NMAT Exam will be held from October 10 to December 19, 2022. NMAT 2022 Registrations process has opened from August 1, 2022.

Top Colleges accepting include NMIMS Mumbai, XIM Bhubaneswar, TAPMI Manipal and KJ Somaiya Mumbai. GMAC, the body that conducts NMAT exam, has made many changes to exam process this year.

What is NMAT?

NMAT 2022 is an important national level MBA entrance test leading to MBA admission 2023 in NMIMS Mumbai and other top MBA colleges. GMAC is the exam conducting body for NMAT by GMAC 2022. NMAT 2022 exam scores will be accepted by some of the top MBA colleges in India for MBA admission 2023-25 batch like 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. 

While clarifying on What is NMAT. Below are shared the NMAT 2022 exam highlights, Exam pattern, key features and key changes in upcoming NMAT exam, top MBA colleges accepting NMAT with cut off and other key aspects of NMAT exam.  

NMAT 2022 Highlights

Some of the unique features of the NMAT by GMAC 2022 exam that will help candidates perform better, assess their performance and play to their strengths with added convenience and flexibility this year are:

  • Long testing window from October 10 to December 19, 2022 last week
  • One More Opportunity to appear in NMAT likely in January 2023
  • Exam pattern and testing mode for the NMAT 2022 exam may change
  • Equal weightage to all sections and no negative marking for incorrect answer
  • 108 questions instead of 120 questions while exam duration remains 120 minutes
  • Two retake opportunities to improve score available 
  • Instant score preview and official score card within 48 hours for Candidates and Schools
  • GMAC offers Free Official practice exams to candidates to practice and familiarizes with exam pattern. It’s called NMAT by GMAC™ Official Practice Exam 1 (Free). Two free attempts are available for candidates
  • There is also NMAT by GMAC Official Guide with CD to help candidates to understand the intricacies of NMAT 2022 exam and check their preparation level
  • Testing options at test center with social distancing norms & online proctored at home
  • 76+ conveniently located testing centers across 73 Indian Cities
  • NMAT by GMAC™ Online Proctored Exam at Home is available on certain dates within the testing period and slots will be booked on first come first serve basis.

NMAT Important Dates 2022

NMAT important dates 2022 for the NMAT exam are as follows:                                                                                                     

NMAT Exam ActivityStart DateLast Date
NMAT 2022 Registration & Application Process (Without Late fee)August 1, 2022October 10, 2022
Facility to choose NMAT 2022 Exam Date – NMAT SchedulingAugust 1, 2022October 13, 2022
NMAT Exam Re-scheduling DatesAugust 1, 2022December 16, 2022
NMAT 2022 Exam DatesOctober 10, 2022December 19, 2022
NMAT 2022 Registration forRe-take of ExamOctober 11, 2022December 16, 2022
NMAT Retake Exam SchedulingOctober 11, 2022December 16, 2022
NMAT 2022 Date of Result DeclarationScore card available 48 hours after taking the NMAT examNMAT result will have scores only. Percentile scores may not be available in the score card
NMAT 2022 Exam Last date for score card download —March 31, 2023

NMAT Exam 2022: Detailed Information at a Glance

Detailed Information on one of the most important but a moderate difficulty MBA entrance exam – NMAT 2022 is as under:

NMAT 2022 Exam Conducting BodyGraduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)
NMAT official Websitemba.com/nmat
Top MBA colleges under NMAT 2022NMIMS, SPJIMR, ISB, XIMB, VIT, TAPMI, ICFAI, Shiv Nadar, SDA Bocconi, L M Thapar
NMAT 2022 Exam Dates75 days from October 10 to December 19, 2022
NMAT 2022 Testing Mode1. Online Exam at Test Centre; Or2. Online proctored exam from  home  
Number of Times you can Take the NMAT exam 2022Three
How to Register for the Exam?Visit NMAT official website and complete registration
NMAT 2022 Exam Application FeeRs.2800/-
Total Questions in NMAT Exam 2022108
Sectional Division of the NMAT Exam3 Sections
Does NMAT have Sectional Time Limit?Yes, and is different for each section
Choice of determining order of sectionsYes, available only once
Exam Difficulty LevelModerate as compared to CAT, XAT, SNAP
Required NMAT exam Percentile for MBA admission in Top Colleges90+
Importance of Taking NMAT 2022 examOffers opportunity to improve rank & score with 2 retakes
Exam application processOnline

