NMAT 2023: Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has released the NMAT exam details and important dates. Candidates can find the NMAT 2023 exam details on the official website, mba.com. Candidates can apply for NMAT 2023 exam until October 10. Along with the registration window, GMAC has facilitated the exam scheduling window. Candidates can choose an exam date using the exam scheduling window until October 12.
NMAT 2023 exam will be conducted for MBA admission in 49 b-schools in India. NMAT is also accepted by a few b-schools situated abroad. The examination window for NMAT 2023 is set from October 10 to December 19. Candidates can attempt the NMAT 2023 exam thrice across a testing window. Candidates who complete the NMAT registration can select the desired exam date via the exam scheduling window. NMAT participating institutes will have a separate application process. Candidates aspiring for admission based on NMAT 2023 scores must keep track of the timeline issued by the desired colleges. This article hosts complete information on NMAT 2023, including the latest developments, eligibility criteria, schedule, participating colleges, and admission process.
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-taker’s 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, and appointment date based on the availability of seats at the preferred test centre. The national-level entrance exam, NMAT, is conducted annually 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.
NMAT 2023 Registration & Exam Dates
Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of NMAT 2023 exam
1 Aug ’23 – 10 Oct ’23
NMAT 2023 Registration Window
1 Aug ’23 – 12 Oct ’23
NMAT 2023 Scheduling Window
1 Aug ’23 – 16 Dec ’23
NMAT 2023 Admit Card Issuance (immediately after scheduling)
1 Aug ’23 – 16 Dec ’23
NMAT 2023 Resceduling Window
10 Oct ’23 – 19 Dec ’23
NMAT 2023 Result Declaration
10 Oct ’23 – 19 Dec ’23
NMAT 2023 Exam Window
11 Oct ’23 – 16 Dec ’23
NMAT 2023 Retake Scheduling
NMAT 2023 Application Process
The first step of the admission process starts with filling the NMAT 2023 application form. Candidates can complete the NMAT exam registration within the stipulated time. Only the candidates submitting the application form and scheduling the exam are issued NMAT 2023 admit card. NMAT registration process is available online and candidates need to create a login ID and password to complete the online registration process. Candidates must pay INR 2,800 (excluding GST) against the application fee and slot booking (scheduling) the exam. The fee can be paid online using Debit Card, Master Card, Mobile wallet and other options.
After NMAT registration, the test reschedule option is enabled in the student account. To reschedule the NMAT 2023 test, candidates have 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 2,800 and the rescheduling fee is INR 1,200.
NMAT Eligibility Criteria 2023
The exam conducting authority has specified the below-mentioned eligibility criteria for NMAT 2023. Candidates need to fulfil eligibility requirements before NMAT registration.
- Candidate must have completed graduation under 10+2+3 or four years of education pattern from any stream
- Secured not less than 50 per cent aggregate in the final year of graduation
- Candidates awaiting results or in their final year of graduation are also eligible to apply for NMAT 2023. Admission is granted on a provisional basis until the graduation mark sheet and certificate of the qualifying examination are submitted
Candidates must 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.
NMAT has one exam session in one admission cycle. However, within one admission session, GMAC provides the facility to appear for the exam three times. Every applicant can take the exam three times during the NMAT test window. Of all the three test scores, best exam score is sent to the NMAT participating colleges, chosen by the applicant while filling the form. However, GMAC may conduct a second phase of the NMAT exam for the candidates who did not take the exam three times during a particular exam session. The additional phase of NMAT exam can only facilitate the candidates who were unable to take the exam for less than three times during the test window.