All about NMAT 2018 – The exam format

All about NMAT 2018 – The exam format

August 22, 2018 MBA MBA entrance MBA entrance exam NMAT 0


First things first – the dates for NMAT (by GMAC) 2018:

NMAT Registration 3rd July’18 – 3rd October’18
NMAT Scheduling 3rd July’18 – 16th October’18
NMAT ‘Retake’ Registration 5th October’18 – 14th December’18
NMAT Exam dates 4th October’18 – 17th December’18
Expected Final Result date 3rd week of January’19


Retakes in NMAT

A student is allowed to sit for the NMAT a total of three times. A retake examination can be scheduled after at least 15 days have passed from the most recent attempt. This loosely translates to the following possible retake windows available for the NMAT:

Window 1 (15 day period) 4th October’18 – 18th October’18
Window 2 (15 day period) 19th October’18 – 2nd November’18
Window 3 (15 day period) 3rd November’18 – 17th November’18
Window 4 (15 day period) 18th November’18 – 2nd December’18
Window 5 (15 day period) 3rd December’18 – 17th December’18


The exam format:

Exam Type Computer Based (2 hours)
Section Number of questions
Language Skills (VA) 32 (22 minutes)
Quantitative Skills (QA) 48 (60 minutes)
Logical Reasoning (LR) 40 (38 minutes)


Which all institutes accept the NMAT score?

There are quite a few. Here is a list of the top few institutes which accept the score:


Campus Location Percentile
NMIMS Mumbai (MBA) 94+
NMIMS Bangalore 91
NMIMS Hyderabad 90
XIMB (HR) 90
VIT 85
MISB Bocconi Mumbai 70+


Now comes the most important question: What to study for the NMAT?

Section Contents
Language • Vocabulary – Synonyms and Antonyms
• Grammar – sentence correction, prepositions, figures of speech
• Comprehension – Topics: Economics, Science, Art, Politics, Literature, etc.
• Para Jumbles
Reasoning • Arguments, assumptions, inferences and conclusions
• Course of action
• Critical reasoning
• Arrangements
• Family tree
• Team formation
• Clocks and Calendars
• Sequences, Coding – Decoding, Odd one out, Direction sense
• Alphabet test, Input-Output, Symbol based, Matrix based
• Syllogisms
Quantitative • Number properties
• Percentages, Profit loss, Interest
• Time work and distance
• Algebra
• Permutation, Combination, Sets and Probability
• Triangles, Rectangles, Circles, Mensuration, 3D
• Tables and charts
• Bar graphs and Pie charts
• Line graphs


Our course at CUBIX is designed in such a way that it covers all the above aspects of the NMAT with special Workshops and Mock Tests and mentoring for the GD-PI rounds. Our mentors have themselves scored 99.5+ percentile in CAT and other entrances multiple times. Happy learning, and All the Best for NMAT 2018!

Take a look at a sample NMAT (by GMAC) paper


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