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Graduate Management Admission Test 2021

By Graduate Management Admission Council, Reston (USA)

Exam Mode

Online

Application Process

Online

Exam Level

International

Overview
  • The GMAT exam is a computer-adaptive test that assesses the candidates’ analytical writing, quantitative, verbal and reading skills in standard written English.
  • This test is taken to get admission into a graduate management program, such as MBA and Masters in Finance related courses in top business schools across the world.
  • The exam is of 3 hours and 30 minutes including test instructions and breaks.
  • The Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative sections were shortened by 13 and 10 minutes respectively.
  • The Integrated Reasoning and Analytical Writing Assessment along with the Score Preview and the optional break time remained the same.
  • These changes do 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.
  • It is the most widely accepted exam for MBA admissions worldwide.
  • No other exam has as wide acceptability as GMAT, as per the GMAC, globally 9 out of 10 MBA enrollments are made through GMAT Score.
  • Further, 2,300 + schools accept GMAT Scores for giving admission.
  • Also, there are 650 testing centers in 114 countries that administer the GMAT Exam
  • The cost of giving the GMAT Exam is US $250.
  • Top colleges consider the admission of candidates based on both GMAT and other favorable traits
  • Candidates from overseas country have to go through the article carefully and fill GMAT Registration and appear GMAT Exam as per the calendar

Exam Highlights :

Level of Exam

International

Duration

Approximately 3 hours

Language English
Mode of Exam Computer-based adaptive test
Official Website https://www.mba.com

 

Application Details
  • 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.

How to Register for GMAT Exam 2021 :

  • 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. Here, are the steps to schedule your exam.
  • Steps to register for GMAT 2021 :
  • Step 1 : Visit the official GMAT website, mba.com.
  • Step 2 : Candidate needs to create his/her account.
  • Step 3 : Give your personal details like Name, address, etc.
  • Step 4 : Provide your academic and work details.
  • Step 5 : Verify and submit your details.
  • Step 6 : Schedule your exam. Choose your closest or preferred test center.
  • Step 7 : Select the preferred date and time slot.
  • Step 8 : Pay the GMAT Registration fee online through debit or credit card.
  • Step 9 : After paying the fee your GMAT Registration is complete.

GMAT Slot Booking :

  • 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 the GMAT exam 3-4 months before the desired date of making the attempt.
  • Apart from the online, candidates can also register.
  • Through Phone : The candidates can also schedule through phone by calling the GMAT Customer Service of their region. Candidates have to pay US $10 surcharge for scheduling the exam by phone.  
  • Postal Mail         : The candidates can also pay through cheque to schedule the GMAT exam.

Fee Structure : 

  • The cost of giving the GMAT Exam is US $250.
Subjects

Humanities and Social Science :

  • Non-Fiction Texts
  • Fiction Texts
  • Poetry
  • Proverbs & Quotes
  • Cartoons
  • Diagrams
  • Tables

Biology :

  • Macromolecules
    • Carbohydrates
    • Nucleic acids
    • Proteins
    • Lipids
  • The Cell
    • Cell theory
    • Cell size
    • Visualisation of cells
    • Cell structure
    • Prokaryotes
    • Eukaryotes
    • Endomembrane system
    • Mitochondria and chloroplasts
    • Cytoskeleton
    • Cell movement
    • Fungi
    • Virus
  • The Cell Membrane
    • Structure
    • Phospholipids
    • Passive transport
    • Active transport
    • Endocytosis and exocytosis
  • Energy, Metabolism and Respiration
    • Adenosine triphosphate (ATP)
    • Cellular metabolism
    • Glycolysis
    • Aerobic respiration
    • Kreb’s Cycle
    • Electron transport chain
    • Enzymes
  • Mitosis and the Cell Cycle
    • Binary fission
    • Eukaryotic cell cycle
    • Interphase
    • M Phase
  • Sexual Reproduction and Meiosis
    • Stages of meiosis
    • Meiosis VS mitosis
  • Genetics
    • Overview
    • Mendel’s first law: The Law of Segregation
    • Incomplete dominance
    • Codominance
    • Punnett Squares
    • Mendel’s second law: The Law of Independent Assortment
    • Male VS female chromosomes
  • The Nervous System
    • Resting potential
    • Action potential
    • The synapse
    • Types of neurons
    • Divisions of the nervous system
    • The eye
    • The ear
    • The nose and mouth
  • The Endocrine System
    • Chemistry of hormones
    • Hormones in detail
  • Reproduction
    • Male reproductive system
    • Female reproductive system
  • The Digestive and Excretory System
    • Mouth and esophagus
    • The stomach
    • The small intestine
    • The pancreas
    • The liver and gall bladder
    • The large intestine
    • Absorption
    • The kidney
  • The Cardiovascular System
    • Anatomy of the cardiovascular system
    • Blood vessels
    • The blood
  • The Respiratory System
  • The Lymphatic System
  • The Immune System
  • Muscle
    • Skeletal muscle
    • Cardiac muscle
    • Smooth muscle
  • Bone
  • Cartilage
  • Joints
  • Skin
  • Homeostasis

