Registrations for NMAT by GMAC™ exam to open from August 3, 2021

Candidates can take the NMAT by GMAC exam at a Test Center with social distancing norms or take the Online Proctored Exam from home

New Delhi : The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), administrator of the NMAT by GMAC™ exam and a global association of leading graduate business schools, today announced the commencement of NMAT exam registrations from August 3, 2021, to November 10,2021. From the outset of COVID-19, GMAC’s singular focus has been to help candidates and schools continue to operate in a virtual, ever-changing environment. GMAC is building on this effort in India, providing test center options with social distancing protocols along with the option for candidates to take the online proctored exam from the comfort of their home. Entering its seventh year, the NMAT by GMAC exam has opened doors for candidates to apply to global schools in India, Philippines, South Africa, and Nigeria.


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Mr. Gaurav Srivastava, Regional Director, South Asia, GMAC said, “At GMAC, it has been our priority to provide flexibility and support to candidates who are aspiring to pursue their management degree. Keeping in mind the current situation and prioritizing the health of candidates, we are giving the option of taking the exam both at test centers with social distancing protocols and an online proctored exam at home. Over the years, we have introduced a number of features to the NMAT by GMAC exam to make it candidate-friendly and meet the evolving needs of candidates and business schools.”


Commenting on the development, Mr. Sukant Chakraborty, Associate Director, Product Management, GMAC said, “Candidate convenience is at the core of NMAT by GMAC value proposition. We have increased our test center network by 30% and added 16 new cities this year. We hope this will help our candidates by taking the exam at a center closer to them, so that they can pursue their aspiration of getting into preferred business schools. To help candidates personalize their preparation, we have launched 2021 edition of NMAT by GMAC Official Guide and Official Practice Exams. GMAC continuously strives to make the exam taking experience more user friendly and help schools and candidates discover and connect with each other.”


The NMAT by GMAC exam diversifies the candidate pool through its candidate friendly features and practice material, providing more women and non-engineers with the accessibility and confidence to perform to the best of their abilities.


Some of the unique features of the exam that help candidates perform better, assess their performance and play to their strengths with added convenience and flexibility this year are:

Long testing window
Equal weightage to all sections and no negative marking for incorrect answer
108 questions instead of 120 questions while exam duration remains 120 minutes
Two retake opportunities to improve score
Instant score preview and official score card within 48 hours for Candidates and Schools
Testing options at test center with social distancing norms & online proctored at home
73 conveniently located testing centers across 68 Indian Cities

The NMAT by GMAC™ is a computer-based exam and has three sections – Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning. The testing window will open from August 03, 2021, and extend through November 10, 2021 allowing candidates to choose the exam mode, date, time and location of the exam as per the candidates’ convenience.


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