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All Updates about GMAT 2017 Exams: Registration Process, Eligibility Criteria, Exams Pattern, Scoring Method

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The GMAT (Graduate Management Aptitude Test) is conducted by GMAC on an international level. The GMAC (Graduate Management Aptitude Council) is an international council which is the responsible body for organising and conducting the GMAT exams in 112 countries at various examination centres of these countries. India is also one such nation where the students are given an opportunity to take up the GMAT exams.

The GMAT exams measures the analytical capability and real life problem solving skills of students by putting questions from the areas of  quantitative aptitude, verbal, comprehension and logical reasoning. GMAT differs from other management exams in respect of its aim of testing the skills of management in students. While the GMAT through its questions tries to unearth about the candidate’s practical problem solving skills and capability to handle complex business situations of real world, other management exams merely focuses on the managerial IQ of candidates.

GMAT Exams is conducted throughout the year and its scores are used by some of the most reputed colleges of the world. Various B-Schools around the world accepts the GMAT scores for their various management programmes.

To know about the further details of the exam’s read below-

Eligibility for GMAT Exam

There are minimal criteria of eligibility for the GMAT 2017 Exams.

Educational Qualification – Candidate should be a graduate from any recognised university in any discipline.

Age Limit – There is no upper age limit for the GMAT 2017 Exam. However the minimum age limit is 18 years. The candidate of age less than 18 years of age will not be allowed to appear for the exams.

There can be other criteria of eligibility set by other institutions in which the candidates wish to take admission.

GMAT Exam Admission Process

Aspirants of GMAT exams in order to appear for the exams should first of all get him registered. By registration candidate can select the date of examination of his choice and can also choose the centre of examination. Finally he should pay the registration fee.

How To Apply

  • Candidate should register him on the official website of the GMAT. At no other website the candidate can register himself.

  • The candidate should click on the option ‘Take the GMAT Exam’ option.

  • By clicking on this option candidate will be asked to create his account. He can create his account by entering details like name, address, age, valid email id and mobile number. The candidate should keep his account details till the completion of the process of the GMAT Exams.

  • He should then follow instructions further to get the registration done. He should give details about his educational qualifications, his address, and other profile details.

  • In a given year a candidate can register for 5 times and each registration should be separated by at least a month.

  • Within 16 days the candidate is allowed to retake the exams.

  • Candidate should schedule the GMAT exams as per his choice and also choose for the centre of examination.

  • Candidate is required to pay the Registration Fee for the exam. It is US $250.

Registration Fee

  • Candidate should pay the registration fee of US $ 250 for the GMAT exams.

  • It should be paid through Credit Card/ Debit Card. The Visa Card, Master Card, American Express Card and JCB Cards are accepted for the payment of the registration fee.

  • Candidate who are not able pay their registration fee through the above mentioned mode can make their payment through the personal checks, cashier’s checks and money orders drawn in favour of VUE-GMAT.


GMAT Exam Pattern (Syllabus)

About the GMAT 2017 Exam


Mode of Exam

Computer based test

Number of questions

91 questions.

Number of papers/sections

4 sections namely-Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal.

Duration of Exam

3 Hours and 30 minutes.

Distribution of Marks and Questions of GMAT 2017 Exam

Name of Subjects

Number of questions







75 minutes

Integrated Reasoning


30 minutes

Analytical Writing assessment


30 minutes

Nature of questions and Score range of GMAT 2017 Exam

Name of Subjects

Score Range

Type of Question



Sentence Correction, Critical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension.



Data Sufficiency and Problem Solving.

Integrated Reasoning


Two-Part Analysis, Graphics Interpretation, Table Analysis and Multi Source Reasoning,

Analytical Writing assessment


Analysis of an argument.

GMAT Exam Important Dates

There is no specific date for GMAT Exams. Candidates can take this exam whenever they wish by getting themselves registered beforehand. A candidate can appear for the GMAT exams only for 5 times in a year. Also candidate can take up this exams only for once in a month.

Result GMAT 2017 Exam

The GMAT Exams results are available at the end of the exams. But this is the unofficial result. Candidate can get the official result after 20 calendar days of the GMAT exams. A link is sent on the email id of candidate which he has given during the process of registration for the exams. The Score card consists of – score of each section and overall score.


Q.1 When will the GMAT 2017 Exams will be held?

There is no fixed date of the GMAT Exams. The candidate is given liberty to choose his own exams date and centre of examination. GMAT can be taken for 5 times in a year by a candidate.

Q.2 For how many times GMAT Exams is taken in a year?

A candidate can take up this exams for only 5 times in a year. Also there should be a gap of at least one month between any two successive exams.

Q.3 How many times a candidate can appear for GMAT Exams?

A candidate can appear for 5 times in a year.

Q.4 What should be the educational qualification of the candidate for GMAT Exams?

A candidate should be a graduate in order to become eligible for the GMAT Exams. He should have done his graduation from any recognised university in any discipline.

Q.5 Is there is any age limit for the GMAT 2017 Exams?

There is no upper age limit for the candidate to become eligible for appearing in the exams. However there is lower age limit for the exams. The candidate should not be less than 18 years of age to appear for the exams.

Q.6 What is the registration or the examination fee for the GMAT 2017 Exams?

A candidate is charged a registration fee of US 250 dollars.

Q.7 What are the areas from which the questions are asked in GMAT 2017 Exams?

A The GMAT Exams put questions from the areas of –Quantitative, verbal, Integrated Reasoning and Analytical Writing.

Q.8 How to get the result of GMAT 2017 Exams?

A Candidates are given results at the end of the exams right away. But this result is unofficial. The official result is sent to candidate on the email id given by him during the registration.

Q.9 What is the validity of the score of the GMAT Exams?

A The GMAT Exams score is accepted by many B-Schools. The GMAT Exam is an international Exam; hence its score is valid all over the world. Many B-schools mention in their courses about the acceptance of GMAT Score for their various management programmes. Candidate should check about it with the colleges of his choice, whether they accept the GMAT Score or not.

Q.10 What is the Score Card of the GMAT Exams?

A The Score card of GMAT Exams consists of the scores for each section and the overall score of the candidate. There is a score range for each section. For verbal and quantitative it is 0-60 and for Integrated Reasoning it is 1-8 and for Analytical writing it is 0-6.