Till 2014 NMIMS, Mumbai conducted NMAT exam for admission to its flagship MBA/PGDM programs. Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the owner of GMAT exam acquired NMAT 2017 exam in March 2015 and changed the name of NMAT to NMAT by GMAC. Since then NMAT which used to be the entrance exam only for admission to flagship MBA program at Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), is known by NMAT by GMAC and is the MBA entrance test for 19 other MBA/PGDM institutes apart from NMIMS. Now there is no NMAT 2017 and the name of the exam is NMAT by GMAC 2017.
The NMAT by GMAC 2017 instead of NMAT 2017 is now the entrance exam for admission to NMIMS and other B-schools associated to NMAT by GMAC. NMAT in its new form will be conducted as an online exam in 75 days testing window from October 5 to December 18, 2017. The NMAT (Now NMAT by GMAC) will be a computer based objective type multiple-choice test. The application process for registration for NMAT has opened on July 4, 2017, and would continue till October 3, 2017.