Organic Chemistry :

  • Basic and Common Functional Groups
  • Organic Chemistry Basics
  • Molecular Representations
    • 3D bond-line structures
    • Identifying lone pairs of electrons
    • Resonance
    • Hybrid orbitals
  • Alkanes
    • Naming alkanes
    • Naming substituents
    • Constitutional Isomers of alkanes
    • Newman projections
    • Cyclohexane and chair conformations
  • Stereochemistry
    • Isomerism
    • Important concepts in stereoisomerism
    • Designating R and S
    • Relationships between enantiomers and diastereomers
    • Meso compounds
    • Fischer projections
  • Substitution Reactions
    • Alkyl halides
    • The SN2 mechanism
    • The SN1 mechanism
  • Elimination Reactions: Structure and Preparation of Alkenes
    • Nomenclature of alkenes
    • Stereoisomerism in alkenes
    • Elimination reactions
    • E2 reactions
    • E1 reactions
  • Addition Reactions
    • Hydrohalogenation
    • Hydration
    • Hydrogenation
    • Halogenation
  • Alkynes
  • Radical Reactions
  • Alcohols and Phenols
    • Physical properties of alcohols
    • Acidity of alcohols and phenols
    • Preparation of alcohols using Grignard reagents
  • Spectroscopy
    • Infrared spectroscopy
    • Nuclear Magnetic resonance spectroscopy
  • Aromatic Rings: Nomenclature of aromatic rings
    • Aromatic Substitution Reactions
    • Electrophilic aromatic substitution
    • Sulfonation
    • Nitration
    • Activating groups
    • Deactivating groups
  • Aldehydes and Ketones
    • Introduction
    • Nomenclature of aldehydes
    • Nomenclature of Ketones
    • Preparation of aldehydes and ketones
    • Important reactions of aldehydes and ketones
  • Carboxylic Acids
    • Nomenclature
    • Structure of carboxylic acids
    • Acidity of carboxylic acids
    • Preparation of carboxylic acids
    • Reactions of carboxylic acids
  • Amines
    • Classification
    • Nomenclature
    • Properties of amines
    • Preparation of amines
    • Important reactions of amines
  • Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins
    • Introduction
    • Structure and properties of amino acids
    • Acid-Base properties
    • Peptide synthesis
    • Protein structure
    • Protein function

General Chemistry :

  • Atoms and Molecules
    • Atoms
    • Elements
    • The periodic table
    • Ions
    • Molecules
    • Naming inorganic compounds
    • Chemical reactions and equations
    • Types of Chemical Reactions
    • Oxidation numbers and redox reactions
    • Oxidising VS reducing agents
  • Gases: Kinetic molecular theory
  • Kinetics and chemical equilibrium
    • The collision theory
    • Equations for reaction rates
    • Determining the rate law by experiment
    • Reaction orders
    • Rates of reversible reactions
    • Catalysis
    • Equilibrium
    • The reaction quotient
    • Le Chatelier’s principle
  • Thermodynamics
    • The first law of thermodynamics
    • The second law of thermodynamics
    • Thermodynamic functions
    • Internal energy
    • Temperature
    • Pressure
    • Enthalpy
    • Entropy
    • Gibbs free energy
  • Solutions
    • Units of concentration
    • Vapor pressure
    • Solubility
    • Phase Diagrams
  • Acids and Bases
    • Definitions
    • Equilibrium constants for acid-base reactions
    • Logarithms
    • Titrations
    • Buffers
  • Electrochemistry
    • Oxidation-reduction potentials
    • Galvanic cells
    • Electrolytic cell

