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NMAT 2023 Registration (Extended), Exam Dates Out, Pattern, Syllabus, Question Paper, Cut off

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Sachin Gupta

Associate Content Manager | Updated On - Oct 11, 2023

NMAT 2023 Latest Updates

NMAT 2023 registration last date is Oct 12, 2023. Candidates can now create their NMAT by GMAC free login account on the official website- mba.com/exams/nmat. Check NMAT 2023 Registration Link

Post-registration, candidates are allowed to schedule the exam and appear as per the center and NMAT 2023 exam date chosen by them. The last date to schedule NMAT 2023 exam is Oct 12, 2023. Check NMAT 2023 Scheduling Process

NMAT Admit Card 2023 is released within 24 hours of successful registration. You must carry a copy of your admit card to the test center on the exam date. NMAT 2023 Admit Card Link

NMAT 2023 exam begins today. GMAC has scheduled NMAT exam over a period of 70 days till December 19, 2023. Check NMAT 2023 Exam Dates and Schedule

NMAT 2023 exam has three sections having 36 MCQs each- Language Skills, Quantitative Skills, and Logical Reasoning. Check NMAT Exam Pattern

Candidates can check their performance in NMAT by GMAC test within 48 hours of taking the exam and can apply for up to two retakes within the exam delivery window. Check NMAT Cut off

What is NMAT Exam For?

NMAT or Narsee Monjee Management Aptitude Test is a national level entrance examination conducted by GMAC or Graduate Management Aptitude Council (GMAC). NMAT is a PG level exam for admission in various courses like MBA and PGDM offered at NMIMS University and other renowned B-schools across India and 4 other countries.

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NMAT Login

Candidates need to create NMAT Login id by registering at, mba.com/exams/nmat. NMAT login details is used to complete the application process, make the required changes in the form when form correction window is open, download admit card and view the result. NMAT login id includes details such as email address and a password.

NMAT Exam Date 2023

Candidates appearing for NMAT 2023 exam must keep close track of NMAT important dates and must start their preparations to avoid missing any deadline. The table mentions the official NMAT 2023 exam dates.

Events Start Date Last Date
Online registration date August 1, 2023

October 12, 2023 

October 10, 2023

Scheduling August 1, 2023 October 12, 2023
Re-scheduling August 1, 2023 December 16, 2023
NMAT 2023 Exam Date October 10, 2023 December 19, 2023
Registration for Retake October 11, 2023 December 16, 2023
Retake Scheduling October 11, 2023 December 16, 2023
NMAT Highlights

NMAT 2023 Highlights

The table mentioned below highlights some of the important facts related to NMAT exam.

Features Details
Exam name NMAT
Conducting body Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)
Exam level National level for MBA admission
Frequency Once a year (75-80 day test window)
Mode CBT at test centers
Time Limit 2 Hours
Syllabus Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning
Number of questions 108 Questions
Language English
Exam Purpose Admission into India’s leading business schools
Course Offered MBA/PGDM
Number of Test Cities 68
Exam Helpdesk Number 0120 4397855
Exam Website mba.com/exams/nmat

NMAT 2023 News

NMAT 2023 news is updated here on a regular basis to help you stay updated with the latest processes and notifications by GMAC.

  • NMAT 2023 exam begins today: The exam is scheduled for 70 days from October 10 to December 19, 2023.
  • NMAT 2023 registration last day today: NMAT 2023 registration last date is October 12 for new applicants. Last date for NMAT registration for retake is December 16, 2023.
  • Download NMAT 2023 Admit Card: NMAT 2023 admit card is available within 24 hours of registration in candidate login at mba.com/exams/nmat.


NMAT Fees is INR 2800 plus taxes for new registration. There is also a separate NMAT fees for rescheduling the exam and it is fixed at INR 1200 plus taxes. NMAT fees for retaking the exam is the same as the registration fee, i.e INR 2800 plus taxes.

