NMAT by GMAC 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Deepika Narwal Updated On: 09 Oct, 2018 11:15 IST

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NMAT by GMAC 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of NMAT by GMAC 2018 is prescribed by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). NMAT by GMAC 2018 eligibility criteria takes various factors into consideration such as nationality, age criteria, academic qualification, and marks required to apply for NMAT by GMAC 2018. The entrance exam is scheduled to be conducted between 4th October to 17th December 2018 and candidates qualifying NMAT by GMAC 2018 will be eligible for MBA admissions in NMIMS University and 23 other B-schools in India.

It is important for the applicants to check the NMAT by GMAC 2018 eligibility criteria before applying for the exam. As per the eligibility criteria prescribed for conducting NMAT by GMAC, applicants with a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university or institute with at least 50% aggregate marks are eligible to apply. Furthermore, candidates of both Indian and Foreign origin having Bachelor’s Degree can apply for the entrance exam and candidates with two or more years of work experience will be given preference.

Note: For NMAT by GMAC, there is no reservation policy as such. However, candidates must note that some seats may be reserved for widows, wards of armed forces personnel killed and Kashmiri Migrants in few colleges/institutes.

Important Pointers Regarding NMAT by GMAC 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Some of the important points of NMAT by GMAC eligibility norms are listed below:

  • To appear for NMAT by GMAC   2018, there is no age limit.

  • The candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent qualification from a recognized University/institute.

  • The minimum score required in the qualifying examination is 50%.

  • The eligibility requirements in NMAT by GMAC varies institute-wise. Therefore, candidates must cross-check each institute’s eligibility criteria.

  • Final year candidates appearing for the qualifying examination may also apply and get provisional admission.

  • For the full-time management programmes, candidates with at least two years of experience are given priority.
  • All eligibility documents should be produced at the time of admission. All certificates and documents should be consolidated.
  • If the total marks of candidates are in CGPA or Grade, then they have to produce necessary documents to convert the marks into the grades by the university.

NMAT by GMAC Eligibility Criteria for NMIMS Campuses

The NMAT by GMAC eligibility criteria of the various NMIMS campuses is listed below:

NMIMS Programmes and Campuses Eligibility Norms
MBA (Mumbai)
  • Candidate should have a bachelor's degree from any recognised University/institute in any subject.
  • The minimum required aggregate marks in the qualifying examination is 50%.
  • Candidates who have done distance learning or correspondence course or Part-time graduates are not eligible to apply.
MBA in HR (Mumbai)
  • Candidate should have a Bachelor's Degree in any subject from any recognised University/Institute.
  • Candidate must score 50% as aggregate marks.
  • Candidates who have done distance learning or correspondence course or Part-time graduates are not eligible to apply.
MBA in Pharmaceutical Management (Mumbai)
  • Candidate should have a Bachelor’s Degree in M.Sc. in Biotechnology, BDS, BHMS, MBBS BAMS, B.Sc. and Pharmacy, Life Sciences, Science from any recognised University/institute.
  • The minimum required aggregate score is 50%
  • Candidate with a Master's degree in Sociology, Economics, and Psychology or Bachelor's Degree in B.E./B.Tech/Bio-Medical can also apply.
  • 2 years of work experience is preferred by a pharmaceutical company.
PGDM (Bengaluru) and  PGDBM (Hyderabad)
  • Candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree (Full-Time) in any subject from a recognised University/Institute.
  • Candidate should have scored 50% as aggregate marks in their first attempt.
  • Candidates who have done distance learning or correspondence course or Part-time graduates, are not eligible to apply.

Also, check out the detailed selection and eligibility criteria for NMIMS Mumbai here.

NMAT By GMAC Eligibility Criteria for International Candidates

In order to appear for NMAT by GMAC 2018, international applicants are also eligible to apply. The detailed eligibility criteria for international candidates is mentioned below:

  • International applicants must have a full-time Bachelor degree (10+2+3/4) in any discipline from any recognized university and must have atleast 50% marks in aggregate in the first attempt.

  • The applicants willing to appear for NMAT by GMAC  must have valid a GMAT score of six hundred (600) and above. Furthermore, GMAT score for the last three years up to October 2018 will be taken into consideration.

  • For international candidates, all the admissions are subject to getting clearance from the candidate’s government (if required) and a student visa from the Indian Embassy in the candidate’s country.

  • International applicants having more than 2 years of post qualification experience are preferred.


1. Who is eligible for this exam?

Candidate having a bachelor's degree with 50% in any discipline in the first attempt is eligible for this entrance exam.

2. I have completed my Bachelor’s Degree, do I need to give the overall percentage of marks or as per my University/Institute standards? 

As per NMAT By GMAC eligibility norms, you have to give percentage according to your university/institute norms.

3. I have not completed my Bachelor’s Degree/I am in final year of Bachelor’s degree, what marks do I need to enter the application form?

According to NMAT by GMAC eligibility criteria, you have to give aggregate percentage up to the last marks received from the University/Institute.

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