Updated on - January 19th 2020 by Piyush Bhartiya

Test-centres

GMAT Test Centres

GMAT test centres are available in India across most of the states. As it is on demand for the entire year, it is exclusively reserved for GMAT exams. After your registration, you can check your nearest GMAT test centre. All the GMAT exams are conducted by Pearson Vue. In this article, you will get to know all about GMAT test centres in India.

GMAT Exam

GMAT is abbreviated for the Graduate Management Admission Test. This test is given by graduate candidates who wish to study in business schools abroad. This computer-based test focuses on quantitative reasoning, verbal skills and English skills.

Pearson Vue

Pearson Vue is an IT based company that hosts different kinds of computer-based tests. It offers unique computer-based testing solutions securely. GMAT is one of the tests that is hosted by this global administration company. 

GMAT Test Centres in India

In 2019, there were 30 centres for the GMAT exam. The centres are mostly universities or colleges. After applying for the GMAT exam, you can look for your nearest test centre and choose it. Given below is the address of the test centres:

State/City

Address

Mumbai

 Pearson Professional Center

Mumbai Building No.9, 1st Floor Solitaire Corporate Park, 167

Andheri J B Nagar Link Rd,Chakala

Andheri (East) – 400093,

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Pune

Pearson Professional Center

Fifth Floor, Tower 2 World Trade Center,

Kharadi, Pune – 411014,

Maharashtra, India

Indore

Lord Krishna College of Technology

Rau-Pithampur By-Pass,

near IIM Indore, Opp.STI(I) Ltd.

Indore – 452003,

Madhya Pradesh, India

Hyderabad

Pearson Professional Center

Manjeera Trinity Corporate, 612, 6th Floor

e-Seva Lane, Phase III, Hitec City Road

Kukatpally, Hyderabad – 500072,

Telangana, India

Bhubaneshwar

KIIT University ICT Cell

KIIT Convention Center Campus-6,

KIIT University, Patia,

Bhubaneswar - 751024

Odisha, India

Lucknow

Ansal Technical Campus

Sec - C, Pocket 9, Sushant Golf City

Lucknow - 226030

Uttar Pradesh, India

Gurugram

Pearson Professional Center

Second floor, Unit No. 214,

Times Tower, M G Road,

Gurugram -122002

Haryana, India

Booking a GMAT Test Centre Location

It has become very easy to book your test centre online. All you need is your login ID or registration number to start with. Given below are some of the steps of how to book GMAT Test centre location:

  • Log in to the official website of GMAT.
  • Select your desired date and place for taking the GMAT exam
  • Book your slot accordingly.
  • While booking your slot, check whether the test centre is available on the given time slot or not.
  • If the test centre is not available on that time slot then choose a different one.

How to select a GMAT Test Centre Location

In all this chaos of registration and login process, candidates often get confused on selecting their test centres. They often choose centres which are far away from their location or wrong ones. Given below is a step by step process of how you can choose your test centre for GMAT:

  • Login to mba.com and look for “find a test centre”
  • Search for a test centre near you in the search box
  • Select the GMAT test centres you want to compare
  • Browse available date/time slots for that test centre
  • Complete the booking process

Checking into your Test Centre

There are certain documents which one needs to carry for their GMAT exam. Before going into the test centre make a checklist of these documents. Some of the items in the centre are not allowed. Let us take a look at the items that are allowed:

  • Identity proof of the candidate
  • Spectacles
  • Locker key
  • Comfort items like a pillow, woollen clothes etc.

Things to about the GMAT Test Centres in India

  • Identity proof – Valid passport of the candidate
  • Appointment confirmation email or letter
  • College and course list – the university or college you want to send your GMAT scores to.
  • Try to reach 30 minutes prior to the exam.

GMAT Exam Personal items allowed in the GMAT Examination Centre

  • Identity proof of the candidate
  • Spectacles
  • Locker key
  • Comfort items like a pillow, woollen clothes etc.

GMAT Exam Important Do’s and Don’ts

  • Personal items like wallets, watches, purses and many other items are not permitted in the test centre.
  • Other items that are prohibited are watch calculators, mobile phones, stopwatches.
  • Access to any kind of cellular network is prohibited in the test centre.
  • Candidates must take their identity card with themselves.

How is the GMAT exam delivered?

  • The GMAT exam is conducted for the entire year and it depends upon the student when they take the exam
  • In the test centre, the invigilator takes your digital photograph. Audio and video is recorded in the testing room. 
  • Before you start the exam you’re asked to agree to comply with GMAT Non – Disclosure Agreement and General Terms of Use Statement.
  • The test administrators provide you, 5 erasable note boards. If you fill up all the 5 then you can ask for replacements to the test administrators.

Is there a variation in test difficulty according to the test centre?

  • The difficulty level of GMAT is equivalent in all the centres
  • The test centres don’t affect the type of questions put in the question paper.
  • There is no such variation of test difficulty across the test centres.

FAQs

  1. Where can I take a GMAT test?

You need to give the GMAT test in GMAT test centres. You can register yourself in mba.com and book an appointment for your GMAT exam. As the exam is held all year long, you can apply for it anytime.

  1. What should I take to the GMAT centre?

You must take your identity card, appointment confirmation letter, name of the universities and colleges you wish to send your scores to. Other items which you can bring are snacks and water which you can keep in your locker and access them during breaks.

  1. How many times GMAT is conducted in a year?

There is no specific date for GMAT exams. However, a candidate can take the exam again after 16 days of the first one. They need to pay the application fees accordingly.

  1. Is GMAT Hard?

GMAT is a combination of all basic subjects and hence the difficulty level is high. It can be hard for some candidates if they’re out of practice. However, with regular practice, candidates can pass the exam with a good score.

  1. Is GMAT tougher than CAT?

If we see the overall paper, the difficulty level of the CAT is higher than GMAT. The quantitative aptitude section GMAT paper is slightly easier than CAT. 


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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.

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