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NMAT 2022 - Exam Date, Registration (Begins from August 1), Pattern, Syllabus, Preparation

Updated By Tiyasa Khanra on 01 Aug, 2022 16:21

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About NMAT 2022 (Registration Begins)

NMAT 2022 registration process has been initiated on August 1, 2022, by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). New institutes that will be accepting NMAT by GMAC scores in 2022 are S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai (Global Management Programme), Flame University (MBA, MBA in Communication Management), Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab (MBA), and T.A. Pai Management Institute (all MBA programmes). The complete NMAT important dates 2022 will be released by GMAC soon on the official website. NMAT exam 2022 is likely to be conducted in a 75-day test window from the 2nd week of October to the last week of December 2022. NMAT exam is conducted by GMAC for admission to MBA courses offered by NMIMS and other NMAT score accepting colleges. An additional NMAT registration window was opened by GMAC from 03 January 2022 to 09 January 2022. NMAT 2022 Registration will begin with the release of the official notification tentatively in the first week of August 2022.

Make sure you check the NMAT Eligibility Criteria 2022 before filling out the NMAT application form. You must complete the online registration for NMAT 2022 within the early window to avoid any late fees. Payments must be made online using Visa/ MasterCard/ American Express/ Debit card/ Internet banking/ Diners Club.

Number of Attempts in NMAT 2022: A maximum of three attempts for the NMAT exam will be allowed within the testing year. A gap of 15 days will be mandatory between two attempts for each candidate. If a candidate wishes to give all three attempts, GMAC has advised that they schedule their exam as per the following dates.

What is NMAT 2022?

NMAT 2022 is a popular management entrance examination, which is organized and conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). The main aim of the NMAT is to provide aspiring candidates with the scope of admissions to the courses offered by leading MBA colleges in India such as VIT Vellore, SPJIMR Mumbai (PGMPW), XIM Bhubaneswar, NMIMS Mumbai and many more. NMAT is conducted once a year, and the candidates aspiring to appear in it can apply for the examination from August to November. The entrance is conducted over a period of 88 days. Aspirants also get a scope to choose their suitable date, time and venue to appear in the examination. Candidates who clear NMAT 2022 are not only eligible for admission at NMIMS but also at 30 B-Schools in India that consider NMAT score for admission to the postgraduate management courses. NMAT 2022 score is also accepted by top B-Schools across 11 countries. The computer-based test is held in a 75-day long window from October to December. Test takers are permitted to appear for 3 retakes of NMAT. From this academic year, NMAT scores will be valid for MBA courses abroad also.

NMAT 2022 Mock Test

NMAT Mock Tests are available for the candidates who aspire to appear in the examination and do well in it. Appearing in these mock tests will help the candidates to know about the exam pattern and structure of NMAT to an extent. To know more about this particular topic, candidates are advised to click here.

NMAT Previous Year Question Papers

Solving NMAT previous year question papers is considered to be a must before appearing in the final entrance examination. There are a number of positive factors when it comes to solving these question papers. The most important factor is that the candidates can gauge the trend of questions asked in the NMAT. Candidates are just a click away from gaining detailed knowledge about NMAT Previous year question papers.

Also Read: Top 10 Colleges Accepting NMAT 2022 Score

Candidates who appear for this year's NMAT may have to take special precautions against COVID-19 when at the test center. They must carefully go through the exam-day instructions and COVID-19 guidelines for NMAT 2022 to ensure the safety of test-takers and invigilators. Last year, NMAT had an 88-day long testing window, two retake attempts, and around 66 testing centers across 52 cities.

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NMAT 2022 Highlights

Here are the highlights for the NMAT 2022 exams:

Number of Attempts in  NMAT entrance

3 times a year

Conducting Body

Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)

Level of the entrance


Exam Mode of NMAT

Computer Based Test (online)


2 chances to retake the exam

Testing Window

75-88 day test window

Type of questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

Medium of NMAT


Duration of the entrance

120 minutes

No. of Questions


Colleges Accepting Exam NMAT by GMAC :

NMAT 2022 Exam Advantages

  • Enables your Best Performance

  • No negative marking

  • 10% lesser Questions

  • Equal Weightage to all Sections

  • Play to your Strengths

  • Choose Section Order

  • Personalize your Preparation using Official Guide, Study Plan and Prep Exams

  • Assess Your Performance

  • Preview Score Instantly

  • Download Scorecard within 48 hours

  • 3 attempts to Improve your Score

  • Choose NMAT Accepting schools to send scores

  • Provides Flexibility, Convenience and Safety

  • Test Centre with Social Distancing Norms or as Online Proctored at Home in India

  • Online Proctored Test at Home in Rest of the world

  • NMAT by GMAC is accepted at 68 institutions in India, South Africa, Philippines, Nigeria, and Morocco.

