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GMAT Registration

Written by  Piyush Bhartiya

Reviewed by  Priyanka Bhargava

Published: Mon, September 30, 2019 9:30 AM IST  Updated: Mon, September 30, 2019 9:30 AM IST  9 mins read

GMAT Registration

Written by  Piyush Bhartiya

Reviewed by  Priyanka Bhargava

Published: Mon, Sep 30, 2019 9:30 AM IST  Updated: Mon, Sep 30, 2019 9:30 AM IST  9 mins read

GMAT Registration 2022

The GMAT or Graduate Management Admission Test is a competitive exam taken to get admission in management graduate courses like MBA and Masters in Finance in top business colleges around the world. It is an online exam conducted by the GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council) to evaluate a student’s analytic, verbal, quantitative and reasoning skills. GMAT tests a candidate's skills that are key to the management and business programs. The exam is conducted around the year where the candidates have the flexibility to choose the day and time slot according to their availability.

How to register for GMAT?

GMAT Registration 2022 can be done at any time throughout the year. A year before applying for B-school admission is the best time to begin taking the GMAT. Participants should choose a date based on their degree of preparedness and register for it. Booking places at the last minute is not a smart idea. Candidates can arrange GMAT test dates after checking the available slots.

GMAT Registration Online

Candidates may take the test at any time throughout the year that is convenient for them. It's vital to remember that applicants may only postpone their next try after 16 days have passed after their initial attempt. In a given year, a candidate is only permitted five tries. The processes to scheduling your test are outlined here.

Steps to register for GMAT 2022:

Step 1: Go to, the official GMAT website.

Step 2: The applicant must first establish an account.

Step 3: Provide your personal information, including your name, address, and phone number.

Step 4: Give your academic and professional information.

Step 5: Check and submit your information.

Step 6: Make an appointment for your test. Choose the test center that is nearest to you or that you like.

Step 7: Pick a day and time that works best for you.

Step 8: Pay the registration cost for the GMAT online using a debit or credit card.

Step 9: Your GMAT registration is complete after paying the price.

GMAT Registration Offline

Because the number of candidates for the GMAT grows every year, it is advised that you do not wait until the last minute to register. You should do it while studying for the test and book the time at least a month before the exam date.

Different offline methods to enroll for the GMAT :

Through Phone: Candidates may plan their GMAT appointments over the phone by phoning their region's GMAT Customer Service. For arranging the test over the phone, candidates must pay a $10 premium.

Postal Mail: Candidates may also pay by check to arrange the GMAT test by postal mail.

GMAT exam registration date

According to GMAC, you may register for the GMAT entrance test six months before the Graduate Management Admission Test date or no later than 24 hours before the day of the GMAT 2021 exam; however, the slot may not be accessible at the last minute.

GMAT registration fees

The application price for the GMAT test is $275, which is roughly equivalent to INR 20,600.

Candidates will also be charged extra if they wish to alter the testing site or postpone the exam.

The entire GMAT exam price will be charged to applicants who do not take the test.

Documents required for GMAT exam

GMAC has tight rules and restrictions for test takers, so knowing what to carry to the GMAT test centre is critical so that you can take the exam on time. Candidates who want to take the GMAT must have the following papers in order to fill out the registration form:

  • Applicant's name with proper spelling as written on passport
  • Contact details (email id and telephone)
  • Demographic information- gender, ethnicity, DOB, Citizenship
  • Payment details
  • Identify data verified or collected at the GMAT test centre such as government-issued identification, digital photograph, signature, palm vein pattern

GMAT Registration Process

GMAT is an important part of a business school application. The first step towards taking the GMAT is registering for the test. The most convenient way to register for GMAT is through the online process. The registration process is the initial and important step. You have to make sure that the details filled in are correct and accurate to avoid any problems in the application later. The GMAT registration process is done in the following way-

  • Create a GMAC account on the official website and fill in the necessary details.
  • Schedule your test date early enough to ensure proper preparation time for you.
  • Choose the time of the day according to your preference and availability. Register as early as possible to avoid filling up of desired slots.
  • Pay the registration fee and select the schools you wish to share your scores with.
  • Review and confirm your details on the confirmation page.


Que. What info do I need to register for the GMAT?

Ans. To register for the GMAT, you'll require your full name as it appears on your passport, an e-mail address, a mailing address, a mobile number, your gender, your date of birth, your citizenship, and payment details (debit/credit card).

Que. How much is the GMAT registration fee?

Ans. The GMAT registration fee is $250 worldwide, i.e., INR 17,000 (approx.)

Que. When should I register for GMAT?

Ans. You can register for the GMAT between 6 months to 24 hours before the desired exam date. However, it is advisable to do it as early as possible, at least 2-3 months before to get the desired date and time slot and get yourself enough time to prepare.

Que. Is there any negative marking in GMAT?

Ans. No, there is no negative marking in GMAT. Since it is an online exam, the system tells if the answer is right or wrong.

Que. Is the GMAT exam tough?

Ans. Since it is a competitive exam for analysing your business and management skills, some questions can be difficult as it progresses. It depends on the preparation of the candidate and the skills one is better at since there are different sections testing various skills.

Que. Can you use a calculator in GMAT?

Ans. You are not allowed to bring your own calculator for the exam. The calculator is not permitted for the Quantitative section. However, only a calculator is provided for use in the Integrated Reasoning section.

About the Author & Expert


Piyush Bhartiya

author • MBA • 2 years

Piyush values education and has studied from the top institutes of IIT Roorkee, IIM Bangalore, KTH Sweden and Tsinghua University in China. Post completing his MBA, he has worked with the world's # 1 consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group and focused on building sales and marketing vertical for top MNCs and Indian business houses.