NPAT eligibility criteria details for interested students



To get admission in courses like MBA (Technology), B.Des., B.Com., B.Sc., BBA, and more, you can sit for the NPAT examination. This is an entrance test that the NMIMS of SVKM organizes in India. As for the campuses, you would find many branches in different cities like Shirpur, Mumbai, Bengaluru, etc. 

You can choose to apply to any of these campuses and get the NPAT notification for examination dates. However, if you do not meet the basic eligibility points, the officials can reject your application. So, see that you meet all the criteria details well; they are mentioned below. 

  1. Qualification 

Those who have completed their class 12 examination from a reputed board can qualify. Not to mention, an applicant who has passed an equivalent examination can also apply for NPAT. An example of this is the diploma of International Baccalaureate (IB) from any of the streams. Of course, the latter would fall under NPAT eligibility criteria only if they are from a recognized board. So, that excludes the certificate holders of IB. 

  1. First attempt

Indeed, if you have passed the Class 12 examination on the first try, you can apply for this entrance test. This pertains to those who appeared for IB diploma courses and even ICSE/CBSE board examinations. 

  1. Open schooling 

Many students pass their Class 12 examinations through Open or Distance Learning. This is also known as ODL. Certainly, they can apply for the NPAT examination, too, as long as the school they got it from is board-certified. And according to the NPAT notification, only one board is recognized for this qualification- the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS).

  1. Aggregate marking 

If you have passed from the ICSE or CBSE boards, you need to show your aggregate Class 10 marks. And in case you appeared for an equivalent examination, you still need to show the aggregate score. To specify, this includes all the subjects you appeared for that year. So, do not only mention the best of five/four aggregate marks; the board would not accept it. 

  1. Age 

The NPAT eligibility criteria for age specifies that one cannot apply for the examination if they are over 25 years.

  1. Scores 

Generally, the percentage of marks you must have from your final examinations is 50% to apply for NPAT. However, there are some specifications as per the courses you are planning for. Also, if you are an IB diploma holder, you need Mathematics or Statistics as a subject to apply. This also goes for the B.Sc. Economics aspirants who also need a minimum score of 60%. 

If you are pursuing B.Sc. (Finance) and B.B.A., you need 60% and 50% for the B.Com program. Moreover, aspirants for MBA Pharma Tech need PCM or PCB in their subject history of class 12. Plus, a minimum aggregate of 50% is compulsory. Moreover, there are different eligibility needs for the campuses, too, in some of the courses. 


All in all, one needs to meet all the criteria points to apply for NPAT. The selection process is difficult later on, and a qualified person can prepare better for it. Thus, the necessity for this rule.