Five-minute guide: GMAT
Updated on Mar 18, 2017 - 2:31 p.m. IST by Team Careers360
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GMAT - Stands for Graduate Management Admission Test


Reach: Available in nearly 110 countries, it is the most widely used assessment test conducted at 550 centres for graduate management admissions by over 1,500 universities globally. 


Versions & format: Computer-based test    


About Test: GMAT consists of 4 separately timed sections: Analytical Writing Assessment, Quantitative & Verbal, with a new addition: Integrated Reasoning (wef June 5, 2012) which is a 30-minute, 12 question section. Test duration is 3½ hours.


Conducting Authority: The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) is an organization comprising leading graduate business schools around the world. It is the owner and administrator of the GMAT® exam.


Cost of Test: Fee for GMAT exam is US$250 globally and up to five (5) GMAT Programs to receive your Official Score Report.


Test Support: GMAT Prep test preparation software is available to help you prepare for the Computer-Adaptive GMAT® exam.


Test Scores: For each of your scores on the GMAT test (Verbal, Quantitative, IR and Analytical Writing Assessment), you will receive a percentile rank. Total GMAT score ranges from 200 to 800. Official Score Reports are available online within 20 days of the test.


Validity: GMAT score is valid for five years. Requests for GMAT rescoring must be made within six months of your test date.


Remarks: GMAT exam is made up of different types of questions so that you can demonstrate your ability in several skills required to be successful in graduate school.





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How to apply GMAT exam and which is the best college to accept GMAT score in Mumbai India.

Suryashis Chakraborty 13th Feb, 2020


The GMAT exam is a computer-bases test that assesses the analytical writing, quantitative, verbal and reading skills of candidates.

The GMAT Exam costs around US $250. The test is taken to get admission into a graduate management program, such as MBA and Masters in Finance related courses in top business schools across the world.

According to GMAC, one can register for the GMAT exam 6 months before the Graduate Management Admission Test date or latest by 24 hours before the GMAT exam date.

Step 1: Visit the official GMAT website,

Step 2: Create your official GMAT account.

Step 3: Give your personal details like Name, address, etc.

Step 4: Provide your academic and work details.

Step 5: Verify and submit your details.

Step 6: Choose your closest or preferred test center.

Step 7: Select the preferred date and time slot.

Step 8: Pay the GMAT Registration fee online through debit or credit card.

Step 9: After paying the fee, the GMAT Registration is complete.

Some colleges accepting GMAT scores in Mumbai are as follows:


School of Business Management SVKM Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies

KJ Sowmaiya Institute of Management Studies

SDA Bocconi Asia Center

IES Management College and Research Centre

MET Institute of Management

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Hope this helps you. We wish you the best for your future endeavours!



I heard somewhere that spjmir will consider gmat scores which have been written till dec 31,2019.i have written my gmat on 3r january2020,will spjmir consider the score or not?

PALLAV TIRIYAR 30th Jan, 2020

GMAT is an entrance exam for management institutions which has no fixed exam date. The students have been given liberty to select their exam date according to their wish. However it is recommended that registration must be done two months before the exam date. Regarding call from SPJIMR,  the institute will call the students if and only if they meet their eligibility requirements. The interview dates scheduled are different for different cities. It will last up-to 21st of February.

registration date of GMAT and Exam date of GMAT in 2020

Shivam bhardwaj Student Expert 27th Jan, 2020

Hello Sohan,

Hope you are doing well.

As there are no specific dates for conducting GMAT 2019, prospective test takers can choose a date according to their convenience. However, candidates have to take at least 16 days’ break between two attempts. Also, one cannot exceed five GMAT exams within a 12-month period. A candidate can take no more than eight re-tests in a lifetime.

Feel free for further queries.

Good luck


CAT - 89.85 (VA - 93, DI - 93. QA - 68), GMAT - 650. Work ex - 24 months (Merchant Navy Officer). Ive already applied to : 1. Great Lakes (1 &2 yr PGP) 2. Tapmi 3. IMT 4. IMI 5. FORE 6. IRMA 7. KJSIMSR 8. MICA Kindly let me know if I am eligible to apply for any others. Thanks

Sampriti Student Expert 20th Jan, 2020
You have  a pretty good CAT percentile and you can check out these colleges also
  • VGSOM IIT Kharagpur
  • GIM  Goa ( registration for the college was until 3rd January)
  • University Business School, Punjab University
  • BIM Trichy
  • LIBA Chennai
  • BIMTECH Noida
  • Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management Delhi
  • Prin LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai

These are some of the best B schools you can get and they have an excellent reputation in the market. Considered as tier 2 colleges, they offer an average compensation package of 10-12 lakhs.

Good Luck

Hi. I have a GMAT score of 470. have 2.5 years work experience. 10th - 89%. 12th - 91%. BE - 89%. what are my chances of getting a call for TAPMI? Please reply.

Sampriti Student Expert 19th Jan, 2020
TAPMI Manipal has already released their cutoffs for various entrance exams. For GMAT one needs a minimum of 630 scores. But if you've appeared for other exams like CAT or XAT you can get a call if you have a minimum of 85 percentile there.

Moreover you have a work experience of 30 months which means if you'll be eligible for profile based shortlisting. But since your GMAT scores are far lesser than what is required you should try with other exams (if you've appeared for those exams and have a percentile above 80).

Good Luck

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