Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT - 2017)

Online | National Level Exam
Application Fee - General / OBC / SC / ST - Rs.250
Important Dates
Registration Date
May 01, 2017
Admit Card Date
Jul 30, 2017
Test Date
Aug 06, 2017
Result Date
Aug 28, 2017

How to Apply for GMAT 2017

While the exam is conducted by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), candidates have to do GMAT registration on
GMAT Registration steps:

  • Create account:  
    • Aspirants have to log in and create an account for GMAT registration on Under GMAT exam drop down, select Register and schedule a GMAT exam.
    • Key in details like Name, Email Address and Password. Then the candidates will be asked their communication preferences who will then have to click ‘Create Account’.
    • The next page requires the candidates to verify their profile details. Candidates are advised to ensure that the information matches their ID.

This is important because if the profile credentials do not match on the GMAT  test day, the candidates will not be allowed to take the test. Neither will they receive a refund. The candidate may also be marked as ‘No Show’.

  • Exam Scheduling: After the account creation, the aspirants can then schedule their GMAT test dates. The same account can be used to cancel or reschedule the exam or centre. Students can also access their scores and send it to various schools as well.
  • Choose GMAT Date: Candidates registered for GMAT  can choose up to three GMAT Exam Centres to confirm GMAT Exam date availability of their choice. Once they select the centre of their choice, the tests dates at the centre are shown. Clicking the preferred date shows its availability as well as the available session slot to select.
  • Confirm Exam Details: As the candidates select the date and exam session, the next page displays the complete profile as well the selected date and slot to be confirmed. Candidates are advised to carefully examine all the information before they click next. Any irregularities in information can be corrected at this stage.
  • The next page is the payment page. Payment for the GMAT Test can be done with credit or debit cards. Only  
    • Visa,  
    • 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

Eligibility for GMAT 2017

  • The eligibility criteria for GMAT is not particularly set by the exam owning authority GMAC but the candidate applying for the exam must have the age of 18 years.
  • No upper age limit is applicable.
  • Also, the candidate should have completed the graduation from the recognized university/institution.

GMAT 2017 Important Instructions

  • The test administrator will digitally take your signature and/or palm vein pattern, and photograph. Audio and video are recorded in the testing room at all centers during the exam. If you refuse to participate in any part of the check-in process or refuse to allow the audio/video recording, you will not be permitted to test and you will forfeit your test fee.
  • Before you start the GMAT exam on a test center workstation, you will be asked to agree to the GMAT Nondisclosure Agreement and General Terms of Use statement. Electronic confirmation of your agreement is required. If you do not agree to the statement, you will not be permitted to take the test and you will forfeit your entire test fee.
  • No testing aids are permitted during the test session or during breaks. Aids include but are not limited to beepers, pagers, pens, calculators, watch calculators, books, pamphlets, notes, blank sheets of paper, rulers, stereos or radios, telephones or cellular (mobile) phones, stopwatches, watch alarms (including those with flashing lights or alarm sounds), dictionaries, translators, thesauri, personal data assistants (PDAs), and any other electronic or photographic devices or potential aids of any kind.  Note: If you require wheelchair access or need to use an assistive or medical device, please follow the process to request a test accommodation.
  • Testing must begin promptly once you are seated at the computer. The length of your appointment is approximately four hours.
  • Two optional breaks are scheduled during the test administration. If you exceed the time allowed for these breaks, the excess time will automatically be deducted from the time you have to complete the next section of the test.
  • Testing premises are subject to audio/video recording and other monitoring.
  • You may not communicate with anyone about the content of the GMAT exam while the test session is in progress, during any breaks, or after administration of the test.
  • You will not be allowed to eat, drink in the testing room—you may store such items in a locker.  Note: You will not have access to tobacco products during the exam—between the time you check in until after you have completed the exam and checked out.
  • You will not be permitted to leave the testing room without the test administrator’s permission. You will be required to provide a digital palm vein pattern any time you leave or enter the testing room.
  • During a break, you are required to remain in the test center building and in close proximity to the test room. This policy varies depending on the test center location, and it is your responsibility to ask the test administrator where you are permitted to go—for example, to the nearest restroom. If you violate test center policy, the administrator may refuse to allow you to reenter the testing room and continue your exam. Again, if you exceed the time allowed for each optional break, the extra time is deducted from your remaining exam time.
  • For the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) section of the GMAT exam, you will be required to compose one original essay. Plagiarism in any form is unacceptable. GMAC and Pearson VUE reserve the right to cancel GMAT test scores when, in their judgment, there is evidence of plagiarism. As with all other test records, the AWA essay is the property of GMAC, not examinees.
  • Once you have completed the exam, you will receive a series of questions asking about your demographics, background, plans for graduate school, and whether you would like to participate in surveys or receive information from GMAC, graduate business schools, scholarship-granting organizations, and/or certain strategic partners of GMAC participating in the Graduate Management Admission Search Service (GMASS). The answers to these questions may be pre-populated with answers you previously provided.


GMAT Application FAQ

1) What is the GMAT?

The GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is the most popular standardised test for business school aspirants worldwide. Over the past 5 years, a majority of the best B-Schools in India have started accepting GMAT scores, making it the choicest test for most Business School aspirants worldwide.

List of GMAT 2017 Centers (Expected)

State City Mode of Exam
Gujarat Ahmedabad Online
Haryana Gurgaon Online
Karnataka Bangalore Online
Kerala Cochin Online
Orissa Bhubaneswar Online
Tamil Nadu Chennai Online
Tamil Nadu Coimbatore Online