NMAT 2020 Exam Day Instructions, Tips for Home Based Candidates and COVID-19 Guidelines

Abhinav Chamoli
Abhinav ChamoliPublished On: November 25, 2020 | NMAT by GMAC

Candidates appearing for NMAT 2020 have to follow the important instructions issued by GMAC on how to conduct themselves at the examination centres. The COVID-19 guidelines must also be followed by all aspirants appearing for the exam.

NMAT Exam Day Instructions and COVID-19 Guidelines

Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) has started conducting NMAT 2020 from November 4, 2020. The exam will be conducted on multiple dates till January 30, 2020, and candidates will be free to take the test on any date suitable to them. A retake of the test will also be allowed between the examination window after paying an additional retake fee of Rs. 2000.

Registrations for the exam, however, are still open and candidates can register for later dates until November 20, 2020, while late registration and scheduling will be possible until November 30 and December 2 respectively.

GMAC has also released important instructions and exam day guidelines for NMAT 2020, which have been provided below. Candidates can check all of the important things to know before appearing for the NMAT by GMAC exam.

NMAT 2020 Important Dates

Given below are the important dates for NMAT 2020.

NMAT 2020 RegistrationSeptember 14 - November 20, 2020
Late RegistrationNovember 21 - 30, 2020
NMAT 2020 Exam DatesNovember 4, 2020 - January 30, 2021
Result DeclarationTBA

Check the complete NMAT by GMAC 2020 schedule here.

NMAT 2020 Exam Pattern

NMAT 2020 Exam Pattern

NMAT 2020 Admit Card

GMAC issues the NMAT 2020 admit card for every candidate who has registered for the exam. Candidates can begin downloading their admit card as soon as their fee payment is accepted, which is usually within 24 hours of the payment. The admit card can be printed by logging in at the official website of NMAT (nmat.org).

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NMAT 2020 Exam Day Instructions

GMAC issues the exam-day instructions for the candidates who are appearing for the test on any given day. The following important instructions must be noted by the candidates to be followed on the exam day for NMAT 2020.

  • Candidates must bring their NMAT 2020 admit cards along with them to the examination centre. No candidate will be permitted to appear for the exam without their valid admit card.

  • Along with the admit card, candidates must bring the following Photo ID proof in original:

    • Driving License

    • Voter ID

    • Aadhar Card

    • Passport

  • Candidates must also carry a printed copy of their confirmation mail to the exam centre.

  • Candidates must report at the exam centre at least 30 minutes before the starting time of the exam.
    It is advisable to reach earlier to avoid any last-minute rush.

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NMAT 2020 Tips for Home-Based Test

This year, candidates have been given an option to appear for NMAT 2020 in the home-based proctored format. Here are some of the tips for the candidates appearing for the home-based version of the NMAT to help them avoid hassle and save time in the test.

  • Candidates must use their personal computers and laptops only to attempt the test. They should not use their official computers or public computers such as a cyber cafe.

  • Candidates should download an install Zoom to help save time before the test.

  • Some technical issues have been reported by the candidates appearing for home based NMAT. The proctor will help the candidates download the software for the exam but in case of any issue, they may be given a slot on a later date.

  • Candidates must keep original physical copies of their ID proof with them during the exam. Any soft copies or electronic IDs are not being accepted as valid.

NMAT 2020 COVID-19 Guidelines

The following important guidelines must be noted by the candidate as a precaution against COVID-19.

  • Candidates must follow the social distancing norms at all times and maintain space between themselves and other candidates as well as invigilators at the exam centre.

  • Candidates will be required to wear masks at all times while at the examination centre. No candidate will be permitted to enter without a face mask. Some candidates are also taking extra precaution by wearing face masks.

  • Candidates are prohibited to bring any electronic devices such as mobile phones, watches, calculators etc. inside the examination hall.

  • Candidates have also been prohibited to bring stationery items to the centre. The conducting authority will be making necessary arrangements in this regard.

  • For proper storage of backpacks and mobile phones, some NMAT 2020 exam centres had the facility of lockers so that candidates can secure their belongings before appearing for the exam.

  • The exam body has also ensured that proper sanitisation of the exam centre takes place and sanitisers have been placed at various locations for the convenience of the candidates.

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