The GMAT exam is a computer-based & globally accepted test to examine the analytical writing, quantitative, verbal and reading skills of the candidates for enrollment into graduate management programs, such as MBA and Masters in Finance in the top-notch business schools across the globe. GMAT is the universally accepted test for MBA admissions. According to GMAC, 9 out of 10 MBA admissions are given via GMAT Score at an international font. Besides, more than 2,300 business schools consider GMAT Scores for enrollments. The presence of 650 exam centres in around 114 countries that conduct the GMAT Exam makes it incredibly superior to other exams.
|Name of the Examination||Graduate Management Admission Test- GMAT 2020|
|Conducting Body||GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council)|
|Mode of Examination||Computer-based adaptive test|
|Level of Examination||International-level|
|Conducted For||MBA courses in & outside India|
|Application Fee||US $250 (INR 17,700 approx)|
|Range of Score||200 to 800|
|Helpline Number||+91 120-439-7830|
Exam-centre based GMAT exam was suspended by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) due to country-wide lockdown. GMAC made an announcement about the online GMAT exam on 15th April 2020. Universities are emphasizing stretching the deadlines so that more and more candidates can participate in this online exam. Scroll down for all-inclusive information about the GMAT Online Test.
* Must be 18 years old
* No upper age limit
* If the candidate’s age is between 13 to 17 years, written permission from parents or legal guardians is required.
Graduation degree in any stream from a recognized university
* The application fee for the GMAT is $250/INR 17,000 (approx).
* Additional $50 is chargeable for changing the test centre or time.
GMAT Cancellation Fee
US$80 is refundable on cancellation of the exam before more than 7 days of the test date. No amount is refundable on exam cancellation within 7 days of the test date.
GMAT Rescheduling Fee
US$60.00 is applicable for rescheduling the exam before more than 7 days of the test date. US$250.00 is applicable for rescheduling the exam within 7 days of the test date.
The GMAT Exam has four sections and a total of
* Analytical Writing
* Integrated Reasoning
* Quantitative Reasoning
* Verbal Reasoning
A total of 91 questions has to be covered in 3 hours 7 minutes. Here we go for details about time, marks and total questions allotted to each section in tabular form:
|Analytical Writing||30 min||1 Topic (Essay)||0-6 Score Range|
|Integrated Reasoning||30 min||12 questions||1-8 Score Range|
|Quantitative Reasoning||62 min||31 questions||6-51 Score Range|
|Verbal Reasoning||65 min||36 questions||6-51 Score Range|
The complete result of GMAT except the AWA score is accessible to the applicants just after the completion of the exam along with the choice to accept or reject the same. In case of acceptance, the result remains open to the candidate while allowing their preferred institutes to view the scores. However, in case of rejection, the candidate, as well as the chosen institutes, are prohibited from viewing the result of GMAT. An unofficial GMAT result is downloadable by the candidates once the exam is over. However, the final result that is inclusive of AWA score can be received by the candidates in the GMAT Score Report within a time-frame of 20 days of appearing for the test.
Points to Ponder
* Students are allowed to appear for GMAT for a maximum of 5 times in one academic year.
* Candidates are allowed to appear for GMAT for a maximum of 8 times in one lifetime.
* GMAT does not have a scheduled test date. Students can opt from the various available GMAT test dates to take the exam.
Q. Which type of skills is evaluated through the GMAT exam?
A. The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is tailored to evaluate the writing, quantitative, verbal, analytical and reading skills in written English of the candidates. The test measures the critical thinking, analysis and problem-solving skills of the applicants besides judging their competencies to solve complex judgments.
Q. Do B-schools consider our past scores of GMAT?
A. Yes, B-schools consider the scores of the exams given by you in the last five years. The GMAT score report will consist of the scores obtained by you in each GMAT exam over the last five years.
Q. What is the GMAT Syllabus for Mathematics?
A. GMAT Quant or Quantitative Aptitude Section covers the Data Sufficiency and Problem Solving to evaluate the expertise of the candidates to crack problems with a mathematical approach.
Q. How do B-schools receive the GMAT score?
A. GMAC- the conducting body of GMAT, ensures that correct GMAT scores are sent to the B-schools selected by the candidates on the exam date. GMAC charges an additional fee from the candidates after the announcement of results or sending their GMAT results to the 5 b-schools selected by them.
Q. How is GMAT different from other standardised entrance exams for management programs?
A. Other entrance exams for management have a set exam date on which candidates have to appear for the examination, whereas GMAT does not have an already scheduled exam date, it gives flexibility to the candidates to choose the date among various available test dates to take the test.