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NMAT by GMAC Score vs Percentile Analysis: How to Calculate NMAT Scores

Abhinav Chamoli
Abhinav ChamoliUpdated On: September 15, 2022 02:29 pm IST | NMAT by GMAC

Check all of the details regarding NMAT by GMAC score vs percentile analysis. Candidates can check how the NMAT score and percentile are calculated and an analysis of the score required for the 99 percentile.

NMAT by GMAC Score vs Percentile Analysis

Candidates appearing for NMAT are often confused between NMAT score and NMAT percentile. These two factors are considered when colleges are shortlisting candidates on the basis of their NMAT scores. Various colleges accepting NMAT scores release their cutoff for admission of candidates to their offered courses after the declaration of NMAT results. Having an idea of the score vs percentile of NMAT helps candidates get an idea of what is a good score in NMAT that they need to get in order to clear the NMAT cutoff for various colleges.

NMAT is a popular management entrance exam conducted by the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) for admission to the MBA and other postgraduate management programs of NMIMS and other NMAT participating colleges. For the year 2022, NMAT will be conducted from October 10 to December 19. NMAT 2022 application process is ongoing and candidates can submit their registration forms by October 10, 2022.

Go through this article to understand how to calculate NMAT scores and know the detailed NMAT by GMAC score vs percentile analysis.

NMAT by GMAC Score vs Percentile Analysis

One important thing to note is that there is no absolute relationship between the NMAT score and the NMAT percentile. What this means is that getting a certain score in NMAT does not entitle you to a particular percentile. The percentile calculation depends on the performance of all of the candidates appearing for NMAT.

However, a correlation can be seen between the score vs percentile of NMAT on the basis of previous data of the exam. The information given below will provide the candidates with an idea of the score and percentile in NMAT.

  • 99 percentile: Generally, a score ranging from 230 - 240 is equivalent to the 99 percentile in NMAT.
  • 95 percentile: Candidates who have scaled scores in the range of 210 - 215 usually get a 95+ percentile score in NMAT.

  • 90 percentile: A score above 200 is generally required for a 90+ percentile in NMAT.

How to Calculate NMAT 2022 Scaled Scores?

NMAT scaled scores are calculated based on the raw scores of a candidate in each section of the exam. As per the information provided by GMAC, the scaled scores of NMAT are calculated after taking into account any difference in the difficulty of the question papers of the exam. Thus, the scaled scores give an accurate depiction of a candidate's performance with respect to other candidates who appeared for the exam.

The NMAT scaled scores are released 4 - 5 weeks after a candidate has taken the test. The scores are also updated on the NMAT scorecard. GMAC does not reveal the raw score of candidates in the NMAT exam and scaled scores are only used in the calculation of the final percentile of candidates who appeared for the NMAT exam. Candidates can use the scaled scores to judge their performance in the exam without worrying about the difficulty level of the test that they received.

How to Calculate NMAT 2022 Percentile?

The final percentile in NMAT reveals how well a candidate has performed in the NMAT exam. The final percentile gives an idea of the candidate's score relative to all of the other candidates who appeared in the NMAT exam. The final percentile of a candidate gives the percentage out of the total number of candidates who have received a lower score than the candidate in the exam.

Hence, the final percentile for NMAT is only calculated after all of the candidates have appeared for the NMAT exam at the end of the year. The NMAT final percentile of a candidate is mentioned on the scorecard received by a candidate and is also sent to various colleges for the shortlisting of candidates. The final percentile of candidates is usually released by GMAC after the declaration of the result.

Important Details Mentioned on NMAT 2022 Scorecard

The following important details will be mentioned on the scorecard of NMAT 2022.

  • Name of the Candidate
  • NMAT Registration No. of the Candidate
  • Section-Wise Scaled Scores
  • Total Scaled Score
  • Final Percentile

NMAT 2022 Section-Wise Scoring Pattern

Candidates are scored according to their performance in each section of the exam. Each section of the NMAT exam has a range of scaled scores, which includes the minimum and maximum scores a candidate can get in the section. The table below contains the section-wise scaled scores in NMAT.

SectionScaled Score Range
Quantitative Skills0 - 144
Language Skills0 - 96
Logical Reasoning Skills0 - 120
Total0 - 360

NMAT 2022 Exam Pattern

To understand how NMAT 2022 scores are calculated, it is important to understand the exam pattern of NMAT. There are three sections in NMAT each of which contains a different number of questions and a fixed time is allocated for each section. The table below contains details regarding the exam pattern of NMAT.


No. of Questions


Score Range

Quantitative Skills




Logical Reasoning




Language Skills








Candidates can get a basic idea of their final percentile in NMAT by using the information given above. If there are any doubts regarding the scoring pattern of NMAT, contact us on the CollegeDekho QnA Zone and our experts will help you solve your queries.

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