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GMAT 2021: Fees, Dates, Registration, Pattern, Books, Score, Preparation Tips, Sample Papers

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Sayantani Barman

Study Abroad Expert | Updated On - Apr 19, 2021

GMAT is a computer adaptive test taken to pursue management studies abroad. Due to the pandemic, the candidates can avail the GMAT exam either at the test center or online. Candidates need to login to to complete GMAT Registration. There are four sections in GMAT exam pattern – Verbal reasoning, Quantitative reasoning, Integrated reasoning, and Analytical Writing (optional) offering MCQs. The duration of the GMAT is 2 hours and 45 minutes excluding the analytical writing section. One can take GMAT by paying a GMAT fee of $250 (INR.18,366). The number of questions in these three sections is 79 and the analytical writing section contains only 1 descriptive question. 

As GMAT test centers were closed during COVID 19, GMAT Online was launched, so that the candidates can take the test from home. Till May 19 2021, candidates can register through GMAT online. Top business schools accept the score of online GMAT. Applicants fail to understand the right time to take GMAT. Taking the exam is dependent on the application deadline of the desired business school. Skilful performance in 3hrs 30 minutes determines the future scope of the applicant.

GMAT Latest Updates

GMAT Official Guide 2021

Every year, GMAC released an edited version of GMAT official guide 2021 for the aspirants. GMAT official guide 2021 retained all questions of 2020 and added few more new questions for practice. 

  • For GMAT Quantitative section there are 262 questions where 32 new questions are added 
  • For the Data Sufficiency section, there are 502 questions where 10 new questions are added
  • 163 Flashcards 
  • For GMAT Verbal there are 50 new questions added where 31 and 19 new questions are added in Sentence Correction and Critical Reasoning respectively. 

Official GMAT Podcast

GMAC launched official GMAT podcasts for the aspirants to access intricate details of the exam. GMAT podcast comprises different topics as the following 

In the Episode 1 podcast, Matt Hazenbush interviewed Pam Brown, the Director of Product Management at GMAC. She gave an overview of the 8 week GMAT study plan and asked to focus on the essentials. The plan started with getting accustomed to the GMAT exam pattern and question types. It goes on to practice from the official GMAT practice papers and consulting the GMAT Official Guide.

In the Episode 2 podcast, Eric Chambers interviewed Vineet Chhabra, the Senior Director of Product Management at GMAC about the differences in GMAT online and test centre methods. He has clearly stated how the online GMAT exam is a product of a pandemic without any AWA section. 

In Episode 3 podcast, Matt Hazenbush interviewed Pam Brown, the director of Product Management at GMAC. The discussion is mostly about candidates who are looking for more challenging preparation materials. Pam has mentioned the GMAT Official Advanced Questions that comprises around 300 questions that are more challenging.

In Episode 4 podcast, the senior director at GMAC, Vineet Chhabra talked about the 10 most common myths that GMAT aspirants are concerned about. It is important for candidates to know about these myths before
commencing GMAT preparation.

Change in GMAT Question Pattern 2021

  • Pure Reasoning questions in GMAT Quant Section 
  • Conversion Questions (like Miles to Kms) 
  • Set Questions (where terms like both or neither are used in GMAT quant to depict the specific group of people) 
  • Geometry questions in GMAT Data Sufficiency sections (like coordinate geometry) 

Unlike other official guides from previous years, GMAT Official Guide 2021 has removed the diagnostic test series and provided the users with a code to access 174 questions in the online question bank for practice. For Online Exclusive, the GMAT official guide added 100 questions. GMAT Official Guide 2021 series has 998 questions totally. 

 Check GMAT Quant Books

The cost of the GMAT Online is $200, which is $50 less than the previous cost. Due to this epidemic outbreak, GMAT testing has been suspended in many locations due to safety issues. GMAC announced candidates can schedule GMAT both online or at test center as per convenience. Aspirants can book the test before 24 hours only as per the slot availability. Aspirants can also take exams at the nearby test centers only if it is safe. To request disability accommodations, candidates must wait for the authority to approve the accommodations before scheduling the date.  

 Latest:   Registration for GMAT Online

Data Surveyed by KAPLAN that since 2014, organizations prefer professionals with GMAT score increased by 44%. GMAC decides for the interim GMAT exam to take control of this epidemic situation. Geoffrey Basye, spokesperson of GMAC told that this interim GMAT will manage the integrity of the exam remotely.

