NMAT by GMAC Sees 7% Growth in Registrations in 2017, More Than 88000 Students Applied

Nitin Rao updated on : 28 Dec 2017

NMAT by GMAC sees 7% growth in registrations in 2017 at an all-time high. More than 88,000 students applied for the test, out of which 40% are women candidates!


New Delhi, December 26, 2017: The NMAT by GMAC saw a significant growth of 7% in registrations in 2017 as compared to the previous year, 2016. The total number of registrations is 88,454 this year in comparison with 2016 where the number of students applied for the examination was 82,928. The NMAT by GMAC registrations were open from July 4, 2017, to October 14, 2017. Being India’s most-candidate-friendly graduate management admission examination, GMAC, observes all-time high registrations and examination delivery every year. Moreover, a large number of reputed business schools accept the NMAT by GMAC scores.

Ever since the GMAC takes over the NMAT, it introduces many unique features to the examination year over year. Some of the remarkable features including multiple login methods, additional payment options and new international and regional test centres encouraged more students to apply for this exam. Owing to these features, the NMAT by GMAC sees a momentous surge in the number of registrations.

Commenting on the achievement, Mr. Vikram Shah, Director - Product Management, GMAC 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”.

Mr. Gaurav Srivastava, Regional Director, GMAC, South Asia added, “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’s 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 takers to access graduate management education and a career of choice, while providing schools access to top talent.”

The NMAT exam authority has increased the accessibility of the examination to the NMAT aspirants, thus, thousands of students urged to apply for the examination this year. Along with the launch of the new test prep material, the NMAT by GMAC opened 50 test centres in 44 cities across India. Additionally, the exam authority opened 4 international exam centres as well.

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. Now, 18 leading management institutes accept the NMAT by GMAC examination across the country. These management institutes are mentioned below

S. No

Insitute Name



SVKM's Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies

Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad


 Xavier University



 MISB Bocconi



 ICFAI Business School (IBS)

 Hyderabad and other locations


 Alliance University



 BSE Institute Limited



 Amity University

 Delhi NCR


 Thapar School of Management



 SRM University



 Shiv Nadar University

 Greater Noida


 University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES)



 Woxsen School of Business Management



 BML Munjal University



 VIT University



 ITM Business School

 Navi Mumbai


 Mody University



 GITAM School of International Business



 Hyderabad Business School, GITAM University


About NMAT by GMAC™

The Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC®) assumed ownership and management of the NMAT exam in India from the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) in 2015. The exam has been retitled as the NMAT by GMAC™. Given the opportunity Indian management education marketplace offers, the step was taken to further build the study of management education locally, regionally and globally, and to make admissions accessible and successful for more candidates.

For further information, please visit: www.nmat.org.in

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