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With the outbreak of COVID 19, GMAC waived off cancellation, rescheduling fees for all types of GMAT test center registration. GMAT Online may be a home edition available for the applicants to satisfy up with the appliance deadline. With the newest updates, GMAT online are often taken twice from September 23 onwards as per convenience reception . The admission process to the highest business schools got delayed thanks to COVID 19 disaster. GMAT connects you with the simplest MBA programs through little personalized recommendations.

Applicants fail to know the proper time to require GMAT. Taking the exam depends on the appliance deadline of the specified graduate school . Skillful performance in 3hrs half-hour determines the longer term scope of the applicant. GMAT exam fee costs $250 (INR 18,366). In GMAT Overview article, you’ll get detailed information associated with

GMAT Official 2021 Series

Appointment dates for both Executive Assessment Online and GMAT online have been made available until December 2020, due to the unrest created amid COVID-19 pandemic. GMAT Exam Pattern will be the same except AWA

  1. 31 Quant Reasoning Questions for 62 minutes 

  2. 36 Verbal Reasoning Questions for 65 minutes 

  3. 12 Integrated Reasoning Questions for 30 minutes

GMAT Official Guide 2020 series had 998 questions and an additional 174 questions available online. Similarly, for GMAT Official Guide 2021 series has 181 more questions across 3 sections of GMAT. 

MIT Sloan Class Profile 2020

Cost of the GMAT Online is $200, which is $50 less than the previous cost. Due to this epidemic outbreak, GMAT testing has been suspended in many locations due to safety issues. Till 31st December 2020, candidates can schedule GMAT online exam at home available for 24×7. Aspirants can book the test before 24 hours only as per the slot availability. Aspirants can also take exams at the nearby test centers only if it is safe. To request disability accommodations, candidates must wait for the authority to approve the accommodations before scheduling the date.  

NewLatest Registration for GMAT Online

Data Surveyed by KAPLAN that since 2014, organizations prefer professionals with GMAT score increased by 44%. GMAC decides for the interim GMAT exam to take control of this epidemic situation. Geoffrey Basye, spokesperson of GMAC told that this interim GMAT will manage the integrity of the exam remotely.

NewLatest COVID 19 Live Updates for GMAT

Why Apply for GMAT?

GMAT exam is known to be the best predictor of success in management programs globally. Your exam is guarded against bias and you can take it whenever you are ready.

As per the graph, in the last 3 years, the number of examinees of GMAT has gone through a fall if we look from a global perspective. But in India, the number of candidates increased by 3000. In the global base, the number of male, as well as female candidates, decreased in the last 3 years. But in India, the number of female candidates increased and it is highest in the last 3 years. Most candidates enrolling for MBA programs across the world is above or around 28 years. Few other aspects of applying GMAT are as follows

  1. Return on Investment (ROI) is quite higher after the candidates pursue MBA from abroad 
  2. With a large diversity in the class profiles, an MBA aspirant will come across people across industries 
  3. After graduating from any top business schools, candidates will get numerous career opportunities to choose

What is the purpose of MBA from Abroad?

People invest in pursuing an MBA from the top business schools in the world. Before applying to a particular business school, one must know about the return on an investment after completion of the program. Each year Financial Times calculates ROI for the world’s top 100 business schools and its value for money rank. ROI is not only dependent on the amount invested and salary earned after graduating but also on the other accumulative costs, fees, course length, salary earned by the alumni, and other aspects.

School nameMoney ValueRank in 2020
University of Florida: Warrington134
Pennsylvania State University: Smeal259
Durham University Business School362
Shanghai University of Finance and Economics: College of Business447
Brigham Young University: Marriott583
University of Cambridge: Judge619
Melbourne Business School780
Mannheim Business School971
Texas A & M University: Mays1086
HEC Paris119
ESMT Berlin1281
Shanghai Jiao Tong University: Antai1337
University of St Gallen1568
Warwick Business School1643
University College Dublin: Smurfit1799
University of Georgia: Terry18100
IMD Business School1925
University of Connecticut School of Business2077
Renmin University of China Business School (RMBS)2138
SDA Bocconi School of Management2229
University of Texas at Dallas: Jindal2381
National University of Singapore Business School2415

How Will I Fund My MBA Abroad?

