NATIONAL MANAGEMENT APTITUDE TEST
National Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) is an online entrance test, and candidates
who want to pursue Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Narsee Monjee Institute of
Management Studies (NMIMS) take this test.
What is NMAT?
NMAT 2012 is very popular exam among the MBA aspirants, but it is hard nut to crack.
The NMAT 2012 is designed on a multiple-choice question format that includes Language
Skills, Quantitative Skills, Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency and Logical Reasoning.
Candidates will get admission if they meet the required standards of a two-stage selection
process. All eligible candidates are required to appear for the computer based NMAT 2012 to be
conducted across the country. Short listed candidates will have to appear for group discussion
and personal interview which will be held in Mumbai only.
NMAT Contact Details
SVKM's Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies,
School of Business Management
V. L. Mehta Road,
Vile Parle (W),
Mumbai - 400 056. India.
Test Narsee Monjee Management Aptitude Test (NMAT 2012) is generally held in Month
Period of December/January
NMAT Conducting Body
NMAT (National Management Aptitude Test) is an entrance test conducted by Narsee
Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) for admission to its various MBA
The candidates should be graduates in any discipline from a recognized University, with
not less than 50% aggregate marks.
The candidates with two years of work experience after graduation are given preference.
Those who are appearing in the final year degree examination or are waiting for results can
For MBA Actuarial Science
The candidate should be a graduate in Statistics / Mathematics / Engineering /Economics /
Computer Science / Allied Sciences from a recognized University, with at least 50%
The candidates with two years of work experience after graduation will be preferred.
The candidate with graduate or postgraduate degree with Mathematical subjects like
Mathematics or any of its branches, Statistics or any of its sub classification such as
Mathematical Statistics and Applied Statistics, Economics, Computer Science, any
discipline of Engineering, Physics or its allied branches and should have secured minimum
of 50% marks in aggregate are also eligible.
The candidates, who possess graduation or post graduation degree in other disciplines, are
required to have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with not less than 85% marks in
Fully qualified members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and The
Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India (ICWAI) are also eligible.
For MBA Banking Management & MBA Capital Market
The candidate should have passed Bachelor's program in any discipline from a recognized
University, with at least 50% aggregate marks.
The candidates with minimum of two years of work experience after graduation will be
For MBA Pharmaceutical Management
The candidate should possess Bachelor's Degree in Life Sciences/ Pharmacy, Microbiology,
bio-tech and bio-chemistry with not less than 50% aggregate marks, from a recognized
The candidates with Post Graduate degree in
Sociology/psychology/Economics/Anthropology are also eligible.
The candidates with two years of work experience after graduation will be preferred.
The candidates, who possess Bachelor's Degree in any discipline from a recognized
University along with three years’ post qualification work experience in
Supervisory/Executive Cadre as on 31st December of the year of admission, are eligible.
For Full Time EPGDBM (Bangalore Campus)
The candidates should have passed Bachelor's Degree in any discipline from a recognized
University with not less than 50% aggregate marks.
In addition, the candidate should possess five years of post qualification work experience in
Supervisory/ Executive Cadre as on 31st December of the year of admission.
For Ph.D. Program
The candidates with postgraduate or equivalent degree in disciplines such as humanities,
social sciences, pure sciences and Commerce, from a recognized university/ deemed
university/ institution recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) with at
least 60% aggregate marks or equivalent CGPA are eligible.
The candidates with Post-graduate Diploma in Business Administration, which is considered
as equivalent to MBA by AIU, are also eligible.
Apart from graduating, the candidates are required to possess at least 5 years of full time
work experience in executive or supervisory capacity after post graduation.
The candidates, who have studied Engineering and have secured minimum of 65% aggregate
marks or equivalent CGPA at degree level, are eligible provided they possess 5 years of work
experience in Academic / Academic Institution / Research /Corporate.
What is the Exam Pattern
Narsee Monjee Management Aptitude Test NMAT, consists of 120 questions, which have to
be answered in 120 minutes.
The total 120 questions are divided into three sections, Language Skills, Quantative Skills,
and Logical Reasoning.
Section I consists of 32 questions on Language Skills
Section II consists of 48 questions on Quantitative Skills, Data Interpretation.
Section III comprises of 40 questions on Logical Reasoning.