 Latest: COVID 19 Live Updates for GMAT

Why Apply for GMAT?

Why Apply for GMAT?

GMAT is known to be the best predictor of success in management programs globally. Your exam is guarded against bias and you can take it whenever you are ready.

GMAT Examinee Number Gloabal vs Indian

As per the graph, in the last 3 years, the number of examinees of GMAT has gone through a fall if we look from a global perspective. But in India, the number of candidates increased by 3000. In the global base, the number of male, as well as female candidates, decreased in the last 3 years. But in India, the number of female candidates increased and it is highest in the last 3 years. Most candidates enrolling for MBA programs across the world is above or around 28 years. Few other aspects of applying GMAT are as follows

  • Return on Investment (ROI) is quite higher after the candidates pursue MBA from abroad 
  • With a large diversity in the class profiles, an MBA aspirant will come across people across industries 
  • After graduating from any top business schools, candidates will get numerous career opportunities to choose 

Personalized Program Recommendation By GMAT Score

For GMAT test-takers, a unique service of My Recommendations is available. Through this service, a detailed list of the top 10 recommended business schools is provided to the test-taker according to profile, GMAT scores and interests. By sending the score report to the business school, candidates can compare GMAT score with other available scores at those same recommended business schools. On the basis of that recommendation, candidates receive a GMAT competitive rating on the basis of 

  • Excellent 
  • Above Average 
  • Average 
  • Low

With the help of this competitive rating, candidates can make an informed decision for any program at the recommended business school. 

Which one is easier GMAT or GRE?

If you are someone competent in the quant section then opt for the GMAT exam rather than GRE. Logic problems are found more in GMAT, whereas geometry questions are noticed more in GRE. 

Also Check:  GMAT vs GRE: Which one is easier?

What is the purpose of an MBA from Abroad?

People invest in pursuing an MBA from the top business schools in the world. Before applying to a particular business school, one must know about the return on an investment after completion of the program. Each year Financial Times calculates ROI for the world’s top 100 business schools and its value for money rank. ROI is not only dependent on the amount invested and salary earned after graduating but also on the other accumulative costs, fees, course length, salary earned by the alumni, and other aspects.

School name Money Value Rank in 2020
University of Florida: Warrington 1 34
Pennsylvania State University: Smeal 2 59
Durham University Business School 3 62
Shanghai University of Finance and Economics: College of Business 4 47
Brigham Young University: Marriott 5 83
University of Cambridge: Judge 6 19
Melbourne Business School 7 80
Insead 8 4
Mannheim Business School 9 71
Texas A & M University: Mays 10 86
HEC Paris 11 9
ESMT Berlin 12 81
Shanghai Jiao Tong University: Antai 13 37
University of Oxford: Saïd 14 21
University of St Gallen 15 68
Warwick Business School 16 43
University College Dublin: Smurfit 17 99
University of Georgia: Terry 18 100
IMD Business School 19 25
University of Connecticut School of Business 20 77
Renmin University of China Business School (RMBS) 21 38
SDA Bocconi School of Management 22 29
University of Texas at Dallas: Jindal 23 81
National University of Singapore Business School 24 15
WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management 25 64

How Will I Fund My MBA Abroad?

It is a big worry for the candidates who plan to pursue MBA from abroad. There are few ways to finance an MBA

  • Without any collateral, many financial service providers provide loans to Indian students who aim to pursue MBA abroad. These fintech companies follow algorithms to make predictions of repaying back the loan.
  • Banks provide collateral-based education loans. Either parents or any relative will act as a “guarantee” to sanction a loan from the bank in the alternative of keeping assets like property, fixed deposits, government bonds, provident funds etc.
  • Very few need-based and merit-based scholarships are also available. These scholarships are offered based on your GMAT score and academic profile.

