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Registration Application and payment related queries:

  • Phone Support: 09213027791/09213027792 – Monday to Friday (except public holidays - 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM IST)
  • Email Support: NMAT2015@PEARSON.COM
  • Live chat support - Monday to Friday (except public holidays) - 9.00 AM to 6.00 PM IST

Scheduling related queries:
  • Phone Support: 0120 4397855 – Monday to Saturday (8:00 AM to 6:00 PM IST) (Except public holidays)
  • Email Support: Email Support: NMAT2015@PEARSON.COM

For NMIMS Programs related queries:
  • Phone Support: 022 2613 4577/ 2618 3688/ 4235 5555 extn. 5621 / 5622 / 5619 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm IST (Except public holidays and Sundays)
  • Email Support: ENQUIRY@NMIMS.EDU

We pride ourselves in our exceptional customer service. If for some reason you are not happy with the level of service provided, please write to NMAT2015@PEARSON.COM.

FAQs – About the Test

1. For which colleges and programs is the NMAT™ required for admissions?

2. When will the NMAT™ be offered for admission to courses starting 2015?

3. How is the NMAT™-2015 designed?

4. Can a candidate to review questions and /or sections?

5. In case a candidate completes answering and reviewing a section before the allotted section time completion, does the balance time get added to the next section(s)?

6. What are features of NMAT™-2015?

7. What is the advantage of having a 75 days long window to test?

8. What type of CBT will the NMAT™-2015 be?

9. Are there any eligibility requirements to sit for the NMAT™-2015?

10. Will the content of the NMAT™-2015 change this year?

11. What is test fee for NMAT™-2015?

12. What are the important dates for NMAT™-2015?

13. What are the modes of fee payment for NMAT™-2015?

14. When and how will a candidate come to know of the test date and location of the test?

15. Where will the test be administered?

16. How many times can a candidate take NMAT™-2015?

17. If a candidate takes NMAT™-2015 more than 1 time, which of the scores out of these attempts will be considered by NMIMS?

18. Will a candidates lose out in competing with others if he/she takes the NMAT™-2015 only once?

19. What is the rationale for not having negative marking?

20. What is the rationale behind allowing candidates to test multiple times?

21. When will the NMAT™-2015 results be declared?

22. What do you mean by scaled scores and percentile scores?

23. How will a candidate receive the results?



FAQs – About the Registration Process

1. How does a candidate register for NMAT™-2015?

2. Why should a candidate register early?

3. Does the "First come First serve" principle apply to Registration or Scheduling or both?

4. Can a candidate edit his/her registration application?

5. What are the specifications of the photograph to be uploaded on the registration Application?

6. A candidate could not register online for the NMAT™-2015, as the following error message appeared - "Java Script Error". What should he/she do?

7. If a candidate could not register online for the NMAT™-2015, as he/she was not able to proceed after "I agree". What should the candidate do?

8. A candidate has received the NMAT™ ID & Password, what can these be used for?

9. A candidate filled up the form online and have made the DD also. The candidate does not have access to a printer to print the payment advice form. What do he/she do?

10. What is the mode of Payment at HDFC Bank?

11. In the application form, what should the candidate fill in the Category field?

12. Can a candidate submit more than one application?

13. If a candidate's current address is valid only till September. Is it possible for him/her to update and make a change in the address in early November?

14. What if a candidate cannot register by the last date of registration? Does he/she have an option of registering late?

15. What is the fee for NMAT™-2015?

16. In whose name should the demand draft be made?

17. Where and when should a candidate send the Demand Draft to complete the registration?

18. Which cards are accepted for payment?

19. What is a CVV number?

20. A candidate has registered online and successfully completed the payment. What is the next step?

21. How can a candidate schedule the test for the first time?

22. What is the difference between Registration and Scheduling?

23. What will happen if a candidate cancels his test?

24. What can lead to cancellation of registration?

25. Can a candidate re-schedule the test?

26. When and how can a candidate decide to take a retake?

27. When and how can a candidate decide to take a reschedule?

28. If a candidate appeared for the first time in the NMAT™-2015 today. Can he/she schedule the retake test today?

29. If a candidate appeared for the first time in the NMAT™-2015 today. Can he/she retake the test tomorrow/on consecutive days?

30. It is early morning and if a candidate wants to schedule it for today evening. Can he/she do so?

31. A candidate has appeared for the NMAT™-2015 once. The candidate has decided today to appear for a retake attempt. Can he/she log on to the system and schedule the retake for later today?



FAQs – On the Day of the Test

1. What should the candidate carry on the day of test?

2. A candidate is supposed to bring the confirmation e-mail printout along with him/her on the day of the test. What is the confirmation e-mail and how does the candidate get it?

3. A candidate is supposed to bring the Admit card along with him/her on the day of the test. What is the Admit card and how does one get it?

4. When should a candidate report to the test centre?

5. What will happen if a candidate reaches late for the test?

6. What will happen if a candidate does not appear for the test?

7. What is the candidate identification process on the day of the test?

8. Should the name of the candidate match with the name appearing on the identification documents?

9. A candidate needs to make calculations or make notes during the test; does fe/she need to carry a rough sheet with him/her?

