NMAT 2022: Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus, Results

NMAT 2022 ( NMAT )

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Abhishek Dhawan

Abhishek DhawanSenior Executive – Editorial

Updated on Feb 22, 2022 07:48 IST

NMAT 2022 schedule is expected to release in August. Along with the schedule, GMAC will initiate the application process. NMAT registration will be available for a period exceeding three months. Post-registration, candidates will be allowed to schedule the exam and appear as per the centre and exam date chosen by them during the exam scheduling. The NMAT by GMAC exam will be conducted within a specified window of 70-100 days. Candidates can check their performance in the test instantly after taking the test and can apply for up to two retakes within the exam delivery window. This article will host complete information on NMAT 2022 including the latest developments.

What is NMAT?

NMAT or NMAT by GMAC is a national level entrance test conducted for MBA admissions at NMIMS University and other reputed B-Schools in India as well as abroad. Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies conducted NMAT until GMAC took over the authority. NMAT is designed to keep the test-takers convenience in mind. Candidates can choose the exam date and venue preference during the exam window using the NMAT scheduling option. NMAT shares some features with GMAT as candidates are allowed to choose the preferred date during a testing window as well as self-schedule the test, time and venue, appointment date based on the availability of seats at the preferred test centre. The national level entrance exam, NMAT, is conducted once a year during the test window of specified days. NMAT by GMAC score is based on the performance of candidates in three sections, namely, Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning.

Read this article further for more information on NMAT by GMAC including eligibility criteria, schedule, participating colleges, and admission process.

NMAT 2022 Highlights

The table below covers some of the major highlights of NMAT by GMAC exam.



Exam name


Conducting body

Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)

Exam level

National level for PG admission


Once a year (74-day test window as per 2022 data)


CBT from test centre


120 minutes


Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning


108 Questions




INR 2,300

Exam Purpose

Admission into India's top business schools such as NMIMS, SP JIMR, ISB, XIMB, VIT, ICFAI, Shiv Nadar, SDA Bocconi, LM Thapar, etc.

Course Offered


Number of Test Cities

68 (2022 data)

Exam Helpdesk Number

0120 4397855

Exam Website


Also Read: Why NMAT by GMAC?

NMAT Exam 2022: Important Dates

Candidates must keep track of the NMAT important dates to avoid missing any deadline. The table below depicts the important dates of NMAT by GMAC exam 2022:


Key Dates

Salient Features

NMAT 2022 registrations - Main

First week of August 2022

The registration process began on the official website

Last date for NMAT registration

Second week of November 2022

The registration process concluded under the early registration window

Late registrations

Second week of November 2022

An extra amount is to be paid for late registrations

NMAT scheduling commencement

First week of August 2022

Applicants will be able to start scheduling their exam

Last Date for NMAT scheduling

Third week of November 2022

Last date to schedule NMAT 2022 exam

NMAT 2022 Re-scheduling commencement

Second week of October 2022

The rescheduling facility for NMAT 2022 will start on this date

Last date for NMAT re-scheduling

Last week of December 2022

Last date to reschedule NMAT 2022 exam

NMAT 2022 exam dates

Second week of October 2022 to

Last week of December 2022

The NMAT exam is held within a test window ranging from 70 days to 100 days

Re-take registrations

Second week of October 2022 to

Last week of December 2022

Candidates can apply for subsequent attempts if they wish to appear again

Re-take scheduling

Second week of October 2022 to

Last week of December 2022

Candidates can schedule subsequent attempts of NMAT 2022

NMAT 2022 Application Process

The first step of the admission process starts with filling the NMAT 2022 application form. Candidates can fill the NMAT application form within the stipulated time. Only the candidates submitting the application form and scheduling the exam are issued NMAT 2022 admit card. NMAT 2022 registration process is available online and candidates need to create a login ID and password to complete the online registration process. Candidates need to pay INR 2,300 (excluding GST) against the application fee and scheduling the exam. The fee can be paid online using Debit Card, Master Card, Mobile wallet and other options.

After completing the registration process, the test reschedule option is enabled in the student account. In order to reschedule the NMAT 2022 test, candidates had to apply for the NMAT exam reschedule option in less than 72 hours from the date and schedule of the test. NMAT rescheduling steps can also be completed through the same candidate dashboard. The retake fee is INR 2,300 and the rescheduling fee is INR 1,200.

Check the video below to know the detailed procedure to complete NMAT registration (based on 2022 registration process)

NMAT Eligibility Criteria 2022

The exam conducting authority has specified the below-mentioned eligibility criteria for NMAT 2022. Candidates need to fulfil eligibility requirements before applying for the entrance test.

