GMAT 2019 Application Form, Dates, Syllabus, Pattern
GMAT Exam 2019 Introduction
Fullform of GMAT is Graduate Management Admission Test. It is conducted for admission into management programmes in various colleges across the globe.
GMAT - A Detailed View
About GMAT Exam:
Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) conducts GMAT throughout the year. Exam dates can be chosen during GMAT registration. The GMAT 2019 result declaration will occur soon after the exam.
GMAT is a computer adaptive test and not a computer based test (CBT). Computer adaptive test means the level of difficulty of a particular question depends on the answer given to the previous question.
Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) is a US - based Pearson VUE, Educational Testing Service. It conducts GMAT exam with strict directions. GMAT is an eligible entrance exam to pursue MBA. More than 2,300 graduate business schools around the globe accept GMAT scores.
GMAT Exam View
Universities Accepting GMAT Score:
Universities across the world accept GMAT scores. It opens the gateway for students aspiring to do MBA overseas. Even in India several reputed institutes like XLRI accept GMAT scores.
GMAT Score - Invaluable:
GMAT fulfills the candidate's aspirations of studying in his or her dream university. GMAT syllabus is designed for a higher level of difficulty but the value of GMAT score is priceless. It creates opportunities for a better life and career.
GMAT exam pattern is framed to test the competencies of a student in verbal, critical and analytical thinking. Further, the exam pattern is modified. In the new exam pattern the timing of the exam has been reduced by 30 minutes. The total duration of the exam is 3 hours 30 minutes.
The new exam pattern is in effect from 16th April 2019.
GMAT - Analysis in Numbers
A student can attempt GMAT for 5 times in a year. The next attempt can be made with a gap span of 16 days. The scores will be sent to the concerned university within 20 days after the GMAT 2019 result is released.
GMAT score is the single eligibility score required by colleges and universities for admissions. Recently, a new option has been added to improve flexibility. GMAT 2019 exam offers 'Select section order' in which a candidate can select his or her comfortable order for attempting the test.
Yet another update is the elimination of profile update questions on test day. It was done by GMAC the authority conducting GMAT exams.
GMAT exam is preferably taken by more than 2,00,000 candidates per year.
GMAT 2019 Exam Highlights
GMAT 2019 Summary
Universal Screening Test (Post Graduate Management)
GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council)
Percentile for Top B-Schools
3hours 30 minutes
GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)
GMAT 2019 Important Dates
Begins with Registration: GMAT offers the most flexible dates for registration. A person can register for GMAT 2019 all over the year.
Exam Day: Check out the important dates or timeline in the GMAT handbook available on the official website and specify the exam date.
Admit Card: GMAT admit card can be accessed and downloaded by the candidate on GMAT official website.
Check GMAT 2019 Important Dates section to know more about GMAT exam dates, admit card release date and results.
GMAT 2019 Eligibility
Any aspiring graduate from any stream of engineering or degree course with a minimum of 60% in his or her qualifying exam is entitled to apply for GMAT.
The GMAC has not prescribed any age limit for candidates taking GMAT exam. Moreover, the GMAT scores are valid for a period of 5 years. Therfore, offers a wide scope.
Detailed information regarding GMAT eligibility is provided in GMAT 2019 Eligibility section. Do visit the page and get to know about eligibility.
GMAT Syllabus 2019
GMAT syllabus is defined in a way that the GMAT exam has 4 major sections namely analytical writing, integrated reasoning, quantitative section and verbal reasoning.
Any aspiring candidate must know the syllabus entirely to crack the exam.
Practice is the key. Candidates can plan a rigorous practice schedule to solve question quickly.
- The detailed information is provided in GMAT 2019 Syllabus. Kindly look into that page.
GMAT Exam Pattern 2019
GMAT exam duration lasts for 3 hours and 30 minutes. Although candidates are not allowed to wear watches, the availability of an onscreen timer serves the purpose of a clock.
