Do you aspire to pursue a business degree from a foreign university? GMAT is one of the popular choices for you as this is accepted by more than 2,300 Universities. This article covers every aspect of the GMAT. Therefore read this one till the end and know more about GMAT exams such as GMAT Exam Pattern and Syllabus.

GMAT: Graduate Management Admission Test

GMAT stands for Graduate Management Admission Test. A computer adaptive test aims to assess the analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal and reading skills of a candidate for admission in management programs such as an MBA.

The Graduate Management Admission Council owns this test. According to it, GMAT assesses essential skills in a candidate that is important for success in real-world business and management. This test is widely accepted by more than 2,300 graduate business schools for 7,000 programs. It is used as a criterion to get admission into a variety of programs including MBA, Masters of Finance, Master of Accountancy, and many more.

GMAT Exam Format

Sections Number of Questions Duration
Analytical Writing 1 Essay 30 minutes
Integrated Reasoning Section 12 questions 30 minutes
Quantitative Section 37 questions (15 in Data Sufficiency & 22 in Problem Solving) 75 minutes
Verbal Section 41 MCQs (12 Critical Reasoning, 14 Reading Comprehension, 15 Sentence Correction) 75 minutes

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Eligibility Criteria

There is no such eligibility criterion for the GMAT exam. However, there is a naturally accepted convention.

 Age Criteria

# The candidate must have attained the age of 18.

# There is no maximum age limit.

# If the candidate is between 13 to 17 years he/she has to take permission from their parents or guardian.

Education Qualification

# GMAC has not announced any such official statement for the education qualification.

# Candidates who wish to apply for an MBA should have completed graduation in any discipline from a recognized university.

GMAT Exam Fees 2021

The application fees of the GMAT fees as prescribed by GMAC are $250. In Indian rupees, it translates into INR 18,300 approx.

Moreover, if candidates want to make any changes in the centre or reschedule the exam they will be charged extra money.

Cancellation Fees

# If you cancel the exam before 1 to 14 days you will be charged around $200 and refunded $250.

# If you cancel the exam before 15 to 60 days, you will be charged around $175 and refunded $75.

# If you cancel the exam before 60 days, you will be charged around $150 and refunded around $100.

However, exams cannot be cancelled or changed before 24 hours.

Rescheduling Fees

Candidates can change their exam centre or date, they will be charged accordingly.

# If candidates reschedule their exam before 1 to 14 days they will be charged around $150.

# If candidates reschedule their exam prior 15 to 60 days they will be charged around $100.

# If the candidates reschedule their exam before 60 days they will be charged around $50.

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 Registration Process of GMAT

According to GMAC, one can register for the exam before 6 months to 1 day of their Graduate management admission test date.

Candidates can register themselves for their GMAT in the following ways:

# Online

# Phone

# Postal mail

Steps to Register for GMAT 2021 (Online)

#1. Visit the official site of GMAT.

#2. Then candidates have to create their accounts.

#3. Add personal details such as name, address, etc.

#4. Add further details such as academic and work details.

#5. Then submit and verify your details.

#6. Choose the exam date and nearest centre.

#7. Finally, pay the registration fees online either through debit or credit card.

Via Phone

Candidates can also register themselves for the exam through a phone call. They have to call GMAT customer service and pay a $10 surcharge.

Via Postal Mail

Candidates can also register themselves through the postal mail service and pay for the fees using cheques.


+91 120-439-7830, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Indian Standard Time

Fax: +91-120-4001660

GMAT Test Dates 2021

Cities GMAT Exam Dates
Ahmedabad Test Center- St. Xavier’s College

August: 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 16, 17, 19, 20, 23, 24, 26, 27, 30, 31

