GMAT 2019

Exam Date : 1st January 2019 To 23rd November 2019

GMAT 2019 Application Form, Dates, Syllabus, Pattern

GMAT 2018

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.

  • Conducting Authority: 

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.

  • Exam Pattern: 

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

  • Frequency:

 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.

  • Selection Order: 

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.

  • Enrollment Number:

GMAT exam is preferably taken by more than 2,00,000 candidates per year.

GMAT 2019 Exam Highlights

GMAT 2019 Summary

  Exam Type

Universal Screening Test (Post Graduate Management)


Management Studies

Exam Medium


Organized by

GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council)

  Percentile for Top B-Schools

> 80%-90%

  Exam Duration

3hours 30 minutes

Exam Name 

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

Educational Qualification

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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GMAT 2019 Important Dates

Application Process: 

  • The GMAT 2019 exam registration is available throughout the year.

  • The GMAT 2019 test is on an ongoing basis and it is up to the Candidate to apply for the GMAT 2019 at any time of the year.

  • Candidate keeping in mind that the results must be in time for the application dates at various college.

Examination Dates:

  •  The examination dates are to be chosen by the candidate accordingly from a list of available dates during that month/ period.

Rescheduling and retaking the GMAT:

  • If candidate rescheduled more than 7 days $50 is refunded.

  • Rescheduled less than 7 days no refund

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GMAT 2019 Eligibility

Age Limit for GMAT 2019:

  •  The minimum age limit to apply for the GMAT 2019 exam is 18 years. 

  • The candidate whose age is below the age of 18 years to get written permission from a parent or legal guardian.

Qualifying Exam for GMAT 2019:

  • The candidate who completed 12th and holds a Bachelor's degree in any field can apply for the GMAT exam throughout the year.

Marks Required for GMAT 2019:

  • The Candidate must have scored a minimum of 60% marks in their respective Bachelor's Degree field to be eligible.

Number of Attempts

  •  The candidate is eligible to attempt the GMAT exam only 5 times for a duration of 12 months.
  • It is mandatory that to be a minimum gap of 16 days before two GMAT attempts. 

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GMAT 2019 Application Process

Steps to register for the application process:

  • Official website: Log on to the official website for GMAT and create an Account by click on the tab “Take GMAT Exam”.

  • Date and location: Click on “Find Test Dates” under ‘the GMAT Exam’ head and enter the location and click on the Search button.

  • Test centres: A list of available GMAT Test Centers will be displayed.

  • Once the convenient GMAT test centre is selected, click on the Next button.

Note: One can select up to three GMAT Exam Centers in order to compare the availability. 

  • Credentials: Once you have finalized your GMAT test centre and date, provide your personal details such as name, email address, contact number, etc.

  • Create Account: Once you have successfully entered all the details, click on “Create Account”.

  • Access: candidate account will be created and now you have an access to your account.

  • Appointment: An appointment is scheduled once you complete the registration process.

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GMAT 2019 Application Form Details

Modes of Payment:

There are various acceptable modes of payment for the GMAT exam, the candidate can pay via both online and offline.

The Candidates applying Online can make the payment using any one of the following modes.

  • Credit Cards And Debit Cards

  • Visa

  • MasterCard

  • American Express

  • JCB

Candidates applying Offline for the GMAT exam can make the fee payment by any of the following (only applicable if the application is being sent by Post):

  • Cashier’s cheque

  • Money Orders

  • Personal cheque

Examination Fee: The Examination fee for GMAT exam is USD $250/-.

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GMAT 2019 Admit Card

  • Availability: The GMAT 2019 Admit Card can be downloaded from the official website of GMAT.
  • Alerts: Candidates who have subscribed to the email alerts will be informed through an email to download their GMAT admit card before a few days of the scheduled GMAT exam.

  • Credentials: The candidates should have to enter important credentials like Email ID and Password and click on the submit button to get the admit card for GMAT 2019.
  • Details on GMAT Admit Card: The GMAT Admit card will contain all the necessary information such as the candidate’s name and roll number, the time and the date of examination.

Admit Card for GMAT 2019: 

  • Rules: The GMAT Admit card also contains the important instructions the candidate must follow in order to understand the rules and regulations of the GMAT exam.
  • Note: Candidates should note that it is mandatory to carry the GMAT Admit card as well as their ID proof on the day of the GMAT examination.

  • Candidates failing to provide the Admit Card on the examination day will not be allowed to give the exam.

Documents to be carried along with Admit Card: Candidates should note that it is mandatory to bring the GMAT Admit card as well as their ID proof on the day of GMAT examination.

The following is a list of Valid ID proofs:

  • International Passport.

  • Government-issued driver’s license.

  • Government-issued national/state/province identity card.

  • Military identity card.

