NBSAT 2023

Narayana Business School Aptitude Test

REGISTRATION Open for 2023-25 Batch


Narayana Business School is recognized among the TOP 10 Business Schools in India and Ranked 4th Best MBA College in Gujarat. NBS programs are a life-changing experience – A Big Decision #TheFutureisNBS.

A candidate aspiring to join a PGDM/ PGPCE program offered by NBS has to undertake Narayana Business School Aptitude Test ( NBSAT ) – Online Proctored Exam.

NBSAT Exam Highlights

Particulars NBSAT Exam Details
NBSAT Full Form Narayana Business School Aptitude Test
Exam level National
NBSAT exam fees INR 1,000 (All categories)
Eligibility criteria Throughout 60 % aggregate ( 10th / 12th / Graduation)
Exam purpose Admission into Narayana Business School
Course offered MBA/PGDM
NBSAT syllabus Quantitative Techniques (QT)
Data Interpretation & Data Adequacy (DI & DA)
Vocabulary, Analytical Reasoning (AR)
Reading Comprehension (RC)
NBSAT pattern Online Proctored Exam with MCQs

NBSAT Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidate should be a graduate from any recognized University/ Institution of National Importance and must have obtained a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent grade at 10th, 12th and graduation.
  • Candidates appearing for the final year of the bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualifications and are awaiting results can also apply.
  • The candidate must have studied Mathematics/Statistics at class XII level. Bachelor’s degree in IT engineering, Computer Applications or Statistics would be an added advantage for PGDM Data Science and Analytics.
  • The candidate must have studied Mathematics/Statistics at class XII level. Bachelor’s degree in finance, statistics or economics would be an added advantage for PGDM Quantitative Finance.
  • NBSAT (NBS aptitude test), a management entrance exam devised by Narayana Business School, which accesses the candidates ability in Quantitative Techniques (QT), Data Interpretation & Data Adequacy (DI & DA), Vocabulary, Analytical Reasoning (AR) and Reading Comprehension (RC).

NBSAT Registrations

Candidates will have to register at the Narayana Business School’s website to fill the online application form. Check below NBSAT registration and application process 2023:

  • Go to admission.nbs.edu.in website
  • Click on Register
  • Enter name, email ID, phone number, State, City, and Course to register
  • Log in with the ID received in email to fill the application form
  • Select preferred courses
  • Enter personal and academic details
  • Upload a passport sized photo and scanned signature
  • Pay application fee via credit/debit card or net banking


NBSAT ENTRANCE Exam is designed to measure the candidate’s ability in Quantitative Techniques (QT), Data Interpretation & Data Adequacy (DI & DA), Vocabulary, Analytical Reasoning (AR) and Reading Comprehension (RC). The NBSAT consists of all important topics as covered in the other Management exams like CAT, XAT and MAT.

Nature of the Question Paper / Topics and Marks Allotted

Sections Questions Marks per correct Answer Total Marks
Quantitative Techniques (QT) 30 1 30
Data Interpretation & Data Adequacy (DI & DA) 30 1 30
Vocabulary, Analytical Reasoning (AR) 20 1 20
Reading Comprehension (RC) 20 1 20
  • Please note that the NBSAT will be Online Proctored Exam.
  • NBSAT duration is of 120 minutes.
  • NBSAT is an objective test. Each question has four responses Candidate should choose an appropriate response. 
  • No negative marks.
  • Any malpractice/use of unfair means will lead to your disqualification from the admission process of NBS. 

Evaluation Criteria

Students will be evaluated on the following parameters

NBSAT Score (out of 100, scale down to 50 marks) 50
Academic Performance & Prior Work Experience 20
Group Discussion 15
Personal Interview 15
Total 100

Merit List and Wait List will be displayed on the website of Narayana Business School. Waitlist movement will depend upon the vacant seats available if any.

Please note that this admission is provisional and will be confirmed on payment of fees on or before the due date and subject to fulfilment of eligibility conditions of the respective program(s) and in accordance with the rules of the NBS.

