NMAT Entrance Exam For MBA Admission

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.

NMAT 2023: Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) released the NMAT exam details and important dates. Candidates can find the NMAT 2023 exam details on the official website, mba.com. Candidates were able to apply for NMAT 2023 exam until October 12. Candidates were allowed to choose an exam date using the exam scheduling window until October 12. NMAT 2023 exam is being conducted for MBA admission in 49 b-schools in India. NMAT is also accepted by a few b-schools situated abroad. The exam window for NMAT 2023 started from October 10, and will close on December 19.

Get the complete details regarding NMAT 2023 registration, including, exam date, eligibility, how to apply, etc.

Candidates can attempt the NMAT 2023 exam thrice across a testing window. Candidates completing the NMAT registration can select the desired exam date via the exam scheduling window. NMAT participating institutes will have a separate application process. Candidates aspiring for admission based on NMAT 2023 scores must keep track of the timeline issued by the desired colleges. This article hosts complete information on NMAT 2023, including the latest developments, eligibility criteria, schedule, participating colleges, and admission process.

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What is 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-taker’s 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.

NMAT Important Dates 2023
NMAT important dates 2023 including NMAT last date to apply 2023, for the NMAT exam are as follows:

NMAT Exam ActivityNMAT 2023 Start DateNMAT 2023 Last Date
NMAT 2023 Registration & Application Process (Without Late fee) with NMAT registration 2023 last dateAugust 1, 2023October 12, 2023
Facility to choose NMAT 2023 Exam Date – NMAT SchedulingAugust 1, 2023October 12, 2023
NMAT Exam Re-scheduling DatesAugust 1, 2023December 16, 2023
NMAT 2023 Exam DatesOctober 10, 2023December 19, 2023
NMAT 2023 Registration forRe-take of ExamOctober 11, 2023December 16, 2023
NMAT Retake Exam SchedulingOctober 11, 2023December 16, 2023
NMAT 2023 Date of Result DeclarationScore card available 48 hours after taking the NMAT examNMAT result will have scores only. Percentile scores may not be available in the score card
NMAT 2023 Exam Last date for score card download —March 31, 2024

NMAT 2023: 8 Key Changes

  1. No Late Registration Date and No Late Fee: Unlike the previous years, No late registration fee will be charged as you are not allowed to apply after the last date of Registration, although retake options are open
  2. Two Testing Modes: GMAC has introduced Online Proctored Exam from Home along with Centre Based online Exam. Candidates have the option to take the test either at test centre with social distancing protocols or to take the online proctored exam from the comfort of their home.
  3. Longer Testing Window: NMAT 2023 has a longer testing window of 75 days
  4. Long Registration Window: NMAT has a long registration and application window of more than three months starting from August and going upto November 2023
  5. Fewer Questions with same Test duration: NMAT 2023 consists of 108 questions instead of 120 questions earlier, while exam duration remains same with 120 minutes
  6. Equal Sectional Weightage: All the 3 sections in NMAT 2023 have equal weightage.
  7. Negative Marking in NMAT 2023: There will no negative marking in NMAT question paper
  8. Check Score Immediately after the Exam: Facility is available for instant score preview and official score card within 48 hours of the exam for Candidates and Schools.  The NMAT 2023 Scorecards can be downloaded within 48 hours of taking the NMAT exam. Besides, you will be informed once Scorecard is available for download. The scorecards can be downloaded till March 31, 2024. 

 NMAT 2023 Exam Fees
GMAC had revised upwards the NMAT Fees last year for different services as under

NMAT 2023 Test ServiceNMAT FeesRemarks
Test Registration (Early)Rs.2800/-+ Applicable Taxes
Test Registration (Late)Not AnnouncedNA
NMAT Retake RegistrationRs.2800/-+ Applicable Taxes
Additional Score Reports (Beyond 5)Rs. 300/-per report+ Applicable Taxes
Rescheduling NMAT examRs.1200/-+ Applicable Taxes