10. Are there any breaks during the test?

11. Will a candidate be allowed to access his/her personal belongings during the unscheduled breaks?

12. While taking the test, can a candidate return to previous questions to review them or change answers?

13. What happens if a candidate clicks "No, I do not Accept" on Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) screen by mistake?

14. If while reviewing the questions on Review Screen, a candidate happens to click "End Review", will he/she be able to return to the test exam or review screen?

15. What will happen if the computer malfunctions in the middle of the test?

16. What should the candidate do if there is any problem with the exam content or questions in the test?

17. Will a candidate see the results on the day he/she takes the test?

18. What is the cut off list based on – percentile scores or equated scores?





FAQs – About the Test

1. For which colleges and programs is the NMAT™ required for admissions?

NMAT™ is a mandatory admissions criterion for admission to the following programs of NMIMS:

  • MBA Programs (Mumbai)
    • MBA
    • MBA - HR
    • MBA - Pharmaceutical Management
  • MBA and PGDM Bengaluru and/or PGDBM Hyderabad
    • MBA Programs (Mumbai)
      • MBA
      • MBA (HR)
      • MBA (Pharmaceutical Management)
    • PGDM - Bengaluru
    • PGDBM - Hyderabad
  • PGDM Bengaluru and/or PGDBM Hyderabad
    • PGDM - Bengaluru
    • PGDBM - Hyderabad

2. When will the NMAT™ be offered for admission to courses starting 2015?

The NMAT™-2015 will be offered in a testing window from Oct 7, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014.


3. How is the NMAT™-2015 designed?

NMAT™-2015, has three sections – Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning. The three sections of NMAT™-2015 are individually timed and candidates need to answer the sections and review the questions of that section within the allotted section time. Once the candidate moves out of a section, there is no possibility of returning to that section for attempting or reviewing the questions.

Section No. of Items (questions) Allotted time
Language Skills 32 22 mins
Quantitative Skills 48 60 mins
Logical Reasoning 40 38 mins

If a candidate chooses to answer NMAT™-2015 in the sequence – Logical Reasoning, followed by Language Skills and then Quantitative Skills, the candidate should spend the allotted section time of 38 mins in answering and reviewing the Logical Reasoning section. Once a candidate moves out of a section because of section time getting over or the candidate choosing to move to the next section; there is no possibility of coming back to the previous section, Logical Reasoning in this case.

Candidates are advised to take NMAT™-2015 as a collection of “three individually timed” sections test and they need to perform their best in each of the three sections in the given section time. Candidates should also understand that balance time of one section doesn’t get added onto the next section. So, candidates should be fully sure of themselves before moving on to the next section.



4. Can a candidate review questions and /or sections?

Yes, a candidate can review the sections of NMAT™-2015, each section within the allotted section time. Review Screen, at the end of every section will give the option to either move directly to incomplete (unanswered) questions or flagged for review questions or review all or any question. Once a candidate has moved ahead from one section to the next section, he/she will not be able to return to the previous section. Hence, candidates should complete (answering and reviewing) each of the three sections in their respective allotted time limits.


5. In case a candidate completes answering and reviewing a section before the allotted section time completion, does the balance time get added to the next section(s)?

No, in NMAT™-2015, one cannot add balance time of one section to the other. In case a candidate completes answering and reviewing a section before the allotted section time gets over, he/she may choose either to revise the section or move to the next section, but the balance time cannot be added on to the next section timing.


6. What are the features of NMAT™-2015?

NMAT™-2015 is a 120 mins test with three sections. Section details as follows:

Section No. of Items (questions) Allotted time
Language Skills 32 22 mins
Quantitative Skills 48 60 mins
Logical Reasoning 40 38 mins

Features of NMAT™-2015:

  • Candidates can choose the order of sections in NMAT™-2015.
  • Each of the three sections has individual section timings and candidates are supposed to answer and review the questions of a particular section within the allotted section time.
  • In case a candidate completes the section (answering & reviewing) before the section time gets over, the balance time of the given section will not get added to the next section(s). The next section has its own time limits and candidate needs to complete the section in the allotted section time.
  • ID Requirements
    Candidate needs to bring the following to the test centre on the day of the test, without which the candidate will not be allowed to take the test:
    • Confirmation e-mail printout
    • One valid primary ID and another secondary ID, in original from the specified list
      • Admit Card: Candidates can download their Admit Card from the NMAT™ site
      • Photocopy of the Primary ID for submission at the Test centre
      • Candidates who are unable to produce the above forms of valid ID (non–expired and in original) will not be admitted into the testing room and shall not be offered a test-fee refund.
    • In addition to the above stated features, NMAT™-2015 continues with some of the candidate friendly features of earlier administrations:
    • 75 days test window – (Oct 7, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014) – Long test window provides candidates with a convenience to choose a test date, based on their comfort level.
    • Self scheduling option – Candidates have the choice to select the date and time of the test in a real time mode, based on seats availability at each of the centres.
    • Choices of attempts – Candidates have an option of appearing more than once (upto three maximum attempts, including “no shows”) in NMAT™-2015. This provides candidates with an opportunity that in case they are dissatisfied with their first take, they could have upto two retakes to improve their scores.
    • No negative marking - This step encourages candidates taking the test to make informed guesses and not drop a question for the fear of deduction in marks. The system of no negative marking is as per global practices and psychometric principles.
    • Unique question paper for every candidate – Every candidate taking NMAT™-2015 will get a unique but equivalent question paper.
    • Equated results - The candidate scores will be declared in a span of 4-5 weeks from the test delivery. These shall be equated to bring about parity and fairness and will help candidates know their performance in time.

