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GMAT - Exam Dates, Pattern, Registration, Syllabus, Eligibility

  • Jun 19th, 2017

GMAT or Graduate Management Aptitude Test is conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). GMAT scores are regarded as a reliable predictor of a candidate’s success. GMAT is a popular exam to study MBA abroad from top B- schools. GMAT scores are also accepted by many top MBA colleges in India as well. GMAT is an online computer based test and usually a high score is suitable for admission to a good MBA college abroad or a top- ranked MBA college in India. GMAT scores range from 200- 800. A high GMAT score is usually above 700. About two- third of GMAT test takers score between 400- 600. This is average GMAT score. Competitive GMAT score ranges between 650- 700. A good GMAT score can help prospective MBA students get financial aid. However, GMAT is just one factor in the evaluation of prospective MBA abroad applicants. The GMAT exam pattern has four sections: Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA), Quantitative, Verbal and Integrated Reasoning. Low GMAT score can be offset with a high GPA and good work experience, extracurricular track record and academic excellence.

GMAT scores are accepted by 2,100 universities and institutions offering more than 5,900 programs. GMAT is conducted throughout the year and a candidate can choose the center and date of the GMAT exam. GMAT Result is out on the same day. GMAT score is valid for a period of 5 years.

About GMAT Examination

GMAT
  • It is the generally accepted scorecard for B-Schools around the world.
  • The score card is accepted at 2,100 universities and institutions, which offer more than 5,900 programs.
  • GMAT stands for Graduate Management Aptitude Test which is conducted by Graduate Management Admission Council.
  • GMAT India is conducted throughout the year and one can register at a test center of your convenience. 
  • Official Website of CAT Examination: http://www.mba.com/india
  • For GMAT Hand-book visit the link: GMAT Hand-Book

Important Dates

Exam Elements Duration
Time between two GMATs 16 Days
Number of GMAT attempts allowed in a year Five
Number of GMAT attempts in a lifetime Eight
  • There is no such prescribed date for the GMAT exam.
  • The scores of GMAT will be valid for 5 years.
  • When you are registering for GMAT exam, you will be given a calendar where you can see the available test dates at your chosen test center. You have to select the test date which will suit you the best. You will get the result on the very same day.    

Candidates Applied in India

Exams Taken TY2011 TY2012 TY2013 TY2014 TY2015 Scores Sent MBA Non-MBA Master’s Doctoral /Other
Total 25,394 30,213 25,268 28,325 29,042 109,019 85.80% 12.30% 1.90%
Men 19,137 22,401 18,618 20,554 20,730 78,180 87.20% 11.00% 1.70%
Women 6,257 7,812 6,650 7,771 8,312 30,839 82.20% 15.40% 2.40%
Mean Age 26.6 26.4 26.3 26.1 26.1 26 26.2 24.2 29.4
Mean Total Score 581 582 577 576 578 606 609 581 606

Form Fee (Paid Online)
USD $250 (around Rs.16,500)

Eligiblity Criteria

  • Candidate should have a relevant bachelor’s degree from a recognized University.
  • Candidate must have the minimum age of 18 years.
  • Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply. However, it may be noted that such candidates, if selected, will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if they submit a certificate from the Principal / Registrar of their University/institution(issued on or before the date as stipulated by the respective B-School) stating that they have completed all the requirements for obtaining the Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate.

GMAT Test Format 2017:

1.     The difficulty level of the GMAT test depends on the candidate’s responses to the questions. So, the next question in the test will be harder if your estimated score is higher and you were able to correctly answer most of the previous questions. However, the next question will be easier if your estimated score is less.

2.    The final score in the GMAT test pattern depends on the difficulty level of questions that the student had attempted.

3.    Correct answers to difficult questions will result in higher scores while correct responses to easier questions will result in lower scores.

Exam format
Computer based

Test Subjects

  • Analytical Writing Assessment
  • Integrated Reasoning
  • Verbal
  • Quantitative Reasoning

Exam Pattern & Syllabus

The exam pattern of GMAT is both subjective as well as objective with 90 questions from three areas to be solved within 3.5 hours.

Test Centers

The GMAT exam is offered on demand and year-round at the following 31 cities in India through 35 test centres.

