GMAT 2020 Registration, Eligibility, Pattern, Exam Centres

The GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is an entrance examination conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council. GMAT allows the candidates to get into various business schools throughout the world for advanced study in Business and Management. Nearly 900 management institutes participate in the entrance exam giving wide opportunities to the candidates. There are more than 600 centers around the world. The candidates can apply for the entrance exam at any time of the year as the registration is open throughout the year. The dates and exam centers get allotted as per the availability for the candidates. Skills like analytics, writing, verbal, quantitative, and reading skills in English of a candidate is getting tested in the entrance exam.


GMAT 2019 Highlights:

Exam Name
Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
Level of the exam
Worldwide
Organizing Body
Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)
Mode of exam
Computer-Based Test
No.of attempts5 times a year
Exam FrequencyThroughout the Year
GMAT Helpline
+852-3077-4926 | +91 120-439-7830 (India)


GMAT Registration

1. Candidates can register for GMAT at any time during the year but can give a maximum of 5 times in a year. Steps to apply are:

2. Go to the official website of GMAC

3. Click on "Register for GMAT Exam"

4. Create your account by providing necessary details

5. Fill up the application form by providing personal details and academic details

6. Choose your preferred test date and test location

7. Pay the application fee of US $250 (Rs 17,779) through credit card/debit card


Other Modes of payment:

1. Through Phone: Candidates can also schedule through phone by calling the GMAT Customer Service of their region and pay an additional fee of $10.

2. Through Mail: Candidates can pay through cheque or money orders.


How To Reschedule a GMAT Exam Date?

The authorities of GMAT have also given the option to the candidates to reschedule their exam dates. In case of any casualties or anything, the candidates can also reschedule their exams. The rescheduling can be done in the same ways as registration.

1. The candidates can reschedule their exam date before 7 days of the exam by paying the processing fee of US $50.

2. If the candidates use the phone for the changes, then they have to pay the extra US $10 for the call.

3. If the rescheduling is done within the 7 days from the exam, then the candidate has to pay the US $250 as the processing fee.

4. Note that, the exam date cannot be rescheduled on the due date.


How To Cancel GMAT 2019 Entrance Exam?

The authorities of GMAT have also given the option of canceling a prior scheduled entrance exam. In case of any need, the candidates can also re-login themselves on the website and apply for the exam cancellation. If the candidate canceled the exam date within the given deadline then a partial fee will be refunded to the candidate. In order to do that, the candidate has to log in to the website with their given credentials and click on the Cancel option.


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GMAT 2019 Syllabus:

GMAT syllabus consists of 4 sections:

1. Analytical Writing:

- Argument essay: Candidates have to analyze the reasoning and then present their argument

- Issue essay: Candidates have to write an essay on the issue given to them in about 600 words

2. Integrated Reasoning:

- Table Analysis

- Two-Part Analysis

- Multi-Source Reasoning

- Graphics Interpretation

3. Quantitative Aptitude:

- Geometry

- Elementary Algebra

- Arithmetic

- Ratio Proportions

- Properties of Integers

- Permutation and combinations

- Exponents and roots

- Linear equations

4. Verbal Reasoning:

- Critical Reasoning

- The rhetorical construction of the sentences

- Sentence correction related to finding error or omission

- Reading unseen passages

- Subject-verb agreement

- Misplace modifiers

- Countable Vs Uncountable

- Parallelism


GMAT 2019 Exam Pattern:

Exam mode: Online or computer-based

Total questions: 80

Duration: 3 hours 7 minutes

Sectional time limit: Present

Breaks: Two 8-minute breaks during the exam

Test Section
Time Limit
Number of Questions
Score Range
Analytical Writing Assessment
30 minutes
1 question
0-6 (in 0.5-point increments)
Integrated Reasoning
30 minutes
12 questions
1-8 (in 1-point increments)
Quantitative Reasoning
62 minutes
31 questions
6-51 (in 1-point increments)
Verbal Reasoning
65 minutes
36 questions
6-51 (in 1-point increments)
Total3 hours 7 minutes90-

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GMAT 2019 Exam Centers in India:

