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GMAT Registration, Eligibility, Fee and Cancellation

Updated On - August 31st 2018 by SHIVANSHI RATHAUR

GMAT Registration is open throughout the year. The registration, however, depends on availability of test dates and test centers. GMAT is conducted more than once a month in over 600 test centers across the world every year. GMAT application fee costs USD 250. The test is taken by more than 200,000 candidates worldwide each year.

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GMAT Registration is done in three steps – creating a GMAT profile; scheduling the exam; paying for the scheduled exam. One can appear for GMAT exam 5 times in a year. If a candidate wants to retake the test, he/she must wait for 16 days before scheduling another GMAT exam.

GMAT Eligibility

To appear for GMAT, one is required to satisfy the minimum requirements stated by GMAC. The same are as follows –

  • Nationality-  Candidates belonging to any nation can sit for the test
  • Age Limit: One must be atleast 18 years in age. In case, a candidate is between 13-17 years in age, then he/she must provide a written proof of guardian’s consent before applying for GMAT.
  • Number of Attempts: One can attempt the exam a maximum of 5 times in a year.
  • Retaking GMAT: One must wait for minimum 16 days before taking the test again.
  • Candidates who have previously scored a perfect GMAT score of 800 must wait 5 years before retaking the test.

GMAT Registration

GMAT registration can be done both online on the official website and offline on phone or by mail.

  1. Create an account with GMAC using a valid email ID.
  2. Once registered, you can opt to register using any one of the methods mentioned below –
    • Online on the official website of GMAT: The candidate can register themselves directly on the official website of GMAT
    • Through Phone: Call the GMAT Customer Service in your region and schedule the test for an additional fee of USD 10.
    • Through Postal Mail: If you can pay the fee only through check or money order, you must opt for registration by mail.

GMAT Online Registration

Step 1 – Creating GMAT Profile

  1. Visit the official website of GMAT,
  2. Click on “Sign Up” and register using a valid email ID and password
  3. Once logged in, complete the GMAT profile
  4. Fill the personal information –
    • Name – same as that on a valid ID proof
    • Date of Birth
    • Demographic Information
    • Contact Information
    • Language and Communication Preferences

GMAT Registration Personal Information

  1. Provide provide details –
    • Academic Information
    • Work Experience
    • Graduate Management Degree Information

GMAT Work Experience

  1. Review the information provided and click on “Submit”.

Step 2 – Scheduling the Exam

  1. Once the GMAT profile is complete, click on “Register Now” in your GMAT profile
  2. Search the nearest available GMAT test centers.
  3. Select the preferred test center

GMAT Test Center

  1. Select the preferred test date as per availability
  2. Select the time slot

GMAT Test Date

  1. Review the details and select any preparation material from the options provided
  2. Click on “Complete the Order”

Step 3 – Registration Fee Payment

  1. GMAT registration costs USD 250
  2. In online registration, payment can be made using AmEx, JCB, VISA or MasterCard credit card
  3. Fill in the details and make the payment
  4. Click on “Complete Registration”

GMAT Registration fee

GMAT Phone Registration

  • To register on phone, contact the GMAT Customer Service of your region 
  • Additional charges of USD 10 are applicable to avail this service along with registration fee.
RegionCommunication Address
Americas Region

Telephone (toll-free): +1 (800) 717-GMAT (4628), 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CT Telephone: +1 (952) 681-3680, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CT Fax: +1 (952) 681-3681 


Asia Pacific Region

Telephone: +852 3077 4926, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. AEST In India: +91 120-439-7830, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Indian Standard Time Fax: 6038319 1092

China RegionTelephone: 86-10-8234-5675, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. China Standard Time Fax: 86-10-61957800
EMEA Region

Telephone: +44 (0) 161 855 7219, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. GMT Fax: +44 (0) 161 855 7301

GMAT Registration by Mail

  • Request for GMAT Handbook from nearest PearsonVUE center in your region.
  • Fill the GMAT application form in the form and send it as instructed in the handbook.
  • The registration fee can be sent though check or money order.
  • The application form and fee must reach the authorities at least 10 days before the chosen GMAT test date.


  • The cost to take GMAT is US $250 worldwide.
  • GMAT Fee for rescheduling is US $50.
  • The GMAT Cancellation Fee is US $80. GMAT
  • Feen can be paid both in online and offline modes. 
  • Online Payment Modes
    • Credit Cards And Debit Cards
    • Visa Card
    • MasterCard
    • American Express
    • JCB

Note: If a credit card or debit card is not accepted, the registration will automatically be canceled and the candidate has to schedule for another appointment with a valid mode of payment.

