GMAT 2018 Registration & Eligibility Criteria

Nidhi Bahl Updated On: 25 Sep, 2018 17:06 IST

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GMAT Eligibility Criteria

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) organises the GMAT exam for the candidates who want take admission in the top and reputed management institutions of India and abroad. These top B-Schools consider the GMAT score for taking candidates for different MBA courses. The exam is a computer adaptive test that takes place at regular intervals throughout the year. Candidates can select the GMAT date slot as per their convenience and choice. Before appearing for the examination, aspirants of GMAT must know the eligibility criteria of the examination.

As per the norms and guides issued by GMAC, there are no specific prescribed eligibility criteria for aspirants participating in Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). However, the general norms like minimum age, language proficiency and number of attempts has been prescribed by GMAC. The participating colleges of GMAT do set eligibility norms for the candidates with GMAT score. These criteria differ from one B-School to the other. Candidates can also read about the selection process through GMAT to get a clearer picture of the admission process of the various management colleges of India and abroad. Mentioned below are some general eligibility criteria that the candidates must check before applying for the GMAT examination.

  • Candidates applying for GMAT must have the age of 18 years.

  • There is no upper age limit applicable for GMAT aspirants.

  • Candidates should have completed their graduation from any recognised University/Institution.

  • Candidates must be proficient in English.

  • To be eligible for GMAT, no particular Nationality is specified by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).

  • Candidates from any Country or State can appear for GMAT.

  • Candidates can appear for GMAT only 5 times in a year.

GMAT Age Limit Criterion

There are more than ten thousand applicants participating in Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) every year. A basic requirement for filling the GMAT examination form is the age limit. Candidates must be of 18 years or plus in order to apply for GMAT examination. There is no maximum age limit mentioned by GMAC for GMAT aspirants. Therefore, candidates of any age past 18 years can apply for this internationally conducted examination. There is no restriction on the gender, age, country or academic discipline of the GMAT aspiring candidates. The minimum age limit is just a standardized platform set for candidates.

GMAT Reservation Criteria

For the students with disabilities, special reservation criteria are laid. However, GMAT test takers will have to document the following with their applications to claim this provision:

  • The current impact of your impairment and how it limits your ability to take the Computer-Adaptive GMAT exam under standard condition.

  • The existence of an impairment that substantially limits a major life activity as compared with most of the people.

The following categories are considered under the disability criteria:

  • Psychological Disabilities

  • Learning and Cognitive Disorder

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder

  • Sensor Disabilities (Hearing or Vision)

  • Physical and Systematic Disabilities

GMAT Consent of the Parents/Local Guardian

The parental consent form has been issued by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) for the candidates of the age group between 13 years to 18 years. The form mentions the details of the candidate and seeks permission from the parents or the guardian of that candidate to allow the candidate to participate in the examination and take admission in the desired management institution.

This consent form is used by various management institutions accepting GMAT score for taking candidates below 18 years of age. However, the final selection of such candidates will depend upon the GMAT score and the score secured by them in the selection process along with their educational background. Given below is the parental consent form that the candidates of the age group between 13 years to 18 years must get filled and signed by their parents or local guardians. 

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