NMAT Exam Pattern 2021: Check Revised Section Wise Pattern & Marking Scheme

NMAT Exam Pattern 2021: Check Revised Section Wise Pattern & Marking Scheme

NMAT Exam Pattern 2021: Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) releases the NMAT 2021 exam pattern on its official website so that the candidates get the gist of the NMAT exam. With the help of the NMAT exam pattern 2021, the candidates will be able to determine the question paper thoroughly and practice accordingly.In this article, Careers360 explains the NMAT exam pattern 2021 in detail, such as the duration of the NMAT exam, the number of NMAT sections from where the questions will be asked, mode of the NMAT by GMAC entrance exam. NMAT is conducted once a year for admission to the postgraduate management programmes offered by the participating institutions.

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NMAT Exam Pattern 2021

The exam pattern of NMAT 2021 consists of details like the duration of the exam, the number of sections, frequency of the NMAT exam 2021 conduct, mode of the exam, marking scheme, the total number of questions asked in the NMAT exam, and other such details. Knowing these details prior to starting the preparation of NMAT by GMAC 2021 will be helpful.

NMAT Highlights 2021



Exam name

NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (NMAT)

Conducting body

Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)

Level of exam


Examination mode

Online (Computer-Based Test)

Duration of the exam

Two hours

Nature of questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Negative marking


Number of sections


Number of questions


Sectional time limit


Language of the exam


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NMAT Exam Pattern: Important Dates 2021

Candidates who are willing to appear for NMAT 2021 have to be well-versed with the important dates of NMAT 2021. To know the complete NMAT 2021 schedule, check the following table.

NMAT Important Dates


Start Date

End Date

NMAT 2021 registration

Second week of September 2021

Third week of November 2021

NMAT 2021 scheduling

Second week of September 2021

First week of December 2021

Late registration period

Third week of November 2021

Last week of November 2021

NMAT 2021 registration - Retake

First week of November 2021

Third week of January 2022

NMAT 2021 re-scheduling

Second week of September 2021

Third week of January 2022

Retake re-scheduling

First week of November 2021

Third week of January 2022

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First week of November 2021

Last week of January 2022

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NMAT Exam Pattern 2021

Following is the table consisting of the number of questions, time allotted for each NMAT section.

NMAT 2021 Exam Pattern


Number of Questions

Time Allotted

Score range

Logical Reasoning


42 minutes


Quantitative Skills


52 minutes


Language Skills


28 minutes



108 questions

120 minutes


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NMAT Marking Scheme 2021

  • The candidate will get a +1 mark for every correct answer.

  • No marks will be deducted or given for unattempted questions or wrong answers.

NMAT Syllabus 2021

Along with the exam pattern, the candidate must also be updated with the NMAT exam syllabus so that they can prepare better for the exam.

NMAT 2021 Syllabus

Sections in NMAT

NMAT Exam Important Topics

NMAT Language Skills important topics

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Para Forming

  • Error Identification Prepositions

  • Sentence Completion

  • Analogies

NMAT exam 2021: Quantitative Skills topics

  • Number Properties

  • Arithmetic

  • Algebra and Probability

  • DI Caselets and Tables

  • DI Graphs and Charts

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Profit, Loss and Discount

  • Time and Work

  • TSD

  • Permutations and Combinations

  • AP/GP

  • Quadratic Equations

Logical Reasoning section of NMAT 2021

  • Critical Reasoning

  • Analytical Puzzles

  • Deductions

  • Other Reasoning

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