  • Offline GMAT Fee Payment Modes
    • Cashier’s cheque
    • Money Orders
    • Personal cheque

Instrtuction regarding payment of GMAT registration fee in offline mode –

  1. The above-mentioned payment modes must be payable to Pearson VUE-GMAT in US dollars.
  2. It should be drawn on a US bank.
  3. The amount paid must include the full amount including all the applicable taxes.
  4. The current date must be mentioned.
  5. It must have the appropriate signature, the bank name and its address preprinted on the front of the cheque.
  6. The cheque must be received at least 10 days before the date of the date of GMAT exam.
  7. In case the cheque is returned due to insufficient funds in the account, then Pearson VUE might incur a service fee from the account electronically. In such situation, the appointment will be terminated and the candidate has to proceed for another scheduling of the GMAT Exam.

GMAT Exam Centers

The GMAT exam is offered in the following locations across the world all year round.

GMAT Exam Locations
United StatesPennsylvaniaColombiaSri LankaKyrgyzstan
AlabamaRhode IslandCosta RicaTaiwanLatvia
AlaskaSouth CarolinaDominican RepublicThailandLebanon
ArizonaSouth DakotaEcuadorUzbekistanLithuania
ColoradoTennesseeEl SalvadorVietnamMacedonia
ConnecticutTexasGuatemalaEurope, Middle East, and AfricaMauritius
District of ColumbiaVermontJamaicaAzerbaijanMorocco
IdahoWest VirginiaPanamaBotswanaNorway
IowaU.S. MilitaryTrinidad & TobagoCroatiaPortugal
GeorgiaBritish ColumbiaVenezuelaCzech RepublicRomania
MaineDistrict of ColumbiaAsia-PacificDenmarkRussia
MarylandGermanyAustraliaEgyptSaudi Arabia
MississippiMarylandIndiaFranceSouth Africa
MissouriSouth KoreaJapanGermanySweden
NebraskaU.S. TerritoriesKazakhstanGhanaSwitzerland
NevadaAmerican SamoaKoreaGreeceTanzania
New HampshireGuamMalaysiaHungaryTunisia
New JerseyPuerto RicoMarianas ProtectorateIcelandTurkey
New MexicoVirgin IslandsMongoliaIrelandUganda
New YorkAmericasMyanmarIsraelUkraine
North CarolinaArgentinaNepalItalyUnited Arab Emirates
North DakotaBoliviaNew ZealandIvory Coast (Côte d’lvoire)United Kingdom

Rescheduling or Cancelling GMAT

GMAC provides candidates with the option to cancel or reschedule the GMAT appointments. Candidates can avail this service online using GMAT profile or on phone. For this, a candidate has to visit the official website and click on cancel GMAT exam. If candidates manage to do so by a given deadline, the partial fee will be refunded of US $80.

For cancelling the scheduled GMAT exam

  • If cancelled more than 7 days before the scheduled date, partial fee of USD 80 will be refunded.
  • If cancelled 7 days or less before the scheduled test date, there will be no refunds.
  • The test cannot be cancelled 24 hours before scheduled test date. 
  • To cancel test either call the GMAT customer service in your region and request cancellation by providing your GMAT ID or use GMAT profile to cancel test online –
    1. Log into your GMAT profile on
    2. Click on MyGMAT
    3. Click on Cancel GMAT

For rescheduling GMAT exam

  • If rescheduled more than 7 days before the test date, USD 60 will be charged additionally.
  • If rescheduled 7 days or less before the scheduled test date, USD 250 will be charged.
  • The test cannot be rescheduled 24 hours before the test date. 
  • To reschedule the test either call the GMAT customer service in your region or use your GMAT profile –
    1. Log into your GMAT profile on
    2. Click on MyGMAT
    3. Click on Reschedule GMAT
    4. Select the New Test Date
    5. Pay the service charges using credit card

Accommodations for GMAT Test Takers with Disabilities

  • GMAC provides special accommodations and assistance for test takers who cannot take test under standard conditions.
  • Candidates must fill the GMAT Accommodation Request Form. Click here for sample form
  • Attach the medical certificates and documents as specified by GMAC for various medical conditions.
  •  Send the completed form along with the document to PearsonVUE by mail or fax to following address –
FaxStandard MailExpress Mail / Courier Service
+1 (952) 681-3681 Attention: GMAT Disability ServicesPearson VUE; Attention: GMAT Disability Services; PO Box 581907; Bloomington, MN 55458-1907; USAPearson VUE Attention: GMAT Disability Services;
5601 Green Valley Drive, Ste. 220;
Bloomington, MN 55437; USA

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


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1 Comment

Hi, i wanted to ask if there is any fee to be paid if you retake the exam after giving the paper once.

02 Dec, 2017 00:20
Bhawna Vedwal

Hello Priyanshi, Candidates have to wait for minimum 16 days before taking the test again.Candidates can appear for GMAT Exam only 5 times in a year

15 May, 2018 16:56

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