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GMAT Registration 2021: Fee, Eligibility, Exam Centers, Cancellation and Rescheduling

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Sayantani Barman

Study Abroad Expert | Updated On - Jul 13, 2021

GMAT Registration process can be completed either online or offline or by mail. Candidates can proceed with GMAT registration from 6 months to 24 hours before the exam appointment. It is advised to complete GMAT exam registration 10 days before the exam date. Only 15-20 minutes is needed to complete the registration process. GMAT registration fee costs $250 (INR 18500). If the applicant wants to retake the GMAT, one must wait for 16 days before scheduling the next date for the GMAT.

Recent Updates

Candidates taking the GMAT online exam get more choices and flexibility to attempt the exam. GMAC announced that from May 20 onwards candidates can avail these choices.

  • GMAC announced the acceptance of the Aadhar Card for GMAT online exam as valid id proof.
  • GMAT AWA is added in GMAT Online pattern to show analytical writing skills.
  • Candidates can now choose the preferred section at first.

How to register for GMAT? 

GMAT registration 2021 can be done online, offline, via phone, or via mail. GMAC considers all these mediums for registration to make the process accessible to candidates across rural and urban sections. Following steps need to follow during GMAT registration

GMAT Online Registration 

Test takers can complete GMAT registration either online or offline or by phone or via mail. Interested candidates can only attempt the GMAT five times a year. Steps to register for GMAT are as follows 

Step 1: Visit the official website

Step 2: If you are an existing candidate then you just need to log in with a password and id. If you are not an existing user then you will just have to register with id and password after creating an account

Step 3: After creating an account, candidates have to fill up different details required for GMAT registration 

Step 4: In this step, candidates have to fill up all necessary details required while filling up the form. In this form, one has to provide all necessary personal details 

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Step 5: In this section, candidates have to select what are the preferences of communication. Through this mode of communication, candidates will get the latest information on GMAT

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Step 6: In this section, candidates have to give detailed educational information. In this section, candidates also have to submit tentative dates of graduation. Here candidates will also get an overview idea about the GMAT score range.

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Step 7: In this section, candidates have to give work experience details. Usually, top business schools prefer all those candidates who have work experience. In this section, candidates also have to write about specific industries in which they have worked earlier.

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Step 8: In this section, candidates have to write down their preferred location where they aim to pursue higher education. Here candidates also have to write down a tentative time to start the academic session.

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Step 9: In this section, candidates have to select preferable test centers as preferred location and convenience. There are more than 573 GMAT test centers allocated across 100 countries by GMAC. 

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Step 10: In this section, candidates have to write about the scheduled GMAT exam date. There will be a calendar where you will have to select a date as per the availability.

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Step 11: It is the last step of GMAT registration, where candidates have to complete the final step by making a payment of GMAT registration fee of $250 through credit card.

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GMAT Registration via Mail

It is also an option included by GMAC to register GMAT via mail. This service is for those test-takers who prefer offline mode as compared to online. GMAT registration via mail can be completed by following steps 

  • Download the form to schedule GMAT 
  • Fill in the downloaded form 
  • In the next step, candidates need to initiate the payment via cheque or money order 
  • A cheque or money order should be drawn in favor of US bank 
  • GMAT Registration Fees should be paid in USD 
  • If payment has been transacted through credit or debit card, it is necessary to provide necessary information regarding card 
  • Candidates need to send necessary documents to 

Pearson VUE 
Attention: GMAT Program 
PO Box: 581907 
Minneapolis: MN 55458-1907 
USA 

*All the necessary documents should be received by the postal address at least 10 business days before GMAT

GMAT Registration via Fax

For completing GMAT registration via fax, candidates have to follow the steps as mentioned in the mail. After then, candidates have to fax all necessary documents to the specific regions as required 

Region Fax
America +19526813681
Asia Pacific +911204001660
China +861061957800
Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) +4401618557301

GMAT Registration via Phone

Interested candidates can also register for GMAT via phone. Most test takers prefer GMAT registration online because it is easy to sign up easily. After taking the GMAT, test takers can register into the official account to check the score report within 20 days. To register via phone, GMAC charges $10 as a service charge for each transaction. For the final step, the test taker has to send official GMAT scheduling and payment details. All these details should be reached to the authority at least 10 business days before the exam date.

