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NMAT 2023: Registration (Started), Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern, Selection Procedure

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NMAT 2023 Online Registration has been started on 1st August 2023. The Exam Scheduling has been started from 1st August 2023. NMAT refers to NMIMS Management Aptitude Test and is one of the prominent and known national-level entrance examinations. The entrance exam is duly conducted by the Graduate Management Aptitude Council (GMAC). The main purpose of the exam is to offer admission to interested and aspiring candidates in numerous management courses such as MBA and PGDM, which are provided at NMIMS University and certain other famous and prestigious B-Schools all over India and some other countries as well. 

The Graduate Management Admission Council conducts the exam for 69 years to offer admission to students in reputed business schools. All the interested and desirable candidates who want to acquire admission in the numerous top management courses can do so once they qualify for NMAT. 

The article here is to give you a glimpse into the detailed perspective of the entrance exam, hoping to make things clear and easier for you. The article will help you understand the dates, application form, eligibility of the exam, pattern of the exam, syllabus, etc. Candidates must go through this article carefully and grasp all the pertinent information.

NMAT 2023 Notification – Registration Started

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NMAT 2023 Highlights

The section of highlights is of great importance when beginning to fill out an application form. One should gather all the necessary information related to the exam and then start to apply for the same. The representation here is to inform you of the prominent requirements and basic information related to the exam. 

Students can learn about the mode of application, examination mode, official website, exam conducting authority, etc. Make yourself aware of the necessary information for the entrance exam and begin your preparation accordingly. 

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Name of the ExamNMAT 2023
Full name of the ExamNMIMS Management Aptitude Test
Name of the Conducting AuthorityGraduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)
Mode of the ApplicationOnline mode
Mode of the ExaminationOnline Mode or Computer Based Test
Level of the ExamNational Level
Medium of the ExamEnglish Medium
Type of the ExamPG Level
Courses OfferedMBA and PGDM
Helpline Number0120 4397855
Official Websitehttps://www.nmat.org
Email IDnmatsupport@gmac.com 

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NMAT 2023 Important Dates

Keep these important dates in mind and then start your preparation accordingly. Candidates must be aware of the dates and the latest updates. They can get all the information from the official website and also through our page. The dates are decided by the exam conducting authorities and can be altered by them if any administrative reason arises. 

One must not stress too much about the dates and all but concentrate on the preparation. The tentative schedule of the examination is provided below for your reference, and candidates can take note of the same.  Look at the dates mentioned below.

EventsDates (Announced)
Starting dateEnding date
NMAT 2023 Registration1st August 202310th October 2023
Scheduling1st August 202312th October 2023
Re-scheduling1st August 202316th December 2023
NMAT exam dates 202310th October 202319th December 2023
Registration – Retake11th October 202316th December 2023
Retake Scheduling11th October 202316th December 2023
Declaration of resultWithin 48 Hours

NMAT 2023 Application Form

All the details must be filled in the application form precisely. The application forms are released on the official website, and candidates should understand how to fill the same and also provide the details that are true to nature and to the knowledge. Some of the crucial aspects of the application form are described here, and you can take note of the same before proceeding with the application form. 

  • Everyone needs to access the official website to fill out the application in the online mode. No other mode of application forms is acceptable under any circumstances. 
  • Everyone will get an option to take the exams at least three times. There is going to be the first attempt and then another two retake attempts. 
  • The good news is that once the registration window gets open, it is open for the whole year for the rest of the attempts. 
  • All the candidates need to fill in the required information such as their basic personal details, academic qualifications, their contact information, experience they have and other crucial details. 
  • The candidates must also take note of the dimensions of the photographs and signatures of the candidates that need to be uploaded to the application form. The format has to be maintained. 
  • All the candidates have an option to schedule the exam once the scheduled attempt is completed and they can retake the exam only after a gap of around 15 days from the last attempt. 
  • All the candidates need to pay their application fee only through the online mode. No other mode of payment is acceptable. 
  • Once the payment is done in the prescribed format, candidates can take the printout of the application form for future reference. 
  • No need to send any hardcopy to the department. 

How to fill out the Application Form?

It is really simple to fill out the application form by following the steps that are mentioned below. Let us look at the steps that can be followed for filling out the application form. Keep all the necessary documents ready and then start filling the application form. Here are the steps.

  • Go to the official website for which the link will be provided once the forms are released. 
  • Then, look for the option that says “New Registration” or “Apply Online” and then you need to fill in all the details such as your personal information, educational details, and then your work experience. 
  • Moving on, fill in your name and also the date of birth for the further verification process. 
  • Now, provide the names of the schools where you wish to send your scores under the tab that says “School Preferences” 
  • Now, you need to upload all the required documents including your photograph and signature which is similar to your ID proof. 
  • Then, pay the application fee in the prescribed mode and the amount required. 
  • Finally, download your application form and also save it for future reference. 

