GMAT Eligibility Criteria 2021

Update by: on Jan. 25, 2021, 5:21 p.m.

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GMAT Eligibility Criteria

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) organises the GMAT for the candidates who want to take admission in leading foreign universities like Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)University of Leeds, UK;  Harvard University, to name a few.

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.

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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. 

GMAT COVID-19 Response

GMAC has announced online GMAT 2021 in view of the Coronavirus outbreak across the world. It is closely monitoring the latest public guidelines to conduct the test in the safest possible way. Check details about the GMAT Online Test in the link given below:

    GMAT Online Exam 2021

General GMAT Eligibility Criteria

  • 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 the 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

What After Meeting GMAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria?

After the applicants have gone through the detailed GMAT 2021 eligibility criteria, they have to prepare themselves for the next step, i.e GMAT 2021 registration. The registration and application process for GMAT 2021 is carried out in both offline and online modes. 

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