NMAT 2022 Important Dates

Check out the NMAT Exam 2022 Expected Dates in the table below:


Starting Date

Closing Date

NMAT 2022 Registration 

August 1, 2022 (Started)

1st week of November 2022

NMAT 2022 Late Registration

2nd week of November 2022

2nd  week of November 2022

NMAT 2022 Exam Scheduling

1st week of August 2022

2nd week of November 2022

NMAT 2022 Rescheduling

1st week of August 2022

Last week of December 2022

NMAT 2022 Exam Delivery

2nd week of October 2022

Last week of December 2022

Registration Retake

2nd week of October 2022

Last week of December 2022

NMAT 2022 Exam Date for Retake

2nd week of October 2022

Last week of December 2022

Top Management Colleges :

NMAT 2022: Key Changes in Exam

  • GMAC has introduced two testing modes - Online Proctored Exam from Home along with Center Based online Exam. It depends on the discretion of the candidates whether they will take the test either at a test center with social distancing protocols or take the online proctored exam from the comfort of their home.

  • NMAT 2022 has a longer testing window of 75 days.

  • NMAT has a long registration and application window of more than three months starting from August and going upto November 2022

  • NMAT 2022 has fewer questions with the same test duration, i.e. 120 minutes, or, 2 hours. NMAT 2022 consists of 108 questions instead of 120 questions earlier.

  • All the 3 sections in NMAT 2022 have equal weightage.

  • There will no negative marking in NMAT question paper

  • Candidates can avail themselves of the facility of instant score preview and official score card within 48 hours of the exam. Candidates will be notified once the Scorecard is available for download. The scorecards can be downloaded till March 31, 2023. 

NMAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

It is essential for each NMAT 2022 aspirant to be aware of the NMAT Eligibility Criteria before paying the fees for the NMAT Exam. Only those students who fulfill the eligibility criteria will be allowed to attempt the NMAT 2022 Exam.

The eligibility criteria of NMAT 2022 have been provided below:

  • Academic Qualificaforon: 

  1. Students should have completed their graduation under 10+2+3 or four years of education pattern from any stream from a UGC/AICTE recognized institute or equivalent.

  2. Candidates who are awaiting results or are in their final year of graduation are also eligible to apply for NMAT 2022. 

  3. Admission is granted on a provisional basis until the graduation mark sheet and certificate of the qualifying examination are submitted. 

  • Minimum Aggregate: Candidates should have scored at least 50% in their graduation to be eligible for NMAT.

  • Nationality: There are no nationality criteria for NMAT

  • Age Limit: There is no age limit barrier for NMAT

  • Professional Qualification: Work Experience is not mandatory

  • Maximum Attempts: 3 times, i.e One examination attempt and two retakes 

NMAT 2022 Registration Process

The various levels of NMAT 2022 registration process that the candidates must understand before applying for the examination have been mentioned below:

  • Step 1: Visit the NMAT official website and create an account using a valid email ID and other personal credentials.

  • Step 2: Open your email account and click on the verification link received by GMAC and sign up successfully for NMAT 2021.

  • Step 3: Enter your personal credentials, academic credentials, work experience details, choice of MBA courses of various colleges accepting NMAT scores (You can select up to five courses and b-schools), preference of test cities and ID number i.e Aadhaar, PAN, Driving License, etc.

  • Step 4: Scan and upload your photograph and digital signature as per the resolution (Max 1 MB) and the format (JPG/JPEG, PNG, GIF) specified by GMAC. 

  • Step 5: Save and submit all the above-mentioned information and proceed to payment. The application fee is INR 2,300 (excluding GST). After submitting the fees, you would get your "NMAT ID". Take a printout for future reference. 

  • Step 6: GMAC will send a notification for scheduling your exam, booking your slot and downloading your hall ticket. The same will be reflected on your NMAT dashboard.

NMAT 2022 Application Process

Filling out the NMAT 2022 registration form application is the very first stage in the admissions process. Applicants must complete the NMAT online application within the given timeframe. NMAT 2022 admit cards are only provided to aspirants who complete the registration process. The NMAT 2022 enrollment system is performed online, and candidates must generate a login ID and password to finish the process. Applicants must pay INR 2,300 (excluding GST) for the application payment and exam planning. The payment can be made online with a bank transfer, a master card, a mobile wallet, or another method.