NMAT Important Dates
NMAT Admission Process

NMAT 2023 Admission Process

NMAT 2023 admission process is segmented into six stages including;

  • Filling NMAT 2023 application form
  • Issuing of NMAT 2023 admit card
  • NMAT 2023 exam
  • Declaration of NMAT 2023 result
  • NMAT 2023 selection process (including Group Discussion and Personal Interview) of the shortlisted candidates.

It is important to clear all the selection stages of NMAT 2023 admission process.

NMIMS Mumbai NMAT Cut off
NMAT Eligibility Criteria

NMAT Eligibility Criteria 2023

Candidates planning to appear for NMAT 2023 exam must meet the minimum eligibility criteria set by the exam conducting authority. The detailed eligibility is mentioned below:

  • Candidates applying for the exam must have completed graduation under 10+2+3 or four years of education pattern from any stream.
  • The minimum required percentage will be 50 per cent in the final year of graduation.
  • Candidates awaiting their final year results can also apply for NMAT 2023. Admission will be given on a provisional basis until the graduation mark sheet and certificate of the qualifying examination are submitted.
  • There will be no age limit to be eligible for NMAT 2023.

Candidates are advised to go through the eligibility criteria of NMAT participating colleges individually before starting with the registration process.

Read detailed NMAT Eligibility Criteria

NMAT Application Process

NMAT 2023 Application Form

NMAT 2023 Registration process is completely online and candidates have to register and generate their NMAT login ID and password. Only the candidates who submit the application form within the deadline are issued NMAT 2023 admit card. The application process for NMAT by GMAC exam is mentioned below:

  • First of all, you have to create an account on NMAT official website, mba.com/exams/nmat, using a valid email address.
  • After receiving the GMAC login ID and Password, proceed to Step 2 to complete NMAT exam registration.
  • At the time of filling out the application form, you need to submit your contact information, personal & educational details, email ID & work experience details.
  • Then select the institutes you wish to apply for.
  • After that, you have to upload passport-size photographs & signatures in the prescribed format.
  • Make sure to cross check all the submitted details.
  • Lastly, submit NMAT 2023 application form fee and schedule the exam.

NMAT Exam Fees

Check out the application fees which candidates have to pay for filling NMAT application form

Particulars NMAT Application Fees
Registration Fees INR 2800
Reschedule Fees INR 1200
Retake Registration Fees INR 2800

Candidates can pay the application fees online using Debit Card, Master Card, Mobile wallet and other options.

NMAT 2023 Exam Scheduling

GMAC is conducting NMAT 2023 during the specified testing window of 70 days. Post submitting the application form, candidates can schedule their exam timings and specify a date and test city to appear for the exam. NMAT 2023 scheduling window is open from Aug 1 to Oct 12, 2023. Only the ones who successfully schedule NMAT exam will be able to appear. NMAT 2023 exam scheduling will be made accessible on the NMAT login dashboard. Read more NMAT Scheduling

NMAT Helpline

NMAT by GMAC provides different helpline numbers for Indian and oversea students on the official website, mba.com/exams/nmat. Students can use NMAT Helpline numbers to clarify or resolve their queries related to NMAT 2023 exam. The helpine numbers can be used only within the stipulated time as mentioned below.

NMAT Helpline for India

In case you have any queries regarding registration, online begin exam option, retakes, rescheduling, fees payment, admit card, and result/ scorecard, you can contact the authorities on the number 91-7303719966 (10:00 am to 7:00 pm).

  • In case of queries related to test center-based NMAT exam delivery, scheduling, and rescheduling, PwD support, contact MeritTrac via telephone at 91-9513850009 (9:00 am to 6:00 pm)
  • In case of queries related to remote online proctored NMAT exam delivery, scheduling, and rescheduling, PwD support, contact Examity via toll-free number 000-8000-502388.

NMAT Helpline for Other Countries

Country Helpline Timings
South Africa 800014934 5:30 am to 2:30 am CAT
Philippines 180013200204 11:30 am to 8:30 am PHT
Nigeria & Rest of the World +91-7303719966 5:30 am to 2:30 am CAT
NMAT Admit Card

NMAT 2023 Admit Card

Post the successful submission of NMAT 2023 application process and payment of the application fee, candidates can book their preferable exam slot and download NMAT 2023 admit card for the same within 24 hours.

