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GMAT Test better
INFORMATION ON GMAT
Who administers GMAT?
The GMAT is
developed and administered by the US-based
"Educational Testing Service" (ETS) under the
direction of the Graduate Management Admission Council
(GMAC), a non-profit organization of graduate business
schools worldwide. ETS sets the questions, conducts
the test, and sends each examinee the score report.
For the conduct of the test, ETS has appointed Testing
Agencies in various countries, which act as franchisee
When is GMAT held?
All-round-the-year. Unlike other exams, you can choose
your own date and time for taking the GMAT! The test
is administered in the above cities five-days-a-week
(Monday through Friday), twice a day. September to
December is the high season for GMAT, so in case you
intend to take the test during this period, you need
to register very early (say 90 days in advance) to get
a date of your choice. Otherwise, registering at least
15 days in advance is mandatory. The test lasts
roughly four hours, and most centres offer two slots :
9 A.M. and 2 P.M.
Eligibility and Fees
For GMAT there are no restrictions based on age or
qualifications. The test scores are valid for five
years, i.e., most universities accept scores up to
five years old.Test fees for GMAT may vary according
to the country in which you take the test. In India,
this fee is US $200, payable at the time of
registration. The draft should be made out in
favour of "ETS - GMAT" payable in the U.S.
bank. Alternately, the payment can also be made
through a credit card which has global acceptance.
TIPS FOR GMAT
you attend on time
- Know the date, time and place of your test and
arrive before the scheduled starting time.
- If you arrive late
for any of the papers, report to the supervisor or
invigilator. You may not be allowed to take the test.
Bring what you
Take into the test
room only the pens, pencils and erasers which you need
for the examination.
and highlighters must not be used.
which you do not need, or which is not allowed, either
outside the test room, or as instructed by the
You may not lend
anything to, or borrow anything from, another
candidate during the test.
- Listen to the
supervisor and do what you are asked to do.
- Tell the
supervisor or invigilator at once if you think you
have not been given the right question paper, or if
the question paper is incomplete or illegible.
- Read carefully and
follow the instructions printed on the question paper
and on the answer sheet.
- Fill in the
details required on the front of your question paper
and on your answer sheet before the start of the test.
assistance during the test
If you are in
doubt about what you should do, raise your hand to
attract attention. The invigilator will come to your
You may not ask
for, and will not be given, any explanation of the
If on the day of
the test you feel that your work may be affected by
ill health or any other reason, you must inform the
invigilator at the time.
- You may not leave
the test room without the permission of the supervisor
- You can not leave
your seat until all papers have been collected and you
have been told you can leave.
- When you leave the
examination room you must leave behind the question
paper, your answer paper, any paper used for rough
work clearly crossed through and any other materials
provided for the test.
- Do not make any
noise near the examination room.
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