NMAT 2021 Exam: Registration, Admit Card, Syllabus & Exam Date

NMAT 2021

NMAT 2021 Overview

NMAT is a national level entrance examination conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council. It is organized at national level for offering MBA courses in various top notch Business Schools and Institutes across India. It is conducted once in a year. It is a direct getaway to the best management colleges in India. 

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Registrations of NMAT have started from 14th September, 2020 and the last date of filling application form is 30th November, 2020. NMAT is a little bit different from other examinations. This examination is held for more than 2 months (88 days) across 58 test centers in India and 4 international centers.

 Candidates can choose date, time, center of examination as per their choice and convenience. Aspiring candidates can retake examinations three times during NMAT examination dates. However, difficulty level of examination varies from easy to moderate. 


  1. The last date of registration was September 14 2020 but still candidates can fill up the application form till 02 December 2020 with late fee.
  2. The scheduling and Retake Registration can be done till 17 January 2021.
  3. GMAC will publish the score of the exam approximately after 4-5 weeks of the exam date.
  4. The Slot booking process has been started for NMAT 2020.
  5. Official website – http://www.nmat.org.in/

NMAT Highlights

Full form of NMATNMIMS Management Aptitude Test. 
Conducting authority Graduate Management Admission Council.
Type of ExaminationNational level entrance examination.
Mode of Examination Online (Computer Based test)
Number of attemptsThrice in a year. 
FrequencyOnce in a year.
Registration charges2000 rupees.
Courses offered through NMATMBA/PGDM courses. 
Official Websitenmat.org.in
Exam duration 2 Hours


NMAT 2021 Exam Dates

EventsStarting Dates Last Dates
Filling application of NMAT14 September, 202020 November, 2020
Scheduling 14 September, 20202 December, 2020
late registration starts from21 November, 202030 November, 2020
Retake registration5 November, 202017 January, 2021
Re-scheduling 14 September, 202017 January, 2021
Examination Dates 4 November, 2020 30 January, 2021
Reschedule and Retaking5 November, 202017 January, 2021
NMAT Result AnnouncementTo be Notified 3rd week of January,2021
When to download ScorecardTo be Notified4th week of March, 2021


NMAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria of NMAT 2021 examination is quite simple. Please go through the below listed criteria before applying for NMAT examination;

  •  There is no age limit bar set for interesting applicants.
  • Required Qualification- Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree in any field for applying NMAT entrance examination. 
  • Minimum marks requirement- Applicant must have scored at least 50% marks in their graduation to be eligible.
  • candidates having work experience of two or more years can also apply for NMAT examination. 
  • Candidates in their final semester can also apply for NMAT. 

NMAT 2021 Application form

NMAT registration and retake registration process of NMAT should be followed correctly as per the instruction given by the exam conducting authority. The registration process of NMAT is completely online. However, offline modes of application are not entrained by the management anymore. 

For NMAT registration, applicants must have to visit the official website. 

Applicants can fill the application of NMAT from 14th September, 2020 to 20th November, 2020 without late fees. 

However, they can also apply after 20 November, 2020. Candidates can register for NMAT from 21 November, 2020 till 30 November, 2020 with late fees. 

Candidates have to fill accurate details in all fields. They have to provide their personal, academic, residential information for verification. 

Also they have to upload their  scanned copies of passport size photograph,  signature and other academic certificates. 

Before submitting the application form, re-check the details filled in it, because any incorrect information may lead to rejection of the application form.

after checking details, submit it and don’t forget to take a printout of application form. 

NMAT 2021 Application fees

Applicants can pay their fees by using any online payment method. payment through Visa, debit card, Master card, American express, Diners club, Net-banking, mobile/e-wallet are easily accepted. All taxes are already included in application fees. Application fees vary according to different events. Go through the given table for easy understanding;

NMAT 2021 registration fees (Without late fees)2000 Rupees
NMAT registration with late fees2500 Rupees
Retake charges2000 Rupees
Rescheduling charges1100 Rupees
Additional Scorecard charges (after first five results)200 rupees/per scorecard


Examination Pattern 

NMAT 2021 entrance examination is an online examination. It is conducted for 88 days that is for more than two months. Other necessary details of NMAT examination is given below.

  • It is a computer based examination.
  • Time allotted for solving queries is two hours. 
  • Multiple Choice Questions will be there in examination.
  • There will be 120 questions in the examination. 
  • Authority has set a time limit for each seduction of NMAT examination. 
Subjects Number of questionsTime allotted for each section 
Logical reasoning 48 questions1 Hour 
Quantitative skills 40 Questions38 minutes 
Language skills 32 Questions22 minutes
Total 120 Questions2 Hours


NMAT 2021 Syllabus 

The management of NMAT does not provide any prescribed syllabus for examination. Well, candidates can prepare below listed topics for actual examination. 

Quantitative Skills- this section contains questions from geometry, profit and loss, probability, number system, pie chart, etc. 

Logical Reasoning- It includes coding-decoding, puzzles, critical reasoning, and other reasoning type questions. 

Language Skill- this section of examination comprises queries form general english/language such as Vocabulary, fill in the blanks, correct grammar, para Jumble, antonyms and synonyms, etc.

NMAT 2021 Admit Card

Candidates who have successfully applied for NMAT can download their admit card via online mode. Candidates must know the details about NMAT admit card, to their hall ticket. 

Admit card is a necessary document to be carried at the examination hall. It is compulsory for all category applicants. Candidates without admit cards are not allowed in the examination hall. Admit cards actually act like an entry pass for candidates. therefore don’t forget to bring your admit card along with other ID proof.

Candidates can download admit cards by entering their login credentials on the official website. The NMAT admit card consists of details of candidates such as name of students, date of birth, parents name, etc. Also the date, venue, time, applied program, subjects, etc. 

NMAT 2021 Results

NMAT results will be released on the official website. Results will be uploaded on the official website after 4-5 weeks after the examination is over. Results of NMAT 2021 will be calculated by the GMAC. However, scores are evaluated on the basis of GMAC scaling criteria. 

Candidates can download their scorecard by entering their ID and password. NMAT 2021 result contains the scores in form of percentage. 

Cut-off marks 

NMAT 2021 cut-off marks will be released online. It is released on NMAT’s official website. It is the minimum required marks must be secured by the candidates appearing in the examination. Candidates can check the cut-off marks after the announcement of NMAT results. Cut-off marks will be different according to the course and specializations. 

Candidates who have secured minimum cut-off marks will be invited for the further selection process of admission. 

NMAT 2021 Counseling process

Counselling procedure of NMAT 2021 will be started after the declaration of minimum cut-off marks required for admission. Management will prepare a list of shortlisted candidates. Candidates have to download a call letter from the official website. 

There will be no centralized Counselling session held by the management for admission. Therefore, students have to report at the institution of their choice. they will be selected on the basis of availability of seat, scores, percentage, difficulty of examination, candidates appeared for examination, etc. 

Preparation tips

  • Prepare a study plan and follow it on a regular basis. 
  • Keep checking the official website for the latest information and updates because complete knowledge is better than half knowledge. 
  • Give proper attention to each subject. 
  • Prepare mock test papers available online.
  • Follow expert’s advice for better results. 


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