NMAT 2020: Additional Registration Window Open, Admit Card, Result

NMAT 2020 – Registration additional window has been announced. Candidates can avail this new opportunity to apply for NMAT by GMAC 2020-221. For those who have applied, admit cards are available for download. Exam delivery started on 4h November 2020 and will go on until 8th February 2021. For all the exams that have concluded, their results are also being announced shortly thereafter; this time there is no window system for result announcements. NMAT by GMAC 2020 is the national level MBA entrance exam. Its scores are accepted by NMIMS as well as 60+ participating institutes.

NMAT 2020

LatestNMAT 2020 registration window additional opened. Check here.

This time the NMAT exam is available in two formats – Online Proctored Exam (take the test from home), and computer based test at exam center with social distancing guidelines.

NMAT 2020 is of 2 hours, with 36 questions each from language skills, quantitative skills, logical reasoning. After taking the MBA entrance exam, candidates can download their score card, 48 hours after the test. The score card is the NMAT result 2020. This time there is no window system. At least 64 B-schools are accepting NMAT 2020 scores for MBA admission 2021 in and outside India. Get here complete details of NMAT 2020 including exam date, registration, re-take, rescheduling, results.

Exam Date, Result Date, and Other Important Dates

NMAT Exam 2020Start Date of EventLast Date of Event
NMAT registration 2020 Additional Window18 Jan 202131 Jan 2021
NMAT registration 202014 Sep 202020 Nov 2020
Late Registration21 Nov 202030 Nov 2020
Scheduling Additional Window18 Jan 202131 Jan 2021
Scheduling14 Sep 202002 Dec 2020
Re-scheduling14 Sep 202017 Jan 2021
Exam Dates04 Nov 202030 Jan 2021
Exam Dates – Additional Window02 Feb 202108 Feb 2021
Registration Retake05 Nov 202017 Jan 2021
Re-take Scheduling05 Nov 202017 Jan 2021
Results – Available (Check Here)04 Nov 2020

Changes in NMAT 2020 Exam

NMAT now in 2 modes: The candidates can take NMAT 2020 exam as per their convenience, either from home as an online proctored exam or from the test centers as a computer-based test.

Registration window open for shorter period of time: This time, online registration for NMAT is only for 60+ days, instead of 90+ days.

Number of test days increased: NMAT 2020 will be held over a period of 88 days rather than 75 days.

Number of questions reduced: The number of questions to be asked in the exam has been reduced and the time limit has been kept the same. There will be 108 questions that the candidates have to solve in 120 minutes.

Weightage of the sections to remain equal: The sectional weightage of the exam will be the same and there will be no negative marking.

Scores of the exam to be displayed after the exam: The score of the candidates will be displayed on the computer screen as soon as the test is over. The scorecard will be available online on the website 48 hours after the exam.

NMAT Syllabus 2020

The test evaluates the candidates on performance in 3 sections namely, Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning. Various topics covered under these sections are mentioned below.

Language SkillsQuantitative SkillsLogical Reasoning
Reading ComprehensionNumber PropertiesCritical Reasoning
Para FormingArithmeticAnalytical Puzzles
Error Identification Algebra and ProbabilityDeductions
Sentence CompletionDI Caselets and TablesOther Reasoning
AnalogiesDI Graphs and Charts
PrepositionsData Sufficiency

Exam Pattern

The detailed exam pattern of NMAT is provided below. Candidates must look at these aspects before preparing for the test.

  • Language of test- The question paper is set in English.
  • Mode- GMAC conducts the test in online mode as a CBT (Computer Based Test).
  • Duration of test- The whole test lasts for a total of 120 minutes.
  • Number of questions- There are a total of 108 questions in NMAT 2020.
  • Total Marks- The examinees are going to be evaluated out of a total of 360 marks.
  • Negative Marking- No mark is deducted for wrongly answered questions.
  • Section-wise distribution- Check table.
SectionQuestionsTimeScore Range
Language Skills3628 min.0-120
Quantitative Skills3652 min.0-120
Logical Reasoning3640 min.0-120
Total108120 min.0-360

NMAT 2020 Result

NMAT 2020 result is announced in the form of scorecard that contains the scaled score for the sections and total score. The scorecard is made available online on the official NMAT website within 48 hours of giving the exam. The candidates can ligin to their dashboard to check their scorecard.

The NMAT by GMAC exam is scored by first obtaining the candidate’s final ability estimate based on the probabilistic model approach of modern exam theory, and then transformed to a scaled score ranging from 12 to 120.