    7. What is the advantage of having a 75 days long window to test?

    NMIMS wishes to assess a candidate’s best performance and at the same time reduce the stress associated with a single sitting test or test offered in a short time window. The longer test window provides adequate time to the candidates to take the test when they are best prepared and avoid conflicts with other tests. The candidates will also get the convenience to reschedule the test in case of any exigency. The longer window also provides the candidate with the opportunity to retake the test (maximum 3 attempts, including "No Show") in case they feel that their performance was impaired on the test day for any reason or if they feel they can improve their performance in retake attempt.


    8. What type of CBT will the NMAT™-2015 be?

    The NMAT™-2015 is a computer-delivered test where each candidate gets a randomly generated test from a pool of questions. The number of questions, difficulty levels and the time limit for each of the sections is predetermined and, under normal administration conditions, are the same regardless of when and where the test is administered. The test is non-adaptive in which the computer will display questions one at a time. In NMAT™-2015, candidates can choose the order of three test sections. Each section has an allotted section time and the candidate has to complete the section including answering and reviewing questions in the given section time limit.


    9. Are there any eligibility requirements to sit for the NMAT™-2015?

    All candidates who complete the Test Registration process pay the test fee within the time specified and follow the published test rules, may sit for the NMAT™-2015. It is the responsibility of the candidate to understand the eligibility requirements of the management program to which they are applying before deciding to register for the NMAT™-2015. If a candidate registers for the test and then determines that he/she is not eligible for admission to the intended program, no test- fee refund will be offered. For further information on eligibility for NMIMS programs, please visit the NMIMS website by clicking here.


    10. Will the content of the NMAT™-2015 change this year?

    The content will not change for the NMAT™-2015. The NMAT™-2015 will be a multiple-choice question paper that includes Quantitative Ability, Language Skills and Logical Reasoning.


    11. What is the test fee for NMAT™-2015?

    Candidates applying for NMAT™-2015 can register for one of the programs individually or for both the programs. Following table provides the applicable fee for NMAT™-2015:

    Fee MBA Programs only PGDM (Bengaluru) and/or PGDBM (Hyderabad) Programs MBA programs and PGDM (Bengaluru) and/or PGDBM (Hyderabad) Programs
    Registration INR 2000 INR 2000 INR 2400
    Late Registration INR 2550 INR 2550 INR 3000
    Rescheduling INR 1000 INR 1000 INR 1000
    Retake Scheduling INR 2000 INR 2000 INR 2000

    12. What are the important dates for NMAT™-2015?

    The important dates for the NMAT™-2015 are listed below.

    Event Start date End date
    Registration Wednesday, July 02, 2014 Wednesday, September 24, 2014
    Scheduling Thursday, July 17, 2014 Tuesday, October 7, 2014
    Late Registration Thursday, September 25, 2014 Saturday, October 04, 2013
    Re-scheduling Thursday, July 17, 2014 Wednesday, December 17, 2014
    Test Delivery Tuesday, October 7, 2014 Saturday, December 20, 2014
    Re-take Scheduling Tuesday, October 7, 2014 Friday, December 19, 2014

    * NMIMS reserves the right to make any change to the above dates and candidates are advised to visit this website periodically to note any changes.


    13. What are the modes of fee payment for NMAT™-2015?

    Candidates can pay for

    • Registration Application via
      1. Demand Draft,
      2. Credit Card
      3. Cash (cash needs to be deposited at designated HDFC bank branches)
    • Late Registration Application via
      1. Demand Draft
      2. Credit Card
      3. Cash (cash needs to be deposited at designated HDFC bank brnaches).
    • Retake Attempt via
      1. Credit Card only
    • Rescheduling via
      1. Credit Card only


    14. When and how will a candidate come to know of the test date and location of the test?

    After the registration and payment being received by NMIMS, candidates will receive an e-mail (at the e-mail id specified by them in the online application form) confirming their registration for NMAT™-2015. After that, the candidate will receive another e-mail from Pearson VUE containing a unique username and password. The candidate will then have to visit www.pearsonvue.com/nmims and schedule the test on their own. The candidates will get to choose the date, time slot and location of their preference subject to availability on a First come First Serve basis. The Pearson VUE system shows the availability of seats at the test center on real time basis. Within 24 hours of scheduling the test, the candidate will receive a confirmation e-mail mentioning their test venue name and address along with date and time of the test. Candidates are advised to contact the NMAT™ helpdesk if they do not receive the e-mail within 24 hours of scheduling the test.