It is a big worry for the candidates who plan to pursue MBA from abroad. There are few ways to finance MBA

  1. Without any collateral, many financial service providers provide loans to Indian students who aim to pursue MBA abroad. These fintech companies follow algorithms to make predictions of repaying back the loan.
  2. Banks provide collateral based education loan. Either parents or any relative will act as a “guarantee” to sanction loan from the bank in the alternative of keeping assets like property, fixed deposits, government bonds, provident funds etc.
  3. Very few need-based and merit-based scholarships are also available. These scholarships are offered based on your GMAT score and academic profile.

GMAT 2020: Exam Pattern

Candidates should have a detailed overview of the GMAT Exam Pattern. Such well-depicted details will help the candidates for preparation purposes. Four sections of GMAT 2020 are as follows:

Analytical Writing Assessment: In this AWA section, how well a test taker communicates and thinks critically has been measured

Integrated Reasoning: GMAT IR section tests how well a test taker analyzes a plethora of data to evaluate information represented in multiple formats

Quantitative Reasoning: GMAT Quant section measures how well a test taker comes to conclusions using analytical skills and reasoning

Verbal Reasoning: GMAT Verbal measures how well a candidate reads and understands the written material and evaluates arguments out of it

GMAT Registration 2020

Applicants can complete GMAT Registration 2020 at any time of the year. If one has planned a particular session to start business school then at least a year before it, one should take GMAT exam. Test takers should register for the preferred date as per preparation status. It is advisable not to book slots at the last moment. Candidates should plan properly before the exam.

How to register for GMAT

Candidates can register GMAT easily by following few steps. You should follow the instructions given while registering. To reschedule or cancel GMAT exam, candidates also have to follow few steps as per instructions. GMAT registration can be completed through three different ways

  1. Online
  2. Offline (fees via post)
  3. Postal Mail

GMAT 2020: Eligibility

Before GMAT registration, candidates should know about the minimum eligibility criteria required for GMAT. Following criteria are required for GMAT eligibility

  1. Applicants should have a basic educational qualification from any registered university or college
  2. Candidates should be minimum of 18 years of age, if a candidate is below 18 years then require a no-objection certificate from the guardian
  3. A candidate must have a valid passport to appear GMAT
  4. Applicants can appear for GMAT only 5 times a year and 8 times a lifetime
  5. Candidates can appear for GMAT only after 16 days of the first held exam
  6. There is no specific requirement for work experience but this criterion is preferred by the top business schools of the world.

GMAT 2020: Exam Fee Payment

Exam fee of GMAT is $250. One needs to pay $50 for rescheduling exams on different dates. An amount of $80 is also charged if a candidate cancels an exam. GMAT exam fee can be paid via online or offline mode.

GMAT 2020: Score

With the survey conducted by GMAC it is shown that as compared to global students, mostly engineers from India prefer pursuing GMAT. Engineers prefer taking GMAT every year due to its strong data sufficiency and problem-solving questions. In the global scenario, the percentage of students appearing for GMAT

Mostly business and commerce background students prefer GMAT for its approach. After business and commerce background students, engineering background candidates are the second most one who pursues GMAT. Whereas in comparison to global students, educational background of Indian students appearing for GMAT is quite different

Engineers are the ones who take GMAT the most. With the mathematical skills, the engineers perform the best as compared to the candidates from other educational backgrounds. Besides engineers, candidates from business and commerce background also score well in GMAT. In comparison to old times, now top business schools of the world prefer candidates across educational backgrounds to bring diversity in the business world. With the different educational backgrounds, candidates can bring changes in approaches.

Even with such wide backgrounds of candidates for GMAT, data surveyed by GMAC in the last five years is presented through graph

According to the graph, the total number of applicants increased by 3500 in India and the number of woman applicants increased around 1600 in 3 years. An interesting factor here is that along with the number of applicants, the score also increases in the last 3 years.

