GMAT 2020 Exam Latest Update

GMAT 2020 Exam Latest Update

The GMAT exam is an adaptive computer test that assesses the candidates' analytical, quantitative, verbal and reading skills in standard English. The

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The GMAT exam is an adaptive computer test that assesses the candidates’ analytical, quantitative, verbal and reading skills in standard English. The cost of the GMAT exam is $ 250. This test is conducted to gain admission to a graduate management program, such as courses related to MBA and Master of Finance degrees from the best business schools in the world.

Since April 16, 2018, the Graduate Management Admission Council has shortened the GMAT exam by 30 minutes. Now the exam takes 3 hours and 30 minutes, including test instructions and breaks. The sections Verbal and Quantitative Thinking have been shortened by 13 and 10 minutes, respectively. The integrated thinking and evaluation of the analytical letter as well as the overview of results and the optional break time remained the same. These changes do not affect the ratings in the “Shortened Verbal” and “Quantitative” sections, as only unrated elements have been removed from GMAC. The GMAT has a feature that allows candidates to customize their GMAT experience by choosing the section order that they feel most comfortable in when they take the exam.

CORONAVIRUS/Covid-19 ALERT: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, GMAC has to suspend test-center based GMAT exam for candidates, as worldwide various countries have put restrictions on the movement of citizens. On April-15th-2020, GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council), administrator of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) announced the release of the GMAT Online exam.

What is the purpose to take GMAT exam?

It is the most widely used exam for MBA approvals worldwide. According to the GMAC, no other test is as widely accepted as GMAT. Worldwide, 9 out of 10 MBA registrations are made using the GMAT score. In addition, more than 2,300 schools accept GMAT results for admission. There are also 650 test centers in 114 countries that conduct the GMAT exam.

GMAT Highlights:

Exam Name


GMAT full form

Graduate Management Admission Test

Official Website

Most popular for

MBA courses outside India

 Also accepted for

MS courses outside India

MBA courses in India

 Conducted by

GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council)

Mode of Exam

Computer-based adaptive test

GMAT fee

US $250 (INR 17,700 approx)

Score Range

Min 200, Max 800

GMAT Contact

+91 120-439-7830, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Indian Standard Time
Fax: +91-120-4001660.

Note: Applicants wishing to enroll in an MBA program must have a degree in any discipline from a recognized university.

GMAT Exam Fee

The application fee for the GMAT exam is $250, which would translate to INR 17,000 approximately. Also, if the applicants want to change the center or reschedule the test then they will be charged $50 extra.

  • GMAT Cancellation Fee: If you cancel the exam more than 7 days before the test date then you will be refunded US$80. Also, if you cancel within the 7 days of the test date then you will not get any refund. Moreover, the test appointment cannot be canceled within the 24 hours of the scheduled test and time.
  • GMAT Rescheduling Fee: If you reschedule the exam more than 7 days before the test date you have to pay US$60.00 fee. Also, if you reschedule the exam within the 7 days of the test date you have to pay US$250.00 fee. Moreover, the exam cannot be rescheduled within the 24 hours of the scheduled test date and time.

GMAT Exam Pattern

The GMAT Exam comprises of four sections:

  • Analytical Writing
  • Integrated Reasoning
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Verbal Reasoning
When is the result of GMAT exam available?

The candidates receive almost the entire GMAT Score Report just after finishing the GMAT test except for the AWA Score. The candidate will have the option of accepting it or rejecting it. In the case of accepting the result, the candidate and the institutes of choice can view the result; but if the candidate declines the result none of the parties will be able to view the result of GMAT. Once the exam is over, candidates can download the non-official GMAT result. Finally, the candidates receive the complete GMAT Score Report within 20 days of giving the test including the AWA Score.