GMAT 2019 Exam
GMAT is a computer-adaptive test which assesses a person’s analytical writing, quantitative, verbal and reading skills in standard written English. The full form of GMAT is Graduate Management Admission Test. This test is taken in preparation for being admitted into a graduate management program, such as MBA and Masters in Finance related courses.
The GMAT exam is a computer adaptive test and not a computer-based test, which means that the candidate will get one question at a time and depending on the accuracy of the previous answer, the difficulty level of the next question will be ascertained.
Recent updates in GMAT: The Graduate Management Admission Council has shortened the GMAT exam by 30 minutes which will be effective from 16 April 2018. The new exam will be of 3 hours and 30 minutes including test instructions and breaks. The Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative sections are shortened by 13 and 10 minutes respectively. The Integrated Reasoning and Analytical Writing Assessment along with the Score Preview and the optional break time will remain the same. These changes will not have any impact on scoring in the shortened Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative sections as only the unscored items have been removed by the GMAC. GMAT has a feature that provides candidates with the flexibility to customize their GMAT experience by choosing the section order in which they feel most comfortable taking the exam.
GMAT 2019: Key Highlights
GMAT full form
Graduate Management Admission Test
Most popular for
MBA courses outside India
Also accepted for
MS courses outside India and MBA courses in India
GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council)
Mode of Exam
Computer-based adaptive test
Min 200, Max 800
+91 120-439-7830, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Indian Standard Time
GMAT 2019 Fees
The application fee for GMAT 2019 is $250, which would roughly translate to Rs 15,000-16,000 approximately. Also, if the applicants want to change the center or reschedule the test then they will be charged $50 extra.
GMAT Cancellation Fee
If you cancel the exam more than 7 days before the test date then you will be refunded US$80. Also, if you cancel within the 7 days of the test date then you will not get any refund. Moreover, the test appointment cannot be canceled within the 24 hours of the scheduled test and time.
GMAT Rescheduling Fee
If you reschedule the exam more than 7 days before the test date you have to pay US$60.00 fee. Also, if you reschedule the exam within the 7 days of the test date you have to pay US$250.00 fee. Moreover, the exam cannot be rescheduled within the 24 hours of the scheduled test date and time.
GMAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria
As such, there is no set eligibility criteria set by GMAC, the body conducting GMAT for appearing for the GMAT exam. However, one should always meet the eligibility criteria set by the university/college one aspires to get into after giving the GMAT.
- The candidate must have completed 18 years of age
- There is no upper age limit of the candidate
- If the candidate is between 13 to 17 years old, they should have permission in writing from their parents or legal guardian
- GMAC has not announced any official statement regarding qualification required to appear for GMAT
- Candidates who wish to enroll for MBA programme should possess a graduate degree in any discipline from a recognized university
The candidates can avail their GMAT result as soon as the exam is over. The candidate will have an option of accepting it or rejecting it. In the case of accepting the result, the candidate and the institutes of choice can view the result; but if the candidate declines the result none of the parties will be able to view the result of GMAT. Once the exam is over, candidates can download the non-official GMAT result. The main GMAT result can be downloaded only after 20 working days from one’s individual account on the GMAT website.
How to Register for GMAT Exam 2019
GMAT is a management entrance exam conducted round the year where the candidates have the flexibility to take the exam on any day depending on the availability and time slot. The number of GMAT applicants is increasing immensely every year, and thus, finding the slot becomes more difficult every time you wish to appear for the exam. You need to make sure that at the time of booking your slot, your preferential test center is also available on the chosen date.
There are no specific GMAT eligibility criteria,apart from the fact that the candidates should be at least 18 years old. The respective institutes may have different eligibility criteria but the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has no specific selection criterion.
The candidates have the liberty of giving the exam anytime in the year as per their convenience. The important thing to note is that the candidates can reschedule their next attempt only after 16 days of taking the first attempt. A candidate is only allowed five attempts in one year.
Steps to register for GMAT 2019:
- The first step towards online registration is to visit the authorized GMAT official website’s Register page.
- Once the candidate has logged on to the GMAT official website, s/he will have to fill in the required basic information such as name, address etc.
- The candidate will have to create an ID and password.
- The next step will be making online payment of the application fee, which is $250. The candidate can make online payment through credit card, debit card, net banking; whichever is suitable for the candidate.
- After the completion of these steps, the candidate can log in and select the date and place to take the exam.
