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NMAT 2023: Retake Registration (Out), Exam Date (Till Dec 19)

NMAT Overview 2023 The Narsee Monjee Aptitude Test, or NMAT 2023, will be held on a national level from January 11 to January 15, 2023. The Graduate Management Admission Council is in charge of it (GMAC). Through this test, students will be able to get into India’s best business schools. This is the national test […]

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NMAT 2023, NMIMS Management Aptitude Test

NMAT Overview 2023

The Narsee Monjee Aptitude Test, or NMAT 2023, will be held on a national level from January 11 to January 15, 2023. The Graduate Management Admission Council is in charge of it (GMAC). Through this test, students will be able to get into India’s best business schools. This is the national test that people take to get into different management programmes.

NMAT is one of the most popular entrance exams, and it is required to get into MBA programmes at NMIMS Mumbai and more than 50 other top B-schools, such as XIM Bhubaneswar, TAPMI Manipal, KJ Somaiya Mumbai, and others. So far, the level of the NMAT exam has stayed between moderate and hard.

Some of the best MBA schools in India, like NMIMS Mumbai, VIT Vellore, KJ Somaiya Mumbai, XIM University Bhubaneswar, SDA Bocconi, 9 ICFAI Business Schools, IFMR Krea University, and many others, will accept NMAT scores for admission to MBA programmes in 2023-25.

Exam Date

In August 2023, when the official notice comes out, the NMAT 2023 test dates will also be made public. In the first week of August 2023, GMAC will also put the NMAT 2023 application forms on the website.

Those who want to take the NMAT in 2023 must pay close attention to NMAT’s important dates and start getting ready right away so they don’t miss any deadlines. The table lists the expected dates for the NMAT 2023 exam:

EventFrom DateTo Date
Registration DateAug 2023 (Tentative)October 2023 (Tentative)
SchedulingAug 2023 (Tentative)October 2023 (Tentative)
Rescheduling WindowAug 2023 (Tentative)Dec 2023 (Tentative)
Exam DateOctober 2023 (Tentative)Dec 2023 (Tentative)
Retake SchedulingOctober 2023 (Tentative)Dec 2023 (Tentative)
Retake RegistrationOctober 2023 (Tentative)Dec 2023 (Tentative)
NMAT ResultsJanuary 2023 (Tentative)

People Also Asked

Q. How often can I take the NMAT test in one year?

Ans. GMAC lets people who are eligible take the NMAT test three times a year. There are 2 retakes in this. Candidates should sign up for the NMAT as soon as possible and try to use all three chances to improve their scores.

Q. Does the NMAT test have points that can be taken away?

Ans. No, the NMAT doesn’t have a way to take away points for wrong answers. According to the marking scheme, you get 1 point for every correct answer, and you don’t lose points for wrong answers or questions you don’t try.

Q. Does the NMAT by GMAC test have a time limit for each section?

Ans. Yes, there is a time limit for each section of the NMAT by GMAC test. The whole exam will take 120 minutes. Out of this, 52 minutes are given to Quantitative Skills, 40 minutes to Logical Reasoning, and 28 minutes to Language Skills.

Q. Is the NMAT harder than the CAT and XAT?

Ans. No, the CAT and XAT tests are tougher than the NMAT. Based on an analysis of past tests, it has been seen that the questions on the NMAT are easier than those on the CAT and XAT, especially in the sections on Language Skills and Logical Reasoning.

Q. How many colleges will let you get into MBA or PGDM with an NMAT score?

Ans. All NMIMS campuses and 43 other colleges in India accept NMAT scores. 25 MBA schools in the Philippines, South Africa, Nigeria, and Morocco also accept NMAT scores.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who want to take the NMAT in 2023 must meet the minimum requirements set by the organisation in charge of the test.

Details about who can apply are given below:

  • If you want to take the exam, you must have a bachelor’s degree from a school that follows the 10+2+3 or four-year pattern.
  • In the last year of high school, you will need at least 50% to graduate.
  • People who are still in their final year can also apply for the NMAT 2023. Admission will be given on a provisional basis until the student turns in the mark sheet from high school and the certificate from the qualifying exam.
  • No one will be turned away from the NMAT 2023 because of their age.
  • Before starting the registration process, candidates are told to check the eligibility requirements of each college that are taking the NMAT.

