NMAT Exam 2022: Registration, Application Form, Dates, Fee

NMAT exam 2022 is expected to be held for over 75 days from the 2nd week of October 2022 to the last week of December 2022. GMAC holds this exam to provide admission to MBA courses offered at NMIMS and other colleges that accept NMAT scores. 

The application form will be released after the official notification is released in the first week of August 2022. Here in this post, we have explained everything about the NMAT exam 2022.

NMAT Exam Overview

  • To appear for the exam, you must have cleared your bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% from a recognized college.
  • There is no upper age limit to appear for the NMIMS entrance exam. Foreign nationals can also apply based on their GMAT scores.
  • A candidate can appear for the exam 3 times in a given year (including 2 retakes).
  • You can schedule the date, time, and venue of the exam according to your convenience during the scheduling process.
  • The question paper includes 108 questions divided into 3 sections- Language Skills, Logical Reasoning, and Quant. These questions need to be answered in 120 minutes.
  • According to the marking scheme, 1 mark is awarded for every correct answer. Moreover, there is no negative marking for wrong answers.
  • Based on previous year cut offs, Cut off are above 95% for NMIMS Mumbai and 91% for NMIMS Hyderabad & Bengaluru campuses. However, the cut off varies from 90%-95% for other top colleges like XIMB, VIT Vellore, SRM University, etc. 
  • Around 40+ B-schools in India and 25 colleges in the Philippines, Nigeria, Morocco, and South Africa accept NMAT scores. Candidates can choose up to 5 colleges for admission while filling the application form.

What is NMAT by GMAC exam?

NMAT is a national-level exam conducted by GMAC to provide admission to various MBA/ PGDM courses offered by NMIMS and other top NMAT scores accepting colleges. Until 2015, this exam was conducted by NMIMS. Now GMAC, or Graduate Management Aptitude Council, conducts the NMAT exam.

NMAT Exam Dates 2022

The NMAT exam dates 2022 will be released along with the official notification. Here is the tentative schedule for the exam.

Events Starting date Closing date
NMAT Registration (Early) First week of August 2022 First week of November 2022
NMAT Late Registration Second week of November 2022 Second week of November 2022
NMAT Exam Scheduling First week of August 2022 Second week of November 2022
Exam Rescheduling First week of August 2022 Last week of December 2022
NMAT Exam Second week of October 2022 Last week of December 2022
Registration Retake Second week of October 2022 Last week of December 2022
Exam Date for Retake Second week of October 2022 Last week of December 2022

NMAT Highlights

Exam Level National Level Management Entrance Exam
Conducting Body Graduate Management Aptitude Council (GMAC)
Testing Window 75-88 day test window
Exam Mode 2 modes:

  • Computer Based Test at Test Centres
  • Home-based Remote Proctored
Number of Questions 108 questions
Type of Questions MCQs
Number of Sections 3 (Language Skills, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning)
Order of Answering Sections Can be Decided
Marking Scheme
  • +1 for every correct answer
  • No negative marking
Retake 2 opportunities to retake the exam
Colleges in India 40+ including NMIMS, SPJIMR, ISB, XIMB, VIT, ICFAI, Shiv Nadar, SDA Bocconi
Colleges Outside India 25 in Philippines, South Africa, Morocco, and Nigeria
Average Percentile Required for NMIMS Admission 90+
NMAT Application Fee INR 2300/- (plus taxes)
Number of attempts 3 times a year
Courses Offered MBA/ PGDM
Exam Centres 73 centers in 68 cities
NMAT Official website mba.com/nmat

NMAT Eligibility Criteria 2022

To apply for the exam, you need to fulfill the NMAT Eligibility Criteria laid down by GMAC. 

  • Indian citizens can apply for this exam. However, NRIs can get admission if they have scored 600+ in the GMAT exam.
  • Candidates must have cleared a 3 or 4 years Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% in any discipline from a recognized university.
  • There is no upper age limit to appear for this exam.
  • No prior work experience is required to fill application form.
  • Candidates in the final year of graduation can also apply for the exam. However, they must submit their final mark sheet and provisional certificate while getting admission.
  • There is no limit on how many years a student can take the exam. However, candidates can appear a maximum of 3 times (including 2 retakes) in one year.

NMAT Application Form 2022

The NMAT application form will be released on the official NMAT registration website in the first week of August 2022.