  1. The number of <600 score achievers increased by 1000 in the last 3 years and in 2016, the number of candidates with <600 score was highest (16039)
  2. The number of 600-690 score achievers increased around 1600
  3. The number of 700+ score achievers increased around 800

This is nonetheless an amazing achievement for India.

GMAT Mean Score

Before appearing for GMAT, candidates should get an overview of mean score of GMAT from 2014-2018 as a whole

In the above-mentioned data chart, it is noticed that the mean GMAT score in India from 2014-2019 is higher than the score secured by the candidates globally. To take admissions in the top business schools of the USA or UK, test takers should have a GMAT score of above 700.

GMAT 2020: Result

Unlike other exams, you can receive GMAT Score Report immediately after completing the exam. GMAT AWA score will not be shared at the end of exam. Candidates will get the option of accepting or rejecting the GMAT Score. If the candidate accepts the score, then GMAC will send the score report directly to the institution, if the candidate rejects the score report then none can view GMAT score. After the completion of the exam, candidates can download the non-official score report of GMAT. Within 20 days of writing GMAT, candidates can receive a GMAT score report along with AWA Score.

How the GMAT Score is calculated?

Candidates will be scored on a fixed scale on all the sections of GMAT. The GMAT score report includes only GMAT Verbal and GMAT Quantitative score. AWA and GMAT IR are included in the syllabus to measure the analytical aptitude of the candidates. GMAT Score report includes

  1. GMAT Quantitative Score (6-51)
  2. GMAT Verbal Reasoning (6-51)
  3. Analytical Writing Assessment (0-6)
  4. Integrated Reasoning (1-8)

GMAT 2020: Score Validity

  1. Candidates can use their GMAT score for up to 5 years.
  2. GMAT Score can be used to pursue an MBA program and for getting a job, as many recruitment companies use GMAT Score for providing jobs.
  3. If a candidate is not satisfied with his GMAT Result, they can retake GMAT Exam
  4. However, a candidate can appear for GMAT 5 times only in one year i.e. duration of 12 months.

GMAT 2020: Important Dates

It is one of the crucial exams for those who want to get exposure to the global business world. GMAT measures the analytical and logical skills of the candidates. One must plan an exam day at least 3-4 months before hand. Taking an exam is also dependent on the application deadline of the promising business schools. Important GMAT exam dates are as follows

EventsImportant Dates
Application FormStarted
Last date for form fill upMay-20
Last date to change city for an interviewMay-20
Shortlist of CandidatesJun-20
Interview datesJune to July 2020
Final ResultsJul-20

Due to outbreak of COVID 19 pandemic, GMAC makes changes for booking slots to appear for GMAT. Now candidates can appear for GMAT online for easy accessibility and secured health measures.

GMAT 2020: Test Centers

GMAT is a computer adaptive test, therefore, GMAC tries to make it easily accessible to every test taker. Across India, there are 34 cities where GMAT exams have been conducted in 39 test centers. List of GMAT Test Centers are put on satellite maps for easy use

Due to COVID 19, GMAC allows candidates to appear for GMAT at home. GMAT Test canter has been kept under hold for security measures towards candidates and test center staff. Only those candidates can appear for GMAT at test center if it is not located in the containment zone.

GMAT 2020: Preparation Tips

Test takers who aim to take GMAT have to follow strict plans for preparations. GMAT preparation tips consist of how strategically test taker plans for the exam. For better preparation, many test takers opt for practice papers to perform well in the exam. GMAT is taken by both students and working professionals. Before start preparing, aspirants must know a few coaching centers that provide the best quality resource materials and mock tests. Few such GMAT preparation service providers are as follows 

  1. Kaplan 
  2. Jamboree 
  3. eGmat 
  4. Magoosh 
  5. The Princeton Review 

GMAT Study Materials

A proper study plan and good resources can help you score above well in the exam. Beginners can refer to a few books as follows 

  1. GMAT Official Guide 2020 
  2. GMAT Official Guide 2021
  3. Kaplan GMAT 2020
  4. Manhattan Prep GMAT Strategy Guide Set 
  5. Veritas Prep Complete GMAT Course Set

GMAT registration can be completed either online or offline or via phone or by mail. Test takers can appear for GMAT 5 times a year. If the applicant wants to retake GMAT, one must wait for 16 days before scheduling the next date for GMAT. GMAT application fee costs $250 (INR 18,461). GMAT score is a mandatory requirement for the MBA program.

