NMAT 2020 Examination Cut-Offs

NMAT Cut off 2019: View NMAT 2019 & 2018 Cutoffs here 

  • MAT cut off is the minimum score needed to be eligible for the selection round.
  • The cut offs are different for each NMAT participating institutes
  • The NMAT cut off can be mentioned as scores or as a percentile, based on the campus
  • Certain colleges fix the cut off based on MBA/PGDM programs
  • Students who meet the cut offs are selected for the other rounds
  • More than 30 B-Schools in India accept the NMAT scores
  • The overall NMAT cut off is usually within the range of 150-200

In this article, details about the NMAT cut off such as determining factors, analysis of past NMAT cut off trends and the selection process is discussed.

Deciding factors of the NMAT cut-offs

There are several factors that decide the NMAT cut off, such as:

  • Number of seats assigned for the course
  • Difficulty level of the NMAT exam
  • Number of NMAT application forms received
  • Number of candidates who appeared in the exam
  • Admission trends and cut offs of previous years

NMAT 2018 cut-off

The NMAT 2019 cut offs will be declared soon as the NMAT 2019 results are already published on the official webpage. The cut off is quite likely to be around 209. The table below contains the NMAT  2018 cut off of the participating colleges:

NMAT Colleges CoursesCut off Score/Percentile
SVKM's Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai

SVKM's Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore

SVKM's Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Hyderabad
-MBA Analytics and Decision Science
-PGDM Courses at all campuses
-MBA in Pharmaceutical Management
200+ NMAT scores
Indian School of Business (ISB)Advanced Management Program in Business Analytics140+ NMAT scores
Xavier University, BhubaneswarMBA (HRM)85+ NMAT percentile
MBA (RM)50+ NMAT percentile
40+ NMAT percentile
SDA Bocconi Asia Center (formerly MISB Bocconi), MumbaiInternational Master in Business200+ NMAT scores
Alliance School of Business, Alliance UniversityMBA/PGDM100+ NMAT scores
ITM Business SchoolPGDM iConnect65+ NMAT percentile
ICFAI Business School (IBS), HyderabadMBA/PGDM150+ NMAT scores
BSE Institute Ltd.-Masters in Global Financial Markets
-Masters in Financial Technology
180+ NMAT scores
Shiv Nadar University, Greater NoidaMBA/Global MBA85+ NMAT percentile
Bennett University - Delhi, NCRMBA65+ NMAT percentile
Woxsen School of Business Management, HyderabadPGDM and PGPXP160+ NMAT scores
Thapar School of Management, ChandigarhMBA150+ NMAT scores
ISBR Business School, BengaluruPGDM140+ NMAT scores
Amity University, Delhi-NCR-MBA (AI & Consulting)
-MBA (IB & AI)
-MBA (CI & SM)
-MBA (Entrepreneurship)
-MBA (Finance)
-MBA (Logistics)
-MBA (Marketing & Sales)
-MBA (Retail Management)
-MBA (Supply Chain Management)
-MBA (Transport and Logistics)
-MBA (Telecom Management)
-MBA (International)
-MBA in Construction Project Management
60+ NMAT percentile
MBA in International Business45+ NMAT percentile
SRM UniversityMBA180+ NMAT scores
University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES), DehradunMBA140+ NMAT scores
BML Munjal University, Delhi-MBA
-MBA (Accounting & Finance)
-MBA (Analytics)
150+ NMAT scores
VIT University, VelloreMBA50+ NMAT percentile
Jindal Global Business school - Delhi/NCRMBA65+ NMAT percentile

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Section-wise NMAT 2017 Cut-off

The table below contains the NMAT 2017 Cut off. There is an increase of two marks from the 2016 cut off.