Physics :

  • Translational Motion
    • Scalars and vectors
    • Adding and subtracting vectors
    • Resolution of vectors and trigonometric functions
    • Distance and displacement
    • Speed and velocity
    • Acceleration
    • Uniform accelerated motion
  • Force, Motion, and Gravitation
    • Mass, weight, center of mass
    • Newton’s first law, second law, and third law
    • Gravitation
    • Special right triangles
    • Free fall motion
    • Projectile motion
    • Friction
    • Inclined planes
    • Circular motion and centripetal force
    • Tension
    • Pulley systems
  • Equilibrium: Translational and rotational motion
  • Momentum and Collisions
  • Energy and Work
    • Energy
    • Work
    • Energy conservation
    • Power
  • Fluids and Solids
    • Density
    • Specific gravity
    • Pressure
    • Buoyancy and Archimedes’ principle
    • Fluids in motion
    • Fluid viscosity and determination of flow
    • Surface tension
    • Solids
  • Wave Characteristics and Periodic Motion
    • Transverse and longitudinal mechanical waves
    • Mathematical representation of a wave
    • Superposition of waves, phase, interface
    • Resonance
    • Harmonics
    • Periodic motion
  • Sound
    • Production of sound
    • Intensity and pitch
    • Beats
    • Doppler effect
  • Electrostatistics
    • Charge, conductors, insulators
    • Coulomb’s law, electric force
    • Electric field, electric field lines
    • Potential energy
    • Equipotential lines and electric dipoles
  • Electromagnetism
    • Electromagnetism
    • Electromagnetic spectrum
  • Electricity: Electric Circuits
    • Current
    • Ohm’s law
    • Resistance and resistivity
    • Resistance in circuits
    • Batteries and electromotive force
    • Kirchoff’s laws
    • Capacitors and dielectrics
    • Power
  • Light and Optics
    • Visual spectrum and polarization
    • Images
    • Mirrors
    • Refraction, dispersion, Snell’s law
    • Lenses
  • Atomic and Nuclear Structure
    • Protons, neutrons, electrons
    • Isotopes, atomic number, atomic weight
    • Fission and fusion
    • Radioactivity
    • Nuclear reactions and radioactive decay
    • Half-life
Dates
  • We are committed to maintaining the availability of online exams throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. To increase flexibility, appointment times are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Candidates can schedule an exam appointment up to 24 hours before an available testing window.
  • Appointment dates are available beginning April 20, 2021 through August 14, 2021.
  • We will continue to monitor conditions and look to add future appointment dates as needed. 
  • The GMAT Online exam is available in most locations, with the exception of : Mainland China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, and Sudan due to regulatory and local data privacy rules.
  • Please note that currently proctoring support for the GMAT Online exam is only offered in English.
  • The GMAT Online exam can be taken on both Windows and Mac personal computers and laptops. 
  • If test centers in candidates location are open and they feel safe accessing a test center facility, candidates are encouraged to do so.
  • We are closely following local government directives to ensure the health and safety of our test-takers and test center staff.
  • All our test centers that are currently open have enhanced safety, social distancing, and hygiene practices in place.

GMAT 2021 Dates :

GMAT 2021 examination is organized multiple times in a year. There are no specify dates for the examination. Candidates must choose exam dates at the time of registration as per their choice. The registration for the exam will be made available through the year.

There are no fixed official GMAT dates, 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 days. You can take or retake the GMAT exam after every 16 days. You can appear for the exam a maximum of five times a year. 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 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 to register at the earliest available date so that you have a wide window of time to prepare.