Ahmedabad Noida Jaipur Nagpur
Bangalore Patiala Kolkata New Delhi
Bhubaneswar Patna Lucknow Vijayawada
Chennai Pilani Manipal Trivandrum
Cochin Pune Mohali Vellore
Coimbatore Ranchi Mumbai Vishakhapatnam
Dehradun Tiruchirappalli Mysore Gurgaon
Guwahati Hyderabad Indore  

Top Colleges In India

  • IIMs
  • S. P Jain Institute of Management Research, Mumbai
  • Indian school of business, Hyderabad
  • IMI, Delhi
  • Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai
List of colleges in India accepting GMAT Scorecard
Acharya Group of Institutes
Acharya Institute of Management and Sciences, AIMS School of Business
Adani Institute of Infrastructure Management
Administrative Staff College of India
Aegis School of Business and Telecommunication
Alliance University, Alliance School of Business
Amity Business School
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, Amrita School of Business
Apeejay Education Society
Apeejay Stya University, School of Management Sciences
Asia Graduate School of Business
Asia Pacific Institute of Management
Asian School of Business Management (ASBM)
B.S. Abdur Rahman Institute of Science and Technology, Crescent School of Business
Bangalore Institute of International Management, B I I M
Bangalore Institute of Management Studies (BIMS)
Bennett University, School of Management
Birla Institute of Management Technology
BITS Pilani
BML Munjal University, School of Management
Centre for Management
Development Management Institute
Disha Education Society, Disha Institute of Management and Technology
Disha Education Society, Disha School of Management
Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India
Europe Asia Business School
Foundation for Liberal and Management Education, FLAME School of Business
Foundation for Organisational Research and Education (FORE)
Galgotias Business School
Ganpat University, S. K. Patel College of Pharmaceutical Education & Research
GITAM University, GITAM School of International Business
Goa Institute of Management
Great Lakes Institute of Management
Grow Talent Company Limited, School of Inspired Leadership
ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad
ICFAI Business School, Mumbai
IFIM Business School
IIKM Business School
IILM Graduate School of Management
IILM Institute for Higher Education
IIMT School of Management, Business School
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
Indian Institute of Management Indore
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
Indian Institute of Management Lucknow
Indian Institute of Management Raipur
Indian Institute of Management Ranchi, IIM Ranchi
Indian Institute of Management Rohtak
Indian Institute of Management Shillong
Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli
Indian Institute of Management Udaipur, Business School
Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management
Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
Indian Institute of Tourism & Travel Management
Indian School of Business
Indian School of Business and Finance
Indus Business Academy, IBA, Bangalore
Institute for Financial Management and Research, IFMR
Institute for Technology and Management, ITM Business School
Institute for Technology and Management, ITM Global Leadership Center
Institute of Management Development and Research
Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad
Institute of Management Technology, Hyderabad
Institute of Management Technology, Nagpur
International Management Institute Kolkata
International Management Institute of India, Bhubaneswar
International Management Institute of India, New Delhi
International School of Management Excellence
ISBR Business School
JK Lakshmipat University, Institute of Management
JRE Group of Institutions, JRE School of Management
K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research
Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, School of Management
Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies
Lovely Professional University, Department of Management
Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT), School of Telecom Management
Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur
Management Development Institute
Manipal University Jaipur, TAPMI School of Business
MCI Management Center Innsbruck
MISB Bocconi
Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad
Mysore Royal Academy, MYRA School of Business
National Institute of Fashion Technology
National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE)
National Institute of Securities Markets, School for Securities Education
National Institute of Technology Karnataka, DASA
National Institute of Technology Srinagar, DASA
National Management School, National Schools of Business and Management Private Limited
NIIT University
NMIMS University, School of Business Management
NorthCap University, Center for Leadership
O.P. Jindal Global University, Jindal Global Business School
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU), School of Petroleum Management (SPM)
Praxis Business School
Prin. L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research
PSG College of Technology, PSG Institute of Management
Pune Institute of Business Management
Punjab Technical University, Aryans Business School
Punjab Technical University, Aryans School of Management
Rajalakshmi School of Business
RIMT University, School of Management Studies
S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research
Sadhana Centre for Management & Leadership Development, SCMLD
SDM Institute for Management Development
SelaQui Academy of Higher Education
Seshadripuram Institute of Management Studies
Sharda University, School of Business Studies
Shiv Nadar University
Shoolini University, Faculty of Management Sciences & Liberal Arts
Shri Ram Murti Smarak College of Engineering & Technology, Faculty of Management Science
Sir Padampat Singhania University, School of Management
Siva Sivani Institute of Management
Spicer Memorial College
SRM University, Faculty of Management
St. Mary's Educational Society, South State Business School
Sunstone Business School
T. A. Pai Management Institute
TASMAC
Tata Institute of Social Sciences
TERI University, TERI School of Advanced Studies
Universal Business School
University of Delhi, Faculty of Management Studies
UPES, College of Management and Economics Studies
Vanguard Business School
Veltech Dr RR & Dr SR Technical University, Vel Tech Business School
VIT University, VIT Business School
Vivekananda Institute of Management Studies
Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, Delhi School of Business
Woxsen School of Business
Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar
XLRI Jamshedpur

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