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GMAT FAQ

shape Introduction

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a computer-based test conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (also referred as GMAC). It intends to assess certain skills of a candidate, including; analytical writing assessment, integrated reasoning ability, quantitative, and verbal ability. The assessment so made is used for admission to graduate programs around the world and the most popular among them is Masters in Business Administration (MBA). Students from different background aspire to get admission in top business schools of the world. GMAT is the first step on the way. Best applicants are chosen on the basis of their scores. Therefore, the system for selection of students is made in a transparent manner. This article presents GMAT FAQ(frequently asked questions by different aspirants of GMAT).

1. What is a Computer Adaptive Test?
Answer: In a computer-adaptive test (CAT), questions are chosen according to the student’s level of knowledge. It starts with a question of normal difficulty, and the correctness of the answer sets the difficulty level of the subsequent question. This example proceeds until the student gets to the end of the segment and their ability on that subject has been measured.

2. What admission procedure should a candidate apply to increase the chances of acceptance at a Business School?
Answer: It is basic that understudies put significance on their GMAT tests and in addition their application papers. Their applications should display their status for seeking after a program at the Business School and talk about their ability to add to the school condition.

3. Is it advisable to re-take the GMAT if the score received in the first attempt is low?
Answer: Candidates must make a concerted effort to prepare for the GMAT the second time and then retake the exam, in the event that they feel that their GMAT test scores don’t mirror their real abilities.

4. For what duration is a GMAT score valid?
Answer: A GMAT score is valid for a long time that is 5 years. While a student can retake the exam to improve upon scores, Business Schools will have access to all your scores registered for the last 5 years. Henceforth, competitors are encouraged to plan completely before sitting for the exam.

5. At the point when do I see myself as prepared to take the GMAT?
Answer: Our 48 hour module is particularly modified and intended to make a competitor ‘exam prepared’. However if a student is regarded to be under prepared, we offer a combination of additional mentoring, further mock tests and result situated key sessions to set up the stundent to show up for the GMAT.

6.Where would I be able to get more data about the GMAT?
Answer: Please fill in the enquiry form accessible on the website page and we will get back to you at the earliest. On the other hand, you may walk into the nearest The Chopras centre or give us a call. Details of all our offices are listed in the ‘Contact Us’ page on our website. Our guides or personnel will be cheerful to help with any GMAT inquiries.

7.What does the GMAT® test you on?
Answer: The target of the GMAT® test is to evaluate your appropriateness (i.e. your aptitude) for graduate management programs. Hence, the GMAT® tests your analytical reasoning and critical thinking capabilities through 4 distinct areas – Analytical Writing, Integrated Reasoning, Verbal and Quantitative.

8.What is the GMAT exam format / structure?
Answer: GMAT® is a 3.5 hour test (excluding two 8-minute optional breaks) consisting of Analytical Writing (1 essay task – 30 minutes), Integrated Reasoning (12 questions – 30 minutes), Verbal (41 multiple choice questions – 75 minutes) and Quantitative (37 multiple choice questions – 75 minutes) in that order. To know more about the GMAT® test structure, click here

9.What is the minimum qualification to take the GMAT® exam?
Answer: GMAT®, all things considered, has no such qualification necessities – as long as you are 13 years old or more established, you can take the GMAT®.

10.Are all questions on the GMAT® scored?
Answer: Not all questions that you see on GMAT® are scored. Indeed, 10-25% of the inquiries that you experience in Verbal and Quantitative areas are exploratory inquiries.

11.Why should I take the GMAT?
Answer: On the off chance that you need to get into the one of the 500 best business colleges on the planet, the GMAT is factually an easy decision. For instance, in a given class entering Harvard Business School, around 85% of the associate enters with a GMAT score instead of a GRE score. For a great many people who have not taken another test for a particular reason, the GMAT is the trial of choice. Giving a state-sanctioned test score is obligatory for induction into practically any great Business School on the planet, so the GMAT remains as both the most famous choice, and in addition, the simplest one to get ready for (with great direction).

12.Is the GMAT credible?
Answer: The GMAT is the most credible standardized test in its category, with good reason:It’s acknowledged widely.In the event that you make a list of things to get of the ten best Business Schools you need to get into, there is a 95%+ likelihood that every one of them will acknowledge GMAT test scores. It is illustrative. The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), which claims and regulates the GMAT, is a relationship of Business Schools – thus, the general population who direct the test that will change your life are likewise the general population who know the aptitudes you need.The GMAT has been around for quite a while. Over six decades have passed, and the GMAT is as yet the head trial of its kind. The best validity comes through survival, and the GMAT has survived quite a while.

13. What amount does it cost to take the GMAT?
Answer: A GMAT appointment costs US$250, in addition to local taxes for the country in which you take the test. In the UK this is VAT which is currently 20%. You can pay online with a credit or debit card.

14.What if I need to reschedule my test date?
Answer: You can do this via the test appointment booking system on www.mba.com. If you reschedule your appointment at least 7 entire days before your original appointment then you will need to pay a reschedule fee of US$50. If you reschedule less than 7 entire days before your original appointment, then you will be charged the full registration amount.