Steps To Fill NMAT Registration Form 2022

To fill out the application form correctly, you need to know the complete registration process. Here is a step-by-step guide to fill the NMAT application form:

  • Visit the official registration website and create a user account by entering details including name, email address, and valid mobile number.
  • Log in with the credentials generated in the first step to fill the application form. Here you need to enter personal, academic, and work experience details, choice of courses to send scores, and the ID proof details. Agree to the terms and conditions.
  • Choose the colleges/ b-schools to which you want to send your scores. You can choose any number of colleges from the list. However, you need to pay a fee of INR 300 for every additional college after the first 5 choices.
  • Upload a scanned image of your recent passport size photograph.
  • Pay the application fee via Credit Card, Debit Card, Net Banking, VISA Card, Diners Club, UPI, or Mobile Wallets.
  • Once you have paid the fees successfully, click on the ‘Book Exam’ tab to schedule your exam by choosing the exam mode, test centre, and date & time of the exam.
  • Select the exam mode of your choice (test centre or home-based remote proctored). The option to schedule the exam at test centres will be available only to Indian residents.
  • Upload your government ID for photo verification. Capture a photo of your ID from your mobile or webcam and save it on your computer. Upload this image to the Examity Scheduling System.
  • Select up to 3 security questions from the drop-down list. Remember your answers to the security questions, as 1 of these questions will be asked during the authentication process.
  • Then you need to choose the correct date and time zone to book your exam slot. Candidates in India should choose the time zone- UTC+05:30.
  • Enter your full name and re-enter your first name and last name. Ensure you enter your details correctly, as this will be used for authentication on the exam day.

NMAT Application Fees

Exam Registration (regular fee) INR 2300 + applicable taxes
Exam Late Registration INR 2800 + applicable taxes
Exam Retake Fee INR 2300 + applicable taxes
NMAT Reschedule Fee INR 1200 + applicable taxes
Choosing B-schools apart from the first five INR 300 per B-school + applicable taxes

NMAT Exam Pattern 2022

According to the NMAT Exam Pattern 2022, the question paper is divided into LR, Quant, and Language Skills. Each section has 36 questions. Based on the previous year’s trends, key points on the paper pattern are here.

  • The question paper will be in the English language only.
  • NMAT exam will be conducted in 2 modes- home-based remote proctored mode and online CBT mode at test centers in over 68 major Indian cities.
  • The question paper includes 108 objective-type questions.
  • The paper includes questions from 3 sections- Language Skills, Quantitative Aptitude, and Logical Reasoning.
  • 1 mark is awarded for every right answer, and there is no negative marking for incorrect and unanswered questions.
  • The time limit to answer all the questions is 2 hours (120 minutes). There is a sectional time limit in the NMAT exam. Here is the sectional-time limit
Sections No. of questions Time Limit (in mins) Marks (Scaled)
Language Skills 36 28 12-120
Quantitative Skills 36 52 12-120
Logical Reasoning 36 40 12-120
Total 108 120 36-360

NMAT Syllabus 2022

Here is the subject-wise NMAT syllabus 2022 in detail:

Language Skills
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Word Usage
  • Sentence Completion
  • Error Detection
  • Para Jumbles
  • Antonyms & Synonyms
  • Idioms & Phrases
Quantitative Skills
  • Data Interpretation- Caselets, Tabular DI, DI sets based on Charts and Graphs.
  • Arithmetic- Profit & Loss, Time & Work, Time Speed & Distance, Mixtures, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage, Averages.
  • Geometry & Mensuration- Lines & Angles, Circles, Triangles, Polygons, Area & Volume of 2D and 3D figures
  • Algebra- Quadratic Equations, Series, Inequalities, Functions, Surds & Indices
  • Others- Numbers, Probability, Trigonometry, Logarithms, Data Sufficiency
Logical Reasoning
  • Syllogisms
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Puzzles
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Blood Relations
  • Statement & Assumption
  •  Inference
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Ranking
  • Direction sense test

NMAT Admit Card 2022

NMAT Admit Card 2022 will be released within 24 hours after completing registration and exam schedule on the official website. Here are a few key points on the NMAT hall ticket:

  • The GMAC authorities will send the NMAT admit card download link to your registered email address.
  • You can download your hall ticket by entering your registration number and password.
  • The Admit Card includes the NMAT exam centre, exam time, reporting time, and exam day instructions.

Steps to Download NMAT Admit Card 2022

  1. Visit the official GMAC website or click on the link sent on your email id.
  2. Log in using your application number and password
  3. Click on the download NMAT Admit Card link
  4. Your admit card will be downloaded in PDF format
  5. Save it and take a printout of it for future reference

Note: Once you have downloaded your hall ticket, carefully check your photograph and other details. In case, you face any discrepancies, contact the helpdesk or email the authorities at [email protected]

NMAT Exam Centres 2022

The exam will be conducted in 73 test centres in 68 cities of India. The exam will be conducted only in online proctored mode in 4 other countries- Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Nepal.

Here is the complete list of test cities:

North Agra, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Delhi, Faridabad, Gurugram, Noida, Jammu, Kanpur, Lucknow, Noida, Patiala, Varanasi, Ludhiana, Panipat, Jhansi, Gorakhpur, Ghaziabad
West Ajmer, Aurangabad, Rajkot, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune, Pilani, Surat, Vadodara, Jalgaon, Kolhapur
South Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Coimbatore, Manipal, Madurai, Mangalore, Mysore, Vijayawada, Tiruchirapalli, Thiruvananthapuram, Vizag
Central Bhilai, Gwalior, Ujjain, Bilaspur, Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Raipur
East Bhubaneswar, Durgapur, Dhanbad, Guwahati, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Patna, Ranchi, Shillong, Rourkela, Siliguri

NMAT Result 2022

GMAC will release NMAT Result after the successful commencement of the exam. Here are a few key points on NMAT result 2022.