Unisoft Technologies, 2nd Floor, Parranda Building, Above Now & Wow, Besides Khadims, West High Court Road, Dharampeth, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440010, India
Unisoft Technologies, 2nd Floor, Parranda Building, Above Now & Wow, Besides Khadims, West High Court Road, Dharampeth, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440010, India
Lakshmi Narain College of Technology Excellence, Kalchuri Nagar, Raisen Road, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462021, India
Pearson Professional Centers-Hyderabad 2 TS, Manjeera Trinity Corporate, 612, 6th Flr, eSeva Lane, Phase III, Hitec City Road, Kukatpally, Hyderabad, Telangana 500072, India
Pearson Professional Centers-Hyderabad, 1-10-72/A/.2, Pochampalli House, 3rd floor, (Above Nike Showroom), S P Road, Begumpet, Hyderabad, Telangana 500016, India
Lord Krishna College of Technology, Rau-Pithampur By-Pass, near IIM indore, Opp.STI(I) Ltd., Indore, Madhya Pradesh 452003, India 
KL University, Green Fields, Vaddeswaram, Guntur, Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh 522502, India 
Gayatri Vidya Parishad College of Engineering, Madhurawada, Kommadi, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh 530048, India 
Pearson Professional Centers-Pune MAH, 517, Fifth Floor, Tower 2, World Trade Center, Kharadi, Pune, Maharashtra 411014, India 
GATS, Office 1, Symphony 'C', Ashok Nagar, Range Hills Rd, Off PuneUniversity Rd, Pune, Maharashtra 411020, India 
Pearson Professional Centers-Surat GUJ, 703, 7th Floor, Swastik House, Nandi Park Society, Piplod, Surat, Gujarat 395007, India 
AURO University, Earthspace, Hazira Road, Opp ONGC, Next to Toyota, Bhatpore, Surat, Gujarat 394510, India 
Pearson Professional Centers-Mumbai, Building No.9, 1st Floor, Solitaire Corporate Park,167 Andheri, J B Nagar Link Rd, Chakala, Andheri(East), Mumbai, Maharashtra 400093, India 
K.P.B Hinduja college of commerce, 315, New Charni Rd, Opera House, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400004, India 
KIIT University, ICT Cell, KIIT Convention Center, Campus-6, KIIT University, Patia, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751024, India 
A1 Professional Assessment Center, A/709, Titanium City Centre, B/h IOC Petrol pump, 100 feet road, Near Shyamal Crossroads, Sattelite, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380015, India 
Pearson Professional Centers-Ahmedabad GUJ, 301, 3rd Floor, Block A, WESTGATE, Near YMCA Club, S.G.Road, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380054, India 
Infinity Academy, Amravati Complex, Circular Road, Lalpur, Ranchi, Jharkhand 834001, India 
Ansal Technical Campus, Sec - C, Pocket 9, Sushant Golf City, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226030, India 
Sakar Edutech Pvt. Ltd., 602/603, 6th Floor, Arcade Mall, C - Scheme, Malviya Marg, Opposite Airtel Office, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001, India 
M.S. ENGINEERING COLLEGE, Navarathna Agrahara, Sadahalli Post, Off. International Airport Road, Bangalore, Karnataka 562110, India 
GENCOR LEARNING SOLUTIONS PVT LTD., East of Dinkar Chowk, Stadium Road, Opp ASG Eye Hospital, Rajendra Nagar, Patna, Bihar 800016, India 
Pearson Professional Centers-Chennai, 6th Floor, Nelson Chambers, E, Block, 115, Nelson Manickam Road, Aminijikarai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600029, India 
Vellore Institute of Technology, Centre for Technical Support, Thiruvalam Road, Katpadi, Vellore, Tamil Nadu 632014, India 
Unisoft Technologies, Above Chef Bakers, 123/1, Shop No. 188, Next to McDonald's, ITPL Main Road, Kundalahalli, AECS Layout, Brookefield, Bangalore, Karnataka 560037, India
Pearson Professional Centers - Bangalore, #45, 3rd Floor, Trade Center, Dickenson Road, Next to Manipal Centre, Bangalore, Karnataka 560042, India 
Pearson Professional Centers-Bangalore 2 KAR, Prestige Atrium, Unit 101, Ground Floor, Central Street, Shivajinagar, Bangalore, Karnataka 560001, India 
ITM Business School, 11/D14, SIPCOT IT PARK, Rajiv Gandhi Salai (OMR) Siruseri, Pudupakkam Post, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 603103, India 
Ansal University, Golf Course Road, Sector - 55, Gurugram, Haryana 122003, India 
Pearson Professional Centers - Gurugram HAR, Second floor, Unit No. 214, Times Tower, M G Road, Gurugram, Haryana 122002, India


GMAT 2019 Admit Card

The admit card for GMAT is released by GMAC shortly after the candidate has registered for the exam. Steps to download the admit card:

1. Go to the official website of GMAC

2. Enter registration details

3. The admit card will appear on the screen

4. Download and take a printout of the admit card

Details mentioned on GMAT Admit Card:

1. Candidate’s Roll Number/Enrolment Number

2. Identification number of GMAT Test

3. Candidate’s Name and Address

4. Date of Birth

5. Father’s name

6. Examination centre

7. Examination date and time

E-Mail Alerts:

Candidates can also subscribe for e-mail alerts which notifies them about the release of the admit card.


