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NMAT Cutoff 2021: NMAT 2021 Previous & Expected Cut off


NMAT Cutoff 2021 is the minimum score required by the candidates in order to appear for the selection round. NMAT Cutoff score ranges between 150 to 200 and apart from overall NMAT cutoff, sectional cutoffs will also be given preference. A score of 200 is equal to 91.1% which is required to get into NMIMS Bangalore where NMIMS Mumbai, a score of 208, and a percentile of 94% is required. As soon as the result is declared, the cutoff will be declared by NMAT participating institutes. NMAT cutoff for top MBA colleges like VIT, XIMB, NMIMS goes in the range of 92-96. 90% is required for NMIMS Hyderabad, XIMB & 70% for MISB Bocconi. All participating institutes will set their own NMAT cutoff which will help qualified candidates to appear in the selection round.

42 Indian B-Schools from India accept NMAT scores. Some institute fix NMAT cutoff based on various parameters. Read this article to check details on expected and previous year cutoff.

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NMAT Cutoff 2021

Selected students will be able to take admission only after NMAT result is declared and they match the cutoff score. Before announcing the NMAT 2021 cutoff various parameters are taken into consideration by GMAC. The result is declared in online mode. NMAT is a national level entrance exam that is conducted every year by GMAC.

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NMAT Cutoff 2021- Expected

Top B-Schools accepting NMAT scores will define their own cutoff of NMAT 2021 for admission to various MBA or management courses. The cutoff of NMAT 2021 is most likely to fall between 160 to 200 overall scores for admission to new academic session.

SectionExpected cutoff
Logical reasoning65-70
Quantitative skills70-75
Language skills62-65

Factors Affecting NMAT Cut Off 2021

There are certain factors upon which the cutoff of NMAT 2021 depends. The participating institutes consider certain factors while determining NMAT cutoff. Check below the influencing factors of NMAT cutoff:

  1. Availability of seats
  2. Question paper difficulty level
  3. Number of applicants
  4. Number of test-takers
  5. Number of exam qualifiers

NMAT Expected Cutoff for Colleges

MBA collegeExpected NMAT cut off percentile score
NMIMS, Mumbai94
NMIMS, Bangalore91
NMIMS, Hyderabad90
XIM, Bhubaneswar90
VIT, Vellore85
SRM University, Chennai80
SDA Bocconi, Mumbai70+
IBS (ICFAI B-schools), Hyderabad & 9 other cities70
Alliance University, Bangalore70
BSE Institute Ltd, Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad70
Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida (Delhi NCR)70
WOXSEN, Hyderabad70
Amity University, Noida (Delhi NCR)65
Thapar School of Management, Mohali65
UPES, Dehradun65
BML Munjal University, Gurgaon65
ITM, Navi Mumbai65
GSIB, Visakhapatnam65
Mody University, Laxman Garh (Jaipur)60
HBS, Hyderabad60

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NMAT 2021NMAT Result
NMAT Exam PatternNMAT Syllabus
NMAT Exam DatesNMAT Exam Centres
NMAT CollegesNMAT Selection Procedure
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How To Crack NMAT 2021 Cutoff?

Candidates planning to crack NMAT exam must note the following points:

  1. NMAT cutoff for top MBA colleges like VIT, XIMB, NMIMS goes in the range of 92-96 which is fairly high.
  2. Based on the previous year paper analysis, 77-83 questions should be solved in 120 minutes.
  3. A normalized score of 200 equivalent to around 91.1% is required to get into NMIMS Bangalore whereas for NMIMS Mumbai, score of 208 and a percentile of 94% is needed.
  4. On the other hand, 90% is required for NMIMS Hyderabad, XIMB and 70% for MISB Bocconi.
  5. A student who wants to score above 99 percentile must get a score of around 230 while 95 percentile can be achieved by scoring 212 marks. A score above 200 would get you around 90 percentile.
  6. Priority should be to attempt 80 questions with 85% accuracy.

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NMAT Cutoff 2020

In the below table, you can check past year NMAT cutoff by participating institute. With the help of these analyses, you can get a clear idea about expected cutoff by accepting institutes.

Name of participating institutesCutoff Score in NMATIntake seats
SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management studies212MBA in Finance, Information system, Marketing operations, decision science & analytics-500, For MBA HRM-60
Xavier School of Human Resource ManagementMBA-HRM:87 percentile120
Xavier School of Rural managementMBA Rural management- 50120
Xavier School of SustainabilityMBA in Sustainability Management-40 pecentile60
Xavier School of managementMBA in Urban Management & governance- 4060
SDA Bocconi Asia Center, MumbaiAverage 200 score140-160
Indian School of Business NANA
ICFAI business school150+NA
Shiv nadar university60percentile60
Alliance university100+180
VIT university85 percentile60
Amity Business school Non-sponsored category-60 percentile
For sponsored category-50
Amity Business school65 percentileNA

NMAT Previous Year Cutoff

While the candidates have checked the expected cutoff of NMAT 2021, here comes the last year’s NMAT cutoff as announced by the participating institutes for admissions into post-graduate management programmes.

