Learn about the NMAT Eligibility Criteria for 2023, encompassing age limits and required educational qualifications for individuals intending to appear for the NMAT exam.

NMAT Eligibility Criteria 2023: The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the conducting body of NMAT 2023 will prescribe the eligibility criteria for NMAT by GMAC 2023. Candidates need to fulfill eligibility requirements before applying for the NMAT 2023. The basic NMAT eligibility criteria are that a candidate must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent with 50% of aggregate marks from any recognized university or institute. Read the article to get familiar with the NMAT requirements, important NMAT by GMAC dates, registration, NMAT validity and more.

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NMAT Eligibility Criteria 2023

The final-year students of graduation are also eligible to apply for NMAT. There is no age bar for applying for NMAT by GMAC exam. Candidates willing to appear for the NMAT exam 2023 must adhere to the NMAT exam eligibility mentioned by GMAC. Only eligible candidates can fill out the NMAT application form 2023.

Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has released the NMAT registration form on August 1, 2023. Candidates who are interested in taking the NMAT 2023 exam can register online on the official website of NMAT by GMAC™. They need to complete the NMAT 2023 registration process and pay the NMAT 2023 application fee before October 10, 2023. Only those who fulfill these requirements will be able to schedule their NMAT 2023 exam date, location, and section order. Only those who fulfill these requirements will be allowed to appear for the NMAT 2023 exam.

Check the detailed NMAT eligibility criteria 2023 here:

Particulars Details
NMAT qualifications  
  • Candidate must have completed graduation under 10+2+3 or four years of education pattern from any stream

  • Secured not less than 50 percent aggregate in the final year of graduation

  • Candidates who are awaiting results or are in their final year of graduation are also eligible to apply for NMAT 2023. Admission is granted on a provisional basis until the graduation mark sheet and certificate of the qualifying examination are submitted.

Age Limit There is no age bar to attempt the NMAT by GMAC 2023 exam.
Work experience At the time of the final selection process, candidates having prior work experience of two to three years are preferred. Though candidates with no work experience are equally eligible to apply.
Maximum Attempts Candidates can attempt the NMAT exam 2023 three times which includes the ‘no shows’.

NMAT Eligibility Criteria for International Students

The NMAT rules for international students are as follows.

Qualification - International candidates must have completed their bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized university.

Marks - They need to have secured at least 50% marks in their bachelor's degree.

English Proficiency - International applicants from non-English speaking countries should have proficiency in English. They might need to provide TOEFL or IELTS scores to demonstrate their language skills.

No Age Limit - There is no specific age limit for international candidates applying for NMAT.

It's important to note that the eligibility criteria can vary, and candidates should refer to the official NMAT website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

NMAT Requirements 2023

Apart from meeting the NMAT eligibility criteria 2023, candidates also need to fulfill the NMAT requirements 2023 for registration and exam-taking. The NMAT requirements 2023 include:

  • Creating an account on the official website of NMAT by GMAC using a valid email ID and phone number
  • Filling out the NMAT application form 2023 with personal, academic, and work details
  • Selecting up to five preferred B-schools where the NMAT score can be sent
  • Uploading a recent passport-size photograph in JPG/JPEG or PNG format
  • Paying the NMAT registration fee of Rs. 2800 (plus taxes) online through credit card, debit card, net banking, or mobile wallets
  • Scheduling the NMAT exam date 2023, time, and location from the available slots
  • Downloading the NMAT admit card 2023 and carrying it along with a valid ID proof to the exam center

Candidates can also opt for late registration, retake registration, or reschedule the exam by paying an additional fee. Candidates can check the NMAT exam date 2023 and other important dates on the official website.

NMAT Exam Dates 2023

NMAT Events

Start Date

End Date

NMAT Registration date

August 1, 2023

Tuesday, 10th October 2023

NMAT 2023 scheduling

Tuesday, 1st August 2023

Thursday, 12th October 2023

NMAT 2023 exam delivery

Tuesday, 10th October 2023

Tuesday, 19th December 2023

NMAT Application Form 2023

For NMAT 2023 registration, the candidates have to create an NMAT registration account by using their email ID. After which, the candidates have to provide their details and preferences and have to upload their recent photographs. The NMAT 2023 registration fee is INR 2800 + applicable taxes and for late registration. This fee is tentative and may vary for 2023.

Steps to Fill NMAT 2023 Application Form

  • Visit the official website for NMAT 2023 registration, nmat.org

  • Click on the ‘Register Now' link hovering on the homepage if you are a first-time applicant

  • Fill in basic details such as name, phone number, and email ID, and click on the 'Register' button. After registration, candidates will receive their user ID and password in the registered email ID and phone number

  • Log in to the account created using the user ID and password and fill in academic details, personal details, work experience, etc. in the NMAT application form

  • Select up to five B-schools as your preference where NMAT by GMAC can send scores for the NMAT selection process using the 'School Preference' section

  • Upload a scanned copy of a passport-size photograph of not more than 1 MB and the file should be in JPG/ JPEG or PNG format.

  • Select the exam-taking option which will soon be updated as the authority releases the official notice

  • Pay the NMAT registration fee using any of the options - Debit Card, Credit Card, Net Banking, American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, VISA, and Mobile Wallets

  • Book the exam slot and download the NMAT admit card

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. What is the basic eligibility criteria to appear in NMAT 2023 exam?

The basic NMAT eligibility criteria is that a candidate must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from any recognized university or institute. The final year students of graduation are also eligible to apply for NMAT.

2. What is the age limit to apply for NMAT by GMAC exam? What is NMAT exam used for?

There is no age limit to apply for the NMAT by GMAC 2023 exam. The NMAT exam is one of the MBA entrance exams conducted annually by GMAC. 

3. When will NMAT by GMAC application be released?

The application process for NMAT has begun on Tuesday, 1st August 2023. Candidates have to submit their NMAT application form by Tuesday, 10th October 2023.

4. Is work experience compulsory for NMAT?

Candidates with work experience are given weightage in the admission process. However candidates with no work experience can also apply for NMAT.

5. What is the minimum percentage required for applying to NMAT exam?

Candidates must have a minimum of 50  percent aggregate marks in graduation in order to apply for NMAT by GMAC exam.

6. Is Maths compulsory for NMAT? Is NMAT necessary for MBA?

No, Maths is not compulsory for NMAT. The basic eligibility criteria for NMAT is graduation.

Candidates can take MBA programmes without NMAT as well. NMAT is an MBA entrance exam conducted annually for taking admission to MBA programmes in prestigious institutes. 

7. Can 3rd year students apply for NMAT?

If 3rd year is your last year of graduation then you are eligible to appear for NMAT.

8. how many years is NMAT scorecared valid ?

NMAT scorecard is valid for two years.

9. Is calculator allowed in NMAT?

No, the use of a calculator is now allowed in the NMAT exam.

10. How many times one can take NMAT?

There is no limit to take the NMAT entrance test. However, in a single NMAT attempt candidate can take 3 retakes.

11. Is there a Math in NMAT exam?

Yes, the Quantitative Skills section contains 36 questions with a sectional time limit of 52 minutes.

12. When to take NMAT?

Aspirants can take NMAT exam in computer-based mode from October 10 to December 19, 2023.

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