As the number of applicants is increasing every year, it is recommended that you do not wait for the last moment to register for GMAT. You should rather do it while you are preparing for the exam, and book the slot at least a month before the day you wish to attempt the exam. Especially, during the peak season which begins around November every year, one should try to book the slot for GMAT exam 3-4 months before the desired date of making the attempt
GMAT Test Centers in India
The GMAT exam is conducted and offered on demand, round the year in 17 of the following GMAT test centers in India: Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Ranchi, Bangalore, Kochi, Indore, Pune, Nagpur, Mumbai, Chennai, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Coimbatore, Jaipur, and Kolkata.
Contact Information about GMAT
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Online Enquiry - http://www.mba.com/india/service/contact-us.aspx
Telephone - +911204397830
GMAT Syllabus 2019
GMAT is a three and a half hours test with a maximum score of 800 points. The entire Exam GMAT syllabus divided into four sections. Here is the division of the exam syllabus:
GMAT Analytical Writing Section
The Analytical Writing section will have topics on which the candidate will have to write, or a passage may be given on which questions will be asked. On the basis of the passage, the candidate will have to answer. The syllabus for this section is vast and varied as the topic of the passage could be any topic of interest. The main idea is to focus on the structure of the answer and not the arguments presented. Remember, it is not a test of your opinion but your writing style, so it is safer to stick to neutral opinion.
GMAT Quantitative Section
The Quantitative Section comprises of two sections, namely Data Sufficiency and Problem Solving. In the Data Sufficiency section there will be 18 questions and in Problem Solving section there will be 18 questions. The questions will be objective type and will have multiple choice answers. In this section the questions can be expected from the following math syllabus:
Properties of Integers
Permutation and combinations
Exponents and roots
Linear equations etc.
GMAT Verbal Skills Section
This Verbal Skills section will have 36 multiple choice questions. This section is divided into Critical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension and Sentence Correction. This section tests the candidates’ ability to comprehend the written material, read and understand the logical relationship between the points mentioned in the passage and concepts. Following areas will be covered in this section:
Rhetorical construction of the sentences
Sentence correction related to finding error or omission
Reading unseen passages
Subject verb agreement
Countable Vs Uncountable
GMAT Integrated Reasoning Section
The Integrated Reasoning section is the newest addition in the GMAT Exam syllabus. This section tests the candidates’ ability to evaluate the data presented in graph or table format. This section has 12 questions of the following type:
GMAT Score / Results 2019
After you take the GMAT 2019 exam, you will receive five scores: Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, Verbal, and Total. Your total GMAT score is based on your Verbal and Quantitative scores. Your Analytical Writing Assessment and Integrated Reasoning scores do not affect the GMAT total score. You also get a percentile score, which tells you how you have scored comparatively to every 100 candidates taking the GMAT. For example, if your score in the Verbal section is 90 percentile, it means that for every 100 candidates attempting the GMAT 2019, you are ahead of 90 candidates.
Here is a comparative table of your scaled score to percentile:
GMAT Results and Statistics
The best thing about GMAT 2019 result is that you can see your scores as soon as your exam is over. At the end of the exam, you will have an option of accepting or rejecting the non-official score. The official GMAT Exam result 2019 can be downloaded after 20 days from your account on the GMAT website.
Twenty years back the was average GMAT score for top B-school around 600. In the present time, however, the demand of the MBA course has increased dramatically. As a result, many more applicants are applying to these schools, which means, the average GMAT acceptance scores are increasing every year. It is important to note that the top colleges don’t take into consideration only the GMAT test scores, but also the overall favorable traits like diversity, unusual accomplishment or success, etc. These factors allow many students to gain acceptance with a lower GMAT score. If you have none of these types of traits, then you probably need to break 730 (that's the 99th percentile) to have a good chance at a B-school ranked in the top-ten.
Average GMAT score for the top MBA programs at premier universities across the globe consistently falls in the 700-730 range. However, scoring perfect 800 on GMAT is not difficult. The data of 2012-2013, average GMAT scores by country and number of exams taken, throws up interesting results. It puts India at number 14 on the list of countries that have the highest score average, nation-wise. A total of 25,268 exams were taken in India and the average GMAT score for the country is 577.
To get an idea about the comparative score percentile, marks of each section and good GMAT Test Scores here is a table showing the marks required:
Total Scaled Score
he GMAT exam is conducted and offered on demand, round the year in 17 of the following GMAT test centers in India: Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Ranchi, Bangalore, Kochi, Indore, Pune, Nagpur, Mumbai, Chennai, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Coimbatore, Jaipur, and Kolkata.