About the GMAT examination?
GMAT exam is conducted for pursuing business and management courses at the post graduation and doctoral levels in any reputed organizations in the world. Candidates who desire to enhance their skills in business and management fields can appear for the exam. Abbreviation of GMAT is Graduate Management Admission Test. The exam evaluates candidate’s critical thinking, English language skills, analytical writing abilities, and problem-solving skills. The registration process for the GMAT exam is flexible because candidates can apply for the exam at any time. The Graduate Management Admission Council is organizing the GMAT exam. Candidates can easily enrol for the exam on the GMAT official website. The exam will be conducted throughout the year, so candidates can select the exam date as per their convenience. Candidates can also attend the exam again after 16 days in order to increase their scores. In a year, candidates can attend the exam 5 times in a year. Continue reading to learn more about the GMAT exam.
By clearing the GMAT exam, one can study any post graduation or doctoral level programs in the business and management field like MBA.
Exam Highlight & Key Features
|Exam Name||Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).|
|Exam Frequency||Once in 16 days (not more than 8 attempts).|
|Exam Duration||210 minutes.|
|Help Desk Info||+91 120-439-7830|
|Email ID||GMATCandidateServicesAPAC@ pearson.com|
Exam Application Fee:
|Application Fee||INR 18,000 (approx).|
Exam Applicants: Around 30,000.
Number of students appeared for the GMAT exam (approx.)
Number of students cleared the GMAT exam (approx.)
Around 2,300 Business schools.
Important Dates (Tentative)
|Alert Title||Alert Date||Salient Features|
|Release of application form.||On-going||Application form for the GMAT exam will be available on its official.|
|Last date to submit GMAT application form.||May of this year||Candidates should have submitted the form on or before the end of May.|
|Last date to change the city for the interview process.||May of this year||Candidates can change the city where the interview happens within the mentioned date.|
|Shortlist of applicants.||June of this year||Short listing of candidates will be done within the mentioned date.|
|Interview dates||June – July, 2020||Interview dates will be scheduled in the June and July months.|
|GMAT Result date||July 2020||The result of the GMAT exam will be released in the July month.|
The registration process for the GMAT exam is very simple. Students can apply for the exam anytime as per their convenience. Registration can be done through online, phone, offline, or mail in order to make accessibility to candidates from urban or rural areas.
Exam Application Form
Here is a simple procedure on how to register for the GMAT exam.
Application form link: https://accounts.gmac.com/Account/Register
The GMAT exam requires the candidates to take their admit card to the examination centre like other exams. Candidates who fail to bring the card are not allowed to write the exam. They can download and print the card from the official website. Once the registration process is completed, the admit card will be released. It is mandatory to bring two copies of admit card to the examination centre. Candidates will receive details regarding admit card to their registered mail ID.
Steps to download Exam Admit Card
Admit Card download link: https://www.mba.com/#
Exam Results & Answer key
Candidates can avail the GMAT exam result and answer key on its official website. The result will be released after 20 days of the exam day.
Exam Eligibility Criteria
There is no eligibility criteria decided by the GMAC for appearing for the GMAT exam. Candidates need to have a minimum of 18 years of age. Also, candidates of 13 to 17 years of age can attempt the exam with a written approval or consent offers by their parents or legal guardians. Disabled candidates are required to submit their medical certificate. Candidates are also required to submit their academic or work certificates.
Number of questions
Analytical Writing Assessment
Analysis of an argument
Graphics interpretation, Multi-source reasoning, two-part analysis, and table analysis.
Problem solving and data sufficiency.
Reading comprehension, sentence correction and critical reasoning.
The examination is conducted for 800 marks.
The syllabus of the GMAT exam is divided into 4 sections which include verbal reasoning, analytical writing, integrated reasoning, and quantitative aptitude. Topics that are included under each section are as follows.
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The Exam Cut-off Details
On average, the cut-off mark for the GMAT exam is decided by the top colleges or institutions that offer admission for candidates. Most of the top business schools set the cut off above 680 marks.
Candidates can attend the counselling process after the GMAT results are released. They can report to any colleges that are accepting their score secured in the GMAT exam.
Exam Admission process
The admission process completely depend on the candidate’s GMAT score, work experience, letter of recommendation, Statement of Purpose (SoPs), and his/her fortune.
Once the GMAT result is released, graduates can follow the counselling process and choose any desired colleges that accept their score.
Exam day preparation
Do's on examination
Don'ts on examination
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Enhance the mathematics skills. Make a flash card with basic formulas and theories for easy and quick revision. Create a study plan and follow it. Attend online classes. Be strong in basics. Start learning for the exam at least 2 months of the exam. Refer to the best GMAT books and prepare for the exam. Analyse your consistency and exam pattern by practising mock tests.
Q.1 How long can an average candidate take to prepare for the GMAT exam?
Around 2 to 3 months.
Q.2 What is the full form of GMAT?
Graduate Management Admission Test.
Q.3 Graduates in any degree can pursue the MBA program through the GMAT score?
No, B-Schools that offer admission through the GMAT score will require under graduation in the business or finance field.
Q.4 Is there any upper age limit to appear for the exam?
No there are no upper age limits to appear for the GMAT exam.
Q.5 What is the mode of the GMAT examination?
Online mode (Computer Based Test).
Q.6 What are the sections involved in the GMAT exam?
Q.7 What is the GMAT exam duration?
Q.8 How many questions are asked in the GMAT exam?
Q.9 What is the attempt scheme of the GMAT exam?
Students can apply for the exam for more than 5 times in a year.
Q.10 Is it necessary to show admit card at the examination centre?
Yes, candidates can attend the exam only if they have the admit card.
Q.11 Is there any restriction with respect to nationality to apply for the exam?
No, there is restriction regarding nationality to apply for the exam.
Q.12 What is the helpdesk contact number of the GMAT exam?
Q.13 Is it necessary to have mathematics as a subject in the under graduation to study the MBA program?
No, it is not necessary to study the maths subject as a mandatory one.
Q.14 Who administrate the GMAT exam?
Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).
Q.15 Where can I download my admit card?
Candidates can download the admit card from the GMAT official website.
Q.16 What is the GMAT exam fee?
Around INR 18000/-
Q.17 What are the details that are mentioned on the admit card?
Q.18 What are the document should I carry to the examination centre?
Q.19 What is the full form of GMAC?
Graduate Management Admission Council.
Q.20 What are the details that are asked while registering for the GMAT exam?