NMAT Exam Pattern 2018

Exam pattern is a crucial aspect to prepare for the MBA entrance exams. Find out the exam pattern of NMAT 2018 exam and be prepared to ace the test in one go!

Oct 15, 2018 17:01 IST
NMAT Exam Pattern 2018

Exam pattern is the foundation for understanding the nuances of an MBA entrance exam for which you aim. Without having adequate information about the exam pattern, a test taker can get baffled while appearing for the final attempt. So before you appear for the NMAT by GMACTMexam, take a thorough look at the exam pattern and find out relevant details that can affect your performance. The aspects which one must be aware of regarding the exam pattern are as follows: number of sections in the exam, total number of questions and sectional break-up of the questions, time allocated to attempt the exam and time allotted to each section, negative marking scheme etc. 

NMAT Test Window Advantage

Exam takers competing for a seat in Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) shall also make a note that NMAT exam can be taken 3 times in the test window that begins from October 4, 2018, onwards and ends on December 17, 2018. The test takers are given the discretion to share their best score among the three chances attempted. The best score is considered as the final score for seeking admission in the NMIMS affiliated colleges. It should also be noted that for every additional attempt, candidates are supposed submit additional fees as well.

About NMAT Exam Pattern

NMAT Exam tests the aptitude of aspirants through 120 MCQ based questions (from 3 sections i.e. Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning) that are expected to be solved within 120 minutes.


Sectional break-up of questions

S. no.

No. of Questions

Time (in Minutes)


Language Skills



Quantitative Skills



Logical Reasoning




Negative Marking Scheme in NMAT exam

Unlike other MBA entrance exams in which negative marking pulls down the percentile scores of candidates, NMAT doesn’t carry any negative marking. Aspirants don’t have to face the wrath of negative marking if they choose wrong options. 1 mark is rewarded for choosing correct options while no mark is deducted if you attempt a wrong option.

Top MBA colleges accepting NMAT scores

Exam Submission Guidelines

As the exam is conducted in online mode, test takers must review their answers before submitting the final test. After submitting the test, you will not be allowed to make further changes in the test.

For all the NMAT Aspirants, GMAC has launched its 2nd edition of online test prep tool, which is a new online portal offers additional questions in the exam’s format to acquaint test takers with the actual test structure and help them prepare for the exam.


GMAC launches its 2nd edition of online test prep tool

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