This year the result shall not be announced in a window system. The scorecard can be checked 48 hours after the exam. Check the video below:

Retake and Scheduling

A candidate is allowed to take the NMAT by GMAC exam a maximum of three times during the year’s testing period. The 3 retakes include the first attempt and 2 more retakes.

For each retake candidates have to re register. The registration link opens under the dashboard of the candidates. With each retake registration candidates can schedule their exam as per their choice.

Please note retake can be scheduled after the completion of a scheduled attempt and the retake exam can only be taken after a gap of 15 days from the previous attempt.

NMAT 2020 Preparation Strategy

Check preparation strategy for NMAT 2020 here:

Regular practice: Candidates have to note that they cannot be prepared for NMAT 2020 overnight. They have to be regular in their preparation. Which means take regular mock tests and study regularly.

Analyse: The candidates have to analyse their preparation. It is important to look for preparation gaps. take mock test and marks the questions that went wrong and try to understand what went wrong.

Basics must be strong: Especially for the logical reasoning section candidates must have a strong hold of the basic maths. Also, for the quant section, candidates must be well aware of the basics.

Perfect the reading skills: Practice speed reading and skimming techniques to get better for the language skill section.

Experiments with strategy: The candidates must apply various strategy to solve he mock test. Experiment with the section order in the initial few mocks. Once the best strategy is determined, stick to it and take it to perfection.

NMAT by GMAC Official Exam Prep 2020

Official exam prep guide from GMAC for NMAT 2020 is available. There are 2 types of packages available, details of which are as follows:

  1. Free of cost: This prep guide is free of cost. It has the following features:
  • One free online practice exam of 108 past NMAT exam questions with 2 attempts.
  • The free practice exam has 108 questions in the same structure as the actual NMAT by GMAC exam.
  • The scaled score provided for the FREE practice exam providing useful insights on the level of preparedness

2. Paid: This prep guide comes at a fee of Rs. 799. It has the following benefits:

  • 2 more practice exams with 216 questions from past NMAT exams.
  • Get 108 official questions from past NMAT exams.
  • Contains two practice exams of 216 past NMAT exams.
  • The scaled score provided for the two practice exams providing useful insights into the level of preparedness.
  • All practice exams follow a similar structure & features as the actual NMAT by GMAC exam.

Books Recommended To Prepare for NMAT 2020 Exam

Innumerable books are present in the market to prepare for the test. We have shortlisted some of the best and most referred to books for NMAT. Check the list of recommended books below.

Name of the BookGet Here
Quantitative Aptitude For CAT by Arun SharmaBuy Here
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations by R.S AggarwalBuy Here
A Modern Approach To Logical Reasoning by R.S AggarwalBuy Here
50 Plus Solved Papers MBA Entrances by Ajay SinghBuy Here
Objective General English by R.S AggarwalBuy Here
Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance Examinations by Abhijit GuhaBuy Here
Logical and Analytical Reasoning by Ashok GuptaBuy Here

NMAT 2020 Admit Card

All the NMAT 2020 registered candidates are issued the NAMT admit card. To take the exam, candidates are required to produce the admit card along with other necessary documents on the day of the exam. In addition to the admit card, candidates have to present other identification documents (original and non-expired) as specified on their respective admit card.

Note: For all the retake exams, candidates have to use the same admit card.

Candidates have to produce the ‘same’ admit card and have to get it signed and stamped at the exam centre where you appear, to retake the exam. 

In case there is no photo on the admit card: Contact the help desk on www.nmat.org or email [email protected] to update the photo. 

Sample of the admit card is shown below:

NMAT 2020 Test Centres

NMAT 2020 shall be held in the below given cities:


NMAT 2020 will be also held in the following international centres:

Kathmandu, NepalDhaka, Bangladesh
Thimphu, BhutanColombo, Srilanka

Advantages of NMAT 2020

Taking NMAT 2020 has the following advantages:

Enables your Best Performance: There is no negative marking in the exam and there is 10% lesser question as compared to other exam. Also all the section carry an equal weightage. Thus candidates can perform their best in this test.

Play to your Strengths: The candidates can select the section order for the exam as per their wish. Also, candidates can personalise their preparation using Official Guide, Study Plan and Prep Exams.

Assess Your Performance: The candidates can check their score immediately after the exam. 2 extra attempts are allowed to the candidates. Also candidates can select NMAT Accepting schools to send scores for admission.

Provides Flexibility, Convenience, and Safety: The candidates can choose to appear for the exam from their home or they can take the exam from the test center with proper social distancing norms.

