Graduate Management Admission Test

Administered by:

GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council)

Required for:

Students who want to pursue PG Degree/ Masters in Business Administration Entrance exam in USA primarily. However there are some Premier Ivy League universities in UK that may also require GMAT to be taken as a qualifying exam.

Website:

www.gmac.com , or www.mba.com

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Validity:

The score is generally valid for 5 years.

Reporting:

The score is sent to 5 universities by GMAC free of cost at the time of exam. GMAC charges additionally for scores sent to universities later.

Registration:

Online, Phone, Mail, Fax.

Fees:

$250

Forms:

Forms are available at USEFI (U.S. Education Foundation in India) or they can be downloaded from the website.

Requirements for Phone / Fax Registration:

Name as in the Passport, Address, Credit Card Number, Name of the Cardholder, Expiry date of the card. (The card has to be an International Card).

Passport is the identification document for students of India

Centres:

Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Trivandrum.

Confirmation:

A registration no. is given as terms of confirmation.

Rescheduling:

Has to be changed completely due to the 7 full calendar days and within 7 days clause.
1). Intimation is to be given to GMAC 7 days prior to the examination date
2). Appointments rescheduled at least 7 full calendar days before the original appointment will incur an additional fee of $50
3). Appointments rescheduled within 7 calendar days of the original appointment will be charged $250, which means that the original testing fee will be forfeited
4). The rescheduling fee is subject to change without notice

Cancellation:

Has to be changed completely due to the 7 full calendar days and within 7 days clause.
1). Intimation is to be given to GMAC 7 days prior to the examination date. If you cancel your test appointment atleast 7 full calendar days in advance of the date and time of your appointment, you will receive a partial refund of US$ 80
2). If you cancel your appointment within seven full calendar days of your scheduled test date and time, the entire registration fee will be forfeited
3). The cancellation refund is subject to change without notice

Mode:

The GMAT test is a computer adaptive test (CAT).

Number of tests:

Only 1 test can be given in a calender month and no more than 5 times in a year.

Score:

Total score is out of 800 (Quantitative & Verbal) and Analytical Writing Assessment (Essays) is scaled from 0 – 6.
All the scores and dates are sent to the universities if the test is taken more than once.
Scores can be cancelled before coming out of the test.

Format of GMAT
Section Questions Time(min.)
Analytical Writing Assessment
Essay (Argument)
Essay (Issue)
1 Topic
1 Topic
30
30
Rest Break
Quantitative Reasoning
Problem Solving & Data Sufficiency
37 Question 75
Rest Break
Verbal
Sentence Correction
Comprehensive & critical Reasoning
41 Question 75
Total (4 Hours approx)

Benefits of a High GMAT Score:

A high score will increase the chances of admission in top Business Schools

Visa Officers also give weightage to high GMAT scores while considering Visa applications

Chances of getting Scholarships / Financial Aid are bright with a high GMAT score