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

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The Graduate Management Admission Test also known as GMAT is mostly taken by the MBA aspirants who wish to study in a foreign country This test assesses the students on the basis of their Integrated Reasoning skills, Quantitative skills, Verbal skills, and Analytical Writing Assessment skill. The best structure and pattern of this exam make it really tough and exciting at the same time. Due to the course structure of this exam, some aspirants often get confused as to which exam will fulfill their MBA needs better: GMAT or GRE. It is essential for the students to learn that the recognised business schools gobally use the GMAT score to assess a students profile and conclude their admission.

Eligibility Requirements for GMAT

Age Limit: There isn't any age limit to give the exam. For the minimum age limit, GMAC has interpreted that the student need to be at least 18 years old. However, it has been announced that aspirants that fall in the age group of 13 to 17 are also allowed to attempt the exam given that they have a written approval or consent provided by their legal guardians or parents.

Language Requirements: The GMAT test is designed to be attempted in English; hence basic knowledge of understanding and fluency in the language is a must for the students. In case you want to clear the exam, you must have the skills to grasp the twisted and confusing questions asked in the exam. The exam is complicated; henceforth, its aspirants must have excellent command over the English language.

Other Restrictions: According to the GMAC, any individual regardless of their gender, age, nationality, religion, academic background, etc. can appear for the exam without any discrimination. This includes differently-abled students as well, who are provided with special exam accommodation upon request. For such aspirants, the medical documents that define a candidate’s disability are put confidential, which has been thoroughly described in the privacy statement declared by the GMAC.

GMAT Eligibility FAQs

Q. Can I take the GMAT test after completing 12th or high school?

A. No, one needs to finish an undergraduate degree to give the GMAT exam.

Q. Is there any minimum academic qualification to take the GMAT?

A. There is no minimum academic qualification to take the GMAT exam. Usually, Students appear for the GMAT after completing their undergraduate degree or while they are in their final year of undergraduate program. Working professionals also give the GMAT test.

Q Do students need to have any minimum academic scores to give the GMAT exam?

A. GMAC has not set any cut-off for marks/grades to appear for the GMAT test. However, students should not ignore the importance of the academic scores as they need them while securing admission to a B-school.

Q. Are there any work experience required for working professionals in order to give the GMAT test?

A. Just like academic scores, there aren't any requirement for work experience to give the GMAT exam. Candidates without any work experience can also appear for the GMAT exam. As with the academic scores, work experience will also matter while seeking admission to a B-school.

Q. Are there any restrictions on the number of attempts for the GMAT exam?

A. There are certain conditions laid down by the GMAC for giving the GMAT:

  • Candidates can take the GMAT test only once in 16 days.
  • Candidates are allowed to take up to 5 attempts in a period of 12 months.
  • Candidates can take 8 attempts in a lifetime.

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