NMAT 2023 Application Fee

Candidates should not forget to pay the application fee once the form is filled out completely. Failing to pay the application fee before the last date will lead to the rejection of your application form. No excuses will be entertained once the deadline is over. 

  • The application fee has to be paid in an online manner using credit cards, debit cards, internet banking, etc. 
  • The application fee once paid is non-refundable.
  • The application fee is described below for your better understanding. 
DetailsApplication Fee
Registration fees for Early TestRs 2000 / – + applicable taxes
Registration fees for Last TestRs 2500 / – + applicable taxes
Application fee for the Retake procedureRs 2000 / – + applicable taxes
Application fee for the Reschedule procedureRs 1100 / – + applicable taxes
Additional Score Reports (after first five)Rs 200 / – per score report + applicable taxes

NMAT 2023 Application Form Correction

The facility to correct certain details after the submission of the registration fee is provided by the official authorities. Candidates need to check their details once before the final submission and if they commit any mistakes then they can change them in the edit window. 

You must take note of the dates for the correction. The basic information remains the same and no changes can be made in the same. 

NMAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria

If one does not satisfy all the required eligibility conditions, then one won’t be able to fill out the application form. For that reason, candidates should go through all the required eligibility and then begin to apply for the application form.

The details and the eligibility are going to be verified by the official authorities and then only one will be provided admission to the respective business schools. Let us take a look at the eligibility criteria one by one. 

  • Nationality of the Candidate: Only candidates belonging to Indian origin can apply for the exam. 
  • Age Limit: A certain age criterion has to be met in order to apply for the exam. The age limit varies according to the type of entrance exam and also the recruitment exam. In this case, there is no age limit for NMAT 2023. Candidates can apply after the minimum qualifications and there is no upper age limit. 
  • Qualification Required: The interested candidates must possess a degree in graduation in any discipline from a recognized board or university so that they can appear in the admission exam. 
  • Percentage Required: A minimum of 50% marks is required in the qualifying exam in order to apply for the entrance exam. 
  • Appearing Candidates: Those who are in the final semester of their qualifying examination are also eligible to apply for the exam. They need to fulfill other qualifications and need to get the degree at the time of admission. 

NMAT 2023 Exam Pattern

The pattern of the exam is decided and fixed by the exam conducting authorities and candidates are supposed to frame a strategy based on that. The preparation should be in the right direction and according to the latest exam pattern. The detailed exam pattern for your reference is provided below. Candidates can take note of the same. 

  • Mode of the Exam: The exam is going to be conducted only in an online manner. This type of exam is also known as Computer Based Test. 
  • Type of the Questions: All the questions are going to be objective in nature or MCQ type. 
  • Duration of the Exam: The total duration of the exam is going to be 2 hours. No extra time will be given under any circumstances. 
  • Sections of the Exam: There are three different sections in the entrance exam and they are quantitative skills, language skills, and logical reasoning. 
  • Total Number of Questions: The total number of questions that will be asked in the exam is going to be 108. Candidates need to solve 108 questions within 2 hours. 
  • Negative Marking: There is no negative marking in the exam.
  • Marking Scheme: Every correct answer will be provided 3 marks each. 

The representation of number of questions and marks in each section is portrayed below. Candidates can have a look and prepare accordingly.

Language Skills3628 min
Quantitative Skills3652 min
Logical Reasoning3640 min
Total108 questions120 minutes

NMAT 2023 Syllabus

A detailed and comprehensive explanation of the syllabus for the examination is given below and candidates might take a look at the same and formulate a strategy to cover all the topics. The syllabus keeps changing according to the latest pattern. 

The questions will be asked from the topics that are mentioned below. You are requested to cover each one of them and also don’t forget to cover anyone. The syllabus is published by GMAC.

Language Skills
  • Reading comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Para Jumble
  • Fill in the blanks and correct grammar
  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Analogic
  • Cloze test
  • Prepositions
Quantitative Skills
  • HCF and LCM
  • coordinate geometry
  • mensuration
  • probability
  • profit and loss
  • number system
  • pie chart
  • ratio and proportion
  • percentage
  • Partnership
  • simple and compound interest
  • time and work
  • speed and distance
  • Alligation and Mixtures
  • Algebra
Logical Reasoning
  • Reasoning Analogies
  • Artificial Language
  • Blood Relations
  • Calendars
  • Cause and effect
  • Clocks
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Critical path
  • Cubes and cuboids
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Decision making
  • Alphanumeric series

NMAT 2023 Preparation Tips

Go through the essential preparation tips and then start your studies. Candidates should stick to these primary tips if they want to clear the exam with flying colors. The tips have been listed here to help you in your preparation. Try to focus on your studies and follow certain tips that are mentioned below to help you. 

