The GMAT exam is a computer-adaptive test that assesses the candidates’ analytical writing, quantitative, verbal and reading skills in standard written English. The cost of giving the GMAT Exam is US $250. This test is taken to get admission into a graduate management program, such as MBA and Masters in Finance related courses in top business schools across the world.
In this article, we will inform you about each and every aspect related to GMAT covering GAMT Registration to GMAT Exam Structure and more:
The exam is of 3 hours and 30 minutes including test instructions and breaks.
Why take the GMAT Exam?
It is the most widely accepted exam for MBA admissions worldwide. No other exam has as wide acceptability as GMAT, as per the GMAC, globally 9 out of 10 MBA enrollments are made through GMAT Score. Further, 2,300 + schools accept GMAT Scores for giving admission. Also, there are 650 testing centers in 114 countries that administer the GMAT Exam.
Mode of Exam - Computer-based adaptive test
Exam Fees - US $250 (INR 17,700 approx)
Score Range - Min 200, Max 800
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As such, there is no set eligibility criteria set by GMAC, the body conducting GMAT for appearing for the GMAT exam. However, one should always meet the eligibility criteria set by the university/college one aspires to get into after giving the GMAT.
The candidate must have completed 18 years of age
There is no upper age limit of the candidate
If the candidate is between 13 to 17 years old, they should have permission in writing from their parents or legal guardian
GMAC has not announced any official statement regarding qualification required to appear for GMAT
Candidates who wish to enroll for an MBA programme should possess a graduate degree in any discipline from a recognized university
How to Register for GMAT?
According to GMAC, you can register for the GMAT exam 6 months before the Graduate Management Admission Test date or latest by 24 hours before the GMAT exam date, however, the slot is not available at the last moment. Therefore, it is suggested to book your preferred slot well before the planned exam date.
Ways to register for GMAT:
There are six steps to register for the GMAT Exam and also different steps to schedule the GMAT exam. You can read the complete steps to register for the GMAT exams..
GMAT Exam Dates
There are no fixed official GMAT dates, you can choose any date according to your convenience and availability. In case you need to retake the GMAT exam you can do so after 16 days. You can take or retake the GMAT exam after every 16 days. You can appear for the exam a maximum of five times a year. Ideally, candidates are recommended to register themselves two to three months before the exam date. If you register online or by phone, you can get yourself registered as late as 24 hours before the exam date. But it is safer to stick to early registration as you will then have a set schedule to prepare for the exam accordingly. Even the coaching institutes recommend you to register at the earliest available date so that you have a wide window of time to prepare.
Exam Pattern for GMAT
Syllabus of GMAT Exam
GMAT is a three and a half hours test with a maximum score of 800 points. The GMAT test the candidate's’ abilities on various parameters. Further, the GMAT exam has four sections:
Analytical Writing Assessment—measures candidates ability to think critically and to communicate their ideas
Integrated Reasoning—measures candidates ability to analyze data and evaluate information presented in multiple formats
Quantitative Reasoning—measures aspirants ability to analyze data and draw conclusions using reasoning skills
Verbal Reasoning—measures the ability of the candidates to read and understand written material, to evaluate arguments and to correct written material to conform to standard written English
Candidates should understand their GMAT Scores and GMAT Score Report. Candidates should also understand various aspects of the GMAT Scores.
When is GMAT result available?
The candidates receive almost the entire GMAT Score Report just after finishing the GMAT test except for the AWA Score. The candidate will have the option of accepting it or rejecting it. In the case of accepting the result, the candidate and the institutes of choice can view the result; but if the candidate declines the result none of the parties will be able to view the result of GMAT. Once the exam is over, candidates can download the non-official GMAT result. Finally, the candidates receive the complete GMAT Score Report within 20 days of giving the test including the AWA Score.
How is GMAT Score calculated?
Each of your five GMAT Scores i.e. 4 GMAT sections and the total score is reported on a fixed scale. These are your official scores that appear on your GMAT Score Report. Your selected score recipients will receive these scores. Always remember, that the GMAT Total Score Report includes Verbal and Quantitative scores and does not include any other section into account.
The GMAT Score Report comprises of these elements:
Your Quantitative Score (0 – 60), with percentile
Your Verbal Score (0 – 60), with percentile
Your Total GMAT Score (200 – 800), with percentile
AWA Score (half-integers from 0 to 6), with percentile
Integrated Reasoning score (integer from 1 to 8)
GMAT Score Range
Here are the minimum and maximum score range of each section, along with a mean average:
Analytical Writing Assessment
Score Range - 0-6, Mean Score - 4.5
Score Range - 1-8, Mean Score - 4
Score Range - 0-60, Mean Score - 27
Score Range - 0-60, Mean Score - 38
Score Range - 200-800, Mean Score - 548
Validity of GMAT Score
Candidates should note that GMAT scores are valid for a period of 5 years. Hence, candidates should check the application deadlines of various universities and schedule their GMAT exam accordingly.
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