Check GMAT Scholarships

GMAT Exam Pattern

GMAT Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2021

The GMAT Syllabus comprises topics from Quant, verbal, integrated reasoning, and analytical writing. This detailed GMAT syllabus pattern will help the candidates to plan for preparation. Four sections of GMAT 2021 are as follows:

Analytical Writing Assessment: In this AWA section, how well a test taker communicates and thinks critically has been measured

Integrated Reasoning: The GMAT IR section tests how well a test taker analyzes a plethora of data to evaluate information represented in multiple formats

Quantitative Reasoning: GMAT Quant section measures how well a test taker comes to conclusions using analytical skills and reasoning

Verbal Reasoning: GMAT Verbal measures how well a candidate reads and understands the written material and evaluates arguments out of it

GMAT Exam Pattern
GMAT Registration

GMAT Registration 2021

Applicants can complete GMAT Registration 2021 at any time of the year. The best time to take the GMAT is a year before seeking admission in the B-school. Test takers should register for the preferred date as per preparation status. It is advisable not to book slots at the last moment. Candidates can book the exam dates for GMAT after checking the available slots. 

How to Register for GMAT

Candidates can register for GMAT easily by following few steps. You should follow the instructions given while registering. To reschedule or cancel GMAT, candidates also have to follow few steps as per instructions. GMAT registration can be completed in three different ways

  • Online
  • Offline (fees via post)
  • Postal Mail
GMAT Eligibilty

Resumption of GMAT Testing 

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19, the GMAT testing had come to a halt and most of the test centres were closed. But recently, there has been a resumption of the test centers across India but some of the places are still not conducting the test. GMAC arranged provision for either test center delivered or at home GMAT for safety purposes. 

GMAT Eligibility 2021

Before GMAT registration, candidates should know about the minimum eligibility criteria required for GMAT. Following criteria are required for GMAT eligibility

  • Applicants should have a basic educational qualification from any registered university or college
  • Candidates should be minimum of 18 years of age, if a candidate is below 18 years then require a no-objection certificate from the guardian
  • A candidate must have a valid passport to appear GMAT
  • Applicants can appear for GMAT only 5 times a year and 8 times a lifetime
  • Candidates can appear for GMAT only after 16 days of the first held exam
  • There is no specific requirement for work experience but this criterion is preferred by the top business schools of the world.

GMAT Exam Fee Payment 2021

The exam fee of GMAT is $250 or Rs. 18,300. One needs to pay $50 for rescheduling exams on different dates. An amount of $80 is also charged if a candidate cancels an exam. GMAT exam fee can be paid via online or offline mode.

GMAT Score

GMAT Score 2021

With the survey conducted by GMAC it is shown that as compared to global students, mostly engineers from India prefer pursuing GMAT. Engineers prefer taking the GMAT every year due to its strong data sufficiency and problem-solving questions. In the global scenario, the percentage of students appearing for GMAT

Educational Background of Global Students

Most business and commerce background students prefer GMAT for their approach. After business and commerce background students, engineering background candidates are the second most one who pursues GMAT. Whereas in comparison to global students, the educational background of Indian students appearing for GMAT is quite different

Educational Background of Indian Students

With mathematical skills, the engineers perform the best as compared to the candidates from other educational backgrounds. Besides engineers, candidates from business and commerce backgrounds also score well on GMAT. In comparison to old times, now top business schools of the world prefer candidates across educational backgrounds to bring diversity in the business world. With the different educational backgrounds, candidates can bring changes in approaches.

Even with such wide backgrounds of candidates for GMAT, data surveyed by GMAC in the last five years is presented through the graph:

Growth in number of GMAT Applicants in India

According to the graph, the total number of applicants increased by 3500 in India and the number of woman applicants increased around 1600 in 3 years. An interesting factor here is that along with the number of applicants, the score also increases in the last 3 years.

  •  The number of <600 score achievers increased by 1000 in the last 3 years and in 2016, the number of candidates with <600 score was the highest (16039)
  • The number of 600-690 score achievers increased around 1600
  • The number of 700+ score achievers increased around 800

Also Check GMAT Score Trends

GMAT Mean Score

Before appearing for GMAT, candidates should get an overview of the mean score of GMAT from 2014-2018 as a whole.

In the above-mentioned data chart, it is noticed that the mean GMAT score in India from 2014-2019 is higher than the score secured by the candidates globally. To take admissions in the top business schools of the USA or UK, test takers should have a GMAT score of above 700.

GMAT Result

GMAT Result 2021

Unlike other exams, you can receive the GMAT Score Report immediately after completing the exam. GMAT AWA score will not be shared at the end of the exam. Candidates will get the option of accepting or rejecting the GMAT Score. If the candidate accepts the score, then GMAC will send the score report directly to the institution, if the candidate rejects the score report then none can view the GMAT score. After the completion of the exam, candidates can download the non-official score report of the GMAT. Within 20 days of writing the GMAT, candidates can receive a GMAT score report along with AWA Score.

