Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) is a national level entrance exam for PGDM courses in different colleges in India and South Africa.
The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) is an international independent body for management admissions in colleges across the globe; it was founded in 1953. The GMAC is actively committed to advancing the management, art and science admissions by convening and representing the industry and offering best-in-class products and services for schools and students.
GMAC conducts GMAT exam every year for students to get entrance into PGDM programs in India and South Africa, and the Executive Assessment, specifically designed for Executive MBA programs around the world. GMAC office is based in the United States with its branches in the United Kingdom, India, and Hong Kong.
Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) by GMAC
GMAT exam is an international level entrance exam for getting admissions to different PGDM courses across India and South Africa. The GMAT scores are acceptable in more than 2300+ colleges around the world. Apart from these top colleges of the world, even elite institutes of India like IIMs also accept GMAT scores. The GMAT is specially designed for management and business.
The candidates can get admission to the different business schools and participating institutes of India and South Africa according to their GMAT rankings.
5-times a year
Computer Based (Online)
Mandatory for entry into international management or Masters programs
US $250 (INR 18,300 approx)
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No negative marking
A score within 650-800 range is ideal to get admission into a reputed national / international colleges.
The aspiring students who have completed their graduation degree in any stream with 50% aggregate marks from the recognised university are eligible to apply for the GMAT exam. The candidates who are in the final year of bachelor’s degree can also apply to the GMAT exam. The minimum age criteria required for applying for the GMAT exam is 21 years. The maximum Number of Attempts is 8 for GMAT Exam.
Exam Format and Syllabus
The GMAT exam is conducted by online mode. The students are required to visit the specific exam centres specified on their hall tickets for giving online GMAT exam. The duration of the exam is 3.5 hours or 210 minutes. The GMAT exam paper will have 91 multiple choice questions (MCQs), that is divided into 4 major sections of:
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What’s New in the GMAT Exam?
The sectional time limit for each section has been revised
The candidates can choose the order of answering the sections
The candidates will not be able to review the answers.
Time saved in answering questions of one section cannot be carried over to the next section