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.



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.


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

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


Marking Scheme

 GMAT has these sections marked as given below


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



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,

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


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:

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

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


1Faculty of management studiesDelhi
2Indian Institute of Management,
3Bangalore Institute of management studiesBangalore
4Fore School of ManagementDelhi
5Indian Institute of Management, AhmedabadAhmedabad
6Indian Institute of Management,
7T A Pai Management InstituteManipal
8Indian Institute of Management, CalcuttaCalcutta
9Indian Institute of Management, RohtakRohtak
10Mudra Institute of CommunicationsAhmedabad
11Indian Institute of Management, LucknowLucknow
12Institute of Management and TechnologyGhaziabad
13Xavier Labour Relations InstituteJamshedpur
14Flame School of BusinessPune
15S P Jain Institute of Management and ResearchMumbai

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 

1Stanford UniversityCalifornia
2UPenn – WhartonPhiladelphia
3Harvard UniversityCambridge
4North western UniversityEvanston
5University of ChicagoChicago
6Columbia UniversityNew York City
7Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Cambridge
8UC – BerkeleyCalifornia
9Dartmouth CollegeHanover
10Yale UniversityNew Haven
11University of California (UCLA)Los Angeles
12University of Michigan (Ross)Michigan
13Darden School of BusinessVirginia
14Institute of European Administration and AffairesEurope
15Institute of European Administration and AffairesSingapore
16INSEADAbu Dhabi
17London Business SchoolLondon
18Rice UniversityHouston
19University of TexasAustin
20The University of MelbourneMelbourne
21UNC Kenan-Flagler Business SchoolNorth Carolina
22Johnson Graduate School of ManagementNew York
23Foster School of BusinessWashington
24WUSTL – OlinMissouri
25McDonough School of BusinessWashington D.C.
26University of CambridgeCambridge
27HEC Paris School of ManagementFrance
28University of OxfordOxford
29Carlson School of ManagementMinnesota
30Tepper School of BusinessPittsburgh
31IESE Business SchoolBarcelona
32IESE Business SchoolMadrid
33Warrington College of BusinessFlorida
34Vanderbilt UniversityNashville
35NYU Stern School of BusinessNew York City
37Georgia Institute of TechnologyAtlanta
38Boston UniversityBoston
39Seoul National UniversitySouth Korea
40Wisconsin School of BusinessWisconsin
41University of Lowa Tippie College of BusinessLowa City
42Naveen Jindal School of Management – UT DallasTexas
43Kelley School of BusinessIndiana
44Eli Broad College of BusinessMichigan
45Copenhagen Business SchoolDenmark
46Erasmus UniversityRotterdam
47Imperial CollegeLondon
48The University of ManchesterEngland
49Australian National UniversityAustralia
50The University of SydneyAustralia

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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