Updated on April 01, 2019
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.
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 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. arlier known as NMAT, the exam was conducted by NMIMS, Mumbai exclusively for MBA admission to all its campuses, but since 2015, the NMAT was acquired by GMAC and has been re-named as NMAT by GMAC. Since then GMAC has been conducting NMAT by GMAC for MBA admission not only to NMIMS University campuses but to 20 other MBA colleges.
The popularity of NMAT by GMAC exam is growing year after year. During last few years the number of NMAT by GMAC exam takers has gone upto 88,000.
What is NMAT by GMAC exam Structure
NMAT by GMAC is a computer based Test. Key features of The NMAT by GMAC exam are:
- NMAT by GMAC is held in a 75 days test window from October 1st week to December 3rd week every year
- During the 75 days Test window the NMAT by GMAC exam will have same exam structure
- NMAT by GMAC is 2 hours computer based test divided in three sections with individual sectional time limit to attempt each section
- Section-1: Language Skills with 32 questions of MCQ type to be solved in 22 minutes
- Section-2: Quantitative Skills with 48 questions of MCQ type to be solved in 60 minutes
- Section-3: Logical Reasoning with 40 questions of MCQ type to be solved in 38 minutes
- NMAT by GMAC exam taker can choose order of sections.
When is the next NMAT by GMAC Exam
The NMAT by GMAC exam 2019 will be held from October 4 to December 17, 2019 across the country in 48 test cities.
How to apply for NMAT by GMAC
The notification for NMAT by GMAC is released in the first week of July every year alongwith the start of the NMAT by GMAC Application. NMAT by GMAC Application window remains open till the first week of October. Read More about NMAT by GMAC Registration Process & Registration Dates
When to get the Admit card for NMAT by GMAC
Admit card for NMAT by GMAC Exam is released by GMAC in 24 hours after completion of your successful registration and completion of payment process on its website. The admit card is a mandatory document to take the NMAT by GMAC exam. It contains your NMAT registration details and photograph. You should download the Admit card for NMAT by GMAC exam from the NMAT by GMAC website. Read More about NMAT by GMAC Admit Card
Why to Take NMAT by GMAC
NMAT by GMAC exam is accepted for MBA admission by 21 leading MBA colleges. The list of MBA colleges accepting NMAT by GMAC exam score is growing every year. NMAT by GMAC helps you to pursue the management degree at NMIMS or one of the other 20 MBA colleges.
Some of the key benefits of taking NMAT by GMAC are:
- NMAT by GMAC is a moderate difficulty level test without any negative marking for wrong answers.
- NMAT by GMAC allows you to self schedule the preferred NMAT by GMAC exam date to appear in NMAT exam
- NMAT by GMAC exam offers three chances of retake to improve your score. This gives students opportunity to do their best.
- Besides, the candidates can also reschedule their NMAT by GMAC Exam date at their convenience.
- NMAT by GMAC scores are sent to 5 programmes for free
- You can apply to Business Schools after reviewing your NMAT by GMAC score