The rescheduling of the test is facilitated in the student account after a successful registration. To reschedule the NMAT 2022 exam, applicants have to apply for the NMAT examination rescheduling option within 72 hours of the examination date and timeline. The same applicant screen can also be used to accomplish NMAT rescheduling stages. The fee for a redo is INR 2,300, and the fee for a schedule change is INR 1,200.

NMAT 2022 Application Fees

The detailed NMAT 2022 application fee structure is as follows:

Early Registration Fee

INR 2300 + taxes

Late Registration Fee

INR 2800 + taxes

Retake Fee

INR 2300 + taxes

Reschedule Fee

INR 1200 + taxes

Additional Score Report Fee (after first 5)

INR 300 + taxes per report

Payment forms accepted: Visa/MasterCard/American Express/Debit card/Internet banking

Admission Process of NMAT 2022

Six steps that administers the entire admission process are:

  1. NMAT 2022 application form
  2. Admit card release of NMAT 2022
  3. NMAT 2022 exam announcement 
  4. Result declaration
  5. Selection procedure of NMAT 2022

The selection process includes both the personal interview and group discussion phase. 

NMAT 2022 Exam Pattern

The NMAT 2022 Exam Pattern has been provided below:

  • NMAT 2022 will consist of 3 sections - Language skills, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Skills. 

  • The overall test duration is 2 hours. 

  • There is an individual time limit for each section. 

  • Students have the privilege to choose the order in which they wish to attempt the paper. 

  • The type of questions asked in the NMAT exam are MCQ type questions. 

  • The medium of instruction of NMAT 2021 is English.

The NMAT 2022 Exam Pattern has been tabulated below:


No of Questions

Sectional Time Limit

Range of Marks

Quantitative Skills




Logical Reasoning




Language Skills








Section-wise Topic Coverage

  • Language Skills: Reading Comprehension, Para Forming, Error Identification Prepositions, Sentence Completion, Analogies

  • Logical Reasoning: Critical Reasoning, Statement and Argument based Questions, Linear and Circular Arrangements, Classification and syllogisms, Statement and Inference based Questions, Blood Relation Questions, Decision making, Coding and Decoding, etc. 

  • Quantitative Skills: Number Properties, Arithmetic, Algebra and Probability, DI Caselets and Tables, DI Graphs and Charts, Data Sufficiency

NMAT 2022 Exam Scheduling

The admissions for NMAT are done by the clearance of GMAC. Post completion of the registration process, the scheduling for the exam can be done. With the help of the exam scheduling option, a specific date and city need to be updated by the candidate to proceed further. Scheduling is the only process by which students will be allowed to take the exam. It can be done from the dashboard of the NMAT login.

Also Read: NMAT Score vs Percentile Analysis: How to Calculate NMAT Scores

NMAT 2022 Conducting Body

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) is the owner and administrator of the GMAT as well as NMAT exams. It is a global non-profit organization involved in leading graduate business schools around the world. NMAT is a national-level management entrance exam for admission to NMAT designated management colleges such as Alliance University, SRM University, BML Munjal University, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Ansal University, VIT University, and ICFAI Business School (IBS).

NMAT 2022 Scores

Candidates taking the NMAT 2022 exam will receive their score card with scaled score for the sections and total within 48 hours of giving the exam. Candidates will be notified by email once their score card is ready for download.
Scaled scores: Questions in the NMAT exam are selected from the question pool for each examinee based on his or her performance on the questions previously answered. The questions a candidate receives are targeted at his or her ability level; therefore, a high- scoring candidate generally receives a more difficult sample of questions than a low-scoring candidate. The NMAT exam is scored by first obtaining the candidate’s final ability estimate based on the probabilistic model approach of modern exam theory, and then transformed to a scaled score ranging from 12 to 120.

NMAT 2022 Rescheduling and Retake

Candidates will be allowed to take the NMAT 2022 exam a maximum of three times. This includes the first attempt plus a maximum of two retake attempts. No shows are considered attempts. The retake registration option will be enabled in the dashboard after the exam date. Candidates need to register for the retake by simply clicking on the Retake section, selecting the exam mode and paying the retake fees. The retake can be scheduled after the completion of a scheduled attempt and the retake exam can only be taken after a gap of 15 days from the previous attempt. Candidates can book a retake only after taking the previous attempt

Retake attempts are booked on first cum first basis and subject to seat availability on the scheduled date and slot. Rescheduling of NMAT exam is also available upto 72 hours prior to the original NMAT exam date. Also, you will be required to pay the retake fees per attempt, which is Rs 2300/-

Schedule of Applying for NMAT Retake Attempts

The total maximum attempts that the candidates will be able to take, based on when they appear for the first exam subject to seat availability have been tabulated below. Seats are allocated on a first come first serve basis. 