Participating institute/courseQuantitative Ability (144)Logical Reasoning (96)Language Skills (120)Overall Cutoff (360)
NMIMS Mumbai (Full Time Pharmaceutical Management)505050169
NMIMS Mumbai (Full Time MBA Program/MBA Banking/MBA Capital Market746155208
NMIMS Bangalore and Hyderabad505050200

Stage wise NMAT Selection Rounds

The first step in the selection process is to write the NMAT 2019 exam. After clearing the NMAT 2019 exam, candidates are selected for each of the rounds as part of the admission process. The following are the selection rounds-

  • Complete the NMAT by GMAC 2019 exam
  • Students have to meet the required NMAT cut off marks in order to get shortlisted for the selection rounds

NMAT selection process

The NMAT selection process comprises of Group Discussion (GD) or Case Discussion (CD), Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT). The NMAT participating institutes conduct these individually as per their own schedule.

Group Discussion:

For the Group Discussion (GD) round of the selection process, candidates are split into teams of close to 7-10 members and each team is given a topic for discussion.


Case Discussion:

Some institutes conduct Case Discussions (CD) instead of GD. In a CD round, a structured discussion of a specific scenario is presented. The selected students have to come up with a minimum of 2-3 meaningful entries within a short span of time, say 15 minutes.

Personal Interview:

After the GD round comes the Personal Interview round. In this round, the candidate has to face an interview that is conducted by the B-School’s internal selection committee and independent experts of the field. The panel can ask a wide variety of questions ranging from current affairs to general knowledge.

Written Ability Test:

Many colleges also conduct a Written Ability Test along with the GD and PI as part of the admission process. The writing and communication skills of the candidate is tested based on a topic assigned.

Here is the list of factors taken into account for the final selection of the candidate for 2020 admissions:

  • NMAT 2019 score
  • Personal Interview
  • Group Discussion
  • Academic record
  • Work Experience
  • Academic/Gender diversity

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FAQs on NMAT 2019 Cut-offs

Q. What does NMAT Cut off mean?

A. The NMAT Cut off refers to the minimum marks required to be eligible for the next step of the admission process that includes- Group Discussion (GD)/Case Discussion (CD) and Personal Interview. The cut offs list is set by each participating college.

Q. Who sets the NMAT cut off?

A. The NMAT cut off is set by individual institutions.

Q. What is the NMAT cut off based on?

A. The cut offs are dependent on several factors like – number of seats available for the course, difficulty level of the NMAT exam, Number of NMAT application forms received, number of candidates who appeared in the exam and previous years cut off and admission trends.

Q. What is the NMAT selection process dependent on?

A. NMAT 2019 Score, academic record, work experience, personal interview, group discussion and academic or gender diversity are some of the factors that determine the NMAT selection process.

Q. How many B-Schools in India Accept the NMAT Score?

A. About 30 B-Schools accept NMAT score across India.

Q. What is the score range for the NMAT cut-offs?

A. The cut off usually ranges between 150 and 200.

Q. Does the NMAT exam follow negative marking for incorrect answers?

A. No, the negative marking system is not followed in NMAT. Each correct answer earns 3 marks. No marks are deducted for incorrect answers and unanswered questions.

Q. Are there cutoffs for each section in NMAT 2019 cut off?

A. Yes, sectional cut offs are included in NMAT 2019.

Q. If I do not meet the NMAT 2019 cut off criteria, will I be eligible for admission?

A. No, as per the policies of participating colleges accepting the NMAT score, candidates who do not meet the NMAT 2019 cut off criterion will not be eligible to participate in the selection process.

Q. How do I know the NMAT cut-offs of different colleges?

A. The cut offs differ from one college to another. However, for the purpose of reference, they can refer to the previous year cut offs.

Q. Is there a campus-wise cut off for NMAT 2019?

A. Yes, each participating campus releases their own cut offs. Sectional cut off marks are also released.

Q. What does the NMAT 2019 Scorecard contain?

A. The NMAT 2019 Score report contains the scores secured by the candidate in each section –  the overall score and percentile ranking.

Q. For how long is the NMAT exam?

A. NMAT exam is an online test held for 120 minutes. The questions are in the form of MCQs and there are a total of 3 sections.

Q. Are the selection rounds conducted tough?

A. It is necessary to prepare well for the GD and PI round in order to be successful. A proactive nature is needed especially for the GD round.

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