NMAT 2021: Top colleges to apply and their cut-off

Here is the list of the top colleges accepting NMAT scores and their cut-off for MBA admission 2021-22.

NMAT 2021: Top colleges to apply and their cut-off
Himanshu Shekhar | Jul 24, 2021 - 11:09 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: NMAT cut-off is the minimum score that must be obtained by MBA aspirants to get shortlisted for the further selection rounds of admission. NMAT 2021 cut-off will be released by the participating institutes and can be checked by visiting their official website.

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However, on the basis of the previous year’s trends, candidates can check the expected NMAT cut-off 2021. Colleges accepting NMAT scores will release the NMAT cut-off in the form of a score or percentile. Candidates can draw a fair idea of their chances of seeking MBA admission into a particular college by having an idea of the expected NMAT 2021 cut-off.

There are more than 40 MBA colleges across India and 20+ international management institutions that accept NMAT scorecards to offer admission into MBA/ PGDM programmes. Going by past year trends, the NMAT cut-off generally remains between 150-250. The NMAT cut-off is determined on the basis of a few factors like availability of seats, the difficulty level of the NMAT exam, the number of candidates applied for the programme and previous year NMAT cut-off trends is also considered by participating institutes.

Expected NMAT Cut-off 2021 - Overall and sectional

Section name

Expected cut-off

Quantitative skills


Language skills


Logical Reasoning




Top MBA colleges accepting NMAT score and their cut-off

The MBA colleges accepting NMAT score 2021 will release the cut-off after the declaration of the NMAT result. As mentioned above, the NMAT cut-off generally lies between 150 to 250. Check the expected cut-off and courses offered by top 10 management institutions that accept NMAT scores.

College accepting NMAT score

Offered courses

NMAT Cut-off/ Percentile

SVKM's Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (Mumbai, Bangalore, and Hyderabad)

  • MBA

  • MBA in HR

  • MBA in Analytics and Data Science

  • MBA in Pharmaceutical Management

  • PGDM courses

245+ NMAT score (NMIMS Mumbai)

220+ NMAT score (NMIMS Hyderabad and Bangalore)

Xavier University, Bhubaneswar

  • MBA (HRM)

  • MBA (RM)

  • MBA (SM)

  • MBA (MBF)

  • MBA (UMG)

85+ NMAT percentile (HRM)

50+ NMAT percentile (RM)

40+ NMAT percentile (SM, MBF, and UMG)

Indian School of Business (ISB)

Management programme in Business Analytics

140+ NMAT score

Alliance School of Business, Alliance University


100+ NMAT score

SDA Bocconi Asia Center, Mumbai

International Master in Business

200+ NMAT score

ITM Business School

PGDM iConnect

65+ NMAT percentile

Alliance School of Business, Alliance University

MBA/ PGDM programme

100+ NMAT percentile

BSE Institute Limited

  • Masters in Financial Technology

  • Masters in Global Financial Markets

180+ NMAT scores

ICFAI Business School (IBS), Hyderabad


150+ NMAT scores

Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida


85+ NMAT percentile

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