Graduate Management Admission Test

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. GMAT is also accepted by IIMs, ISB and Some other colleges for their executive MBA programs.

Website:

www.gmac.com or www.mba.com

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.

Mode:

GRE test is a Computer-delivered Test in India

Registration:

Online, Phone, Mail, Fax.

Address:

Prometric Testing Private Limited
2nd Floor, DLF Infinity Tower – A,
Sector 25, Phase II,
DLF City Gurgaon,
HARYANA – 122 002.
Phone No. 0124-4517145, 0124 – 4147700
Fax: 0124-4147773

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).

Phone:

Centres:

Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Indore, Gurgaon, Noida, Manipal, Pilani, Mysore, Coimbatore, Trichy, Bhubaneshwar, Ranchi, Jaipur, Lucknow, Pune, Patna, Vellore, Nagpur, Vijayawada, Vizag, 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.

  • Intimation is to be given to GMAC 7 days prior to the examination date
  • Appointments rescheduled at least 7 full calendar days before the original appointment will incur an additional fee of $50
  • Appointments rescheduled within 7 calendar days of the original appointment will be charged $250, which means that the original testing fee will be forfeited
  • 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.

  • 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
  • If you cancel your appointment within seven full calendar days of your scheduled test date and time, the entire registration fee will be forfeited
  • The cancellation refund is subject to change without notice
  • 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.

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 Integrated Reasoning (0 – 12), 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.

The Four Sections of the GMAT exam – Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, and Verbal.

GMAT Test Section

# of Questions

Question Types

Timing

Analytical Writing Assessment 1 Topic Analysis of Argument 30 Minutes
Integrated Reasoning 12 Questions Multi-Source Reasoning
Graphics Interpretation
Two-Part Analysis
Table Analysis
30 Minutes
Quantitative 37 Questions Data Sufficiency
Problem Solving
75 Minutes
Verbal 41 Questions Reading Comprehension
Critical Reasoning
Sentence Correction
75 Minutes
Total Exam Time 3hrs, 30 minutes

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