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GMAT 2019 Exam Pattern

  • Mode of GMAT Exam: GMAT is a computer-based exam which is held at a test centre chosen by the Candidate.
  • Duration of Exam: The duration of the GMAT exam is 3.5 hours, but it stretches to 4 including the breaks.

Marking Scheme for GMAT Exam: 

  • The scoring pattern for GMAT is unique, and the secret to the Pearson organization.
  • When the candidate answers a question correctly, the algorithm that used in the GMAT examination provides the subsequent questions become tougher and tougher.

  • Likewise, When the candidate answers a question incorrectly, the subsequent question is easier.

  • Marks Alotted: According to a survey, the overall GMAT Score ranges from around 200 to 800 which measures performance on the quantitative and verbal sections jointly, and the performance on the Analytical Writing Assessment and the Integrated Reasoning sections count separately.

The GMAT score of Verbal and Quantitative ranges from 0 to 60. An average GMAT score lies between 9 to 45 in verbal and 7 to 50 for quantitative. 

  • Verbal and Quantitative scores cannot be compared to each other but can be compared across all GMAT test Administrations. 

Exam Paper Sections: The GMAT exam consists of four sections mainly:

  • Analytical Writing Assessment: 30 Minutes, 01 Question, 0-6 Scoring range.

  • Integrated Reasoning: 30 Minutes, 12 Questions, 1-8 Scoring range.

  • Quantitative: 75 Minutes, 37 Questions, 0-60 Scoring range.

  • Verbal: 75 Minutes, 41 Questions, 0-60 Scoring range.

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GMAT 2019 Syllabus

Syllabus for Analytical Assessment section of GMAT:  This is the first section of the GMAT Examination. This section includes ONE of the following essays.

  • Argument essay

  • Issue essay

Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude section of GMAT: The Quantitative Aptitude measures the ability to solve quantitative problems and interpret graphical data.

  • Problem-solving in Arithmetic, Algebra, and Geometry.

  • Data sufficiency.

Syllabus for Integrated Reasoning section of GMAT:  This is the second section of the GMAT, this section measures your overall ability to understand and evaluate the multiple origins and types of information like verbal, numeric and graphical. These are the type of questions asked in the integrated reasoning section.

  • Multi-Source Reasoning.

  • Table Analysis.

  • Graphics Interpretation

  • Two-Part Analysis

Syllabus for Verbal Reasoning section of GMAT: The Verbal Section measures the candidate’s ability to read and comprehend the given material and to reason and further evaluate arguments, followed by correcting the material to form to a standard written English.

  • Reading comprehension

  • Sentence correction

  • Critical reasoning  

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GMAT 2019 Results

Availability of Results: 

  • The GMAT scores are provided immediately as soon as you finish your GMAT exam.

  • In GMAT average score is about 547.

  • Standford's leading average GMAT of 733 comfortably puts the incoming class among the top four per cent of all test takers,

  • The latest entering MBA students have GMATs that range from a low of 570 to a perfect score of 800.  

  • This is an unofficial GMAT result which will not be accepted by your institution, and will also not contain the score of the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) GMAT section. 

  • It is up to the Candidate if to keep or cancel the GMAT Result score.

  • If a candidate accepts the GMAT Result score, then it would be the Final GMAT Result score and an official mail would be sent to your registered email consisting of your GMAT Result Score Card within three weeks of the GMAT test.

  • Note that a cancelled GMAT result score can be retrieved within a time period of 60 days by paying a fee of USD 100, after 60 days, a cancelled GMAT Result score cannot be accessed.

How to Obtain the GMAT Score Card: 

  • The GMAT Result score is accessible on the official website of GMAT. Once it is made available, it can be accessed at any time of the year.

  • The candidates will also be sent an email to their registered Email ID which will include a unique link, within 20 days of taking the GMAT test to view their official GMAT score report.

  • The email will be with complete instructions about accessing the GMAT Result score.

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GMAT 2019 Counselling

The following is the process for getting admission into colleges across the world accepting GMAT scores:

  • The GMAT fee consists of 5 free score reports.

  • It is advised to plan the programs and colleges the candidate is interested in early, so as to fill up the details fast and calmly.

  • Candidate must research what career he/she wants to change and geographically to be able to wisely pick the perfect school.

  • Harvard Business School and Ross Business School are more into General MBA.

  • University of Virginia Darden School of Business and Mc Donough School of Business, Georgetown University are more D.C. focussed.

  • University of California, Los Angeles is noted for Media, Kellog School of Management for marketing, while some others are for consulting.

  • Admissions depend on the GMAT Score, work experience, essays, letter of recommendation, SoPs or Statement of Purpose and of course some luck.

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Colleges which accept [GMAT]

Want to get in ?
Post Graduate Diploma in Management [PGDM], batch of 2020
01 Apr 2019
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
  • The criteria for admission is minimum 60% in UG and  should crack tests like CAT/MAT/GMAT. 
  • I took MAT test and scored more than 75 percentile and 650 score.