  • Firstly, form a working timetable and follow the same regularly till the date of the exam. 
  • Solve the last year’s question papers and analyze your performance. Focus more on the weak topics. 
  • Practice the latest mock tests and evaluate your performance. 
  • Do the proper revision of the topics covered before the exam. 
  • Maintain consistency in your preparation. 
  • Form simple and short notes for quick revision and preparation. 
  • Don’t overthink and take much stress. 
  • Practice yoga and meditation to ease your mind. 

NMAT 2023 Books

The choice of the book is pertinent to the preparation for the exam. If the book chosen is right then the preparation is also going to be right. Some of the books recommended by professionals are as follows. You can take help from the same. 

Name of the BookName of the Author
NMAT by GMAC Official GuideGMAC
Quantitative Aptitude for the CATArun Sharma
Quantitative AptitudeR.S. Aggarwal
Prepare for Data Interpretation for CATArun Sharma
Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation for the CATNishit K. Sinha
How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CATArun Sharma
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CATArun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay
Verbal Ability & Reading ComprehensionAjay Singh

NMAT 2023 Admit Card

Admit cards for all the candidates are going to be published through online mode only. In order to download the same, candidates need to use their login credentials. The login credentials are given to them at the time of registration. All the candidates need to complete the slot booking in order to download the admit cards. 

Once the schedule is booked by the candidate, the admit card is going to be visible to the candidate on his or her dashboard. Everyone needs to take the printout of the admit card and they need to carry the same to the exam center along with the valid ID proof with them. No entry will be given without the admit card. 

Details to be Checked on the Admit Card

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Name of the Exam
  • Post Applied for
  • Photograph of the Candidate
  • Gender of the Candidate
  • Parents’ Name
  • Roll Number of the Candidate
  • Date of the Examination
  • Time of the Examination
  • Exam venue and its Postal Address
  • Duration of the Exam
  • Category
  • Date of Birth
  • General Instructions for the Examination

NMAT 2023 Exam Centres

The exam is going to be conducted all over India in prominent cities. Candidates need to give their preference at the time of the application form filling. Let us look at some of the exam centers available. 


NMAT 2023 Results

The results of the examination will be released once the exams are completed. All the candidates who appeared in the exam can check their scorecards from the official website. The scorecard will consist of certain details such as their total scores, and normalized scores for every section along with their percentile and their ranking. 

Candidates will receive an email regarding the scores on their registered email address and they can download the scores by logging into the official website. After the release of the final percentile score, those scores are going to be sent to the schools that have been preferred by the candidates at the time of registration. 

NMAT 2023 Cut off

You all must be aware that the cut-off marks are the minimum marks that are required by the candidates in order to qualify for the exam. The cut-off marks are going to be announced once the results are announced in an online mode. The marks are released for every MBA specialization and it is going to be released by every institute participating in the exam. 

The cut-off marks can be checked and analyzed for every section that is there in the exam. Depending on the cut-off marks they will be given admission to different colleges and schools. Cut-off marks depend on a number of factors where some of which are the number of candidates, attendance of the exam, forms applied, normalization if any, etc. 

NMAT 2023 Counseling Procedure

Those candidates who are successful in qualifying the cut-off marks are going to be called for the further admission process. The counseling process is going to include a group discussion and a personal interview round. The counseling process will be organized by the participating institutes. 

It is also likely that the participating institutes might also conduct a Writing Ability Test or any Case Discussion round rather than any traditional GD round. It depends upon them. The final decision in the matter of admission will depend upon the score of the candidate scored by him or her in the online test of NMAT and also their performance in the interview rounds. 

Documents Required for Selection

  • Class 10th mark sheet and the certificate
  • Class 12th mark sheet and the certificate
  • Degrees of class 10th and 12th
  • Provisional degree certificates and the passing certificates
  • Postgraduate degree and mark sheet
  • AIU certificate
  • Migration certificate
  • Eligibility certificate
  • Work experience certificate
  • Medical fitness certificate
  • Mediclaim policy 
  • Category certificate if any


Question- What will be the mode of the exam?

Ans- According to the latest pattern, the exam is going to be conducted only in online mode. 

Question- Is the NMAT Exam difficult?

Ans- The difficulty level of the exam is generally moderate as compared to other MBA exams.

Question- What sort of questions are asked in the exam?

Ans- All the questions are going to be objective in nature. 

Question- Do we need to send any hardcopy to the official authorities?

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Ans- No, candidates are not required to send any hard copy to the official authorities. 

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