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What is NMAT?

NMAT or NMIMS Management Aptitude Test is a test that used to be conducted by NMIMS (Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies) exclusively for admission to the MBA programmes offered at NMIMS. In 2015, NMAT was acquired by GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council); a United States based non-profit organization that conducts the very popular GMAT examination. After GMAC acquired the NMAT examination the name of the examination changed to “NMAT by GMAC”. For sake of convenience, in this article, we will refer to it by its original name; that is NMAT.

NMAT by GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council) is a national level entrance test conducted for MBA admissions at NMIMS University and other reputed B-Schools in India as well as abroad. NMAT is conducted every year during a 70 – 80 day testing window spanning from October to December and it tests candidates in three sections, namely, Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning.

Keeping in mind the convenience of test-takers, NMAT allows them to choose the preferred date during a testing window as well as self-schedule the test, time and venue, appointment date based on the availability of seats at the preferred test centre.

What is the exam pattern and syllabus for NMAT?


S.No Sections No. of Questions Time Minutes Score Range
Language Skills
Quantitative Skills
Logical Reasoning
120 minutes


  • Language Skills: Reading Comprehension, Para Forming, Error Identification Prepositions, Sentence Completion, Analogies
  • Logical Reasoning: Critical Reasoning, Analytical Puzzles, Deductions, Coding and Decoding, Direction Sense, Alphanumeric series, Number puzzles, etc.
  • Quantitative Skills: Number Properties, Arithmetic, Algebra and Probability, DI Caselets and Tables, DI Graphs and Charts, Data Sufficiency

How many days it takes to receive NMAT score card?

You will receive your score card with scaled score for the sections and total for your NMAT by GMAC™ exam within 48 hours of giving the exam subject to there are no test delivery incidences and audit of online exams is completed, which may take 5 to 7 working days.

Scaled scores: Questions in the NMAT by GMAC™ exam are selected from the question pool for each examinee based on his or her performance on the questions previously answered. The questions a candidate receives are targeted at his or her ability level; therefore, a high- scoring candidate generally receives a more difficult sample of questions than a low-scoring candidate. The NMAT by GMAC™ exam is scored by first obtaining the candidate’s final ability estimate based on the probabilistic model approach of modern exam theory, and then transformed to a scaled score ranging from 12 to 120.

How many colleges accept NMAT score?

The official list of colleges that accept NMAT score for admission in their MBA programmes is given below. In addition to these colleges, there are other colleges where you can apply using the NMAT Score.


  1. SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies
  2. K J Somaiya Institute of Management
  3. Indian School of Business (ISB) (Advanced Management Programme in Business Analytics (AMPBA)
  5. SDA Bocconi Asia Center (formerly MISB Bocconi)
  6. XIM University
  7. ICFAI Business School
  8. SOIL Institute of Management
  9. FLAME University
  10. STOA School
  11. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab
  12. ISBR Business School
  13. Athena School of Management, Mumbai
  14. School of Business, Woxsen University
  15. IFMR Graduate School of Business
  16. Thapar School of Management
  17. SRM University, Delhi – NCR, Sonepat
  18. Shiv nadar Institute of Management Studies
  19. School of Petroleum Management, PDPU
  20. Jain University – CMS Business School
  21. ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai
  22. GITAM Deemed to be University, Visakhapatnam
  23. BML Munjal University
  24. Bennett University
  25. Universal Business School
  26. SRM University Chennai
  27. Chitkara university
  28. Alliance University
  29. Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University
  30. MIT World Peace University, Pune
  31. BSE Institute Limited
  32. Amity University
  33. Jindal Global Business school – Delhi/NCR
  34. VIT University
  35. University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES)
  36. IILM University
  37. Myra School of Business
  38. Mody University
  39. Hyderabad Business School, GITAM University
  40. Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab
  41. IIHMR University, Jaipur, Rajasthan
  42. IFIM College
  43. Jagdish sheth school of management
  44. ISME – School of Management & Entrepreneurship
  45. Master’s union school of business
  46. iMET Global
  47. Ansal University, Gurgaon
  48. Rishihood University

South Africa

  1. Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)
  2. Milpark Business School
  3. North West University
  4. Rhodes Business School
  5. University of South Africa (UNISA) Graduate School of Business Leadership
  6. Wits Business School
  7. Nelson Mandela University Business School
  8. University of Cape Town (UCT)
  9. Johannesburg Business school, University of Johannesburg
  10. Tshwane School of Business and Society, Tshwane University


  1. Asian Institute of Management
  2. Ateneo Graduate School of Business
  3. Virata School of Business, University of the Philippines
  4. De La Salle University – Dasmariñas
  5. School of Business Administration, Arellano University
  6. De La Salle University
  7. University of Santo Tomas Graduate School
  8. St. Paul University Manila


  1. Lagos Business School
  2. Lead City University
  3. Redeemer’s University
  4. Afe Babalola University
  5. Covenant University, Nigeria
  6. Caleb University, Nigeria


  1. Africa Business School