GMAT Eligibility 2020

Following are the criteria for GMAT eligibility 

  1. Nationality: Applicants should have a prominent residence certificate of a particular country 
  2. Age limit: One should be at least 18 years of age to appear for GMAT 
  3. If a candidate appears for GMAT between age of 13-17 years, then a no-objection certificate is required on behalf of guardians 
  4. One can attempt GMAT maximum of 5 times a year 
  5. One must wait for a minimum of 16 days before taking the next GMAT 
  6. Candidates who have a perfect GMAT score out of 800 must wait for another 5 years before retaking the test 

GMAT Registration 2020

GMAT registration can be done online, offline, via phone or via mail. GMAC considers all these mediums for registration to make the process accessible to candidates across rural and urban sections. Following steps need to follow during registration

GMAT Registration via Online

How to Register for GMAT?

Test takers can register for GMAT either via online or offline or phone or via mail. Interested candidates can only attempt GMAT five times a year. Steps to register for GMAT are as follows

Step 1: Visit the official website 

Step 2: If you are an existing candidate then you just need to login with password and id. If you are not an existing user then you will just have to register with id and password after creating an account 

Step 3: After creating an account, candidates have to fill up different details required for GMAT registration 

Step 4: In this step, candidates have to fill up all necessary details required while filling up the form. In this form, one has to provide all necessary personal details 

Step 5: In this section, candidates have to select what are the preferences of communication. Through this mode of communication, candidates will get any latest information of GMAT

Step 6: In this section, candidates have to give detailed educational information. In this section, candidates also have to submit tentative dates of graduation. Here candidates will also get an overview idea about GMAT score range.

Step 7: In this section, candidates have to give work experience details. Usually top business schools prefer all those candidates who have work experience. In this section, candidates also have to write about specific industry in which they have worked earlier.

Step 8: In this section, candidates have to write down their preferred location where they aim to pursue higher education. Here candidates also have to write down tentative time to start the academic session.

Step 9: In this section, candidates have to select preferable test centers as preferred location and convenience. There are more than 573 test centers allocated for GMAT across 100 countries by GMAC. 

Step 10: In this section, candidates have to write about the scheduled date for your GMAT exam. There will be a calendar where you will have to select a date as per availability.

Step 11: It is the last step of GMAT registration, where candidates have to complete the final step by making a payment of exam fee of $250 through credit card.

GMAT Registration via Mail

It is also an option included by GMAC to register GMAT via mail. This service is for those test takers who prefer offline mode as compared to online. To register GMAT via mail requires following steps 

  1. Download the form to schedule GMAT 
  2. Fill in the downloaded form 
  3. On next step, candidates need to initiate the payment via cheque or money order 
  4. Cheque or money order should be drawn in favor of US bank 
  5. Exam fee should be in USD 
  6. If payment has been transacted through credit or debit card, it is necessary to provide necessary information regarding card 
  7. Candidates need to send necessary documents to 

Pearson VUE 
Attention: GMAT Program 
PO Box: 581907 
Minneapolis: MN 55458-1907 

*All the necessary documents should be received by the postal address at least 10 business days before GMAT

GMAT 2020: Registration via Fax

For completing GMAT registration via fax, candidates have to follow the steps as mentioned in mail. After then, candidates have to fax all necessary documents to the specific regions as required 

Asia Pacific9.11204E+11
Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA)4.40162E+12

GMAT 2020: Registration via Phone

Interested candidates can also register for GMAT via phone. Most test takers prefer GMAT registration via online because it is easy to sign up easily. After taking GMAT, test takers can register into the official account to check the score report within 20 days. To register via phone, GMAC charges $10 as service charge for each transaction. For the final step, the test taker has to send official GMAT scheduling and payment details. All these details should be reached to the authority at least 10 business days before the exam date.