Eligibility
  • The Graduate Management Admission Test also known as GMAT is mostly taken by the MBA aspirants who wish to study abroad.
  • This exam evaluates the candidates on the basis of their Integrated Reasoning skills, Quantitative skills, Verbal skills, and Analytical Writing Assessment.
  • The interesting structure and pattern of this exam makes it really tough and exciting at the same time.
  • Due to the course structure of this exam, some aspirants often get confused as to which exam will fulfill their MBA requirements better: GMAT or GRE.
  • It is essential for them to understand that the recognized business schools worldwide use the GMAT score to evaluate a candidate’s profile and conclude their admission.
  • India has been reported to have more than 3 lakh GMAT test-takers every year.
  • Taken across the world, this exam comes with a wide range of doubts amongst its aspirants.
  • One of the frequently asked questions by the aspirants on GMAT Exam is whether they are eligible for the exam or not.
  • To resolve this query, we have simplified the list of exam requirements as approved by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the official body that conducts the GMAT exam.

Eligibility Requirements for GMAT :

  1. Educational Qualification :
    • Candidates must have an Undergraduate degree in any discipline from a recognized board or university. There is no upper limit of educational qualification apart from graduation, if you are interested in appearing for the GMAT exam.
  1. Age Limit :
    • There is no upper age limit to appear for this exam.
    • For the minimum age limit, GMAC has defined that the candidates need to be at least 18 years.
    • However, it has been reported that aspirants that fall in the age group of 13 to 17 are also allowed to attempt the exam given that they have a written approval or consent provided by their legal guardians or parents.
  1. Language Requirements :
    • The GMAT exam is designed to be attempted in English, hence basic understanding and fluency in the language is a must for the aspirants.
    • In order to clear the exam, one must have the skills to comprehend the twisted and confusing questions asked in the exam.
    • The exam is tough and complicated; henceforth, its aspirants must have excellent command over the English language.
  1. Other Restrictions :
    • According to the GMAC, any individual irrespective of their gender, age, nationality, religion, academic background, etc. can appear for the exam without any discrimination.
    • This includes differently-abled candidates as well, who are provided with special exam accommodation upon request.
    • For such aspirants, the medical documents that define a candidate’s disability are put confidential, which has been thoroughly described in the privacy statement declared by the GMAC.
    • Though it is recommended to attempt the GMAT exam to get enrolled in a reputed business school, it is not mandatory to have appeared for this exam to study abroad.
    • There is a huge list of management colleges worldwide that do not require a GMAT score to evaluate your profile.
    • All they need is your previous academic record which justifies your capabilities or some work experience that defines your candidature.
Cut-Off
  • After GMAT 2021, the examination conducting authority decides the cut off.
  • Examination conducting authority specifies the status of eligibility in the score card.
  • Authority indicate the eligibility status on the score card.
Centres

The GMAT Online exam is available in most locations, with the exception of: Mainland China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, and Sudan due to regulatory and local data privacy rules. Please note that currently proctoring support for the GMAT™ Online exam is only offered in English.

If test centers in candidates` location are open and they feel safe accessing a test center facility, candidates are encouraged to do so. We are closely following local government directives to ensure the health and safety of our test-takers and test center staff. All our test centers that are currently open have enhanced safety, social distancing, and hygiene practices in place.

Country State Location Exam Centre Type
Adelaide
Kolkata
Bhubaneswar
Ahmedabad
Mumbai
Bangalore
Mysore
Greater Manchester
North Stockport
Edinburgh
Glasgow
Results
  • To enable comparability, the GMAT Online exam will have the same type and number of items and section times as the exam administered in test centers.
  • It will also use the same scoring algorithm and score scale for the Section Scores and Total Score as the test center-based version.
  • When candidates receive their official score report, they will see individual section scores as well as the total score on their exam.
  • Candidates will also be able to view the percentiles of their score in their score report. 
  • GMAT online exam scores are valid for 5 years and will not count towards candidates 12-month and lifetime GMAT limits.