    15. Where will the test be administered?

    The NMAT™-2015 will be administered at eighteen locations within India. The locations are as follows:

    • North: Chandigarh, Delhi, Jaipur and Lucknow
    • West: Ahmedabad, Nagpur and Mumbai
    • South: Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin and Hyderabad
    • Central: Bhopal, Indore and Bhilai
    • East: Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Kolkata and Patna

    Some cities will have multiple test centres to choose from.
    The NMAT™-2015 will not be offered at any international location.


    16. How many times can a candidate take NMAT™-2015?

    A candidate can take NMAT™-2015 up to a maximum of 3 times (first attempt plus 2 retake attempts) including no shows, if he/she wishes to.


    17. If a candidate takes NMAT™-2015 more than 1 time, which of the scores out of these attempts will be considered by NMIMS?

    In case of candidates taking more than one attempt the best score which is the total score & its respective sectional score, which make the candidate eligible as per the cut offs which will be declared by NMIMS will be considered for short listing for subsequent process. (Cut off means sectional as well as total score).


    18. Will a candidate lose out in competing with others if he/she takes the NMAT™-2015 only once?

    No. The candidate will not lose out in competing with others if he/she takes the NMAT™-2015 only once. Candidates are advised not to get misled by others opinion on tests being easy or difficult in any given period of the test window. A candidate may be able to improve his/her score provided he/she performs better in re-takes. However, there is no guarantee that the scores will improve in subsequent attempts/retakes. Scores will be equated for all candidates and percentile scores will be calculated after all candidates have taken their test(s). Results will be announced on Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 on NMIMS website www.nmims.edu.


    19. What is the rationale for not having negative marking?

    This shall encourage candidates taking the test to take calculated risks and not drop a question for the fear of deduction in marks. The system of no negative marking is as per current best global practices and psychometric principles.


    20. What is the rationale behind allowing candidates to test multiple times?

    NMAT™-2015 shall offer a maximum choice of 3 attempts to candidates. This option has been developed in the test process to assess candidates’ best performance.


    21. When will the NMAT™-2015 results be declared?

    The NMAT™-2015 Scaled scores by section and test total scaled score will be announced within 4 to 5 weeks after the candidate has tested. The percentile scores will be calculated after all the candidates have taken their exam(s) and announced on Jan 22, 2015 at NMIMS website www.nmims.edu.


    22. What do you mean by scaled scores and percentile scores?

    Scaled scores - All the test forms are equated to account for any differences in overall difficulty and the raw test scores are placed on a common scale. This is done to ensure scores are comparable across test forms such that the scores are not impacted by different candidates getting different test forms.

    Percentile scores - The percentile rank or score shows how a candidate scored when compared to all other candidates who took the exam (e.g. all candidates who gave the NMAT™-2015). For example, if a candidate is said to be at the 75th percentile, the candidate scored better than 75% of the candidates who took the NMAT™-2015.


    23. How will a candidate receive the results?

    Candidates will not be sent any results directly. NMIMS will publish scaled scores every 4-5 weeks and the final percentile results on their website.




    FAQs – About the Registration Process

    1. How does a candidate register for NMAT™-2015?

    Candidates can register for NMAT™-2015 through an online registration application available on this website from 9:00 am (IST) onwards starting Jul 3, 2014 . Online registrations will close at 11:59 pm Indian Standard Time (IST) on Sep 24, 2014 . NMIMS shall not accept registrations from candidates in any other mode or form.


    2. Why should a candidate register early?

    Candidate will be able to schedule the test on his / her preferred date, time slot and Test Centre only if seats are available at that Test Centre for the date and time slot being sought (First Come First Serve basis). As candidates will be required to schedule their NMAT™-2015 test after registering through an online application system, the earlier they register, the sooner they will receive their username and password and they will be able to schedule their test online. Candidates may not get their preferred date, slot and Test Centre if other candidates have already taken up the available seats for that particular date, slot and center. In such a situation, candidates would need to look at other options of date, time slot and Test Centre and schedule their test accordingly.


    3. Does the "First come First serve" principle apply to Registration or Scheduling or both?

    "First come First serve" " principle applies to both registration and scheduling. The earlier one registers and makes payment, the earlier will he/she receive the scheduling information. And the earlier one schedules the test, higher are the chances of getting preferred date, time and test location


    4. Can a candidate edit his/her registration application?

    Candidates can edit certain fields like work experience and education background in their application form till they receive registration fee payment confirmation from NMIMS. Candidates are advised to check the information entered in the online registration application form very carefully while registering and again before making payment as they will not be allowed to make any changes after payment.


    5. What are the specifications of the photograph to be uploaded on the registration Application?

    Candidates are required to upload their recent photograph while filling the Registration application. Candidates must ensure the following while uploading their photo in the registration Application:

    • Photos in JPEG format only, 200 pixels high by 150 pixels wide.
    • Size should not exceed 500 kb.
    • Photo should have either white or light coloured background.
    • Eyes should be open and clearly visible.
    • Candidate face should be distinctly visible, straight and at the centre. Shoulder tops should also be clear in the photo.
    • Photograph should not be more than 6 months old.
    • Following photos are not acceptable and liable to be rejected:
      • Facebook type of photos and/or photos not having the above mentioned specifications of size
      • Photos where candidate is seen to be wearing cap or goggles
      • Photos with dark background

    6. If a candidate could not register online for the NMAT™-2015, as the following error message appeared - "Java Script Error". What should he/she do?