RegionCommunication Address
American RegionTelephone (toll-free): +1 (800) 717-GMAT (4628), 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CT Telephone: +1 (952) 681-3680, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CT Fax: +1 (952) 681-3681
Asia Pacific RegionTelephone: +852 3077 4926, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. AEST In India: +91 120-439-7830, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Indian Standard Time Fax: 6038319 1092
China RegionTelephone: 86-10-8234-5675, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. China Standard Time Fax: 86-10-61957800
EMEA RegionTelephone: +44 (0) 161 855 7219, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. GMT Fax: +44 (0) 161 855 7301

GMAT 2020: Register as a Test Taker with Disabilities

GMAC believes in making exam patterns easily accessible to the test takers with or without disabilities. Those who are with disabilities have to request authorities to arrange minimum accommodations for making the exam comfortable. Steps that have to be followed are 

  1. If you are an existing user, then login with your id and password 
  2. If you are a new user, then create an id with a valid email address 
  3. One needs to complete exam accommodations request form present on the website of GMAC to request for necessary accommodation 
  4. On the very next step, candidates have to mention disability type to avail required accommodation 
  5. Send the complete GMAT accommodation request form with all necessary documents to PEARSON VUE either via mailing address or fax
  6. After receiving the documents, candidates will receive a confirmation mail on registered email id 
  7. If GMAC approves request for accommodation, then only candidates should book a slot for GMAT 

Test taker has to mention any specific kind of disability like 

Test taker has to mention any specific kind of disability like 

  1. Attention Deficit or hyper-active disorder 
  2. Learning and Cognitive disabilities 
  3. Physical and systemic disabilities 
  4. Psychological disabilities 
  5. Sensory disabilities (vision and hearing) 

GMAT 2020: Fee

GMAT is an international exam conducted by GMAC to measure business analytical skills of the test takers. GMAT fee is $250. One needs to pay $50 to reschedule exam on different dates and an amount of $80 is charged if the test taker cancels the exam. GMAT exam fee can be paid either via online or offline mode. 

Online Payment Mode

To make an online transaction of GMAT fee, candidates have to initiate payment via credit or debit cards, visa card, MasterCard, AMEX or JCB. If a candidate fails to make a payment via credit or debit card, then registration will be cancelled automatically. Candidates have to restart the appointment schedule with a valid session. 

Offline Payment Mode

To make an offline payment of GMAT fee, candidates have to initiate the payment via money orders or cashier cheque and personal cheque. This payment has to be made in favor of PEARSON VUE in US dollars. Within this registration fee, candidates have to pay applicable taxes. In this form, candidates should mention bank details along with name and signature and address proof. Conducting body should receive GMAT offline mode at least 10days before the date of exam. If the bank account doesn’t have sufficient amounts then the registration form will be nullified. Candidates will not be able to complete GMAT registration. Few instructions regarding GMAT fee payment via offline mode are as follows 

  1. Candidates should initiate a payment to Pearson VUE GMAT in US dollars 
  2. Amount should be drawn on a US bank 
  3. Amount should include full amount along with applicable taxes 
  4. Candidates should have written full name, bank name, address in front of the cheque properly 
  5. Payment along with necessary documents should reach the authority at least 10 business days before the GMAT exam date 
  6. If the account doesn’t have sufficient funds then Pearson VUE might incur a service fee from the bank account electronically.
  7. In that case, appointment will be automatically terminated and the candidate has to schedule a next date for GMAT exam. 

