NMAT 2018 exam dates are from October 4 to December 17, 2018. The last date for NMAT Registration and application is October 3, 2018 without late fee and is October 14 with late fee. The Late Registration, however begins on October 4, 2018. You can register and apply for NMAT 2018 exam here. NMAT is an important national level MBA entrance test leading to admission in top MBA colleges like Narsee Monji Institute of Management (NMIMS) Mumbai;  Xavier University Bhubaneswar (XUB) for MBA-HRM, MBA-RM, MBA-UMG, MBA-SM and many other Universities & B-schools.


NMAT Exam Full Form
NMAT is the abbreviated form for Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) Management Aptitude Test. The exam was acquired by Graduate Management Admission Council in 2015 and therefore, the NMAT has been renamed as NMAT by GMAC.



Prior to 2015, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai  used to conduct the NMAT exclusively for admission to its MBA programmes and therefore the full form of NMAT stood as NMIMS Management Aptitude Test. Now the NMAT score is accepted by 22 institutes in India and is conducted by GMAC its name has been changed to NMAT by GMAC.


NMAT 2018 Exam Dates
NMAT important dates 2018 for the NMAT 2018 exam are as follows:

NMAT by GMAC Registration
July 03, 2018
October 03, 2018
NMAT Exam Scheduling
July 03, 2018
October 16, 2018
NMAT Late Registration
October 04, 2018
October 14, 2018
Exam Rescheduling
July 03, 2018
December 14, 2018
NMAT 2018 Exam Date
October 04, 2018
December 17, 2018
Retake Scheduling
October 05, 2018
December 14, 2018
NMAT Result Date
2nd week, January, 2019
Last date for score card download
March 31, 2019


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NMAT Test Series
NMAT Test series 2018 for NMAT by GMAC exam to be held from October 4 to December 17, 2018 can help you to get through the NMAT Test smoothly. The NMAT Test series are offered by various coaching institutes like TIME, CL, IMS among others. However, the best NMAT 2018 test series can be provided by the makers of NMAT by GMAC exam – the Graduate Management Admission Council. GMAC has released not only the past NMAT Test questions but also the NMAT 2018 Mock Test on the actual NMAT 2018 test pattern. The Free NMAT Test series 2018 is available alongwith the NMAT by GMAC 2018 Test guide released by GMAC.  


NMAT Full Form: Don’t confuse with Medical Entrance
NMAT full form NMIMS Management Aptitude Test should not be confused with the National Medical Admission Test another (NMAT) as both are very different. Accordingly the NMAT is now NMAT by GMAC, a management aptitude test while other is medical course entrance test.  

NMAT Registration has started on July 3, 2018 and will continue for three months. Last year, 88,000 candidates took NMAT by GMAC exam. Narsee Monjee Mumbai, ranked amongst the top B-schools in India will accept only NMAT by GMAC 2018 exam score. The NMAT 2018 exam dates have been released in the GMAC notification consisting of all the NMAT Important dates 2018. NMAT 2018 Registration will close on October 3, 2018 without late fee. NMAT as per the NMAT 2018 guide released by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) is to remain a moderate difficulty level test, divided into three sections without any negative marking for wrong answers.

NMAT 2018: Salient features

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

  • Gateway to Top MBA Colleges: NMAT 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 is 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 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 will be no negative marking in NMAT by GMAC. It allows you to maximise your score.
  • 3 Retakes to improve score: NMAT 2018 offers three chances of retake to improve your score. This gives students opportunity to do their best.  
  • 75 days Test window: NMAT 2018 exam dates have 75 days testing window and allow you to self schedule the preferred 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 preparation.

Register for NMAT by GMAC exam updates

Exam dates and schedule

  • Registration – Online: 03-07-2018 10:00 AM to 03-10-2018 11:45 PM (Confirm)
    Late Registration – Offline: 04-10-2018 10:00 AM to 14-10-2018 05:00 PM
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 10:00 to Monday, December 17, 2018 - 10:00 (Confirm)
    Result: 17-01-2019 10:00 AM (Tentative)

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NMAT by GMAC is an important National level MBA entrance exam conducted by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). NMAT by GMAC exam is the mandatory entrance test for MBA admission to NMIMS Mumbai and its other campuses as well as 20 other MBA colleges across India. 


