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 - December 31.
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|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Exam Duration||3 Hours 30 Minutes|
GMAT 2020 Important Dates
Upcoming Dates and Events
20 Apr, 2020 - 31 Dec, 2020
Application - Appointments for test date | Mode: Online Ongoing
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
Analytical writing assessment (AWA)
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||36||Critical Reasoning|
|Quantitative Reasoning||31||Problem Solving|
|Integrated Reasoning||12||Table Analysis|
|Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA)||1||Argument Analysis||30 minutes|
Documents Required at Exam
- Valid government issued passport
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 Reasoning||6 - 51|
|Quantitative Reasoning||6 - 51|
|Integrated Reasoning||1 - 8|
|Analytical Writing Assessment||0 - 6|
Questions related to GMAT
cat or GMAT are same or different
Hope you are doing well.
See CAT stands for common admission test . It is a national exam which is held all over the India. It is the largest exam for MBA.
Whereas GMAT stands for The graduate management admission test. It is a global exam which is held across the nations for MBA.
It is easier to score in GMAT in comparison to CAT. If a person studies with full focus and concentration he can easily achieve 700+ marks.
To know more difference about both the exams and to know about them in detail please use this link:
Hope this will help you. Have a great future ahead.
After working 2 years in SBI(po) Im eligible to apply for Cambridge or instead with good GMAT or ielts score. Im B.B.A graduate...
Since you have pursued your graduation in BBA so I am assuming that you want to apply for MBA degree in Cambridge.
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (1 YEAR COURSE)
Eligibilty Criteria for MBA degree is as follows:-
- In Bachelor's you need to have minimum 70% marks.
- You should have minimum 3 years of work experience.
- Exams which are accepted are GMAT, GRE & IELTS.
will my 10th,12th marks matter for takingmba from foreign taking that i have good score in gmat
It may not matter much as before 10th ,12th marks ,your undergraduate degree comes and some kind of work experience you had probably done before joining MBA . It may sometimes depends on the specific college and their norms. Do check the specific college criterias you are applying for before registration.
Hope it helps.
i have a 9 cgpa(mech) from a reputed college and i am preparing to score my max in gmat but my board marks are low with 68% and math marks is 47.i cannot afford the fees but for very few i can,will taking mba from any reputed foreign unv and scholar ships related to it be affected due to board marks
Well any university abroad tries to select the students who are among the best according to their set guidelines and brings something to their department. Their application review process is very holistic and they try to see everything from academics to non academic to recommendations to test scores to your personal statement. If one part is weak then you need to make the other parts of your application as strong as possible to compensate for the lower part. As long as your application is great overall with a bit of up and downs, you will be able to get in.
I hope my answer helps.
All the best.
what is the eligibility critwria for gre/gmat/gate. (in the sense of class 12 marks) and will gate scores be considered in foreign universities
Talking with reference to Class 12th Marks,there's no such criteria in GRE/GMAT exams.All you'll need is a valid GRE/GMAT score that'll help you get a better college/University in foreign.But if you'll talk of GATE,since it's an Engineering Aptitude test,it's score is valid in every Indian Institutes & a selected lists of foreign universities also considers admission based on your GATE score, which include National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore and Technical University of Munich and RWTH Aachen in Germany.