What is the NMAT?

The NMAT by GMAC™ exam is used for admission to the leading graduate business programmes in South Africa, India, Nigeria, Philippines, Morocco and more African countries. Brought to you by the organisation that owns the GMAT® exam, you can be confident the NMAT by GMAC™ measures the skills required for academic success. 

Institutions in South Africa accepting the NMAT by GMAC™ score are:
  1. Gordon Institute of Business Science
  2. Johannesburg Business School
  3. Milpark Business School
  4. Nelson Mandela University Business School
  5. North West University Business School
  6. Rhodes Business School
  7. University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business
  8. University of South Africa Graduate School of Business Leadership
  9. Wits Business School
  10. Tshwane School of Business and Society, Tshwane University
... and many more top business schools across Africa! The NMAT by GMAC™ exam is a computer-based, online, multiple choice test with 3 sections: Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning; and currently can be taken from any city or country a candidate is located in.. 


Number of Questions 

Time (Minutes) 

Score Range

Language Skills



0 - 120

Quantitative Skills



0 - 120

Logical Reasoning



0 - 120




0 - 360

The exam is candidate friendly, allowing you to choose the section order – and there is no negative marking. You can take the NMAT by GMAC™ three times in a given testing year. Therefore, you have more than a single opportunity to perform at your very best. You can access the NMAT by GMAC™ Official practice materials which have questions taken from actual NMAT exams administered in the past.

Preferred test appointment date, time and location can be selected in real-time and appointments are available 24 hours every day of the week. Registration for the NMAT by GMAC™ exam can be done from your mobile device, which allows you to register anytime and anywhere. You can send your score to the accepting business school after reviewing your result, subject to the application deadline of the school.

Useful resources:
Graduate Management Admission Council
The Graduate Management Admission Council is a non-profit organization of leading graduate management schools around the world, and is the owner and administrator of the GMAT™ and the NMAT by GMAC™ standardized tests specifically designed for graduate business and management programmes.
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