Region Communication Address
American 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 Region Telephone: 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 Fee

GMAT is an international exam conducted by GMAC to measure the business analytical skills of the test takers. GMAT Registration Fee is $250. One needs to pay $50 to reschedule the exam on different dates and an amount of $80 is charged if the test taker cancels the exam. GMAT registration fee can be paid either via online or offline mode. 

Online Payment Mode

To make an online transaction of GMAT registration fee, candidates have to initiate payment via credit or debit cards, visa cards, MasterCard, AMEX or JCB. If a candidate fails to make a payment via credit or debit card, then registration will be canceled automatically. Candidates have to restart the appointment schedule with a valid session. 

Offline Payment Mode

To make an offline payment of the GMAT registration fee, candidates have to initiate the payment via money orders or cashier cheque and personal cheque. This payment has to be made in favour of PEARSON VUE in US dollars. Within this registration fee, candidates have to pay applicable taxes. In this form, candidates should mention bank details along with name and signature, and address proof. Conducting body should receive GMAT offline mode at least 10days before the date of the exam. If the bank account doesn’t have sufficient amounts then the registration form will be nullified. Candidates will not be able to complete GMAT registration. Few instructions regarding GMAT exam registration fee payment via offline mode are as follows 

  • Candidates should initiate a payment to Pearson VUE GMAT in US dollars 
  • The amount should be drawn on a US bank 
  • The amount should include full amount along with applicable taxes 
  • Candidates should have written full name, bank name, address in front of the cheque properly 
  • Payment along with necessary documents should reach the authority at least 10 business days before the GMAT exam date 
  • If the account doesn’t have sufficient funds then Pearson VUE might incur a service fee from the bank account electronically.
  • In that case, an appointment will be automatically terminated and the candidate has to schedule the next date for GMAT. 

GMAT Exam Dates

There are no specific GMAT exam dates. Test takers can take the exam multiple times in a year. One can register for the exam all year. Candidates should choose available dates with a proper plan. GMAT dates should be taken at least 3-4 months before the application deadlines of the promising business schools. Exam occurs in both halves of the day. 

GMAT Eligibility 2021

Few things to be followed as GMAT eligibility criteria  

  • Applicants should have a prominent domicile certificate of a particular country
  • One should be at least 18 years of age to appear for GMAT
  • If a candidate appears for GMAT between the age of 13-17 years, then a no-objection certificate is required from guardians
  • One can attempt GMAT a maximum of 5 times a year
  • One must wait for a minimum of 16 days before taking the next GMAT
  • Candidates who have a perfect GMAT score out of 800 must wait for another 5 years before retaking the test

GMAC believes in making exam patterns easily accessible to test takers with or without disabilities. Those who are with disabilities have to request authorities to arrange minimum accommodations for making the exam comfortable. Steps that have to be followed are 

  • If you are an existing user, then log in with your id and password 
  • If you are a new user, then create an id with a valid email address 
  • One needs to complete the exam accommodations request form present on the website of GMAC to request necessary accommodation 
  • On the very next step, candidates have to mention disability type to avail required accommodation 
  • Send the complete GMAT accommodation request form with all necessary documents to PEARSON VUE either via the mailing address or fax
  • After receiving the documents, candidates will receive a confirmation mail on registered email id 
  • If GMAC approves the request for accommodation, then only candidates should book a slot for GMAT 

The test taker has to mention any specific kind of disability like 

  1. Attention Deficit or hyperactive disorder 
  2. Learning and Cognitive disabilities 
  3. Physical and systemic disabilities 
  4. Psychological disabilities 
  5. Sensory disabilities (vision and hearing) 

GMAT Exam Centers

GMAC officials notice how the test takers all across the world appear for GMAT. The conducting body believes that the candidates should not travel much to appear for the exam. Applicants can select GMAT test centers as per available dates and slots at the preferred location. It is advisable to choose the nearest center making the least distance to be traveled. 

