About GMAT



The GMAT stand for Graduate Management Admission Test, which is standardized exam given at various locations in the United States and Canada and around the world. Throughout North America and many international locations, the GMAT is administered only via computer. In those international locations where an extensive network of computers has not yet been established, the GMAT is offered either at temporary computer-based testing centers on a limited schedule or as a paper-based test (given once or twice a year) at local testing centers. GMAT is the most popular standardized test, Thousands of graduate management programs around the world use the GMAT for the evaluation of prospect student for admission in business studies (MBA and BBA).

The GMAT exam is power tool for admissions professionals

Thousands of graduate management programs around the world use the Graduate Management Admission Test in their admissions process. You may be considering whether your program should adopt the GMAT exam, as well.


Interest in graduate management education has never been higher, and the job of selecting a class to fill the limited capacity of most MBA programs has never been more challenging. The applicants come from different countries, cultures, academic backgrounds, and levels of work experience. Using the GMAT exam gives admissions professionals one element of the application that is a consistent measure. The GMAT exam is given under standard conditions around the world, with the highest level of security, to ensure that scores are comparable across applicants.

The GMAT exam is accessible to students around the world

The GMAT exam is conducted throughout the year in more than 150 countries around the world. Combination of permanent and mobile test centers creates access for virtually every prospective applicant. Online registration in most locations makes the process of registering for the test fast and easy.

Register for GMAT

With computer adaptive testing (CAT), registering for the GMAT is quite simple and easy. The cost to take the exam —or “appointment fee” is currently $250. The Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) takes most major credit cards, personal checks, and money orders. The most convenient way to register is online at www.mba.com. You may also register by phone (1-800-717-GMAT) or by mail (Pearson VUE, Attention: GMAT Program, P.O. Box 581907, Minneapolis, MN, 55458). To retake the exam, simply follow the same procedures. However, you are only allowed to take the GMAT every 31 days.

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