September: 2, 3, 6,7, 9, 10, 13, 14, 16, 17, 23, 24,27, 28, 30

Test Center- YMCA

August: 6,13, 20, 27

September: 3, 8, 17, 24

Amritsar August: 5,19

September: 3,15,30

Bangalore Test Center- Shivajinagar

August: 6, 12, 13, 20, 27

September: 3, 9,16, 17, 24

Test Center- Lalbagh

August: 5,7,11,14,17,21,28

September: 4, 11, 15, 16, 18, 25, 27

Bhopal August: 2-6, 9-13, 16-18, 20, 23-27, 31

September: 1-3, 6-10, 13-17, 22-24, 27-30

Chennai August: 5

September: 2, 3, 7, 9, 15, 22, 27, 29

Cochin August: 2-6, 9-13, 16, 17, 25-27, 31

September: 1-3, 6-10, 13-17, 22-24, 27-30

Dehradun   August: 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25

September: 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29

Gurugram August: 6, 14, 20, 28

September: 1, 11, 17, 25

Jaipur August: 1-14, 15-21, 23-31

September: 1-19, 22-30

Jalandhar August: 5, 13, 19, 26

September: 3, 9, 16, 24, 30

Kolkata Test Center-Agile Technologies and Solutions, Kalighat

·         August: 1-4, 6-11, 13, 14, 16-18, 20-25, 27-31

·         September: 1, 3-8,10-16, 18, 19, 22, 24-29

Test Center- Brainware University

August: 2-7, 10-14, 16-21, 24-28, 30, 31

September: 1-4, 6-11, 14-18, 22-25, 28-30

Lucknow August: 2-6, 9-13, 16-20, 23-27, 30, 31

September: 1-3, 6-10, 13-17, 20-24, 27-30

Manipal August: 2-6, 9-12, 18-19,23-27, 30

September: 1-3, 6-8, 13-17, 22-24, 27-30

Mumbai August: 17, 19

September: 2, 7, 8, 16, 27, 30

Mysore August: 2-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28, 30, 31

September: 1-4, 6-9, 11, 13-18, 20-25, 27-30

Nagpur August: 2-7, 9-13, 16-21, 23-28, 30, 31

September: 1-4, 6-9, 13, 15-18, 22-25, 27-30

New Delhi August: 5, 7, 17, 20, 28

September: 4, 8, 11, 17, 18, 25

Noida August: 13, 17, 20, 27

September: 3, 10, 17, 24

Patiala August: 3, 5, 10,12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31

September: 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30

Pilani August: 8, 22
Pune Test Center- Pearson

August: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

September: 7, 15, 22, 23, 27, 29

Test Center- GATS

August: 2-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23, 28, 30, 31

September: 1-4,6-9, 11, 13-18, 22-25, 27-30

Ranchi August: 2-7, 9-14, 16-20, 23-28, 31
Surat Test Center-Pearson

August: 3,13,20,26

September: 3,9,17,23,30

Test Center- Auro University

August: 7, 14, 21, 28

September: 4, 11, 18, 25

Vadodara August: 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27

September: 1, 3, 6, 8, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29

Vellore August: 2-6, 9-13, 16-18, 20, 23-27, 30, 31

September: 1-3, 6-8, 13-17, 22-24, 27-30

Vijayawada August: 2-6, 9-13, 16-20, 23-27, 30, 31

September: 1-3, 6-9, 13-17, 22-24, 27-30

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Test Centers in India

Check out the below mentioned state-wise list of GMAT Centers in India:


1. EduPro

Office Space Number 332, 3rd Floor, Vardhman Plus City Mall, Sector-23, Dwarka, Delhi–110075, India

2. Pearson Professional Centers

4th Floor, Building No 18, Ramnath House, Yusuf Sarai Community Centre, Above HDFC Bank, Delhi–110049, India



1. Ansal University

Golf Course Road, Sector-55, Gurgaon, Haryana–122003, India



1. Thapar University

Bhadson Road, Patiala, Punjab–147004, India

2. Winsoft Computer Centre

SCF-13, 2nd Floor, Phase 2, Mohali, Punjab–160055, India


Uttar Pradesh

1. Pearson Professional Centers

Ground Floor, 1A/1, S B Towers, Sector 16A, Noida, Uttar Pradesh–201301, India

2. UPTEC Computer Consultancy Limited

2nd Floor, Lekhraj Gold, Near Munsi Pulia, Indira Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh–226016, India

3. UPTEC Computer Consultancy Limited

9 (A) Patrika Marg, Civil Lines, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, UTT–211001, India



