NBSAT Exam 2024 : Syllabus, Pattern, Dates & Eligibility

NBSAT is a national level MBA entrance exam which stands for NARAYANA BUSINESS SCHOOL APTITUDE TEST conducted by NARAYANA BUSINESS SCHOOL every year in two phases for admission in their specialised MBA and PGDM programs. NBS conducts its own national level entrance exam NBSAT, post clearing cut off, students are required to come up with an SOP followed by a Personal interview (PI. After qualifying, students can take admission in their MBA + PGPCE, PGDM – Data Science & Analytics program, PGDM Quantitative Finance and other targeted programs.

NBSAT 2024 Important Dates

Here are the official Important dates regarding NBSAT 2024


NBSAT Eligibility Criteria

  • Graduates from Recognized University: Candidates must have graduated from a recognized university.
  • Minimum Aggregate Score: Candidates need to have at least 60% aggregate in 10th, 12th, and Graduation.
  • Eligibility for Final Year Students: Candidates in the final year of their bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply, even if they are awaiting results.
  • Specific Requirement for PGDM Data Science and Analytics: Preferably should have studied Math/Statistics in Class XII. Having a bachelor’s degree in IT, Engineering, Computer Application, or Statistics would be an added advantage.
  • Specific Requirement for PGDM in Quantitative Finance: Preferably should have studied Math/Statistics in Class XII. Having a bachelor’s degree in Finance, Statistics, Engineering, or Economics.

NBSAT Exam Pattern

The purpose of the NBSAT is to assess a candidate’s proficiency in quantitative methods, data interpretation and sufficiency, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and analytical thinking.
Candidates have two hours to finish the exam. There will be multiple choice questions in the paper. The paper can be solved without receiving a negative mark. There are a total of 100 questions in the paper.

SubjectsNo. of QuestionsMarks for each questionTotal Points
Quantitative Techniques30130
Data Interpretation & Adequacy30130
Vocabulary & Analytical Reasoning20120
Reading Comprehension20120

How to Register for NBSAT?

  1. Visit Application Portal: NBS Applications Portal (applications.nbs.edu.in)
  2. Initiate Registration: Click on the “Register” button.
  3. Provide Basic Information: Enter your name, email ID, phone number, State, City, and the desired Course for registration.
  4. Access Application Form: Use the link sent to your registered email to access the application form.
  5. Select Preferred Courses: Choose your preferred courses during the application process.
  6. Fill Personal and Academic Details: Complete the application form with your personal and academic information as required.
  7. Upload Documents: Upload a passport-sized photograph and your scanned signature.
  8. Complete Payment: Pay the application fee using Payment Gateways like UPI, credit/debit card, or through net banking.

NBSAT Assessment Standards

Evaluation will be based on these standards.


NBSAT 2024 Results

The results of NBSAT and the students selected thereon are communicated via email. Also, while applying for NBSAT, each student has its own unique Login to the admission portal. The students can easily login to their portal and check the status of their NBSAT result.

Narayana Business School (NBS), Gujarat

The AICTE has authorised the 2001 establishment of Narayana Business School in Ahmedabad. In 2021, the institute received India’s Top 10 Business School Award.

NBS Ahmedabad offers a range of PGDM/MBA courses approved by AICTE and accredited with Gujarat Technological University. These courses include a PGDM in Data Science & Analytics and a PGDM in Quantitative Finance, along with a complete MBA and the novel MBA + PGPCE.

Prominent organisations including EY, GTU, AICTE, GCCI, MSME, FICCI, the National Apex Chamber (PhD Chamber), and the Vibrant Gujarat summit are partners of NBS. In fact, NBS Ahmedabad is the only B School in the west to have partnered with the EY Cafta program for its upcoming PGDM Quantitative Finance batches. The institute is ranked 34th in the IIRF’s Best Private B-Schools ranking for 2023 and under the top 50 of Fortune India’s Best Business Schools for 2022.

