattern. We advise aspiring candidates to go through the exam pattern stated below to understand the structure of exam well.

    Mode of the Examination Online (Computer Based Exam)
    Type of Questions Objective Type Questions
    The Number of Attempts Applicants can apply 3 times in a year
    Duration of the Examination 2 hours (120 Minutes)
    Number of Questions 120 questions
    Marking Scheme There is no provision of negative marking in this exam
    Re-Scheduling Applicants can reschedule for a retake examination if they are not satisfied with their first attempt
    Subjects/ Parts Language Skills, Quantitative Skills, and Logical Reasoning

    Subject wise Exam Pattern of NMAT 2018

    Sections Number of Questions Time Allotted
    Language Skills 32 Questions 22 Minutes
    Quantitative Skills 48 Questions 60 Minutes
    Logical Reasoning 40 Questions 38 Minutes
    Total 120 Questions 120 Minute

    NMAT 2018 Syllabus

    Along with the exam pattern of the exam, candidates must also get familiar with the NMAT Syllabus 2019 to know which topics are important and which topics are with high weighatge. Questions in the exam will be asked from Language Skills, Quantitative Skills, and Logical Reasoning subjects. Below we have given the detailed subject wise syllabus for your reference.

    Language Skills Arithmetic Logical Reasoning


    Data Interpretation & DS

    Language Usage & Rules



    Quantitative Skills

    Reading Comprehension & Dictionary Meanings of Different Words


    Syntax & Correct Grammar

    2D and 3D Geometry


    Bar Graph

    Line Graph

    Pie Chart




    Multi-Dimensional Arrangements



    NMAT 2018 Preparation Tips

    The preparation tips of NMAT 2018 have been provided below. All the applicants who are going to appear for NMAT will be confused about the study process. Here we have included some easy tips to study well in NMAT 2018. Aspirants are advised to take a look at the following tips to know better about the easy process in NMAT 2018 preparation.

    • All the applicants are advised to follow the right schedule of NMAT 2018 to prepare well for the examination.
    • It will be better if you know the complete syllabus of the examination.
    • Prepare a better timetable to prepare well for the examination and study according to the same.
    • Make short notes for the exam and study better for the same.
    • Solve Previous year’s question as well as sample papers to know the pattern, question-type, and difficulty level.
    • Get the books of best author and publication in order to learn different tricks for solving the complex questions and to improve the accuracy.
    • Take an online mock test to boost up the confidence level and for improving the speed as well.

    NMAT 2018 Exam Centres

    NMAT 2018 exam will be organized by the exam conducting authority in more than 44 cities across India, and in 7 international centres. Below we have given the exam centres of NMAT 2018 for the reference of appearing candidates.

    Region/ Centres Cities
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    South Region











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    East Region








    Central Region





    International Centres

    Colombo, Srilanka

    Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Kathmandu, Nepal

    Thimphu, Bhutan


    NMAT 2018 Slot Booking

    • From the 1st week of July 2018 to the 3rd week of October 2018, the slot booking for NMAT will be commenced.
    • With the help of online mode, the candidates can do the scheduling of the exam.
    • The applicants will need to wait for 15 days after the date of examination for the re-scheduling procedure.
    • The time slot and examination date will be given, once the candidate fills up the application form and makes payment of the fee.
    • The candidates will be able to see the option for exam scheduling in their dashboard, after the submission of the payment.
    • With this, slot booking will be concluded and the applicants can easily go for scheduling the exam.

    NMAT 2018 Admit Card

    • Candidates can download their NMAT 2018 admit card until 16th October 2018 which has been made available from 3rd July 2018.
    • NMAT 2018 admit card has been made available in online mode merely. Therefore, candidates to download the admit card have to visit the official website of NMAT as it will not be sent to any candidate via any other medium other than downloading the same in online mode.
    • On the day of exam,  the candidates must carry the printout of the email confirmation, one passport size photograph, and their NMAT admit card.
    • No candidate will be allowed inside the examination hall without their admit cards and also one valid ID proof. However, for the identity proof, candidates can carry any document from PAN card, voter id, passport, driving license etc.

    Note:- Candidates after downloading the admit card must check whether all the information mentioned on it are correct or not. If not, then get it rectified by contacting the NMAT examination conducting authority as soon as possible.

    NMAT 2018 Result

    • After four to five weeks of conduct of exam, the exam conducting authority will release the results and score cards on the official website in online mode.
    • Via mail, candidates will be informed about the declaration of result.
    • Aspirants will need to login to their account on the official website to access their NMAT scorecard and result.
    • After the declaration of final percentile score of the candidate, the exam conducting authority will send the candidate’s scorecard to the business schools where he or she wishes to take admission.

    NMAT 2018 Cut Off

    • The cut off for NMAT 2018 will be declared for each course.
    • NMAT 2018 cut off will be released by every participating institute for their campuses.
    • The candidates satisfying the cut-off marks will be selected for the admission process.
    Section Score Range
    Language Skills 0 – 96
    Logical Reasoning Skills 0 – 120
    Quantitative Skills 0 – 144
    Total 0 – 360

    NMAT 2018 Admission Process

    According to the officials, the NMAT 2018 Admission Process will begin after the commencement of result. The official merit list of NMAT will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates in the examination. Applicants who are getting shortlisted in the merit list will be called up for PI & CD (Personal Interview & Case Discussion) rounds. The call letter of the shortlisted candidates will be available online at the official web page only. No candidates will be will be getting separate admit card/ call letter for the same. After the process of PI & CD, the official final merit list will be made. Academic Records, Score of NMAT, Performance in PI & CD, and Work Experience will be the basis of preparation of final merit list. Candidates will be getting seat allotted on the basis of the final merit list.

    NMAT 2018 FAQs

    Ques. When will be the Application Form of NMAT 2018 available and how can I register for NMAT?

    Answer: The NMAT 2018 application form is available from 3rd July and had continued until 3rd October 2018 Applicants can register themselves for the examination via online mode.

    Ques. How much will be the application fee for NMAT 2018?

    Answer: The application fee for NMAT 2018 will be rupees in 1800. Aspirants are advised to look at the application fee section in this article to know more detailed.

    Ques. How can I pay the fee of NMAT?

    Answer: Applicants will be able to pay the fee in online mode through Master Card/ Visa Card/ Debit Card/ American Express/ Diners Club/ Net Banking/ or Demand Draft (Offline Mode).

    Ques. When will be the NMAT commenced?

    Answer: The NMAT 2018 examination will be commenced on 4th October of 2018 to 17th December of 2018.

    Ques. How many times can a candidate appear for NMAT 2018?

    Answer: Each applicant will be able to appear in for NMAT examinations 3 times a year.

    We hope that all the information given on this page regarding NMAT will help you as you needed. Please stay in touch with us for more information regarding the same as well as to get more detail on other more institutional and entrance examinations.

    All the best!!


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