How the GMAT Score is calculated?

Candidates will be scored on a fixed scale on all the sections of GMAT. The GMAT Score Report includes only GMAT Verbal and GMAT Quantitative score. AWA and GMAT IR are included in the syllabus to measure the analytical aptitude of the candidates. GMAT Score report includes

  • GMAT Quantitative Score (6-51)
  • GMAT Verbal Reasoning (6-51)
  • Analytical Writing Assessment (0-6)
  • Integrated Reasoning (1-8)

GMAT Score Validity 2021

  • Candidates can use their GMAT score for up to 5 years.
  • GMAT Score can be used to pursue an MBA program and for getting a job, as many recruitment companies use GMAT Score for providing jobs.
  • If a candidate is not satisfied with his GMAT Result, they can retake GMAT Exam
  • However, a candidate can appear for GMAT 5 times only in one year i.e. duration of 12 months.

GMAT Cutoff 2021

Most B schools in the world have set different GMAT cutoff score. Other than MBA programs in USA, GMAT score is also required for MIM programs in European Universities. GMAT cutoff for the top business schools of the world are as follows 

GMAT Exam Dates

GMAT Test Centers 2021

GMAT is a computer adaptive test, therefore, GMAC tries to make it easily accessible to every test taker. Across India, there are 34 cities where GMAT exams have been conducted in 39 test centers. Few GMAT Test Centers are now open following health measures. Due to COVID 19, GMAC allows candidates to appear for GMAT at home. GMAT Test canter has been kept under hold for security measures towards candidates and test center staff. Only those candidates can appear for GMAT at the test center if it is not located in the containment zone.

GMAT Preparation Tips

GMAT Preparation Tips 2021

Aspirants aiming to take GMAT have to follow strict plans for preparations. GMAT preparation tips consist of how strategically test taker plans for the exam. For better preparation, many test takers opt for practice papers to perform well in the exam. GMAT is taken by both students and working professionals. Before start preparing, aspirants must know a few coaching centers that provide the best quality resource materials and mock tests. Few such GMAT preparation service providers are as follows 

  • Kaplan 
  • Jamboree 
  • eGmat 
  • Magoosh 
  • The Princeton Review 

GMAT Books

A proper study plan and good resources can help you score above well in the exam. Beginners can refer to a few books as follows 



Ques. While taking GMAT, if I suddenly get an easy question, does that mean that I got the previous question wrong?

Ans. Don’t panic. You might have encountered one of the experimental questions. Also, the GMAT’s algorithm does not work in a simple, linear format – it is more complex than we think it is. Therefore, it is technically possible for you encounter an easy question even if you are getting questions right. Finally, remember that ‘easy’ is a relative term – what seems easy to you might not be easy to others. Therefore, don’t waste your test time thinking on these and instead focus on the upcoming questions.

Ques. Are all GMAT questions scored/do all GMAT questions count?

Ans. No. About 20%-30% are experimental questions that do not impact your score and are designed to help GMAC evaluate questions for future tests.

Ques. What is the maximum score on the GMAT?

Ans. The GMAT score range is between 200 and 800. Very few people get 200 or 800, the majority, however falls between 400 and 600. The average score is about 550.

Ques. How do I send my GMAT scores to the Schools?

Ans. Before or after the test, you will have a chance to enter up to 5 schools names that will automatically receive your GMAT score about 20-30 days after you take the test. You can also request for additional score reports to be sent, but it will cost $28. Some applicants prefer not to send any reports to any schools unless they are sure they received a good score, so they will actually order additional reports after they receive the score confirmation. 

Ques. What documents should I carry on the test day?

Ans. If you are a Non-US applicant – you must carry a VALID PASSPORT with a recent, recognizable photo (mandatory) and Appointment Confirmation Letter / Email sent by Pearson VUE.

Ques. Is there any penalty for not completing a section in GMAT?

Ans. Yes. GMAT penalizes you if you run out of time and are not able to complete the section. Therefore, it is also important to focus on time-management aspects on the test. This is something that can be perfected only with practice.

Ques. What is tested in GMAT?