GMAT 2020: Dates

No specific dates are allotted for GMAT exam. Test takers can take the exam multiple times in a year. One can register for the exam all year. Candidates should choose available dates with a proper plan. GMAT dates should be taken at least 3-4 months before the application deadlines of the promising business schools. Exam occurs in both halves of the day. Important GMAT exam dates are as follows 

EventsImportant Dates
Application FormStarted
Last date for form fill upMay-20
Last date to change city for interviewMay-20
Shortlist of CandidatesJun-20
Interview datesJune to July 2020
Final ResultsJul-20

GMAT 2020: Cancellation and Rescheduling

  1. Test takers can cancel or reschedule exam via phone or online 
  2. Extra $10 will be charged
  3. Test takers cannot make a change within 24 hrs of test date 
  4. If a candidate misses out scheduled exam date then refund will not be processed 
  5. Test taker can reschedule a new exam date without waiting for 16 days 
  6. If the test taker requests for any accommodation with exam then it is required to contact the given number as mentioned over the approval letter 
  7. If the test taker wants to change the country in the rescheduled exam appointment then it is necessary to contact GMAC via phone

GMAT 2020: Cancellation of exam

Test takers must read all policies and fees related to rescheduling and cancellation of exam 

  1. If cancellation occurs more than 7 days before the exam date, a partial fee of $80 will be refunded 
  2. If cancellation occurs 7 days or less before the scheduled exam date, no refund will be initiated 
  3. For cancellation, test taker has to call GMAT helpline specific to region and request for cancellation by login into GMAT id to cancel test online 

Log in to GMAT profile 
Click on MyGMAT
Click on Cancel GMAT 

GMAT 2020: Rescheduling of exam

  1. If rescheduling occurs more than 7 days before scheduled exam date then $60 will be charged additionally 
  2. If rescheduling occurs 7 days or less before the scheduled exam date then $250 will be charged 
  3. One cannot reschedule exam 24hrs before scheduled exam date 
  4. For rescheduling, test taker has to call GMAT helpline specific to region to request for rescheduling or one can edit it via using GMAT profile 

Login to GMAT profile from 
Click on MyGMAT 
Click on Reschedule GMAT 
Select a new test date 
Pay the extra charges using credit card

GMAT 2020: Important Documents

While creating an account online on, test takers have to provide all necessary details to form a profile to handle for GMAT. Candidates have to be very cautious while making the profile on the official website of GMAT. Required things to be noticed are as follows

  1. Full name of the applicant as mentioned in passport 
  2. Residential or correspondence address 
  3. Contact details (phone number, email id) 
  4. Date of Birth 
  5. Nationality 
  6. Bank transaction history 
  7. Educational qualification 
  8. Work experience 
  9. Native language 


GMAC conducts GMAT to measure analytical and reasoning skills of the applicants. GMAT  is required as admission criteria for the top business schools in the world. While preparing for exam, applicants do not know the right time to appear for GMAT. Taking this exam is completely dependent on the application deadline of the business schools.  

GMAT comprises 80 questions to be answered in 3hrs 7minutes. In this exam, test takers get different topics to attempt across quantitative, logical reasoning and verbal reasoning sections. GMAT score ranges from 200-800. Before registering for GMAT, get a proper idea about the exam pattern and section-wise details. 

  1. GMAT exam has a sectional time limit which varies with each section
  2. Test takers are given three options to choose the order in which they can attempt the four sections of the exam
  3. Integrated Reasoning and Verbal Reasoning sections are computer-adaptive and have multiple-choice questions
  4. In the above two sections, one cannot skip, return to or change the response to the previous questions
  5. Two-third of the GMAT test-takers score between 400 and 600
  6. GMAT score of 760+ ranks a candidate at above 99 percentile

GMAT Exam Pattern 2020

GMAT Exam Pattern is described below 

GMAT 2020: Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT)

GMAC uses computers for making the exam pattern more reliable to the test takers. In this pattern of GMAT, responses given by the test taker will be the deciding point what types of questions will be asked next. Through this adaptive nature of the computer, GMAC shares a more secured and reliable exam pattern as required by the top business schools. One must know the logic and the advantages behind this CAT exam pattern.

CAT is a kind of tailored testing. As it is administered by the computer therefore the next set of questions will completely be dependent on answers given by the test takers. Suppose the test taker gives the first answer correctly then the very next question will have a higher difficulty level whereas if the test taker gives the first answer incorrectly then the very next question will have lesser difficulty level. Computer administers the difficulty level of GMAT as per responses given.

