application process

There are 4 ways to register for the GMAT

  1. Online
  2. Phone
  3. Postal Mail
  4. Fax

Most people register online for the GMAT. Here is how you can register for the GMAT in 7 steps:

  • Step 1: Sign up on
  • Step 2: Start the GMAT registration process
  • Step 3: Enter your personal information
  • Step 4: Enter optional information
  • Step 5: Verify Your Profile
  • Step 6: Schedule your GMAT exam
  • Step 7: Pay the GMAT registration fee

exam pattern

Examinees have a total of three-and-a-half hours to complete the four sections of the examination. The breakdown of times for each section is given below:

Analytical Writing Assessment – 30 minutes

Quantitative – 75 minutes

Verbal – 75 minutes

Integrated Reasoning – 30 minutes

The GMAT is administered as a computer adaptive test, meaning the test adjusts as candidates answer each question and determines the type of questions to ask as the exam progresses. The algorithm produces a score based on the number of correct and incorrect questions and the difficulty level of each question answered.

    • Section Scores. 

      Each section of the examination is given its own score. The Verbal and Quantitative sections each receive a raw score between 0 and 60, in one-point increments. Each essay in the Analytical Writing Assessment is scored twice on a scale of 0 to 6, in half-point increments. The Integrated Reasoning section is scored on a scale of 1 to 8, in single-point increments.

    • Total Score. 

      Using an undisclosed scoring system, the raw scores of the Verbal and Quantitative sections are translated into a total score that ranges between 200 and 800.


  • Percentile Score. 

    Test takers receive a percentile score for each section and for the overall total. Percentile rankings represent the percentage of test takers (over a three-year average) who scored below the test taker.


There are certain eligibility criteria to be fulfilled to apply for GMAT. The same are stated below:

  • Nationality – There is no restriction regarding the nationality of the applicant.
  • Academic Qualification – A qualified bachelor degree from a recognized institute. The academic qualification criteria demanded varies for all the participating institutes.
  • Age Limit – A candidates applying for GMAT Exam must be atleast 18 years old. In case, a candidate’s age varies between 13-17 years, then he/she must provide a written proof of guardian’s consent for taking GMAT Test.
  • Number of Attempts – Candidates can appear for GMAT Exam a maximum of 5 times in a year.
  • Retaking GMAT – Candidates have to wait for minimum 16 days before taking the test again.
  • Candidates have to wait at least five years to take the GMAT Exam again if the previously obtained GMAT score is a perfect score of 800.

Rescheduling and retaking GMAt

GMAC provide candidates with an option of canceling GMAT. 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 canceling your test follow the following steps:

  1. Visit the official website of GMAC
  2. Click on cancel your GMAT exam

For rescheduling GMAT exam

Candidates can also reschedule their exam following the below-mentioned points

  1. Visit the official website
  2. Click on ‘Reschedule your GMAT Exam’
  3. Enter Login Id and Password.
  4. In case you are a new user then click on create an account.
  5. Enter the details – Name, Last Name, Email Id and Password and click on create a button

To reschedule, candidates have to pay the rescheduling fee as follows:-

  1. If you chose date more than 7 calendar dates of the previously scheduled test date then you have to pay US $ 50. For every rescheduling, candidates have to pay this amount
  2. If you chose date within 7 calendar days then you have to pay US $ 250

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