NMAT 2022: Registration, Syllabus, Exam Pattern and Analysis

First Impression:

The NMAT 2022 test-taking window started today 10th October and will go on till 19th December 2022. NMAT 2022 followed a similar pattern to last year with each section comprising 36 questions. Overall the candidates had to attempt 108 questions in 120 minutes.

NMAT 2022 had a moderate level of difficulty.

  • The Language Skills section was easy-moderate in difficulty and comprised 2 reading comprehension questions along with fill-in-the-blanks, antonyms, synonyms, and para completion.
  • The Logical Reasoning section was more time-consuming and comprised textually-heavy questions. The section was of moderate difficulty.
  • While Quantitative Skills had questions from all the sections except geometry, it was dominated by modern math and numbers. The data interpretation section was simple but lengthy. The Quantitative section is on a moderate level.

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NMAT 2022: Overview

  • NMAT 2022 exam will be conducted by GMAC in an online mode
  • The test window for NMAT 2022 is a 70-day test window which will start on 10th October and end on 19th December.
  • In the given test window, the number of times an aspirant can take the exam is 3 times, with a gap of 15 days between two successive attempts.
  • NMAT Paper consists of 108 questions spread across three sections, viz Language Skills, Quantitative Skills, and Logical Reasoning.
  • All the sections will have an equal number of questions I.e. 36
  • The medium of instruction will be English.
  • Students can choose the order of sections in which they wish to attempt the paper.
  • Movement across sections is not available.
  • The duration of the test is 120 minutes.
  • There is an individual time limit for each section.
  • It is a "computer adaptive" online examination.
  • Students can review the summary of their attempts at the end of each section.
  • The registration charges for NMAT 2022 is Rs. 2800 + Applicable Taxes per attempt

NMAT Exam Dates

NMAT registration dates are from 1st August 2022 to 10th October 2022. Candidates need to fill out the application form and pay the application fees online in order to register successfully. The registration forms will be available on NMAT by GMAC's official website. Here are all the important dates pertaining to the NMAT 2022 examination:


Start Date

End Date

NMAT Registration Dates

1st August 2022

10th October 2022


1st August 2022

13th October 2022

Exam Re Scheduling Window

1st August 2022

16th December 2022

NMAT Exam Date

10th October 2022

19th December 2022

Retake Registration

11th October 2022

16th December 2022

Retake Scheduling

11th October 2022

16th December 2022

Also Check out: NMAT 2022 Notification

NMAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Each NMAT 2022 aspirant needs to be aware of the NMAT Eligibility Criteria before they pay the fees for the NMAT Exam. Only students who fulfil the eligibility criteria will be allowed to attempt the NMAT Exam.

Only the candidates who comply with the policies of GMAC and register timely for NMAT 2022 will be allowed to take NMAT 2022. In case you register for NMAT 2022 and change your mind afterwards, the application fees would not be refunded. Also, if any Information entered by you is found to be frivolous or fraudulent, GMAC has all the rights to revoke your examination and cancel your candidature.

The eligibility criteria of NMAT 2022:

Academic Qualification

Students should have completed their graduation from a UGC/AICTE recognized institute or equivalent with a minimum of 50% aggregate of their bachelor's degree.


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

Candidates can attempt for GMAT 3 times i.e one examination attempt and two retakes which includes any no shows

Minimum Aggregate

Candidates should have scored at least 50% in their graduation to be eligible for NMAT


NMAT Exam Pattern

NMAT 2022 is a computer-based test that consists of 3 sections - Language Skills, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Skills. The overall test duration is 2 hrs. There is an individual time limit for each section. Students can choose the order in which they wish to attempt the paper. All the questions in the NMAT exam are MCQ type questions. The medium of instruction for NMAT 2022 is English.

Here is the NMAT 2022 Exam Pattern


No of Questions

Sectional Time Limit

Range of Marks

Quantitative Skills




Logical Reasoning




Language Skills








Key points in NMAT Exam Pattern

Here are the key points that you need to essentially remember while studying for NMAT 2022:

NMAT Syllabus

NMAT, like other MBA Entrance Exams, does not have a fixed syllabus. However, based on the previous years’ NMAT Exams, a comprehensive list of topics has been compiled by our experts for your perusal.

According to the analysis of the last 2 years, the most dominant topics in NMAT have been:

NMAT Exam Syllabus: Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation

This is one of the most important sections in the NMAT entrance as it covers all the conceptual basis of 8-10th class mathematics. However, in keeping with the syllabus and exam pattern for NMAT 2022, this section would not only contain questions based on mathematics but also Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency. A major part of the NMAT by GMAC Syllabus 2022 on the Quant section remains moderate. Still, a few difficult questions are placed randomly on some of the topics covered in the NMAT by the GMAC syllabus. The quant section consists of 36 questions and the time frame allotted to a candidate is 52 minutes.