Ans. Composing capacity, learning of Basic Math (Arithmetic, Algebra, Word Problems, Geometry) and a tad of transitional Math (Statistics, Probability, Combinations/Permutations), and information of syntax standards, sensible thinking, perusing, and systematic abilities.

Ques. Are all GMAT questions scored/do all GMAT questions check?

Ans. No. Around 20%-30% are trial addresses that don’t affect your score and are intended to enable GMAC to assess questions for future tests.

Ques. How does GMAT scoring work? How is the score calculated?

Ans. There are a few speculations about how the test is scored: some trust the initial 15 questions are basic; others imagine that hard questions must be addressed accurately to get a decent score, and another gathering trusts that all questions must be offered an explanation to get a high score.

Ques. Can I scratch off or reschedule a GMAT schedule?

Ans. Truly, and many individuals do – there is a $50 rescheduling expense on the off chance that you reschedule over 7 days out. You will lose the $250 store on the off chance that you choose to reschedule under 7 days out. You can likewise apply for a discount as long as your schedule is over 7 days out. Be that as it may, you will get just $80 back. When all is said in done, in the event that you suffered from sudden anxiety a couple of days before the test, and feel that you have to reschedule, it might be worth going and taking the test since you won’t recover any cash. Obviously there are a few hypotheses about having a low score on your report, however more about that later.

Ques. How many times can one take GMAT?

Ans. You can take the GMAT® exam once every 16 calendar days and no more than five times in a rolling 12-month period and no more than eight times total (lifetime limit effective December 17, 2016)..

Ques. After I take the GMAT, how soon will I know my score?

Ans. Your informal (preparatory that is) GMAT score will be influenced accessible to you to promptly after you complete the test.

Ques. What would it be a good idea for me to take with me to the testing center?

Ans. You should take individual distinguishing proof, the schedule affirmation letter or email you got when booking your test, and the names of the GMAT projects to which you plan to send your scores.

Ques. Can I use a calculator?

Ans. No, the use of a calculator isn’t permitted while the exam is being conducted.

Ques. Will I be offered anything to write amidst the exam?

Ans. You will be given 5 drywipe note boards to write on toward the beginning of the test, and you can ask for all the more amid the test. These must be offered back to the manager toward the finish of the test. You won’t be permitted to take any of your own written work materials into the testing room.

Ques. I’m not content with my GMAT score – how soon would I be able to retake the test?

Ans. You can just take the test once every 16 date-book days. On the off chance that you endeavor to take the test before that day and age have passed, your new scores won’t be accounted for and you lose your test organization charge.

Ques. If I take the test more than once, will business colleges see every one of my scores?

Ans. Truly they will. Your score report will list the greater part of the scores from each time you have taken the GMAT over the most recent 5 years. Your scores are substantial for a long time.

Ques. What is the normal GMAT score?

Ans. The general GMAT score ranges from 200 to 800. The normal GMAT score among test-takers worldwide is 540. 66% of test takers score in the vicinity of 400 and 600.

Ques. What is a decent GMAT score?

Ans. A “decent” GMAT score is just in respect to the MBA of Masters projects to which you are applying! You should do some exploration on the schools to which you need to send your scores and set yourself practical objectives in light of the normal scores acknowledged by those projects. Top level schools will generally be searching for a score in the 90th percentile or above (eg Wharton has a normal GMAT score of 713; Harvard 708; INSEAD 702; and London Business School 680).

Ques. Do business colleges have a base GMAT score prerequisite?

Ans. Most schools won’t set a base prerequisite for GMAT scores, albeit most will distribute the normal GMAT score of their understudies. This data is generally promptly accessible on schools’ sites, so do your exploration and discover the normal scores for the schools you need to apply to, and after that go for at least that score.

Ques. How can I cancel my test date?

Ans. You can do this by means of the test schedule booking framework. In the event that you drop no less than 7 entire days ahead of time of your schedule you will get a fractional discount of US$80. On the off chance that you scratch off under 7 entire days ahead of time of your schedule you will relinquish your whole enrollment charge.

Ques. I am a handicap/I am dyslexic – would I be able to apply for additional time during GMAT?