Things to remember while choosing exam centers 

  • Candidates should choose the test center nearest to their own location 
  • If there is no test center close to the location, then applicants have to choose another location for GMAT
  • Choose a date after proper planning 

How to choose GMAT Exam Centers?

Applicants should know about the deadline of application to preferred business schools. Few steps in choosing GMAT test centers are as follows 

  • Visit the official website of GMAT 
  • Click on “Find Test Location” 
  • Choose the country of residence 
  • A list of test centers will be available in the selected country 
  • As per flexibility, candidates can choose up to 3 test centers as per location 
  • Always choose date and center as per convenience 

GMAT Cancellation and Rescheduling

GMAC allows the test takers to reschedule or cancel GMAT if any unavoidable situation appears. While registering, test-takers will get a GMAT handbook to explain fees and policies related to GMAT. Test takers should know a few important things before rescheduling or cancellation 

  • Test takers can cancel or reschedule exam via phone or online 
  • Extra $10 will be charged
  • Test takers cannot make a change within 24 hrs of the test date 
  • If a candidate misses out scheduled exam date then a refund will not be processed 
  • Test-taker can reschedule a new exam date without waiting for 16 days 
  • If the test-taker requests any accommodation with the exam then it is required to contact the given number as mentioned in the approval letter 
  • If the test-taker wants to change the country in the rescheduled exam appointment then it is necessary to contact GMAC via phone 

GMAT Exam Cancellation

Test takers must read all policies and fees related to rescheduling and cancellation of exam 

  • If cancellation occurs more than 7 days before the exam date, a partial fee of $80 will be refunded 
  • If cancellation occurs 7 days or less before the scheduled exam date, no refund will be initiated 
  • For cancellation, the test taker has to call GMAT helpline specific to the region and request for cancellation by login into GMAT id to cancel the test online 

Log in to GMAT profile 
Click on MyGMAT
Click on Cancel GMAT 

GMAT Exam Rescheduling

  • If rescheduling occurs more than 7 days before the scheduled exam date then $60 will be charged additionally 
  • If rescheduling occurs 7 days or less before the scheduled exam date then $250 will be charged 
  • One cannot reschedule GMAT 24hrs before the scheduled exam date 
  • For rescheduling, test-taker has to call GMAT helpline specific to region to request for rescheduling or one can edit it via using GMAT profile 

Login to GMAT profile from mba.com
Click on MyGMAT
Click on Reschedule GMAT
Select a new test date
Pay the extra charges using a credit card

Important Documents for GMAT

While creating an account online on mba.com, test takers have to provide all necessary details to form a profile to handle for GMAT. Candidates have to be very cautious while making the profile on the official website of the GMAT. Required things to be noticed are as follows

  • Full name of the applicant as mentioned in the passport 
  • Residential or correspondence address 
  • Contact details (phone number, email id) 
  • Date of Birth 
  • Nationality 
  • Bank transaction history 
  • Educational qualification 
  • Work experience 
  • Native language 

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

GMAT 2021 : 5 answered questions

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Ques. Why do students go for CAT, XAT, SNAP etc when almost all the B-Schools in India accept GMAT scores for the full time MBA?

● Top Answer By Nia Malhotra on 17 May 21

Ans. There is hardly any B-school in India that accepts GMAT scores for full-time MBA. IIMs, FMS, XLRI, JBIMS, IIFT, MDI, etc. are some of the institutions that accept GMAT scores.  However, students applying through a foreign national quota or NRI quota are eligible for GMAT score. ISB on the other hand accepts the GMAT for its full-time program MBA program. Here is the list of some B-Schools that accepts GMAT scores in India XLRI, Jamshedpur XIM, Bhubaneswar VIT Business School TISS, Mumbai TERI School of Advanced Sciences, TERI University TASMAC, Pune TAPMI, Manipal School of Management, Udaipur School of Management, NMIMS, Mumbai School of Management, International Institute of Management This is why most students go for CAT, XAT, SNAP, and other management exams for admission in MBA. Only foreign nationals or students with NRI Quota can apply through GMAT.Read more
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Ques. Which Indian Business schools accept Indian students on GMAT score?

