GMAT Exam 2024: Dates, Registration, Eligibility, Pattern, Preparation, Result, Score


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Updated on Dec 6, 2023 18:00 IST

GMAT is a computer-adaptive test that assesses the candidates’ quantitative, verbal, and data interpretation skills. GMAT Focus Edition is the latest version of the exam conducted by GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council). The GMAT Exam fee in India is USD 275 for the GMAT test centre testing and for USD 300 for the online GMAT exam testing. This test is mainly taken by those applicants, who are aiming for MBA abroad admission or want to go for Masters in Finance-related courses at top business schools abroad. GMAT exam dates are available all year round across various dates monthly, for which GMAT registrations can happen with ease. This article will throw light on various aspects of GMAT for international students.


As per GMAC, 9 out of 10 new enrolments are done using a GMAT score across various B-schools for MBA or other business-related admissions for international students. GMAT exam will be scrapped post-January 31, 2024, and applicants will be able to register for GMAT Focus Edition only. The option for GMAT registrations will close in January 2024. However, the scores of both GMAT and GMAT Focus Edition will be valid for 5 years. 

GMAT 2024: Key Highlights

Exam Name


GMAT full form

Graduate Management Admission Test

Official Website

Most popular for

MBA in abroad and in India

Also accepted for

MS courses abroad + MBA courses in India

Conducted by

GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council)

Mode of Exam

Computer-based adaptive test

GMAT Fees in India

USD 300 (online) and USD 275 (at a test centre)

GMAT Score Range

Min 200, Max 800

GMAT Contact

Phone: +91 120-439-7830, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Indian Standard Time
Fax: +91-120-4001660.

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What is GMAT?

The GMAT entrance exam is meant to judge the analytical abilities of the candidates in the quantitative section and verbal reasoning sections. Even though the GMAT exam is meant for MBA admissions, students are not required to prepare anything related to management. GMAT judges the basic mathematical and verbal skills that are required for you to survive your B-School academics. Hence, students who do not have to management background must not be worried about their GMAT preparation.

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Discount Period November 27 – December 8, 2023
Discount Offer

10% off the previous version of the GMAT Exam (not GMAT Focus) taken at a test centre only (online appointments don’t qualify)

Registration Deadline

Registration must be completed by midnight December 8, 2023

Appointment Deadline

Appointments must be scheduled on or before December 31, 2023

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Q:   Why take the GMAT Exam?

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Q:   What is the difference between GMAT and GRE?

GMAT Full Form

GMAT full form is the Graduate Management Admission Test, which is required for MBA and other postgraduate business level courses admissions abroad. GMAT is conducted by GMAC across all major countries, almost 100+ for those aspiring for PG business courses. Applicants can register all year long for the GMAT and appear for it based on the availability of the GMAT exam centre. 

GMAT Focus Edition

GMAC has announced the launch of the GMAT Focus Edition. As per the official website, the new GMAT Focus Edition is expected to have been designed to meet the demands of the current business world as it focuses more on “higher-order critical reasoning and data literacy skills”. GMAT Focus Edition release date was back in June 2023 with the official GMAT Focus Edition prep material launch. The current GMAT version is now available, but applicants can still register for the old GMAT exam. From February 1, 2024, onwards the applicants will have to register and apply for GMAT Focus Edition only. Students who are well-prepared for the current GMAT exam, must not be worried as the current version of the GMAT will be available until at least early 2024. Please note that GMAT Focus Edition is now live. Check: GMAT Focus Edition vs GMAT

Q:   What are some important details of the GMAT Focus Edition?

GMAT Eligibility 2024

As such, there are no set GMAT eligibility criteria specified by GMAC (the conducting organization of 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 taking the GMAT.

GMAT Age Criteria

  • The candidate must have completed 18 years of age
  • There is no upper age limit for the candidate
  • If the candidate is between 13 to 17 years old, they should have permission in writing (NOC) from their parents or legal guardian

Educational Qualification for the GMAT Entrance Exam

  • GMAC has not announced any official statement regarding the qualifications required to appear for GMAT
  • Candidates who wish to enrol in an MBA programme should possess a graduate degree in any discipline from a recognized university

Prior Experience Requirement for GMAT 

  • The GMAT does not have any work experience requirements. It is primarily a test of academic abilities and skills relevant to graduate management education. However, MBA colleges might require certain years of work experience.

