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Exam Time: NMAT 2015

NMAT 2015

Overview

The NMAT 2015 will be conducted by the GMAC, the organization that owns the GMAT exam, for admissions into their full time MBA programmes. NMAT is one of the major MBA entrance examinations held in the country and is the only gateway for admission into NMIMS. Also, the scores of NMAT 2015 will be accepted by institutes like VIT University, ISB, Ansal University, Thapar University, and many more. NMAT 2015 exam will be held from Tuesday, October 6 to Saturday, December 19. The last date for late registration is Monday, October 19, 2015.

Through NMAT 2015, students are also eligible for admission in NMIMS’ three campuses: Mumbai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. The exam is conducted online across various centers in the country. The time duration for the exam is 120 minutes. The paper comprises three sections:

Sr. No SECTION NUMBER OF QUESTIONS TIME IN MINUTES
1 Language Skills 32 22
2 Quantitative Skills 48 60
3 Logical Reasoning 40 38
Total 120 120

A student is shortlisted on the basis of his or her performance and scores calculated at each section and overall. One question carries one mark and there’s no negative marking in the exam. He or she is allowed to give three attempts for the paper (including 2 retakes and exam absences). The best score out of the three attempts is considered for admission to NMIMS.

Once the student clears the exam, he or she is shortlisted for the next round of selection process, i.e. Group Discussion & Personal Interview.

The NMAT  2015 exam is considered as one of the most prestigious MBA entrance tests. (Click here to check the notification for the SNAP 2015 exam.)

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Tips to Crack the NMAT 2015

  1. First of all, strategize your preparation. There’s no end to preparing for the exam. So plan how you are going to go about it.
  2. Start preparing with the subject you are least comfortable with. Don’t leave it for the last moment. Strengthen basic concepts and formulae beforehand. Last minute preparation creates confusion.
  3. Go through standard study material which is easily available and can help you prepare easily.
  4. Before going for mock tests, solve the difficult portions from various other books.
  5. Try solving as many mock tests and previous years’ question papers as you can. Religiously spend at least 3 hours to do so.
  6. NMAT is all about accuracy and speed. So set up a timer while practicing questions and solving sample papers. This will help you in building your speed.
  7. Learn short-cuts or tricks to solve questions, especially while solving quantitative problems.
  8. Always avoid random guesses. That will get you nowhere.
  9. To memorize important formulae or facts, write them down on a piece of paper and stick in on a wall of your study room.
  10. When on the revision stage, practice only those portions which you find tough.
  11. Take feedback from people who have given NMAT before. Follow blogs or threads on NMAT. Connect with students who are also preparing for the exam.
  12. When writing the exam, start with a section you are confident in. Don’t get de-motivated by solving the harder section.
  13. Don’t think about the rest of the question paper while you’re solving a question. Be focused.
  14. Each section is timed separately and has to be solved within the allotted time period. If you happen to complete a section before time, the extra time can’t be used to attempt the next section. So choose the right order.
  15. Attempt all questions.

On the examination day:

  1. Reach the exam centre well before on time.
  2. Don’t forget to carry your admit card.
  3. Even though it is an online exam, keep sufficient stationery to do rough work.
  4. Read the question properly before solving it.
  5. Lastly, don’t be stressed and keep calm.