FAQs on NMIMS & NMAT
  1. How good is NMIMS?

  2. NMIMS-Mumbai is one of the premier B-Schools in India, having the advantage of being located in Mumbai, India’s financial capital. NMIMS-Mumbai falls in the AAA+ Category in T.I.M.E.’s B-School rankings. Where as NMIMS-Bangalore is counted among A grade B-schools and NMIMS-Hyderabad is ranked among the BBB+ grade B-schools.

  3. Is NMAT a computer based exam? When is NMAT conducted?

  4. Yes, NMAT is a computer based exam. This year, the test window is from 5 th October 2017 to 18 th December 2017.

  5. What is the schedule of NMAT exam?

  6. Event Start End
    Registration Tuesday, July 04, 2017 Tuesday, October 03, 2017
    Scheduling Tuesday, July 04, 2017 Monday, October 16, 2017
    Late Registration Wednesday, October 04, 2017 Saturday, October 14, 2017
    Registration - Retake Friday, October 06, 2017 Thursday, December 14, 2017
    Re-scheduling Tuesday, July 04, 2017 Friday, December 15, 2017
    Re-take Scheduling Friday, October 06, 2017 Friday, December 15, 2017
    Exam Delivery Thursday, October 05, 2017 Monday, December 18, 2017
    Final Announcement of Results 3rd week of January, 2018
  7. I have not cleared my graduation in stipulated duration as per the respective University / Institution awarding the degree, i am i eligible to take NMAT?

  8. Yes, though you need to check the eligibility norms of each of the B-schools separately before applying.

  9. Which B-schools are accepting this year's NMAT exam scores?

    • NMIMS University, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad
    • Alliance University, Bangalore
    • Amity University, Delhi NCR
    • Xavier University Bhubaneshwar
    • ICFAI University, IBS Business School, Hyderabad and other locations
    • Mody University, Rajasthan
    • BML Munjal University, Delhi
    • Shoolini University, Chandigarh
    • SRM University, Chennai
    • Thapar University, Chandigarh
    • VIT University, Vellore
    • Woxsen School of Business, Hyderabad
    • Chitkara University
    • University of Petroleum and Energy studies (UPES)
    • Hyderabad Business School- Gitam University
    • JKLU Jaipur
    • Shiv Nadar University - UP
    • Gitam school of International Business- Visakhapatnam
  10. What is the test fee for NMAT?

  11. Service Fee
    Test Registration (Early) INR 1800 + applicable taxes
    Test Registration (Late) INR 2000 + applicable taxes
    Retake INR 1800 + applicable taxes
    Reschedule INR 1000 + applicable taxes
    Additional Score Reports (beyond first seven) INR 200 / Score Report + applicable taxes
  12. If i am interested in studying at NMIMS, applying to NMAT alone is sufficient or should i separately apply to NMIMS also?

  13. Apart from applying to NMAT, you also need to apply to NMIMS.

  14. What is the structure of NMAT by GMAC exam?

  15. Sr. No Section No. of Questions Time in Minutes
    1 Language Skills 32 22
    2 Quantitative Skills 48 60
    3 Logical Reasoning 40 38
    Total 120 120

    Note- Test takers can choose the order of sections.There will be no negative marking.Applicants can take maximum of three attempts at NMAT during the test window.

  16. Does NMIMS have sectional cut-offs?

  17. Yes NMIMS has a provision for sectional cutoffs, most of the other B-schools accepting NMAT scores do not have this provision.

  18. What is the flagship course offered at NMIMS?

  19. MBA ( earlier known as MB- Core) is considered to be flagship course of NMIMS-Mumbai.

  20. Could you provide me with some details of the MBAprogram offered at NMIMS-Mumbai?

  21. Eligibility: 10+2+3 degree in any branch of study or equivalent pattern recognized by the UGC & AIU with minimum 50% marks in aggregate at degree level.

    • Intake – 500
    • Duration - 2 years
    • No of Semesters-6 (Trimesters)
    • Average salary- 17.5 Lacs p.a. ( 2015-17 batch )
  22. What were the cut-offs last year for the MBA/PGDM Programs at NMIMS?

