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NMAT 2021 Notification – Exam Date, Changes in Pattern



What is NMAT?

  • NMAT 2021 is abbreviated as NMIMS (Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies) Management Aptitude Test.
  • It is a computer-based exam, organized every year by the NMIMS and owned by the GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council) for taking admissions for MBA courses at NMIMS and other B-Schools.
  • It is conducted once in a year for a period of 75 days (2.5 months). The exam can be given 3 times during these 75 days span.


NMAT Registration Fees
  • The NMAT registration and application fee is Rs.2000/-.
  • For late application, the fee is Rs.2500/-.
  • The hall tickets can be downloaded within 24 hours of completing the application process.

NMAT 2021 Timeline

Particulars Date
Online Registration October 2021
Late registration October 2021
Hall Ticket 24 hours from application submission – exam date
Exam date October December
Result date March 2021

NMAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for NMAT 2021 will be displayed on the official website So, the aspiring candidates should check whether they fulfil the eligibility criteria for the exam or not. The basic eligibility criteria for NMAT 2021 provided by GMAC are mentioned below:

  • Age limit: there is no age bar for attempting NMAT 2021.
  • Educational qualification: candidates must have done graduation in any stream from a recognized university.


  • Minimum marks: the bachelor’s degree holders must have scored at least 50% overall. In the case of grades/CGPA, the conversion into percentage must be done as per the respective University/Institution. If there is no method provided for calculation of CGPA into percentage then it can be calculated by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by maximum CGPA and multiplying the result by 100.


  • Work experience: candidates having 2-3 years of work experience will have an edge over others.


  • Provisional admissions: the candidates who already gave their exam of last year of graduation and have their results awaiting can also apply for NMAT 2019 by GMAC. The candidates will need to submit their graduation degree /Certificate according to the requirements if the MBA college by the last date as specified by the respective institute.


  • The number of attempts: at most 3 attempts are allowed to the candidates in order to perform their best and the best score out of 3 attempts will be considered for the admission process.

NMAT 2021  Exam Pattern and Time

Sections Total Questions  Total time Total marks
Quantitative skills 36 Ques. 52 min 12-120
Logical reasoning 36 Ques. 40 min 12-120
Language skills 36 Ques. 28 min 12-120
Total 108 Ques. 120 min 360 marks

NMAT 2021 Marking Scheme

  • MCQ format
  • 5 options for each question
  • No negative marking for wrong answers
  • Sectional timing for each section

MBA colleges accepting NMAT Score

More than 20 top MBA colleges will be accepting NMAT 2021 score for admission to their MBA 2021-23 batch. The MBA colleges that accept NMAT scores are the University affiliated MBA colleges, autonomous colleges or private PGDM colleges. Some of the top MBA colleges accepting NMAT by GMAC are listed below:


  • SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad
  • Indian School of Business (ISB) – (Advanced Management Programme in Business Analytics (AMPBA))


  • SPJIMR – Mumbai (not the flagship PGDM program)
  • Xavier University, Bhubaneswar


  • SDA Bocconi Asia Center (formerly MISB Bocconi), Mumbai
  • ICFAI Business School (IBS), Hyderabad and other locations
  • School of Inspired Leadership (Soil)


  • Master’s Union School of Business
  • Chitkara University


  • Alliance University, Bangalore
  • Athena School of Management – Mumbai
  • Myra School of Business


  • Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida
  • Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University


  • Bennett University – Delhi, NCR
  • Universal Business School


  • Woxsen School of Business Management, Hyderabad
  • Thapar School of Management, Chandigarh


  • ISBR Business School, Bengaluru, Karnataka
  • Jain University – CMS Business School


  • Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad
  • BSE Institute Limited, Mumbai


  • Amity University, Delhi NCR
  • SRM University, Chennai, Delhi NCR Sonipat


  • University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun
  • BML Munjal University, Delhi


  • VIT University, Vellore
  • ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai


  • Mody University, Rajasthan
  • GITAM School of International Business, Visakhapatnam


  • Hyderabad Business School, GITAM University, Hyderabad
  • Jindal Global Business school – Delhi/NCR
  • Ansal University, Gurgaon


  • Lovely Professional University
  • IIHMR University, Jaipur, Rajasthan
  • IILM University

NMIMS MBA Programs


Campus Program Intake
Mumbai MBA, MBA HR, MBA Pharma Mgmnt MBA – 540, MBA HR – 60, MBA PM – 120
Mumbai MBA DS&A, PGDM BA 60 each
Bangalore PGDM 180
Hyderabad PGDM 120
Indore PGDM 60
Navi Mumbai PGDM, PGDM L&SCM 60
  • HR – Human Resource
  • DS&A – Decision Science & Analytics
  • BA – Business Analytics
  • l&SCM – Logistics and Supply Chain Management


Program Fees
MBA, MBA HR – Mumbai Rs. 19,76,000
MBA Pharma Mgmnt – Mumbai Rs. 12,00,000
Indore, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Navi Mumbai Rs. 14,50,000+

NMIMS Placements

Campus Intake Average Package Highest Package Median Package
Mumbai(MBA) 540 Rs. 17.79 LPA Rs. 30.37 LPA
 Mumbai(MBA HR) 60 Rs. 14.37 Rs. 17.97
Mumbai(Pharma) 120 Rs. 8 LPA Rs. 14 LPA
Bangalore 180 Rs. 10.5 LPA Rs, 21.68 LPA Rs. 9.25 LPA
Hyderabad 120 Rs. 12 LPA Rs. 25 LPA Rs. 10.3 LPA
Indore 60 NA NA NA
Navi Mumbai 60 NA NA NA

NMAT Question Papers

One must practice the past question papers followed with analysis in order to have a complete idea about the exam pattern, difficulty level and time management


NMAT 2021 Online Registration


Scoring high percentile in NMAT 2021 is not enough. You must be prepared for Group Discussion and Personal interview. So why don’t you take a small step and start today itself?


How to crack Group Discussion?

How to ace Personal Interview?

GD Topics with Solutions

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  1. Yes, definitely. Make sure you clear the backlog subjects otherwise the admissions will be cancelled later.

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