  1. Candidate must have completed graduation under 10+2+3 or four years of education pattern from any stream
  2. Secured not less than 50 per cent aggregate in the final year of graduation
  3. Candidates who are awaiting results or are in their final year of graduation are also eligible to apply for NMAT 2022. Admission is granted on a provisional basis until the graduation mark sheet and certificate of the qualifying examination are submitted

Candidates need to also check the eligibility criteria of NMAT participating colleges individually before registering for the examination. Applicants need to select five institutes of their preference for admission while applying and those institutes may have different eligibility criteria for admission.

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NMAT 2022 Admission Process

The admission process for NMAT includes six stages—filling of the NMAT 2022 application form, issuing of NMAT 2022 admit card, NMAT 2022 exam, declaration of NMAT 2022 result and NMAT 2022 selection process (Group Discussion and Personal Interview) of the shortlisted candidates. Each stage of the NMAT 2020 admission process is briefly explained below.

NMAT 2022 Exam Scheduling

GMAC conducts NMAT within a specified window. After submitting the application form, candidates can proceed to schedule the exam. Using the exam scheduling window, candidates need to specify a date and test city to appear for the exam. Only the candidates who schedule the NMAT exam will be allowed to appear for the exam. The exam scheduling is available on the NMAT login dashboard.

NMAT 2022 Admit Card

After the candidates complete the NMAT 2022 application process along with payment of the application fee, candidates need to book their preferable exam slot and download NMAT 2022 admit card at the same time. The admit card for NMAT 2022 is available for download until the examination day. 

NMAT 2022 Exam

NMAT 2022 is being conducted as the Computer-based Test (CBT) as well as the Internet-Based Test (IBT), wherein candidates can take the test from their home in an online remote proctored manner. However, the IBT facility is only available for candidates taking the test outside India. The test-takers need to solve 108 MCQs in 120 minutes. There is a sectional time limit in NMAT 2022 exam. The online exam has three sections that are Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning.

Also Read: NMAT exam pattern

NMAT 2022 Result

The NMAT 2022 result is declared on the official website of the NMAT by GMAC. The result can be checked online using login credentials. Candidates need to save the scorecard and take printouts of the result for future reference.

NMAT 2022 Selection Process

The next stage of the NMAT selection process is the Group Discussion and Personal Interview (GD & PI) round which is conducted by the participating institutes.

The participating institute may also decide to conduct a WAT (Writing Ability Test) or Case Discussion (CD) round instead of the conventional GD round. The decision of final admission is based on the combined performance in NMAT online test and GD-PI round.

Prepare for the Current Affairs and GD-PI rounds by downloading the documents below:

Download GDPI Prep Guide 2020-21 Download Current Affairs Guide 2020-21

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NMAT 2022 Test Centres

Check the table below to know all the test cities where NMAT by GMAC exam will be conducted this time.

NMAT Test Cities





















































In India, NMAT 2022 will be conducted in 68 test centres across 52 cities.

Also Read: NMAT Test Centres 2022

NMAT 2022 Test Locations Abroad

Find the countries where NMAT by GMAC 2022 exam is being held in the table below.

Test Cities









Sri Lanka

NMAT 2022 Preparation Tips

NMAT, like any other MBA entrance exam, is a speed-based test. Thus, the entire preparation must be aligned with this thought. Candidates need to follow NMAT preparation strategies, which helps them build speed and the accuracy level to answer questions in the test. In order to build speed and accuracy level, candidates need to catch hold of the best books for NMAT preparation, five years NMAT sample papers and attempt mock. Keep the following points in mind to prepare for the test:

  • Devote three to four months to build conceptual clarity on topics included in the NMAT syllabus
  • Analyse your preparation level by practising NMAT question papers
  • Create notes of each topic while studying and revise them from time to time
  • Discuss your doubts with peers and mentors to clear them

NMAT by GMAC: Guidelines and facilities for students with disability

Test takers with disabilities will have access to special arrangements during NMAT by GMAC, including an accommodation facility. Such candidates should send a request to GMAC for the same while filling the NMAT application form.

Candidates with the following disabilities can avail this facility:

  • Mobility impairment
  • Learning disability
  • Blindness (low vision to no vision)
  • Leprosy
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Others

Other arrangements made by GMAC for disabled candidates are:

  • Reader
  • Extra time
  • Large fonts
  • Mobility help

Note: Applicants with vision impairment are allowed to take assistance by a scribe. Candidates are also allowed to bring their own scribe, however, in this case, they need to seek approval by GMAC before taking the exam.

NMAT Mock Test

Check your NMAT preparation level by attempting the free online mock test created by Shiksha.

NMAT Mock Test will help you to get an idea about the type of questions asked, the exam pattern and marking scheme. After taking the test, you can immediately check your score. You can also download the Question Paper along with answers and their explanations for Free. Click below to start the free online test now.

