NMAT by GMAC is a national-level MBA entrance exam for admission to renowned management colleges such as Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Alliance University, SRM University, BML Munjal University, VIT University, ICFAI Business School (IBS) and Ansal University.
A computer-based test, NMAT by GMAC is conducted by Pearson VUE at 35 locations across India, and the aspirants have the right to choose their own exam venue/date/time as per convenience.
Candidates are allowed three retakes (reattempts) of the exam. The best of the three scores is considered for admission. The candidates can choose to select upto 7 schools/ colleges to send their scores for admission for free. Upto 7 institutes/programmes are included in NMAT by GMAC registration fees.
NMAT was acquired by GMAC in March 2015 from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS).
There’s no definite eligibility criteria for NMAT by GMAC. “It is the responsibility of the test taker to understand the eligibility requirements of all the universities and schools to which he/she is interested in applying before registering for NMATby GMAC,” states the official.
However, a few general eligibility criteria needs to be followed by every student before filling up the application form:
1. It is compulsory for every student to have a bachelor’s degree (10+2+3/4) in any discipline from any recognised university.
2. Candidates must have atleast 50% score in aggregate in their graduation.
3. Candidates with work experience of two or more years after graduation will be favored for admission to all full-time programmes (according to Admission Information Handout of Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS).
4. Students in their final year of bachelors can also apply for the exam where they shall be offered provisional admission. The final admission will be granted only on clearing graduation exams in first attempt with atleast 50% of marks. The applicant should be able to submit all original documents within the stipulated time period.
NMAT by GMAC 2017 test pattern has been declared by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). No new changes have been introduced in the exam pattern this year. NMAT by GMAC will continue to be a 120 minute (two hour) exam with three sections: three sections – Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning.
Candidates can take NMAT by GMAC up to a total of three times. The best of the three scores will be used for admission. The test comprises of the following sections:
No. of Questions
Time in Minutes
Here are few important details about NMAT by GMAC:
1. Three Attempts: Candidates can take the test three times in an admission cycle – one exam and two retakes.
2. Choosing the section order: Candidates can choose the order of sections in the test. For instance, one can opt to attempt QA section first followed VA and LR.
3. Reviewing: You can review your answers at the end of each section so you always have the opportunity to revise if you’re not sure of your original response.
4. No negative marking: “The system of no negative marking is in line with global practices,” stated an official GMAC release.
NMAT by GMAC 2017 paper consisted of three sections. NMAT by GMAC syllabus consists of following subjects: Verbal Ability, Data Analysis & Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills, Intelligence & Critical Reasoning. One needs to be thoroughly prepared with logical and analytic reasoning, verbal ability, data interpretation, quant and mathematics.
Here’s the detailed syllabus for NMAT by GMAC:
· Reading Comprehension
· Language usage and their rules
· Syntax, and correct grammar
· Fill in the blanks
· Para Jumble
Quantitative Skills, Data Interpretation & DS
· Algebra (Linear/Quadratic Equation)
· Line graph
· Bar graph
· Pie chart
· 2D and 3 D Geometry, and Statistic
· Modern Math
· Number Systems
· Profit and Loss
· Mixture & Solution/Alligations
· Simple/Compound interest
· Permutations and Combinations
· Coordinate Geometry
· Coding & Decoding
· Strong Arguments and Weak Arguments
· Multi-dimensional arrangements
· Family tree
· Numeric grid
· Critical Reasoning
· Statement Conclusions
· Course of Action
· Blood Relations