Sending Scores :

We have introduced new flexibility with the GMAT Online exam that gives candidates control to decide when they are ready to send their score to programs. Included with the GMAT Online exam fee, candidates will have the opportunity to first view their official score and then choose to send their score to selected programs. In addition, all score sending is complimentary, and there is no cost to the candidate to send their GMAT Online exam score to any program.

Official scores will be sent to candidates via email (to the email on their registration record) within 7 business days of completing their exam.

Official scores will be made available to schools within 24 hours of the candidates request.  

Admit Card
  • Candidates can claim the GMAT Admit Card after the successful GMAT Registration.
  • Like every other examination, Admit card is a mandatory document to be carried to examination center and in absence of the same candidate will not be allowed to take the examination.
  • Forget about taking the examination, it will not be possible to know the details of GMAT Test center if Admit card is not downloaded.
  • GMAT is conducted throughout the year and having a specific date of Admit Card release is not possible.
  • Admit card will be given as per the registration and exam schedule date of the candidate.

Steps to Download GMAT 2021 Admit Card :

Step 1 : Candidate needs to register them first by completing the official GMAT profile by filling required information like name, date of birth and citizenship.

Step 2 : After successful registration, an auto-generated unique user ID will be created.

Step 3 : After 2, 3 days of registration candidates have to log onto the site again with the registered user ID and earlier set password followed by selecting the date of the exam and confirm the exam center.

Step 4 : In the next step candidate have to pay the GMAT Application Fee by either online or offline mode.

Step 5 : After the successful payment of the Fee, registration will be completed.

Step 6 : Completion of the registration process will be confirmed with GMAT Confirmation Letter which serves as Admit card for GMAT.

Key highlights of GMAT Confirmation Letter/Admit Card/Hall Ticket :

  • Candidate needs to visit the official website of GMAT to download the Admit Card.
  • Candidates who have subscribed to the option of getting alerts over email will be notified about the availability of GMAT Admit Card through an email a few days in advance before the examination.
  • Having the admit card is very essentials as it contains all the required credentials for the examination, including Date, time and venue of the examination.
  • Other than having the relevant information, it will also mention the important instructions which need to be followed before and during the examination.
  • Any candidate who fails to follow the rules will be disqualified from taking the examination.
  • Apart from carrying the admit card it is also important for the candidate to carry one government-approved Identity proof along with them to the examination center.
  • Valid Identity Proof for GMAT :
    • International Passport.
    • Government-issued drivers license.
    • Government-issued national/state/province identity card like Aadhaar Card.
    • Pan Card.
    • Military identity card.
  • Candidates are advised to carry more than one ID proof with them to avoid any issue also candidates having any medical issues needs to carry a certificate along with them.

Important points to remember :

  • Admit card/Confirmation letter : Candidate must ensure to carry one valid ID proof along with GMAT Admit Card.
  • No expired Admit card                : Identity proof and GMAT 2019 Admit Card carried should not be expired and should be latest.
  • Identity proof                               : Name of the candidate should be the same in both the admit card as well as Identity Proof. The order of the first and last name should also be the same.
  • Date of Birth                                 : The date of birth entered at the time of registration should be the same as available on the Identity card.
  • Photograph                                   :  Candidate should attach a recent color passport size photograph on the admit card which should be duly signed.  
Contact-Info

Graduate Management Admission Council :
PO Box 2969
Reston, VA 20195
United States.
Office : +1-703-668-9600
Fax     : +1-703-668-9601

GMAC London Office :
PO Box 70184
London, WC1A 9HZ
United Kingdom.
Office : +44 (0) 20 3319 1633
Fax      : +44 (0) 20 3319 1512
Email  : [email protected]

GMAC Hong Kong Office :
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China.
Phone :+852 2851 0070
Fax      : +852 2851 0027
Email  : [email protected]

GMAC Greater China Office :
Shanghai, China.
Phone :+86 021 51959246
Fax      : +852 2851 0027
Email  : [email protected]

GMAC/GMGC India Office :
Gurugram, India.
Phone : +91 124 4945270

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