Which courses are offered by the NMAT Exam?

NMAT is a national-level management entrance examination. It is offered by NMIMS and the other top institutes that accept NMAT exam scores. The NMAT Exam offered admission into MBA/PGDM courses.

NMAT 2021 exam is held over 71 days from October 17 to December 21, 2021. The applicants can fill up the NMAT Admission form till November 10 and the admit card will be released within 24 hours of completing the form. The application fee is INR 2300/- with taxes.

The students can attempt this exam three times and there should be a gap of 15 days gap between the two attempts. There would be 108 questions with three sections- Language Skills, Quantitative Aptitude, and Logical Reasoning. The average percentile required is 90 or above.

The eligibility criteria for NMAT 2021 exam is-

  • Qualification- The candidate must be a graduate with a minimum of 50% marks and a part-time graduation degree is not considered.
  • Age Limit- There is no limit on the age to fill the NMAT registration form.

There are certain criteria for the students overboard-

  • The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks.
  • A GMAT score of 600 or above is obligatory.
  • A clearance is required from the government of the candidate’s native country and a valid student visa from the Indian Embassy in the candidate’s country.

Courses offered by NMAT

As NMAT exam is conducted by NMIMS. The courses conducted by the NMIMS Mumbai offers management programs at its four campuses-

  • The NMIMS Mumbai MBA programmes offered by SBM-NMIMS are MBA with specialization in Finance, Information Systems, Marketing, Operations & Decision Sciences; MBA –HRM and MBA Pharmaceutical Management.
  • Courses offered to include a full-time MBA and PGDM across various disciplines.

The NMIMS-SBM educational experience aims to qualify students with management skills and to help them navigate through the complex business environment of today.

Many institutes offer admission through NMAT and you can consider the following institutes which also accept NMAT Scores for admission to their courses.

  • SVKM’s NarseeMonjee Institute of Management Studies (Mumbai, Hyderabad, Indore, Navi Mumbai, Bangaluru)
  • Xavier School of Human Resource Management, Xavier School of Rural Management, Xavier School of Sustainability, Xavier Faculty of management – Bhubaneswar
  • MISB Bocconi
  • ICFAI Business School (IBS), Hyderabad and other locations
  • Shiv Nadar University
  • Alliance University
  • VIT University
  • Amity University
  • Thapar School of Management
  • Woxsen School of Business Management
  • University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES)
  • GITAM School of International Business, Visakhapatnam
  • Hyderabad Business School, GITAM University
  • SRM University
  • BML Munjal University
  • Mody University
  • Ansal University, Delhi NC

NMAT 2021 Preparation tips

To prepare for NMAT 2021 the candidates need to prepare very early. You are required to make a strategy and need to manage your time. Create your own NMAT exam preparation plan with the experts of BYJU’s Exam Prep. The plan should consist of-

  • Obtaining the NMAT books and study material.
  • A timeline to complete the NMAT syllabus.
  • Practice NMAT mock tests and sample papers.
  • Referring to the tips that the NMAT toppers and experts used.
  • Strategizing the exam day.

NMAT Exam Pattern: Key facts

GMAC had introduced some changes in the NMAT exam pattern. The total number of questions was reduced from 120 to 108 and the sectional time limit was revised.

  • Total questions – 108
  • Number of sections – 3
  • Time allotted – 120 Minutes

Three marks are awarded for each right answer and there is no negative marking for incorrect answers.

Language Skills3628 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude3652 minutes
Logical Reasoning3640 minutes

We bring you the major components of each section.

English Language

The major components are as follows-

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Para jumbles
  • Grammar- Error Spotting
  • Sentence Correction
  • Fill in the blanks (Grammar-based)
  • Antonyms & Synonyms
  • Sentence Completion
  • Analogies

Quantitative Skills

The major components are as follows-

  • Number System
  • Algebra
  • Percentage
  • Profit & Loss
  • Geometry
  • Mensuration
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Alligations and Mixtures
  • Probability
  • Logarithms
  • Equations
  • Venn Diagram

Logical Reasoning

The candidates need to practice a number of questions on arrangements and puzzles.

  • Practice as many questions as possible from all the topics
  • Identify the conclusion within the questions.
  • Visualize the question by drawing diagrams, charts, or tables to deduce the answer accurately
  • Utilize elimination theory to deduce the answers without having to spend much time.

NMAT Preparation tips

To ace the exam the candidates, need to follow their timetable religiously, they can even dedicate three months for the NMAT preparations. Here are the tips-

  • Have clear concepts in all of the three subjects and keep yourself updated on the current events happening in the world.
  • Refer to the NMAT material that is provided online.
  • Take half an hour of the mock tests at BYJU’s Exam Prep, upon your weak points and work on them.
  • Try to solve the last year’s NMAT Exam papers and understand the test structure and question pattern.
  • Be a member of the online study group for the NMAT preparations.


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