About NMAT

NMAT or NMAT by GMAC is a national-level entrance test conducted for MBA admissions at NMIMS University and other reputed B-Schools in India as well as abroad. Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies conducted NMAT until GMAC took over the authority. NMAT is designed to keep the test-takers’ convenience in mind. Candidates can choose the exam date and venue preference during the exam window using the NMAT scheduling option. NMAT shares some features with GMAT as candidates are allowed to choose the preferred date during a testing window as well as self-schedule the test, time and venue, and appointment date based on the availability of seats at the preferred test centre. The national-level entrance exam, NMAT, is conducted annually during the test window of specified days. NMAT by GMAC score is based on the performance of candidates in three sections, namely, Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning.

Eligibility Criteria

The exam conducting authority has specified the below-mentioned eligibility criteria for NMAT Exam. Candidates need to fulfil eligibility requirements before applying for the entrance test. Candidate must have completed graduation under 10+2+3 or four years of education pattern from any stream Secured not less than 50 per cent aggregate in the final year of graduation. Candidates who are awaiting results or are in their final year of graduation are also eligible to apply for NMAT Exam. Admission is granted on a provisional basis until the graduation mark sheet and certificate of the qualifying examination are submitted. Candidates must also check the eligibility criteria of NMAT participating colleges individually before registering for the examination. Applicants need to select five institutes of their preference for admission while applying and those institutes may have different eligibility criteria for admission.



Exam name


Conducting body

Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)

Exam level

National level for PG admission


Once a year (74-day test window as per 2022 data)


CBT from test centre


120 minutes


Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning


108 Questions




INR 2,300

Exam Purpose

Admission into India’s top business schools such as NMIMS, SPJIMR, ISB, XIMB, VIT, ICFAI, Shiv Nadar, SDA Bocconi, LM Thapar, etc.

Course Offered


Number of Test Cities

68 (2022 data)

Exam Helpdesk Number

0120 4397855

Exam Website