NMAT 2022: 8 Key Changes

  1. No Late Registration Date and No Late Fee: Unlike the previous years, No late registration fee will be charged as you are not allowed to apply after the last date of Registration, although retake options are open
  2. Two Testing Modes: GMAC has introduced Online Proctored Exam from Home along with Centre Based online Exam. Candidates have the option to take the test either at test centre with social distancing protocols or to take the online proctored exam from the comfort of their home.
  3. Longer Testing Window: NMAT 2022 has a longer testing window of 75 days
  4. Long Registration Window: NMAT has a long registration and application window of more than three months starting from August and going upto November 2022
  5. Fewer Questions with same Test duration: NMAT 2022 consists of 108 questions instead of 120 questions earlier, while exam duration remains same with 120 minutes
  6. Equal Sectional Weightage: All the 3 sections in NMAT 2022 have equal weightage.
  7. Negative Marking in NMAT 2022: There will no negative marking in NMAT question paper
  8. Check Score Immediately after the Exam: Facility is available for instant score preview and official score card within 48 hours of the exam for Candidates and Schools.  The NMAT 2022 Scorecards can be downloaded within 48 hours of taking the NMAT exam. Besides, you will be informed once Scorecard is available for download. The scorecards can be downloaded till March 31, 2023. 

NMAT 2022 Exam Fees

GMAC has revised upwards the NMAT 2022 Fees for different services as under

NMAT 2022 Test ServiceNMAT FeesRemarks
Test Registration (Early)Rs.2800/-+ Applicable Taxes
Test Registration (Late)Not AnnouncedNA
NMAT Retake RegistrationRs.2800/-+ Applicable Taxes
Additional Score Reports (Beyond 5)Rs. 300/-per report+ Applicable Taxes
Rescheduling NMAT examRs.1200/-+ Applicable Taxes

NMAT 2022 Exam: Composition

Section NameNumber of questionsAllotted time in minutes
Language Skills3628
Quantitative Skills3652
Logical Reasoning36 40

MBA Colleges Accepting NMAT

There are 50+ MBA colleges and universities including many top MBA colleges who will accept NMAT 2022 exam score. Some of the top MBA colleges accepting the NMAT by GMAC 2022 score for MBA admission 2023 are:

MBA collegeProgrammes Offered
NMIMS UniversityUniversity MBA
K J Somaiya Institute of Management, MumbaiMBA
XIM University Bhubaneswar School of HRMMBA – HRM
XIM University Bhubaneswar School of Rural ManagementMBA-RM
IFMR Graduate School of Business at KREA University, Sri CityMBA
IBS Hyderabad: ICFAI Business SchoolMBA
VIT University Vellore, ChennaiMBA
SOIL – School of Inspired Leadership, GurgaonPGPM, PGDM
SDA Bocconi Asia Center, MumbaiInternational Master in Business
ICFAI IBS Dehradun, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Gurgaon Kolkata, Mumbai, PuneMBA/PGPM
Jindal Global Business School – Sonepat, Delhi/NCRMBA/PGDM
Shiv Nadar MBA: School of Management and Entrepreneurship Greater NoidaI-Global MBA

NMAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

There are few basic parameters in NMAT by GMAC 2022 eligibility criteria 2022 which an applicant requires to fulfill to appear in NMAT exam.

