GMAT EXAM

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is an entrance exam which assesses candidates based upon their analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English in order to get into an MBA Program. The GMAT exam is conducted every year by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). Also, GMAT is widely accepted by a large number of reputed colleges and universities worldwide, such as the Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad), Stanford University, and many more.
The GMAT score is valid for 5 Years.

GMAC allows taking the GMAT exam as many times as you want, which means one can always give it a second try. A candidate can take the GMAT Exam only once in a month, though he cannot use the previous GMAT Score then.

GMAT exam registrations begin from April itself. The  GMAT exam is conducted in around 114 countries across the world and is used for more than 7000 MBA and master’s programs. GMAT is generally conducted from April to June and September to December, every year.

 

Eligibility

For a candidate to appear for the GMAT Exam, he/she must take care of these following details 

Age criteria for GMAT as set by GMAC

  • The candidate must be 18 years old or above
  • There is no upper age limit for the candidate
  • As per GMAC, if a candidate is between 13 – 17 years old, they should have permission in writing from their parents or legal guardian
Educational qualification for GMAT as set by GMAC
  •  Candidates who wish to sit for the GMAT Exam and get themselves enrolled in an MBA program should possess a graduate degree in any discipline from a recognized university
 

Exam Structure

The GMAT Exam is divided into four sections by the GMAC, ranging from Analytical Writing, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative reasoning to Verbal reasoning. The GMAT Exam has 90 questions in total with specific time allotted to the candidate for each section. The same pattern is to be followed for GMAT 2020

Also, candidates can take a couple of breaks of eight minutes in between the test.

 

SECTIONSTIME DURATIONTOPICNUMBER OF Qs
Analytical Writing Section30 minutesAnalysis of Argument (Essay)1 TOPIC
Integrated Reasoning30 minutes
  • Table Analysis
  • Two-Part Analysis
  • Multi-source Reasoning
  • Graphics Interpretation
12 QUESTIONS
Quantitative Reasoning62 minutes
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Problem Solving
31 QUESTIONS
Verbal Reasoning65 minutes
  • Unseen passages
  • Sentence Correction
  • Critical Reasoning
36 QUESTIONS

The GMAT Exam mainly concentrates more on Analytical Writing and Verbal Reasoning


 

Marking Scheme

 GMAT has these sections marked as given below

 

SECTIONSMARKING SCHEME
Analytical Writing SectionBetween 0 and 6
Integrated ReasoningBetween 1 and 8
Quantitative ReasoningBetween 6 and 51
Verbal ReasoningBetween 6 and 51

Lastly, there is no negative marking in the GMAT exam

 

CHANGES IN EXAM PATTERN DUE TO COVID

GMAC has decided that candidates taking the GMAT exam will have a choice of whiteboard options, physical or online. GMAC also had announced a commitment to maintaining the availability of online GMAT exams throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and opened additional online test appointments for the GMAT exam currently. As there is so much of a stressful environment, GMAC will continue to open additional appointment dates and wit would also waive, reschedule and cancel fees across both the online and test center exams to offer extended flexibility for test-takers.

Due to the pandemic, GMAT has to suspend the test-center based GMAT exam for candidates, as there are strict restrictions on the free movement of people worldwide.

 

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How to register for the Exam?

According to the rules and regulations of GMAC, a candidate can register for the GMAT Exam 6 months before the exam date or even one day before the actual day. In that case, there are risks involved as the slot is not available at the last moment. For GMAT 2020, one should always book his/her slot beforehand

Ways to register for the GMAT Exam:

  • Online
  • Phone
  • Postal Mail

The candidates have the liberty of giving the GMAT Exam any time in the year as per their convenience. The important thing to note is that the candidates can reschedule their next attempt only after 16 days of taking the first attempt. According to the GMAC, a candidate is only allowed five attempts in one year. Here, are the steps to schedule your exam. Please refer to the steps mentioned below if you are planning to sit for GMAT 2020

Steps to register for GMAT 2020 as stated by GMAC

 Step 1: Visit the official GMAT website, https://www.mba.com

Step 2: Candidate needs to create his/her account.

Step 3: Fill in your respective personal details like Name, address, etc.

Step 4: Fill in your academic and work detail( if you have any)

Step 5: Verify and submit your details.

Step 6: Schedule your GMAT Exam. Choose your preferred test center.

Step 7: The candidate needs to select his/her preferred date and time slot.

Step 8: Pay the GMAT Registration fee online through debit/credit card.

Step 9: Now the candidate is done with the GMAT application process

APPLICATION FEE FOR GMAT 2020 APPLICATION FORM

According to GMAC, a candidate has to pay in USD to register for the GMAT exam in India which is $250 ( approximately INR 18,300 ) Here are the various costs of different GMAT products and services one has to incur while taking the GMAT Exam in India:

PROCEDURESAMOUNT
GMAT Registration fee in IndiaUS$250
Enhanced Score ReportUS$30
Additional Score ReportUS$35
AWA Rescoring ReportUS$40
Reinstate scoreUS$35 each

Reschedule Fees

  • More than 60 days before the appointment
  • 15-60 days before the appointment
  • 14 days and less before the appointment
US$50
US$100
US$150

Cancellation fees

  • More than 60 days before the appointment
  • 15-60 days before the appointment
  • 14 days and less before the appointment
US$100 refund
US$75 refund
US$50 refund

List of Colleges in India accepting GMAT & Their GMAT Cut Offs

Since not many Universities in India accept GMAT Scores, we bring to all the GMAT 2020 exam takers, the Top 15 Business Schools of India that accept GMAT Scores and their respective scores

 

