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NMAT is a national level MBA entrance exam that leads to MBA admissions in NMIMS Mumbai and other major MBA colleges in 2023. The NMAT by GMAC exam is administered by GMAC. Exam scores will be accepted by NMIMS Mumbai, VIT Vellore, K J Somaiya Mumbai, XIM University Bhubaneswar, SDA Bocconi, 9 ICFAI Business Schools, IFMR Krea University, and many other MBA colleges in India for MBA admission 2023-25 batch.

Highlights of the NMAT

The following are some of the distinctive aspects of the NMAT by GMAC exam that will help candidates perform better, measure their performance, and play to their strengths this year with greater convenience and flexibility:

Last week, a long testing window from mid-October until December was announced.

Another chance to take the exam is likely in January 2023.

The exam pattern and testing style may change.

There is equal weightage for all areas, and there is no negative grading for wrong answers.

108 questions instead of 120 questions, with the exam lasting 120 minutes.

There are two chances to enhance your score.

Candidates and schools will receive an instant score preview and an official score card within 48 hours.

GMAC provides free official practise examinations to applicants in order for them to prepare and become familiar with the exam pattern. It's known as the exam by GMACTM Official Practice Exam 1. (Free). Candidates are entitled to two free attempts.

There is also an exam by GMAC Official Guide with CD to help applicants grasp the complexities of the exam and assess their level of preparation.

Testing choices include in-person testing with social distancing standards and online proctored testing at home.

70+ exam centres conveniently available across 68 Indian cities

GMAC Online Proctored Exam at Home is available on select dates during the testing season, with slots reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

Exam Changes 

GMAC has developed two testing modes: online proctored exams from home and center-based online exams. Candidates can take the examination at a test centre with social distancing techniques, or they can take the online proctored exam from the comfort of their own homes.

Longer Testing Period: exam includes a 75-day testing period.

Long Registration Period: The exam has a three-month registration and application period that begins in August and ends in November.

Fewer Questions with the Same Test Time: it has 108 questions instead of 120 questions previously, although the exam duration remains the same at 120 minutes.

Same Sectional Weightage: In the exam, all three parts are given equal weightage.

Negative Marking: There will be no negative marking in the question paper.

Check Your Score Immediately After the Exam: Candidates and Schools can access an instant score preview and an official score card within 48 hours after the exam. The Scorecards are available for download 48 hours after the exam. Furthermore, you will be notified when Scorecard is ready for download. The scorecards are available for download until March 31, 2023.

Exam Pattern 

The NMAT is a somewhat challenging exam. Due to the Covid epidemic, GMAC made some significant alterations to the exam pattern. If your exam score in the first attempt is not good, you can retake it in NMAT.

You can check your exam results within 48 hours of completing the exam and then decide whether to apply to business school or retake the test based on your comfort level with the scores you received on your first try. Apart from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai, it provides admission to 30+ MBA colleges.

The exam pattern is comparable to that of other prominent national-level MBA admission exams like as CAT and XAT. It will be a computer-based test with multiple-choice questions.

The pattern is divided into three portions. Language Skills, Quantitative Skills, and Logical Reasoning are the divisions. Each of the three components of the exam is timed separately. Furthermore, there will be no negative markings in the exam.

Criteria for Eligibility

There are a few essential factors in NMAT by GMAC eligibility requirements that an applicant must meet in order to take the exam.

A Bachelor's Degree is required for the candidate.

Candidates in their last year of study are also able to apply for the NMAT by GMAC.

There is no upper age limit for taking the NMAT.

Candidates must review the entrance eligibility criteria for business schools.

NMAT Exam Preparation & Testing: Distinctive Features

Some of the distinguishing characteristics of NMAT exam preparation and testing include:

Official GMAC prep materials (official guide book and online practise examinations)

NMAT by GMACTM Official Practice Exam 1 is a free official practise exam (Free). Candidates get two free chances to rehearse and acquaint themselves with the exam pattern.

2 retake chances

Possibility to revise answers

There will be no negative marking for incorrect answers.

70+ testing centres conveniently placed across 68 cities

The Most Important Advantages of Taking the Exam

Let's take a look at some of the most important aspects of this test.

NMAT results are accepted for MBA admission at NMIMS University, XIM University Bhubaneswar (for some programmes), VIT Vellore, and more than 50 more prestigious universities and MBA institutes.

NMAT is an online computer-based test similar to CAT and SNAP, with the only difference being the number of questions and difficulty level.

NMAT is a somewhat challenging exam with 108 questions separated into three basic sections: Verbal Ability, Quant, and Reasoning. The exam will last two hours.

There will be no negative marking in the NMAT exam. It enables you to increase your score.

2 retakes to increase score: After taking the exam for the first time, you get three chances to enhance your score. This provides pupils with the opportunity to perform to the best of their abilities.

NMAT exam dates offer a testing window of more than 75 days, allowing you to self-schedule your favourite exam date to appear in the exam. As a result, you can take the exam without fear of conflict with other exams.

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