● Top Answer By Aditi Sen on 12 May 21

Ans. There are many business schools in India that require GMAT scores at the time of admission. Some of the top business schools with requiring GMAT scores in India are: Institute Name GMAT Score ISB, Hyderabad & Mohali 730 or higher S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai 550 IIM Ahmedabad 711 School of Management, NMIMS Mumbai 600 IIM Bangalore 710 Great Lakes Institute of Management 600 IIM Calcutta 701 XLRI Jamshedpur 710 IIM Lucknow 680 IMT (All campuses) 720 IIM Indore 700 ICFAI Business School (Hyderabad & Mumbai) 700 IIM Kozhikode 700 A few other institutes include - MDI Gurgaon, FMS Delhi, Sunstone Business School Noida, ISB Indore, and more.Read more
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Ques. Which Indian b-schools accept GMAT scores?

● Top Answer By Tina Dhara on 11 May 21

Ans. In India, if you aim to pursue MBA, you have to clear the Common Admission Test (CAT) with a good score. Nonetheless, some of the top business schools accept GMAT scores as well.  Top business schools in India which accept GMAT scores, along with the cut-offs are listed below: Business schools GMAT Cut-off ISB Hyderabad 690 for YLP, 660+ for PGP IIM Ahmedabad 680 for EPGP, 700+ for PGPX IIM Bangalore 680+ for EPGP IIM Calcutta 680+ for PGPEX IIM Lucknow 620+ for IPMX IIM Indore 700+ for EPGP XLRI Jamshedpur 640+ for PGDM-GMP SP Jain institute of management and research 670+ for GMBA, 700+ for MBA IIM Kozhikode 600+ for MBA IMT Ghaziabad 650+ for PGDM-Ex BITS Pilani 600+ for MBA Few other Indian Business schools which accept GMAT scores: Great lakes Institute of Management Indian Institute of Foreign Trade ( GMAT for NRIs) Tata Institute of Social Sciences (For International Students) – For MA. HRM and LR NMIMS University, School of Business Management Alliance Business School Amity Business School Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani T. A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal Above mentioned business schools in the table are of top reputation in India. Opt for the school which is best for you.Read more
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Ques. What GMAT score can be considered good for applying to ISB Hyderabad with an average academic profile?

● Top Answer By Bhavya Singh on 18 Mar 21

Ans. Several factors affect the chance of a candidate getting a seat in ISB Hyderabad. Not only the GMAT score, but also the application profile, essays, and performance in the interview combined together decides whether a candidate should get a seat or not in such an elite institute. The points listed below are some important aspects to consider for admission to such institutes. There is no fixed cut-off for ISB Hyderabad, as declared by the institute. There are examples of people with a GMAT score of 720 not getting a seat from the interviews. On the other hand, there are candidates with a score of 700-710 but are successful in getting a seat in ISB Hyderabad. GMAT score is not the only criteria for getting a seat, but the door to get an interview call. The quality of essays written by the candidate, his/her application/ profile, and the performance in the interviews are also considered. For candidates with an average profile, a GMAT score of 720+, along with a complete application and a good essay can be considered to have high chances to receive an interview call. After having a call, the rest depends on how the candidate will perform in his/her interview. This is the overall scenario for admission in ISB Hyderabad, for a student with an average profile.Read more
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Ques. Which exam to opt for admission in ISB hyderabad, GMAT or GRE?

