GMAT -Frequently Asked Questions


What are the requirements for the GMAT?
There are no education or nationality requirements. A person disposed to pay the test fee can take the GMAT.

How long does the GMAT score is valid?
Usually GMAT scores are valid for 5 years from the test date. This may be varied from business school to business school. With a special request and for an additional fee, you may report scores up to 10 years from the date you took the exam.

Are calculators allowed in the test?
No, calculators are not allowed on test day.

To whom GMAT is required
All the students seeking for MBA graduation in overseas like USA, UK, Canada, New Zealand, or Australia are required to take GMAT test.

What is the Maximum Time Limit of the Test?
The maximum time limit of GMAT test appointment is about 4 Hours. This includes two interval breaks for five-minutes, which are scheduled during the test administration. The time allowed for these breaks cannot be exceeded.

When are the Test Scores Available for the Applicant?
Informally you can get the test scores instantly after completion of the test, excluding the writing analysis section. The authorized GMAT score report will be mailed to you within two weeks after the test.

About Additional Score Report
You can request for Additional Score Report either by Phone, or Fax, or Mail and you have to pay US $28 per university. If you haven’t registered online for the test, then you should submit your request by phone, fax, or mail for sending your scores to schools.

To whom the GMAT requirements are waived?
Often, for some colleges/universities GMAT exam is waived if the appplicant meets the following criteria:

•  Hold an undergraduate degree in business administration, engineering or science from an appropriately accredited institution

•  Have earned an upper division (last 60 credits) undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or better

•  Have at least 4 years of managerial experience.

When can I take the GMAT?
As GMAT is in a computerized format, you can make an appointment to take the exam at almost any time at the testing center nearer to you.

What does the GMAT measure?
GMAT test measures the basic verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing skills in the test takers, which are developed in their education and work.

•  Verbal section measures the competence of understanding and assessing the topic and also the competence of identifying the fundamental conventions of standard written English

•  Quantitative section measures basic mathematical skills, elementary concepts, and quantitative reasoning skills

•  Writing section measures your ability to think critically and communicate complex ideas in writing

What does GMAT scores forecast?
GMAT scores are the good source to forecast the academic performance of the applicant in the first year of their management program. The median correlation between GMAT scores and first-year grades was 0.51 (perfect correlation is 1.0). The median correlation between undergraduate grade point average and first-year grades was 0.28. Thus, GMAT scores are usually a good option to forecast the applicant’s performance in the first year of the management program.

Should I decide where to apply based on my scores?
Many students disservice themselves by taking decisions solely in applying for the universities based on the GMAT scores, or even thinks whether to apply at all. GMAT is only one of the several predictors of the performance and many schools publish average and mid-80% range scores for the students they admit.

How will retaking the GMAT® exam affect my chances of admission?
The admission council of several colleges treats multiple scores in different ways. They may consider only the highest scores, or the recent scores, or an average of the scores. You should contact schools directly to know how they use multiple GMAT scores.

Is it possible to cancel the GMAT scores?
There is a possibility of canceling the GMAT scores at the test center soon after you take the test. Once your scores have been reported, they become part of your permanent score record and they cannot be canceled.

Who Administers the GMAT test in India
In India GMAT is administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS).

Address:
PROMETRIC TESTING PVT LIMITED
2nd Floor, DLF Infinity Tower – A,
Sector 25, Phase II,
DLF City Gurgaon,
HARYANA – 122 002
Phone No.0124-5147700
Fax: 0124-5147773 / 0124-5147774.
Email:india.rrc@thomson.com

Where are the GMAT Test Centers in India
There are 9 test centers in India – Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Trivandrum.

Test Centers Address
AHMEDABAD 8902, INDIA
AHMEDABAD,380006
Phone: 917926561088
Site Code: 8902
PROMETRIC 301-302, ABHIJEET II
MITHA KHALI SIX ROADS
ALLAHABAD 8903, INDIA
ALLAHABAD, 211001
Phone: 915322622477
Site Code: 8903
I P E M 119/25A MAHATMA GANDHI MARG
BANGALORE 8904, INDIA
BANGALORE, 560001
Phone: 91802292553
Site Code: 8904,8918,8919
PROMETRIC, MAINI SADAN, 1st
FLOOR NO 38 LAVELLE ROAD
CALCUTTA 8906, INDIA
CALCUTTA, 700020
Phone: 913324852792
Site Code: 8906
PROMETRIC, FLAT 1/C, 1st FLOOR
SUKH SAGAR BUILDING
CHENNAI ,8909 INDIA
CHENNAI, 600 034
Phone: 91448241840
Site Code: 8909,8925, 8926
PROMETRIC NO 15, 2nd FLOOR,
ROMAR HOUSE
JAGANNATHAN ROAD
HYDERABAD ,8916 INDIA
HYDERABAD, 500034
Phone: 914023303903
Site Code: 8916,8917,8908
PROMETRIC, AVENUE 1, STREET 20
PLOT 1672, ROAD 12 – BANJARA HILLS
MUMBAI , 8921 INDIA
MUMBAI, 400 072 Map
Phone: 912228573160
Site Code: 8921,8922, 8923,8924
PROMETRIC, MARWAH HOUSE SAKI
VIHAR ROAD,SAKI NAKA Andheri(E)
DELHI , INDIA
New Delhi, 110049 Phone:
01126532237
Site Code: 8948 ,8911,8913 8915
PROMETRIC TESTING PRIVATE
LIMITED SENIOR PLAZA , 160A 3rd
FLOOR , GAUTAM NAGAR