GMAT 2020 Exam

Updated By Subhashri Roy on 28 Sep, 2020 10:46

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About GMAT

GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is one of the trusted and preferred entrance tests among candidates who wish to pursue management education in India and abroad. It is an international-level entrance exam organised throughout the year by (Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) for admission to various popular colleges/universities. Some of the popular foreign universities include Stanford UniversityHarvard UniversityUniversity of California, Berkeley whereas top-ranked B-schools in India like Indian School of Business, Hyderabad; IIM, Indore, VelTech University, Chennai; etc. also accept GMAT scores for admission to their management courses. GMAT 2020 can now be taken from home with round-the-clock testing appointments.

GMAT is conducted in approx 112 countries around the world, and the scores of GMAT exam are accepted by more than 2,100 institutes. Taking GMAT can be really beneficial for those who wish to take up management as a career option. More than 6,000 programmes are offered by these GMAC-associated institutes. This exam is popular among candidates who wish to pursue management courses like MBA and Master of Finance and Accounting.

GMAT 2020 COVID-19 Response

In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, GMAC has ensured that enhanced measures are in place for the health and safety of GMAT 2020 candidates. Given below are the steps taken by GMAC to contain the spread of the novel Coronavirus:

  • GMAC has increased the number of GMAT Online Exam attempts from one to two.

  • GMAT testing has been suspended in many locations in India and across the globe. However, testing is re-opening in many GMAT testing centres in India. 

  • GMAT 2020 is also being conducted in online mode and appointments are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Cleaning procedures, hand sanitizer social distancing and wipes are provided for GMAT 2020 candidates taking the test from the test centres.

  • There have been a few changes in the GMAT exam pattern.

  • GMAC has waived both reschedule and cancellation (up to 24 hours before appointment time) fees for GMAT 2020. 

GMAT 2020 Latest Updates

  • September, 23: Beginning September 23, test-takers can appear for the GMAT Online Exam twice within a 12-month rolling period.

GMAT Eligibility Criteria

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GMAT 2020 Exam Pattern

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GMAT Conducting Body

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) for candidates seeking admission to Postgraduate management courses offered at various B-schools worldwide.

GMAC is an international non-profit organization of business schools that provide products and services to academic institutions and prospective graduate management education students.GMAC meets the needs of various management schools, and management students by offering a wide array of products, services, and programs that are designed to open doors for many students, professionals, and graduate management programs worldwide. GMAC also serves as the leading source of research and information about quality graduate management education.

Advantages of Appearing for GMAT

The GMAT exam takers will benefit in the following ways:

  • GMAT scores are accepted by some of the top-bracket B-Schools worldwide. So, a good GMAT score can help the test-takers land into a top International B-School where they can imbibe qualities like leadership, decision making and knowledge regarding marketing and finance.

  • There is no maximum age limit for taking the GMAT exam. So anyone on any day can turn up and decide to appear in GMAT exam. Applicants with years of work experience can also apply for GMAT exam which can be beneficial for them.

  • The GMAT scores remain valid for 5 years which allows the applicants to decide on which MBA programme is suitable for them and then join the same

  • With over 5,300 GMAT test centres located all across the globe, the GMAT test is one of the most easily accessible exams one can take for MBA programmes. The test-takers will not have to travel to far-off locations in order to take the GMAT exam.

  • The GMAT exam takers are also given the liberty to choose the date and centre of the exam as per their convenience. The test-takers will be allowed to appear in the GMAT exam 5 times, with a time gap of 16 days between two attempts, within a span of one calendar year for score improvement.

GMAT Exam Highlights

Owned byGraduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)
Institutes (National & Worldwide) Accepting GMAT Scores2300+
Duration of GMAT Exam3 Hours (2 hours 45 minutes for online GMAT and 15 minutes to check into the online proctored system)
Number of Sections in GMAT Test Paper4 (3 for Online GMAT)
Countries Accepting GMAT Scores110
Total Number of Test Centres Globally700+

Stages Involved in GMAT Exam

  1. Know about GMAT exam - What the exam is all about, how to prepare for it, etc

  2. Register for GMAT

  3. Select the date, time and test centre

  4. Take the GMAT test

  5. Go for GMAT score preview

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Dear student, 

Listing down the difference between MBA & M. COM below. You can then take a decision basis your interest and skill-set. 

Master of Commerce (M. Com)Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Specialised degree offering in-depth information on a specific subject(s)General degree - offers knowledge on many areas/ subjects
M. Com is academic and theoretical in its content and approach (gives you a solid base in Accounting, if that's your forte)MBA is a professional, job-oriented PG programme
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