NMAT 2018 - Exam date, Registration, Exam Pattern, Result

Last Date to Apply

14 October 2018

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About NMAT

NMAT 2018 is for admission to MBA and other management courses in Academic session 2018-20. National Management Aptitude Test is a national level MBA entrance exam which is conducted annually by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) for the students seeking admissions in the graduate management courses in eighteen leading B-Schools in the country.

NMAT by GMAC has unique features such as rescheduling and retaking of the examination for the convenience of the candidates rescheduling means candidates can reschedule their examination 72 hours prior to their original examination to avoid conflicts with their life events and if candidates are not satisfied with their examination they can opt for retaking option for up to 3 times including the original attempt.

Graduate Management Admission Council, the conducted body of NMAT has announced that this year there was a total 17 Percent increase in the number of applications received for NMAT. The total registrations closed at 82,928 which was 70,950 in 2015. Get complete details on NMAT by GMAC 2018 like dates, eligibility, registration, admit card, result etc. from this page.

Latest Update:  NMAT Registration 2018 has started from 3 July 2018. It will remain open until 3 October 2018.


NMAT 2018 Dates

 Here is the schedule for NMAT 2018:




NMAT Registration 

3 July 2018

3 October 2018

Applicants can schedule their NMAT exam

3 July 2018

16 October 2018

NMAT Late Registration

4 October 2018

14 October  2018

Registration for retake/reappearing of NMAT 2018 Exam

5 October 2018

14 December 2018

Rescheduling NMAT Exam

3 July  2018

14 December 2018

Retake Scheduling

5 October 2018 14 December 2018

NMAT Exam 2018

4 October 2018

17 December 2018

Final Announcement of NMAT Result 2018

Second week of January 2019

Last Date to Download NMAT Scorecard

31 March 2019

The candidates appearing in NMAT 2018 can schedule their exam according to preferable time slot, location, and date on the first come first serve basis after their successful registrations.

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NMAT Eligibility criteria

Age: There is no age limit for NMAT Exam, however, it is advisable for the candidates must refer to the eligibility criteria of the respective colleges.

Educational Qualification: Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in any stream with minimum 50% aggregate.  Candidates must refer to the respective institutes for detailed eligibility.

NOTE: There are specific eligibility criteria for each program in specific participating institutes; it is highly advisable for the candidates to go through the college's in-depth eligibility criteria for the specific program before applying for NMAT 2018 examination.

NMAT Application form and Admit Card

NMAT Exam 2018 Application process is ONLINE only there is no provision for the offline application submission and registration. Applicants have to visit the link given below to register for NMAT registration before 3 October 2018, 11:59 PM.

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STEP 1: Register: Applicants have to register on the official website of NMAT. Create an account using a valid Email ID on which a verification code will be sent.

STEP 2: Fill the NMAT application form: Applicants have to enter their contact information, personal, educational and work experience, the list of programs to send scores, and the ID that you will use at the test centre. After furnishing all the details, the candidates have to agree to the terms and condition of the examination.

STEP 3: Give College and Course Preferences: The candidates have to give preference of College and program preferences. A maximum of 7 programs from the list, however, if the candidate wishes to add more programs other than these 7 he/she have to pay additional fees of Rs 200. 

STEP 4: Now applicants have to upload a photograph that resembles the photograph on your primary ID. This photograph will be printed on the Admit card that candidate will be bringing

STEP 5: Candidates have to make a payment of Rs 1700 + Applicable taxes online.

STEP 6: After successfully completing the payment from any of the above-given modes, applicants can schedule their exam date, time and venue on their official NMAT 2018 dashboard.

Payment of NMAT Registration Fee

The candidates can pay the Fee for NMAT Registration, Late Registration and Retake Application using any of the following modes:

  • Visa/ MasterCard/American Express
  • Debit Card
  • Net Banking
  • Diners Club
  • Mobile Wallets 

Please note that fee for the Rescheduling of test can only be paid via Credit card.

NMAT Admit Card 2018

NMAT Admit card 2018 will be issued to the applicants soon after their scheduling of the examinations. Applicants can download their admit card from the official website login after the successful payment is accepted by the GMAC.

  • NMAT Admit card 2018 will carry details like name, roll number date of birth, photograph, signature, exam centres, date & timings of the NMAT Exam 2018 etc.
  •  If an applicant is opting to retake the NMAT exam, they can use the same admit card that is carried by them at the first attempt which is signed and stamped by the test centre invigilator, applicants have to carry the same admit card which will be again signed and stamped by the invigilator.


