NMAT by GMAC Exam: About the Exam

Who administers the NMAT by GMAC exam?

The NMAT by GMAC™ exam is a computer administered exam owned by the Graduate Management Global Connection (India) Private Limited (GMGC), a subsidiary of Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).

The NMAT by GMAC™ exam is now available in two modes i.e. Exam at the Test Centre and Online Proctored Exam at Home.

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Which Universities / Business Schools accept NMAT by GMAC exam scores for admissions?

Today the NMAT by GMAC™ exam is accepted by the following leading B-Schools and this list is growing: click here

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What is the NMAT by GMAC exam testing window?

Please click here for NMAT by GMAC™ exam important dates.

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How is the NMAT by GMAC™ exam designed?

Please click here to get information on exam structure.

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Can a test taker review questions and / or sections?

No, review of questions in the NMAT by GMAC™ exam is not allowed.

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If a test taker completes answering a section before the allotted section time completion, does the balance time get added to the next section(s)?

No. If a test taker completes answering a section before the allotted section time expires, the balance time cannot be added to the next section’s allotted time.

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How is the NMAT by GMAC™ exam structured?

Please click here to get details on exam structure.

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ID requirements

Please click here to view ID requirements.

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What is the advantage of having a long window to test?

A long testing window enables the assessment of a test taker’s best performance and at the same time reduces the stress associated with a single sitting test or test offered in a short time window. The longer test window provides the test takers flexibility to take the test when they are best prepared and avoid conflicts with other life events. The test takers will also get the convenience to reschedule the test in case of any exigency. The longer window also provides the test taker with the opportunity to retake the test (maximum 3 attempts, including "No Show") in case they feel that their performance was impaired on the test day for any reason or if they feel they can improve their performance in retake attempt.

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Are there any eligibility requirements to sit for the NMAT by GMAC™ exam?

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.

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Will the structure of the NMAT change this year?

Yes, the structure has changed for the NMAT by GMAC™ exam. To view exam structure please click here.

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What is the exam fee for NMAT by GMAC™ exam?

Please click here to know about exam fee.

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What are the important dates for the NMAT by GMAC™ exam?

The tentative dates (may change basis COVID-19 status and government directives) for the NMAT by GMAC™ exam can be seen here.

*GMGC reserves the right to make any change to the above dates and test takers are advised to visit this website periodically to note any changes.

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What are the modes of fee payment for NMAT by GMAC™ exam?

Please click here for accepted forms of payments.

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When and how will a test taker come to know of the test date and location of the test?

After the registration and payment being received by NMAT by GMAC™ exam, test takers will receive an e-mail (at the e-mail id specified by them in the online application form) confirming their registration for the NMAT by GMAC™ exam. Candidates can schedule their exams through the scheduling exam tab in candidate dashboard available in the account of the candidates.

Exam at the Test Centre: The takers will get to choose the date, time slot and location of their preference subject to availability on a First come First Serve basis. The MeritTrac system shows the availability of seats at the test center on real time basis. Within 24 hours of scheduling the test, the test taker will receive a confirmation e-mail mentioning their test venue name and address along with date and time of the test. Test takers are advised to contact the MeritTrac helpdesk if they do not receive the e-mail within 24 hours of scheduling the test.

Online Proctored Exam at Home: Before choosing the online mode please verify the system requirements here. Check your system readiness here.

Your exam fee will be forfeited if you are unable to meet the system requirements and take the exam. The test takers will get to choose the date and time slot of their preference subject to availability on a First come First Serve basis. The Examity system shows the availability of slots on real time basis. Within 24 hours of scheduling the test, the test taker will receive a confirmation e-mail mentioning date and time of the test. Test takers are advised to contact the Examity helpdesk if they do not receive the e-mail within 24 hours of scheduling the test.

To see the Steps to schedule Online Proctored Test at Home please click here.

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Where will the test be administered?

This year NMAT by GMAC™ candidates will have the option to choose the mode of testing a) At a Test Centre with Social Distancing norms, b) Online Proctored at Home

Please click here to view the list of Test Centres.

The NMAT by GMAC™ exam will also be available as an Online Proctored Exam which you can take from the comfort of your home, provided you have the requisite infrastructure as mentioned here. Check your system readiness here

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How many times can a test taker take NMAT by GMAC™ exam?

A test taker can take the NMAT by GMAC™ exam up to a maximum of 3 times (first attempt plus 2 retake attempts) including no shows, if he/she wishes to. There is a mandatory gap of 15 days between two attempts hence early scheduling of the exam enables the test taker to plan the retakes within the testing window to improve score.

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If a test taker takes the NMAT by GMAC™ exam more than 1 time, which of the scores out of these attempts will be considered by NMAT by GMAC™ exam accepting Schools?

Please visit respective NMAT by GMAC™ exam accepting school websites for their policies on acceptance of NMAT score.

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What is the rationale behind allowing test takers to test multiple times?

Test takers have the option to take the NMAT by GMAC™ exam a maximum choice of three times during the testing window. This option enables the assessment of the test takers’ best performance.

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When will the NMAT by GMAC™ exam results be declared?

Test takers will be able to see unofficial score card on screen after the test is successfully completed. Test taker will also receive an email alert within 48 hours post successful test delivery once the official score card is available for download from the candidate dashboard.

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What do you mean by 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 exam is scored by obtaining the candidate’s final ability estimate based on the probabilistic model approach of modern test theory, and transformed to a scaled score ranging from 12 to 360.

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How will a test taker receive the results?

Test taker can see their unofficial score card at the test center once they submit the test. The official NMAT by GMAC™ exam official score card will be available within 48 hours after the test. Test taker will be notified via email once the official score card is ready for download.

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