GMAT 2020 Eligibility

Exam Date : January 1, 2020 To November 23, 2020

Mainly, the eligibility criteria for GMAT Entrance Exam is a candidate should have a graduate degree in any discipline from any recognized University. A candidate should be of 18 years of age minimum to apply and fill the GMAT Application form. A candidate should possess at least or minimum 60% of aggregate in graduation.

The candidate can go through the GMAT Entrance exam syllabus also. It has a long list of fundamental criteria which a candidate has to qualify and follow. Reserved Candidates have different criteria to write this exam. A candidate can read below all kind of eligibility criteria and proceed accordingly.

GMAT Eligibility 2020

Interested candidates must make sure they satisfy all elements in GMAT Entrance Exam Eligibility Criteria. They are discussed below with its classification.

Fundamental Criteria

  • Nationality of a particular candidate is not a constraint or an element in GMAT criteria. The GMAT exam is an international level of exam and hence, any candidate from any country aspiring to pursue an MBA can take GMAT.

  • GMAT eligibility criteria have not prescribed the maximum age limit for a candidate. However, an aspirant taking GMAT must be at least 18 years of age. If the age of a candidate happens to be within 13 to 17 years, then that particular candidate must produce written proof of consent from his or her guardian.

Specific Criteria

  • Educational qualification criterion varies between each university. But most universities commonly demand a basic degree from any recognized college or institute.
  • Every applicant is entitled to take the GMAT Exam 5 times in a year and 8 for a lifetime.
  • Nevertheless, candidates must make another attempt in GMAT only after 16 days of the previously held GMAT test.
  • Most importantly, aspirants who score a perfect 800 as score must wait for 5 years to attempt GMAT exam once again.

GMAT 2020 University Acceptance Criteria 

Over 600 universities around the world accept the GMAT exam as an eligibility entrance test for admission. However, each university has rights to define their eligibility criteria.

  • Some Universities would have outlined the eligibility criteria based on each course program.
  • Even if a student fails to notice them, GMAT 2020 exam offers a wide scope of opportunities and a candidate can opt for other colleges as well.

Key points to ensure your GMAT Exam Eligibility 

  • Candidate must have a minimum three-year bachelor's degree according to GMAT Exam Eligibility.
  • Candidates may choose to appear for GMAT Exam five times within 16 days as per GMAT Exam Eligibility.
  • There is no upper age limit for the GMAT Exam.

NOTE: The GMAT 2020 Score is valid for 5 years. Candidates should have a thorough idea about GMAT 2020 eligibility before proceeding with the registration.

GMAT 2020 Criteria for Disabled Candidates

Test-takers with disability are also entitled to take GMAT 2020 Exam. Certain criteria have been framed exclusively for disabled candidates which are discussed below.

A disabled candidate is expected to mention the following in his or her application and he or she is completely responsible for the shared data.

Candidates must mention, the existence of an impairment or disability that limits a major life activity.

  • The current level of disability or impairment and how it prevents a person from taking a computer-adaptive GMAT exam under normal conditions.
  • The convincing rationale as to why special accommodation must be given inside the GMAT 2020 exam hall.

We have mentioned the list of disabilities for which special accommodation will be provided.

Disability Name Website for Reference
Learning and Cognitive Disease
Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
Sensor Disability
Physical and Systematic Disease
Psychological Disease

Website links provided are of the official website. Hence, candidates can get credible information for various disabilities.

After Ensuring GMAT 2020 Eligibility

Candidates can fill the following information only after he or she fulfils the eligibility criteria. After creating an account on GMAT exam official website, one can fill important details like name, date of birth and other personal details.

Background data such as nationality, ethnicity, gender must also be filled. Candidates must also upload a photograph, digital signature, and other necessary documents according to the given specifications. Finally, payment for GMAT Application must be done.

GMAT Online - System Requirements

Candidates are required to have their personal computers/laptops satisfy the following requirements to be able to take the test. Hence, it is always better to make sure to check these requirements before applying for the examination.

 GMAT Online System Requirements
Equipment Technical System Requirement
Operating System All operating systems should be genuine and not copyrighted.
Only Windows 10, Windows 8 (32 and 64 bit), Mac OS 10.13 and above (excluding beta versions)
Every other operating system or versions of operating systems are not eligible.
Firewall Do not take the examination in setting with a corporate firewall (or VPN), or alert your network provider about the network requirements
Display Minimum resolution: 1024 x 768 in 16-bit colour. Additional monitors are forbidden.
Internet Browser Latest versions of Microsoft Edge, Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox for online registrations and other exam-related work.
Internet Connection A consistent connection speed of 1 Mbps down/up is essential. Try to use wired networks as opposed to wireless networks. Mobile hotspot and internet tethering is completely prohibited
Webcam This must have a minimum specification of 640x480 at 10 fps. Webcam can be internal or external. 
Browser Settings Internet cookies must be enabled. Any pop-up blocking application must be disabled.
Work Computer It is recommended to use personal computers as work computers might not allow the OnVUE software. 
Power Ensure that the system is connected to a power source before starting the examination and to avoid the battery getting drained during the examination.

Note 1: Mac OS users need to make sure that they allow the OnVUE software within their "System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy" settings for Microphone, Camera, Automation, and Input Monitoring.

Note 2: Make sure that the audio and microphone are not muted before starting the examination to avoid complications during the proctor check-in.

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Discussion Forum

The score of GMAT is valid for how many years?

The score of GMAT is valid for how many years?

Asked By: Suresh Jaiswal,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hello Suresh,

The score is valid for 5 years. Check your Eligibility for GMAT here.


Is there any age limit criteria for the exam?

Is there any age limit criteria for the exam?

Asked By: Ramesh Mahajan,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hello Ramesh,

There is no maximum age limit. but the minimum age limit for GMAT should be at least 18 years of age.


GMAT 2017 Gap between two attempts

Should there be any gap between two attempts?

Asked By: Avantika S,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Yes, there needs to be a minimum gap of 16 days before two GMAT attempts.

GMAT 2017 Eligibility criteria regarding age limit

I am 14 years old. Can I write the GMAT exam?

Asked By: Feroz Khan,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Yes, the candidate can write the GMAT exam but with the guardian's written consent.

GMAT 2017 Eligibility criteria regarding qualifying marks

What is the required qualifying marks for the GMAT exam?

Asked By: Dareena Lobo,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The candidates should have scored at least 60% in the respective course to be eligible for GMAT.

Do you require a specific cutoff to write GMAT?

what is the cutoff to be eligible to write GMAT 2017 exam?

Asked By: Vijith Mehta,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise
  • The eligibility criteria for the GMAT exam have not been officially stated by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), but the candidates must possess the following qualification to take admission in the MBA programme of a foreign university.
  • Candidate must be a graduate from a recognized board or university
  • Candidate must be proficient in English Language.

Age limit for GMAT

Is there any age limit in order to be eligible for GMAT?

Asked By: Rasika R,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The applicant must be at least 18 years of age in order to be eligible to write the exam.

However, there is no upper age limit to apply for the exam.


Degree for GMAT.

Is there any particular degree required to be eligible for GMAT ?

Asked By: Tanya M,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

In order to be eligible for Gmat, the candidate should be a graduate of any stream, from a recognized institution.

Candidate under 18 years

What if I'm a candidate under the age of 18?

Asked By: Saloni Chopda,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

eligibility criteria

Is an UG candidate eligible to write GMAT?

Asked By: surya,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise
  • Yes, once you've cleared your 12th boards, you can write the exam as you are eligible for GMAT.