Free NMAT Mock Test

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Top MBA Colleges Accepting NMAT Scores

Given below is the list of colleges that accept NMAT scores for MBA admission.

Also Read: List of all MBA colleges accepting NMAT scores

NMAT Cut Off

NMAT accepting colleges take into consideration both sectional and overall NMAT cutoff of the test takers. The cut off is expected to be around 210-270. Click on the college predictor button below to predict calls from NMAT accepting colleges.

Check NMAT cut offs and predict calls from colleges accepting NMAT score for admission. Check Fees, Placement Reviews, Admission, Shortlist Criteria and Eligibility of all NMAT participating colleges by clicking the link below:

Predict NMAT Admission Calls

Check cut offs of top MBA entrance exams and predict calls from IIMs and other Top MBA Colleges. Check Fees, Placement Reviews, Admission, Shortlist Criteria and eligibility of all MBA Colleges by clicking the link below:

Predict IIM & Non IIM Calls

FAQs on NMAT Exam 2022

Q: How many times is NMAT conducted?

A: Generally NMAT is conducted once a year, but owing to the COVID-19 situation, last year the second phase of NMAT was conducted in January.

Q: Who is eligible to take the second phase of NMAT 2022?

A: In case the second phase of the exam is conducted, candidates who had not taken the exam or not taken all three attempts are eligible to apply for the second phase of NMAT.

Q: What is the test window in NMAT?

A: NMAT is a unique MBA exam, having a 70 to 90-day testing window. For NMAT 2022, GMAC will conduct exam under a 74-day window. This provision is included to cut the stress level of the exam takers. Candidates can schedule the test as per convenience and individual preparation level. Candidates are also allowed to take NMAT by GMAC exam for a maximum of three attempts. In case, the candidates are not satisfied with their performance or if they are not confident about their preparation level, they can use the advantage of three attempts in NMAT. Test takers can book test slots as per convenience and readiness to give the test.

Q: How many times can one register for NMAT?

A: Registration for the NMAT exam is accepted one time. However, candidates can take the test twice, for which they have to reschedule the test.

Q: Is there a form correction facility available for the NMAT application process?

A: No, there is no provision of form correction in the NMAT exam. The 'School Preference' and 'Communication Preference' fields in the application form is enabled after the submission of the application fee. All the particulars must be carefully cross-checked before submitting the NMAT application form.

Q: How can applicants know about the time slot and date of NMAT 2022?

A: The date, time slot and exam venue will be printed on the NMAT admit card. It is a chain of the process; first, the candidate will have to schedule the test using the 'schedule test' option available under the exam tab on the candidate dashboard in NMAT by GMAC account. The test scheduling option will be available after they have received a confirmation email from the exam conducting authority about the receipt of the NMAT application fee. Candidates can then choose the date and time slot of the test as per their convenience for NMAT by GMAC exam. The facility to book date and time slot along with the selection of preferable locations of the test centre is available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Q: What is the procedure to retake NMAT?

A: Retake option for the NMAT exam is available in the candidate's existing registration account after the first attempt. The option to retake the test is present in the 'Retake' tab in the dashboard of the candidate’ account. Candidates have to wait 15 days before retaking the NMAT exam again. It is subject to payment of the application fee. Candidates can retake the NMAT exam twice during the 74-day test window.

Q: What is the procedure to reschedule the NMAT exam?

A: The facility to reschedule the NMAT exam is available 72 hours before the scheduled time slot. However, the facility to reschedule the exam on a different date, time and test venue is subject to availability as it is on first-cum-first serve basis. The additional fee has to be remitted via credit card only. A confirmation email regarding the approval of the rescheduled test slot will be sent to the candidate's registered email ID.

Q: Is there any option to review answers in the NMAT exam?

A: Yes, there is an option to review answers in the NMAT exam. Candidates can review as well as make changes in the answers in different sections only within the slated sectional time limit. There is no option to move back and forth between sections. If a test taker moves to the next section, they will not be able to make any changes in the previous section.

Q: What do scaled and percentile scores refer to in the NMAT exam?

A: Here is the basic difference between scaled scores and percentile scores in NMAT:
  • Scaled scores: The test forms are equated to account for any difference in the overall difficulty and the raw test scores are normalized on a common scale to arrive at scaled scores.
  • Percentile scores: The percentile rank or score is an indicator of the candidate’s score/rank as compared to the score/rank of all the other test-takers.

Q: How long does the NMAT exam window remain open?

A: The NMAT exam is conducted over a three-month period. It is divided into five windows in which each window is 15-day long (the first and the last date is inclusive in the window).

Q: What is the meaning of retake of the NMAT exam?

A: The meaning of retake of the NMAT exam implies that any applicant can attempt the test thrice including the first attempt. In other words, the process of reapplying for the exam is known as exam retake. However, candidates can reappear for the exam, not before 15 days from the first attempt.

