GMAT: Frequently Asked Questions

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GMAT 2021: Frequently Asked Questions

 Q. How to register for GMAT 2021?

 A. Steps to register for GMAT 2021

  • Register on the official website
  • Fill in your details
  • Create an ID and password
  • Pay the application fee. Candidates can pay online or offline
  • Log in and book the date and place of the exam  

Q. How much does the GMAT cost?

A. Scheduling a GMAT appointment costs $275 or INR 20,401. You can pay for your GMAT registration with a credit or debit card, money order, or personal check.

Q. How long is the GMAT?

A. The GMAT takes about 3.5 hours to complete. There are two optional eight-minute breaks during the test. The analytical writing assessment is 30 minutes long, and the integrated reasoning section is 30 minutes. The quantitative section takes 62 minutes, and the verbal section takes 65 minutes.

 Q. How often can I take the GMAT?

A. You can take the GMAT up to five times every 12 months. You can’t take the GMAT more than once in a 16-day period, or more than eight times total.

Q.  How is the GMAT Scored?

A. The four sections of the GMAT are scored separately. Your total score, between 200 and 800 are the combination of your verbal and quant scores. You will also receive individual verbal and quantitative scores between 0 and 60. On the integrated reasoning section, you’ll receive a score from 1-8.

The analytical writing assessment is scored by two graders. You will receive a score from 0-6 in half-point increments.

Q. How can I schedule an appointment for the GMAT exam?

A. GMAT appointments are generally available six days a week in 110 countries around the world. Local testing centers set their own hours to meet local and regional needs.

Q. Can I retake the GMAT?

A. You can take the GMAT up to five times a year. A lot of applicants have taken the GMAT three or more times without any impact on their application. Provided your scores increase

Q. Can I use a calculator on the GMAT?

A. You can have access to an on-screen calculator with basic functions during the integrated reasoning section.

However, you will not have any access to a calculator in the quantitative section

Q. Will, I get a scratch paper on the GMAT?

A. Yes, you will get a double-sided laminated scratchpad during the GMAT. You can also ask the proctor for a new scratchpad at any time during the exam. 

Q. How long does it take to get GMAT Scores?

A. You will receive an official score report three weeks after you take the GMAT. The five schools that you choose to send your scores to will receive your scores twenty days after your GMAT appointment.

A. Is it possible to cancel my GMAT score if I am not happy with it?

Yes, you can cancel your GMAT score if you are not satisfied with it. But, it is not always recommended. You can only cancel your score before you see your results. You will not be able to cancel it once you see it. Also, B schools that you might send applications to will also be notified about your previously canceled score. This might present a bad image upon your MBA application.

 Q. How long will my GMAT score remain valid?

A. Most admission departments consider GMAT scores that are up to five years old, however, most B schools have their own rules regarding a valid GMAT score. It is advised to check up with your preferred school.

Q. Which documents do I need to carry to the test center?

A. You must carry a valid passport with your recent photograph and appointment confirmation letter which you got while registering for the exam.

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