About GMAT 2020

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is the entrance exam for prospective MBA and PGDM  students who wish to study abroad. GMAT scores are accepted in over 80 countries worldwide and many top institutions in India. GMAT exam is conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) and is an internationally recognised exam for admissions to business and management programmes in various institutions across the world.

In view of COVID-19 that has forced closure of exam centres across the country, GMAC is making available an interim solution that will bring the online test to Mac and PC platforms. This will enable candidates to take the test without going to a test centre. Apart from change in mode of exam, other details related to GMAT 2020 exam pattern will be the same as before, including types and number of items, score scale and marking scheme.Registration for GMAT 2020 has commenced on April 14. Registered candidates will be able to book test appointments from April 20 - June 15.

GMAT is a computer adaptive test which is 3 hours and 30 minutes long and comprises 4 sections for evaluation namely Quantitative Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, Integrated Reasoning and Analytical Writing. The exam comprises of a total of 80 scored questions which are both objective and subjective in nature and GMAT scores are valid for a period of up to 5 years from the date of the examination.

GMAT 2020 Highlights

Full Exam Name Graduate Management Admission Test
Short Exam Name GMAT
Conducting Body Graduate Management Admission Council
Exam Level University Level Exam
Languages English
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Exam Online
Participating Colleges 357
Exam Duration 3 Hours 30 Minutes

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GMAT 2020 Important Dates

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Upcoming Dates and Events

20 Apr, 2020 - 15 Jun, 2020

Application - Appointments for test date | Mode: Online Ongoing

Past Dates and Events

14 Apr, 2020

Application - Start Date | Mode: Online

While there are no specific eligibility requirements for GMAT, the general requirements to appear for the exam are 

  • Candidates must hold a valid passport at the time of the exam.
  • Candidates between 13 - 17 years of age must submit a proof of parental consent before being eligible to sit for the GMAT exam.

More than the GMAT eligibility criteria, the important factor is that candidates meet the individual eligibility prescribed by the respective institutes they are applying to. This is mandatory as the GMAT scores are just for screening purposes while academic eligibility and other criteria play a larger role.

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | NEFT

Candidates appearing for GMAT may note that the entire application process is online. Applying is easy and can be done through the registration link available on the official website. The steps to apply for GMAT 2020 are

  • Candidates must click on the 'Register for the GMAT exam' button on the registration link. 
  • They must then fill in all the required details in the application form.
  • After the application form is complete, candidates can chose the test centre and test date options available as per their requirement. 
  • The final step in the GMAT application process is the payment of the exam fee of USD $250.

GMAT 2020 Syllabus

Verbal reasoning-

Verbal reasoning: Unit 01
Verbal reasoning
Verbal reasoning: Unit 02
Sentence correction

Quantitative reasoning+

Quantitative reasoning: Unit 01
Problem solving
Quantitative reasoning: Unit 02
Data sufficiency

Integrated reasoning+

Integrated reasoning: Unit 01
Table analysis
Integrated reasoning: Unit 02
Graphics interpretation
Integrated reasoning: Unit 03
Multi-source reasoning

Analytical writing assessment (AWA)+

Analytical writing assessment (AWA): Unit 01
Argument analysis

Before appearing for GMAT 2020, it is important to know the exam pattern. This will be allow candidates to be familiar with the test. GMAT is a computer adaptive test comprising multiple choice type questions in four different areas of evaluation. The test is a total of 3 hours and 30 minutes in duration and consists of 80 scored questions. The GMAT 2020 exam pattern is given below.

Interim online solution in view of COVID-19

With exam centres being closed in view of the pandemic, GMAC has introduced an interim solution available on Mac and PC platforms where candidates can now take the test without going to a test centre. The other details related to GMAT 2020 exam pattern will remain the same, including types and number of items, scoring algorithm, and score scale. Appointment for test dates can be made from April 20 onward.

GMAT Exam Pattern


Number of Questions

Type of Questions


Verbal Reasoning
36Critical Reasoning
Sentence Correction
Reading Comprehension
65 minutes
Quantitative Reasoning31Problem Solving
Data Sufficiency
62 minutes
Integrated Reasoning12Table Analysis
Two-Part Analysis
Graphics Interpretation
Multi-source Reasoning
30 minutes
Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA)1Argument Analysis30 minutes

Documents Required at Exam

  • Valid government issued passport

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The unofficial score report for the GMAT 2020 exam is available to the candidate immediately after completion of the test. This score report includes the Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Integrated Reasoning and total scores. 

