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NMAT Entrance Exam

  • The exam will be conducted online over a 75 day period.
  • It has no negative marking. Duration is for 2 hours within that 108 MCQ has to be answered
  • It is a computer-based test, which candidates can give through online mode
  • With the help of exam pattern they can understand the structure
  • It has 66 exam centres and 4 international centres in 52 cities
  • The international test centres s in Kathmandu, Thimpu, Dhaka, and Colombo
  • The structure changed in 2020. Earlier it was a computer based test which became an Adaptive Test.
Exam Pattern
Section No. of Questions Maximum Marks
Quantitative Techniques 36 12-120
Logical Reasoning 36 12-120
Language Skills 36 12-120
Total 108 36-360

Exam highlights:

  • It is consists of Multiple Choice Questions
  • Duration is 2 hours
  • The exam has 3 sections
  • Each question carries 3 marks.
  • Each section contains 36 questions.
  • In total, there will be 108 questions holding 360 marks.
  • For incorrect answers, there is no negative marking
  • There are 57 exam centers in India and abroad
  • There are 2 different testing modes: computer based test at exam centres and online proctored test from home

Exam Structure:

  • Candidates will be given a randomly generated test from a pool of questions, delivered one-at-a-time
  • The number of questions, the time limit and difficulty level of the question are already set up
  • Through this method the accuracy and at the same time management has a positive impact .
  • As an Adaptive Test scoring of marks has become easier.
Topics Number of Questions
Modern Maths 7
Arithmetic Progression 1
Probability 2
Permutation & Combination 2
Set Theory 1
Logarithms 1
Arithmetic 10
SI - CI 2
Percentages 2
Time and Work 2
Ratio-Proportion 2
Mixtures 2
Numbers 1
Remainder 1
Geometry 1
Mensuration 1
Data Interpretation 12
Bar Chart 4
Line Graph 4
Table 4
Data Sufficiency 5

(for NMAT Exam Eligibility, candidates should be a graduate from any discipline with a minimum 50% for general)

Topics Number of Questions
Reading Comprehension (3 passages with 4 questions each) = 12
Paragraph Jumbles(4/5 sentences) 4
Analogies 6
Fill in the Blanks(2 blanks – combination of grammar and vocabulary) 6
Fill in the blanks with 3 Prepositions 3
Spot the error in the underlined parts 5

In Logical Reasoning there are 18 questions on non-verbal Reasoning and 18 questions on verbal reasoning.

Topics Number of Questions
Non Verbal Reasoning 18
Grouping & Conditionalities 5
Sequential Output 8 ( 2 sets of 4 each)
Venn Diagram 2
Ranking in Queue 1
Logical Puzzle 1
Figure Based Numerical Puzzle 1
Verbal Reasoning 18
Implicit Statements (Conclusion 2, Assumption 1) 3qs
Strong argument/ Weak argument (1 paragraph - 3/4 arguments)2 qs
Decision Making 5
Logical Consistency 1
Critical Reasoning (Conclusion-1, Inference-2, Assumption-2, Strengthen - 1) 5qs
Syllogisms 2
Total 36

NMAT admit card:

  • Admit Card is required to be produced with other necessary documents on the day of the exam
  • It will be provided after the successful registration and scheduling of the test
  • Candidates should keep a hard copy of the hall ticket
  • They will receive the admit card within 24 hours after their registration
  • Candidates who want to retake the exam have to retain the same admit card

To download the Admit Card:

  • Visit the official website i.e. nmat.org.in
  • Enter your registered ID and password
  • Click “Download admit card”
  • Take a print of the admit card

NMAT Admission Process:

  • After completing the online registration, candidates who meets the eligibility criteria will be called to appear for the exam
  • After completion of the exam, the qualifying candidates have to appear for the Group discussion (GD)/ Personal interview (PI)/ Written ability test (WAT) or other rounds the schedules of which will be announced later.
  • Final selection is done on the basis of academic performance, marks scored in the exam, work experience and performance in GD/PI/WAT rounds.

How to Retake the Exam?

  • Candidates have the opportunity to retake the test twice after the first attempt
  • The option of retake will be activated on their dashboard after they had appear for the exam once.
  • Also, they will have to pay the retake fees per attempt, which is Rs 1100/-

How to Reschedule?

  • Candidates can reschedule their examination under some urgent circumstances
  • If they have pre-booked their exam slot and are unable to follow that schedule, they can postpone your exam to a later-on date.
  • However, they will not be permitted to reschedule their exam to the former exam date.
  • The fees for rescheduling the exam will be Rs 1100 +taxes

Take a mock test, solve previous year question papers, go through the patterns, work on your weak points.
There is a total of 66 test centers across the country.
The exam has 3 sections consist of language skills, quantitative skills, logical reasoning.
Yes. NMAT score applicable to a few abroad colleges.
One can attend the exam 3 times.
No major changes have been taken place till now.
The timing of the SNAP exam is 11 Am to 12 Noon.
The duration of the exam is 60 minutes.
Arriving late to the exam center will put you in trouble. So, make sure you will be on time or before an exam starts.
No. They do not allow you to take a break during an exam.

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