Ans. Indeed. Test takers with archived incapacities, including dyslexia, can apply for extraordinary testing housing on the GMAT. Housing can incorporate extra time on the test, extra rest breaks, a communication via gestures mediator, a peruser or record taker, and so forth. For full subtle elements of how to apply for uncommon testing facilities, you should download both the GMAT Information Bulletin and the Supplement for Test Takers for Disabilities from Kindly note that you should present your applications ahead of schedule, as choices with respect to extraordinary facilities can take 6 to two months.

Ques. How can I prepare for GMAT?

Ans. This is a troublesome inquiry to reply, as everybody ought to get ready in their own specific manner that suits them best. Numerous GMAT test takers plan throughout around three to a half year, utilizing the numerous contrasting ‘GMAT test prep’ organizations accessible. Others buy resigned questions, or GMAC’s legitimate productions and practice however much as could reasonably be expected. You ought to choose which strategy is ideal for you.

Ques. How is my GMAT score calculated?

Ans. The general GMAT score is figured utilizing the Quantitative and Verbal segments, and members are granted a score of in the vicinity of 200 and 800. Higher scores speak to more prominent capacity. Notwithstanding, business colleges additionally get MBA candidates’ Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) scores, extending from 1 to 6, a score for the Integrated Reasoning segment, going from 1 to 8, and in addition breakdowns of the Verbal and Quantitative scores, which both range from 0 to 60.

Ques. Can I change my GMAT Registration at exam center to GMAT Online?

Ans. You cannot transfer your GMAT at exam center to GMAT online. Due to pandemic, GMAC waived off cancellation fees, therefore it is better to cancel your GMAT at exam center appointment and reschedule the GMAT online exam. You will get the refund within 3-4 business days. 

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.


Can I clear the exam by doing self study? Please guide me about this.
mrittika mallick

Yes, many candidates prepare for the GMAT examination on their own through self-study. GMAT is designed in such a way that examinees will have to know the basics of the topics covered in the syllabus. It is absolutely possible to qualify in the exam with a correct study plan, determination, focus, and proper resources. For more tips on preparation, click on the link GMAT 2021 Exam Preparation Tips.

Can I give the GMAT exam three times in a year?
aniket ranjan

Yes, You can appear for GMAT entrance exam more than three years but You can only appear for GMAT exam once every 16 days. It means if you have appeared today than next you can appear only after 16 days and In a period of 1 year, you can only appear for GMAT exam upto 5 times. 

Which colleges in India offer admission on the basis of GMAT score?
mrittika mallick

There are a number of colleges in India that offer admission on the basis of GMAT scores. Some of the top colleges include the Indian School of Business (Hyderabad), Xavier’s Institute of Management (Jamshedpur), IIM (Indore), Amity School of Business (Noida), Institute of Management Technology (Nagpur), and many more. To know more about MBA colleges in India, click on the link GMAT 2021 Exam Details.

shreya sarkar
Is there any age restriction to give GMAT exam?
priya negi

GMAC has not mentioned any age restriction. Mostly it is preferred to have a minimum age of 18 years. If a test taker appears for GMAT between 13 and 17 years then one needs a permission letter on behalf of parents.

Is there any specific requirement before giving GMAT?
diya suresh

Before applying for the GMAT exam, you nee dto satisfy certain eligibility norms that includes the following:

  • Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised board
  • You can be of any nationality to be eligible
  • Minimum age to apply is 18 years
  • There is no specific upper age limit for taking the test
  • Relevant work experience of 3-4 years is preferable
  • A candidate can take exam only 8 times in a lifetime

To know more details you can check details at GMAT eligibility 2021.

I have already completed MBA but can I get MBA degree twice by clearing GMAT?
diya suresh

To be eligible for GMAT entrance test, the basic required minimum eligibility is a Bachelor’s degree and master’s degree is not required. Different Universities, however have different selection criteria and if they provide dual degree, you can apply with GMAT score.

There is no upper age limit for GMAT, so one can appear for the test at any age. To get more details visit GMAT eligibility 2021.

Is there any way to give the exam offline in this session?
diya suresh

Yes owing to covid crisis, eligible test takers can take the test either at test centers or in online mode. As many test centers are closed due to pandemic, many test takers prefer GMAT online. But if the conditions are safe, candidates can prefer nearby test takers for offline exam. To take the test, eligible students need to register in online mode. Find more details at GMAT 2021 registration.

