Structure and Scores


  • The NMAT by GMAC™ exam 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.
  • The three sections of the NMAT by GMAC™ are individually timed. Test takers must answer questions of each section within the allotted time.
Language Skills 36 28 12-120
Quantitative Skills 36 52 12-120
Logical Reasoning 36 40 12-120
Total 108 120 36-360

Section-wise Topic Coverage

Language Skills: Reading Comprehension, Para Forming, Error Identification Prepositions, Sentence Completion, Analogies

Logical Reasoning: Critical Reasoning, Analytical Puzzles, Deductions, Other Reasoning

Quantitative Skills: Number Properties, Arithmetic, Algebra and Probability, DI Caselets and Tables, DI Graphs and Charts, Data Sufficiency


You will receive your score card with scaled score for the sections and total for your NMAT by GMAC™ exam within 48 hours of giving the exam. You will be notified by email once your score card is ready for download.

Scaled scores: Questions in the NMAT by GMAC™ exam are selected from the question pool for each examinee based on his or her performance on the questions previously answered. The questions a candidate receives are targeted at his or her ability level; therefore, a high- scoring candidate generally receives a more difficult sample of questions than a low-scoring candidate. The NMAT by GMAC™ exam is scored by first obtaining the candidate’s final ability estimate based on the probabilistic model approach of modern exam theory, and then transformed to a scaled score ranging from 12 to 120.

The NMAT by GMAC™ is the most candidate friendly admissions exam.



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