GMAT stands for Graduate Management Admission Test. It is a standardized aptitude test with a pre-defined syllabus and is required for admission to many of the world's leading Business Schools.

The GMAT score is generally accepted as one of the most valid and reliable testing schemes in graduate business schools. The exam is designed to measure the skills students require to succeed in the challenging curriculum. Being a computer-adaptive exam, it is one that assesses the student's verbal, quantitative and analytical writing skills rather than a handwritten test. Being computer-based, the GMAT exam can determine the student's ability by selecting questions based on previous answers. As the student progresses with the exam, the difficulty of questions alters in accordance with the number of correct or incorrect answers given

The GMAT consists of four sections:

  • AWA (Analytical Writing Assessment)
  • Integrated Reasoning
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Verbal Reasoning

The GMAT can be taken in 94 countries across the world. Appointments are available six days a week all year round. Students can appear for the GMAT once every calendar month and a maximum of five times in one calendar year with scores being valid for up to five years. If a student is fortunate enough to score a perfect 800 in the GMAT he/she cannot take the GMAT again for five years (until after their score expires).

The cost to take the GMAT is US$ 250.00 In addition to the cost of taking the GMAT, other charges may apply in certain circumstances:

  • Re-scheduling the GMAT costs an additional US$ 50.00 and this has to be done at least 7 calendar days prior to the test day.
  • Scores need to be confirmed or cancelled by the student at the end of the test. To reinstate a cancelled score, a fee of $ 100.00 has to be paid.

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