15.What if I have to cancel my test date?
Answer: You can do this via the test appointment booking system. If you cancel at least 7 entire days in advance of your appointment you will receive a partial refund of US$80. If you cancel less than 7 entire days in advance of your appointment you will forfeit your entire registration fee.

16.I have a disability / I am dyslexic – would I apply for extra time or special accommodations on the GMAT?
Answer: Yes. Test takers with reported inabilities, including dyslexia, can apply for unique testing lodging on the GMAT. Housing can incorporate extra time on the test, extra rest breaks, a communication via gestures translator, a peruser or record taker, and so forth. For full subtle elements of how to apply for exceptional testing housing, you should download both the GMAT Information Bulletin and the Supplement for Test Takers for Disabilities from www.mba.com. If it’s not too much trouble take note of that you should present your applications right on time, as choices with respect to exceptional facilities can take 6 to two months.

1. What would it be a good idea for me to bring with me to the testing focus?
Answer: You should take individual distinguishing proof (see www.mba.com for a full rundown of satisfactory types of ID), the arrangement affirmation letter or email you got when booking your test, and the names of the GMAT projects to which you mean to send your scores.

2.What would i be able to take into the exam live with me?
Answer: Nothing by any means! You won’t be permitted to take any things into the exam stay with you, including pens, paper or filtered water. You will be given a little locker outside of the testing room in which you can store your own assets.

3. Would i be able to utilize an adding machine on the GMAT?
Answer: No, the utilization of adding machines is not permitted on the GMAT.

4.Will I be offered anything to compose on amid the exam?
Answer: You will be given 5 drywipe noteboards to compose on toward the begin of the test, and you can ask for all the more amid the test. These must be offered back to the manager toward the finish of the test. You won’t be permitted to take any of your own written work materials into the testing room.

5. What would it be a good idea for me to expect on my GMAT test day?
Answer: The GMAT exam is gone up against a PC, however test takers just need negligible PC abilities to take an interest. Prior to each area there is a training session, with the goal that test takers know how they are relied upon to answer the inquiries, and how to utilize the PC.
On the off chance that a member has any issues amid the test, at that point an assistance segment is accessible. In any case, while utilizing the assistance segment, the clock will at present be running. When each area begins, test takers need to recall that the clock won’t stop until the point that their chance for that segment has run out.
The chance of two five-minute breaks is additionally accessible, in the middle of areas.

6.What do I have to expedite my GMAT test day?
Answer: So as to take the test, you will initially need to have enrolled through the GMAT site. You will then need to bring the letter, or a printed duplicate of the email that you got from Pearson VUE (who run the test for GMAC’s sake) with you to your test.
To demonstrate you are who you say you will be, you will likewise need to take fitting ID. For a few nations this must be your travel permit, however in others you can bring other government affirmed distinguishing proof. You will be advised before the exam which recognizable proof is acknowledged at your GMAT test focus.

7. What is a “good” GMAT score?
Obviously, a “great” GMAT score relies upon the sorts of projects you are occupied with. Most business colleges will give data on the normal GMAT score and undergrad GPA of approaching classes. Utilize this as a rule to gage the range you have to score inside to pick up confirmation. The four areas of the GMAT are scored separately. Understudies likewise get an “aggregate score” extending from 200-800. Add up to scores are computed as a composite of the verbal and quantitative segments as it were. 66% of test takers score between 400-600 on their aggregate score and gain a normal of 547.35.

8.Is it conceivable to scratch off scores?
Answer: You can scratch off scores upon the arrival of the test. Instantly after you finish the exam, you will see an informal score report. You will have a two-minute window in which to assign whether you need your last scores to be sent to your forthcoming schools. Picking “no” doesn’t not mean you will never have the capacity to send score reports to these schools.
On the off chance that you alter your opinion inside 60 days of wiping out your score, you can select to reestablish your score for a $100 expense. You will then need to pay an extra $28 expense for each school you present the score answer to. The score cancelation will likewise remain a piece of your changeless record and be accounted for on future score reports.

1.How is the GMAT scored?
Answers: You will get 5 scores on the GMAT: a general score, a subscore for the Verbal segment, a subscore for the Quantitative area, and scores for the Analytical Writing Assessment and Integrated Reasoning segments. Your general score will be from 200 to 800 and the subscores will be scored from 0 to 60. For each of your scores, you will likewise get a percentile rank, which demonstrates the level of examinees who scored beneath you (in view of everybody who has taken the GMAT over the most recent 3 years). So in the event that you score in the 70th percentile, it implies that 70% of test-takers scored lower than you.

2.What is the average GMAT score?
Answers: The general GMAT score ranges from 200 to 800. The normal GMAT score among test-takers worldwide is 540. 66% of test takers score in the vicinity of 400 and 600.

