NMAT 2021: 5 tips to get a good score in first attempt

With NMAT 2021 approaching, only the right preparation strategy can help crack the exam. Check here some of the quintessential tips recommended by experts and toppers to ace the NMAT with a good score in the first attempt itself.

NMAT 2021: 5 tips to get a good score in first attempt Top 5 tips to ace NMAT 2021 in first attempt
Team Careers360 | Sep 16, 2021 - 6:04 p.m. IST
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New Delhi: The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) will be conducting NMAT 2021 from October 14, 2021, to December 27, 2021. Candidates who wish to secure a good score in the first attempt in NMAT 2021 must start their revision by this time. Since NMAT by GMAC has a sectional cutoff as well, it is recommended to give equal importance to all three sections namely language skills, quantitative skills, and logical reasoning. The NMAT 2021 scores are accepted by many prestigious B-schools in India.

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As candidates have an option for two NMAT retakes, the scope of improving NMAT scores as compared to other exams is high. These five powerful tips recommended by previous years’ toppers will surely help in obtaining a good score in the NMAT exam in the first attempt.

NMAT Exam Pattern 2021


No. of questions

Sectional time limit
(in minutes)

Score range

Language Skills




Quantitative Skills




Logical Reasoning








Top 5 tips to attain good NMAT score

Below mentioned are the five vital tips for NMAT 2021 aspirants to get a good score in the first attempt.

1. Understanding the exam

NMAT entrance exam will test a certain skill set of the candidates. Hence in this little time left, candidates must once again crosscheck and jot down the NMAT syllabus, in case they missed any topic. Prepare a mental graph according to the difficulty level of questions and then proceed ahead. This will help in avoiding stress and anxiety at peak times.

2. Do revision thoroughly

While preparing for the NMAT exam 2021, highlight the important topics so that you can skim through the concepts later. Keep revising the prepared content as it will become easier for you to retain and recall the information whenever needed. By following this NMAT preparation tip, there is a higher probability of getting a good NMAT test score.

3. Practice NMAT mock tests on a daily basis

The significant advantage of giving the NMAT mock tests is, they enable you to analyze your preparation level along with helping you in identifying the areas in which you are weak and strong. Also, NMAT 2021 mock tests are exact replica of the real NMAT 2021 exam. Thus, giving mock tests provides a greater opportunity to get familiar with the exam pattern of NMAT 2021 and helps you perform well in the NMAT exam.

4. Practice NMAT previous years’ papers

It is highly recommended to practice the previous NMAT papers to improve efficiency. NMAT sample papers are also a kind of self-assessment tool to evaluate the NMAT preparation level. Candidates will get an idea about the difficulty level of the exam to devise the strategy accordingly.

5. Focus on speed, time, and accuracy rate

Time management is one of the important factors to be considered for the NMAT 2021 exam. Candidates should primarily have an idea about the division of the time for each section of the NMAT 2021 exam paper. In competitive exams like NMAT 2021, it doesn't matter how well you prepare unless you know how to direct your efforts at the right time. Hence, time management will play a key role on the exam day of NMAT 2021 and candidates should efficiently learn to manage the time in addition to speed and accuracy.

List of NMAT Participating colleges and their cut off

Name of the Institute

Expected NMAT Cut off

ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai


GITAM School of International Business (GSIB), Visakhapatnam


SRM University


Xavier School of Human Resource Management - Bhubaneswar


SVKM's Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies


Xavier School of Sustainability - Bhubaneswar


Xavier School of Rural Management - Bhubaneswar


ICFAI Business School (IBS), in Hyderabad, Kolkata, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Pune, Gurgaon, Dehradun, Bengaluru & Mumbai


Alliance University


VIT University


Thapar School of Management


ISBR Business School


Hyderabad Business School, GITAM University


Woxsen School of Business Management


University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES)


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