Application Form

The only way to sign up for the NMAT in 2023 will be online, where candidates will have to create a login ID and password. An NMAT 2023 admit card will only be sent to applicants who turn in their forms by the deadline. Here are some details about how to sign up for the NMAT by GMAC exam:

  • First, you have to sign up for an account at with a real email address.
  • When filling out the application form, you need to give their contact information, personal and educational information, email address, and information about their work experience.
  • Then you need to choose the schools to which you want to apply.
  • After that, you have to upload photos and signatures that are the right size for a passport and are in the right format.
  • Make sure to double-check all the information you’ve given.
  • Last, pay the application fee and set a date for the test.

Check out how much applicants have to pay to fill out the NMAT application form:

ParticularsNMAT Application Fees
Registration Fees (without late fine)INR 2,300
Registration Fees (with late fine)INR 2,500
Reschedule (fees)INR 1,100

Candidates can pay the application fees online using Debit Card, Master Card, Mobile wallet and other options.

Admit Card

After candidates have filled out the NMAT 2023 application and paid the application fee, they will be able to book their preferred exam time and download their NMAT 2023 admit card within 24 hours.

How to Get NMAT Admit Card 2023?

Here are the steps you need to take to get your NMAT admit card:

  • Check out the website for NMAT by GMAC.
  • Candidates who have finished the registration process for the NMAT can use their NMAT login and password to log in to the official portal.
  • The NMAT admit card can be downloaded from the application dashboard.

Exam Centers

Based on where NMAT tests were held in the previous year, the table below lists all the cities where NMAT tests will be held in 2023:

NMAT Test Cities


Exam Pattern

The NMIMS is in charge of putting together the NMAT Exam Pattern 2023. Before starting to study for the exam, candidates should spend a lot of time going over the exam format. So, they will be able to know what kinds of questions will be on the test and how they will be spread out. By knowing how the test is set up, they can make plans and strategies to do well on the test.

There will be two ways to take the NMAT online in 2023: a computer-based test (CBT) and an internet-based test (IBT) (IBT). If a candidate chooses IBT mode, they can take the test at home in a remote proctored environment.

According to the NMAT 2023 exam pattern, there are 108 questions to be answered in 120 minutes. There are three parts to the test, which are listed below.

  • Language Skills
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Skills for using logic.

The following table shows the section-by-section NMAT 2023 exam pattern that candidates must look over before starting to study for the test:

SubjectsNo. of QuestionsDurationScore range
Language skill3628 Minutes12-120
Quantitative skill3652 Minutes12-120
Logical reasoning3640 Minutes12-120

Syllabus: NMAT 2023

The Graduate Management Academic Council will put out the NMAT 2023 Syllabus (GMAC). The exam format and syllabus for the NMAT in 2023 are likely to be similar to what they were in 2022.

The table below mentions the latest updated syllabus:

NMAT sectionsSyllabus Topics
Language SkillsReading Comprehension, English Grammar, Word Meaning and Verbal Ability
Quantitative SkillsArithmetic, Trigonometry, Geometry, Algebra, Mensuration and Modern Math
Logical ReasoningCoding-Decoding, Critical Reasoning, Statement Conclusions, Puzzles, Blood Relations, etc.


  • The candidates’ scores will be based on how well they do on the NMAT test.
  • Within 48 hours, GMAC will post the results of the NMAT 2023 on the site for that test.
  • The candidates will be able to use their login information to check their scores online.
  • The scorecard should be saved and a hard copy should be made in case it is needed in the future.


The process for choosing people to take the NMAT in 2023 will start soon after the results are announced. The NMAT selection process will have three rounds: a Written Ability Test (WAT), a Group Discussion (GD), and a Personal Interview (PI). Shortly after the results come out, the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) and the other colleges that accept NMAT scores will release the NMAT cut-off scores for 2023. For the selection process, candidates must meet the minimum cut-off criteria on the exam.

The NMAT Selection Process is made up of four steps. The sign-up process will be the first step. Here are the four most important parts of the NMAT Selection Criteria:

Step 1: Those who want to take the NMAT 2023 exam will have to sign up and show up.

Step 2: The next step in getting into NMAT in 2023 will happen when the results are released. Once the results are out, NMIMS and all the other B-schools that took part will announce their own cut-offs. For candidates to be able to move on to the next round, they must meet the minimum cut-off criteria.

Step 3: Based on how well they did on the NMAT 2023 exam, candidates will be chosen for the next rounds of Group Discussion (GD), Written Ability Test (WAT), and Personal Interview (PI) (PI). On the NMIMS website, a call letter will be sent out. Scores will be given to candidates based on how well they did in the GD and PI rounds.

Step 4: Applicants will be admitted based on how well they did in the screening rounds. The NMAT score is given a different amount of weight by each participating school.


