NMAT by GMAC Exam: About the Registration Process

How does a test taker register for NMAT by GMAC™ exam?

Test takers can register for a Test Centre based or an Online Proctored Exam from Home through an online registration application available on the NMAT website. Please click here for NMAT by GMAC™ exam important dates. GMGC shall not accept registrations from test takers in any other mode or form.

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How does the "First come First serve" principle apply to Scheduling?

The earlier one registers and makes payment; the earlier will be able to schedule the test. And the earlier one schedules the test, higher are the chances of getting preferred date, time and test location.

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Why should a test taker register early?

Exam at the Test Centre: Test taker will be able to schedule the test on his/her preferred date, time slot and Test Centre only if seats are available at that Test Centre for the date and time slot being sought (First Come First Serve basis). As test takers will be required to schedule their test after registering through an online application system, the earlier they register, the sooner they will be able to schedule their test. Test takers may not get their preferred date, slot and Test Centre if other test takers have already taken up the available seats for that particular date, slot and center. In such a situation, test takers would need to look at other options of date, time slot and Test Centre and schedule their test accordingly. An early test scheduling helps in planning for retake attempts within the testing window, should it be required, as a minimum gap of 15 days are required between two attempts.

Online Proctored Exam at Home: Test taker will be able to schedule the test on his/her preferred date and time slot only if time slots are available for the date being sought (First Come First Serve basis). As test takers will be required to schedule their test after registering through an online application system, the earlier they register, the sooner they will be able to schedule their test. Test takers may not get their preferred date and slot if other test takers have already taken up the available slots for that particular date. In such a situation, test takers would need to look at other options of date and time slot and schedule their test accordingly. An early test scheduling helps in planning for retake attempts within the testing window, should it be required, as a minimum gap of 15 days are required between two attempts.

Please click here to view steps for scheduling the Online Proctored Test at Home.

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Can a test taker edit his/her registration application post registration payment?

Test takers will be able to edit only certain section like School Preference and Communication Preferences in their registration form after submitting the registration fee. Test takers are advised to check the information entered in the online registration form very carefully while registering and once again before submitting the registration as they will not be allowed to make any changes after submission.

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What are the specifications of the photograph to be uploaded on the registration Application?

Test takers need to upload their recent photograph while filling the Registration application. Test takers must ensure the following while uploading their photo in the registration Application:

  • Photos should be in one of these formats: JPG, PNG, GIF.
  • No landscaped or rotated pictures are allowed
  • Size should not exceed 1 MB.
  • Photo should have either white or lightly colored background.
  • Eyes should be open and clearly visible.
  • Test taker face should be distinctly visible, straight and at the centre. Shoulder tops should be also clear on the photo.
  • Photograph should not be more than 6 months old.
  • Following photographs are not acceptable and are liable to get rejected:
    • Facebook photos and/or photos not having the above-mentioned specifications of size.
    • Photos in which the test administration staff cannot sufficiently authenticate your identity.
    • Photos with a dark color background.

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In the application form, what should the test taker fill in the Category field?

Under the Category field in the application form, the following stand for:

  • GEN: General Category
  • SC: Scheduled Caste
  • ST: Scheduled Tribe
  • OBC: Other Backward Classes
  • NT: Nomadic Tribe
  • DT: Denotified Tribe including any other Category not listed here
Foreign Nationals should also select GEN (General) in this field.

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Can a test taker register multiple times?

Test takers are not allowed to make duplicate/ multiple registrations. Candidature of a test taker is liable to get rejected and fee forfeited, if the test taker registers multiple times. Test takers applying to various programs being offered by NMAT by GMAC™ exam accepting schools are also required to register only once and take up to a maximum of 3 attempts, including NO SHOWS. For retakes of the exam test taker has to pay applicable fees as per retake policy. Candidature of a test taker is liable to get rejected if the test taker has registered multiple times and has taken tests under different registration numbers.

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What if a test taker cannot register by the last date of registration? Does he/she have an option of registering late?

Test takers are advised to check the registration window details from here and ensure registration within the specified window.

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What is the fee for NMAT by GMAC™ exam?

Please click here for to view exam fee.

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Which cards are accepted for payment?

Please click here for accepted forms and payments.

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What is a CVV number?

Card Verification Value (CVV) is 3 or 4 digit unique number at the back of the credit card. In some cards, the CVV number may also be written on the front of the card, above the card number.

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The test taker has registered online and successfully completed the payment. What is the next step?

Test takers will receive an e-mail informing them about payment receipt and successful registration. Test taker can download / print payment receipt and Admit card from the NMAT by GMAC™ exam account. In case a test taker has not received the same, he/she should contact the NMAT by GMAC™ exam helpdesk. Candidates can schedule the test once the registration and payment is successful using the Registration system.