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Bachelor of Business Administration [BBA], batch of 2019
12 Mar 2019
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

The eligibility for taking admission in my college is 70% up. The admission procedures are systematically planned through proper interview processes. For MBA, a student needs to give GMAT or MAT exams

Want to get in ?
Master of Business Administration [MBA], batch of 2020
15 Dec 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

For MBA you need to appear for any management exam like mat, cat, GMAT,pgcet(only for Karnataka students).

Want to get in ?
Post Graduate Diploma in Management [PGDM], batch of 2017
16 Apr 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Indus Business Academy one of the best institute and it is in top 1% of B-Schools. MAT, CAT, and GMAT are the eligibility criteria for applying for courses in this institute with 60% aggregate. I personally took MAT as my entrance exam and got an average of 75% and got a seat there. The facilities that this college provides is not less than other colleges like IIM'S. If you want to lead in your corporate career then this is the best option.

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Master of Business Administration [MBA], batch of 2019
03 Mar 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

A bachelor's degree (minimum 10+2+3 years of formal education) or equivalent in any discipline At least 5 years of full time post qualification managerial/professional experience as on March 31, 2018. Valid GMAT Score (taken within last 36 months of application date).

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Master of Business Administration [MBA], batch of 2018
25 Feb 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

I took admission through GMAT My college took GD and interview They asked all subject related questions it was not that tough I cleared it easily

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Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Finance), batch of 2018
19 Jan 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process


The student who completed the bachelor's degree with the aggregate of 50% is eligible to get the admission in this college. CMAT, CAT, XAT, MAT, ATMA, and GMAT are some of the entrance exams to get the admission this college.

Want to get in ?
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (International Business), batch of 2019
05 Jan 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Any national level MBA exam will get you qualified for admission but with others steps too. As it is a prestigious school there will be a sequence of good and interviews which will lead to the successful admission into the school. I gave my GMAT for admission to our school. Cutoffs vary with competition and applications.

Want to get in ?
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Human Resource Management), batch of 2018
20 Dec 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

The admission procedure for admission is through exams like CAT, GMAT etc. If the percentile or marks clear the cutoff then there is an interview round after which the selection is done. I gave CAT and I am pursuing MBA in HR.

Want to get in ?
Post Graduate Diploma in Management [PGDM], batch of 2018
02 Dec 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

To get admission in this college, the candidate must clear the NPAT exam and must have passed the 12th from a recognized institute. Standardized scores like GMAT are also accepted.

Discussion Forum

Is Coachin an exam centre?

I wanted to know whether Cochin is an examination centre of GMAT and are there any nearby centres?

Asked By: Punish Tiwari,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Punish,

Yes, Cochin is an exam centre. There are several other exam centres nearby Cochin 

How to score perfect scores in GMAT?

How to score perfect 800 in GMAT?

Asked By: Inder Khanna,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Inder,

Thanks for your question. There is no hard and fast rule to score perfect marks but following reference books and solving mock paper assures good results.

Is there any Mock or Sample papers available for GMAT Exam?

Hi I am Jaga, I want to know whether mock test are carried out or any sort of sample papers are available for GMAT?

Asked By: Jaga Rampi,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Jaga,

The mock paper for GMAT EXAM IS

I want to know regarding the Syllabus for GMAT

Hi I am Pratik , Can you suggest Aptitude syllabus for GMAT?

Asked By: Pratik Singh,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Pratik, 

Thanks for your question

The syllabus for GMAT is

GMAT 2017 Algebra

Will the GMAT exam test the candidate's on Algebra?

Asked By: Riley Francis,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Yes, the GMAT exam tests the candidate's knowledge of algebra, geometry, etc.

GMAT 2017 Computer adaptive test

Will the GMAT exam be a computer adaptive test?

Asked By: Mikesh Chowdhary,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Yes, the GMAT exam is a computer adaptive test.

GMAT 2017 Gap Period

What should be the gap period between the two attempts?

Asked By: Janice Fernandes,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The candidate should make sure that there is a gap period of at least 16 days between the two attempts.

GMAT 2017 authority

Who administers the GMAT exam?

Asked By: Claire Royan,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The GMAT exam is administered by the US-based Pearson VUE, under the strict direction of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).

GMAT 2017 basis of testing

What is the basis of testing in the GMAT exam?

Asked By: Shamita Rao,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The GMAT exam tests the candidate's analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English through a computer adaptive algorithm.

GMAT 2017 Purpose

Why is the GMAT exam conducted?

Asked By: Asha Ronald,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The GMAT exam is used by 5,900+ programs across 2,000+ universities and institutions across the world as a part of their selection criteria for admissions.