1. Sakar Edutech Private Limited

Office No 404, Shyam Anukampa, O-11, Ashok Marg, C-Scheme, Opposite HDFC Bank, Jaipur, Rajasthan–302001, India



1. A1 Professional Assessment Center

A/709, Titanium City Centre, B/h IOC Petrol pump, 100 Feet Road, Near Shyamal Cross roads, Satellite, Ahmedabad, Gujarat–380015, India

2. H L Centre for Professional Education

H L College Campus, Late Prin S V Desai Road, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, Gujarat–380009, India


Andhra Pradesh

1. KL University

Green Fields, Vaddeswaram, Guntur, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh–522502, India

2. Gayatri Vidya Parishad College of Engineering

Madhurawada, Kommadi, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh–530048, India


Madhya Pradesh

1. Sarva Mangala Maa Samiti – Inspire Me

611, Shekhar Central, Palasia Square, Indore, Madhya Pradesh–452018, India



1. Infinity Academy

Amravati Complex, Circular Road, Lalpur, Ranchi, Jharkhand–834001, India


1. Unisoft Technologies

2nd Floor, Parnanda Bldg, Ab Megamart, West High Court Rd, Dharampeth, Nagpur, Maharashtra–44010, India

2. Pearson Professional Centers

Building No 9, 1st Floor, Solitaire Corporate Park, 167 Andheri, J B Nagar Link Rd, Chakala, Andheri (East), Mumbai, Maharashtra–400093, India

3. Think Education Advisory Services LLP

209, 2nd Floor, Marine Chambers, Vithaldas Thackersey Marg, New Marine Lines, Mumbai, Maharashtra–400020, India


Office 1, Symphony C, Ashok Nagar, Range Hills Rd, Off Pune University Rd, Pune, Maharashtra–411020, India


1. Gencor Learning Solutions Private Limited

Lakheshwari Sadan, Opp Maurya Lab, Road No 3, Rajendra Nagar, Patna, Bihar–800016, India


West Bengal

1. Agile Technologies And Solutions

1, Iswar Ganguly Street, Vasudeva Building, Top Floor, Kalighat, Kolkata, West Bengal–700026, India



1. KIIT University

KIIT School of Management, Campus-7, Patia, Bhubaneswar, Odisha–751024, India


 1. Assam Don Bosco University

Airport Road, Azara, Guwahati, Assam–781017, India



 1. Pearson Professional Centers

1-10-72/A/.2, Pochampalli House, 3rd floor, (Above Nike Showroom), S P Road, Begumpet, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500016, India

2. Edu-Kinect

#47, 2nd Floor, Silicon Valley, Image Garden Lane, Near HDFC Bank, Madhapur, Hyderabad, 500081, Telangana



 1. Indira Institute of Education

TC 27/594, V V Road, Vanchiyoor, Trivandrum, Kerala–695035, India

2. Rajagiri College Of Social Sciences

Rajagiri School of Management, Rajagiri Valley, P O Kakkanad, Cochin, Kerala–682039, India

Tamil Nadu

 1. Vellore Institute of Technology

Centre for Technical Support, Thiruvalam Road, Katpadi, Vellore, Tamil Nadu–632014

2. Pearson Professional Centers

6th Floor, Nelson Chambers, E, Block, 115, Nelson Manickam Road, Aminijikarai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu–600029, India

3. Indira Institute Of Education

#65/1, Tatabad 7th Street, S S Complex II, 100 Feet Road, Near BEA, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu–641012, India

4. National Institute Of Technology (NIT)

Tiruchirappalli, Tanjore Road, National Highway 67, Near BHEL Trichy, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu–620015, India



 1. Dr T M A Pai Polytechnic, Manipal Campus

M I T Campus, Eshwar Nagar, Udupi Manipal, Karnataka–576104, India

2. Pearson Professional Centers-Bangalore

#45, 3rd Floor, Trade Center, Dickenson Road, Next to Manipal Centre, Bangalore, Karnataka–560042, India

3. Think Education Advisory Services LLP.

146, KHB Colony, 60 Feet Road, 5th Cross Rd, Koramangala, Bangalore, Karnataka–560096, India

GMAT Paper Pattern

The GMAT exam has four sections to evaluate each required skill set of candidates:

#1. Analytical Writing Assessment: This measures the candidate’s ability to analyze and evaluate the information presented.