    Please use Internet Explorer Ver 6.0 and above, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.


    7. If a candidate could not register online for the NMAT™-2015, as he/she was not able to proceed after "I agree". What should the candidate do?

    This application uses JavaScript. Candidates should make sure that JavaScript is enabled in their browser. To enable JavaScript go to: Tools>>Internet Options>>Security>>Custom Level. Scroll down until one sees the section labeled 'Scripting' Under 'Active Scripting', select 'Enable' and click OK. Click refresh and restart the registration process.


    8. A candidate has received the NMAT™ ID & Password, what can these be used for?

    Candidates can use the NMAT™ ID and password to make changes in the application form, check My Mail for the e-mails or send e-mail for help/queries related to the NMAT™-2015 online application form.



    9. A candidate filled up the form online and made the DD also. The candidate does not have access to a printer to print the payment advice form. What do he/she do?

    Candidates can fill in their details with their NMAT™ ID on a plain white sheet and send the DD along with it to the following address.

    Pearson VUE,
    6708, DLF Phase IV,
    Gurgaon-122002,
    Haryana, India.
    Phone: 09213027791 / 09213027792


    10. What is the mode of Payment at HDFC Bank?

    HDFC Bank branches accept NMAT™ test fee by cash only. Candidates can visit the designated branches during the banking hours to pay the test fee.

    For payment through credit card/DD, candidates should choose other payment options as specified on the site.


    11. In the application form, what should the candidate fill in the Category field?

    Under the Category field in the application form, the following stand for:

      SC: Scheduled Caste
      ST: Scheduled Tribe
      OBC: Other Backward Classes
      NT: Nomadic Tribe
      DT: Denotified Tribe
      GEN: General Category including any other Category not listed here

    Foreign Nationals should also select GEN (General) in this field.


    12. Can a candidate submit more than one application?

    Candidates are not allowed to make duplicate/ multiple registrations. Candidature of a candidate is liable to get rejected and fee forfeited, if the candidate registers multiple times. Candidates applying for both programs are also required to submit only one application and take up to a maximum of 3 attempts, including NO SHOWS. Candidature of a candidate is liable to get rejected if the candidate has registered multiple times and has taken tests under different registration numbers.

    13. If a candidate's current address is valid only till September. Is it possible for him/her to update and make a change in the address in early November?

    Candidates can edit certain fields like Educational Qualification and work experience in their application form till they receive payment authentication from NMIMS for the online registration fee payment. Candidates are advised to check the information entered in the online registration application form very carefully while registering and again before making payment as they will not be allowed to make any changes after making payment.


    14. What if a candidate cannot register by the last date of registration? Does he/she have an option of registering late?

    Candidates who are unable to register in the Registration window between Jul 2, 2014 and Sep 24, 2014 will have the option of registering through the online registration application available on this website during the Late Registration window from Sep 25, 2014 to Oct 4, 2014 by paying the prescribed fee, through credit card, DD or cash deposit at any HDFC Bank branchas as specified on the website.


    15. What is the fee for NMAT™-2015?

    Candidates applying for NMAT™-2015 can register for one of the programs individually or for both the programs. Following table provides the applicable fee for NMAT™-2015:

    Fee MBA Programs PGDM at Bengaluru and/or PGDBM at Hyderabad MBA Programs and PGDM (Bengaluru) and/or PGDBM (Hyderabad) Programs
    Registration INR 2000 INR 2000 INR 2400
    Late Registration INR 2550 INR 2550 INR 3000
    Rescheduling INR 1000 INR 1000 INR 1000
    Retake Scheduling INR 2000 INR 2000 INR 2000

    16. In whose name should the demand draft be made?

    The candidate should make the demand draft in the name of “SVKM’S NMIMS” payable at Mumbai.


    17. Where and when should a candidate send the Demand Draft to complete the registration?

    Candidates should send Demand Draft with the registration application to:

    Pearson VUE,
    6708, DLF Phase IV,
    Gurgaon-122002,
    Haryana, India
    Phone: 09213027791 / 09213027792

    Note: Candidates MUST ensure that the Demand Draft is mailed sufficiently early for it to be delivered on or before 11:59 PM IST on

    • Sep 24, 2014 for the candidates registering under the Registration window
    • Oct 4, 2014 for the candidates registering under the Late Registration window

    18. Which cards are accepted for payment?

    Credit Cards (Master and VISA) are accepted for registration.


    19. What is a CVV number?

    Card Verification Value (CVV) is 3 or 4 digit unique number at the back of the credit card. In some cards, the CVV number may also be written on the front of the card, above the card number.


