GMAT 2020 - Registration (Started), Exam Dates, Preparation Tips, Score
GMAT 2020 - Graduate Management Admission Council®, has announced that GMAT 2020 will be conducted in online mode, starting from June 11. The exam will be conducted in online mode and candidates can appear in the test from the comfort of their homes. Moreover, the candidates can appear in the exam any time 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. The test conducting body has also introduced the option of using a physical whiteboard during the exam. Candidates can use their own physical whiteboard or the online whiteboard depending on their comfort. The exam appointment availability has also been extended until July 17. Earlier, as an interim measure against the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, GMAC has provided an online testing solution on Mac and PC platforms for the B-schools and the candidates. GMAT appointments are available round the clock from April 20 to June 17 during the interim period. GMAT 2020 is conducted in around 114 countries across the world and is used for more than 7000 MBA and masters programmes. The test is conducted in online mode and the questions are framed from topics like analytical writing, quantitative, verbal and reading skills. The scores of GMAT 2020 will remain valid till 5-years.
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Meanwhile, in India, GMAT is conducted in more than 30 test centres. For scheduling the GMAT 2020, the candidates can register through the link given below and create an MBA account. The complete details of GMAT 2020 including the registration process, test centres, preparation method, GMAT scores etc are explained below, read the complete article.
GMAT Online Exam - What's new?
- When to take the exam? - Appointments are available around the clock, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week!
- Exam mode - Online, no need to visit the test centre. Appear in GMAT 2020 from the safe location of your choice
- During the COVID-19 phase, GMAT 2020 will be a physical white board approved exam. Candidates can use their own whiteboard or online whiteboard. Know all about physical whiteboard option - Click here
GMAT 2020 - Quick Facts
GMAT 2020 Facts
Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
Commonly Known as
GMAT Exam Category
Standardised management test
International level test
GMAT Conducting Body
Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)
Cost of GMAT 2020
GMAT Test Dates 2020
The registration for GMAT 2020 remains open throughout the year. There are no specific dates or timeline during which the candidates have to complete the registration process and schedule a test. However, it must be noted that candidates can appear in GMAT for 5 times in a particular year and there should be a gap of 16 days between the two tests. The details related to GMAT 2020 test dates are explained below in a table.
GMAT Test Dates
The time gap between two GMAT exams
Number of GMAT attempts allowed in one year
Five (5) attempts
Number of GMAT attempts in a lifetime
Eight (8) attempts
GMAT Eligibility Criteria 2020?
The conducting body has prescribed the eligibility criteria of GMAT 2020 in terms of age limit & educational qualification, which is as given below.
GMAT Eligibility Age Limit
The candidate must be at least 18 years of age for appearing in GMAT 2020.
If the candidate is between 13-17 years of age, he/she must provide written proof of the guardian’s consent who can be a parent or a legal guardian.
There is no upper age limit for appearing in GMAT 2020.
If a candidate achieves a perfect test score of 800, he/she must wait at least 5-year to appear in GMAT 2020 again.
GMAT Educational qualification
GMAC has not prescribed eligibility in terms of educational qualification mainly because the educational qualification for admission is decided by the B-schools as per their requirements.
However, for studying management in India, the candidates must be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized university.
Eligible candidates can register for GMAT 2020 in online mode, by filling the GMAT registration form which will be available round the year. It should be noted that the GMAT registration is a prerequisite for scheduling the test, hence candidates must create their complete profile before scheduling the test. The GMAT registration process involves the following steps.
Create an account
Visit the official website of the GMAC, and click on the registration link.
Enter the personal details and contact information and click on the “Create Account” link to make your account.
Now create your profile by filling all the relevant details such as personal information, educational qualification, field of interest, communication details, work experience etc.
Verify the details and submit all the information.
Schedule the GMAT exam 2020
Login again or open your account.
Click on the GMAT Graduate Management Admission Test link
Provide additional information and fill the necessary details.
Select the date for the test and timing slot which is available and convenient for you.
Pay the GMAT test fee in online mode using the available payment gateway.
GMAT Fees 2020
GMAT Product or Service Fees
Amount to be paid
Enhanced Score Report
Additional Score Report
Cancel score (online after you leave the test centre)
AWA Essay Rescoring
GMAT Exam Pattern 2020
The test modalities of GMAT 2020 are mentioned in the exam pattern as per which the GMAT 2020 will be conducted in online mode. As an interim measure against the COVID-19, the conducting body has made GMAT 2020 available in Mac and PC also. The exam pattern of GMAT is explained below.
GMAT 2020 is conducted round the year.
The test will have four-sections, namely; writing assessment, quantitative ability, verbal, and integrated reasoning.
Each section will have separate time limits within which the candidate will have to attempt the questions.
The complete test duration, including the time for two breaks and check-in, check-out etc is 3-hours 30minutes.
However, the effective time duration for the test will be 3hours 7minutes.
GMAT Test Centres 2020
The candidates can select the GMAT test centres as per their convenience. At the time of scheduling the test, the candidates will have the option to choose the date, time and preferred exam centre. Though the test can be scheduled 24 hours before the test, it is advised that the candidate should prepare a timeline and schedule the test at least two months before the exam and book the test centre.
The GMAT 2020 is conducted globally. And, in India, the test is conducted in around 51 exam centres. These centres are spread across all the major cities of the country.
GMAT Syllabus 2020
The test conducting body has also prescribed a syllabus of GMAT 2020 which will serve the candidates as a guide for streamlining their preparation. The syllabus of GMAT 2020 includes the following topics and questions types.