● Top Answer By Manish Acharya on 23 Feb 21

Ans. Presently, ISB accepts both GRE and GMAT scores. So, the candidate can take either of the tests to get a seat at ISB, Hyderabad. There are certain aspects both in favor and against of both the exams, considering the structure and content of the exams. The points below give some important points to consider before choosing either of the tests for selection. Evaluate the structure and syllabus of both examinations and choose the one in which you think you can score higher. A good score is an ultimate need for admission. If a candidate wishes to apply for graduate programs other than MBA too, GRE is usually the one opted for. So, an MS, MA, and MBA simultaneous aspirant will prefer GRE. Business schools are somewhat particular about the students they give admission to. They prefer students with a clear vision of MBA only and have a basic idea about their career trajectory. So, GMAT is preferred over GRE in this aspect. GMAT is a more quantitatively challenging exam than GRE. This might matter to the ISB Interview board since they want MBA-focused candidates. Considering the above-mentioned points, you must select the appropriate exam for your own. Other than this, the school accepts both the exams and so, good performance in either of them is considered equally.Read more
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Comments


49 Comments
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swarup
Can I submit the scanned copy of my internet based marksheet?
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diya suresh

Yes you have upload all the required documents while applying in online mode. An eligible candidate can also apply via fax, phone or mail as per the preference and in offline mode of registration, documents needs to be sent by post at least 10 days before the scheduled date of the exam. Find more details at GMAT 2021 registration.

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ibashisha mukhim
What should I do if my form is not proceeding?
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diya suresh

There are 3 ways of registartion namely online, offline and postal mail. The delay in process is only possible in online mode due to slow connection or browser issues. To complete the process of registration, exam fees need to be paid and if after many attempts, registration is not completed, then try changing the browser or contact the authority for solution.

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ankita sasmal
Is there any specific requirement in the PC to give the exam?
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diya suresh

Yes there are several system requirements that must be fulfilled to take exam in online mode form home. These includes:

  • Windows 10, 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit) Old versions of windows like 8, 7, Vista or XP, Linux, and UNIX and beta verisons of OS not accepted. Mac OS 10.13 and above are accepted
  • Phone or ipad not allowed and you can use only PC or laptop with stable connection
  • High speed internet connection without VPN is required but mobile hotspot not allowed
  • Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox, and Safari accepted. Internet Explorer 11 can be used after disabling pop-up blocking and cookies enabling
  • 1024 x 768 in 16-bit color minimum display
  • Camera must offer 360-degree view of the room including the table surface of the test-taker, minimum resolution should be 640×480 @ 10 fps
  • No headphone required
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neha thasale
After registration can I make corrections in my form?
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aniket ranjan

No, you can't make corrections in the GMAT Registration Form once submitted. So it is advisable that whenever you register for the exam, kindly cross-check the details again to avoid any errors and problems which might arise during the admission process in the management colleges.

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saksham mahajan
Will there be any reduction in exam fees this year?
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aniket ranjan

No, There is no reduction in exam fees of GMAT exam. GMAT fees in India is $250 (INR 18300). Along with the GMAT exam fee, you also have to also pay for other services as available like rescheduling fee and cancellation fee. GMAC has temporarily waived all GMAT exam reschedule fees due to pandemic. 

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ankit kumar
Do I need to submit my health report during registration?
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diya suresh

At the time of registration by either mode (online, offline or mail/fax), some of the mandatory documents or information required for registration are address of correspondence or residence, contact details including e-mail and phone number, date of birth, nationality, bank transaction history, educational qualification supporting documents, work experience certificate among others. Find more details at GMAT 2021 registration.

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deep jyoti das
Is there any offline mode available to submit the exam fees?
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manisha malik

Yes, there are offline payment modes available while submitting the fees of GMAT.

  1. Money order
  2. Cashier cheque
  3. Personal cheque

This payment has to be made in favor of PEARSON VUE in US dollars. You must mention your bank details along with your name and signature and address proof in the registration form. To get the details about the same, click here – GMAT Fees 2021.

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sunny pandey
Is there any requirement to submit financial statement during the admission process?
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manisha malik

Yes, many Universities ask the candidates to submit the financial statement during admission so that to know that they can submit the tuition fees of the entire course. Along with this, while registering for the GMAT exam you need to submit your Bank transition history to the authorities as well.