How to Download NMAT Admit Card 2023?

The step by step instructions to download NMAT admit card are given below:

  • Refer to the official website of NMAT by GMAC
  • Candidates who have completed NMAT registration process can log in at the official portal using their NMAT login and password.
  • Download NMAT admit card on the application dashboard.
NMAT Test Centers

NMAT 2023 Test Centers

Based on previous year NMAT test centers, the below table mentions all the test cities where NMAT 2023 will be held:

NMAT Test Cities
North East West South Central
Agra Bhubaneswar Ahmedabad Bengaluru Bhilai
Allahabad Guwahati Aurangabad Chennai Bhopal
Chandigarh Jamshedpur Jaipur Coimbatore Indore
Dehradun Kolkata Jodhpur Kochi Jabalpur
Delhi Patna Kota Hyderabad Raipur
Faridabad Ranchi Mumbai Manipal Gwalior
Ghaziabad Shillong Nagpur Mysore
Gurugram Nashik Tiruchirapalli
Jammu Pune Vellore
Kanpur Surat Vizag
Lucknow Vadodara
NMAT Exam Pattern

NMAT 2023 Exam Pattern

NMAT 2023 will be held in 2 online modes- Computer-based Test (CBT) and Internet-Based Test (IBT). Candidates opting for IBT mode will be able to give the test from their home in a remote proctored environment.

  • NMAT question paper will have 108 MCQs to be solved within 2 hours.
  • There is a sectional time limit in NMAT 2023 exam.
  • 36 questions each will be asked from three sections- Language Skills, Quantitative Skills, and Logical Reasoning.
  • For every correct option, candidates will get 3 marks, while there will be no negative marking in case of wrong attempts

The table mentioned below mentions section-wise NMAT 2023 exam pattern which candidates must go through before starting with their exam preparations:

Subjects No. of Questions Duration Score range
Language skill 36 28 Minutes 12-120
Quantitative skill 36 52 Minutes 12-120
Logical reasoning 36 40 Minutes 12-120
Total 108 120 36-360

Check detailed NMAT Exam Pattern

NMAT Syllabus

NMAT 2023 Syllabus

NMAT Syllabus 2023 is released by the Graduate Management Academic Council (GMAC). The exam pattern and syllabus for NMAT 2023 is provided here. The table mentioned below discloses the latest and updated NMAT Syllabus.

NMAT sections Syllabus Topics
Language Skills Reading Comprehension, English Grammar, Word Meaning and Verbal Ability
Quantitative Skills Arithmetic, Trigonometry, Geometry, Algebra, Mensuration and Modern Math
Logical Reasoning Coding-Decoding, Critical Reasoning, Statement Conclusions, Puzzles, Blood Relations, etc.

NMAT Preparation Tips

NMAT 2023 Preparation Tips

NMAT, similar to many other MBA entrance exams, is a speed-based test and candidates will be judged based on their speed and accuracy. So it is important to focus on time management skills to get a good score in the exam.

  • Candidates preparing for NMAT Exam 2023 must follow detailed NMAT preparation strategies so that they can focus on their speed and accuracy and can complete the paper within time.
  • Also refer to the best books for NMAT preparation to understand the kind of questions asked in the exam.
  • Do more mock tests to build conceptual clarity on topics asked in NMAT exam. Also, candidates can analyze their preparation level by reviewing NMAT mock tests attempted by them. It also improves speed and accuracy.

Read NMAT Preparation Tips & Strategies

Self Preparation Tips for NMAT 2023

For NMAT 2023, if you're opting for self-study due to the inability to attend regular classes, you can study yourself online. Online coaching from various coaching centers like T.I.M.E, Career Launcher, etc. is an affordable option, providing expert guidance. 

