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NMAT Registrations Increased by 7% in 2017; Several Changes Introduced

March 15, 2018 12:00 AM

The year 2017 marked the third successful completion of the administration of NMAT by GMAC (Graduate Management Global Connections). The number of registrations saw a significant growth of 7% as compared to that of 2016. The registrations were open from 4th July 2017 until 3rd October 2017. After that, there was a registration-retake from 6th October 2017 until 14th December 2017. During this span, the registrations for NMAT 2017 that were finally closed at the end of retake were 88,454 as compared to 82,928 in 2016.

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NMAT 2017was delivered according to the schedule, from October 5thuntil December 18th, 2017. The result was declared on January 15th, 2018.

Appearing and scoring well in NMAT is crucial for the students who desire to pursue MBA or some other graduate management degree in India as the country’s leading management institutes accept NMAT as admission criteria and the number is still increasing. Top 10 leading institutes associated with NMAT include:

  • SVKM’s NarseeMonjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad
  • Xavier University, Bhubaneswar
  • MISB Bocconi, Mumbai
  • ICFAI Business School (IBS), Hyderabad and other locations
  • Alliance University, Bangalore
  • BSE Institute Limited
  • Amity University, Delhi NCR
  • Thapar School of Management, Chandigarh
  • SRM University, Chennai, Delhi NCR Sonipat
  • Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida

Ever since its takeover, GMAC has tried to come up with various features that have helped to attract more students. Some of these include the change to multiple login methods, additional options in payment modes, improved prepping material and direct information regarding the exam.Through these, GMAC has simplified the administration process of NMAT. And, when such process is adjusted for student conveniences, more students apply for the exam.

Apart from this, GMAC has also helped the students in terms of closer accessibility of exam centers. In its administration, it has opened 58 NMAT by GMAC test centers, 44 in Indian cities and 4 in International cities, therefore making things easier for the students.

GMAC is dedicatedly trying to achieve its goal of making NMATan exam that guarantees admission in leading management institutes, in addition to a facilitating a student friendly administration process.

Reflecting on the achievement of growth in registrations, MrVikram Shah, Director-Product MAnagement said, "In the past 3 years, GMAC has strived to enhance the test-taking experience of the candidates and continued the efforts to help NMAT by GMAC accepting schools attract the right talent in their classrooms. In 2017, we have expanded the NMAT by GMAC test center network by 100% from 24 cities to 48 cities and additionally opened testing internationally in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan. We believe that the additional benefits offered to candidates on the official prep have boosted candidate's confidence. We continue to see the most diverse set of diversity in our test-taking population with 40% women and 47% non-engineering candidates registered for the NMAT by GMAC in 2017".

Similar to MrVikram Shah’s view, Gaurav Srivastava, Regional Director said "This year we are witnessing a much stronger preference for the NMAT by GMAC exam by the business schools accepting the exam. Large candidate pool to choose from, diversity in gender and stream of education are some of the factors that are driving this preference. We also saw a quantum jump in the final admits coming through the NMAT by GMAC exam in various business schools. The growth in the registrations is a testimony of GMAC's commitment to bringing in global best practices in testing to India. The NMAT by GMAC exam has been and will continue to be a symbol of quality- enabling test taker to access graduate management education and a career of choice while providing schools access to the top talent.”

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