Graduate Management Admission Council, owner and administrator of the NMAT by GMAC exam, today announced 17% growth in its test registration from last year’s registrations.
Graduate Management Admission Council, owner and administrator of the NMAT by GMAC exam, today announced 17% growth in its test registration from last year’s registrations. With the retake, total registrations closed at 82,928 in 2016 compared to 70,950 last year.
With candidate convenience being its focus, unique candidate friendly features were introduced in the registration process this year. Features like single sign-on, inclusion of 12 mobile wallet options for easy payment along with addition of 5 new test centers and 3 top quality institutions (Xavier University, Bhubaneswar; MISB Bocconi and Shiv Nadar University) in the NMAT by GMAC accepting institutions have significantly contributed to the overall growth trajectory of the NMAT by GMAC exam in India.
Commenting on the achievement, Mr Vikram Shah, Director - Product Management, GMAC said, “GMAC’s focus is to provide the tools and information necessary for schools and talent (candidates) to discover and evaluate each other. With the introduction of candidate convenient features like Single Sign-on, additional test access, the flexibility of payment modes and 19 accepting institutions, NMAT by GMAC is poised to be the most candidate friendly management entrance exam in India.
With 39% women and 46% non-engineers in the registration pool, NMAT by GMAC continues to be the most diverse management education test in India which reflects continued confidence of candidates in our core mission and active promotion of admission test being a platform of selection as opposed to elimination. We are working closely with the 19 NMAT by GMAC accepting institutions to help them evaluate the talent coming through the NMAT by GMAC exam into their respective classroom.”
Gaurav Srivastava, Regional Director, South Asia, GMAC said “The NMAT by GMAC exam offers candidates unparalleled convenience in terms of the overall testing experience and sending their online scores to multiple schools free of cost. Schools also enjoy benefits like free access to a large and diverse set of candidates who are interested in them through a state of the art dashboard which allows them to grow their applicant pool and diversify their student body.”
This achievement reaffirms NMAT by GMAC’s efforts of making the exam more candidate-friendly while remaining committed to the MBA aspirants’ space and quality schools that subscribe to the test.
NMAT by GMAC has always aimed to provide students with the best opportunities and also offers preparation material to its applicants both online (NMATPrep) and offline (official guide for NMAT by GMAC) that includes retired questions from previous years.
In order to become more accessible to the MBA aspirants and building on its promise to deliver the best to its test takers, NMAT by GMAC recently opened five new testing centres in Pune, Gurgaon, Jamshedpur, Baroda and Manipal respectively making it to 32 centres in 24 locations in India.
GMAC acquired ownership of the exam from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) in March 2015 and had rebranded it as NMAT by GMAC. Conducted by GMAC, the NMAT by GMAC exam is accepted by 19 leading institutions in India namely SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Xavier University, ICFAI Business School (IBS), MISB Bocconi, Alliance University, University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES), VIT University, Thapar School of Management, BML Munjal University, Amity University, Woxsen School of Business Management, SRM University, Hyderabad Business School - GITAM University, Chitkara University, Institute of Management - JK University, Ansal University, Mody University, Shoolini University, Shiv Nadar University and Gitam School of International Business.
About NMAT by GMAC:
The NMAT by GMAC exam opens doors to the leading management programmes in India. Brought to you by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the organisation that owns the GMAT exam, the NMAT by GMAC enables schools to recruit top talent with the comfort that the test measures the skills needed to succeed in their programmes. NMAT by GMAC has been at the forefront of measurement within high stakes testing and is used for securing admissions to some of the leading graduate business programmes in India.