    20. The candidate has registered online and successfully completed the payment. What is the next step?

    Candidates will receive an e-mail with their NMAT™ ID and password, informing them about successfully registration. In case a candidate has not received the same, he/she should contact the NMAT™ helpdesk ( 09213027791 / 09213027792). The candidate will receive another e-mail from Pearson VUE on the e-mail id mentioned in the online form mentioning a unique username and password which will enable him/her to schedule the test in the Pearson VUE system. Candidates should print the Admit card.


    21. How can a candidate schedule the test for the first time?

    Candidates are required to register through an online application by filling in personal, educational and work related details. Next step invloves payment through the preferred mode of payment. Once the registration application is found to be complete in all respects and the payment has been received by NMIMS, the candidate will receive an e-mail with username and password enabling him/her to schedule the test. Candidate will be able to select the date, time slot and Test Centre of his/her choice based on the availability of seats. The test will then be scheduled on a first come, first served basis (the earlier a candidate registers online, the better the chances of taking the test at the location, date and time of their preference). Following that, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the candidate containing the location, date and time of the scheduled test.


    22. What is the difference between Registration and Scheduling?

    Registration means filling the online registration application and making the requisite payment on www.pearsonvueindia.com/nmat.
    Scheduling means candidates scheduling their test on www.pearsonvue.com/nmims for a certain date, time and centre using the log-in ID provided by Pearson VUE after the registration is completed by the candidate.


    23. What will happen if a candidate cancels the test?

    Cancellation of a successful registration or scheduled test will lead to forfeiture of the test fee and no refund will be entertained under any circumstance.


    24. What can lead to cancellation of the registration?

    Candidates need to ensure that the information submitted by them is correct. In case any information is found to be incorrect at a later date, NMIMS shall have the right to cancel the test score. In the event of the cancellation of the score due to furnishing of incorrect information, the test fee paid by the candidate will not be refunded.
    NMIMS registration will also stand cancelled if there are duplicate registrations, the application has incomplete information or test fee is received by NMIMS after the due date. Registration forms, for which the registration fee is not received in time, will be rejected outright.


    25. Can a candidate re-schedule the test?

    A candidate can re-schedule the test 72 hours or more prior to the scheduled appointment, subject to availability of seats, upon payment of the applicable fee. The re-schedule window will remain open from Sep 17, 2014 to Dec 17, 2014 . Please also note that this transaction on any Master Card or a Visa card may be processed in US Dollars equivalent of the applicable fee, and depending upon the credit card organization’s arrangement there may be certain service charges or commission charged to the credit card account to be borne by the candidate. Please note that payment can only be made through a credit card (Master Card and Visa) as seats cannot be reserved and a real-time payment method is required to secure the new test appointment.


    26. When and how can a candidate decide to take a retake?

    A candidate after taking his / her test can decide to retake NMAT™-2015. Candidate will be allowed to schedule a new test by paying the applicable fee through Credit Card only. A candidate is allowed to take the NMAT™-2015, a maximum of three times (first attempt plus a maximum of two retake attempts, including NO SHOWS). A Candidate will be allowed to schedule the retake test on a date which is 15 days or more, later than the date of his/her previous attempt. In other words, a candidate will have to wait at least 15 days before he / she can appear for a retake attempt. Candidates are required to pay the applicable fee for each Retake attempt.


    27. When and how can a candidate decide to take a reschedule?

    The Rescheduling option will be available to candidates for the period starting July 17, 2014 till Dec 17, 2014. A candidate can decide to reschedule his / her test no later than 72 hours prior to the scheduled test, to a different date, time and test centre, subject to availability, by paying an additional fee as applicable. Seat availability in terms of test centre, slot or date will be on a “First come First serve” basis. A test cannot be rescheduled if 72 hours or less remain before the scheduled appointment time.


    28. If a candidate appeared for the first time in the NMAT™-2015 today. Can he/she schedule the retake test today?

    Yes, the candidate can schedule the retake test today for a date which is minimum 15 days later than today.


    29. If a candidate appeared for the first time in the NMAT™-2015 today. Can he/she retake the test tomorrow/on consecutive days?

    No, a candidate cannot take the test on two consecutive days. The candidate will be required to wait for 15 days before he/she can appear for the retake test.


    30. Its early morning and if a candidate wants to schedule the test for today evening. Can he/she do so?

    No, the candidate cannot schedule the test for the same day. Candidates can schedule the test for any time 24 hours or later.


    31. A candidate has appeared for the NMAT™-2015 once. The candidate has decided today to appear for a retake attempt. Can he/sheI log on to the system and schedule the retake for later today?

    No, the candidate can not schedule his/her test for the same day. One can schedule his/her test for any time 24 hours or later from now. Also, there should be a gap of minimum 15 days between two attempts.




