The Graduate Management Admission Test is a computer based test contemplated to assess certain reading skills, verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, like MBA. The GMAT does not determine trade knowledge or skill, nor does it measure agility. According to the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the GMAT assesses elucidative writing and problem-solving competencies, while also marking data sufficiency, logic, and critical reasoning expertise that it consider to be indispensable to real-world business and management success. Graduate Management Admission Council registered the trademark GMAT under it. More than 2000 universities and institutions around the globe offering 5900+ courses use the GMAT exam as part of the admission criteria for their programs. B-schools use the test as a criterion for admission into a wide range of graduate or diploma management programs, such as Master of International Business, Masters of Financial Reporting and Master of Accountancy programs. 112 countries administer and have standardized test centers to conduct the GMAT exam. According to GMAC enumeration, it has unceasingly performed validity studies to statistically verify that the exam predicts success in business school programs. In the Kaplan Test Prep survey, the GMAT is still elite option for MBA aspirants even though the increasing acceptability of GRE scores.
|GMAT Test Section
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|Analytical Writing Assessment
||Analysis of Argument
|Total Exam Time
||3hrs, 30 minutes
Fees for the GMAT ®
When cancelling online more than seven full days prior to the date and time of your exam, you will receive a refund of US $80. If you cancel by phone, you will see a credit of US $80 credit on your account but also a service charge of US $10.
If you cancel your exam less than seven full days prior to your exam date and time, you are not eligible for a refund. If you cancel the exam by phone, you may be asked for a US $10 service fee.
If you miss your scheduled exam time for any reason, your registration fee will be forfeited.
It is one of the various criteria that the admission council looks at. However, a good GMAT® score does improve chances of admission.
You can register online or by phone or by mail. The detailed information about registering for the GMAT®
can be found at www.mba.com
Most of the Universities take the best score. However, it is best to confirm the same from a particular university before applying.
Yes, you can apply to the universities based on your provisional scorecard that you receive on the day of the test. But only if the university waives the requirement and as long as you are able to send the official score once it is out.
Rescheduling more than 7 days prior to the original test date will cost you an additional USD 50. Rescheduling within 7 days of the original test date will cost you an additional USD 250.
You will get an unofficial score report with Verbal, Quantitative, Integrated Reasoning and Total scores immediately after your exam. You will receive an email with a URL to access your score report within 20 days of your exam. This email will contain a link with instructions to access your Official Score Report online. You may then view, download, or print your Official Score Report.
Online scores are not available through mba.com. Refer to the e-mail that contained a URL unique to your results within 20 calendar days of testing. This email will contain a link with instructions to access your Official Score Report online.
Official Score Reports include all GMAT exams you’ve taken within the past five years. If you have taken the exam and canceled your scores, your report will note that scores are unreportable.
GMAT® can be taken unlimited number of times with a gap of a minimum of 31 16 calendar days between 2 tests. However, one can give the test only 5 times in a calendar year. (It is highly advisable not to appear for GMAT® too many times as it may affect the applicant’s candidature).
Additional score reports can be ordered online for a fee.
GMAT® scores are valid for five years, and are available for reporting for up to 10 years.
When you complete your exam, you will be shown your unofficial GMAT scores (Verbal, Quantitative, Integrated Reasoning, and Total). You will be given two minutes to decide whether to cancel or accept your score.
To reinstate a canceled score, call the customer service number for your region. There is a US$100 fee to reinstate your score. Reinstatement must be requested within 60 days.
You have 60 days from the day of your exam to reinstate your score.
No. Once you accept your scores, they will appear on your Official Score Report for five years (this is the current availability for all reported GMAT® scores), and there are no exceptions due to technical limitations and policy restrictions. This has not changed.
On the day you take the GMAT® exam, but before you begin, you may select up to five (5) GMAT® accepting programs to receive your Official Score Report. If you did not select any GMAT programs to receive your scores on the day of your exam, or if you would like to send your scores to more than the five (5) programs you selected on your test day, you may order Additional Score Reports to be sent to schools online, by phone, by fax, or by mail for a fee.
At the test center before you take the test, you can select up to five programs to receive your score reports at no additional charge. If you reinstate your scores, they will be sent to the schools that you selected right before you took the test. Any score reports ordered after test day require a US $28 fee for each report.
Your scores will be available to you within five to 20 days. In most cases, the scores will be available within five to seven days, but we may need up to 20 days to fully process your request, as we would if you accepted your scores on test day.
Score Reports, which include copies of essays and a digital photograph if a designated graduate management program has elected to receive them, are released only at your specific request—either when you take the test or when you request an Additional Score Report (ASR).