  • The candidate must hold Bachelor’s Degree
  • Candidates in final year of Graduation are also eligible to apply for NMAT by GMAC 2022
  • There is no age bar to appear in NMAT 2022
  • Candidates need to also check the B-school admission eligibility criteria apart from NMAT eligibility criteria

NMAT 2022: Key Benefits of Taking the Exam

Let’s look at some salient features of this test.

  • Gateway to Top MBA Colleges: NMAT 2022 scores are accepted for MBA admission at NMIMS University, XIM University Bhubaneswar (for some courses), VIT Vellore and 50+ other well-known universities and MBA colleges.
  • Similar to CAT and SNAP: NMAT is an online computer-based test on the pattern of CAT, XAT, SNAP with only difference in number of questions and difficulty level.
  • Moderate difficulty level: NMAT is a moderate difficulty level exam with 108 questions divided in three core sections of Verbal Ability, Quant and Reasoning. The duration of the exam is 2 hours.
  • No Negative Marking: There will be no negative marking in NMAT. It allows you to maximise your score.
  • 2 Retakes to improve score: NMAT 2022 offers three chances to improve your score after appearing in the exam for the first time. This gives students opportunity to do their best.  
  • 75+ days Test window: NMAT exam dates have more than 75 days testing window and allow you to self- schedule the preferred exam date to appear in the exam. So, you can easily take the exam, without worrying for date-clash with other exams.

NMAT 2022 Cut off

More than 50 MBA colleges in India and abroad will use NMAT 2022 cut offs for MBA admission 2023.  The NMAT 2022 cut offs in top MBA colleges in India like NMIMS, XIMB, K J Somaiya, VIT among others are fairly high in the range of 92-96 percentile.   

NMAT Exam Pattern 2022 Vs Past Pattern

Substantial changes in NMAT Exam are introduced by GMAC. A quick review of latest changes in NMAT pattern will help you to plan and get NMAT 2022 Preparation Strategy and Books. Key changes are:

NMAT Exam ComponentsNMAT 2022NMAT 2021NMAT 2020NMAT 2019
Changes in Registration WindowAug 1 to Oct 10, 2022Aug 3 to Nov 17, 2021Aug 1 to Oct 5, 2020July 2 to Oct 3, 2019
Test Taking WindowOct 14 to Dec 27, 2022Oct 14 to Dec 27, 2021Oct 6 to Dec 19, 2020Reopened in Jan 2021 alsoOct 4 to Dec 17, 2019
Total Question in NMAT108108108120
Change in total Questions/allotted time in Language Skills Section36 Qs in 28 Mins36 Qs in 28 Mins  36 Qs in 28 Mins  32 Qs in 22Mins
Change in total questions/allotted time in Quantitative Skills Section36 Qs in 52Mins36 Qs in 52Mins  36 Qs in 52Mins  48 Qs in 60Mins
Change in total questions/allotted time in Logical Reasoning section  36 Qs in 40Mins  36 Qs in 40Mins  36 Qs in 40Mins40 Qs in 38 Mins

How to Apply for NMAT 2022

Checkout the complete step by step process for filling NMAT online Application Form:

  • Visit the website of NMAT 2022 (link is given above).
  • Now click on the new candidate registration link and registered yourself by filling the registration form.
  • Registration form will contains the details like Name, Email Address, Mobile Number etc.
  • Details like Email Id and Phone Number must be correct and working as all the communication will be done through them.
  • After the completion of registration, registered candidate will receive Password in register Email Id or in Register Mobile Number.
  • Now login into the NMAT 2022 Application Form and fill it with all required details.
  • The Application form will be consist of details like personal information, Educational Details, Address, Exam Centre etc.
  • Save the application form and proceed toward the next step.
  • Upload all required documents including Photograph, Signature, category certificate etc. and save the documents.
  • The document uploaded by candidates must be in prescribed format and size.
  • Now after uploading the documents, move to the final step.
  • Select the payment gateways as mentioned above and complete the further steps accordingly.
  • Once payment will be successful candidates are advised to take the printout of filled Application Form and fee receipt.

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