Is there any way to give the exam from home?
spandita hati

Yes, according to new policies in the GMAT exam students can give the exam sitting at home. The Exam is now available on a rolling basis and can be taken 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The sections that are included in the exam given from home are:

  • Quantitative
  • Verbal 
  • Integrated Reasoning 
ambar ahirawar
Can I use GMAT score in Indian colleges?
nitin yaduvanshi

Yes, you can use GMAT score to get admission in Indian Colleges. It is accepted not only by IIMs but also by top colleges like ISB, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), XLRI, Birla Institute of Management Studies (BIMS), Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Great Lakes Institute of Management, and many more. 

This is one test that is accepted by multiple colleges in India and abroad.

Can GMAT be given only online?
aniket ranjan

GMAT is a computer adaptive test taken to pursue management studies abroad. GMAT can be taken in Online mode from home or  you can also avail the GMAT exam at the test-center. 

What are the dates of May exam?
diya suresh

As of now test dates from January to April 2021 has been released by the conducting body and no exam schedule for May is announced yet. GMAT is conduted throughout the year and GMAC specifies a particular date for every month for multiples cities on which candidates can register themselves.  o register yourself, you need to visit the official website and select the slot for the test. For details check GMAT exam dates 2021.

Is GMAT exam only for admssion in MBA course?
aniket ranjan

Yes, GMAT exam score most widely accepted exam for MBA admissions worldwide but it's not only Exam. Apart from GMAT, Exams like GRE, CAT, XAT, CMAT, etc are accepted for admission in MBA courses.

ankita sasmal
Is there any possibility of offline GMAT exam this year?
manisha malik

No, currently there has been no news about the opening of the exam centers in India. In such a case, you can give the exam by online mode GMAT Online, which will allow you to have easy access to the exam in the comfort of your home. 

Can I get admission only in MBA after clearing GMAT?
manisha malik

Yes, you can get admission in courses other than MBA after clearing the GMAT exam. Such courses are:

  1. Masters in Management (MiM)
  2. Masters in Accounting
  3. Masters in Business Analytics
  4. Masters in Finance
  5. Masters in Quantitative Finance
  6. Masters in Financial Economics
  7. PhD in Management
koyena biswas
In which colleges in India can I get admission after clearing GMAT?
manisha malik

There are many colleges in India which give admission in MBA programs on the basis of GMAT score. Some of those colleges are:

  1. Indian Institute of Management – IIM
  2. BITS – Pilani
  3. Tolani Maritime Institute – Pune
  4. NALSAR University of Law – Hyderabad
  5. Vellore Institute of Technology – Vellore
  6. Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology – Howrah
  7. Vinod Gupta School of Management – Kharagpur
  8. Xavier School of Management (XLRI) – Jamshedpur

To get the details about the same, click here – Top Colleges in India accepting GATE score.

utkarsha khatri
Is there any possibility of offline GMAT Exam this year?
aniket ranjan

No, GMAT is a computerized test with four sections where the you can avail the exam either at the test-centre or online. 

shruti verma
Has there been any relaxation in application fee this year?
aniket ranjan

No, The registration fees for GMAT is fixed. The registration fee is $250 or in Rs. 18,852.40. For more details visit:- GMAT FEE DETAILS

kashish tomar
Can I get the cutoff list of GMAT for admission in Indian Universities?
aniket ranjan

GMAT cut off requirements varies in different colleges, and course – for higher degrees, a higher GMAT score is needed. Similarly, The Cut Off of top-ranked universities is around 500 to 700. For more details visit:- GMAT CUT-OFF

sourajit mukherjee
In which colleges in India can I take admission with good score in GMAT?
manisha malik

There are many colleges in India that include admission on the basis of a good score in GMAT, like:

  1. Adrash Institute of Management and Information Technology – Bangalore
  2. Amity School of Business – Noida
  3. Fortune Institute of International Business – New Delhi
  4. Indian Institute of Management – IIM
  5. Indian School of Business – Hyderabad
  6. Institute of Management Technology
  7. Universal Business School – Mumbai
  8. Xavier University – Bhubaneshwar
rohan bharti
Can GMAT be given by candidate to take admission in diploma in management course in any University?
aniket ranjan

Yes, you can but GMAT score is not mandatory for admission in diploma in management program. The eligibility for pursuing this course is having earned a graduate degree with an aggregate of 50% marks in any discipline along with a minimum experience of 1 year.