GMAT 2019 Exam

GMAT exam is a computer-adaptive test which assesses a person’s analytical writing, quantitative, verbal and reading skills in standard written English. The full form of GMAT is Graduate Management Admission Test is conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). This test is taken in preparation for being admitted into a graduate management program, such as MBA and Masters in Finance related courses. The GMAT exam 2019 is a computer adaptive test and not a computer-based test, which means that the candidate will get one question at a time and depending on the accuracy of the previous answer, the difficulty level of the next question will be ascertained.

Recent updates in GMAT

The Graduate Management Admission Council has shortened the GMAT exam by 30 minutes which will be effective from 16 April 2018. The new exam will be of 3 hours and 30 minutes including test instructions and breaks. The Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative sections are shortened by 13 and 10 minutes respectively. The Integrated Reasoning and Analytical Writing Assessment along with the Score Preview and the optional break time will remain the same. These changes will not have any impact on scoring in the shortened Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative sections as only the unscored items have been removed by the GMAC. GMAT has a feature that provides candidates with the flexibility to customize their GMAT experience by choosing the section order in which they feel most comfortable taking the exam.

GMAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria

As such, there is no set eligibility criteria set by GMAC, the body conducting GMAT for appearing for the GMAT exam. However, one should always meet the eligibility criteria set by the university/college one aspires to get into after giving the GMAT.

Age Criteria:
  • The candidate must have completed 18 years of age
  • There is no upper age limit of the candidate
  • If the candidate is between 13 to 17 years old, they should have permission in writing from their parents or legal guardian.
Qualification Required:
  • GMAC has not announced any official statement regarding qualification required to appear for GMAT
  • Candidates who wish to enroll for MBA programme should possess a graduate degree in any discipline from a recognized university

GMAT 2019 Registration

Registration for GMAT can be done throughout the year; however, it is always advisable that candidates should frame a strategy and timeline for preparation before registering for the examination. The candidates can register with GMAT in both online and offline mediums. More than 2,00,000 candidates appear for the exam every year.

How to Register for GMAT?

According to GMAC, you can register for the GMAT exam 6 months before the Graduate Management Admission Test date or latest by 24 hours before the GMAT exam date, however, the slot is not available at the last moment. Therefore, it is suggested to book your preferred slot well before the planned exam date.

Ways to register for GMAT:

  1. Online
  2. Phone
  3. Postal mail

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