Graduation Management Aptitude Test - GMAT

Overview of GMAT 2020
Exam Name
Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
Most popular for 
MBA Courses outside India
Also Accepted for 
MS Course Outside India, MBA Courses inside India 
Conducted by 
Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)
Mode of Examination 
Exam Fee
US$ 250, INR 17,000/-
Score Range
Min 200 and Max 800
GMAT Contact
Official Website
GMAT 2020: Important Dates [Official], Application, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern & Result

GMAT 2020 examination will be organised by the management Admission Council (GMAC). Graduation Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) is an international level examination which is conducted multiple times in a year. This examination offers admission to MBA courses in India and Foreign countries. Depending upon pursuing the courses in universities and institutions, aspirants will be well capable of finding admission in a diverse range MBA program. Candidates can take this exam up to five times in a year. 

They can check this article for more details regarding the GMAT 2020 exam, including, application form, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, etc.

Since 16th April 2018, the Graduate Management Admission Council has shortened the GMAT exam by 30 minutes. Now, the exam is 3 hours and 30 minutes including test instructions and breaks.

Important Exam Dates

There are no specific GMAT dates for appearing in the exam, candidates can choose any date according to their convenience. The GMAT Application window is open throughout the year. Therefore candidates can register and appear for the exam whenever they want. But if a candidate is registering via phone they can register as late as 24 hours before the exam. 

Candidates cannot appear more than 5 times in twelve month rolling period and 8 times in a lifetime for GMAT exam even if the score is cancelled. 

There must be a gap of 16 days between two GMAT exams of a candidate. GMAT provides flexibility to the candidate and allows them to select the date and time of examination as per their choices.

GMAT Syllabus

Candidates can check the GMAT Syllabus from given below sections:

The syllabus will be divided into four sections:

  1. Analytical Writing Assessment section: This is the first section. It will check the candidate's grammar usage while presenting the answers, etc. Therefore candidates need to have command of writing and all the current world issues.

  2. Integrated reasoning section: It is the second section. It will include questions like graphic interpretation, table analysis, two part analysis and multi-source reasoning etc.

  3. Quantitative reasoning: This is the third section. It will test a candidate's math skills. This section will include topics from data sufficiency and problem solving skills.

  4. Verbal Reasoning: this is the last section. It will include topics from reading comprehension and critical reasoning. Candidates can prepare some questions from verbal ability like noun, pronoun, adjective, idioms, modifiers, parallelism, etc.

Eligibility Criteria GMAT

There are very minimum requirements for GMAT 2020 eligibility criteria set by the universities/college one aspires to get into after giving the gmat, and these are as follows:

  • Candidates should be 18 years of age.

  • If the candidate is between 13 to 17 years old, they should have permission in writing from their parents. 

  • Candidates should have a graduate degree in hand when they are applying for MBA.

GMAT Mock Test

The GMAT Mock test 2020 is essential for every aspirant. They complete candidates' preparation and ensure that they clear examinations with good scores. GMAT mock test 2020 can be downloaded online and offline. These mock tests have been designed to be solved in under 3 hours, thus it gives a fair idea of what the examination is going to be like. As the mock test will have the same structure as the GMAT examination, the candidates will be familiar with the pattern and analyze their preparation.

GMAT Exam Pattern


Time/Number of Questions

Type of question

Score Range

Analytical writing assessment 

30 min and 1 ques

Analysis of argument

0 to 6 (in 0.5 point increment)

Integrated Reasoning

30 min and 12 ques

Graphics interpretation, table analysis, multi-source reasoning, two-part analysis

0 to 8 (in 1 point increment)

Quantitative Reasoning

62 min and 31 ques

Data sufficiency, problem solving

0 to 60 (in 1 point increment)

Verbal Reasoning

65 min and 36 ques

Reading comprehensions, critical reasoning, sentence corrections

0 to 60 (in 1 point increment)

GMAT Application Form
  • The GMAT 2020 Application form will be filled by those applicants who are intended to apply for the GMAT 2020. The candidates are required to fill all the details in the form as part of the application.

  • The application form is necessary to provide the relevant information to get successfully registered.

  • After filling all the details in the form, candidates have to provide all the documents and certificates regarding the application.

  • One of the basic points to be noted in each of the filled details should be in the original form.

  • They must not specify any wrong data about their character.

GMAT Admit Card

The exam conducting authority will not send any GMAT admit Card 2020 to the candidates. Aspirants will get a GMAT 2020 confirmation letter. Confirmation letters will include details like candidates name, exam center, date and time of examination etc. They must check the exam date and centre on this letter.

Confirmation letters will be available from the website. Candidates are also advised to carry the confirmation letter on the day of the examination. Candidates also have to carry id proof on the day of the exam. Candidates must take a print out of the confirmation letter.

GMAT Result

As per the instruction of GMAC, candidates will get their mark sheet from the website which is going to be published at least three weeks before the examination. 

  • candidates who have appeared in the exam may also get the result via email.

  • Through email candidates will receive important details, GMAT scores of previous years, the Analytical Writing Assessment score and personal details.

  • The candidates will have an option to get the result or reject.

By choosing the result, candidates choose the institution and get scores. Suppose they go for a registration option, then they will no longer be able to get the result. The score will be accessible after three weeks of the examination.

Frequently Asked Questions for GMAT (FAQs)

Q. When can I get the application form?

A. Candidates can apply throughout the year.

Q. What are the common facts about GMAT?

A. Common facts about the GMAT Exam are:

  • candidates are also not allowed to appear for their GMAT exam more than 5 times in a year.

  • Candidates can attempt the GMAT exam to a maximum of 8 times in their lifetimes.

  • The unique aspect about GMAT is that it does not have a set exam date. Candidates have the flexibility to choose any of the available dates for appearing in the exam.

Q.What is percentile vs Marks assessment in GMAT?

A.The GMAT score includes percentile that comprises candidates performance with other test takers. If the score is in the 80th percentile, then he/she performed better than 80 percent of the aspirants. Scoring high percentile means he/she performed better than most of the candidates appeared for the exam. Similarly, scoring low percentile signifies that he/she scored lower than most of the candidates.

Q. I am studying in 12th, can I appear for the exam?

A.No, candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from any recognized university.

Q.How to send my GMAT score to Business school?

A.GMAT score can be sent in 2 ways to B-schools. While registering for the GMAT exam, candidates have the option of sending the score report to five programs for free. Also, if candidates have not decided yet and need more time to send their score, they can always request sending an additional score report by paying $28. Many times, candidates send their score reports after receiving the score confirmation.

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