The candidate is urged to note that no donation fee is required to be paid for admission to any program offered by NBS. The candidate is cautioned against falling prey to any such assurance/offer by any individual or outside agency.

Shortlisting and Selection Process

Shortlisting for Group Discussion and Personal Interview (GD-PI)

A candidate will be shortlisted for further admission process (GD-PI) based on her/his overall NBSAT Score. Shortlisted candidates will be intimated for GD/PI dates.

The cut off for shortlisting is calculated separately for each program based on her/his overall NBSAT Score.

It is mandatory to attend GD-PI to be eligible for admission to any PG programs. Only the candidate who attends NBSAT + GD-PI shall be considered as eligible for generation of final merit/wait/reject list. The candidate who remains absent for any one of the component/test will be ineligible for the selection process.


  • The candidate is required to report online by 10:45 a.m. to undergo, user ID, password and ID proof verification.
  • After 11.00 AM, no candidate will be allowed to appear for the NBSAT.
  • Duration of the test is 120 minutes, i.e. from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm.
  • The NBSAT Entrance Exam will automatically close at 1.00 pm. NO EXTRA TIME, under any circumstances, will be given to a candidate.
  • The candidate found using any unfair means will forfeit her/his chance of being considered for admission and will be debarred from receiving NBSAT scores.
  • The scores published by the NBS shall be final and shall not be subject to any appeal or revaluation.

Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

NBSAT is a national level entrance test conducted by Narayana Business School for admissions into its PGDM/PGPCE PROGRAMS.

NBSAT test will be conducted on 5th February 2023 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM in online proctored mode.

The last date to apply for NBSAT is 31st January 2023. The candidates must apply before the deadline to be able to appear in the exam.

NBSAT can be appeared once only.

NBS aptitude test (NBSAT) is mandatory for taking admission in PGDM–Dual specialization, PGDM Data Science & Analytics, PGDM-Quantitative Finance, and MBA+PGPCE.

There is no reservation policy in NBSAT Entrance Test.

No, there is no age limit to appear for NBSAT Entrance Test. However, the candidate must have completed Graduation or must be in the final year of their bachelor’s degree.

NBSAT Questions

NBSAT is Online Proctored Exam.

The validity of NBSAT score will be for admissions of 2023-25 at Narayana Business School.

The selection will be based on consolidated score of NBSAT, Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

The paper will be divided into four sections -Quantitative Techniques (QT), Data Interpretation & Data Adequacy (DI & DA), Vocabulary, Analytical Reasoning (AR) and Reading Comprehension (RC). The total number of questions will be 100 and the duration of the test is two hours.

NBSAT Test has in total 100 questions (one mark each) and there is no negative marking for the wrong answers

There will be 100 questions in a total of one mark each. The QT section will have 30 Questions, DI & DA will have 30 Questions, AR will have 20 Questions and RC will have 20 Questions.

The best way to prepare for the NBSAT is to collect good resources like preparation books and study guides. The second is to make a timeline to complete the syllabus and take up mock tests to understand individual pace.

No, NBSAT Entrance Test answer key will not be released

Application Questions

NBSAT application forms are available online on the official website of NBS https://admission.nbs.edu.in/.

While filling NBSAT application form, candidates are required to enter all the past academic details.

The NBSAT Test application fees is Rs.1000/- to be paid in online mode only through credit/debit card or internet banking.

Yes, the eligibility criteria of NBSAT Entrance Test clearly lays down that, any candidate who is in their final year Bachelor’s Degree can apply for NBSAT.

Eligibility Questions

No, the candidate’s work experience is not counted in the selection process. However, it does act in favour of the candidate’s selection.

Yes, 60% is the cut off for admission in NBS


Programs Fees
MBA 1.34 Lakhs
PGPCE 6.61 Lakhs
PGDM – Dual Specialization 7.95 Lakhs
PGDM – Data Science & Analytics 7.95 Lakhs
PGDM – Quantitative Finance 10.85 Lakhs

Narayana Business School

Sarkhej Bavla Road, Nr. Sanathal Cir,
Sanathal, Ahmedabad, Gujarat – 382210
(M) 844 8444 981
Email ID : admission@nbs.edu.in