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. Which exam is to be written to gain admission in NMIMS? What are the programs offered by NMIMS?

  4. NMAT by GMAC needs to be taken for admission into MBA/PGDM programs offered by NMIMS. NMIMS offers the following programs

    NMIMS Mumbai Campus:

    • MBA
    • MBA (Pharmaceutical Management)
    • MBA HR
    • NMIMS Bengaluru Campus:

    • PGDM
    • NMIMS Hyderabad Campus:

    • PGDBM

    The following is the information about their intake

    MBA 500
    MBA-HR 60
    MBA-Pharmaceutical Management 60
    PGDM (Bengaluru Campus) 180
    PGDM (Hyderabad Campus) 90
  5. What is the selection process for these programs?

  6. Selection process for MBA, MBA in HR, PGDM – Bengaluru and Hyderabad Campus:

    • Entrance Test (NMAT)
    • Group Discussion (Case Discussion) & Personal Interview.
  7. Is NMAT a computer based exam? When is NMAT conducted?

  8. Yes, NMAT is a computer based exam. This year, the test window is from 7 th October 2016 to 20 th December 2016.

  9. What is the schedule of NMAT exam?

  10. Event Start End
    Registration Monday, July 04,2016 Monday, October 03,2016
    Scheduling Monday, July 04,2016 Monday, October 03,2016
    Late Registration Tuesday, October 04,2016 Wednesday, October 12, 2016
    Rescheduling Monday, July 04, 2016 Saturday, December, 17, 2016
    Exam Delivery Friday, October 07,2016 Tuesday, December 20, 2016
    Retake Scheduling Saturday, October 08,2016 Saturday, December 17, 2016
  11. 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?

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

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

  14. NMIMS University, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad
    Alliance University, Bangalore
    Amity University, Delhi NCR
    Ansal University, Delhi NCR
    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
  15. What is the test fee for NMAT?

  16. Service Fee
    Test Registration (Early) INR 1700 + applicable taxes
    Test Registration (Late) INR 2000 + applicable taxes
    Retake INR 1700 + applicable taxes
    Reschedule INR 1000 + applicable taxes
    Additional Score Reports (beyond first seven) INR 200 / Score Report + applicable taxes
  17. If i am interested in studying at NMIMS, applying to NMAT alone is sufficient or should i separately apply to NMIMS also?

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

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

  20. 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
  21. Does NMAT have sectional cut-offs?

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

  23. What is the flagship course offered at NMIMS?

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

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

  26. 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 17.09 Lacs p.a. (2014-16 Batch)
  27. What were the cut-offs last year for the MBA/PGDM Programs at NMIMS?

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

    NMIMS Mumbai

    • Overall 208 marks, QS-65, LS-50, LR 55
    • NMIMS Bangalore and NMIMS Hyderabad

    • Overall 190 marks, QS-60, LS-50, LR 50
  29. Does NMIMS follow reservation policy?

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

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

  32. The average salary for the 2014-2016 batch of NMIMS-Mumbai MBA Program was 17.09 lacs pa. while the highest CTC offered was 30 lacs p.a. The average salary for the 2014-2016 batch of NMIMS-Mumbai MBA HRM Program was 12.04 lacs p.a. A total of 160 companies participated in the placement process.

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

  34. 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.

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

  36. 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

    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.

    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 theNMAT pattern by taking these mocks.