How to Navigate the Online NMAT Website

What to expect in the Actual Test

On the day of your test, click on the Actual Test Link that was emailed to you, which will prompt your computer to launch/run the secure exam browser (MSB). After launching, you will enter the Authorization or Identity Verification stage.

Authorization Stage

Step 1. Fill registration details

You will be asked to log in to the exam by providing your personal information for identification purposes. Make sure to enter the same information that you provided during your application. Fields with red asterisk (*) are required.

Step 2. Provide your snapshot

You will be redirected to a snapshot page where you will be asked to provide a snapshot of your face and of your valid ID.

Valid ID

You are required to present a valid ID on test day.  CEM has a No valid ID, No Exam policy. Please see below the list of valid IDs.

  • Driver’s License
  • Passport
  • PRC License
  • SSS ID
  • GSIS ID (UMID)
  • Voter’s ID/Voter’s Certification
  • BIR ID (ATM type/TIN card type with picture)
  • PhilHealth ID
  • Company/Office ID
  • School ID
  • Police Clearance/Police Clearance Certificate
  • PNP License / Airman License
  • Postal ID
  • Barangay ID
  • NBI Clearance
  • Seaman’s Book (SIRB)
  • OWWA / iDOLE card
  • HDMF Transaction Card
  • PWD ID
  • Solo Parent ID
  • Senior Citizen’s ID
  • Alien Certificate of Registration Identity Card (ACR I-CARD)

Practice with the Demo Test

Two weeks before the first scheduled exam, you will receive an email containing the link to a Demo Test. This Demo Test is provided to help you get used to some of the features of the online testing website such as clicking/typing your chosen answer, using the digital scratch pad, and moving from one test question to another. The Demo Test will be shorter than the Actual Test and will include only sample items.

To be able to take the Demo Test you must have already installed the MSB in your computer. If you have not, download and install this application. There should be no other browser/application opened as you download and use the MSB. The MSB will be downloaded once you conduct the system compatibility check.

Note: You cannot start the Demo Test or the Actual Test without successfully downloading the secure exam browser or MSB.