Q:   What is the eligibility criteria for GMAT? Which colleges accept GMAT score in India?

GMAT Exam Fees 2024

The GMAT fee in India is USD 300 for the online format and USD 275 for the GMAT exam at the test centre. In addition, if the applicants want to reschedule their GMAT 2024 exam or want to cancel it, they will have to pay a certain fee. Candidates who do not show up for the test will be charged full GMAT exam fees.


Test Centre GMAT

Online GMAT

GMAT Exam Fees In India



Enhanced Score Report



Additional Score Report

$35 per report

$35 per report

GMAT Score Cancellation



Reinstate GMAT Score



GMAT Cancellation Charges

If you cancel the GMAT exam scheduled at a GMAT test centre 1 to 14 days before the test date then you will be charged $220 in the case of a test centre GMAT and $240 in the case of an online GMAT. If you cancel the exam 15 to 60 days before the appointment then you will be charged $195 in the case of a test centre GMAT and $210 in the case of an online GMAT. And if you cancel the test more than 60 days before the appointment then you will be charged $165 in the case of a test centre GMAT and $180 in the case of an online GMAT. Moreover, the test appointment cannot be cancelled or modified within 24 hours of the scheduled test and time. The table given below provides the GMAT exam cancellation fee for the test centre GMAT exam 2024 and the online GMAT exam:


Test Centre GMAT

Online GMAT

More than 60 days before the appointment

$165 ($110 refund)

$180 ($120 refund)

15 to 60 days before the appointment

$195 ($80 refund)

$210 ($90 refund)

1 to 14 days before the appointment

$220 ($55 refund)

$240 ($60 refund)

GMAT Rescheduling Fee

If you reschedule the GMAT exam that was scheduled at a GMAT test centre 1 to 14 days before the test date, you have to pay US$165 for the test centre GMAT exam and $180 for the online GMAT exam. Also, if you reschedule the exam 15 to 60 days prior to the appointment then you have to pay US$110 for the test centre GMAT exam and $120 for the online GMAT exam. If you reschedule the exam more than 60 days before the test date then you have to pay $55 for the test centre GMAT and $60 for the online GMAT exam. The table given below provides the details of the GMAT rescheduling fee for the test centre GMAT exam and for the online GMAT exam:


Test Centre GMAT

Online GMAT

More than 60 days before the appointment



15 to 60 days before the appointment



1 to 14 days before the appointment



GMAT Scholarships

Scholarships and grants are generally given by B-schools to pursue a professional program like MBA. Moreover, scholarships can be need-based or merit-based, however, there are no set rules for awarding a GMAT scholarship in 2024. It depends on each school’s admission process, so, the candidate should always check with the school itself to gain a scholarship. Also, there are two kinds of scholarships, full and partial. The full scholarship covers the entire cost of the program, whereas a partial one covers only part of the course fee. Also, we have given detailed information on GMAT Scholarships for Indian students.

GMAT Registration 2024

According to GMAC, applicants can register for the GMAT Focus Edition 6 months before the GMAT Test date or max to max 24 hours before the GMAT exam date, however, it is advised that the students plan their GMAT exam 2024 and book their slots well in time.

Ways for GMAT Focus Registration 2024:

  • Online
  • Phone
  • Postal Mail

There are 9 steps to register for the GMAT and also different steps for the GMAT schedule. You can read the complete steps for GMAT registration.

Q:   When can I book an appointment for the GMAT online exam?

Q:   When is the last date to register for GMAT exam?

GMAT Exam Dates 2024

There is no fixed official GMAT exam date 2024, you can choose any date according to your convenience and availability. In case you need to retake the GMAT exam you can do so after 16 calendar days. You can take or retake the GMAT exam after every 16 calendar days. You can appear for the exam a maximum of 5 times a year (12 months) and 8 times in a lifetime. Ideally, candidates are recommended to register themselves two to three months before the exam date. If you register online or by phone, you can get yourself registered as late as 24 hours before the GMAT exam date. But it is safer to stick to early registration as you will then have a set schedule to prepare for the exam accordingly. Even the coaching institutes recommend you register at the earliest available date so that you have a wide window of time to prepare.

Q:   What points should I consider before choosing a GMAT exam date?