  • You will be able to download the scorecard by entering your login and password generated at registration.
  • The scorecard includes your name, date of birth, application number, and overall and sectional scaled scores.
  • The result will be valid for 1 year from the date of issue.

NMAT Score vs Percentile

NMAT score vs. Percentile indicates the scaled score required to score equal to or above the particular percentile range.

NMAT Score NMAT Percentile
235-240 99 percentile
210-220 95+ percentile
200-215 90+ percentile

NMAT Cut off 2022: Expected and Previous Year Cut offs for NMIMS and Other Top Colleges

NMAT cutoff refers to the minimum percentage score required for MBA admission in NMIMS campuses and other NMAT score accepting colleges.

Every college releases its own cut-off depending on factors like the difficulty level of the exam, number of seats, choice of course, and the total number of candidates appearing for the exam.

Here is the expected Cut-off for NMIMS and other colleges and the previous year’s cut offs.

NMAT Sectional Cutoffs

Based on the previous year cut-offs, the section-wise NMAT cut-offs for NMIMS admission are given below for your reference:

Section NMAT Cut Off
Quantitative Skills 72-75
Language Skills 75-80
Logical Reasoning 70-73
Overall 210-235

NMIMS NMAT 2022 Cut off (Expected)

NMIMS NMAT Cut off 2022 is expected to be 90%-98% for NMIMS Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad Campuses. For NMIMS Navi Mumbai and NMIMS Indore, the cut-off ranges between 80-90 percentile.

NMIMS College Cut off score Cut off percentile
NMIMS, Mumbai 230+ 96-98
NMIMS, Bangalore 220+ 91-95
NMIMS, Hyderabad 210+ 90-93
NMIMS Indore 200+ 85-90
NMIMS Navi Mumbai 180+ 80-85

NMAT Score Accepting Colleges and Cut off

Top Colleges Cut off Score
XIM, Bhubaneswar 200+
VIT, Vellore 200+ score
SRM University, Chennai 200+ score
K J Somaiya Institute of Management 200+ score
BSE Institute Ltd, Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad 200+ score
Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida (Delhi NCR) 85+ percentile
SDA Bocconi, Mumbai 80+ percentile
IBS (ICFAI B-schools), Hyderabad & 9 other cities 75+ percentile
Alliance University, Bangalore 70+ percentile
Woxsen School of Business, Hyderabad 160+ score
Amity University, Noida (Delhi NCR) 200+ score
Thapar School of Management, Chandigarh 150+ score
UPES, Dehradun 150+ score
ITM, Navi Mumbai 65+ percentile
GITAM Hyderabad Business School, Hyderabad 60+ percentile
BML Munjal University, Gurgaon 65+ percentile
Mody University, Sikar 180+ score

NMAT Score Accepting Colleges Outside India

Country Exam Score Accepting Colleges
South Africa
  • Rhodes Business School
  • University of South Africa (UNISA) Graduate School of Business Leadership
  • Wits Business School
  • University of Cape Town
  • Johannesburg Business school, University of Johannesburg
  • North West University
  • Nelson Mandela University Business School
  • Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)
  • Milpark Business School
  • Tshwane School of Business and Society, Tshwane University
  • De La Salle University – Dasmariñas
  • Ateneo Graduate School of Business
  • De La Salle University
  • University of Santo Tomas Graduate School
  • Asian Institute of Management
  • Virata School of Business, University of the Philippines
  • School of Business Administration, Arellano University
  • St. Paul University Manila
  • Africa Business School
  • Covenant University
  • Lead City University
  • Afe Babalola University
  • Lagos Business School
  • Redeemer’s University
  • Caleb University

NMAT Selection Process 2022

NMAT Selection Process 2022 will be held after the cutoff has been declared. Every institute follows a different selection process, and GMAC does not carry out a centralized admission process.

Here are a few key points on the selection process 2022.

  • NMAT Selection Process 2022 includes a Group Discussion and Personal Interview round. Those who clear the minimum sectional and overall cutoffs will be shortlisted for the GD-PI rounds.
  • After the PI round, the final merit list will be prepared based on various parameters: NMAT score, GD-PI scores, work experience, past academic scores, and gender diversity.
  • Each participating institute will have its admission criteria for final selection.


NMAT is a national-level exam conducted by GMAC with the aim to provide admission to various MBA/ PGDM courses offered by NMIMS and other top NMAT scores accepting colleges.

NMAT exam 2022 is expected to be held for over 75 days from the 2nd week of October 2022 to the last week of December 2022. The application form will be released after the official notification is released in the first week of August 2022.

Here is everything about the NMAT exam 2022 in detail.

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