What is the GMAT, where and how to take it?
The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), is required for students who want to be eligible to many available graduate business management programs. Many, although not all business schools specifically ask for this test to be undertaken, to determine their qualifications for their enrollment into advanced business administration and management studies.
The GMAT exam is a standardized assessment, delivered in English. For many business schools, it is an important part of the admissions process, allowing committees to assess the qualifications of applicants and their preparedness towards the high demands of graduate business programs – MBA’s, M.S. in Finance and others.
To take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), follow these instructions:
1. Select a Test Center – Select a test center that is convenient and easily accessible. Test takers can view the list of test centers online by accessing www.gmac.com or from the GMAT ® Information Bulletin for Testing.
2. Register for the test – You can register for the GMAT exam through one of the following modes:
a. Online – To schedule the GMAT test online, sign up as a registered user of the mba.com website. Enter your name and date of birth as mentioned in your identification slip. You can make the payments using credit card or debit card.
b. Phone – You can also register for the GMAT through Telephone. Please check the http://www.eduers.com/gmat/GMAT_Exam_Schedule.htm for telephone registration across various countries.
c. Mail or Fax – To register for the GMAT by mail or fax, complete the GMAT Appointment Scheduling Form. You must be aware of the country code list to complete and fax the form.
If you wish to mail your form, please send your completed form to:
Attention: GMAT Program
PO Box 581907
Minneapolis, MN 55458-1907
It may take up to eight (8) weeks for the scheduling forms to reach the U.S. from certain countries.
Many dates are available every week throughout the world, to take the GMAT. Depending on your location, they will vary. Check out the information on dates availability by choosing the center first and then reviewing the dates.
This is one assessment you do not want to take without prepping first for at least a couple of weeks. Understanding the ins and outs of this test can help you maximize your chances of achieving a top grade.