GMAT syllabus - Subjects and weightage
GMAT Test Section
Number of Questions
Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA)
Analysis of Argument
Integrated Reasoning (IR)
Two-Two Part Analysis
Total Exam Time (excluding breaks or tutorials)
Three hours, seven minutes (3 hrs, 7 mins)
GMAT Preparation Tips 2020
There are two traditional ways of GMAT preparation. One is regular coaching for the test, while for others, the self study option. The secret of success in GMAT 2020 lies with the consistent hard work and a holistic preparation strategy. The conducting body also provides some study material to all the registered candidates so that they can understand the nature of the test and prepare more effectively. The following test material is made available by the GMAC.
The official for GMAT review 2020
Paid GMAT official practice questions.
Apart from the above-mentioned GMAT prep material, the following tips will be helpful during GMAT 2020 preparation.
Understand the syllabus and plan your preparation as per your timeline
Follow the standard GMAT preparation books such as Manhattan GMAT Complete Strategy Set, Cracking the GMAT Premium, PowerScore GMAT Reading Comprehension Bible etc.
Attempt as many GMAT practice papers as possible.
Learn time management for better execution of the plan
GMAT Result 2020
The candidates can check their GMAT 2020 result immediately after the conduct of the exam. The scores reflected in the GMAT result 2020 immediately after the exam are based on the candidate’s performance in the following sections.
Candidates will have the option to either accept the scores or decline and retake the exam in the next attempt.
GMAT scores 2020
The test score provided immediately after the conduct of the exam is unofficial. If the candidate accepts the score, a hard copy of it will be shared with the candidate for reference. If the candidate doesn’t accept the score until two minutes, the score will be automatically cancelled.
How is the GMAT score calculated?
The candidates are evaluated on the basis of their performance in the test. The GMAT 2020 test-takers are scored on a scale of 200–8000, with each section carrying some fixed weightage. The following table explains the GMAT scores for different sections.
GMAT test score - Section-wise scores
GMAT Test Section
Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA)
Integrated Reasoning (IR)
Total Scores are based on the candidate’s performance and the raw calculation is then converted to a number in the total score range. The GMAT scores are reported in intervals of 10 with a standard error of measurement is 30-40 points.
How to share the GMAT score with the B-schools?
The candidates will have two ways to share the score of GMAT 2020 with the B-schools. The first option is to select the B-schools before appearing in the test. On the test day, once the candidate has accepted the scores, it will also be shared with the selected B-schools. This option is free of cost.
The other option is paid one. If the candidate has decided not to share the unofficial GMAT score with the B-schools, he/she can report the GMAT score separately. For that, the conducting body will, within three weeks, send a notice to the candidate regarding availability of the GMAT score and provide online access to it.
The official GMAT score is different from the unofficial score in the following aspects.
Among other things, the official GMAT score 2020 will also include the score for Analytical Writing Assessment.
The official GMAT score will also include the GMAT percentile ranking.
The personal data provided at the time of registration.
Scores of other GMAT exams that the candidate has taken in the last five years.
Digital photograph take at the test centre
GMAT Participating Institutes 2020
There are more than 100 countries, where GMAT is conducted and accepted. The number of B-schools that accept the GMAT scores are even more than 2300, while the test score is considered for more than 7000 MBA programmes. Some of the reputed B-schools that accept GMAT 2020 are mentioned below.
Colleges Accepting GMAT Score
Average GMAT score
Stanford University- Stanford Graduate School of Business
University of Chicago – Booth School of Business
Harvard Business School
University of Pennsylvania-Wharton
Kellogg School of Management
Dartmouth College – Tuck School of Business
Columbia University-Columbia Business School
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)
University of California-Berkeley (Haas)
Yale School of Management
Questions related to GMAT
im am a average student...im in my 1st year college doing bcom...after I complete my UG.After which Ill work for 2years... because MBA in abroad requires a minimum work experience of 2years....so when should I write my GMAT exam and TOEFL EXAM?
When you're applying abroad for MBA usually there are two entrance tests a candidate has to give GMAT is for aptitude test of management exam while an English proficiency test too is required especially in an English Speaking Country, this is something you have to look at the admission requirements of the concerned college, some of the accepted exams are TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, some even accept Duolingo scores. If you're interested in any college, you need to visit the official website and have a look at its admission requirements, this will provide you specific information.
I have scored 650 in g mat which foregin University will accept it
There is no such criteria or restrictions tightly for GMAT score. The foreign universities take a lot many aspects of your career and life into account rather than just GMAT score. Your GMAT score is more of a neccessary condition but not a sufficient one. Nowadays some colleges even take GRE score into consideration. So it is just a test of standard aptitude and reasoning rather than being something which requires great scores. So stop worrying about your score in GMAT. Rather work on your profile and other aspects.
I scored 610 in GMAT, what are the best college available in India accepting GMAT score ?
here are the colleges
1. ISB, hyderabad campus and mohali campus
2. S.P jain institute of management and research , mumbai
3. IIM ahmedabad
4. IIM , bangalore
5. great lakes institute of management , chennai
6. IIM calcutta
7. XLRI , jamshedpur
8. IIM , lucknow
hope this helps
how to get into IIMs without CAT, or by giving GMAT, is it possible for 2 year course in management (any field) ??
If you are an Indian nationality student residing in India and want to apply for the flagship PGP/PGDM programs,you will have to apply through theCAT exam.
Indian or foreign nationals living abroad wanting to apply for the PGP/PGDM programs can apply through GMAT or CAT.
For the executive MBA programs, GMAT scores are required for all nationalities.
Hope this helps!
Are there any business schools MIM course in asia accepting IELTS score and they do not require GMAT?
Heres a list of such schools-
Imperial College London
ANU (Australian National University)
NUS-National University of Singapore
Ivey Business School
IE Business School
Rotman School of Management, etc.
Thus, depending on the program, school, and the country, the GMAT score might either not be required or waived off in certain cases.
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