GMAT 2017: The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) 2017 is a standardised management test conducted by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). GMAT is used for admission to MBA, Master of Accountancy, and Master of Finance and other 5,900 programmes of more than 2000 business schools worldwide. GMAT 2017 is a computer adaptive test which is three and half hours long and evaluates a candidate on four yardsticks. They are: Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. GMAT 2017 score is valid for up to 5 years, and scores up to 10 years are available for reporting. It is held all around the year at over 600 test centres across the globe. In this article, candidates can check all about GMAT 2017 such as eligibility criteria, registration/application form, exam pattern, syllabus, registration, fee, dates, participating institutes, scores and result.
All About GMAT 2017
GMAT 2017 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 2017
Number of Sections
There are no specific dates for GMAT 2017. Candidates can choose a date according to their convenience. However, candidates have to take at least 16 days break between two attempts. Also, they can not exceed 5 GMAT exams within a 12-month period. A candidate can take no more than 8 retests in a lifetime.
GMAT Retest: Important information
Time between 2 GMAT exams
Number of GMAT attempts allowed in 1 year
Number of GMAT attempts in a lifetime
There are no specific eligibility criteria for GMAT Test 2017. However, it is necessary to be a graduate from a recognised university to appear for GMAT 2017 similar to any post graduate management entrance.
To register for GMAT 2017, candidates have to create an account with GMAC. This can be created by visiting the mba.com. Candidates can then schedule their exam date at one of the test centres. Since, there is no specific schedule candidates may choose any date according to their convenience and availability of that date and time. With this account a candidate can:
- Schedule exam
- Find a test centre
- Cancel exam
- Reschedule exam
- Retake exam
- Register as a Test Taker with Disabilities
GMAT 2017 consists of four sections. They are: Quantitative, Integrated Reasoning and Verbal and Analytical Writing Assessment. The total duration of the exam is a three and half hours. Total score range is 200–800.
Section 1: Analytical Writing Assessment
- Analysis of Argument
Section 2: Integrated Reasoning
- Multi-Source Reasoning
- Graphics Interpretation
- Two-Part Analysis
- Table Analysis
Section 3: Quantitative Abilities
- Data Sufficiency
- Problem Solving
Section 4: Verbal
- Reading Comprehension
- Critical Reasoning
- Sentence Correction
The GMAT 2017 syllabus consists of a wide range of topics covered under four sections- Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. GMAT 2017 checks a candidate's ability to critically think and evaluate solutions to problems.
The candidates have to mention the name of the institutes they intend to send their GMAT scores to before the test on the test day. The GMAT 2017 result will be available right at the end of the test. Candidates have to accept or decline the result then. Accepting the score will result in the scores being available for the participating institutes to view. If they decline it, however, the scores will not show.
The official result will be sent to the selected programmes and institutions within 20 days of the exam. Pearson Vue sends a notification email as and when the scores are reportable. The candidate may then visit their GMAC account to download, view or print their score report.
The GMAT 2017 test scores candidates on a scale of 200–800. As per the GMAT score, only Verbal and Quantitative GMAT 2017 score impact the total score. For the analytical writing section, test takers are scaled on a 0–6 range as per the GMAT score 2017. Integrated reasoning is scaled on a range of 1–8.
The GMAT 2017 score report has three sections:
1. GMAT Test Taker Information
- Date of Birth
- Country of citizenship
- Email address
- Telephone number
2. Self-Reported GMAT Test Taker Information
- Date of Graduation
- Undergraduate institution
- Undergraduate GPA
- Undergraduate Major
- Highest Educational Qualification
- Intended Graduate Study
3. GMAT Test Information
- Test date
- Verbal score and percentage
- Quantitative score and percentage
- Total score and percentage
- Analytical writing and percentage
Globally, GMAT 2017 score is accepted by more than 2000 institutes across 82 countries. The score is accepted in the selection procedure of more than 6000 programs around the world.
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