Here is an overview of the NMAT 2022 Quantitative Skills syllabus:



Geometry & Mensuration

Modern Math

Data Interpretation

Time & Work


Lines, Angles and Triangles

Permutation & Combination

Line Graphs

Simple & Compound Interest




Pie Chart




Coordinate Geometry

Bar Chart


Linear Equations

Square & Rectangles

A.P, G.P and H.P

Tabular Graphs


Quadratic Equations

3 Dimensional Figures

Set Theory



Absolute Value

Cylinder, cones and spheres

Venn Diagrams







NMAT Exam Syllabus: Language Skills

The Language Skills section in NMAT 2022 Syllabus of NMAT by GMAC exam covers the topics to test Reading Comprehension, Verbal Ability and English Language Skills. The number of questions expected in this section is 36 which you need to complete within a time duration of 28 minutes. The Language Skills section as per the NMAT syllabus will test you on the following major topics spread in three broad segments namely Vocabulary. Grammar and Reading Comprehension. Refer to the below-mentioned table in order to get an idea of the NMAT Verbal Section syllabus.





Identify the Error

RC Passages


Choose the Correct Preposition

Jumbled Sentences


Sentence correction

Para Jumbles

Fill in the Blanks


Odd one out

Cloze Test

Parts of speech

Paragraph Summary


Phrasal verbs

NMAT Exam Syllabus: Logical Reasoning

This section is a scrupulous evaluation of the test taker's analytical, critical as well as logical reasoning skills. It is designed to measure your calibre and implicitly synthesize the information given in the question, without checking the truth about the information. You should brush up on your visual as well as logical reasoning skills in order to be able to identify patterns, understand family trees, code and decode and have a sense of complex directions. You should decide based on the information provided in the questions, rather than relying on real-time scenarios and your assumptions. There will be 36 questions in this section that a candidate can complete within 40 minutes.

Here is a brief overview of the topics that can be asked for NMAT 2022:

Verbal Reasoning

Analytical Reasoning

Statement and Argument based Questions

Linear and Circular Arrangements

Statement and Assumption based Questions

Classification and syllogisms

Statement and Inference based Questions

Blood Relation Questions

Decision making

Coding and Decoding

Course of Action

Series and direction questions

Critical Reasoning

Matrix Type Questions


Blood Relation and Input-Output Questions

Solving all these topics should hold you in good stead.

NMAT Registration Process

The NMAT 2022 registration process commenced as of 1st August 2022 and will end on 10th October 2022. The exam will be conducted in a 70-day window expected to commence from the 10th October 2022 to the 19th December 2022. Candidates need to register for the exam before the 10th of October 2022 to appear for the exam.

Here are the distinguished levels of NMAT 2022 registration that you must understand before applying for the examination:

Level 1 

Visiting the official NMAT website and creating an account using a valid email ID and other personal credentials.

Level 2

Open your email account and click on the verification link received by GMAC and sign up successfully for NMAT 2022.

Level 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.

Level 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. If the document will be more than the specified format, GMAC would not allow its upload.

Level 5

Save and submit all the above-entered information and proceed to payment. After remitting the fees, you would get your "NMAT ID" that will be provided by GMAC itself. Take a printout for future reference. Now, you will be notified by GMAT for scheduling your exam, booking your slot and downloading your hall ticket. The same will be reflected on your NMAT dashboard.

NMAT 2022 Official website

NMAT 2022 Registration: Key points to remember

As we are aware by now that NMAT 2022 has undergone major changes and that GMAC is capable of introducing even more changes in the upcoming NMAT exam, here are some important points that you must make a note of during NMAT 2022 registration.

Also, learn about -NMAT Exam Analysis 2022

NMAT 2022 Application Fee

The NMAT 2022 application fee will be the same for everyone. The mode of payment needs to be online via credit/debit card (VISA/Mastercard/Rupay), Net banking and UPI.

Given below is the application fee for NMAT-

Fee Type

Fee Amount

Registration Fee

INR 2,800 + applicable taxes

Fee to Reschedule

INR 1,200 + applicable taxes

Fee to Retake Exam

INR 2,800 + applicable taxes

Additional Score Report Fee (above 5)

INR 300 + applicable taxes per report

How to Schedule NMAT 2022

You can schedule your exam after creating your NMAT account between 1st August 2022 and 10th October 2022. Here are the necessary steps to schedule your NMAT exam correctly:

NMAT Retake and Reschedule

Candidates get the option to reschedule their NMAT exam, though a fee must be paid for the same. In NMAT 2022, a candidate is allowed 2 retakes i.e. 3 attempts can be made in NMAT.