Q: What is the scheduling and rescheduling of the NMAT exam?

A: Scheduling the NMAT exam refers to choosing a time slot for the test. Aspirants can schedule the test by paying the registration fee. Candidates can, however, 'reschedule' the date if they due to some unforeseen reason are not able to appear for the test on the allotted date. There is another provision available in NMAT, known as re-take scheduling. It implies, that candidates can re-take the exam if they wish to by applying the re-take exam schedule option.

Q: Is the NMAT exam tough?

A: In comparison with any other MBA entrance exams, the level of difficulty of the NMAT exam is moderate.

Q: What is the difference between the NMAT exam and other MBA entrance exams?

A: Unlike other MBA entrance exams, the NMAT exam is held over a period of approximately 90 days and an examinee can appear for the test three times including the first attempt in the same year to improve their score. This year, an additional phase of the exam was conducted from February 2 to February 8.

NMAT 2022 Contact Information

NMAT Registration Application and payment related queries can be addressed to:

Email Support: nmatsupport@gmac.com

Helpdesk For NMAT Scheduling related queries

Phone: 0120 4397855 – Monday to Saturday (8:00 AM to 6:00 PM IST) (Except public holidays)

Email: nmatbygmacsupport@pearson.com



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Aayush Kaul

2021-12-08 14:01:56

How many least marks are required in each section in NMAT to get a call from XIMB HRM/NMIMS Mumbai.

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Riya verma

Contributor-Level 7

3 days ago

GMAT cut off for XIMB is 550 marks. NMAT cut off is 220 marks.

Vinty Tanwar

Contributor-Level 9

3 days ago

You need to score as below in NMAT:
-Logical Reasoning: 79+
-Quantitative Skills: 73+
-Language Skills: 85+
-Overall: 205-250.

I want to know that whether NMAT retake option lets us to choose the centre of our choice or not?

Reply to Raveena


Saransh Saxena

2021-12-11 13:37:18

I have scored 532.30 in MAT. Am I eligible to apply for MBA in business analytics. I have also scheduled NMAT exam.

Reply to Saransh Saxena


Kshitij Patil

Contributor-Level 6

5 days ago

Yea you are eligible to apply for MBA in business analytics.


Kruti Shah

2021-12-14 23:24:13

Can I get admission in Ahmadabad university (AU) with score 175 in NMAT?

Reply to Kruti Shah

Nikhil Kadam

Beginner-Level 5

5 days ago

Call the college and get the right response from them or enquire about the cut off and fee structure.


Vipin Vishal Choudhary

2022-01-07 09:55:34

I have given CAT XAT and NMAT. Can I use all three scores for KJ Somaiya?

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Kshitij Patil

Contributor-Level 6

a week ago

Yes they accept CAT XAT NMAT CMAT.


mohit goyal

2022-01-19 09:03:08

Which colleges can I get admission in? I have 72 score in XAT, 68 in CAT and 218 in NMAT.

Reply to mohit goyal



Beginner-Level 2

a week ago

You have options in tier 2 and 3 colleges. Search according to your requirements with the best ROI, preferred location, fees and placement record.


Anil Kumar

2022-01-22 11:19:50

I want to know is there any chance of getting into NMIMS in the management quota.

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Kshitij Patil

Contributor-Level 6

a week ago

Directly email the college for any Institute level or management quota seats are available or not. They respond ASAP.


Sunidhi R Joshi

2022-01-25 17:07:06

My NMAT score is 213. Do I have any chance in Xavier School for Human Resource Management?

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Shivang agarwal

Contributor-Level 9

a week ago

Dear, are you talking about saint Xavier's College?



2022-02-12 00:42:56

My NMAT SCORE is 203 this year. How do I get admission in NMIMS?

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Shivang agarwal

Contributor-Level 9

a week ago

Dear, you will have to check the cutoff of Nmims.


Shubhod S D

2022-01-27 22:54:50

I want to know if there is any possibility for me to get good colleges for MBA/PGDM based on my scores.

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Deepanwita Sahu

Contributor-Level 8

2 weeks ago

With your MAT percentile, you might get Jaipuria, KIIT, VIT, etc. And with NMAT score- NMIMS University Bangalore and Hyderabad. You can use college predictors given here as well to check the most probable colleges and courses you might get into. MAT :https://www.shiksha.com/mba/mat-college-predi...With your MAT percentile, you might get Jaipuria, KIIT, VIT, etc. And with NMAT score- NMIMS University Bangalore and Hyderabad. You can use college predictors given here as well to check the most probable colleges and courses you might get into. MAT :
Best of Luck!


Beginner-Level 5

a month ago

Dear aspirant, kindly share your scores of the entrance examination you have attempted or approach Shiksha education counsellor to make clear decisions based on your preferences.

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