GMAT 2021 Exam - Dates, Registration, Test Format, Eligibility & Fees

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GMAT Exam 2022

The GMAT exam is a computer-adaptive test that evaluates the students’ analytical writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in basic written English. The cost of giving the GMAT Exam is the US $250. This exam 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.

In this article, we will inform you about each and every aspect related to GMAT including GMAT Registration to GMAT Exam Structure and more:

Since, 16th April 2018, the Graduate Management Admission Council has shortened the GMAT exam by 30 minutes.  Currently the exam is of 3 hours and 30 minutes including test instructions and breaks. The Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative sections were shortened by 13 and 10 minutes individually. The Integrated Reasoning and Analytical Writing Assessment along with the Score Preview and the optional break time remained the same. These changes do not have any impact on scoring in the less Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative sections as only the unscored items have been excluded by the GMAC. GMAT has a feature that gives the students with the flexibility to customize their GMAT experience by selecting the section order in which they feel most comfortable appearing for the exam.

Why take the GMAT Exam?

It is the most globally accepted exam for MBA admissions around teh world. No other exam has as wide acceptability as GMAT, as per the GMAC, worldwide 9 out of 10 MBA enrollments are made through GMAT Score. Further, 2,300 + schools accept GMAT Scores for giving admission. Also, there are 650 testing centers in 114 countries that administer the GMAT Exam.

GMAT 2021: Key Highlights:

Exam Name


GMAT full form

Graduate Management Admission Test

Official Website

Most popular for

MBA courses outside India, check 500 + colleges on Shiksha

 Also accepted for

MS courses outside India

MBA courses in India

 Conducted by

GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council)

Mode of Exam

Computer-based adaptive test

GMAT fee

US $250 (INR 18,300 approx)

Score Range

Min 200, Max 800

GMAT Contact

+91 120-439-7830, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Indian Standard Time
Fax: +91-120-4001660.
Email: GMATCandidateServicesAPAC@

What is the Eligibility criteria for the GMAT exam?

As such, there is no eligibility criteria set by GMAC, the body conducting the GMAT exam. But, one should always meet the eligibility criteria set by the university/college students aspires to get into after giving the GMAT.

Age criteria

  • The candidate must have completed 18 years of age
  • There is no upper age limit for the candidate
  • If the candidate is between 13 to 17 years old, they should have permission in writing from their parents or legal guardian

Educational qualification

  • GMAC hasn't announced any official statement regarding qualification required to appear for GMAT
  • Candidates who wish to enroll for an MBA programme should possess a graduate degree in any discipline from a recognized university

How to Register for GMAT?

As oer the GMAC, you 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, however, the slot is not available at the last moment. Therefore, it is advised to book your preferred slot well before the planned exam date.

Ways to register for GMAT:

  • Online
  • Phone
  • Postal mail

Exam Pattern for GMAT

The GMAT Exam includes four Modules:

  • Analytical Writing
  • Integrated Reasoning
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Verbal Reasoning

GMAT exam pattern


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