First Attempt Exam Date

Maximum attempts available

On or before 24th Nov 2022


Between 25th Nov 2022 to 10th Dec 2022


On or after 11th Dec 2022


NMAT 2022 Exam Centres

Indian Test Centres:




Agra, Allahabad, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Ghaziabad, Delhi, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Jammu, Kanpur, Lucknow, Noida, Patiala, Varanasi


Coimbatore, Madurai, Mangalore, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Hyderabad, Manipal, Mysore, Tiruchirapalli, Vellore, Vizag, Vijayawada


Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Patna, Ranchi, Shillong


Aurangabad, Rajkot, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune, Surat, Vadodara


Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Raipur, Bhilai, Gwalior

Note: There are several test centres to choose from in some cities.

Foreign Test Centers:











NMAT 2022 Cut Off

NMAT 2022 Cut Off marks are different for every NMAT participating institute depending on the difficulty level of the exam, the vacancies in the course and average performance by the students. The NMAT 2022 cut offs in top MBA colleges in India like NMIMS, XIMB, K J Somaiya, VIT among others are significantly high in the range of 92-96 percentile. NMAT Cutoff marks range from 150 to 200, and certain institutes will give preference to sectional cutoffs in addition to the overall NMAT Cutoff. NMIMS Bangalore requires a normalised score of 200, which is approximately 91.1%, but NMIMS Mumbai requires a score of 208 and a percentile of 94%. NMAT final cut off marks can be either released in the form of NMAT score or NMAT percentile. 

Issue of Admit Card: NMAT 2022

Admit card is to be downloaded by the students who have already completed their registration process in addition to the submission of the registration fee. They can also book the exam slot of their choice. Candidates can download their admit cards now until the day of the entrance examination. 

GMAC will release the NMAT Admit card 2022 24 hours after the successful registration and completion of payment of NMAT exam fee. The NMAT 2022 Admit Card is a document that contains a candidate’s NMAT registration details and photograph. Candidates are required to carry and furnish the hard copy of their NMAT Admit Card 2022 along with your govt. ID proof at the exam centre on the NMAT 2022 exam date and get it signed by the exam administrator at the designated place. Here are the details which will be mentioned on your NMAT 2022 Admit Card:

  • Name

  • Registration ID

  • Test centre name

  • Exam date and Exam time

  • Course

  • Social Category

Also Read: NMAT 2022 Exam Day Instructions, Tips for Home-Based Candidates, and COVID-19 Guidelines

How to Schedule NMAT 2022 Exam?

Candidates can schedule the NMAT 2022 Exam using the exam scheduling tab on the official website once the fee payment is received at GMAC's end. Candidates can schedule their test any time during the scheduling window, provided the same is at least 24 hours later from the time of scheduling. Here are the necessary steps to schedule your NMAT exam correctly:

  • Login to your NMAT account and visit your NMAT Dashboard

  • Go to the 'Schedule Exam' option that will be visible after successfully paying your exam fee.

  • Schedule your NMAT date and time using the activated feature

  • Choose your test mode i.e. either test centre based online test or remote proctored online test from home

  • Download the test hall ticket from your dashboard.

NMAT 2022 Result

Candidates can check the NMAT final result 2022 on the official website by logging in using their credentials. NMAT 2022 test-takers will be able to check their NMAT Scores and download the scorecards after 48 hours or 2 days of appearing in the exam. After the release of the NMAT result, candidates can check your NMAT Scorecard 2022 and NMAT percentile. Candidates can download the result card for future references. 

NMAT 2022 Official Marksheet

The official NMAT 2022 mark sheet will comprise two scores - an individual sectional scaled score and overall score and percentile of a candidate. Calculation of the scaled score is done before calculating the final percentile. The final percentile score is calculated based on the scaled score and it is updated in the official scorecard and sent to b-schools.

Selection Process: NMAT 2022

NMAT 2022 Selection Process is expected to begin after the declaration of NMAT cut offs in January/ February 2023. GMAC is not responsible for carrying out a centralized admission process. Every participating institute has its own selection process and admission criteria.

  • NMAT 2022 Selection Process will include GD-PI rounds. 

  • Candidates who clear the minimum sectional and overall cut offs will be shortlisted to appear for the GD-PI rounds.

  • After the conduction of the PI round, the final merit list will be prepared based on various parameters: NMAT 2022 score, NMAT GD-PI scores, work experience, past academic scores, and gender diversity.

  • The participating institute may also decide to conduct a WAT (Writing Ability Test) or Case Discussion (CD) round instead of the conventional GD round. 

  • The decision of final admission is based on the combined performance in NMAT online test and GD-PI round.