GMAT 2024 Exam Pattern

The GMAT pattern comprises of four sections:

  • Analytical Writing
  • Integrated Reasoning
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Verbal Reasoning
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Also, candidates can avail of two optional eight-minute breaks during the exam. Read more about the GMAT Exam Pattern in detail.

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Q:   Is GMAT a computer adaptive test?

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GMAT Syllabus 2024

GMAT is a three and a half hours test with a maximum score of 800 points. The GMAT test the candidate's abilities on various parameters. Further, the GMAT Syllabus has four sections:

  • Analytical Writing Assessment—measures candidates' ability to think critically and communicate their ideas
  • Integrated Reasoning—measures candidates' ability to analyze data and evaluate information presented in multiple formats
  • Quantitative Reasoning—measures aspirants' ability to analyze data and draw conclusions using reasoning skills
  • Verbal Reasoning—measures the ability of the candidates to read and understand written material, evaluate arguments, and correct written material to conform to standard written English

GMAT Score 2024

The candidates receive almost the entire GMAT Score Report just after finishing the GMAT test except for the AWA Score. The candidate will have the 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 GMAT result. Once the exam is over, candidates can download the non-official GMAT result. Finally, the candidates receive the complete GMAT Score Report within 20 days of taking the test including the AWA Score.

GMAT Score Calculation

Each of your five GMAT Scores i.e. 4 GMAT sections and the total score is reported on a fixed scale. These are your official scores that appear on your GMAT Score Report. Your selected score recipients will receive these scores. Always remember, that the GMAT Total Score Report includes Verbal and Quantitative scores and does not include any other section into account.

The GMAT Score Report comprises of these elements:

  • Your Quantitative Score (0 – 60), with percentile
  • Your Verbal Score (0 – 60), with percentile
  • Your Total GMAT Score (200 – 800), with percentile
  • AWA Score (half-integers from 0 to 6), with percentile
  • Integrated Reasoning score (integer from 1 to 8)

GMAT Score Range

Here is the minimum and maximum GMAT score range of each section, along with a mean average:​

Section Score Range Mean Scores
Analytical Writing Assessment 0-6 4.5
Integrated Reasoning 1-8 4
Verbal 0-60 27
Quantitative 0-60  38
Total 200-800 548

GMAT Exam Score Validity

Candidates should note that GMAT scores are valid for 5 years for both the old version and for GMAT Focus Edition. Hence, candidates should check the application deadlines of various universities and schedule their GMAT exams accordingly. It is essential that the students do their research for different study abroad intakes and MBA application deadlines in order to avoid any last-minute issues.

How Can I access the GMAT Score Report Online?

GMAT exam 2024 and application documents must be planned well in advance. To access the GMAT score report:

  • Candidates receive a link on their registered Email ID from GMAC.
  • Follow the instructions in the Email and with the help of that link candidates can check their official GMAT Score Report.

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Q:   When is the GMAT result available?

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Q:   What is Percentile vs Marks assessment in GMAT?

GMAT 2024 Preparation

To be able to study on your own effectively, you need a few goof GMAT books and resources, along with study material, motivation, and self-discipline. On the other hand, if time is a constraint and you feel the need for professional guidance to ensure a competitive edge in GMAT preparation, then joining a coaching centre for GMAT in your location is the better option.

GMAT Preparation Tips

GMAT Sectional Prep Tips 2024 

Check out the following section-wise preparation tips for GMAT exam in the following section:

  • Analytical Writing Assessment: The Analytical Writing Assessment section analyses the candidates’ ability to analyse an argument.
  • Quantities Section: The Quantitative section measures the basic mathematical skills of the candidates.
  • Verbal Section: The Verbal section measures the aspirants’ ability to read and comprehend written material.
  • Integrated Reasoning Section: The Integrated Reasoning section measures the candidates’ ability to evaluate information presented in multiple formats from multiple sources.

GMAT Question Papers 2024

GMAT question papers are essential for GMAT preparation. For beginners’ convenience, we have also provided GMAT questions for each section. The students need to appear for the GMAT mock tests. GMAT model tests will help them analyse their mistakes and make the required corrections in their GMAT 2024 exam preparation. It is sincerely advised that the students do not underestimate the importance of GMAT mock tests as they form a vital part of their GMAT exam preparation. You can check out the sample GMAT sample questions section-wise here:

Analytical Writing Section Samples Integrated Reasoning Section Samples
Quantitative Section Samples Verbal Skills Section Samples

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GMAT 2024 Test Centres

It is advisable to choose your test centre once you are ready to attempt the exam in the coming 2-3 months as the booking needs to be done in advance. It is suggested that you choose the city nearest you so that you do not have to travel much before the exam. Once the state/city is chosen you may check out the availability of a date in your nearest GMAT exam centre.