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    FAQs – On the Day of the Test

    1. What should the candidate carry on the day of test?

    The candidate will be required to carry the Admit card, confirmation e-mail, two valid (non – expired and in original) photo IDs – one primary ID and another secondary ID from the list below:

    1. Primary ID (containing candidate name, photo and signature)
      • Passport issued by the Government of India
      • PAN Card issued by the Government of India
      • Voter's ID Card
      • UID/Aadhaar Card
    2. Secondary ID (containing candidate name and signature)
      • Passport or PAN card
      • Credit Card
      • Driving license
    3. Admit Card: Admit card is a document containing candidate registration details and photograph. Candidates are required to produce the admit card along with the necessary IDs and confirmation letter on the day of the test to allow them to take NMAT™.
  • Photocopy of the Primary ID for submission at the Test centre
  • Note: Candidates who are unable to produce the above forms of valid ID (non–expired and in original) and / or Admit card will not be admitted into the testing room and shall not be offered a test-fee refund. Please note that following are not acceptable as IDs on the day of the test:

    • Photocopies (attested or otherwise)
    • Notarised copies
    • Learner’s driving license

    2. A candidate is supposed to bring the confirmation e-mail printout along with him/her on the day of the test. What is the confirmation e-mail and how does a candidate get it?

    Confirmation e-mail is the communication that the candidate receives on the e-mail ID mentioned on the registration application after a candidate has scheduled the test. It contains details of the test – day, time and test centre name and address.


    3.What is the Admit card? Why is it important and how do one get it?

    Admit card is a document containing candidate registration details and photograph. Candidates can download their Admit card from the link "Download Admit Card" provided in the Registration Application. It is mandatory to carry the admit card containing along with required IDs, confirmation letter and photocopy of the primary ID to be allowed to enter the NMAT™-2015 test centre.


    4. When should a candidate report to the test centre?

    Candidates must report to their allocated test centre forty five (45) minutes prior to the scheduled time mentioned on their confirmation e-mail. Candidates, who arrive at the test centre on the specified scheduled test date more than fifteen (15) minutes after the test start time, may not be permitted to take the test and will have to forfeit the full cost of the test.


    5. What will happen if a candidate reaches late for the test?

    Candidates, who arrive at the test centre on the specified scheduled test date more than fifteen minutes after the scheduled exam start time, may not be permitted to take the test and will have to forfeit the full cost of the test.


    6. What will happen if a candidate does not appear for the test?

    Candidates, who do not appear at the test centre on the specified scheduled test date, will have to forfeit the full fee of the test. They will be marked a “No Show” and this will be treated as an attempt. Candidates will be allowed a maximum of 3 attempts in NMAT™-2015 including “No show”.


    7. What is the candidate identification process on the day of the test?

    All candidates will have to go through a candidate identification process on the day of the test. Digital photograph and digital signature of each candidate will be taken and kept for records. Any candidate not willing to participate in the candidate identification process will not be allowed to sit for the test. Please note that tests will be administered under video surveillance.


    8. Should the name of the candidate match with the name appearing on the identification documents?

    Candidates are required to enter their name in the registration application as per their Xth class certificate. At the test centre, the candidate’s name needs to match the primary and secondary ID documents the candidate is carrying for verification. In case, candidate’s name does not match the identification document but matches the Xth class certificate, candidate will be required to present the Xth class certificate.


    *Note: In case of candidate name change, the candidate must show relevant legal documentation as proof of name change.


    9. A candidate needs to make calculations or make notes during the test; does he/she need to carry a rough sheet with him/her?

    Candidates are not required to carry anything with them other than the confirmation e-mail print out, Admit card and two IDs for the test. Required stationery will be provided to the candidate by the invigilator at the test centre.


    10. Are there any breaks during the test?

    There are no scheduled breaks in the test. However, candidates can take unscheduled breaks if they want during the test session. An unscheduled break means a break during which the test clock does not stop. If a candidate chooses to take a break, the actual time spent on the break will be deducted from the time allocated to complete the test. No extra time will be given to complete the test. During the break, the candidate must leave the testing room. Upon re-entering the testing room, the candidate must show a valid ID.


    11. Will a candidate be allowed to access his/her personal belongings during the unscheduled breaks that he/she take?

    Candidates will not be allowed to access any personal belonging including study material and mobile phone during the breaks they take. Candidates will only be allowed to access food or medicines, if any.


    12. While taking the test, can a candidate return to previous questions to review them or change answers?

    Candidates can choose the order of sections in NMAT™-2015. Every section has a time limit associated with it and during the time allowed for the section, candidates may move freely within the section. Candidates may return to previous questions, change their answers and mark questions that they would like to review before completing the section. However, once the candidate completes the section or the section time is over, the candidate can no longer access any question in that section.


    13. What happens if a candidate clicks “NO, I do not Accept” on Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) screen by mistake?

    Candidates are supposed to click on “Yes, I accept” on NDA screen to start their test. In case, the candidate clicks on “No, I do not accept” deliberately or by mistake, he/she will be prompted to change the option on the next screen. However, If the candidate still clicks on “No, I do not accept”, the test will end. Candidate will then not be able to resume the test that day under any circumstances. Test centre staff will not be able to do anything and the candidate will lose the test attempt as well as forfeit the test fee.


    14. If while reviewing the questions on Review Screen, a candidate happens to click “End Review”, will he/she be able to return to the exam or review screen?

    Once the candidate clicks on “End Review” button, the candidate will be prompted to confirm if he/she wishes to end the review. If the candidate reconfirms, then he/she will move to the “Next Section” or the “End Exam” screen as per the case. The candidate will not be able to return to the previous section or the review screen.


