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10 Best Colleges which accept NMAT Cut-off

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) conducts the Narsee Monjee Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) for admissions to some of the leading graduate business programs in India. NMAT is conducted online. The Minimum qualification needed for appearing in this test is graduation with at least 50% marks in any discipline.

Admissions to various management courses (MBA, MBA Banking, MBA Capital Markets, MBA HR, MBA Pharmaceutical Management) are given based on NMAT, which is followed by a Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

NMAT is divided into three sections, namely- Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning.

The candidates who clear NMAT cutoffs – overall and sectional, are called for the subsequent rounds which include Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

NMAT Cut off

NMAT Cut off varies according to the courses offered by NMIMS at its various campuses. While finalizing the NMAT Cut off, various factors will be taken into consideration.

Some of these factors are listed below–

  • No of management seats available for allotting admission.
  • No of applications received by the candidates.
  • GMAC NMAT scores.
  • Reservations Norms of the Institutions.

Listed below is the distribution of weightage attached to different components, which is used to prepare the composite merit list of NMIMS applicants:

NMAT Score  70%
Group Discussion  10%
Personal Interview  10%
Academic Performance  5%
Work Experience  5%

 Previous year’s cut-off for NMAT by GMAC

Candidates appearing for NMAT 2017 can check the table below to get an idea about NMAT cut-off. All the candidates must make sure that they get minimum overall and sectional cut-off marks.

Section Total Marks Sectional Cut-off
Logical Reasoning 120 55
Language Skills 96 55
Quantitative Techniques 144 70
Overall 360 200

Colleges Accepting NMAT 2017 Score

Scores of NMAT are sent to the participating colleges selected by the candidate during the application process of NMAT. Candidates need to select the colleges during the application process of NMAT. After the declaration of NMAT result, the participating institutes will release their own cut-off lists. The cut-off list may vary for each college and category of the candidate.

Listed below are 10 best colleges that accept NMAT:

College Type City Website
ABV- Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management Public Gwalior
TA Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) Private Manipal, Karnataka


Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research, and Entrepreneurship (SIMSREE) Public Maharashtra


National Institute of Technology, Warangal (NITW)


Public Warangal
Xavier and Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship (XIME) Private Kerala


Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE)


Private Hyderabad
Institute of Finance and International Management (IFIM) Private Bengaluru
Balaji Institute of Modern Management (BIMM)


Private Pune
Amity Business School (ABS)


Private Noida
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU)


Public Delhi

NMAT Expected Cut off 2018 

Section-Wise NMAT Cutoff 2018 (Expected)
S.No. Sections Cutoff Marks
1. Logical Reasoning (LR) 53 – 60 115 – 120
2. Quantitative Techniques (QT) 65 – 70 139 – 145
3. Language Skills (LS) 50 – 57 90 – 97

Also, the aspirants can check the expected cut off marks of the various campuses of the NMAT by GMAC from the table provided below –

S.No. Campuses QT LR LS
1. MBA Pharma (Mumbai) 40 – 47 40 – 48 40 – 47
2. PGDM (Hyderabad) 55 – 62 45 – 51 45 – 51
3. PGDM (Bangalore) 55 – 62 45 – 51 45 – 51
4. MBA & MBA (HR) (Mumbai) 60 – 65 45 – 52 50 – 57

Selection Procedure and Seat intake

The admission rounds of NMAT by GMAC will comprise of the Case Discussion and Personal Interview rounds. Candidates will be shortlisted for the counselling rounds based on their NMAT score. Candidates must secure the minimum cut off marks to get shortlisted for the counselling rounds. For the counselling rounds, candidates are required to carry the necessary documents. Based on the candidate’s performance in the CD and PI rounds, the result will be prepared.

Each college accepting the NMAT score will prepare their own cut off according to the seats available in their campus. Thus, the candidates will be called upon for counseling in that college according to the references they have given and the cut off that respective college requires.

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