When is the GMAT Conducted?

GMAT Conducted

Wondering when the GMAT is conducted and how to register for it? Read this article to understand and learn more about the GMAT exam, its registration process and the exam dates.  We will also tell you why the GMAT exam is beneficial for you, so read on. 

What is GMAT?

The Graduate Management Admissions Test is a standardised computer-adaptive test conducted by GMAC globally. Accepted by over 2300 business schools and by nearly 7000 postgraduate programmes all over the world, the GMAT is a 3-hour-and-7 minutes test and is  scored on a scale of 200-800.

The GMAT syllabus is designed to test your critical thinking, problem-solving, analytical writing and logical reasoning skills. Furthermore, the GMAT does not test you on any high level mathematical or grammatical concepts of the English language. The concepts tested on the GMAT include basics of maths and English grammar that you’ve mostly studied throughout your elementary and high school.

Mentioned below is a table comprising the different sections of the GMAT along with their time duration, question type and scoring range.

GMAT SectionTime DurationQuestion TypeScore Range
Analytical Writing Assessment30 minutes1 Essay Analysis of an Argument0-6 with a half-point increment
Integrated Reasoning30 minutes12 MCQs. Four different question types: Table analysisGraphical interpretationTwo-part analysisMulti-source reasoning1-8 with a single-point increment
Quantitative Reasoning60 minutes31 MCQs Two types of questions: Problem-solving Data sufficiency6-51 with a single-point increment
Verbal Reasoning60 minutes36 MCQs. Three types of questions: Sentence correctionReading comprehensionCritical reasoning6-51 with a single-point increment

Is the GMAT Right for You?

If you’re planning on studying a postgraduate programme in business and management then taking the GMAT becomes pivotal. Some of the advantages of taking the GMAT are as follows:

  • Career opportunities – Showing off your GMAT score on your resume as a key achievement gives employers a good sense of your critical reasoning and problem-solving abilities, particularly, if you’re applying for a role that needs you to think critically and analyse data.
  • Filtering business schools – When you take the GMAT and receive your scores, it becomes easier to filter colleges based on your scores. Hence, a good GMAT score can allow you to confidently apply to a prestigious business school or university.
  •  Score validity – Your GMAT scores are valid for a period of five years. So, even if you apply for a programme at a later stage after having acquired some amount of work experience, you only further enhance your application and increase your chances of getting admission into a competitive programme.
  • Strengthens analytical skills – If you’re someone who’s been out of school for quite some time, then practising and scoring well on the GMAT helps you consciously build your analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.

GMAT Registration Dates

Wondering when and where is the GMAT conducted in India? You’ll be glad to learn that the GMAT can be taken all around the year. So you have the freedom and flexibility to choose your GMAT exam dates based on your level of preparedness for the test. Unlike other entrance exams, the GMAT is conducted all around the year and there are no specific dates of the exams, with exceptions to public holidays.

GMAT Exam Fee

After you fill in all the details when making an account, you are required to pay a fee to successfully register for the exam. Your GMAT registration is confirmed when you pay a fee of $250. The GMAT exam fees in India 2021 will be around INR. 18739, which is subject to the exchange rate prevalent at the time of your registrations.

Now that we have given you an overview of the GMAT exam, you’re better positioned to plan your preparation and schedule the exam on a date convenient to you.