All questions are of objective type, which are required to be answered in separate OMR
There is negative marking in the test. Every correct answer fetches one mark while for every
wrong answer 0.25 marks deducted from the total.
Multiple answers indicated against a question will be considered as wrong.
What are the Courses offered?
1. Master of Business Administration (MBA) Full Time
2. Master of Business Administration (MBA) Part Time
3. Master of Business Administration (MBA) Excutive
4. Ph.D Programme
NMAT 2012 Fees Details
Candidates have to register first to take NMAT 2012. The registration charges for NMAT 2012
will be Rs.1650/- for normal registration & Rs. 2150/ for late registration and the mode of
payment will be as under:
Debit or credit card or
Cash at bank or
How to register for NMAT
Candidates can register for NMAT 2012 through an online registration application
available on website www.pearsonvueindia.com/nmat from 9:00 am (IST) onwards starting first
week of September. Online registrations will close at 11:59 pm Indian Standard Time (IST) on
middle of October. NMIMS shall not accept registrations from candidates in any other mode or
Candidate will be able to schedule the test on his / her preferred date, time slot and Test
Centre only if seats are available at that Test Centre for the date and time slot being sought (First
Come First Serve basis). As the candidates will be required to schedule their NMAT 2012 test
after registering through an online application system, the earlier they register, the sooner they
will receive their username and password and they will be able to schedule their test online.
Candidates may not get their preferred date, slot and Test Centre if other candidates have already
taken up the available seats for that particular date, slot and center. In such a situation, candidates
would need to look at other options of date, time slot and Test Centre and schedule their test
What is the Syllabus?
No specific syllabus has been designed for Narsee Monjee Management Aptitude Test
2012 (NMAT 2012). Generally, the entrance exam tests the candidate's knowledge under three
sections- Language Skills, Quantitative Skills, Data Interpretation & DS, and Logical Reasoning.
But they should have good knowledge of the following topics.
Geometry, (Lines, angles, Triangles, Spheres, Rectangles, Cube, Cone etc) Ratios and
Proportion, Ratios, Percentages, In-equations Quadratic and linear equations Algebra, Profit &
Loss, Averages, Percentages, Partnership, Time-Speed-Distance, Work and time,Number
system, HCF, LCM, Geometric Progression, Arithmetic progression, Arithmetic mean,
Geometric mean , Harmonic mean, Median, Mode, Number Base System, BODMAS,
Mensuration, Alligation & Mixtures, Work, Pipes and Cisterns, Simple Interest & Compound
Interest, Set Theory, Venn Diagram, Instalment Payments, Partnership, Clocks, Probability,
Permutations & Combinations, Topics like Trigonometry, Vectors, Binomial Expansion, Co-
ordinate geometry, Logarithm, Calendar, Maxima & Minima Progression, Surds & Indices and
DI AND REASONING:
Data Interpretation based on text, Data Interpretation based on graphs and tables.
Graphs can be Column graphs, Bar Graphs, Line charts, Pie Chart, Graphs representing Area,
Venn diagram, etc. Critical reasoning, Visual reasoning, Assumption-Premise-Conclusion,
Assertion and reasons, Statements and assumptions, identifying valid inferences , identifying
Strong arguments and Weak arguments, Statements and conclusions, Cause and Effect,
Identifying Probably true, Probably false, definitely true, definitely false kind of statement,
Linear arrangements, Matrix arrangements. Puzzles, Syllogisms, Functions, Family tree -
identifying relationship among group of people, Symbol Based problems, Coding and decoding ,
Sequencing , identifying next number in series, etc.
Comprehension of passage (Poems can also come).
Verbal Reasoning, Syllogisms , Contextual usage, Analogies, Antonyms, Fill In the Blanks,
Jumbled paragraphs with 4 or 5 sentences, Jumbled paragraphs (6 sentences with first and last
fixed), Sentence Correction, Foreign language words used in English, Sentence completion,
Sentence correction, odd man out, idioms, one word substitution, Different usage of same word
Current Affairs, Business, Punch line of companies, Top officials of big companies, Major
corporate events, Famous award and prizes, World Records, Books and authors, Science,
History, Geography, International organizations, Important quotations, Social issues, Sports,
Finance, Automobiles, Entertainment, Politics etc.