    15. What will happen if the computer malfunctions in the middle of the test?

    In the unlikely event of a computer malfunction during the test, the test centre staff will need to reboot the computer. During this process, the candidate will not lose any answers already entered. The computer system in the testing centre stores all candidate answers instantly. After rebooting, the computer will come back exactly to where the test had stopped. Please note that the time clock will have stopped when the computer reboots, and the clock will start as soon as the test is re-started by the candidate.

    In case a candidate faces any problem because of computer malfunctioning, he/she should inform the Test Administrator immediately and the test will resume from the same point where the candidate had left at the time of malfunctioning. No request will be entertained after the section or the test is over.


    16. What should the candidate do if there is any problem with the test content or questions in the test?

    Candidates are advised to continue with their test after informing any doubts related to a problem with test content, questions or answer options to the Test administrator present at the test center. The Test Administrator will take the appropriate action to inform the same to Pearson VUE / NMIMS. The complaints will be reviewed and if found correct, NMIMS / Pearson VUE will take appropriate action to address the same and the candidate will not be penalized. No further communication will be entertained in this regard.


    17. Will a candidate see the results on the day he/she takes the test?

    Candidates will not receive their results on the day they take their test. The results will be displayed on NMIMS website after 4-5 weeks of the candidate taking the test.


    18. What is the cut off list based on – percentile scores or equated scores?

    The highest aggregate score of all sections for a given attempt out of all the attempts shall be used for evaluation purposes and percentile ranks. The cut off list is based on percentile scores.




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    FAQs – More Information

    1. What is CBT?

    CBT is a method of administering tests at a pre-determined testing location in which the responses are electronically recorded, assessed or both.


    2. What computer skills are needed to take tests via CBT?

    The user interface is designed to minimize reliance on computer skills. Candidates do not need to have prior computer experience to use CBT. At the beginning of the test, each candidate will receive a brief introductory tutorial that will instruct him/her on how to use the computer to answer questions and review responses. No typing skills are needed. The candidate will use the computer mouse to highlight and confirm the response selected as each question appears on the screen. An invigilator will always be available to answer questions regarding navigation throughout the duration of the test. A demo test is also offered free on the website for candidates to acclimatize themselves before the test.


    3. Does it take more time to complete the computerized test as compared to the paper version?

    Experience with computerized testing reveals that it usually takes less time to complete the test. There are no test booklets and answer sheets to manage and no need to transfer answers manually to an answer sheet with CBT.


    4. Is some support available for differently abled candidates?

    Pearson VUE, the CBT provider for the NMAT™-2015 is fully committed to comply with the Persons with Disability (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 for candidates with documented proof of impairments.
    Candidates who wish to request for special assistance must fill the details in the online application while registering. The candidates must scan their Disability Certificate and email it with their NMAT™ ID and name, to nmatspecialrequirements@pearson.com soon after registration and before scheduling their test. Each application will be reviewed on a case-to-case basis. Pearson VUE will contact the candidates to ensure proper assistance is provided to them.


    5. What are the advantages of a CBT over paper-and-pencil (p&p) test?

    • Time saving – Candidates generally have to report at a p&p test centre much ahead of the scheduled time for the test, start at the same time and take mandatory breaks and lunches to prevent candidates moving in and out of the testing room at different times. In a CBT environment, conditions are much more flexible. Candidates can report up to half an hour prior to the test time and choose to take breaks as per their convenience.

    • Flexibility in scheduling - - A p&p test is offered at a limited number of test locations on limited test dates, therefore test takers may have to incur high travel costs and forgo opportunities as a result of the limited access to the test event. The greater frequency of administration dates and venues provides test takers with increased access and scheduling flexibility, thus resulting in savings for them.

    • Test security – Test security is enhanced due to controls built into the delivery systems that limit questions to be seen by the candidate (candidate can only see one question at a time) and limit test access to authorized individuals only.

    • Differently abled candidates – Most CBT interfaces are easy to use and they offer a standard testing environment that can be effectively adapted for candidates with special needs.

    • User interface – User Interface is designed to minimize reliance on computer skills. Candidates are not required to have prior computer experience to use CBT. At the beginning of the test, each candidate receives a brief introductory tutorial that instructs him or her on how to use the computer to answer the questions and review responses. No typing skills are required. As each question appears on the screen, the candidate uses the computer mouse to highlight and confirm the response selected. An invigilator is always available to answer questions regarding navigating throughout the duration of the test.

    • Format – The CBT is set up in a linear format. In a linear format, the candidate can answer a predetermined number of questions. The test questions do not become increasingly more difficult based on answers to previous questions. Candidates are able to move forward and backward throughout the test, bookmark questions for return and review and change answer selections as many times as necessary during the allotted time before clicking the finish and exit button of the test.

    • On-site assistance – Adequate on-site support is provided in the event that candidates need assistance during the testing session.


    6. How can a candidate contact the helpdesk?

    Please refer to the information given at the top of this page.


    We pride ourselves in our exceptional customer service. If for some reason you are not happy with the level of service provided, please write to NMAT2015@PEARSON.COM.