NMAT 2020

NMAT 2020 (Narsee Monjee Aptitude Test) is a national level MBA Entrance test. It is the gateway for admission into some of the top MBA colleges. NMAT 2020 will be conducted for admission into the upcoming batches i.e. MBA Admissions 2020. NMAT is administered by GMAC (Graduate Management Admissions Council). The exam is conducted in a 75-day test window starting from 4th November 2020 to 30th January 2021. NMAT exam notification has been released as on 16th June 2020 and rereleased on 11th September 2020. The NMAT 2020 registration process will start from 14th September 2020. To know more about NMAT 2020 important dates, NMAT exam notification, NMAT 2020 exam schedule, click here.

NMAT 2020 has departed from its normal testing design to the computer adaptive testing. Considering the fact NMAT 2020 will be conducted by GMAC, it is expected that the NMAT 2020 Exam will be somewhat similar to the GMAT Exam. The scores of the students will range from 36-360 with each section having a score range of 12-120.

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A brief overview of NMAT 2020

  • NMAT exam is conducted by GMAC.
  • The test window for NMAT 2020 is a 75-day test window starting from 4th November till 30th January.
  • In the given test window, the number of times an aspirant can take the exam is 3 times.
  • NMAT 2020 is a computer adaptive exam
  • NMAT Paper consists of three sections, viz Language skills, Quantitative skills, and Logical Reasoning.
  • Students can choose the order of sections in which he/she wishes 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.
  • There is no negative marking in the paper.
  • Students can review the summary of their attempts at the end of each section.
  • NMAT provides the unique opportunity of retaking the exam twice in one admission cycle if you are not happy with the performance in your previous attempt.

NMAT Notification 2020

NMAT 2020 Exam Pattern

NMAT 2020 is a computer adaptive test which 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 which is mentioned in the table below. According to previous years, it is expected that the students will be free to choose the order in which they wish to attempt the paper. All the questions in the NMAT exam are MCQ type questions. Being a computer adaptive test, there is no set marking scheme however each section will have a range of 12-120 in terms of scoring and the overall score will be out of 360.

For those of you who are wondering what a computer adaptive test is, it is a test where the questions are chosen based on the previous questions answered. If you answer a question correctly, the question will likely be tougher than the previous one while an incorrect attempt will generally be followed by an easier question. This sequence holds true generally but not in all cases so it is difficult to predict whether you attempted the previous question correctly.


No of Questions

Sectional Time Limit

Quantitative Skills



Logical Reasoning



Language Skills






NMAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for NMAT 2020 a candidate requires:

NMAT 2020 Registration Process

The NMAT 2020 registration process will commence from 14th September 2020. The exam will be conducted in a 75-day window starting from 4th November 2020 to 30th January 2020. Candidates need to register for the exam before 5th Oct 2020 to avoid late fees. There is a provision to register late between 21st November and 30th November with a late registration fee.

How to prepare for NMAT 2020?

Step 1: Get your basics in place

The first step is to develop a sound understanding of the basic concepts. It is suggested that you accomplish the same at most by 15th August, so that you can spend the remaining time revising. 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 over 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.

NMAT 2020 Syllabus

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

Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation:

Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation:

  • Arithmetic
  • Geometry
  • Algebra
  • Number System
  • Set theory
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Charts (Column, Bar, Pie)
  • Tables
  • Graphs (Line & Area)
  • Venn Diagram
  • Data Sufficiency

Language Skills:

  • Para Jumble
  • Fill In The Blanks
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Idioms
  • Grammar
  • Language Usage And Their Rules
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Vocabulary

Logical Reasoning:

  • Arrangements
  • Blood Relations
  • Series
  • Family Tree
  • Strong Arguments and weak arguments
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Puzzles
  • Statement Conclusions
  • Calendars
  • Course of action

Solving all these topics should hold you in good stead.

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.

NMAT Test Series

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