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NMAT by GMAC is an important national level MBA entrance test leading to admission in top MBA colleges like NMIMS Mumbai, XIM Bhubaneswar and many other Universities & B-schools. Last year, 88,000 candidates took NMAT by GMAC exam. NMIMS Mumbai, ranked amongst the top B-schools in India, accepts only NMAT by GMAC exam score. NMAT by GMAC 2018 exam is expected to be held in a 75 days test window commencing first week of October to third week of December 2018. The NMAT by GMAC exam notification will be out in the last week of June and the registration process would start in the first week of July 2018. NMAT by GMAC is a moderate difficulty level test that is divided into three sections without any negative marking for wrong answers.


NMAT by GMAC 2018 Exam Dates

Based on past year’s trends, likely NMAT by GMAC Exam 2018 dates are as follows:




NMAT by GMAC 2018 Registration dates

1st week of July 2018

1st week of October  2018

NMAT by GMAC 2018 Exam dates

1st week of October 2018

3rd week of December 2018

NMAT by GMAC Result date

 2nd week of January 2019



NMAT by GMAC: Salient features

Let’s look at some salient features of this test.

  • Gateway to Top MBA Colleges: NMAT by GMAC 2018 scores are accepted for MBA admission at NMIMS University, XIM Bhubaneswar (for some courses), VIT Vellore and 18 other well-known universities and MBA colleges.
  • Similar to CAT and SNAP: NMAT 2018 exam will be an online computer-based test on the pattern of CAT, XAT, SNAP with only difference in number of questions and difficulty level.
  • Moderate difficulty level: NMAT by GMAC is a moderate difficulty level exam with 120 questions divided in three core sections of Verbal Ability, Quant and Reasoning. The duration of the exam is 2 hours.
  • No Negative Marking: There is no negative marking in NMAT by GMAC exam. It allows you to maximise your score.
  • 3 Retakes to improve score: NMAT by GMAC exam offers three chances of retake to improve your score. This gives students opportunity to do their best.  
  • 75 days Test window: NMAT by GMAC 2018 dates have 75 days testing window and allow you to self schedule the preferred NMAT 2018 exam date to appear in NMAT exam. So you can easily take the exam, without worrying for date-clash with other exams.

MBAUniverse.com will continue to update this page to highlight latest dates and other exam announcements. So bookmark this page for your NMAT by GMAC preparation.

Register for NMAT by GMAC exam updates

Exam dates and schedule

  • Registration – Online: 04-07-2018 10:00 AM to 03-10-2018 11:45 PM (Tentative)
    Late Registration – Online: 04-10-2018 10:00 AM to 12-10-2018 11:45 PM (Tentative)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 10:00 to Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 10:00 (Tentative)
    Result: 17-01-2019 10:00 AM (Tentative)

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NMAT by GMAC 2018 Admit Card

Your successful registration after completion of payment process for NMAT by GMAC immediately releases your NMAT Admit Card in 24 hours.


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NMAT by GMAC 2018 Eligibility

NMAT by GMAC 2018 Eligibility criteria go as per the eligibility criteria for the selected MBA/PGDM programme. As such there is no specific NMAT 2018 eligibility criteria and the NMAC by GMAC eligibility will depend upon the application/admission eligibility criteria of the respective MBA colleges. So remember:

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NMAT by GMAC 2018 Registration

NMAT by GMAC 2018 Registration dates are expected to open in the 1st week of July 2018. The NMAT 2018 registration dates would remain open for about 90 days. You can register for NMAT by GMAC 2018 online on NMAT by GMAC exam website. The NMAT by GMAC registration allows you to register for NMAT and schedule your exam.


NMAT 2018 Registration dates
Going by the past trends the NMAT by GMAC 2018 registration for various services is expected to be on following dates:

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NMAT by GMAC 2018 Exam Pattern

NMAT by GMAC exam pattern is similar to other leading national level MBA entrance exams like CAT and XAT. Going by the past trends in the NMAT by GMAC pattern which is not expected to change also this year, the NMAT by GMAC 2018 Exam Pattern will remain computer based MCQ question types.


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NMAT by GMAC 2018 Syllabus

Syllabus for NMAT by GMAC remains almost the same as used to be for NMAT till 2014. Following are the major topics to be covered in each section.


Language Skills
The coverage of topics in this section will be to test Reading comprehension, verbal ability and English language skills. Major topics to prepare for this section are –

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NMAT by GMAC 2017 Result

NMAT 2017 exam result for NMAT 2017 two testing windows – the first from October 5 to October 19 and second from October 20 to November 3 are out now. The test takers can check their score card by login to their NMAT by GMAC 2017 account.


The NMAT 2017 final result and score card is proposed to be out on January 21, 2018. The final score card on the NMAT 2017 result date will include your sectional scale score, total score and the percentile rank.


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NMAT by GMAC 2018 Analysis

NMAT by GMAC Analysis is published by MBAUniverse.com periodically during the 75 days NMAT testing window. The NMAT by GMAC exam analysis reflects the ongoing NMAT exam pattern, key changes and ideal attempts to improve your scores. During the last three years since NMAT has changed its name to NMAT by GMAC, the NMAT exam analysis reveals that the test has gradually changed its difficulty level, type of questions among others. 


NMAT by GMAC Exam Analysis: Last 3 years

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Cities where NMAT by GMAC Exam is held

The NMAT by GMAC 2017 exam will be  delivered at 44 test cities throughout India and 4 cities abroad. The test cities are


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NMAT by GMAC 2017 Cut off

NMAT cut offs are applicable in 18 MBA colleges accepting NMAT 2017 score for MBA admission 2018. The NMAT 2018 cut offs in top MBA colleges in India like NMIMS, XIMB, VIT among others are based on last year NMAT cut offs.


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NMAT by GMAC 2018 Application Process

NMAT by GMAC 2018 application is online and needs to be filled up after completing the NMAT registration process. The application process for NMAT by GMAC 2018 will open in the 1st week of July 2018. The NMAT 2018 application details along with instructions to complete the NMAT 2018 application form will be released along with the NMAT notification comprising the NMAT by GMAC application process.


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