NMAT Eligibility Criteria 2021: Check Qualification, Age Limit, Number of Attempts

NMAT Eligibility Criteria 2021: Check Qualification, Age Limit, Number of Attempts

NMAT Eligibility Criteria 2021: Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the conducting body of NMAT pre defines the eligibility criteria for NMAT 2021. Candidates need to fulfil eligibility requirements before applying for the NMAT 2021.

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The basic NMAT eligibility criteria is that a candidate must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from any recognized university or institute. The final year students of graduation are also eligible to apply for NMAT. There is no age bar for applying for NMAT by GMAC exam. Read the article to get familiar with the detailed NMAT eligibility criteria 2021, important NMAT by GMAC dates, registration and more.

NMAT by GMAC Exam Dates 2021



NMAT 2021 registration start date

Second week of September 2021

NMAT 2021 scheduling

Second week of September 2021

Late registration period

Third week of November 2021

NMAT 2021 registration - Retake

First week of November 2021

NMAT 2021 re-scheduling

Second week of September 2021

Retake re-scheduling

First week of November 2021

NMAT 2021 exam date

First week of November 2021

NMAT 2021 result date

To be notified

NMAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates willing to appear for NMAT 2021 exam must adhere to the eligibility criteria of NMAT 2021 mentioned by GMAC. Only eligible candidates can fill the NMAT application form 2021. Candidates should note that those who complete the NMAT 2021 registration process, pay the NMAT 2021 application fee within the stipulated time will be allowed to appear for the NMAT 2021 exam.

Check the detailed NMAT 2021 eligibility criteria here:

Educational qualifications:

  • Candidate must have completed graduation under 10+2+3 or four years of education pattern from any stream

  • Secured not less than 50 percent aggregate in the final year of graduation

  • Candidates who are awaiting results or are in their final year of graduation are also eligible to apply for NMAT 2021. Admission is granted on a provisional basis until the graduation mark sheet and certificate of the qualifying examination are submitted.

Age Limit: There is no age bar to attempt the NMAT by GMAC 2021 exam.

Work experience: At the time of final selection process, the candidates having prior work experience of two to three years are preferred. Though candidates with no work experience are equally eligible to apply.

Maximum Attempts: Candidates can attempt the NMAT exam 2021 three times which includes the ‘no shows’.

NOTE: If at any stage of admission any candidate is found to be ineligible, that candidate will be disqualified from further process.

NMAT Application Form 2021

The application process of NMAT is likely to commence from the second week of September 2021. These NMAT 2021 dates are however tentative keeping in view the covid-19 pandemic. For NMAT 2021 registration, the candidates have to create an NMAT registration account by using their email ID. After which, the candidates have to provide their details, preferences and have to upload their recent photographs. The NMAT 2021 early registration fee is INR 2000 + applicable taxes and for late registration, the fee is INR 2500 + applicable taxes. This fee is tentative and may vary for 2021.

Steps to fill NMAT 2021 Application Form

  • Visit the official website for NMAT 2021 registration, nmat.org

  • Click on the ‘Register Now’ link hovering on the homepage if you are a first-time applicant

  • Fill in basic details such as name, phone number, email ID and click on the 'Register' button. After registration, candidates will receive their user ID and password in the registered email ID and phone number

  • Log in to the account created using the user ID and password and fill in academic details, personal details and work experience, etc in the NMAT application form

  • Select up to five B-schools as your preference where NMAT by GMAC can send scores for NMAT selection process using 'School Preference' section

  • Upload scanned copy of passport size photograph of not more than 1 MB and the file should be in JPG/JPEG or PNG format.

  • Select exam-taking option which will soon be updated as the authority release the official notice

  • Pay the NMAT registration fee using any of the options - Debit Card, Credit Card, Net Banking, American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, VISA, and Mobile Wallets

  • Book exam slot and download NMAT admit card