It is a nationwide-level MBA entrance exam for admission to well-known management colleges like Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Alliance University, SRM University, BML Munjal University, VIT University, ICFAI Business School (IBS) and Ansal University.

Furthermore, it is an online test.  In addition, Pearson VUE conducts the exam at 35 locations all over India. Hence, all the aspirants have the right to choose their own exam date/time/ venue/ according to convenience.

Consequently, candidates can give three takes (re-attempts) of the exam. Also, for admission best of the three scores is well chosen. Therefore, the candidates can select up to 7 schools/ colleges to send their scores for admission. Hence, the registration fees includes Up to 7 institutes/programmes.

The exam was attained by GMAC in March 2015 from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) which is especially relevant.


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Important dates

NMAT 2018 Important Dates
S.No. Events Start Date End Date
1. Application process July 04, 2017 October 03, 2017
2. Candidates can start scheduling for the test July 04, 2017 October 16, 2017
3. Late registration starts October 04, 2017 October 14, 2017
4. Candidates can register for re-take October 06, 2017 December 14, 2017
5. Candidates can reschedule for the test July 04, 2017 December 15, 2017
6. Applicants can re-take re-scheduling October 06, 2017 December 15, 2017
7. Test will be held from October 05, 2017 December 18, 2017
8. Results to be announced on Third week of January 2018

Eligibility criteria

For Indian Nationals

  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University which is especially relevant.
  • Furthermore, the minimum required marks in the qualifying exam is 50%
  • Candidates in the final year of the qualifying test can also apply for the test.

For Foreign Nationals

  • Graduate from a recognized University.
  • Also, the marks obtained in graduation must be at least 50%
  • Must have a minimum 2 years of post-qualification experience.

Test Centres

Domestic Test Centres

Cities Region
Agra, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Delhi, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Jammu, Kanpur, Lucknow, Noida, Patiala, Varanasi North
Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune, Pilani, Surat, Vadodara West
Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Hyderabad, Manipal, Mysore, Tiruchirapalli, Vellore, Vizag, Vijaywada South
Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Raipur Central
Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Patna, Ranchi, Shillong East

* Some cities will have multiple test centres to choose from.

International Test Centres

Location Country
Kathmandu Nepal
Thimphu Bhutan
Dhaka Bangladesh
Colombo Srilanka

Test Pattern

Section Score Range
Quantitative Skills 0-144
Language Skills 0-96
Logical Reasoning skills 0-120
Total 0-360

NMAT accepting colleges