NMAT is the entrance exam for admission to all the MBA Full Time courses of NMIMS Mumbai and the PGDM courses of NMIMS Hyderabad and Bengaluru.

  • A candidate can take NMAT up to a maximum of 3 times (first attempt plus 2 retake attempts) including no shows, if he/she wishes to. There has to be a gap of at least 15 days between two successive attempts.
  • For candidates having multiple attempts, the best score (total and sectional) is considered for shortlisting purposes.
  • The result for each attempt is declared separately, approximately 15 days after the test attempt.


•     The candidate must be a graduate with 50% marks or equivalent CGPA in first attempt. •     Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply subject to clearing the final examination in first attempt with 50% aggregate marks. •     For all the Full Time programs, candidates with two or more years of post-qualification work experience will be preferred.

Test Format:

The NMAT exam is computer-delivered and gives each candidate a randomly generated test. The NMAT Test is as follows:

NMAT exam

Time Alloted:Quantitative Ability – 60 mins

                         Language Skills – 22 mins

                         Logical Reasoning – 38 mins

Scoring Pattern:

  • Candidates can choose the order of sections in NMAT.
  • There is no negative marking in the NMAT Exam Pattern.
  • Each of the three sections have individual section timings and candidates are supposed to answer and review the questions of a particular section within the allotted section time.
  • In case a candidate completes the section before the section time gets over, the balance time of the given section is not added to the next section(s). The next section has its own time limits and needs to be completed in the allotted sectional time only.

NMAT 2015 Analysis:

Quantitative Ability:

This section consisted of Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency (a handful of questions) and Quantitative Aptitude questions. Almost 90% of the questions were DI and QA based, with both enjoying almost equal weightage. Most of the questions on QA varied between ‘easy’ and ‘moderate’. A few were tricky. The QA questions were distributed almost evenly across all areas of Mathematics (i.e. numbers, arithmetic, modern math, geometry and algebra), with slightly more questions from arithmetic & numbers.The DS questions were based on numbers, algebra, modern math, geometry and arithmetic

Logical Reasoning:

About thirty percent of the questions were on verbal reasoning (statement-conclusion, critical reasoning, strong & weak arguments, statement-assumption, course of action etc.) Many students reported having had no decision making questions in this section. The remaining Logical Reasoning questions were from sequential output, arrangements, family tree, numerical grid, coding, series, alphanumeric series, symbol based logic etc. On the whole, this section seemed on par with last year’s.

Language Skills:

This section had two passages with a few questions each. The passages had about 400 words. The remaining question types were find the error (in a sentence), fill in the blanks (double, cloze, prepositions-based), jumbled paragraphs, analogies and antonyms and synonyms. Again, considering the limited time, one should leave the RC passages to the end as at least one of them is expected to be moderately challenging. Apart from the synonyms and antonyms, (for whichone would require a good vocabulary), the other questions were mostly simple. On the whole, about 7-8 questions were a bit challenging. This section was quite on par as compared to last year’s.