  23. The last year's cut-off marks are given below

    NMIMS Mumbai

    QS- 65, LS -50, LR:55 Overall -208 marks

    NMIMS Bangalore and NMIMS Hyderabad

    Overall 190 marks, QS-60, LS-50, LR 50

  24. Does NMIMS follow reservation policy?

  25. NMIMS reserves 30% of seats for girls. It does not reserve seats for SC/ST/OBC/DA candidates.

  26. Can you give me Placement details of the MBA Program at NMIMS Mumbai?

  27. The average salary for the 2015-2017 batch of NMIMS-Mumbai MBA Program was 17.5 lacs pa. while the highest CTC offered was 30 lacs p.a. . A total of 160 companies participated in the placement process.

  28. Who were the key recruiters at NMIMS-Mumbai?

  29. Goldman sachs, JP Morgan, GE, RIL, Idea, JPMC, ICICI Group, Yes Bank, RBS, Deutsche Bank (Operations), Kotak Group, HDFC Bank, IDBI Bank, Crisil, Perfetti, Cognizant Business Consulting, Wipro Group, Capgemini, HCL Technologies, Infosys and Polaris were some of the companies which recruited in large numbers.

  30. Can you give me some suggestions on how to prepare for NMAT?

  31. Except for the section on Logical Reasoning, all the other sections of NMAT get well covered with a good preparation for CAT. However, it would be advisable for a student to work on his/her speed mathematics as some of the questions under Data Interpretation tend to be calculation intensive. Also, 120 questions in120 minutes means that the candidate needs to be really quick in solving the questions.

    The questions in reasoning section of NMAT are:

    • Series, Analogies, Odd man out, Coding & Decoding, Symbols & Notations and missing numbers in the figures.
    • Analytical puzzles (Linear arrangement, Circular arrangement, Distribution,Comparisons and Selections)
    • Critical reasoning (Assumptions, Conclusions, Inferences, Strong & Weak arguments, Courses of action, Cause & Effect, Assertions and Reasons,Deductions, Input / Output, Decision Making) and Venn Diagrams

    The CAT students have received the reasoning Study Material - SM 1001805 and SM1001807 (both with solutions). SM 1001807 covers the topics - Series, Analogies, Odd man out, Coding & Decoding, Symbols & Notations and missing numbers in the figures. These topics were introduced to the CAT students in Logic Basics - 7 (LAHO 1001807). One can quickly get thorough with these topics by solving the exercises from SM 1001807. Particularly the questions based on Coding & Decoding and Symbols & Notations test the speed of the students. SM 1001805 has exercises for each of the topics in analytical puzzles. There was a thorough discussion on Analytical puzzles in logic basics 1 to 4 ( LAHO 1001801, 02, 03 and 04) and in LAPEs and LATs. Venn Diagrams are discussed in Logic Basics 5 and 6 (LAHO 1001805 and 06).

    SM 1001805 has four exercises on Venn Diagrams. As far as NMAT pattern is concerned, exercise 7 (a) and (b) are more relevant.

    Among the critical reasoning topics, Assumptions, Conclusions, Inferences, and Strong & Weak arguments were discussed in LR classes for CAT students. For the topics, Courses of Action, Cause & Effect, and Assertions & Reasons, if the students want to refer to some extra material apart from the T.I.M.E. Material, he/she can take the help of Critical Reasoning book authored by M.K. Pandey.However, these extra materials should be referred to only after the student has exhausted the T.I.M.E. Material.The questions based on deductions are different from the deductions questions given in CAT. These questions need to be solved using Venn Diagrams. NMAT pattern of deductions were discussed in logic basics 10 (LRHO 1001810). Input / Output questions are discussed in logic basics-8 (LRHO 1001808), students can refer to the reasoning book SM1001807 for the relevant exercises. Moreover, SM 1001815 has two exercises on NMAT pattern.

    Finally, T.I.M.E.’s OMETs for NMAT are perhaps the best source for preparation.They are very close to the actual NMAT entrance exam paper and one should give maximum importance to these question papers as they provide very good exam practice to the candidates. The candidates can accustom themselves to the NMAT pattern by taking these mocks.