NMAT notification released-Pattern Changed

The exam pattern has changed.

To begin with, it has become a computer adaptive exam. This year the exam will be conducted from 4 Nov 2020 till 30 Jan 2021. The registration for the exam will begin from 14 Sep onwards and will continue till 20 November ( without late fee). The overall number of questions has been reduced to 108 from 120 earlier. This year there will be 36 questions in each section, earlier the number of questions was 48 (QS), 32 (LS), and 40 (LR). Though the sectional time limits have been changed, the total duration of the exam remains the same (2 hours ).

GMAC is providing an option to test takers to either take the NMAT exam at a test center or take it from their home. This decision needs to be taken at the time of registration. Once they have booked the exam, they cannot reschedule for a different mode for the same attempt. However, they can choose the exam mode again, while scheduling the next attempt. Before opting for the take from home option, applicants should check whether their laptop/internet connection, etc meet the technical requirements specified for the NMAT exam, they can do this by visiting the following link 


In case the test taker opts for the take from a home option without checking the system requirements and if on the day of the exam it turns out that the candidate doesn't have the necessary systems in place then the exam application fee will be forfeited.

The following is this year's exam pattern

Language Skills 36 28
Quantitative Skills 36 52
Logical Reasoning 36 40
Total 108 120

  • The test takers will receive the scaled scores in just 48 hours, they will be notified about the same through email.
  • The test fee remains the same as last year ( Rs 2000 excluding taxes).
  • The test will be conducted across 46 cities in India and 4 countries abroad.
  • This year close to 40 B-schools will be accepting NMAT scores.

For more on this please check https://www.nmat.org/