NMAT - Syllabus, Eligibility, Application form, 2017 Notification

NMAT Narsee Monjee Admission test

NMAT or Narsee Monjee admission test is the premier test held by NMIMS (Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies) for admission into the following courses offered by the college:

  1. MBA Programs (Mumbai)
  2. MBA
  3. MBA (HR)
  4. MBA (Pharmaceutical Management)
  5. PGDM Bengaluru and/ or PGDBM Hyderabad
  6. PGDM Bengaluru
  7. PGDBM Hyderabad

Structure of the test

The NMAT is an examination consisting of 120 questions to be answered in 120 minutes. It consists of three sections that test the students’ verbal, writing skill, and quantitative skill. The NMAT is an online Computer based test, and has each of the sections timed. The sections of the test are as follows:

  1. Language skills 32 Questions                              22 minutes
  2. Quantitative skills 48 Questions                          60 minutes
  3. Logical Reasoning 40 Questions                          38 minutes

The test follows global practices and encourages making informed guesses, and therefore does not have negative marks awarded. Furthermore a student may retake the exam to improve their scores up to three times (including “No Shows”), if they are dissatisfied with their scores. It must also be noted that the every student always gets a unique but equivalent test paper.

Eligibility Criteria

All the students who register for the NMAT, and pa the required fees, may sit for the test, and the eligibility criteria for each of the courses differs slightly from each other, and thus the student must take responsibility for having read the finer details of the eligibility clauses. The details for eligibility for different courses offered at NMIMS are provided here: http://upload.nmims.edu/NMAT_2015/#eligibility

Generally, the student needs to be a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from any of the recognized universities in a 10+2+3/4 system, with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks in the first attempt.

How to Apply?

The registration process for the NMAT is very lucid and simple. The candidate has to login/ register at the official NMAT website (Detailed instructions to register are given at: http://www.pearsonvueindia.com/nmat/how-to-apply/ ), and fill in the online application forms accordingly (Instruction on Filling the form is given at: http://www.pearsonvueindia.com/nmat/docs/howtofill/nmat-form.html) , and obtaining his official exam ID. The candidate then has the option of making payment online through the following modes:

  1. Cash Payment at HDFC bank branches: The candidate must obtain the HDFC Pay-in slip and make cash payment at any of the HDFC Bank Branches
  2. Payment through Credit card: The candidate simply has to follow the instructions and pay using Credit Visa or Master card.
  3. Demand Draft: The candidate may obtain a Demand Draft in favor of SVKM’S NMIMS payable at Mumbai. He must write his name, and register details at the back of the DD, select the option of payment as DD online and get a print out of the payment advice form and post it to the following address:

Pearson VUE

6708, DLF Phase IV,

Gurgaon - 122 002

Haryana, India

Phone: 092130 27791/ 92

After successful registration, the candidate will receive a unique NMAT ID that he has to use to login and opt for his choice of a convenient test date and test center.

Admission Procedure

The admission process is basically divided into three stages as follows:

  1. Stage 1: This stage involves the NMAT test
  2. Stage 2: The shortlisted candidates are called for Case Discussion (CD) and Personal Interview (PI)
  3. Stage 3: Candidates’ academic performance, work experience, and other similar inputs are taken into consideration, for a more rounded admission process

Syllabus for the test

The NMAT is an objective test and has no descriptive questions through the test whatsoever. The test is online and is offered on various dates, at different test centers, and every test paper is unique but of equivalent difficulty. The test consists of three sections and the syllabus to be covered for each of those parts is as follows:

  1. Language skills: This section requires the student to be well versed with his English grammar as well as comprehension. The test bases most of its questions on: Reading comprehension, Passages, Poems, Synonyms, Antonyms, Thesaurus meanings, Syntax and Language usage and its rules. The student should thus master his verbal skills.
  2. Quantitative skills, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency: This section requires the student to understand and cover topics such as: Arithmetic, Algebra, Trigonometry, 2D and 3D geometry, Statistics, line Graph, Bar Graphs, Tables and Pie Charts
  3. Logical Reasoning: This section tests the students’ aptitude and his inherent logical capability to solve problems. This section requires knowledge in topics such as Coding and Decoding, Series, Multi-dimensional Arrangements, Puzzles, Family trees, Arguments and conclusions, etc.

It must be noted that the above list is not an exhaustive list of topics for the exam.

Important dates for the Exam

The NMAT is usually held once in a year, and is spaced throughout the second half of the year for courses to begin from the corresponding spring. The dates for the NMAT 2015 are as follows:

            EVENT                                    START                                    END

  1. Registration                               July 02, 2014               October 04, 2014
  2. Scheduling                                 July 17, 2014              October 12, 2014
  3. Late Registration                        October 05, 2014         October 07, 2014
  4. Rescheduling                             July 17, 2014               December 17, 2014
  5. Exam Delivery                           October 07, 2014         December 20, 2014
  6. Retake Scheduling                     October 07, 2014         December 19, 2014

NMIMS may change the dates without prior notice, and the candidates are advised to revisit the official site frequently for updated information.

List of Exam Centers

The NMAT will be held throughout India at eighteen test locations. Some locations/ cities ay have more than one test centers. The test due to a large time window allows the student to take the test at his/her own convenience. The test locations are as follows: Chandigarh, Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Nagpur, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Hyderabad, Bhopal, Indore, Bhilai, Bhubaneshwar, Kolkata, Guwhati, Patna.

Contact Details

The NMAT examination service provided by Pearson, provides great customer support, and the candidates in case of any grievances or any issues may contact the customer support as specified at the following website:



The NMAT scores are scaled scores and these will be released within 4-5 weeks of the administering of the test. The final percentile scores are calculated after all the candidates have taken their exams and will be notified on their website accordingly. For the NMAT 2015, the results will be announced on January 22, 2015, at http://www.nmims.edu/

Score Validity

The NMAT allows a student to take a maximum of 3 retakes during a particular time window in a year, and the scores are calculated as the consolidated best scores in each of the sections. The scores however are valid for admission to the NMAT only for that particular year, and the student will have to re- attempt to apply again in the next year.

Reservation and Seat Distribution

The NMIMS does not promote reservation in any way, and all admissions to its courses are done purely on merit. The physically disabled students nonetheless have a separate exam, of equal difficulty. The fees for all the students are same, and in no way are they discriminatory. The exam also follows no special cut-offs for any reserved category students.

Participating Institutions

The NMAT provides eligibility for admission only into NMIMS, as the college conducts the exam. This exam is a non-standardized test, and is thus not accepted by other colleges.

Counseling and Admission Procedure

After the results of the NMAT are announced, shortlisted candidates must download the call letter from the official website. The candidates will have to attend the case discussion and personal interview, which will be held in Mumbai only. The final merit list is prepared considering the application work, academic performance, marks obtained in the NMAT and the case discussion and personal interview. The selections are purely done on merit, and the candidates who have applied for multiple courses, will be offered a single seat in order of preference, subject to availability of the seat and the merit score required for that particular stream.

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