B-Schools Accepting NMAT 2022 Scores

Find the list mentioned below by GMAC to know top B-Schools in India accepting NMAT scores:

  • XIM, Bhubaneswar
  • SRM University, Chennai
  • UPES, Dehradun
  • ITM, Navi Mumbai
  • K J Somaiya Institute of Management
  • GITAM Hyderabad Business School, Hyderabad
  • SVKM's Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies
  • Indian School of Business (ISB)(Advanced Management Programme in Business Analytics (AMPBA))
  • S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research.
  • SDA Bocconi Asia Center
  • Xavier University
  • ICFAI Business School (IBS), Hyderabad and other locations
  • Master's Union School of Business
  • Chitkara University
  • IILM University
  • Myra School of Business

NMAT 2022 Score Accepting Colleges Outside India


NMAT Score Accepting Colleges

South Africa

  • Rhodes Business School
  • University of South Africa (UNISA) Graduate School of Business Leadership
  • Johannesburg Business school, University of Johannesburg


  • De La Salle University - Dasmariñas
  • Virata School of Business, University of the Philippines
  • School of Business Administration, Arellano University


Africa Business School


  • Covenant University
  • Lead City University
  • Lagos Business School

Preparation Tips for NMAT 2022

The NMAT, like every MBA admissions test, is a timed exam. As a result, the complete planning must be based on this concept. Applicants must use NMAT prepping approaches to enhance their precision and agility when answering questions on the exam. Candidates must obtain the best NMAT preparation reading material, 5 years of NMAT question paper, and try mock exams in order to improve their time and efficiency. To prepare for the exam, keep the following points in mind:

  • Spend three to four months developing deeper understanding of topics covered in the NMAT curriculum.

  • Analyze your level of effort by practicising NMAT previous years question papers.

  • While studying, make notes on each subject and reevaluate them as needed.

  • Clarify your confusion with your peers and professors.

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NMAT 2022: Instructions and accommodations for students with special needs

NMAT has made special ammendments for applicants with special need. This includes the facility of accommodation. These candidates can send the similar request to the authorities of GMAC. It is done while carrying out the registration process for NMAT 2022. 

Students with the special needs given below can opt for these special facilities:

  1. Learning disability
  2. Cerebral Palsy
  3. Mobility impairment
  4. Leprosy
  5. Blindness (low vision to no vision)
  6. Others

Some of the major changes and facilities are given by GMAC are:

  • Large fonts
  • Reader
  • Mobility help
  • Extra time

NMAT 2022 Exam: Documents to Carry to the Examination Hall

There are three documents that need to be carried at the exam centre for the NMAT Entrance exams. These are:

  • Confirmation Email printout

  • Admit card / Hall tickets – can be downloaded from the NMAT website

  • One valid primary ID (Passport, PAN Card, Voter’s ID card, UID / Aadhaar Card) and another secondary ID (Any one of the primary ID’s, ATM Card / Debit Card / Credit Card, Driving License). ID’s produced should be original and not photocopied / scanned.

NMAT 2022 Contact Details


GMAC India Office
Gurgaon, India


+91 120 4397830 

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FAQs about NMAT by GMAC

Are NMAT scores accepted in any foreign universities?

Yes. From 2018, some foreign universities in South Africa and the Philippines have started accepting the NMAT exam scores.

Which colleges accept the NMAT exam scores?

NMAT scores are accepted by NMIMS and many other prominent b-schools such as SPJIMR, SRM University, VIT University, IBS, Ansal University etc.

Does NMAT have any test centres outside of India?

Yes. NMAT has four test centres located outside India in Dhaka, Thimpu, Kathmandu and Colombo.

Where are the test centres for the NMAT exam located?

NMAT has test centres in many major cities across all zones of India. These include cities such as Delhi, Ahmedabad, Dehradun, Manipal, Mysore, Mumbai, Indore, Pune, Jammu, Shillong, Raipur etc.

What is the medium in which NMAT is conducted?

NMAT is conducted in English.

In which mode is NMAT exam conducted?

NMAT is a computer-based test (CBT) which is conducted in the online mode.

How many times can I take the NMAT in a year?

You can sit for the NMAT exam three times in a year. This includes your first attempt of the exam and the two retakes that are allowed by GMAC.

Do candidates get a limited number of attempts for NMAT?

No. NMAT can be taken by the candidates any number of times if they fulfil the eligibility criteria.

How many times does GMAC conduct the NMAT?

The NMAT exam is conducted by GMAC once every year.

Who conducts NMAT?

NMAT is conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), a non-profit organization that also conducts the GMAT exam.

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