  • Stay Informed: Keep up-to-date with NMAT news and updates on platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
  • Engage in Discussions: Join MBA discussion groups such as https://tools.catking.in/mba-discussion/ to exchange ideas and insights with fellow aspirants.
  • Practice Mock Tests: Regularly solve mock test papers, and you can download NMAT mock test papers to assess your progress.
  • Understand the Exam Pattern: Watch videos explaining the NMAT exam pattern to familiarize yourself with its structure.
  • Access Study Material: Acquire the latest NMAT study material to ensure you have comprehensive resources for your self-study journey.

Best Books for NMAT 2023 Preparation

Books play an important role while NMAT exam preparation. Some of the best books for NMAT preparation are listed below for your reference:

Book Name Author/Publishers
NMAT by GMAC Official Guide GMAC
Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT Arun Sharma
Quantitative Aptitude R.S. Aggarwal
Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT Arun Sharma
Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation for the CAT Nishit K. Sinha
How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT Arun Sharma
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension Ajay Singh

NMAT Mock Test

NMAT Mock Test is released by GMAC on the official website for students to get familiar with the question papers. Only registered candidates will be able to access the mock test. Students can take either a free NMAT Mock Test or a paid one. The free online mock test will have 108 questions and the question paper will be similar in structure to the actual NMAT question paper. 

Apart from the free version, candidates can appear for a paid NMAT mock test. The paid one will have 216 questions based on NMAT syllabus and pattern. In fact, students can also practice some sample question papers before appearing for the NMATmock test and actual exam. Take NMAT Mock Test 2024

NMAT Question Papers

NMAT 2023 Question Papers

Doing more previous years’ NMAT question papers is an important part of exam preparation as it helps candidates boost their skills. Also, referring to NMAT question papers will help candidates know the style of questions asked in the exam. Download NMAT Previous Year Question Papers

NMAT Exam Statistics

Every year around more than 80000 candidates register for the NMAT examination. The total number of students appearing for NMAT 2022 reached up to 82,928. This number is expected to cross 85000.

Year Number of registered candidates Number of candidates who appeared the exam
2022 85000+ 82928
2021 90000 85000
2020 72000 60000
2018 80000+ 75000+
2017 88,454 80000+
2016 82,928 77000+

NMAT Score vs Percentile

NMA Score vs Percentile gives an idea about how much students need to score to get the desired percentile. NMAT score is calculated on a scale range of 36-360 (12-120 for each section). Based on the previous years analysis of score and percentile, 320+ score can be considered equivalent to 99 percentile. Students scoring between 210-215 can expect a percentile around 95 and with less than 200 score the expected percentile can be 90.

NMAT Score vs Percentile for Top Colleges

MBA College NMAT Percentile  NMAT Scores 
XIMB 90 200
NMIMS Bangalore 91 200
NMIMS Mumbai 94 208
SDA Bocconi Asia Center 90 200
MISB Bocconi 70 170
VIT, Vellore 85+ 185
SRM University, Chennai 80+ 180
Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida (Delhi NCR) 85+ 185
SDA Bocconi, Mumbai 85  185

NMAT Result

NMAT 2023 Result

The candidates will be scored based on their performance in NMAT exam.

  • NMAT 2023 results will be announced on the official website of NMAT by GMAC within 48 hours.
  • Candidates will be able to check the scores online using login credentials.
  • Candidates are recommended to save the scorecard and take a hard copy of the same as it will be required in the future.

NMIMS Mumbai Placements

What is a Good Score in NMAT 2023?

A 220+ score is considered a good score in NMAT 2023 for admission to top colleges such as NMIMS and School of Human Resource Management, XIM University. Candidates can check the section-wise good score in NMAT 2023 in the table below:

Sections Expected Good Score
Logical Reasoning 79+
Quantitative Skills 73+
Language Skills 85+
Overall 205-250
The Xavier School of Human Resource Management, Bhubaneswar accepts NMAT scores of 87 percentile (which is 200+ score) for MBA (HRM) while VIT NMAT cut off goes around 85 percentile (185+ score).