Section Wise NMAT Cutoff 2019

SectionMumbai Campus CutoffBangalore Campus
Quantitative Skills5050
Logical Reasoning5050
Language Skills5050

Section Wise NMAT Cutoff 2018

SectionMumbai Campus CutoffBangalore Campus
Quantitative Skills6565
Logical Reasoning6050
Language Skills5755

Section Wise NMAT Cutoff 2017

SectionMumbai Campus CutoffBangalore Campus
Quantitative Skills6565
Logical Reasoning6060
Language Skills6050

Section Wise NMAT Cutoff 2016

SectionMumbai Campus CutoffBangalore Campus
Quantitative Skills7470
Logical Reasoning3155
Language Skills5555

NMAT 2018 Cutoffs By Participating Institutes

Participating InstitutesNMAT 2018 Cutoff
SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies212
Xavier School of Human Resource Management – BhubaneswarMBA-HRM: 87 percentile*
Xavier School of Rural Management – BhubaneswarMBA Rural Management – 50 percentile*

(*Additional cutoffs on sections are also applied)

Xavier School of Sustainability – BhubaneswarMBA in Sustainability Management – 40 percentile
Xavier Faculty of management (Urban Management & Governance) – BhubaneswarMBA in Urban Management and Governance – 40 percentile
SDA Bocconi Asia Center, MumbaiAverage 200 score
Indian School of Business (ISB)(For Certificate Programme in Business Analytics – CBA)NA
ICFAI Business School (IBS), in Hyderabad, Kolkata, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Pune, Gurgaon, Dehradun, Bengaluru & Mumbai150+
Shiv Nadar University60 percentile
Alliance University100+
VIT University85 percentile

NMAT score – 354: full fee waiver NMAT score 325-345: 50 per cent fee waiver

Amity Business School, NoidaFor Non Sponsored category- 60 percentile

For Sponsored category- 50 percentile

Amity Business School, Jaipur65 percentile
Amity Business School, Mumbai65 percentile
Amity Business School, Lucknow65 percentile
Amity Business School, Gurgaon65 percentile
Amity Business School, Gwalior65 percentile
Thapar School of Management140+
Woxsen School of Business Management160+
University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES)140+
GITAM School of International Business (GSIB), Visakhapatnam140+ score
Hyderabad Business School, GITAM University140+ score
SRM University180+
BML Munjal UniversityNo cutoff
Mody University40 per cent
ISBR Business School140+
Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad UniversityNA
ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai150+
Bennett UniversityNA
BSE Institute LimitedNA
Jindal Global Business school – Delhi/NCRNA
School Of Petroleum Management, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, GandhinagarNA
Universal Business School, RaigadNA
Jain University – CMS Business SchoolNA
Athena School of Management, MumbaiNA
School of Inspired LearningNA
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Level-Wise NMAT Selection Rounds

In order to get admission to MBA program, the main primary step is to appear for NMAT Exam 2021. After passing NMAT 2021 exam, candidates will be selected for the next rounds of exams. Various exam rounds include:

  • Candidate must appear for NMAT by GMAC 2021 Exam.
  • Candidate must clear minimum NMAT 2021 cutoff score to obtain shortlist for subsequent exam round.

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NMAT Result 2021

NMAT Score of candidates gets published by the GMAC on the official website within 4-5 weeks after the exam. It will be made available on the official website i.e. nmat.org. After the scores have been published, candidates receive an e-mail indicating the availability of scores. The final result and the percentile ranking of all the candidates will be announced after completion of all the further rounds.

FAQs on NMAT Cutoff 2021

Here are some frequently asked questions regarding NMAT Cutoff:

Q: Which are top 5 institutes for which I should attend NMAT exam?
Ans: There are top 5 institutes i.e.
Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
IBS Business School, Hyderabad
Alliance School of Business, Banglore
VIT Business School
Vellore SRM University, Chennai
Q: Is there any reservation criteria for NMAT?
Ans: Yes, 30% seats are reserved for women
Q: Do participating institutes release a sectional cutoff?
Ans: The cutoff of NMAT 2021 has to be released by participating institutes that will be based on section-wise division.
Q: What will be the expected cutoff of NMAT 2021?
Ans: By keeping the past cutoff trends in mind, NMAT 2021 cutoff is likely to be from 185 to 200 overall score.
Q: Is a single cutoff list is released by all participating institutes?
Ans: No, due to various selection processes, all participating institutes of NMAT 2021 will release a separate cutoff list for qualified candidates.

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