#2. Integrated Reasoning: This measures a candidate’s ability to analyze data and evaluate presented data in different formats.

#3. Quantitative Reasoning: This section measures the candidate’s ability to analyze data and draw conclusions.

#4. Verbal Reasoning: This section analyzes the candidate’s ability to understand written material and evaluates written arguments and correct written matters.

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GMAT Syllabus

MBA aspirants take the GMAT exam to take the entrance test to get admission to their favourite business schools or universities. As discussed above GMAT have four Sections:

Section Types of Question Number of Questions Time Allotted
Quantitative Problem Solving

Data Sufficiency

31 questions 62 minutes
Verbal Sentence Correction

Critical Reasoning

Reading Comprehension

36 questions 65 minutes
Integrated Reasoning Table Analysis

Graphics Interpretation

Multi-Source Reasoning

Two-Part Analysis

12 items 30 minutes
Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) Analysis of Argument 1 topic 30 minutes

GMAT Analytical Writing Assessment Syllabus

The Analytical Writing section will have to write or answer questions from a g8ven passage.

# Argument Essay: In this section, candidates have to analyze the reasoning and then structure an argument. Candidates will be scored according to how well they give arguments.

# Issue Essay: In this section, candidates have to write an essay on the issue. They will have to keep their opinion whether in support or present their opinion.

GMAT Integrated Reasoning Syllabus

This section was recently added to the GMAT exam syllabus. This tests your ability to evaluate the given data in the table. This section has 12 different types of questions:

# Table Analysis

# Two-Part Analysis

# Multisource Analysis

# Graphical Interpretation

GMAT Quantitative Reasoning

This section has two types of questions, i.e. Data sufficiency and problem-solving. Both sections will have 18 questions.

# Data sufficiency

It measures a candidate’s ability to examine a problem, differentiate between useful and useless data, and thereby solve the question.

# Problem solving

It measures the logistic and analytical skills of a candidate.

Multiples and factors Percentages Fractions
Decimals Number properties Permutation and combination
Profit and loss Simple and compound interest Speed, time, and distance
Probability Lines and angles Triangles
Rectangular solids and cylinders Circles Quadrilaterals

GMAT Verbal Reasoning Syllabus

This section comprises 36 MCQs and has three sub-sections including Critical reasoning, reading comprehension and sentence correction.

  Critical reasoning   Rhetorical Construction of the             s    sentences   Sentence correction related to                                                              I            finding error or omission
  Reading unseen passages     Subject-verb agreement             Misplaced modifiers
  Countable Vs Uncountable     Parallelism

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GMAT Exam Pattern Marks Distribution


Score Range

Analytical Writing Assessment 0-6
Integrated Reasoning 1-8
Verbal 0-60
Quantitative 0-60
Total 200-800

List of Universities Accepting GMAT

Institution name GMAT Score
Columbia University (NY) 732
Dartmouth College (Tuck) (NH) 722
Harvard University (MA) 730
Harvard University, Massachusetts 730+
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade 650+
Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad 650+
London Business School, London 700+
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Massachusetts 720+
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan) 728
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) 700+
National University Of Singapore, Singapore 660+
Northwestern University (Kellogg) (IL) 732
Stanford University (CA) 732
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 770+
The University Of British Columbia, Vancouver 650+
The University of California, Berkeley (UCB) 720+
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) 710+
The University Of Melbourne, Melbourne 700+
The University Of New South Wales,(Unsw, Sydney) 650+
The University Of Sydney, Sydney 600+
University of California—Berkeley (Haas) 726
University of Chicago (Booth) 731
University of Oxford, England 690+
University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) 732
XLRI, Jamshedpur 680+
Yale University (CT) 724

The GMAT exam is the entrance exam for admission to a foreign university to pursue a degree in management. It is widely accepted by different universities of the world. Therefore, register yourself for this exam now. Moreover, other than GMAT IELTS is also an important criterion to get admission to a foreign university. Therefore, don’t forget to enrol yourself for the IELTS test.

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