DetailsNBS Important Highlights
Year of Establishment2001
Organisation TypePRIVATE
Campus Area10+ACRES
Acredited byUGC, AICTE
No. of Courses Available4
Facilities for InfrastructureMultipurpose Sports Ground, Counseling Cells, Library, Transport, Amphitheater, PDP Room, Auditorium, Gymnasium, Indoor Sports, Incubation Centre, Smart Cafeteria, Language Library
Entrance Exam AcceptedNBSAT

Courses Offered at NBS

  1. PGDM DUAL SPECIALIZATION: Two years full-time AICTE-approved PGDM – Dual Specialization  is the institute’s flagship program with a strong focus on the Acquisition, Application and Assimilation of knowledge thereby creating confident managers of tomorrow.  This program is so designed to stay up to date with the contemporary course content. It is intended to help in imbibing a holistic approach towards solving business and management problems. The course derives its strength from the flexible curriculum consistent with the trends in the industry. The course has 6 trimesters with 50 plus subjects and dual specialisation with almost 16 electives. Students will get various opportunity like live industry projects, capstone projects and also 90 days of internship is mandatory.
  2. PGDM DATA SCIENCE: This is a two year full time specialised PGDM Data Science Management Program with Hands-on Learning on 10+ Analytical tools. The curriculum helps students master pivotal technologies such as MS Excel for data analysis, Python and R for scripting, MongoDB and MySQL for managing databases, and Hadoop for processing Big Data. Further, enrich your data handling process with MATLAB, and craft compelling data visualizations with Power BI and Tableau. Also, delve into the Pandas library for effective data manipulation and analysis.The course has 6 trimesters . You will get the exposure of domain projects, capstones projects and data learning like python.
  3. PGDM QUANTITATIVE FINANCE: This is a two year full time specialised management program with 6 trimester and 90 days domain internship with exposure to international job opportunities. The program is recognized worldwide, making graduates highly sought after. It’s ideal for individuals with backgrounds in Economics, Finance, or STEM fields who are passionate about numbers and finance. The course content of PGDM Quantitative Finance includes mastering mathematical models of financial markets, enhancing knowledge in quantitative finance, and developing skills in MATLAB, Python, Power BI, SAP-FICO Module, and Tableau. Students also get exposure to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), real-time data through Bloomberg Terminal, and various aspects of strategic finance, including project financing, mergers, and company valuations. You will get to learn about financial modelling, advanced financial tools IFRS and credit.
  4. MBA + PGCPE: This is a two year full time MBA programme including certification of 18 months certification of PGPCE. The PGPCE component allows students to develop soft skills like digital marketing, social media management and more. This program combines a GTU-Affiliated MBA with a comprehensive 18-month Post Graduate Program in Corporate Excellence (PGPCE), bridging the gap between academic theory and industry needs. The curriculum includes three core modules and over 30 value-added courses, making NBS a standout choice for globally recognized MBA education. The course has 4 semesters and 60 days of domain internship. This is a graduate program in corporate excellence in 3 modules on 30+ experiential. The curriculum and course is aligned with Gujarat technical university.

Admission Process at NBS

  1. Register for NBSAT: Candidates must first register for the Narayana Business School Aptitude Test (NBSAT).
  2. Submit Statement of Purpose (SoP): Along with the application, candidates are required to submit a Statement of Purpose for their chosen program.
  3. Qualify for NBSAT: Candidates need to take and qualify the NBSAT exam.
  4. Personal Interview (PI): Candidates who qualify in the NBSAT will be called for a Personal Interview.
  5. Shortlisting for Programs: The shortlisting for each program is based on the candidate’s cumulative NBSAT score.
  6. Mandatory SOP and PI: Submission of the SOP and participation in the Personal Interview are compulsory for eligibility for admission.
  7. Final Selection: The final selection for admission is based on the SOP submission, NBSAT results, and Personal Interview performance.
  8. Admission Confirmation: Admission will be confirmed upon fee payment by the specified deadline and subject to meeting the eligibility criteria for the respective program(s) as per NBS regulations.

NBS Placement Statistics

Packages Offered : The highest lateral package is 32 lakhs whereas highest package is 22 lakh and 9.1 lakh as average package with top 10% securing 17 LPA, top 25% securing 12.8 LPA and top 50% securing 10.6 LPA.

Top Recruiters : Tata consultancy services, Landmark Group, S&P Global, PwC, Decathlon, Amazon, MyGate, Cafe Coffee Day, Leadsquared, RBL bank, Coca- cola, Berger paints, Genpact, IndiaMart, Mott Macdonald, Grant Thornton, Yes bank, Kotak securities, HDFC BANK, Bajaj finserv.

NBS Fee Structure

MBA/PGDM7.95 L– Graduate from any recognized university60% in 10th/12th /graduationFinal year bachelors degree students can apply
PGDM Data Science and Analytics7.95 L– Maths/ stats in class 12 is preferredIT, engineering, computer application, or statistics bachelor’s degree would be of added advantage.
PGDM Quantitative Finance10.85 L– Maths/Stats in class 12 is preferredFinance, Statistics, engineering or Economics bachelor’s degree would be of an added advantage.

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