GMAT 2019 Scorecard:

The results of the GMAT exam are available immediately after completion of the exam. The score that will appear will only be of Quant and Verbal. The final scorecard will be available for the candidates within three weeks of the entrance exam. Subscribed candidates will receive notification about their GMAT scorecard in their e-mail.  The GMAT score is valid for up to 5 years. Steps to check the score:

1. Go to the official website of GMAC 

2. Login to your GMAT account

3. The score link will be available

4.Download and take a print out of the scorecard


The total mark one can score in GMAT is 800. Securing above 700 can get you into a good B-School. GMAT score to percentile conversion:

GMAT ScorePercentileGMAT ScorePercentile
760 - 8009958055
7509856050
7409755045
7209553040
7009051035
6808541030
6608047025
6407545020
6207042015
6106538010
59060220 - 3801 - 10


GMAT Score for Top US MBA Institutes:
InstituteGMAT Score
Penn (Wharton)
730
 Harvard Business School
729
 Stanford GSB
737
Chicago (Booth)
730
Northwestern (Kellogg)
732
MIT (Sloan)
722
Dartmouth (Tuck)
722
Columbia
724
UC-Berkeley (Haas)
725
 Yale SOM
727

GMAT Score for Top Indian MBA Institute:
Institute GMAT Score
ISB Hyderabad and Mohali
709
IIM Ahmedabad
700
IIM Bangalore
709
XLRI Jamshedpur
700
SPJIMR
700
Great Lakes Institute of Management Chennai
600


How to Send GMAT Scores To B-Schools

There are 2 ways a candidate can send his/her GMAT score to their preferred B-School:

1. During Test Day:

While appearing in the GMAT test, the candidate has the option to choose 5 different B-School to send his/her unofficial score, which is free of cost. This score won't be sent to the institute without completing the college application form.

2. After Official Score:

After the official score of the GMAT is released, candidates can choose their preferred B-School to send their score, which will cost them $28 for each college.


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GMAT 2019 Eligibility

The candidates appearing for the GMAT 2019 entrance exam are required to look at the eligibility criteria first before registering for the exam. The authorities of the GMAT have set certain criteria for the entrance exam which the candidate must qualify to be eligible for the exam. The eligibility criteria are as follows.

Nationality:

As the exam is conducted worldwide, there is zero restriction regarding the nationality

Educational Qualification:

The candidate must have graduated with a bachelor's degree from a recognized institution. However, as per the different participating institutes, the education requirement varies for the candidates.

Age Barrier:

The candidate must be at least  18 years old to appear in the exam. However, if the age of the candidate is between 13 - 17 then the candidate should have the guardian's consent.

No of attempts available:

The candidates will be given the chance of reappearing for the exam 5 times a year.

Notes:

- If the candidate is retaking the exam, then he/she must wait for 16 days (minimum) before appearing for the exam again.

- If the candidate has secured a score of 800 in the last exam then he/she has to wait for at least 5 years for the next exam.


GMAT 2019 FAQs:

Q: When is the last date to apply for the GMAT 2019 entrance exam?

A: As the GMAT entrance exam is available throughout the year, there is no date barrier for the registration process.


Q: Can I cancel my registration within 7 days from the exam? What is the processing charge?

A: Yes. The candidates can cancel their registration for the exam within 7 days from the entrance exam. For the processing fee details check out the Application Form tab above.


Q: What is the validity of the GMAT score?

A: The GMAT score is valid for a span of 5 years.


Q: What is the age limit to apply for GMAT?

A: There is no upper age limit to apply for GMAT. But the candidate needs to be 18 or above to apply. Candidates of age 13 - 17 can also give GMAT with the consent of the legal guardian.


Q: How many times one can take the GMAT test?

A: A candidate can take the GMAT test for a maximum of 5 times in a year.


Q: How do I send my GMAT score to the institutes?

A: There are 2 ways a candidate can send his/her GMAT score to their preferred B-School:

1. During Test Day:

While appearing in the GMAT test, the candidate has the option to choose 5 different B-School to send his/her unofficial score, which is free of cost. This score won't be sent to the institute without completing the college application form.

2. After Official Score:

After the official score of the GMAT is released, candidates can choose their preferred B-School to send their score, which will cost them $28 for each college.


Q: What is the cost to take the GMAT test?

A: The cost to take GMAT is US $250. The cancellation fee of GMAT is $80 and to reschedule the GMAT will required an additional $250.





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