On the Day of the Exam

What are the COVID-19 related guidelines to be followed at the test centre in India?

Click here to view Test Centre COVID-19 guidelines to be followed by the test taker at test centres.

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What are the documents required on the day of the test?

Please click here to view ID requirements.

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What are the guidelines related to be followed for taking Online Proctored Exam from Home?

Click here to view the guidelines to be followed for taking Online Proctored Exam from Home.

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A test taker is supposed to show the confirmation e-mail on the day of the test. What is the confirmation e-mail and how does a test taker get it?

Exam at the Test Centre in India: Confirmation e-mail is the communication that the test taker receives on the e-mail ID mentioned on the registration application after a test taker has scheduled the test. It contains details of the test – day, time and test centre name and address. The email can be shown on mobile or taken as a printout.

Online Proctored Exam at Home: Confirmation e-mail is the communication that the test taker receives on the e-mail ID mentioned on the registration application after a test taker has scheduled the test. It contains details of the test – day and time. The email can be shown in your mailbox or as a printout.

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What is the Admit card? Why is it important and how do one get it?

Exam at the Test Centre in India: Admit card is a document containing test taker registration details and photograph. Test takers can download their Admit card from the "Admit Card" tab provided in the NMAT by GMAC™ exam account. It is mandatory to carry the admit card along with required IDs, confirmation letter to be allowed to enter the NMAT by GMAC™ exam test centre.

Online Proctored Exam at Home: Admit card is a document containing test taker registration details and photograph. Test takers can download their Admit card from the "Admit Card" tab provided in the NMAT by GMAC™ exam account. It is mandatory to show the admit card along with required IDs, confirmation letter to be allowed to take the Online Proctored Exam at Home.

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When should a test taker report for the exam?

Exam at the Test Centre in india: Test takers must report to their allocated test centre forty five (45) minutes prior to the scheduled time mentioned on their confirmation e-mail.

Online Proctored Exam at Home:

  • Login to https://register.nmat.org/ 30 mins prior to your exam time.
  • The "Start Exam" button will be enabled.
  • Click on "Start Exam" button and you will be redirected to Examity site
  • For steps to start the test please click here

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What will happen if a test taker reaches late for the test?

Exam at the Test Centre in India: Test takers, who arrive at the test centre on the specified scheduled test date more than fifteen (15) minutes after the scheduled exam start time, may not be permitted to take the test and will have to forfeit the full cost of the test.

Online Proctored Exam at Home: Test takers, who login to the testing site on the specified scheduled test date more than fifteen (15) minutes after the scheduled exam start time, may not be permitted to take the test and will have to forfeit the full cost of the test.

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What will happen if a test taker does not appear for the test?

Test takers, who do not appear at the Test Centre or for the Online Proctored Exam at Home on the specified scheduled test date(first attempt or retake attempt(s)), will have to forfeit the full fee of the test. They will be marked a “No Show” and this will be treated as an attempt. Test takers will be allowed a maximum of 3 attempts in NMAT by GMAC™ exam including “No Show” as per the retake policy.

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What is the test taker identification process on the day of the test?

Exam at the Test Centre in India: All test takers will have to go through a test taker identification process on the day of the test. Digital photograph and digital signature of each test taker will be taken and kept for records. Any test taker not willing to participate in the test taker identification process will not be allowed to sit for the test. Please note that tests will be administered under video surveillance.

Online Proctored Exam at Home: All test takers will have to go through a test taker identification process on the day of the test. Any test taker not willing to participate in the test taker identification process will not be allowed to sit for the test. Please note that tests will be online proctored and recorded and audited for prohibitive practices.

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Should the name of the test taker match with the name appearing on the identification documents?

*Note: In case of test taker name change, the test taker must show relevant legal documentation as proof of name change.

Test takers are required to enter their name in the registration application as exactly mentioned in the photo ID proof. At the test centre, the test taker’s name needs to match the photo and signature ID documents that the test taker is carrying for verification to the test centre.

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A test taker needs to make calculations or make notes during the test; does he/she need to carry a rough sheet with him/her?

Exam at the Test Centre in India: Test takers are not required to carry anything with them other than the confirmation e-mail print out, Admit card and two IDs for the test. Required stationery (Two rough sheets and disposable pen) will be provided to the test taker by the invigilator at the test centre. While leaving the test centre the candidate needs to tear the sheets in front of the invigilator.