Percentile Ability

Suppose 10 questions are given in this section among which only 8 questions have been answered correctly by the 60% of the total test takers. Therefore it says that 80% accuracy level is equivalent to 50 percentile. Similarly if those same 10 questions among which only 8 questions have been answered correctly by 3% of the total test takers then the percentile would have become 97 percentile.

In this above-mentioned picture, it is explained clearly that if the first answer is given correctly then the difficulty level will be higher on the very next question whereas if the first answer is given incorrectly then the very next question will be comparatively easier. Questions will be asked from Quantitative and Verbal Reasoning sections.

Also Read,   GMAT Preparation Books

GMAT Syllabus 2020

There is no defined syllabus for GMAT. These four sections are designed to test the analytical reasoning skills of the test takers.

Also Check GMAT Preparation Books

GMAT Official Guide – Check PDF

Manhattan GMAT Verbal – Check PDF

GMAT SC Guide – Check PDF

GMAT Analytical Writing Assessment

In this Analytical Writing Assessment section, test-taker analyzes reasoning given around an argument and writes a critique of the given argument. In this section, examiners measure the critical thinking ability of the candidate and how well the ideas are communicated through writing skills.

Score Evaluation

This section is evaluated on the basis of two scores given by two independent raters. Analytical Writing Assessment section scores on the basis of

  1. An electronic system evaluates linguistic structure of essays like syntactic variety, flow of ideas, and topic wise analysis
  2. Human evaluators assess the complete quality of the essay including writing style, development of ideas, analyzing argument, relevant examples to substantiate logical reasoning.

While writing this section, test takers should remember few basic things

  1. If a candidate retakes a particular exam for better score, then only one request for rescore is acceptable
  2. Rescoring can result in increasing or decreasing of original AWA score
  3. Candidates will receive revised results via online and the scores will also be sent to all those programs designated as recipients of score within 20 days
  4. If a rescoring request has already been processed then there will be no refund

GMAT Integrated Reasoning Section

In this section of GMAT IR, test takers are asked to integrate given data and find out solutions to complex problems. In the top business schools, test takers are examined on basis of how well data have been evaluated to take decisions. In this section, test takers gather information given through graphical representation and find out relevant information around it. In this section, test takers are also asked to find out relations to the interrelated problems.

In this section total four kinds of questions have been asked

  1. Multi-source reasoning
  2. Table Analysis
  3. Graphics Interpretation
  4. Two-part Analysis

Score Evaluation

In IR score lies in a range of 1-8. This section is introduced in GMAT as a different data point for all those top business schools to consider the application form of the candidates. Scoring in this section will not bring any change to the other sections of GMAT- Quantitative, AWA, Verbal and Total. A score of IR will be given to the test taker as unofficial score reports immediately after completing the exam. In the official score reports, test takers get a percentile of Integrated Reasoning score.

GMAT Quantitative Reasoning

In this section of GMAT Quantitative Reasoning, quantitative and mathematical aptitude of the test takers are being measured. In this section, test takers get 31 MCQ to attempt within 62 minutes. Two types of questions asked in this section are

  1. Problem Solving: In this section, test taker has to use analytical reasoning to solve out quantitative problems
  2. Data Sufficiency: In this section, test takers analyze relevant data and find out data points to solve the required problem

Score Evaluation

Firstly test takers have to understand that this section is computer adaptive therefore score is based on a few factors

  1. Number of questions one attempt
  2. Number of questions one answers correctly
  3. Other parameters around the questions

It has been noticed that the test taker who has answered a higher number of questions correctly mostly qualifies for this exam with a high score.

GMAT Verbal Reasoning

In the GMAT Verbal Reasoning section, how well the test taker articulates arguments through writing skills are being measured. In this section, test takers have to express logical ideas along with coherence in simple language. One needs to attempt 36 MCQ in 65 minutes. Three types of questions asked in Verbal Reasoning section are as follows

Reading Comprehension: It measures how well the test taker understands logical statements present along within the passage and to write it in their own style. Logical structure, writing style, and the supporting ideas of the test taker has been measured in this section

Critical Reasoning: This section measures how well the test taker evaluates an argument through coherent writing and finds out the solution of it. For this section, questions are being asked out of a short passage of 100 word length.

