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Graduate Management Admission Test [GMAT] 2017

Exam Description:

About GMAT:

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a computer adaptive test (CAT), which is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). The GMAT test is used by 5,900+ programs across 2,000+ universities and institutions across the world as a part of their selection criteria for admissions.

Business schools, one of most notable participants, use this as one of the most critical criterion across a wide range of management programmes, like the MBA, Master of Accountancy, and Master of Finance programmes.

The GMAT test is designed to test a candidate’s analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English through a computer adaptive algorithm.

While the GMAT does not particularly test business knowledge of skill, it does require knowledge of certain grammar and knowledge of algebra, geometry, and arithmetic. Through its four sections, it assesses analytical writing and problem-solving abilities, while also addressing data sufficiency, logic, and critical reasoning skills that it believes to be vital to real-world business and management success.

The GMAT test can be taken up to five times a year. Each attempt must be at least 16 days apart. The GMAT is administered by the US-based Pearson VUE, under the strict direction of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), in standardized GMAT test centers in 112 countries around the world.

According to a survey conducted by Kaplan Test Prep, the GMAT is still the number one choice for MBA aspirants despite the increasing acceptability of GRE scores. According to GMAC, “we have continually performed validity studies to statistically verify that the GMAT exam predicts success in business school programs.”

Date of Examination 01 January 2017
Time of Examination 9:00 AM
Examination Fees Rs.1000
Eligibility Criteria for GMAT:

Anyone who wishes to be eligible for this management entrance exam (GMAT) is eligible regardless of age eligibility and qualification eligibility, as long as he has a Bachelor’s degree in any field.

The candidate must have scored at least 60 percent marks in the respective course to be eligible for GMAT.

Although the eligibility criteria for the GMAT exam has not been officially provided by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the candidates must possess the following qualification to be eligible for this exam (GMAT):

Candidate must be a graduate from a recognized university or board to be eligible.
Proficient in English is another eligibility criterium.
The minimum age of a candidate must be 18 years.
The upper age limit is not mandatory for eligiblility.
In case the candidate is below 18 years old, but older than 13, they can take the test (GMAT) once their guardian has provided written consent.
A candidate is eligible to attempt the GMAT Exam only 5 times in a duration of 12 months.
There needs to be a minimum gap of 16 days before two GMAT attempts.
If the candidate has obtained a perfect 800 in the GMAT exam, he should wait full five years before attempting the GMAT exam again.
Any bachelor’s degree holder is eligible to apply for the exam (GMAT) around the year.

Furthermore, the score of your GMAT is valid for 5 years but it is strongly recommended that you chose your college in not more than 2 years, as most of the universities only accept GMAT scores that are recent.
Starting date of registration 01 November 2016
Last date of registration 18 December 2016
Syllabus for GMAT:

The syllabus comprises of four GMAT Exam sections: Analysis of Argument (Analytic Writing Assessment), Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Reasoning and Integrated Reasoning. 

Analytical Writing Assessment GMAT Syllabus (AWA):

This is the first section of the GMAT Exam. This section includes ONE of the following essays:

Argument essay: 
This essay will include a paragraph on a given subject, and the candidate will be responsible to find out the fallacies, inconsistencies, and contradictions in the essay. 
The estimated word count should be around 350 words.

Issue essay: 
In this section, the candidate would have to write a 600-word essay on a given issue. 
The topic will be summed up in a couple of lines, and the candidate will have to write for or against the claim.
They should keep in mind to follow an organized structure for their essays, use small paragraphs, and use suitable examples and logic to support their ideas.

Quantitative Aptitude GMAT Syllabus:

The Quantitative Aptitude measures the ability to solve quantitative problems, and interpret graphical data. It is comprised of two types of multiple-choice questions:
Problem solving
Data sufficiency
Both of the sections requires a basic knowledge of Arithmetic as well as Elementary Algebra and the following common concepts of Geometry.

  • Number Systems & Number Theory
  • Multiples and factors
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Real Numbers
  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Percentages
  • Averages
  • Powers and roots
  • Profit & Loss
  • Simple & Compound Interest
  • Speed, Time, & Distance
  • Pipes, Cisterns, & Work Time
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Mixtures & Alligation
  • Descriptive statistics
  • Sets
  • Probability


  • Permutation & Combination
  • Monomials, polynomials
  • Algebraic expressions and equations
  • Functions
  • Exponents
  • Arithmetic & Geometric Progression
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Inequalities and Basic statistics
  • Equations
  • Solving Linear Equations with one Unknown
  • Solving Linear Equations with two Unknowns
  • Solving Equations by Factoring
  • Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
  • Solving Quadratic Equations


  • Lines and angles
  • Triangles
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Circles
  • Rectangular solids and Cylinders
  • Coordinate geometry
Mode of application
Application Process for GMAT:

The online applications for the GMAT exam is available at any time in the year.

Anyone meeting the desired qualifications can apply for GMAT any time by logging onto www.mba.com.

The date and centre of the GMAT examination can be planned as per candidate’s preference.

While you can reappear for the GMAT easily, it should be kept in mind that candidates can only apply for the GMAT exam once every 16 days, and not more than five times in the same year.

The applications for the GMAT exam can be sent either through a mail or by simply apply over the official GMAT website.

Steps to register through website:

Visit www.mba.com and create an Account by clicking on “Take GMAT Exam”.
Click on “Find Test Dates” under ‘the GMAT Exam’ head.
Enter the location and click on the Search button.
A list of available GMAT Test Centers will be displayed.
Once the convenient GMAT test center is selected, click on the Next button.
Note: One can select up to three GMAT Exam Centers in order to compare the availability. 

Once you have finalized your GMAT test centre and date, provide your personal details such as name, email address, contact number,etc.
Candidates must make sure that they use the name that is there on their passport.
Once you have successfully entered all the details, click on “Create Account”.
Your Account will be created and now you have an access to your account.
You can now easily apply for the GMAT exam by scheduling an appointment.
Steps to register through E-mail:

To Register By Mail:

To register for the GMAT exam through mail, you must complete the GMAT Appointment Scheduling Form which can be easily downloaded from the official website and then mail it to:

Pearson VUE

Attention: GMAT Program

PO Box 581907

Minneapolis, MN 55458-1907

Graduate Management Admission Test [GMAT] 2017 scores Graduate Management Admission Test [GMAT] 2017
List of institutes accepting
  • Stanford University – Stanford school of Business.
  • University of Chicago.
  • Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad.
  • Indian Institute of Management- Bangalore.
  • HEC –Paris.
  • IMD-Switzerland.

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