Online Proctored Exam at Home: Test takers will be required to show two A4 blank sheets for rough work and a pencil for calculations. The sheets need to be torn in front of the proctor before the end of the exam session. Pens are not allowed.

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Are there any breaks during the test?

Exam at the Test Centre in India: There are no scheduled breaks in the test. However, test takers can take unscheduled breaks if they want during the test session. An unscheduled break means a break during which the test clock does not stop. If a test taker chooses to take a break, the actual time spent on the break will be deducted from the time allocated to complete the test. No extra time will be given to complete the test. During the break, the test taker must leave the testing room. Upon re-entering the testing room, the test taker must show a valid ID.

Online Proctored Exam at Home: There are no scheduled breaks in the test. A candidate cannot leave their seat during the exam and the proctor has the right to terminate the test if the candidate moves away from the view of the Proctor.

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Will a test taker be allowed to access his/her personal belongings during the unscheduled breaks that he/she take?

Exam at the Test Centre in India: Test takers will not be allowed to access any personal belonging including study material and mobile phone during the breaks they take. Test takers will only be allowed to access food or medicines, if any.

Online Proctored at Home: Test takers will be allowed access to water on the table. Food and medicines if essential due to medical conditions.

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While taking the test, can a test taker return to previous questions to review them or change answers?

Test takers can choose the order of sections in NMAT by GMAC™ exam. Every section has a time limit associated with it and during the time allowed for the section. Test takers cannot return to previous questions.

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What happens if a test taker clicks “NO, I do not Accept” on Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) screen by mistake?

Test takers are required to click on "Yes, I accept" on NDA screen to start their test. If the test taker clicks on "No, I do not accept" deliberately or by mistake, he/she will be prompted to change the option on the next screen. However, if the test taker still clicks on "No, I do not accept", the test will end. Test taker will then not be able to resume the test that day under any circumstances. Test centre or Online Proctor staff will not be able to do anything and the test taker will lose the test attempt as well as forfeit the test fee.

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What will happen if the computer malfunctions in the middle of the test?

Exam at the Test Centre in India: In the unlikely event of a computer malfunction during the test, the test centre staff will need to reboot the computer. During this process, the test taker will not lose any answers already entered. The computer system in the testing centre stores all test taker answers instantly. After rebooting, the computer will come back exactly to where the test had stopped. Please note that the time clock will have stopped when the computer reboots, and the clock will start as soon as the test is re-started by the test taker.

If a test taker faces any problem because of computer malfunctioning, he/she should inform the Test Administrator immediately and the test will resume from the same point where the test taker had left at the time of malfunctioning. No request will be entertained after the section or the test is over.

Online Proctored Exam at Home: In the event of a candidate’s computer malfunction during the exam, the proctor will help/guide you to resume the exam within half an hour (30 mins) beyond which the exam will be considered as a NO show/Exam expired and you will need to schedule another attempt. The fee for this attempt will be forfeited. It’s advised to have the computer checked before the exam. In case the candidate is not able to troubleshoot the issue within the specified time, then the exam will be submitted and the attempt will be exhausted.

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What should the test taker do if there is any problem with the test content or questions in the test?

Exam at the Test Centre in India: Test takers are advised to continue with their test after informing any doubts related to a problem with test content, questions or answer options to the Test administrator present at the test center. The Test Administrator will take the appropriate action to inform the same to MeritTrac and GMGC. The complaints will be reviewed and if found correct, GMGC and/or MeritTrac will take appropriate action to address the same and the test taker will not be penalized. No further communication will be entertained in this regard.

Online Proctored Exam at Home: Test takers are advised to continue with their test after informing any doubts related to a problem with test content, questions or answer options to the proctor. The proctor will take the appropriate action to inform the same to Examity and GMGC. The complaints will be reviewed and if found correct, GMGC and/or Examity will take appropriate action to address the same and the test taker will not be penalized. No further communication will be entertained in this regard.

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Will a test taker see the results on the day he/she takes the test?

Test taker can see their unofficial score card at the test center once they submit the test.

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 subject to there are no test delivery incidences and audit of online exams is completed, which may take 5 to 7 working days.

You will be notified by email once your score card is ready for download.

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What all activities are considered as prohibited before, during and after taking the NMAT by GMAC™ exam, and what are the penalties?

The prohibited practices can be viewed here.

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