NMAT Registration Fee

NMAT Event

Fees (In Rupees)

Early NMAT Registration

Rs. 1900 + Applicable Taxes                                 

Late NMAT Registration

Rs. 2000 + Applicable Taxes

NMAT retake exam fee

Rs. 1900 + Applicable Taxes

Rescheduling of NMAT Fee

Rs. 1100 + Applicable Taxes

Downloading Additional Score Reports beyond first 5

Rs. 200 Per Score Report + Applicable Taxes

NMAT Participating Institutes Annual fee

Candidates have to refer to the official websites of the respective colleges they are seeking admission to for the detailed fees structure of the respective course of their wish.

NMAT Result and Counselling

NMAT 2018 Result

  • Final NMAT Result for all the candidates will be declared in the first week of January 2018. However, applicants can check their total scores and section wise scores after 4 to 5 weeks of their scheduled NMAT examination.
  • An email informing students about their scorecard will be sent to their registered Email ID, Candidates can access their scores on the dashboard NMAT Login.

NMAT Exam pattern

Mode of NMAT Exam Computer-based Test 
Number of Questions  120 Multiple Type Questions
Exam Duration 120 Minutes i.e. 2 hours
Negative marking There is no negative marking for unanswered or incorrectly answered questions.
Language of exam  English

NMAT Exam 2018 will be a computer-based online Multiple Choice question type examination of 2 hours of duration which is divided into the three sections that will be testing the Language, Quantities and Logical reasoning of the candidates. Applicants can take the test in total 3 attempts including no Shows. There will be a pool of total 120 Questions divided as follows:


Allotted Time

Number of Questions 

Language Skills



Quantitative Skills



Logical reasoning



  • Candidates will be allotted a specific time slot to complete their each individual section if candidates fail to complete a section within the time limit provided he/ she will be automatically moved to the next section and cannot return to the previous sections.
  • Candidates cannot jump between the sections they have to complete the one section before moving on to another.
  • Also, there is a provision of reviewing the sections prior to the examination. The Review Screen at the end of every section will allow applicants to either move directly to incomplete (unanswered) questions, flagged for review questions or review all or any questions.
  • Once an applicant has moved ahead from one section to the next section, he/she will not be able to return to the previous section.
NMAT Important details

NMAT Exam Retake 

The candidates have the option of retaking of the NMAT 2018 examinations after 15 days of the first attempt that means candidates can retake their NMAT Exam after 15 days up to maximum of 3 chances, if candidate is not satisfied by his/ her performance they can opt for the retaking of the examination by paying Rs 1700+ applicable taxes. Candidates can retake the examination after their first attempt. An option of retake examination will be activated on the dashboard of the candidate's account, he/she can opt for the retake of the examination by paying the applicable fees and no repeated registration is required for the same.

NMAT Exam Rescheduling

The candidate can opt for rescheduling of the exam 72 hours prior to the original examination by paying the rescheduling fees of Rs 1000+applicable taxes via credit card only 72 hours prior to the original exam. Candidates must note that there will be an option for rescheduling of the examination on their NMAT Account's dashboard.

NMAT Test Centres

The NMAT Exam 2018 will be conducted at 32 test centres across 24 cities in India. Some of the cities may have multiple test centres whose address and venue will be described on the candidate's roll number. The cities are as follows:

Northern India

  • Agra
  • Chandigarh
  • Dehradun
  • Delhi
  • Faridabad
  • Gurgaon
  • Jammu
  • Kanpur
  • Lucknow
  • Noida
  • Patiala
  • Varanasi

Western India

  • Ahmedabad
  • Baroda 
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Pune
  • Jaipur
  • Jodhpur
  • Kota
  • Nasik
  • Pilani
  • Surat

Southern India

  • Bengaluru
  • Chennai
  • Kochi
  • Hyderabad
  • Manipal
  • Mysore
  • Tiruchirapalli
  • Vellore
  • Vizag
  • Vijayawada

Central India

  • Bhillai
  • Bhopal
  • Indore
  • Jabalpur

Eastern India

  • Kolkata
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Guwahati
  • Jamshedpur
  • Patna
  • Ranchi 
  • Shillong


NMAT Colleges

NMAT Exam 2018 scores will be accepted in following Universities/ Business Schools:

  • SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies
  • ICFAI Business School (IBS)
  • Alliance University
  • University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES)
  • VIT University
  • Thapar School of Management
  • BML Munjal University
  • Amity University
  • Woxsen School of Business Management
  • SRM University
  • Hyderabad Business School, GITAM University
  • Chitkara University
  • Institute of Management, JK University
  • Ansal University
  • Mody University
  • Shoolini University
  • Shiv Nadar University
  • Gitam School of International Business

NMAT Contact

For Payment and Registration-related Support:
Phone : +917863008300 (Monday to Friday)
Email: nmatsupport@gmac.com

For Test Scheduling and Rescheduling related queries:
Phone: 0120 4397855 (Monday to Saturday)
Email: nmatbygmacsupport@pearson.com

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