The NMAT or Narsee Monjee Admission Test is an MBA level admissions test that is attempted by thousands of candidates across India. NMAT is accepted by about 20+ universities and colleges and therefore while preparing for NMAT, candidates also prepared for XAT, CAT, SNAP, etc. as the syllabus is the same. As the official details have been launched by GMAC (the body that conducts NMAT), this blog post titled, includes all the necessary information you need to stay updated regarding the examination.
NMAT 2018 Eligibility
The GMAC has not specified directly the eligibility criteria for NMAT 2018. However, any graduate with a bachelor’s degree in any field with at least 50% marks in their graduation can appear for the NMAT 2018 examinations. However, they must check with their preferred business school whether it accepts NMAT test scores or not.
NMAT 2018 Important Dates
The NMAT is conducted every year between October – December. Usually, the NMAT Examination takes place from the first week of October to the last week of December and during this time, candidates can choose to take the examination 3 times within a timing window of 75 days. Among those 3 attempts, their best scores are picked up and considered for moving them to the next round.
NMAT 2018 Payment Methods
The fees for NMAT 2018 can be paid through any of the following payment methods:
Unified Payment Interface (UPI)
NMAT 2018 Exam Pattern
The NMAT 2018 exam pattern shall be like that of other admissions examinations such as CAT and XAT. The NMAT 2018 exam pattern has been shared below:
Language Skills- 32 questions in 22 minutes
Quantitative Skills- 48 questions in 60 minutes
Logical Reasoning- 40 questions in 30 minutes
It must be noted that the sectional timings must be respected by the candidates; once the time for a section ends, the candidate cannot go back to it to answer or attempt any question. However, there would be NO NEGATIVE MARKING, and hence candidates are encouraged to make educated guesses.
NMAT 2018 Syllabus
Language Skills – Grammatical Error Correction, Vocabulary Usage, Usage of Synonyms and Antonyms, Idioms, Fill the Blanks, Sentence Corrections and Usage, Usage on Parts of Speech, Tenses, and Conditionals, Jumbled Sentences, Reading Comprehension.
Quantitative Aptitude- Arithmetic (Averages, Percentages, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Time and Work, Ratio and Proportion), Algebra, Trigonometry, Mensuration, Geometry, Number Systems, Mixtures and Alligations, Probability, Permutations and Combinations, Statistics, Linear/Quadratic Equations, Venn Diagrams, Tables and Charts for Data Analysis.
Logical Reasoning- Calendars, Arrangement, Blood Relations, Coding and Decoding, Critical Reasoning, Puzzles, Syllogisms, Argument-based Questions.
Therefore, looking at the syllabus, it’s no doubt that to prepare for the NMAT 2018, you need a strong grip on the basics.
NMAT 2018 University List
Candidates can submit their NMAT 2018 test scores (once the dates have been released and they have attempted them) to those following universities and institutes:
SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Hyderabad
Xavier University, Bhubaneshwar
MISB Bocconi, Mumbai
ICFAI Business School (IBS), Hyderabad
Alliance University, Bangalore
ISBR Business School, Bangalore
BSE Institute Limited
Amity University, Delhi NCR
Thapar School of Management, Chandigarh
SRM University, Chennai, Delhi NCR
Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida
University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun
Woxsen School of Business Management, Hyderabad
BML Munjal University, Delhi
ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai
Mody University, Rajasthan
GITAM School of International Business, Vishakhapatnam
Hyderabad Business School, GITAM University, Hyderabad