NMAT 2020 Structure & Eligibility

The NMAT by GMAC™ exam is computer-delivered and gives each candidate a randomly generated test from a pool of questions, delivered one-at-a-time. The number of questions, difficulty levels, and the time limit for each of the sections is predetermined and, under normal administration conditions, are the same regardless of when and where the test is administered. Candidates have a choice of selecting the order/sequence of the test sections.

The NMAT by GMAC™ exam has three sections - Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning. Refer the below table for a detailed break-up of number of questions and allotted time.



Allotted Time

Language Skills

36 questions

28 minutes

Quantitative Skills

36 questions

52 minutes

Logical Reasoning

36 questions

40 minutes


108 questions

120 minutes

Important notes:

  • 3 Sections: Language Skills, Quantitative Skills, Logical Reasoning.
  • Test takers can choose the order of sections.
  • Each of the three sections is individually timed. Test takers need to answer and review the questions of a particular section within the allotted section time.
  • If a test taker completes answering and reviewing a section before the allotted section time expires, he/she may choose either to revise the section or move to the next section, but the balance time cannot be added on to the next section timing.
  • A test taker can review the sections of the exam within the allotted section time. The Review Screen at the end of every section will allow the test taker to either move directly to incomplete (unanswered) questions, flagged for review questions or review all or any questions. Once a test taker has moved ahead from one section to the next section, he/she will not be able to return to the previous section. Hence, test takers should complete (answering and reviewing) each of the three sections in their respective allotted time limits.
  • NO ABILITY TO RETURN TO A SECTION AFTER LEAVING IT: Test takers need to answer the questions of each section within the allotted section time. Once the test taker completes a section, whether the test taker selects to move to the next section or if time runs out, the test taker will not be able to return to that section.

Eligibility for NMAT 2020: All test takers who complete the Test Registration process pay the test fee within the time specified and follow the published NMAT by GMAC™exam terms and conditions may sit for the NMAT by GMAC™exam. It is the responsibility of the test taker to understand the eligibility requirements of all the universities and schools to which he/she is interested in applying before registering for NMAT by GMAC™ exam. If the test taker registers for the test and then determine that he/she is ineligible for admission to the desired program, no test fee refund will be made. For the eligibility requirements, test takers are advised to check the websites of each university and school where they plan to apply.

Eligibility for NMIMS: Bachelor's Degree (10+2+3/4) in any discipline from a recognized University with minimum 50% marks in the aggregate. (In order to be eligible for NMIMS).Final year students of Graduate Courses can also apply.

Test Duration: 120 minutes (Test Slots can be selected according to the availability at the selected Test center)

Test Mode: Online

Marking Scheme: Not Available (No negative marking)

Test conducted by: NMAT by GMAC™

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