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sadim ansari
Is it possible to make the changes in name, if I have made error?
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manisha malik

No, it is not possible to make the corrections in the GMAT exam Form. It is suggested that whenever you register for the exam, kindly cross-check the details again to avoid any errors and problems which might arise during the admission process in the management colleges.

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vipasha
Is there any offline mode available to submit the exam fees?
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aniket ranjan

Yes, you can initiate the payment via cheque or money order in offline mode. The Exam fee should be in USD and Cheque or money order should be drawn in favor of US bank. 

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riyaz
Do I need to submit passport details as well during the registration?
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aniket ranjan

While GMAT registration process, You have to fill your name, date of birth and nationality exactly matches your identification proof. Passport should be your most preferred Identity proof. You doesn't have to submit while registration but you have show it on exam center as indentity proof. 

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pradeepraje
Is there any way to correct the errors in the exam form?
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manisha malik

No, there is no way to correct the mistakes in your application form for the GMAT exam. While filling the form, kindly do that patiently to avoid errors. In case of any query regarding the same, click here – GMAT Registration for more details.

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uma goenka
Is it compulsory to have work experience to get admission?
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manisha malik

To take admission in MBA courses especially, MBA executive courses, it is mandatory that the candidate must have work experience of around 3-4 colleges. This work experience may extend to 5 years as well, depending upon the respective colleges. 

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harssham
Do I need to submit my UG degree during registration?
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aniket ranjan

No, you doesn't require to submit UG degree while Registration but While creating an account online on mba.com, you have to provide all necessary details to form a profile to handle for GMAT. 

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utkarsha khatri
What is the refund of the fees if I want to reschedule my paper?
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aniket ranjan

You won't be getting any refund for rescheduling GMAT exam. You would be getting refund only if you cancel your appointment. The rescheduling is differentDepending on when you're rescheduling your exam, you will have to pay a $50 GMAT reschedule fee (more than seven days before your appointment) or $250 fee (seven days or fewer before your appointment). For more details visit:- GMAT FEE DETAILS

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nafisa khatoon
Can I get the list of documents required during registration?
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aniket ranjan

If you are planning to appear for GMAT you need to have documents beforehand because all these details are required while filling up the registration form

  • Applicant’s name with proper spelling as written on passport
  • Contact details (email id and telephone)
  • Demographic information- gender, ethnicity, DOB, Citizenship
  • Payment details
  • Identify data verified or collected at the test center such as government-issued identification, digital photograph, signature, palm vein pattern

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utkarsha khatri
What is the eligibility criteria to give the exam?
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aniket ranjan

GMAT exam is known to be the best predictor of success in management programs globally and if are appearing for GMAT it is advisable to have graduated from a recognized university. Apart from this there minimum eligibility criteria anyone with valid identity proof can appear.

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nishu
How shall I download my admit card?
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manika gupta

Hi,

Steps to download the GMAT Admit Card:

  1. Official website: Candidates can download the Admit Card of GMAT exam from the official website. 
  2. Credentials: The Admit Card for the GMAT exam consists of all the basic information of the candidate such as name, roll number, examination time and date, etc.

For more information, please refer, GMAT Admit Card.

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nafisa khatoon
Can I send the exam fees in installment?
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aditi arun

Hello Nafisa,

Unfortunately, you can not pay the examination fee in instalments and you will have to pay the whole amount in a single payment wither through online or offline mode. For more details, visit- GMAT Registration.

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md hussain ansari
Do I need to submit income certificate?
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manika gupta

Hi, No, Income certificate is not required, The documents required are:

  • Full name of the applicant as mentioned in passport 
  • Residential or correspondence address 
  • Contact details (phone number, email id) 
  • Date of Birth 
  • Nationality 
  • Bank transaction history 
  • Educational qualification 
  • Work experience 
  • Native language 

For more information, please refer, GMAT Exam.