NMAT Score by GMAC 

NMAT Score is given to the candidates by testing their ability based on the probabilistic model approach of modern test theory. Then the score is transformed into a scaled score from 36 to 360. The questions on the paper are prepared to target candidates’ ability. Therefore, at times a high-scoring candidate gets a difficult sample of questions in comparison to low-scoring candidates. 

Candidates can expect the highest score of NMAT to be 250+ out of 360. A score between 230 - 250 is also considered as a good score. The range of scores on different sections are given below:

Section Score Range
Quantitative Skills 12-120
Language Skills 12-120
Logical Reasoning Skills 12-120
Total 36-360

NMAT Score Accepting Colleges 

Mentioned below is the list of top colleges that accept NMAT scores for MBA admission.

  • SVKM's Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies
  • Indian School of Business (ISB) (Advanced Management Programme in Business Analytics (AMPBA)
  • SOIL Institute of Management
  • ISBR Business School
  • IFMR Graduate School of Business
  • Woxsen School of Business Management
  • K J Somaiya Institute of Management
  • XIM University
  • SDA Bocconi Asia Center (formerly MISB Bocconi)
  • ICFAI Business School
  • Athena School of Management, Mumbai
  • Jindal Global Business school - Delhi/NCR
  • University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES)
  • VIT University
  • ISME - School of Management & Entrepreneurship
  • Jagdish sheth school of management
  • Master’s union school of business
  • Ansal University, Gurgaon
  • iMET Global, etc.
NMAT Cut Off

Must Read: NMAT Score vs Percentile

NMAT 2023 Cut Off

NMIMS colleges consider both sectional and overall NMAT cut off to offer admission to the candidates. The minimum NMAT 2023 cut off for NMIMS Mumbai can be expected to be around 210-270; however, it will vary from college to college.

Section NMAT Cut Off 2023 (Expected)
Language Skills 72+
Logical Reasoning 74+
Quantitative Skills 73+
Overall 220-230
Section-wise NMAT Cut off for NMIMS

NMAT 2023 Selection Process

NMAT selection process includes Group Discussion and Personal Interview (GD & PI) rounds which are conducted by the participating institutes. The participating institute might also conduct a WAT (Writing Ability Test) or Case Discussion (CD) round instead of the conventional GD round. The final decision regarding the admission will be based on the candidates’ score in NMAT online test and performance in the interview round.

Frequently Asked Questions

NMAT 2023 FAQs

Ques: Who is eligible for NMAT exam?

Ans: Students with at least 50% in graduation in any discipline are eligible for NMAT exam. In addition, there is no upper age limit to apply for NMAT 2023 exam.

Ques: How many times am I allowed to register for NMAT?

Ans: Registration for NMAT exam is accepted just once. However, eligible candidates can take 2 retakes, for which they are supposed to reschedule the test.

Ques: How many attempts are there in NMAT?

Ans: in NMAT exam, students are given 3 attempts to take NMAT exam; 1  attempt, and 2 Retakes. Candidates can take retakes within a gap of 15 days. They must pay the retake fees within the stipulated date. 

Ques: Is NMAT exam difficult?

Ans: As compared to other MBA entrance exams like XAT and CAT, the difficulty level of NMAT exam is moderate.

Ques: What is the benefit of doing NMAT Mock Tests?

Ans: Doing more NMAT question papers or NMAT mock tests is useful for the candidates in preparing as per the latest exam pattern and syllabus.

Ques: What all things should I check while downloading NMAT 2023 admit card?

Ans: Some of the details that candidates must check-in their NMAT 2023 admit card include their name, DOB, category, application form number, photograph, etc. Make sure all these details are written accurately.

Ques: Does NMAT have negative Marking scheme?

Ans: NMAT exam does not have a marking scheme. No marks will be deducted for wrong attempt.

Ques: Name some books which I can refer to while preparing for NMAT Quantitative Aptitude Section?

Ans: Some of the books which candidates can refer to while preparing for NMAT Quantitative Aptitude section include Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal, Quantitative Aptitude for CAT by Arun Sharma, and How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT by Arun Sharma.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.


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