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How can a test taker schedule the test for the first time?

Exam at the Test Centre: Test takers are required to register online on www.nmat.org by filling in required details. Next step involves payment through the preferred mode of payment. Once the registration application is found to be complete in all respects and the payment has been received by GMGC, the test taker can schedule the exam by through Book Exam button in candidate dashboard available in the NMAT by GMAC™ exam account. Test taker will be able to select the date, time slot and Test Centre of his/her choice based on the availability of seats. The test will then be scheduled on a first come, first served basis (the earlier a test taker registers online, the better the chances of taking the test at the location, date and time of their preference). Following that, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the test taker containing the location, date and time of the scheduled test.

Online Proctored Exam at Home: Test takers are required to register online on www.nmat.org by filling in required details. Next step involves payment through the preferred mode of payment. Once the registration application is found to be complete in all respects and the payment has been received by GMGC, the test taker can schedule the exam by through Book Exam button in candidate dashboard available in the NMAT by GMAC™ exam account. Test taker will be able to select the date and time slot of his/her choice based on the availability of seats. The test will then be scheduled on a first come, first served basis (the earlier a test taker registers online, the better the chances of taking the test at the date and time of their preference). Following that, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the test taker containing the date and time of the scheduled test.

Please click here to view steps for scheduling the Online Proctored Test at Home

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What is the difference between Registration and Scheduling?

Exam at Test Centre: Registration means filling the online registration application and making the requisite payment on www.nmat.org. Scheduling means test takers scheduling their test for a certain date, time and centre.

Online Proctored Exam at Home: Registration means filling the online registration application and making the requisite payment on www.nmat.org. Scheduling means test takers scheduling their test for a certain date and time.

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What can lead to cancellation of the registration?

Test takers need to ensure that the information submitted by them is correct and true in all respects. If any information is found to be incorrect or false at a later date, GMGC reserves the right to prevent the test taker from testing and/or cancel the test score. In the event of the prohibition to test or cancellation of the score due to furnishing of incorrect/false information, the test registration fee will not be refunded.

NMAT by GMAC™ exam registration will also stand cancelled if there are duplicate registrations, the application has incomplete information or test fee is received by GMGC after the due date.

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Can a test taker re-schedule the test?

A test taker can re-schedule the test 72 hours or more prior to the scheduled appointment, subject to availability of seats, upon payment of the applicable fee. Please check the rescheduling window details from here.

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If I have scheduled my exam at a test center, can I reschedule that exam to an Online Proctored exam at home?

Once you have booked your exam, you cannot reschedule to a different mode for the same attempt. However, you can choose the exam mode again, while scheduling the next attempt.

For example: if you have scheduled your first attempt at the test centre then you can’t reschedule that exam to an online proctored exam at home or vice-versa. However, you can again choose your exam mode to test at a Test Centre or Online Proctored at Home when you schedule your Retake 1 or Retake 2.

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When and how can a test taker decide to take a retake?

A test taker after taking his / her test can decide to retake NMAT by GMAC™ exam. Test taker will be allowed to pay for the retake test in the Retake tab in candidate dashboard available in NMAT by GMAC™ exam account by paying the applicable fee through the available payment modes. Retake option will be enabled in the test takers’ existing registration account after taking the first test and separate registration account is not required. A test taker is allowed to take the NNMAT by GMAC™ exam, a maximum of three times (first attempt plus a maximum of two retake attempts, including NO SHOWS) in a testing year (A testing year starts from 1st July and ends on 30th June of next year). For example: Testing year for 2020 will start on 1st July 2020 and end of 30th June 2021. A Test taker will be allowed to schedule the retake test on a date which is 15 days or more, later than the date of his/her previous attempt. In other words, a test taker will have to wait at least 15 days before he / she can appear for a retake attempt. Test takers are required to pay the applicable fee for each Retake attempt.

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If a test taker appeared for the first time in the NMAT by GMAC™ exam today, can he/she schedule the retake test today?

Yes, the test taker can schedule the retake test today for a date which is minimum 15 days later than today.

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Can a test taker take the exam over two consecutive days?

No, a test taker cannot take the test on two consecutive days. The test taker will be required to wait for 15 days before he/she can appear for the retake test.

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Can the test taker reschedule the test for later in the day?

No, the test taker cannot schedule the test for the same day. Test takers can schedule the test for any time 24 hours or later.

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After taking the NMAT by GMAC™ exam, can a test taker schedule the retake for the same day?

No, the test taker cannot schedule his/her test for the same day. One can schedule his/her test for any time 24 hours or later from now. Also, there should be a gap of minimum 15 days between two attempts.

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