How to Apply for GMAT 2019

Simran Saini Updated On: 02 Dec, 2019 16:56 IST

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How to Apply for GMAT

GMAT is an examination conducted for the aspirants of management studies around the globe. Applicants from more than 100 countries apply for GMAT every year to take admission in 2000+ management institutions. This examination takes place on different date slots as prescribed by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) and candidates have the privilege to select the date slot as per their convenience at the time of applying for the examination. The last to date to register for GMAT 2020 is December 30th, 2019.

It is very important for candidates to apply for the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) if they wish to take admission in top B-Schools of India and abroad. To do so, candidates can visit the official website of GMAT and apply it by registering online. Candidates must most importantly read and know the process involved in applying for GMAT. Only with a successful registration, candidates will be able to appear for GMAT. Candidates must also check the eligibility criteria required for GMAT and then apply for the examination.

There are a number of parameters that must be kept in mind while registering for the GMAT examination online. A list of detailed processes and important pointers has been given below for the candidates to understand the procedure in detail and then carefully and correctly apply for the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) through its official website.

Steps to Apply for GMAT

We have defined the steps to apply for GMAT 2019 easily for which the candidate will have to just schedule their examination. Follow the steps in order to register for the GMAT examination:

Step 1: Registration:

The candidates will have to register themselves to create an account at GMAT official site. The candidates will have to provide their name, email id and create a password in order to register for the examination. After the account is created the candidates will have to fill up the subsequent pages in order to register. Candidates will have to then complete the following steps:

  1. Enter Profile Details

  2. Verify Details

  3. Schedule Your Exam

  4. Confirm Exam Details 

  5. Payment for the examination

  6. Registration Complete

Step 2: Assemble Information:

Candidates will have to gather all the required information before scheduling the examination. This step simply depicts the fact that the candidates will have to check the eligibility criteria before they even start to apply. 

Step 3: Timeline Creation:

Candidates will have to build their timeline using information gathered through step 1. Then the candidates will have to mention their mode of payment or payment details. The candidates will also have to mention their accommodation or timing. 

Step 4: Schedule Exam and Pay for the Examination:

The candidates would be able to schedule the examination online by phone, postal mail or fax, or through credit or debit card or cash or money order. Candidates can choose any of the following options to pay the examination fee. 

Step 5: Take GMAT 2019

GMAT 2019 Fee Payment

The next page is the payment page. Payment for the GMAT test can be done with Credit or Debit cards. Only the following cards will be accepted for making payment:

  • Visa Card

  • MasterCard

  • American Express 

  • JCB are accepted in the payment procedure

Fee Type



Exam Fee

Graduate Management Aptitude Test Fee

US $250

Cancellation Fee (Refund)

More than 7 days before the exam

US $80


Less than 7 days before the exam


24 hours before the exam


Rescheduling Fee

By phone (surcharge)

US $10


Online (Surcharge)


More than 7 days before the exam

US $50

  Less than 7 days before the exam

US $250

Important Points to Remember 

  • Candidates must know that they can sit for GMAT exam only if they are of 18 years and above. Candidates between the age group of 13 years to 18 years need to get a consent signed by their parents or guardians and submit it with to the concerned authority.

  • A total of 8 attempts are provided to the candidates of GMAT in which 5 attempts can be taken in one year.

  • Candidates must know that they can attempt for a retest only after a gap of 16 days.

  • GMAT candidates can also select a time slot for the examination along with the date of examination.

GMAT 2019 Rescheduling or Cancelation

Candidates have all the liberty to cancel or reschedule the GMAT 2019 as per their convenience. If the candidate needs accommodation along with rescheduling then they will have to refer to the contact number on the approval letter. It is advisable not to cancel or reschedule the examination unless absolutely necessary because candidates will have to pay the fee to reschedule or cancel the examination.

If any candidate chooses to reschedule or cancel the examination they must know that they will be additionally charged US 10$ or Rs720/- which will include cancellation fee, rescheduling fee and refunds depending on when the candidate cancels. If the candidate misses the appointment then he/she can apply on or before 16 days but the candidate will again have to schedule the examination and pay the full registration fee. 

GMAT 2019 Application Correction

There is basically no such scope or window for correction of the GMAT 2019 application form. But if any candidate wishes to make any change then they will have to make the required changes on the personal account but at least 72 hours before the examination to take place. 

GMAT 2019 Post Application Submission

After the GMAT 2019 application submission is done then the applicants will have to download the GMAT 2019 admit card from the official site and check the venue and date of the examination. Then the candidates will have to reach the examination centre on the mentioned date and venue for GMAT 2019. 

Applicants planning to pursue MBA courses must appear for GMAT because GMAT scores are accepted worldwide. GMAT has wide acceptability, according to GMAC, 9 out of 10 global enrollments are done through GMAT score. More than 2000+ institutes accept GMAC score globally for admission in MBA courses and around 650 exam centres across 114 countries. 

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