What is GMAT?

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), pronounced G-mat, is a computer adaptive standardized test in mathematics and the English language for measuring aptitude to succeed academically in graduate business studies.

Business schools commonly use the test as one of many selection criteria for admission into an MBA program. 

It is delivered via computer at various locations around the world. In those international locations where an extensive network of computers has not yet been established, the GMAT is offered either at temporary computer-based testing centers on a limited schedule or as a paper-based test at local testing centers.

What are GMAT Test Dates?

The GMAT is given year round during working days. You can take the test at any time.

How to Register for GMAT?

To take the computer-based GMAT you must schedule an appointment by using any of the following four methods:

1. Make an appointment online, via the GMAC website (The GMAT®).

2. Call the test center of your choice directly. A current test-center list is available at the GMAC website (

3. Call a central registration number: 1-800-717-GMAT.

What is an Acceptable GMAT Score?

There is no so called acceptable GMAT score. However, if you are applying to top 50 business schools, a score of 600 or above is nearly a must. For top 10 MBA programs, an average score of 700 is published.

What is GMAT exam Pattern?
The exam measures verbal, mathematical and analytical writing skills that the examinee has developed over a long period of time in his/her education and work. Test takers answer questions in each of the three tested areas, and there are also two optional breaks; in general, the test takes about four hours to complete.

Scores are valid for five years (at most institutions) from the date the test taker sits for the exam until the date of matriculation (i.e. acceptance, not until the date of application).

The maximum score that can be achieved on the exam is 800. Over the past 3 years, the mean score has been.

The Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) section is the first section to be answered. Then the Quantitative section and the Verbal Ability section follow respectively.
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How long are GMAT® scores valid?

GMAT score is valid for five years. If at first you don’t succeed, you can take the GMAT exam again. Remember, though, that all of your GMAT scores from the past 5 years will appear on your Official Score Report.

GMAT Test Centers

The computer-based GMAT is administered year-round at more than 500 locations, most of which are in North America. Testing centers are located at Prometric Testing Centers, Sylvan Learning Centers, certain colleges and universities, and ETS (Educational Testing Service) field offices. The official GMAT Bulletin contains a complete list of GMAT computer-based test centers; an updated list is available at the GMAC website (

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