The official GMAT score report is available online to the candidate generally within 20 days following the test day. Scores for the GMAT are calculated on a 200-800 point scale with 10 point increments. This total score comprises the cumulative scaled score of the Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning sections. The scores for the Integrated Reasoning and the Analytical Writing Assessment are calculated and reported separately on the GMAT score report.

The various marking and scoring schemes used for different sections of the GMAT are:

GMAT Marking Scheme

Verbal Reasoning6 - 51
Quantitative Reasoning6 - 51
Integrated Reasoning1 - 8
Analytical Writing Assessment0 - 6

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Questions related to GMAT

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sir, Mam I am studying in B.Tech (3rd year) .I want to crack CAT and GMAT exams to get a seat in IIMs or B-schools .so what should I do? please Give me any suggestions?

harshita sharan Student Expert 17th May, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Since you are in B.Tech 3rd year now, so i think this is the right time for you to start your Preparation for CAt. You have one year for preparation at this stage of time. To start with I'll recommend you to brush up your basic knowledge of Mathematics. Since you are a Btech student you won't face much difficulty in Quants section if you devote some time for practice regulary. For Verbal section, I'll suggest you to start reading novels, newspaper etc. as much as possible, This will increase your reading speed and improve your vocabulary. Solve past year questions for DILR practice. I'll suggest you to buy test series from some coaching institute for practice. CAT examination is all about practice and your command on subject. If you know the concepts and is good at english then you have high chances of cracking cat.

Good Luck


can we write gmat entrance exam to read mba in other countries

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 11th May, 2020

Yes. You can appear for GMAT to study MBA abroad. More than 110 Countries accept GMAT score and so you can write GMAT for studying MBA abroad. The GMAT has 4 sections namely Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Verbal Reasoning, This exam tests your comprehension and analytical skills.


If I want to go to uk, canada or usa to pursue higher studies, which exam should i give? GMAT,GRE,SAT,ACT, TOEFL OR IELTS? Also, please give me a comparisons between these exams

anantikakushwaha 30th Apr, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

The type of exam should you give depends on the University you're looking for and also the course.

SAT or ACT is basically for Undergraduate courses while GRE and GMAT is for Postgraduate courses. TOEFL and IELTS are basically English Proficiency tests. They are given by the candidates whose native language is not English, it too varies according to the university. Every university has it's different criteria but if you're looking for Undergraduate course then you should give SAT as it is accepted by many universities and the language exam based on what the university is accepting.


i have given gmat exam and I want to apply for Indian universities which accept gmat scores without any work experience being compulsory which are the course I can apply for ?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 29th Apr, 2020


see by gmat score you may apply for indian colleges for pgdm admission, however most of the tier 1 institute have executives program based on gmat score where work experience is necessary, however some of the top institute you may go for,

sp jain institute of management

Great lakes, Chennai

NSB-NTPC School of Business


LPU is not AICTE Approved neither a Demmed University ? I know its UGC Approved but , Will it cause problem in Higher studies Abroad and in India (GRE/GMAT/GATE) or problems in Off Campus Placement and Company Switching ? Please Give Correct Answer !!!! DO NOT GIVE LPU WEBSITE NOT HAVING AICTEREASON

Dharamveer Dheer 6th May, 2020

Lets go point by point:

1. Universities DO NOT need AICTE approvals, as AICTE is not the regulatory authority for Universities.

2. LPU is a full fledged PRIVATE University established u/s 2F of UGC act. Deemed universities are those which run only one branch of courses and are not given FULL university status by UGC.

3. For higher studies abroad: LPU itself has tie ups with over 200 top universities world over. secondly, most universities abroad take the scores of GRE/GMAT/GATE etc, there are thousands of LPU students world over who have passed these examinations and are either studying abroad or have completed their studies.

4. Higher studies in India: All the LPU courses are recognized by all the universities in India for qualifying examination purpose due to UGC recognition.

5. Placements: LPU has one of the biggest and most elaborate placement process for thousands of its students in all the programs and more than 600 companies visit the campus for recruitment offering lucrative offers. Going to company switching later on, the skills attained in LPU act as catalyst in your career. Most of the technologies being taught in LPU improve your efficiency by leaps and bounds.

Hope this solves all the points.


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