How to Retake NMAT 2022

You have an opportunity to retake the test twice after the first attempt. The option of retaking the test would be activated on your student dashboard after you appear for NMAT once. Also, you will be required to pay the retake fees per attempt, which is Rs 2800/-

How to reschedule NMAT 2022

NMAT candidates have the feasibility of rescheduling their NMAT examination under some urgent circumstances. If you have pre-booked your NMAT slot and are unable to follow that schedule, you can very well postpone your exam to a later-on date. However, you will not be permitted to reschedule your exam to the former exam date set by you. The fees for rescheduling the exam will be Rs 1200 +taxes

NMAT Admit Card

NMAT hall tickets will go live on your student dashboard within 24 hours of NMAT registration. You can visit your NMAT dashboard by visiting nmat.org.in logging into your NMAT by GMAC account. NMAT 2022 hall tickets can be downloaded online from the NMAT dashboard. NMAT exam window will last from 10th October 2022 to 19th December 2022. You need to carry this hall ticket along with your govt. ID proof on the exam day. Here are the details which will be mentioned on your NMAT 2022 hall tickets.

How to prepare for NMAT 2022?

Step 1: Get your basics in place

The first step is to develop a sound understanding of the basic concepts. At this stage, you should be able to solve the basic level questions across topics and should be ready to take your first mock.

Step 2: Practice Advanced Level problems

The next step in the process is to increase the difficulty level of the questions you are solving. Through this, eventually, you will be able to develop a command of the topics. The vital aspect is to continue solving questions religiously. You should aim to finish solving the advanced level problems by 10th September. Meanwhile, you should take your second NMAT mock.

Step 3: Take Mocks

This step needs to take place in conjunction with steps 1 and 2 as well as on its own. At this juncture, you should take one mock per week. Don't forget to thoroughly analyse each mock. Each analysis will point to the areas of improvement and will help you tackle them before you take the next mock. Keep following the mock-analysis-mock loop till your exam.

Read in detail: How to prepare for NMAT

NMAT Test Series

NMAT Test Series will help you get familiarized with the nuances of the paper pattern and put your preparation in the right direction. By taking mocks you will be able to determine which order of section works best for you and accordingly develop a well-tested strategy for the exam day. This is even more important for aspirants as the NMAT Exam has shifted to the computer adaptive mode rather than the general online exam.

NMAT notification

NMAT top colleges

NMAT 2022 Official Marksheet

The official NMAT 2022 mark sheet will comprise an individual sectional scaled score and overall score and percentile of a candidate. The candidate's final percentile will be informed to them.

Calculation of NMAT 2022 is done in two parts I.e scaled score and final percentile score. Calculation of the scaled score is done before calculating the final percentile. The scaled score procedure ascertains that the scores are comparable across all test forms resulting in a final score irrespective of the candidate's test-taking modes, difficulty level and other factors. Based on the scaled score, the final percentile score is calculated by the authorities and updated in the official scorecard that will be sent to b-schools.

Also read: NMAT Score vs Percentile

NMAT Cut off

The cut-off will be the minimum marks candidates will have to score to qualify for the examination. The NMAT cut-off will be released for each MBA specialization after the declaration of the NMAT result. Each participating institute will release a different cut-off. Candidates will be able to check cut-off marks for each section. Candidates who reach the cut-off will get selected for the further admission procedure and have to clear all the shortlisting rounds like Group Discussion (GD), PI (Personal Interview) and WAT (Writing Test Ability) of the participating institute.

NMAT Accepting B-Schools

Today the NMAT by GMAC⠄ ¢ is accepted by the following leading institutions and this list is growing. Pursuing a management degree at one of these institutions makes the pursuit of your dreams that much easier. Kindly find the list mentioned below by GMAC to get clarity on the top B-Schools in India accepting NMAT scores.

Read in detail: Top NMAT colleges you should target


NMAT by GMAC is one of the most prestigious MBA entrance exams in the country. NMIMS, along with many other renowned B-schools, accept the NMAT score for MBA admissions. Naturally, it is a hot topic among the MBA aspirants of India each year. The NMAT exam has a different pattern than the other entrance exams of the country, and it needs a unique approach. However, just like any other entrance exam, you can crack it, given that you have a sound preparation strategy and dedication. Moreover, focus on concept clarity rather than remembering boatloads of formulas. Practice each section every day for at least 45 minutes to 1 hour. You can start with 30 minutes on each section, but you should gradually increase it. Avoid neglecting the entire section for any reason whatsoever. If you feel it's too easy, you might be overconfident and take it lightly which might backfire on the day of the exam. If you think a section is tough then you can always take the help of a teacher, your peers or any other medium. Also, don't underestimate the significance of mock tests. Give plenty of mocks before the exam. Mock tests not only familiarize you with the questions but also improve your time management ability. If you keep all of the above in mind and walk in to give your NMAT exam, cracking it would be walking down a smooth slope. We hope that this article cleared any doubts you had regarding NMAT 2022.

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