GMAT exam also provides the student an onscreen calculator, which can be used for the quantitative section.
- Check GMAT 2019 Exam Pattern to get detailed information on GMAT exam pattern and marking scheme.
GMAT 2019 Application process
GMAT is only exam which offers flexible dates. The candidate can visit the official webpage and apply. Depending on the level of preparedness a student can schedule the exam.
As this is an universal exam, the fee has to be paid in dollars. The cost of the application fee is US $250. It is equivalent to INR 15,000 to 16,000.
- The detailed information is provided in the GMAT 2019 Application Process. And candidates are advised to check out that section.
GMAT Exam Centres 2019
Test centres for GMAT can be decided by the test-taker itself according to his or her availability. However, the slots for the exam are decided by GMAC based upon the number of seats filled.
There are 32 GMAT test centers in 28 Indian cities across our country.
- For more information regarding test centres visit: GMAT 2019 Exam Centres.
GMAT 2019 Admit Card
Date: The release date of the admit card will be intimated online to the candidate.
Information: Exam centre and time slot both will be mentioned on the admit card of GMAT exam.
Download: Admit card can be downloaded in PDF format by the candidates.
- More information regarding GMAT hall ticket is present on the GMAT 2019 Admit Card section.
GMAT 2019 Result
The best part in taking a GMAT exam is that, just after a test-taker finishes the exam, an unofficial scorecard pops up on his or her screen. Well, this helps the candidate to guage his or her performance.
In GMAT exam, broadly the scores lie between 200 - 800. But for 2/3rd of the candidates, the scores are between the range of 400 - 600.
An official GMAT result card will be sent to the aspirant's mail id later.
- For more information regarding GMAT results visit the GMAT 2019 Results section.
GMAT 2019 Counselling - Decide Your B School
Before the commencement of GMAT exam the test-taker can select 5 B schools. GMAT will send the candidate's official GMAT scorecard to those desired B schools by mail.
This cost for sending scores is inclusive in the GMAT application fee that was paid.
Further, if a candidate wants to send his or her scores to additional business schools then an extra payment has to be made on the GMAT official website
- For more information regarding admission in colleges visit the GMAT 2019 Counselling section.
GMAT 2019 FAQs
Q: What is GMAT exam?
GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is a test conducted to assess quantitative, verbal, analytical, and English skills. GMAT scores are used by business schools for admission to a graduate management program.
Q: Who is eligible to apply for GMAT?
Candidates with a minimum of 50% aggregate in Bachelor's degree can participate in GMAT.
Q: Can a candidate write GMAT twice a year?
Candidates can write GMAT five times a year and the minimum gap between the attempts should be at least 16 days. A candidate can write GMAT for a maximum of 8 times.
Q: How does GMAT score help the candidate to gain admission into various colleges?
Many colleges in India, admits candidates based on their GMAT score. In some colleges, candidates are provided admission based on the marks obtained in the college's entrance exam and also GMAT score.
Q: What is the validity of GMAT score?
GMAT score is valid for five years.
Q: What should be the age limit of the candidates to apply for GMAT?
Candidates below 17 years of age cannot apply for the exam.
Q: When can a candidate register for GMAT?
There is no specific date to register for the exam. Candidates can take up the exam as per their convenience.
Q: Should English language be known by the candidate?
Yes. Candidates who wish to take up GMAT must be fluent in English.
Q: Where can the application form be obtained?
Candidates can take up GMAT after they have successfully completed the application form from the official website.
Q: What is the application form fee for GMAT?
The GMAT exam fees will be USD 250 (INR 15,000-16,000) for GMAT.
Q: Can the application form fee be refunded?
GMAT application form fee can be refunded if cancellation is done 7 days prior to the exam. No fee will be refunded if cancellation is done within 7 days of the exam date.
Q: Can the exam be rescheduled?
Yes. Candidates can reschedule the exam date. Candidates should pay up to USD 250 to reschedule the exam.