NMAT Exam : Eligibility, Pattern, Top Colleges and Dates - Study24x7
Social learning Network

Default error msg


New to Study24x7 ? Join Now
Already have an account? Login

NMAT Exam : Eligibility, Pattern, Top Colleges and Dates

Updated on 06 November 2020
7 min read 2 views
Updated on 06 November 2020

Narsee Monjee Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) is an important prerequisite for admission to the Post Graduate Management programmes of Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai. In this article, we will discuss about the complete NMAT Exam details such as the eligibility, exam patterns, colleges, etc.

NMAT is an online admission test conducted in India during a predetermined period. NMAT is a unique MBA entrance exam similar to GMAT wherein test takers get a chance to attempt the exam thrice in a 75-day test window.

NMAT exam is a candidate friendly exam. The exam is designed keeping in mind the convenience of the candidates. Candidates are allowed to choose their preferred date during the testing window as well as self-schedule the test, appointment date, time and venue based on the availability of seats at each test centre.

NMAT Exam Eligibility Criteria

  1. The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA in aggregate from any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature of India or other educational institutions established under section 3 of UGC Act,1956 .

  1. Final year students are also eligible to apply for NMAT test, but their admission will remain provisional until they submit the passing certificate. 


  1. International students or candidates who have graduated from an international university, have to obtain a certificate of equivalence from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

NMAT Syllabus & Exam Pattern

NMAT is a moderate difficulty level exam. There have been no changes in the NMAT exam pattern during the last five years. The test takers can expect a good score. NMAT 2020 offers the facility to retake the exam in case your exam score in the first attempt is not satisfactory.

The NMAT is of 180 minutes and consists of Multiple Choice Questions where the candidate needs to select one of the correct answers. The sections in NMAT are Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning. There is no sectional time limit and there is no negative marking in the exam. 

Section Name

Number of questions

Allotted time in minutes

Language Skills



Quantitative Skills



Logical Reasoning






Top Colleges accepting NMAT Score

Given below in the table is the list of top colleges which accept NMAT score for MBA admission.

NMAT Participating B-Schools

Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS)

VIT University

Alliance University

Ansal University

School of Management, BML Munjal University

ICFAI Business School(IBS)

SRM University

SP Jain Institute of Management and Research

Xavier University, Bhubaneswar

T.A. Pai Management Institute

Bennett University

Shiv Nadar University, Greater Nodia

Woxsen School of Business Management

GITAM, Hyderabad Business School

CMS Business School, Jain University

LM Thapar School of Management

ITM Business School, Mumbai

SDA Bocconi Asia Center

Indian School of Business, Hyderabad

School of Inspired Leadership 

Athena School of Management

Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University

Universal Business School

ISBR Business School

Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University

Bombay Stock Exchange Institute (BSE Ltd.)

University Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES)

VIT University

NMAT 2020 Important Dates


Check the important dates of NMAT 2020 and other events in the table below:


Exam Notification


Last Date

Registration & Application Process

July 02, 2020

October 03, 2020

NMAT Exam Date

July 02, 2020

October 16, 2020

Late Registration dates

October 04, 2020

October 14, 2020

Exam Rescheduling Dates

July 02, 2020

December 14, 2020

NMAT 2020 Exam Dates

October 04, 2020

December 17, 2020

Retake Scheduling dates

October 05, 2020

December 14, 2020

NMAT Result Date


3rd week, January, 2021

Last date for score card download


March 31, 2021

(All dates are tentative)

This is all about NMAT Exam that candidates should know. It is important to prepare better for this exam as NMAT is one of the prestigious colleges and to get in that college, one needs to have a good preparation strategy. Good luck!

Write a comment...
Related Posts