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GMAT Colleges 2024

The GMAT aspirants can apply to more than 7700 programs at roughly 2400 business schools globally. Further, top business schools across the world like Harvard, INSEAD, and Stanford accept the GMAT score of above 720. Further, management schools should grant a degree to students to be eligible to accept GMAT scores. GMAT scores are one of the most important factors in the entire application process for admission to top B-schools across the globe. GMAT is accepted in more than 110 countries of the world. Apart from this, those who are targeting schools that also accept GRE Scores along with the GMAT Scores might also need to know GRE to GMAT Score Conversion to convert their scores.

Top GMAT Accepting Indian Universities for MBA

Consider the table given below which provides the top MBA Indian colleges that accept GMAT and the courses they offer:

Indian MBA College Accepting GMAT Exam

MBA Course Name

ISB Hyderabad

Post Graduate Programme in Management

IIM Ahmedabad


IIM Bangalore

Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP)

IIM Calcutta

MBA for Executives Programme



IIM Indore

Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP)



Great Lakes Institute of Management (GLIM)


IMT Ghaziabad




These are a few examples of the top MBA colleges in India which accept GMAT scores. It is important to research and compare the admission requirements, curriculum, and reputation of each of the chosen institutions before making the final decision of admission or application.

Q:   What is the selection criteria of different colleges accepting GMAT score in India? Is there any particular % of students they intake?

GMAT 2024 FAQs

Now that students are aware of the GMAT 2024 exam in its entirety, it is advised that they take their GMAT preparation and other MBA documents such as a statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, etc. very seriously to gain admission to their desired MBA college. To know more about the GMAT, check out the GMAT 2024 FAQs provided below.

Q:   What is the difference between GMAT and CAT?

Q:   Can the candidates send their scores to more than 5 programmes in the case of online GMAT exam as well?

Q:   What if I want to report the score of the GMAT exam taken over five years ago?




Shashank Desai

5 months ago

How many days prior to the application deadline date can I answer the test? Considering round 1 window closes on 4th September, can I take the GMAT on 28th August?

Reply to Shashank Desai


Aprant Agarwal

5 months ago

You will receive your official GMAT scores within 7-20 days of your GMAT exam. Considering this, you might not be able to provide your official score to B-schools. Moreover, an MBA application requires SOP, LOR, Admission Essays, etc. You'll need time to prepare these vital documents as well. Make s



vaibhav pandey

5 months ago

Classic edition GMAT exam will be conducted till March,2024 or not. After m com a Candidate could prepare for MBA abroad

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Aprant Agarwal

5 months ago

The current version of the GMAT exam "will continue to be available until early next year". There is no specific date for the same. After MCom, you may opt for an MBA as it will enhance your profile. You might as well venture into a new field (e.g. supply chain management) if you find it interestin



saikiran soma

6 months ago

I am CA dropoutIwant to pursue my career My MBA abroad Education. I completed my graduation in 2022. I didn't complete my GMAT. Can I apply now.

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Aprant Agarwal

6 months ago

Hello. Now that you have completed your graduation, you can very well appear for the GMAT exam. Please make sure to check the eligibility criteria for MBA abroad as certain B-schools demand prior work experience. You may also apply for MIM programmes as they are also rewarding. You may check the to




7 months ago

I am a Chartered Accountant and working in one of the Big4s. I have not done graduation since completing CA itself is considered as post graduate. Can I apply for GMAT.

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Aprant Agarwal

7 months ago

There are no specific degree requirements when it comes to taking the GMAT. However, GMAT is not the only deciding factor when it comes to B-School admissions. You must meet the eligibility conditions specified by the B-Schools.


Sudhanshu Nikalje

8 months ago

Is work ex compulsory when applying for mba ?

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Aprant Agarwal

8 months ago

Most B-Schools (especially the top ones) need 2-3 work years of work experience as eligibility criteria. However, there are many MBA colleges that do not ask for work experience. You may refer to this article:


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