GMAT 2024:  Important Dates, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Result

Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) is responsible for conducting GMAT multiple times a year. GMAT officially known as Graduate Management Admission Test is a national-level management exam for MBA admissions in India and abroad.

GMAT is held to test the analytical and verbal abilities of the students along with basic mathematical skills that are required in management schools. The test will be conducted in online mode. It is considered one of the highly accepted exams for MBA admissions globally.  

Interested and eligible candidates seeking admission to top B-Schools in India and abroad must submit their GMAT 2024 application form before the due date. Through this article, candidates can check the complete details regarding GMAT registration, eligibility criteria, exam pattern etc.  

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GMAT Important Dates 2024

The GMAT online registration is open throughout the year as the exam is conducted multiple times annually. Candidates will be allowed to choose GMAT dates as per their choice or convenience. There will be no fixed schedule for the GMAT Exam. Candidates should book GMAT Slots 2-3 months before their desired date.

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GMAT Eligibility Criteria 2024

Candidates are advised to satisfy the required eligibility criteria before applying for the exam.

Age limit

The minimum age limit to apply GMAT exam is 18 years. There is no limit on upper age to appear in the exam.

Educational Qualification

Candidates must have done graduation or its equivalent examination from any recognized board or university.

Number of attempts

Candidates can appear for the GMAT exam a maximum of 5 times a year and 8 times in a lifetime.

GMAT Application Form

GMAT Registration is available throughout the year. Candidates can register themselves via online, phone, and postal mail. For online registration, candidates need to visit the official website and fill in the details carefully in the form.

Candidates have to book the exam slot and examination city as per their convenience and availability. Applicants are advised to book the exam slot six months before the planned exam date.

Candidates have to provide their details such as educational qualification, address, contact number, gender etc. while filling out the application form.

Verify the details carefully before the final submission. Take the printout of the application form for further reference.

GMAT Application Fee

GMAT Application fee is Rs. 20465 & USD 250 for each candidate.

Payment of fee can be made through Master card/ Visa/ American Express and Discover network cards.

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GMAT Exam Pattern

As per the latest notification, the authority has made some GMAT changes to the duration of exam. The exam time is reduced to three hours and seven minutes. Candidates can check the detailed examination pattern from the table below.

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Mode of examOnline mode
SubjectsFour subjects i.e., verbal reasoning, quantitative ability, integrated reasoning and writing assessment
Exam duration3 hours 7 minutes
Total number of questions80

Section-wise distribution of questions and marks are given in the table below.

SubjectsNumber of questionsDurationScoring scale
Quantitative reasoning3162 minutes6-51, in one-point increment
Integrated reasoning12`30 minutes1-8, in one- point increment
Analytical writing section130 minutes0-6, in half-point increments
Verbal reasoning3665 minutes6-51, in one-point increment

GMAT Syllabus 2024

The GMAT syllabus includes the following four sections:

Quantitative ReasoningCovers the topics of problem-solving and data sufficiency.
Integrated reasoningQuestions will be asked from Multi -source reasoning, Graphic interpretation, Two-part analysis, Table analysis
Verbal ReasoningReading comprehension, critical reasoning, sentence correction
Analytical Writing AssessmentAnalysis of argument

GMAT Admit Card

The authority will release the GMAT Admit card online. Candidates will be allowed to download the admit card by visiting the official website of GMAC. The GMAT Admit card will comprise details like the date and time of the exam, exam instructions, name, roll number etc.

GMAT Hall ticket is an important document to carry at the examination centre on the day of the exam. No candidate will be allowed to appear in the exam without having a valid admit card.

GMAT Result 2024

The result of GMAT will be declared a few days after the completion of the exam. The authority will announce the result through online mode. Candidates can download their GMAT Scorecard by visiting the official website of GMAT. Candidates should note that the score of GMAT remains valid for 5 years after the date of the exam.

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The GMAT result will comprise details like overall score, name and roll number of candidate, and their qualifying status. Don’t forget to take the printout of the GMAT scorecard for future reference.

GMAT Admission 2024

Admission of candidates through GMAT will be entirely based on the cut-off marks decided by the various business schools and institutions. After the announcement of GMAT 2024 results, candidates will be allowed to send their marks to the particular B-School.

The qualified candidates will be invited for the counselling round by the respective institute/college based on their scores. Final admission will be offered based on total scores obtained by the candidate, personal interview, and document verification process. After the seat allotment, candidates should pay the admission fee at the respective college to confirm their seats.


When should I register for the GMAT exam 2024?

Candidates can register anytime for the GMAT Exam as there will be no fixed exam dates. But it is recommended to register for the exam at least 2 or 3 months before the planned exam date.

Is there any limit on GMAT attempts?

Yes, candidates can appear for the exam 5 times in a rolling year and 8-lifetime limits.

Is GMAT more difficult than CAT?

GMAT is comparatively easier than CAT.

Is there any negative marking in GMAT?

No, there is no provision for negative marking in the GMAT exam.

What is the validity of GMAT Scores?

The score of the GMAT will be valid for five years after the date of the test.

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