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Details: NMAT by GMAC for Academic Session 2018-20

Candidates can self-schedule their test date and time as per their convenience in these 75 days.

Sagar Mavani 

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by for the academic session 2018-20 will be conducted in the window period of 05th October to 18th December 2017. Candidates can self-schedule their test date and time as per their convenience in these 75 days. by is a national level MBA entrance examination held every year by (GMAC). This entrance examination is used by more than 23 universities, institutes and B-schools for admission in to their various management programs. The process has started on 04th July 2017 and the last date for completing the process is 03rd October 2017. Once registered, applicants can schedule their examination and appear for the same at a designated centre in one of 44 Indian cities and 4 international ones (Kathmandu, Thimphu, Dhaka and Colombo). After registration, the last date for scheduling is October 16th 2017. To apply for by applicants should have completed Fulltime Graduation in any discipline with 50% marks. Student in their final year may also apply.
Some prominent universities, institutes and B-schools that accept and use by test scores for admission purposes are: SVKM's Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Xavier University, MISB Bocconi, ICFAI Business School (IBS), Hyderabad and other locations, Alliance University, Amity University, Thapar School of Management, SRM University Chennai, Delhi NCR Sonipat, Shiv Nadar University, University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES), Woxsen School of Business Management, BML Munjal University, VIT University, ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai, Mody University, GITAM School of International Business, Visakhapatnam and Hyderabad Business School, GITAM University

by GMAC- Important Dates

Start Date End Date
Register for NMAT 04th July 2017 03rd October 2017
Schedule Examination 04th July 2017 16th October 2017
Late Register for (With Late Fee) 04th October 2017 14th October 2017
(Retake) 06th October 2017 14th December 2017
Rescheduling 04th July 2017 15th December 2017
Rescheduling (Retake) 06th October 2017 15th December 2017
Exam Window Period 05th October 2017 18th December 2017
Result Announcement January 2018 (Third Week)

About by GMAC
by is a computer based examination. Once registered, the examination can be scheduled and taken thrice by the candidate in the given admission cycle or window period. The best score out of the three attempts will be considered as the final score. No-show after scheduling the examination will be counted as an attempt. The examination has three sections namely Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning. Questions are generated randomly from a pool of question bank at any given instance. The duration of the examination is 120 minutes (2 hours). The candidate has an option to choose the order in which they wish to attempt the three sections. Each of the three sections is allocated fixed time duration which cannot be carry forwarded and used for other sections. Once a candidate completes a section and moves on to another section he is not allowed to return to the previous section. But he can always review the section in the allocated time for the said section. There is no negative marking.
Section Name Number of Questions Time Allocated
Language Skills 32 22 minutes
Quantitative Skills 48 60 minutes
Logical Reasoning 40 38 minutes

How To Apply for by GMAC
  • Visit by official website and create an account on the website using a valid email ID
  • Register by providing all the required information like personal information, qualification, work experience along with test center and more
  • Enter your date of birth, photo ID and signature
  • Choose up to 5 programs named as ‘School Preference’ to send your scores to. You may add more than 5 preferences but then an additional fee of Rs. 200 will be applicable per extra program. Please note that candidates should also apply in individual universities and institutes.
  • Upload your photo that has resemblance to the provided photo ID. This will be used on your admit card
  • Pay examination fees online
  • After your is processed, you will be able to download the admit card and schedule your examination from your dashboard on the website
Registration Rs. 1800 + Taxes
Late Registration Rs. 2000 + Taxes
Retake Rs. 1800 + Taxes
Reschedule Rs. 1000 + Taxes
Additional Score Reports Rs. 200 + Taxes

First Published: Thu, August 10 2017. 10:28 IST