SR NOCOLLEGE NAMELOCATIONWEBSITECUT-OFF
1Faculty of management studiesDelhihttp://fms.edu/650
2Indian Institute of Management,
Indore
Indorehttps://www.iimidr.ac.in/700
3Bangalore Institute of management studiesBangalorehttp://bimsbangalore.org/620
4Fore School of ManagementDelhihttps://www.fsm.ac.in/600
5Indian Institute of Management, AhmedabadAhmedabadhttps://www.iima.ac.in/702
6Indian Institute of Management, BangaloreBangaloreimb.ac.in/home680
7T A Pai Management InstituteManipalhttps://www.tapmi.edu.in/630
8Indian Institute of Management, CalcuttaCalcuttahttps://www.iimcal.ac.in/690
9Indian Institute of Management, RohtakRohtakhttps://www.iimrohtak.ac.in/650
10Mudra Institute of CommunicationsAhmedabadhttps://www.mica.ac.in/630
11Indian Institute of Management, LucknowLucknowhttp://www.iiml.ac.in/620
12Institute of Management and TechnologyGhaziabadhttps://www.imt.edu/650
13Xavier Labour Relations InstituteJamshedpurhttps://www.xlri.ac.in/680
14Flame School of BusinessPunehttps://www.flame.edu.in/640
15S P Jain Institute of Management and ResearchMumbaihttps://www.spjimr.org/650

List of Worldwide Colleges accepting GMAT Scores & their Cut Offs

At the present scenario, more than 21,000 universities worldwide accept GMAT Exam scores for admissions into their respective MBA programs.

A huge number of foreign institutions accept the GMAT score. An MBA degree from a good and reputed university is a dream. 

Bringing forward to all the GMAT 2020 exam takers, a list of the Top 50 Business Schools worldwide with their respective GMAT Cut-offs 

SR NOCOLLEGE NAMELOCATIONWEBSITECUT-OFF
1Stanford UniversityCaliforniahttps://www.stanford.edu/734
2UPenn – WhartonPhiladelphiahttps://www.wharton.upenn.edu/732
3Harvard UniversityCambridgehttps://www.harvard.edu/730
4North western UniversityEvanstonhttps://www.northwestern.edu/730
5University of ChicagoChicagohttps://www.csu.edu/730
6Columbia UniversityNew York Cityhttps://www.columbia.edu/727
7Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Cambridgehttps://www.mit.edu/727
8UC – BerkeleyCaliforniahttps://www.berkeley.edu/725
9Dartmouth CollegeHanoverhttps://home.dartmouth.edu/722
10Yale UniversityNew Havenhttps://www.yale.edu/720
11University of California (UCLA)Los Angeleshttps://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/719
12University of Michigan (Ross)Michiganhttps://michiganross.umich.edu/719
13Darden School of BusinessVirginiahttps://www.darden.virginia.edu/713
14Institute of European Administration and AffairesEuropehttps://www.insead.edu/709
15Institute of European Administration and AffairesSingaporehttps://www.insead.edu/709
16INSEADAbu Dhabihttps://www.insead.edu/709
17London Business SchoolLondonhttps://www.london.edu/707
18Rice UniversityHoustonhttps://www.rice.edu/706
19University of TexasAustinhttps://www.utdallas.edu/703
20The University of MelbourneMelbournehttps://www.unimelb.edu.au/703
21UNC Kenan-Flagler Business SchoolNorth Carolinahttps://www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/697
22Johnson Graduate School of ManagementNew Yorkhttps://gsehd.gwu.edu/697
23Foster School of BusinessWashingtonhttps://foster.uw.edu/695
24WUSTL – OlinMissourihttps://olin.wustl.edu/695
25McDonough School of BusinessWashington D.C.https://msb.georgetown.edu/693
26University of CambridgeCambridgehttps://www.cam.ac.uk/691
27HEC Paris School of ManagementFrancehttps://www.hec.edu/en690
28University of OxfordOxfordhttps://www.ox.ac.uk/690
29Carlson School of ManagementMinnesotahttps://carlsonschool.umn.edu/690
30Tepper School of BusinessPittsburghhttps://www.cmu.edu/tepper/687
31IESE Business SchoolBarcelonahttps://www.iese.edu/686
32IESE Business SchoolMadridhttps://www.iese.edu/686
33Warrington College of BusinessFloridahttps://warrington.ufl.edu/685
34Vanderbilt UniversityNashvillehttps://www.vanderbilt.edu/685
35NYU Stern School of BusinessNew York Cityhttps://www.stern.nyu.edu/684
36CEIBSShanghaihttps://www.ceibs.edu/681
37Georgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantahttps://www.gatech.edu/681
38Boston UniversityBostonhttps://www.bu.edu/680
39Seoul National UniversitySouth Koreahttps://en.snu.ac.kr/index.html678
40Wisconsin School of BusinessWisconsinhttps://www.wisc.edu/678
41University of Lowa Tippie College of BusinessLowa Cityhttps://tippie.uiowa.edu/676
42Naveen Jindal School of Management – UT DallasTexashttps://jindal.utdallas.edu/675
43Kelley School of BusinessIndianahttps://kelley.iu.edu/675
44Eli Broad College of BusinessMichiganhttps://broad.msu.edu/674
45Copenhagen Business SchoolDenmarkhttps://www.cbs.dk/en645
46Erasmus UniversityRotterdamhttps://www.eur.nl/en640
47Imperial CollegeLondonhttps://www.imperial.ac.uk/600
48The University of ManchesterEnglandhttps://www.manchester.ac.uk/600
49Australian National UniversityAustraliahttps://www.anu.edu.au/600
50The University of SydneyAustraliahttps://www.sydney.edu.au/600

Expected Score of a 99%iler

A candidate in order to achieve a 99 percentile in his/her GMAT Exam should a score between 760 to 800.

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