Sentence Correction: In this section language proficiency of the test taker is measured. In this section grammatical usage and structure of the language used by the candidate are measured. Test taker has to construct the sentences properly in this section.

GMAT Preparation Tips 2020

Interested test takers always believe that proper preparation for GMAT is required to score the highest. Few preparation tips for GMAT are as follows

  1. Start practicing for GMAT at least a 6-7 months before the scheduled date
  2. Always study one section of the exam daily and find out necessary weaknesses out of it
  3. In the beginning find out the basic strengths and weaknesses of subjects
  4. Improve quantitative skills and try practicing calculations mentally to save time
  5. Focus on time management for better result in GMAT
  6. Get a proper idea about the exam pattern of GMAT
  7. Practice one mock test a week to pace up with the preparation
  8. Practice is the main key of scoring the best score in GMAT


Aspirants take GMAT for taking admission to the top business schools. GMAT score is calculated in a complicated way. In India, around 35000 aspirants take GMAT last year. 

GMAT Population and Mean Score Statistics

In 2014, 244,280 candidates appeared in GMAT and the obtained mean score was 549. In the next 4 years, the number of test-takers was 248,917, 260,328, 250,761, and 242,714 respectively and the obtained mean score was 554, 558, 564, and 565. 

Check GMAT Mean Score in India

From India, each year a huge population takes GMAT for a better career. According to the official data, the 5-year growth of the Indian population 3.4% and from 2014 to 2018 the number of candidates in India increased to 27,806 from 23,311 and in these 5 years, their mean score increased fro, 576 to 583. According to the data the main purpose of the candidates are:

  1. MBA (full-time and part-time)
  2. PG diploma
  3. Masters in management
  4. Masters in finance
  5. EMBA
  6. Masters in Data analytics and data science
  7. Ph. D in business
  8. Masters in IT or systems

The following graph shows the percentage of Indian GMAT candidates in each of the programs: 

Section-wise GMAT Score Range

The score range of GMAT is 200-800 which means the highest score in GMAT or GMAT max score is 800 and GMAT minimum score is 200. It needs to be mentioned that GMAT total score is also 800 and increment points in GMAT are 10. This scoring range is applicable to the cumulative score of quantitative and verbal sections.

Above 50% of the test-takers secure GMAT score between 400 and 600, so it will not be wrong to claim that 400-600 is the average score range while the specific average score obtained by the candidates is 563.43. Only 10% of the test-takers get 700 or up. In 2018, among the Indian candidates, 12,447 candidates scored 600-690 and 4,911 candidates scored above 700. 

Check   GMAT Score Validity

The average GMAT score obtained in the 4 sections is demonstrated in the table below:

SectionAverage GMAT Score Obtained in 2017
Verbal Reasoning26.86
Quantitative Reasoning39.4
Integrated Reasoning4.23
Analytical Writing Assessment4.44

There are different score range for each of the sections:

  1. Score range for quantitative is 6-51 with 1 point increment
  2. Score range for verbal is 6-51 with 1 point increment
  3. Score range for integrated reasoning is1-8 with 1 point increment
  4. Score range for analytical writing is 0-6 with 0.5 point increment

GMAT Test Scores in terms of GMAT Percentile score

There is a percentile ranking for GMAT score and the obtained GMAT score indicates a percentage to the test-takers. The percentile score may change as these GMAT percentile scores are recalculated using the data of the past 3 years.

The following table demonstrates the GMAT overall score and its equivalent percentile score along with the percentiles of the sectional scores. 

GMAT Test Scores in terms of GMAT Percentile score

There is a percentile ranking for GMAT score and the obtained GMAT score indicates a percentage to the test-takers. The percentile score may change as these GMAT percentile scores are recalculated using the data of the past 3 years.

The following table demonstrates the GMAT overall score and its equivalent percentile score along with the percentiles of the sectional scores. 

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