B-Schools Accepting NMAT Scores

The result of NMAT 2020 is accepted by a total of 64 business schools spread across India, Nigeria, Philippines and South Africa.

NMAT Result Accepting Institutes in India

  1. SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies
  2. Indian School of Business (ISB) (Advanced Management Programme in Business Analytics (AMPBA))
  4. SDA Bocconi Asia Center (formerly MISB Bocconi)
  5. Xavier University
  6. ICFAI Business School
  7. SOIL Institute of Management
  8. Master’s union school of business
  9. Athena School of Management, Mumbai
  10. Chitkara university
  11. IILM university
  12. Myra School of Business
  13. School of Petroleum Management, PDPU
  14. Jain University – CMS Business School
  15. IFMR Graduate School of Business
  16. Alliance University
  17. Shiv nadar Institute of Management Studies
  18. Bennett University
  19. Universal Business School
  20. Woxsen School of Business Management
  21. Thapar School of Management
  22. ISBR Business School
  23. Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University
  24. BSE Institute Limited
  25. Amity University
  26. SRM University Chennai, Delhi NCR Sonipat
  27. University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES)
  28. BML Munjal University
  29. VIT University
  30. ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai
  31. Mody University
  32. GITAM School of International Business, Visakhapatnam
  33. Hyderabad Business School, GITAM University
  34. Jindal Global Business school – Delhi/NCR
  35. Ansal University, Gurgaon
  36. Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab
  37. IIHMR University, Jaipur, Rajasthan
  38. IFIM College
  39. VijayBhoomi University
  40. ISME – School of Management & Entrepreneurship

To check the complete list of such institutions in India and outside India, click here.


Graduate Management Admission Council, shortened to GMAC, is a global institution that is responsible for the conduct of NMAT. The council has been conducting the test since 2015. GMAC consists of a number of leading graduate business schools all over the world. Along with NMAT, the Council also conducts GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test). GMAC has been actively able to develop assessments to meet the global needs of management education. It is also a leading source of research concerning quality management education.

NMAT Registration 2020

All those who wish to sit for the MBA entrance exam NMAT by GMAC 2020, need to register first. Only registrations made through the official website of the exam are considered valid. Along with submitting the online application form, candidates need to pay test fee as well. Check the application procedure below.

Application Fee: Candidates can check the registration fee, retake fee and other fees (as applicable) from the table given here. The fee amount has to be paid online using a debit card, net-banking, diners club etc.

TypeFee (in Rs)
Early Registration2000 + taxes
Late Registration2500 + taxes
Retake2000 + taxes
Reschedule1100 + taxes
Additional score reports (beyond first 5)200/report + taxes

How to register for NMAT 2020?

Step 1: Visit the NMAT by GMAC website, nmat.org.in.

Step 2: Create account using email id and other basic details. A verification link is going to be sent to the email address provided. Use this link to verify and successfully create an account.

Step 3: Enter the required details in the registration form which include the following:

  • Personal information
  • Contact details
  • Education qualifications along with work experience
  • Preference of programmes/schools to send scores
  • ID, that is to be carried on day of the test

Step 4: Upload photograph strictly in accordance with the specified format and size.

Step 5: Submit all the details and proceed to pay the fees. After successful fee payment, candidates are going to receive a “NMAT by GMAC ID”. Make a note of it. After successful registration, candidates can schedule their exam, book slot and download the admit card from the dashboard.

Note that you can choose a maximum of 5 programmes/schools to apply, within the registration fee. For additional choices, an additional fee is required for each extra school/programme.

Image Specifications: The candidate’s photograph, that has to be uploaded, must conform to the following specifications.

SizeMax 1 MB

NMAT 2020 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q How many times can I take the test?

Ans A candidate can sit for NMAT 2020 3 times in total.

Q Can I apply offline for the test?

Ans No, registration can only be done online through the official website of NMAT.

Q Will I get the score card by post?

Ans The score card has to be downloaded from the candidate dashboard.

Q What is the minimum time gap between 2 consecutive test attempts?

Ans There has to be a gap of at least 15 days between 2 attempts.

Q: What si NMAT 2020 scaled scores?

Ans. Questions in the NMAT by GMACTM exam are selected from the question pool for each examinee based on his or her performance on the questions previously answered. The questions a candidate receives are targeted at his or her ability level; therefore, a high-scoring candidate generally receives a more difficult sample of questions than a low-scoring candidate. The NMAT exam is scored by obtaining the candidate’s final ability estimate based on the probabilistic model approach of modern test theory, and transformed to a scaled score ranging from 12 to 360.

Official Website: nmat.org.in

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