3.What is a good GMAT score?
Answers: A “decent” GMAT score is just in respect to the MBA of Masters projects to which you are applying! You should do some examination on the schools to which you need to send your scores and set yourself sensible objectives in view of the normal scores acknowledged by those projects. Top level schools will more often than not be searching for a score in the 90th percentile or above (eg Wharton has a normal GMAT score of 713; Harvard 708; INSEAD 702; and London Business School 680).

4.Do business schools have a minimum GMAT score requirement?
Answers: Most schools won’t set a base necessity for GMAT scores, albeit most will distribute the normal GMAT score of their understudies. This data is generally promptly accessible on schools’ sites, so do your exploration and discover the normal scores for the schools you need to apply to, and after that go for at least that score.

5.How do business schools utilize my GMAT score?
Answers: GMAT scores give affirmations groups an institutionalized and reliable measure for all candidates, thus will utilize GMAT scores as a channel for the applications they get. You may have extraordinary expositions, yet in the event that you don’t have a decent GMAT score, your application won’t be looked on as positively as that of a hopeful who has awesome papers AND a decent GMAT score. It is one a player in your application, however it’s a fundamental part.

6.To what extent are GMAT scores valid for?
Answers: GMAT scores are substantial for a long time. Each time you take the test and send your score to a school, the school will have the capacity to see each GMAT score you have accomplished in the past 5 years.

7.Can I cancel my GMAT score if I feel I have done badly?
Answers: In the event that you believe you have not done well on the GMAT, you may wipe out your score, BUT you can just do this instantly in the wake of finishing the test. You will have the capacity to see your informal score before you settle on the choice to acknowledge or scratch off them. Just you will have the capacity to check whether you’ve scratched off your score. In the event that you chose to scratch off your scores at the test focus, you will have the choice to reestablish their scores inside 60 days from the date of their exam for an expense of USD$100.

8.Which Indian B-schools accept GMAT scores
Answers: There are over 200 Indian business schools that accept GMAT scores; the following are a few of the top B-schools in India worth mentioning that accept GMAT scores.
For more schools, visit mba.com of GMAC that is the conducting body of GMAT.Apart from IIMs – Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Lucknow, Indore, Kozhikode, Ranchi, Rohtak, Shillong, Trichy, Udaipur, Raipur
XLRI, Jamshedpur
FMS, Delhi
IIT-DMS, Delhi, Kanpur, Bombay, Madras, Roorkee & Kharagpur
ISB, Hyderabad and Mohali
IIFT, Delhi & Kolkata
S.P Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai
IMT, Ghaziabad, Hyderabad, Nagpur and Dubai
MDI, Gurgaon
School of Management, NMIMS, Mumbai
K.J.Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai
TAPMI, Manipal
XIM, Bhubaneswar
Goa Institute of Management, Goa
MICA, Ahmedabad
TISS, Mumbai
IMI, New Delhi, Bhubaneswar and Kolkata
NIFT, Delhi

1. What is the GMAT® test fee?
Answer: The GMAT® test registration fee is USD 250 (~ INR 16,500). This includes sending your score report to 5 institutes as well. You need to choose these 5 schools amid the GMAT® test.

2.When is GMAT® held?
Answer: GMAT® is held all through the year at various locations. You can book a test date and slot as per your wish as long as they are available. To search for your nearest GMAT® test centre, click here. To know about slot availability and to register, click here.

3.How do I book a GMAT® slot?
Answer: Create an account on mba.com and book your test slot. Click here to refer to a step-by-step guide to GMAT® registration.

4.Would I be able to reschedule or cancel my GMAT® appointment?
Answer: Yes.To reschedule, you shall be charged according to the following:
More than 7 calendar days before your test – USD 50
Within 7 calendar days before your test – USD 250
Within 24 hours of your test – Not allowed
Refund if you cancel your GMAT® appointment:
Cancel more than 7 calendar days before your test – refund of USD 80
Cancel within 7 calendar days before your test – No refund
Cancel within 24 hours of your test – cancellation not allowed

5.How difficult is it for applicants to schedule an appointment for the GMAT® exam?

Answers: GMAT® appointments are generally available six days a week in 110 countries around the world. Local testing centers set their own hours to meet local and regional needs.

If you are working with an applicant that is unable to schedule an appointment please contact us at gmatcustomerservice@gmac.com.

To find out more, please visit mba.com to Find a Test Center.

1.Do I need to take the GMAT?
Answer: Perhaps, yes. You have to check with the university which you are applying to and approach which test they require for admission.

2.Would i be able to take the GMAT for Grad school?
Answer: It depends on the school. Check with your program and check whether they accept the GMAT or GRE.

3.Would i be able to take the GRE?
Answer: If the school you are applying to acknowledges both then yes! Ensure you check to see which they require.

4.English is my second language so it’s harder for me, which test would it be a good idea for me to take?
Answer: The GMAT may be best for those with bring down English abilities, as it has a tendency to be less demanding for the individuals who are solid in maths. The GRE is typically better for the individuals who are solid in English.

5.How do I know if I need to take the GMAT or the GRE?
Answer: You should check with your school to ensure which test they require. Visit our GMAT or GRE? page for more information.