NMAT Score Vs Percentile: Scaled Score, Cut-off, Percentile Calculator

By Aditi Joshi|Updated : October 2nd, 2021

NMAT is one such national-level MBA entrance exam taken by 1/8th of the total number of MBA aspirants every year. Thus it is obvious people look out for the NMAT score vs percentile to have an idea of what score will earn what percentile and which college accepts applications for admission for those percentiles of marks (as a majority of the aspirants wish to get admission to the top colleges like NMIMS, SPJIMR etc.)

Get all the details about NMAT scaled score vs percentile below and also learn how NMAT percentile or score is calculated. You can also analyse the scoring trend to ascertain your performance and prepare accordingly. 

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NMAT Cut Off Marks

NMAT cut-off was released by the NMAT accepting colleges as soon as the final results were declared. It was expected that a score between 210 to 235 will be considered as a good score and almost all the top colleges accepting NMAT scores will take admissions in this range. Given below is the college-wise NMAT cut-off stated by colleges for the batch 2021-23. Check more details about NMAT Cut Off.

NMAT Score Accepting Colleges

The NMAT by GMAC score is accepted by a wide range of MBA schools. It is important to check the cut-off and range of scores accepted by the colleges. Check the list of NMAT colleges

NMAT Score Accepting College

Cut-Off Score 

NMIMS, Mumbai

235+ NMAT Score

NMIMS, Bangalore

220+ NMAT Score

NMIMS, Hyderabad

220+ NMAT Score

ISB, Hyderabad

140+ NMAT Score

XIM, Bhubaneswar

220+ NMAT Score

SDA Bocconi Asia Centre, Mumbai

200+ NMAT Score

SRM University

180+ NMAT Score

*Figures are for NMAT 2020. Cut off for NMAT 2021 might vary.

NMAT Score Vs Percentile

NMAT Scores are scaled and then a final NMAT Percentile is released in the NMAT Result by the authorities to facilitate the colleges in the selection process. 

What is NMAT Score or NMAT Scaled Score?

NMAT score is the score that is generated within 48 hours from the conclusion of the NMAT test for the candidate. NMAT scorecard is sent to the candidate at their email address. NMAT scaled scores are the scores produced after considering the difficulty index of the questions attempted by the candidate and then a final score is produced.

What is NMAT Percentile?

NMAT Percentile is the computation of the NMAT scaled scores of all the candidates who have appeared for the NMAT exam in that year. Once the NMAT Percentile is prepared, the updated scorecard having final scores is sent to the candidates and the colleges for which candidates have applied.

NMAT Score Trend

NMAT score trend can be the best way to predict what your percentile could be according to the scores obtained by you in NMAT 2021. Usually, the percentile for the score range is stated below:

  • 235+ NMAT Score - 99 %ile
  • 215+ NMAT Score - 95+ %ile
  • 200+ NMAT Score - 90+ %ile

NMAT Percentile Calculator 2021

The final NMAT percentile is the reflection of the performance of the candidate in the NMAT exam. The final NMAT Percentile gives the idea to the candidates as it is calculated based on the total number of candidates who have appeared for the NMAT examination.

You can check How to Calculate NMAT Percentile here. The following factors are responsible for determining the NMAT percentile

  • Total number of candidates appearing for the NMAT 2021
  • The difficulty level of the questions asked in the NMAT 2021
  • Scaled scores of all the candidates

NMAT Section-Wise Scoring Pattern 2021

NMAT final scorecard contains NMAT section-wise scores. The scorecard contains break-ups of scores for each section. The section-wise scoring pattern of the NMAT 2021 is given below:


Number of Questions


Language Skills



Quantitative Skills



Logical Reasoning






NMAT 2021 Expected Cut-Off 

Sectional Cut-Off

  • Language Skills- 78-82
  • Logical Reasoning- 74-77
  • Quantitative Skills- 73-76

College-Wise Cut-Off

  • NMIMS Mumbai- 232-238
  • NMIMS Bangalore- 220+
  • NMIMS Hyderabad- 225+
  • Other Colleges- 205+


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Is ISB Hyderabad accepting NMAT score?


  • A score of 240+ in NMAT is considered as 99+ %ile. Thus a score of 240 or more can be called a good score.

  • The updated NMAT scorecard with percentile is sent to the candidate on their email address

  • A score of 224 typically is around 95%ile, which can also be called a good score. 

  • Yes, SPJIMR, Mumbai accepts NMAT scores for admission purposes.

  • Dedication towards preparations, proper time devotion, attempting mocks, analysing your preparations from time to time are some ways that will help you get 99 %ile in NMAT.

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