GMAT: Graduate Management Admission Tests

The GMAT is a computer based test, in mathematics and the English language for measuring aptitude to succeed academically in the study of business and management. Most German business schools want applicants to have a GMAT score in order to evaluate their qualifications for advanced study in business and management. The GMAT is conducted entirely in English.

In general, GMAT Score is helpful in placing application for
  • MBA Programmes
  • Masters Programmes, and
  • PhD Programmes
More than 2100 business schools across the globe accept GMAT as a measure of B-School success. On the basis of GMAT Score you can apply to more than 6000 programmes across 114 countries. Though originated in USA, GMAT has gained global recognition. There are more than 600 GMAT Test Centers around the globe. The test is administered by Pearson Vue.

GMAT Exam Pattern

GMAT is a 3 hour 30 minute Computer Adaptive Test. The test has four sections:

1. Analytical Writing Assessment—measures your ability to think critically and to communicate your ideas

2. Integrated Reasoning—measures your ability to analyze data and evaluate information presented in multiple formats

3. Quantitative Reasoning—measures your ability to analyze data and draw conclusions using reasoning skills

4. Verbal Reasoning—measures your ability to read and understand written material, to evaluate arguments and to correct written material to conform to standard written English

GMAT  Exam Structure

Test Section: Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA)
  • Time Limit: 30 Minutes
  • No. of Questions: 1
  • Questions Type: Analysis of an argument
  • Score Range: 0-6 (in o.5 points increments)
Test Section: Integrated Reasoning (IR)
  • Time Limit: 30 Minutes
  • No. of Questions: 12
  • Questions Type: Graphics Interpretation, Table Analysis, Multi Score Reasonin, Two-part Analysis
  • Score Range: 1 to 8 (in 1 point increments)
Test Section: Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
  • Time Limit: 62 minutes
  • No. of Questions: 31
  • Questions Type: Data Sufficiency, Problem Solving
  • Score Range: 6-51 (in 1 point increments)
Test Section: Verbal Reasoning (VR)
  • Time Limit: 65 minutes
  • No. of Questions: 36
  • Questions Type: Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, Sentence Correction
  • Score Range: 6-51 (in 1 point increments)

GMAT Score Validity

GMAT Score is valid for a period of 5 years. However, you can retake the test and send best score to B-Schools.

GMAT Score Report

After completing GMAT Examination you will see Four of Your Five Scores Quantitative, Verbal, Integrated Reasoning and Total Scores (score based on the Quantitative and Verbal sections). You have to think quickly what are the scores you want to report. Only 2 minutes time will be given for this. Within 2 minutes you will have to either accept or cancel the score. In case of no actions your scores will automatically cancelled. If you accept score report you will receive in print unofficial score report before leaving the test center. The unofficial report includes your Quantitative, Verbal, Integrated Reasoning, and Total scores.

You can make use of unofficial score report in deciding upon
  • If you are a competitive applicant to the schools of your choice
  • Whether you want to retake the exam
The GMAT Official Score Report will be send to you by email within 3 weeks from the date of GMAT administration. The official score report will showcase score in individual section as well as overall GMAT Score and GMAT Percentile Score.

GMAT Registration

Online Registration for GMAT is simple and easy. Simply create your account. It’s a 6 step process process
  • Create your account
  • Chose a test date
  • Chose a test center
  • Fill the application form
  • Pay fees online
  • Submit your application
  • On successful submission of application you will be registered to take the GMAT exam

Register for the GMAT Exam

So you can get preferred date and test center of your choice, the GMAC expect you register early. GMAT Registration is a simple procedure
  • Sign Up with MBA.Com
  • Find GMAT test dates and a test center near to you.
  • Fill online application form.
  • Pay registration fees and
  • Submit Online GMAT Application
Apply Online for GMAT for MBA and Business Masters, go to registration page

GMAT Test Center and GMAT Test Dates

GMAT is administered by Pearson Vue across 114 countries. Find a GMAT Test Center near you. And schedule a GMAT Test Date at the time of writing GMAT application.

GMAT Preparation

GMAT is a highly competitive examination. B-Schools look for candidates with strong GMAT Score. Admission Officers around the globe counts on GMAT to decide whether an applicant can make a successful business professional. The test measures the level of skills you have acquired from the past academic work and whether you would be able to complete a business degree successfully. Thousands of college graduates apply for GMAT on every test date. Whether you know all but systematic preparation is key for GMAT success. Even a percentile lag of 1 or below may hamper your chances of admission in B-School of your choice.

To help you in GMAT preparation the GMAC has designed exam prep a free GMAT Prep Kit. Get access, log on to

List of Schools Accepting GMAT Score

More than 2100 business schools across worldwide accept GMAT as a measure of B-School success. To find your preferred school use GMAT School Search Service
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