NMAT is one of the most reputed MBA Entrance exams in the country, with every year thousands of students appearing for it. Known for being one of the most student-friendly exams, it is the only MBA Entrance exam (apart from MAT), which allows students to appear more than once in same academic year.
So, when some of the NMAT aspirants received a mail (shared below) yesterday, they were caught up in many minds. A lot of them approached Career2NextOrbit team with their concerns and apprehensions, and requested us to help them with clarity about the same.
Some of them were raising questions about the originality of the mail, while others wanted to know whether it is a common mail to all aspirants. Some also wanted to share their concern that just being a part of a Social Media or Whatsapp group should not be criteria for singling them out as most of them are part of many such groups for studying together.
Once again, Career2NextOrbit team took cudgels on behalf of aspirants and spoke to Dr Debashis Sanyal (Vice-Provost Management Education and Dean School of Management, NMIMS) to know the real picture. Further, we also reached out to GMAC team but their response is still awaited.
Dr Sanyal confirmed to Career2NextOrbit team that indeed such an email has been sent by GMAC. He further shared that this is not a common mail to all aspirants, but to specific set of 600 aspirants whose phone numbers were found to be part of WhatsApp groups where sharing of questions was taking place. These 600 aspirants have been asked to revert back promising to refrain from such activities now onwards. Almost 240 aspirants have already replied back to GMAC promising to adhere to the GMAC guidelines. Dr Sanyal shared “As a part of writing the NMAT exam, the candidate signs an agreement wherein he/she categorically agrees to not share any part of question paper in any form. It has come to notice of GMAC (the agency that conducts this test) that some people with higher memory power are writing the exam just to memorize the questions and thereafter pass on unfair advantage to certain set of students. We at NMIMS maintain highest ethical standards and so any deviation is bound to attract some response”. However, he also promised that no innocent student will be harassed.
If you have received email from GMAC, please do as advised in the email, to avoid any future issues.
Career2NextOrbit team advises aspirants to adhere to the norms and don’t spoil their chances of getting into NMIMS, one of the best MBA institutes in the country.
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