All About GMAT

Today’s global economy, is more challenging, more competitive and more demanding. To prove the world that you have what it takes to be the global manager, you should take the GMAT exam. Do you want to excel in  finance, architecture, operations in banking or Human resources? You name it, GMAT is the prerequisite for 6000 business and management programs worldwide. Being the best manager, excelling in business requires one thing, an unparalleled business education. For that you need to prepare yourself to the challenge that opens doors to a whole new world of opportunity. GMAT is the test that takes you places.

Why should you take the GMAT exam?

There shouldn’t be any comparison or compromise when it comes to your career advancement and professional growth. Through the test scores, you can show the schools the skills that you have, that matters the most to the B School. Gmat test you for this four section :
Argumentative analysis through an essay, integrated reasoning, quantitative and verbal ability.
More number of top graduate B Schools prefer GMAT score for selecting the candidates. Let’s have a look at the recommendations of the  also speak of the advantages they had after they took the GMAT and got into the best B School in India.


Let’s see what are some of the Recommendations by the test takers:
One of ISB’s alumni have to tell the aspirants that it’s better you take the GMAT early. I took the GMAT exam right after my college. Better to start with the guide for GMAT available on net. Give mock tests of various institutions and keep in mind the official guide of GMAT. –  IIM B Alumni, 2014

The primary resource that helped me go back to the study mode after working about 7 years is Byju. I stuck to the way the official guide and the preparation material that I got from Byju enrolling for GMAT.      – Biswanath Das, IIM L, Class of 2013

The GMAT is extremely important in the process of whole application into the management education. Because I was doing the preparation, I was extremely skeptical about the components of the GMAT. One I got into a B school I got to know that the importance of reading comprehension, how important it is to have a reasoning capacity, how important it is to have a good quantitative ability. One shouldn’t just take GMAT as a prequel to get  into the B School rather These things will stay with you for the first three o four months of the MBA program. Every point counts in the score.
– IIM Indore Alumni

What is cost to take the GMAT test?

The cost to take the GMAT exam is US $250 globally

When can I take the test?


The GMAT exam is available when you’re ready to take it. Testing is available around the world in state-of-the-art facilities designed to provide an unparalleled test-taking experience so that you can perform your best. Is it available all through the year. However, you can reappear for the test after 16 days of attempt and no more than five times in a 12-month period.

For how long the GMAT score is valid?
For Five years.

What are the sections that GMAT tests and timing of the sections?

GMAT Test Section Number of Questions Question Types Duration
Analytical Writing Assessment 1 Topic Analysis of Argument 30 Minutes
Integrated Reasoning 12 Questions Multi-Source Reasoning

Graphics Interpretation

Two-Part Analysis

Table Analysis

30 Minutes
Quantitative 37 Questions Data Sufficiency

Problem Solving

75 Minutes
Verbal 41 Questions Reading Comprehension

Critical Reasoning

Sentence Correction

75 Minutes
Total Exam Time 3hrs, 30 minutes


In which city in India are the centers available for GMAT exam?
GMAT is conducted in the following cities:
Hyderabad Visakhapatnam,Delhi, Ahmedabad, Ranchi, Bangalore, Kochi, Indore, Mumbai Nagpur, Pune, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Lucknow, Kolkata and Jaipur

Which colleges in India are accepting GMAT scores?
Below is the list of some of the top management institute in India that accepts GMAT score:

  • ISB, Hyderabad & Mohali
  • IIM, Ahmedabad
  • S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai
  • IIM Bangalore
  • MDI, Gurgaon
  • Great Lakes, Chennai
  • XLRI, Jamshedpur
  • IIM, Lucknow
  • IMT, Ghaziabad, Hyderabad, Nagpur & Dubai
  • IIM, Calcutta
  • IIM Indore
  • IIM, Kozhikode
  • School of Management, NMIMS, Mumbai
  • FMS Delhi
  • ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad & Mumbai
  • TAPMI Manipal
  • Dept. of Management, BITS Pilani, Rajasthan
  • IIFT, Delhi & Kolkata
  • XIM, Bhubaneswar
  • TISS Mumbai
  • IIM Ranchi
  • IIM Rohtak
  • IIM, Tiruchirappalli
  • IIM, Raipur
  • GITAM School of International Business, Visakhapatnam
  • School of Economics, Pune

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