NMAT Exam Full Form
NMAT is the abbreviated form for Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) Management Aptitude Test. The exam was acquired by Graduate Management Admission Council in 2015 and therefore, the NMAT has been renamed as NMAT by GMAC.


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NMAT Eligibility

NMAT 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 eligibility will depend upon the application/admission eligibility criteria of the respective MBA colleges. So remember:


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NMAT Registration

NMAT Registration last date is October 3, 2018. You can register and apply for NMAT 2018 online only at the NMAT exam website. The NMAT 2018 registration process not only allows you to register and apply for NMAT by GMAC but also gives the facility to self schedule your exam date also.

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NMAT Exam Pattern

NMAT will be held in a 75 day Test Window from October 4 to December 17, 2018 as an online computer based test. 


NMAT 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 Admit Card

NMAT Admit card 2018 for the NMAT exam, to be held from October 4 to December 17, 2018, will be released by GMAC in 24 hours after your successful registration and completion of payment of NMAT exam fee.  The NMAT exam admit card is a document that contains your NMAT registration details and photograph. In order to take the NMAT 2018 exam, you are required to produce the NMAT Admit Card 2018 along with other required documents on the test day.


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NMAT Previous Year Question Paper

NMAT Exam Previous papers to prepare for NMAT by GMAC exam 2018, to be held from October 4 to December 16, 2018, have been released by Graduate Management Admission Council in its official guide 2018 for NMAT 2018. It is the only source of NMAT Mock Test 2018 and real NMAT questions from past exams. On the NMAT by GMAC website also, you can also access the free official NMAT practice test with the access code given in the book by using the scratch card.


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NMAT Syllabus

NMAT by GMAC Exam from October 4 to December 17, 2018 has an updated Syllabus. To prepare well for NMAT this year, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has released the preparation guides with previous test papers also.


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NMAT Result

GMAC has announced the NMAT Result date as 2nd week of January 2019. NMAT by GMAC 2018 exam will be held in 75 days test window from October 4 to December 17, 2018 as computer based test. The NMAT result 2018 will also be announced periodically for different NMAT 2018 testing windows at an interval of 15 days. The final NMAT 2018 result will be out in January 2019 end week. You can view and download your NMAT Result 2018 from the NMAT by GMACT result website after NMAT 2018 Result is out. 


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NMAT Exam Analysis

NMAT exam 2018 analysis will be released for different exam slots immediately the NMAT 2018 exam is over for the particular slot. NMAT Exam Analysis is published by MBAUniverse.com periodically during the 75 days NMAT testing window. The NMAT 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. 


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Cities where NMAT Exam is held

The NMAT exam from October 4 to December 17, 2018 as computer based test, will be  delivered at 58 test centres in 44 test cities throughout India and 4 cities abroad. The test cities are


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NMAT 2018 Cut off

NMAT exam cut offs are applicable in 21 MBA colleges accepting NMAT 2018 score for MBA admission 2019. The NMAT by GMAC is scheduled to be conducted by GMAC from October 4 to December 17, 2018 across the country.  Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University; O.P. Jindal University, Bennett University  are the new additions to the list of MBA colleges accepting NMAT score for admission to 2019-20 academic session. 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 2018 Application Form and Process

NMAT Application form is available online to appear in NMAT by GMAC exam from October 4 to December 17, 2018. NMAT application form needs to be filled up after completing the NMAT registration process. The NMAT by GMAC application form for NMAT 2018 exam was released by GMAC on July 3, 2018. The NMAT 2018 application form with registration and application details along with instructions to complete the NMAT application remains available on MAT website till October 3 without late fee and till October 14 with late fee.

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