NMAT by GMAC™ exam registrations to open from September 14, 2020

Starting September 14, 2020, candidates will have the option of writing the NMAT by GMAC exam at a Test Center with social distancing norms or taking the Online Proctored Exam from home

New Delhi, September 11, 2020: The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), administrator of the NMAT by GMAC™ exam and a global association of leading graduate business schools, today announced the commencement of NMAT exam registrations from September 14, 2020 to November 30, 2020. From the outset of COVID-19, GMAC’s singular focus has been to help candidates and schools continue to operate in a virtual, ever-changing environment. GMAC is building on this effort in India, providing test center options with social distancing protocols along with the option for candidates to take the online proctored exam from the comfort of their home. Entering its sixth year, the NMAT by GMAC exam has opened doors for candidates to apply to global schools in India, Philippines, South Africa and Nigeria.

Candidates can log on to www.nmat.org to register for the exam.

Mr. Gaurav Srivastava, Regional Director, South Asia, GMAC said, “At GMAC, we are committed to creating best-in-class products and services for candidates and schools. During these unprecedented times, we have added a number of test enhancements for candidates that include an online option of taking the exam from the safety of their home in addition to taking it at test centers where available. GMAC is committed to enabling our schools to recruit top talent and this year they will have the ability to roll out early admission offers to students as NMAT scores will be available to them within 48 hours of a candidate writing the exam.”

Commenting on the development, Ms. Bina Sharma, Director, Product Management, GMAC said, “The NMAT by GMAC exam has always considered candidate convenience a top priority and as part of that commitment, we have responded to the current COVID-19 situation by enabling testing both at test centers with social distancing protocols and an online proctored exam at home. This year, the exam has been restructured with equal weightage across the Language, Quantitative and Logical Reasoning Sections with 36 questions in each section. The total number of questions have been reduced by 10%. Candidates can also preview scores instantly and avail of retake attempts to improve their score.”

The NMAT by GMAC exam diversifies the candidate pool through its candidate friendly features and practice material, providing more women and non-engineers with the accessibility and confidence to perform to the best of their abilities.

Some of the unique features of the exam that help candidates perform better, assess their performance and play to their strengths with added convenience and flexibility this year are:

  • Long testing window
  • Equal weightage to all sections and no negative marking
  • 108 questions instead of 120 questions while exam duration remains 120 minutes
  • Two retake opportunities to improve score
  • Instant score preview and official score card within 48 hours for Candidates and Schools
  • Testing options at test center with social distancing norms & online proctored at home
  • 52 conveniently located testing centers across 62 Indian Cities & 4 international centers

The NMAT by GMAC™ is a computer-based exam and has three sections - Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning. The testing window will open the first week of November2020 and extend through the of January 2021, allowing candidates to choose the exam mode, date, time and location of the exam as per the candidates’ convenience.

The NMAT by GMAC™ is accepted by the following Institutes:

India: SVKM's Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Indore  Navi Mumbai and Chandigarh; Indian School of Business (ISB) - (Advanced Management Programme in Business Analytics (AMPBA); SPJIMR - Mumbai (For PGMPW); Xavier University, Bhubaneswar; SDA Bocconi Asia Center; ICFAI Business School (IBS), Hyderabad and other locations; School of Inspired Leadership (Soil); Alliance University, Bangalore; Athena School of Management , Mumbai; Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida; Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University; Bennett University, Delhi NCR; Universal Business School; Woxsen School of Business Management, Hyderabad; Thapar School of Management, Chandigarh; ISBR Business School, Bengaluru, Karnataka; Jain University- CMS Business School; Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad; BSE Institute Limited, Mumbai; Master’s Union School of Business; Amity University, Delhi NCR; SRM University, Chennai, Delhi NCR; Sonipat University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun; BML Munjal University, Delhi; VIT University, Vellore; ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai; Mody University, Rajasthan; GITAM School of International Business, Visakhapatnam; Hyderabad Business School, GITAM University, Hyderabad; Jindal Global Business school – Delhi NCR; Chitkara University; IFIM College, Bangalore; VijayBhoomi University; MYRA school of Business (Global MBA- Dalhousie University); IIHMR University; Ansal University; Lovely Professional University; IILM University

Philippines: Asian Institute of Management; Ateneo Graduate School of Business; Virata School of Business, University of the Philippines; De La Salle University – Dasmariñas; School of Business Administration, Arellano University; De La Salle University

South Africa: Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS); Milpark Business School; North West University; Rhodes Business School; University of South Africa Graduate School of Business Leadership; WITS Business; Nelson Mandela University Business School; University of Cape Town (UCT)

Nigeria: Lagos Business School; Lead City University; Redeemer’s University; Afe Babalola University; Covenant University, Nigeria


The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) owns and administers the NMAT by GMAC™ exam. The NMAT by GMAC™ is accepted by 38 leading institutions in India for securing admissions to their flagship MBA and other management programmes in India. Besides India, the NMAT by GMAC™ exam today is delivered across 12 countries namely, South Africa, Philippines, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Botswana, Nepal, Sri Lanka, UAE, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia. 

For further information, please visit: www.nmat.org

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