NMAT 2021: 5 tips to score above 240 in first attempt

Here are the top 5 tips from the NMAT toppers and experts to score above 240 in the first attempt of NMAT 2021.

NMAT 2021: 5 tips to score above 240 in first attempt
Team Careers360 | Oct 7, 2021 - 2:52 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI- The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) will conduct NMAT 2021 from October 14 to December 27, 2021. Candidates can give the NMAT exam thrice to improve their scores. Candidates appearing for NMAT 2021 must aim to score above 240 for MBA admission at top colleges. NMIMS, one of the notable colleges accepting NMAT scores, will this year be accepting the score of only the first attempt of NMAT exam 2021. It is important for the candidates to pay attention to all three sections, as the NMAT has sectional weightage.
Check here- NMAT exam day guidelines

NMAT 2021- Important dates

NMAT Event

Start date

End date

NMAT 2021 Registration

August 03, 2021

November 10, 2021

Late NMAT Registration

November 11, 2021

November 15, 2021

NMAT Exam scheduling

August 03, 2021

November 17, 2021

NMAT 2021 Exam Re- scheduling

August 03, 2021

December 24, 2021

NMAT 2021 Exam dates

October 14, 2021

December 27, 2021

Registration re-take

October 15, 2021

December 24, 2021

Retake scheduling

October 15, 2021

December 24, 2021

NMAT 2021: Exam pattern

Section name

No.of questions

Sectional limit time

Score range

Language skills




Quantitative skills



12- 120

Logical Reasoning



12- 120




36- 360

5 tips to score above 240 in first attempt of NMAT 2021

  1. Begin your NMAT preparation from basics

Having clarity of the concepts and basics is a must for cracking NMAT 2021. With clear basics, candidates will be able to answer the questions in NMAT exam 2021 easily and quickly.

  1. Keep daily targets for NMAT preparation

One of the NMAT preparation tips given by all NMAT toppers is to keep daily targets in terms of revising the topics, giving mock tests, or preparing a new topic and achieve them successfully at the end of the day. Keeping daily targets helps the candidates stay focused and not utilize time well.

  1. Practice lot of questions

Solving questions with varied difficulty levels and taking NMAT mock test 2021 helps the candidates in identifying their weak and strong areas and work on them accordingly. Additionally, it also increases the speed and accuracy.

  1. Schedule NMAT 2021 exam by yourself at least thrice

Appearing for NMAT thrice is one of the strategies that the toppers of NMAT have that also works well for them to secure high marks. Examining performance in each attempt enables the candidates to understand the do’s and don'ts, and eventually work on the areas in which they performed poorly and strengthen the areas in which they are strong.

  1. Keep a check on your health and last-minute preparation

Preparing well is one step and implementing the NMAT preparation wisely in the examination is another. To do so, one should keep their emotions, health and last-minute preparation in check. Since this is the peak time with only 10-13 days left for NMAT 2021, the candidates are advised to stay calm and confident which will help them perform better on the exam day.

About NMAT

NMAT by GMAC is a popular management entrance examination. NMAT 2021 will be administered in computer based mode from test centres and Remote proctored mode from home. The test is held for the duration of 60 min. The NMAT test centres can be traced in 68 test cities.

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