NMAT 2021 Important Dates Announced | Check NMAT by GMAC exam schedule

NMAT by GMAC 2021 important dates will keep the candidates abreast about the current events. Check the important NMAT event calendar and know registration, admit card, exam date, NMAT result dates here.

Created On: Nov 23, 2020 10:33 IST
Modified On: Jan 8, 2021 17:41 IST
NMAT Important Dates and Exam Schedule
NMAT Important Dates and Exam Schedule

NMAT Exam Updates: NMAT by GMAC 2021 extended exam schedule have been released for the MBA entrance exam aspirants.  Candidates are informed that those who have not yet registered for the MBA entrance exam can apply for the exam 31st January 2021. NMAT 2021 exam is conducted for admission to leading B-schools such as NMIMS, Mumbai and 20 other participating B-schools. NMAT 2021 important dates and exam schedule is announced by the Graduate Management Admission Council i.e. GMAC. Unlike many MBA entrance exams, NMAT by GMAC is conducted over a 75 day exam window. This year, the NMAT Exam window will open on 18th Jan 2021 and will continue until 31st January 2021. This year there has been a delay in the exam schedule owing to the threats posed by COVID19.

Considering the change in the exam format, it is important for MBA aspirants to keep track of the important dates and exam events related to NMAT 2021. To help aspirants do so, we have listed down the key exam events and dates below:

NMAT 2021: Important Dates and Exam Schedule

NMAT Exam Schedule and Important Dates have been announced by the Graduate Management Admission Council as part of the official notification for the MBA entrance exam. As per the notification, the NMAT exam will be conducted over a 75 day period, during which candidates will be able to schedule and appear for the test as per their convenience.  The detailed NMAT 2021 exam schedule can be found below:


NMAT 2021: Key Exam Events & Schedule

NMAT Important Dates are very important for the MBA aspirants as they allow them to keep track of key exam events and take the necessary action in accordance with it. The NMAT by GMAC exam is a unique exam that is conducted over a period of time and the majority of exam events are also held over a period of time to facilitate easy access to the MBA aspirants. The key NMAT exam events have been listed and discussed below:

NMAT by GMAC Events

Important Dates

Registration Window

18th January, 2021 till 31st January, 2021

Exam Window

2nd February, 2021 to 8th February, 2021

Key highlights of NMAT Extended Exam Window

  • Candidates who have exhausted all three attempts during (1st July 2020 – 30th June 2021) for the NMAT by GMAC exam are not eligible to apply for this session.
  • Candidates who have already created an account but could not register earlier, can use their existing account.
  • Candidates need to choose one of the options among the NMAT test center or online proctored exam at home option
  • During the registration, seats will be booked on first come, first served basis. And only one chance will be extended to appear for the MBA entrance exam.

NMAT 2021 Registration Process

The NMAT 2021 registration window is open for the candidates. You can start getting registered for the NMAT exam from 14th September onwards. MBA aspirants will have 3 month registration period during which they can apply for the MBA entrance exam. The NMAT exam registration process is an online process which is to be completed online on the official website i.e. www.nmat.org.in. Candidates must ensure that they qualify the eligibility criteria announced as part of the notification before registering for the NMAT exam to avoid disqualification. 

NMAT 2021 Admit Card Release

MBA aspirants who successfully complete the online registration process for NMAT 2021 can download their admit cards online. GMAC makes the NMAT admit cards available to the candidates immediately following the successful registration. Candidates can download NMAT 2021 admit cards online from the official website. To download the NMAT Admit card candidates will to enter their registration details on the website. NMAT admit card is a mandatory document required, without which candidates will not be allowed inside the examination hall. Along with the NMAT admit cards, candidates also have to carry two photo identity proofs to the exam centre.

NMAT 2021 Exam Scheduling Period

NMAT Exam Scheduling Period starts from 14th September 2021 and will continue till 20th November 2021. During this period, candidates will be able to schedule their MBA entrance exam as per their convenience. Similarly, the late rescheduling period is from 14th September 2021 to 17th January 2021.

NMAT 2021 Exam Window

The NMAT Exam Period extends for 75 days beginning from 4th November 2021 to 30th January 2021. The Exam is conducted over the period of almost three months to allow candidates to appear for the test as per their convenience. Candidates must keep in mind that GMAC gives candidates the unique opportunity to take the NMAT 2021 exam thrice during the exam period.

NMAT 2021 Result 

The NMAT Exam Results are expected to be announced during the third week of February 2021. Although the final date for NMAT exam result is yet to be announced, the general trend of last few years suggests that it be declared in February 3rd Week. The last date to download NMAT 2021 scorecard is 31st March 2021.

NMAT 2021 Admission Process

After the declaration of NMAT 2021 results, the MBA admission process at different participating institutes and colleges accepting NMAT score will begin. The admission process will involve shortlisting and screening of the students through further rounds of Group Discussion, Personal Interview and Written Ability Test. Respective B-schools will declare the NMAT 2021 cutoffs and other MBA admission criteria guidelines after the declaration of results.

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