Books are an important part of getting ready for the NMAT. Here is a list of some of the best books for preparing for the NMAT:

Book NameAuthor/Publishers
NMAT by GMAC Official GuideGMAC
Quantitative Aptitude for the CATArun Sharma
Quantitative AptitudeR.S. Aggarwal
Prepare for Data Interpretation for CATArun Sharma
Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation for the CATNishit K. Sinha
How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CATArun Sharma
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CATArun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay
Verbal Ability & Reading ComprehensionAjay Singh

Previous Year Question Paper

Doing more NMAT question papers from the past years is an important part of getting ready for the test because it helps candidates improve their skills. Also, looking at past NMAT questions will help candidates be prepared beforehand for how the questions are asked.

Mock Tests

GMAC has put out a mock test for the NMAT 2022 to help candidates prepare. Mock tests are like real tests, and applicants must take 10 to 15 mock tests before the real test.

During the test window, candidates can choose the date they want to take the test and self-schedule the exam, appointment date, time, and location based on how many seats are available at each test centre.

The official mock test by NMAT can only be taken by people who have signed up for NMAT (both free and paid versions).

The NMAT mock test helps students learn how the NMAT 2023 will be set up, so they can practise in the right way.

With the help of the NMAT mock tests, the applicants will also learn about how the NMAT 2023 will be graded.

Also, the NMAT practice tests will help applicants better manage their time based on the types of questions that will be on the real test.

Answer Key

The NMAT answer key for 2023 will be made public after the test. GMAC gives the NMAT test to find the best students who want to study Management at colleges that accept NMAT scores. Once the test is over, different coaching centres make an unofficial NMAT answer key 2023 to help candidates figure out how well they did.

To get these unofficial NMAT 2023 answer keys, test-takers will have to go to the websites of their respective prep schools. The candidates should be aware that GMAC will not take complaints about the unofficial NMAT answer keys well.

Paper Analysis

The people in charge of the exam will do the NMAT exam analysis for 2023. After October 10, 2023, the NMAT 2023 Paper Analysis will be looked at and changed based on what the candidates said. When the test is over on December 19, 2023, there will be a full analysis of the test and an estimate of the NMAT cutoff.


Some candidates may find it scary to prepare for the NMAT in 2023, just like any other hard MBA exam. Compared to other MBA entrance exams, the NMAT isn’t too hard because it’s easy to choose an exam date. But the NMAT 2023 is easy to pass with the right plan and advice. If applicants know the most important parts of the test, they can easily pass the NMAT 2023.

If you are studying for more MBA entrance exams, this test will help you because most of the material on the tests is the same. It’s simple to moderately hard. In contrast to the CAT, the NMAT 2023 tests how fast you are.

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Frequently Asked Questions About NMAT 2023 :

Q. Does the test take place in person?

Ans. No. The only way to take the NMAT is online.

Q. What is the format of the test?

Ans. The NMAT question paper is split into three parts and has 120 multiple-choice questions.

Q. How do you give points?

Ans. The candidate gets one point for every correct answer, and there are no points taken away.

Q. Can a candidate move from one section to another during the test?

Ans. No. During the test, a candidate cannot move from one section to another. There is a set amount of time for answering all three parts. When the time is up, you can’t change the answers in that section anymore.

Q. Can candidates choose the order of the sections?

Ans. Yes. The order of the sections is up to the person taking the test.

Q. Does work experience count as a requirement?

Ans. Applicants with at least two years of work experience will have a good chance of getting into the college.

Q. What is the bare minimum requirement?

Ans. Applicants must have gotten at least a 50% overall grade in their full-time Bachelor’s degree. Candidates who got their Bachelor’s degree through distance education will not be allowed to apply for the job.

Q. What do you need to do to get an MBA in Pharmaceutical Management?

Ans. Applicants must have at least a four-year degree in MBBS, Pharmacy, Life Science, BDS, BHMS, Science, BAMS, B.Sc or M.Sc in Biotechnology, B.Tech in Bio-Tech, or Bio-Medical Degree.

Q. Can students from other countries take the NMAT?

Ans. Yes. Students from other countries can also apply to take the exam.

Q. What kind of qualifications do International students need to have?

Ans. Students must have a Bachelor’s degree with a cumulative grade point average of at least 50% and a GMAT score of 600 or higher. Students who have worked for more than two years are given more attention.

Q. How are the candidates chosen from all the ones who applied?

Ans. The candidates are chosen based on how well they did on the NMAT 2020, in the group discussion, and in the personal interview.