GMAT 2021 – Application Form (Available), Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Preparation

GMAT 2021 – Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) 2021 is conducted by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) every year. It is a management entrance examination for the candidates who want to seek admission in MBA and Masters in Finance courses in top b-schools over the world. Candidates can visit the official website i.e. mba.org/gmat and apply for GMAT 2021. GMAT 2021 is conducted in an online mode. The candidates who have graduated from a recognized University can apply for this exam. In this article, you will find information about the application form, exam pattern, exam preparation, result, counseling, etc.

GMAT 2021

GMAT 2021 application form is out, candidates can click on the following link to apply.

 Latest – GMAT 2021 application form is out. Apply here.



GMAT 2021 Important Dates

The Exam of GMAT is conducted throughout the whole year, you may refer to the below-mentioned table for the exam dates of October, November, and December.

EventsExam Dates
Application form starts before 6 months of the exam or before 24 hours of the exam is any slot is available
Application form ends On the Day of the Exam
Release of Admit Card As soon as the registration is completed
Declaration of result After one month of the interview

The Exam dates of different cities for the month of October, November, and December are as follows.

CitiesOctoberNovemberDecember
Ahmedabad16
18-19
21-23
25-26
28-30
1-2
8
11-13
15-20
22-23
25-27
29-30
2-4
6-7
9-11
13-14,
16-18
20-21
23-25
27-28
30
Amritsar18
20
29
2
10
18
24
30
1
4
10
23
Bangalore18
26-27
2-3
8-12
15-18
23-27
2
7
9-10
16-17
23-24
30-31
Bhopal25-292
8-12
15-18
22-26
29-30
1-2
6-10
13-17
20-24
27-31
Chennai20-22
25-29
2-3
8-12
16-18
22-23
25
30
2
29
Cochin2
10
12
16
19
24
29
1-3
6-10
13-17
20-22
29-31
Dehradun16
18
23
25
27
30
1
8
10
13
15
17
20
22
24
27
29
1
4
6
8
11
13
15
18
20
22
27
29
Gurugram16
20-22
25-28
2-3
8-12
15-18
22-26
29-30
1-3
6-10
13-17
20-24
27-31
Jaipur
20-22
25-29
2
8-13
15-20
22-26
29-30
1-4
6-11
13-18
20-25
27-31
Jalandhar21
29
3
10
12
17
24
2
8
16
23
29
Kolkata22-311-3
5
7-10
12-17
19-30
1
3-8
10-15
17-22
24
26-28
30-31
Lucknow20-22
26
11
16-19
22-26
29-30
1-3
6-10
13-17
20-24
27-31
Manipal21-22
25-29
2
4
8
10-12
15-19
22-26
29-30
1-3
6-8
10
14
16-17
20-24
27-31
Mumbai20-21
26
28
6
9
11-13
18-20
22-26
29-30
Mysore
27-29
2
4
6
8-13
15-20
22-24
26
29-30
2-3
6-11
13-17
20-24
27-31
Nagpur20-22
25-28
9-12
15-19
22-26
29-30
1-4
6-10
13-18
20-24
27-30
New Delhi20-21
26
28
5
9
11-13
20
23
25-27
30
4
11
16
18
21
24
31
Noida20-22
25
2
9
16
19
24
26
9-10
17
21
24
31
Pune20-23
25-29
2-3
8-13
15-20
22-27
29-30
1-4
6-11
13-18
20-24
27-31
Ranchi20-22
25-29
1-2
6
8-12
15-19
22-27
29-30
1-4
6
9-11
13-18
20-24
27-30
Surat21
23
28
3
12
13
17
18
20
26
27
2
4
9
11
17-18
23
30
Vadodara20
22
25
27
29
1
3
5
8
10
12
15
17
19
22
24
26
29
1
3
6
8
10
13
15
17
20
22
24
27
29
Vijayawada20-22
25-29
1-3
5
8-12
15-19
22-26
29-30
1-3
6-10
13-17
20-24
27-31

Overview of GMAT 2021

ParticularsDetails
Exam NameGMAT
Full-FormGraduate Management Admission Test
Conducting BodyGraduate Management Admission Council
Official Websitemba.com/exams/gmat
Who can applyGraduates
Registration modeOnline
Exam ModeComputer-based
Exam DateThroughout the year
Total Questions80 questions
Question TypeMultiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Mode of Question PaperEnglish
Score range200-800
Duration3 hours and 7 minutes

GMAT 2021 Syllabus

There are four sections- Analytical Writing, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and Verbal Reasoning. You can refer to the following syllabus-

Syllabus for Analytical Writing – The main point behind this section is to behind a given argument and write a critique of that argument.

  • Essay

Syllabus for Integrated Reasoning – There are four sub-sections which are Multi-Source Reasoning, Table Analysis, Graphics Interpretation, and Two-Part Analysis. The questions test your ability to integrate data to solve complex problems.

  • Bar chart
  • Pie-chart
  • x-y graph
  • Table analysis
  • Text passages
  • Graphics

Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude – There are two types of Sub-sections in the Quantitative Section – Problem Solving and Data Sufficiency. It requires some knowledge of arithmetic, elementary algebra, and geometry. In some of the questions, logic and analytical skills are also required.

  • Geometry
  • Arithmetic
  • Set Theory
  • Ratio and Proportions
  • Decimals
  • Algebra
  • Permutation and combinations
  • Probability
  • Exponents and roots
  • Fractions
  • Linear equations

Syllabus for Verbal Reasoning – It includes three sub-sections Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, and Sentence Correction. It tests your language proficiency.

  • Critical Reasoning
  • Subject-verb agreement
  • Countable Vs Uncountable
  • Rhetorical construction of the sentences
  • Unseen Passages
  • Misplace modifiers
  • Parallelism

GMAT 2021 Eligibility Criterion

The eligibility criterion is very important to know whether the candidate is eligible to apply or not. The Candidates can see whether they are eligible by the criterion given below-

  • Age Limit: The minimun age limit should be atlease 18 years of age. However If their age falls between 13-17 they can also apply but with the prior consent of their legal guardians or parents. There is no upper age limit.
  • Educational Requirements: The Candidates must have graduated from a recognized university.
  • Language Requirements: A good command over english and fluency in this language is very important.
  • Nationality: Any citizen all over the Nation can apply.
  • Working Experience: There are many aspirants who have 3-4 years of work-experience so they prefer who have work experience over those who don’t have.

GMAT 2021 Exam Pattern

The exam has four sections. You can have two optional eight-minute breaks during the exam. The Candidates can refer to the following exam pattern-

  • Total No. of Sections – 4
  • Duration of test – 3 hours and 7 minutes
  • Medium of Language- English
  • Mode of Exam – Online
  • Type of Questions– 79 MCQs with 1 essay
SubjectsNo. of QuestionsTime
Analytical Writing 3130 minutes
Integrated Reasoning 1230 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 162 minutes
Verbal Reasoning 3665 minutes
Total803 hours and 7 minutes

GMAT 2021 Books

Here are some of the important books recommended by toppers and other professionals. You may refer to the ones listed below-

Books NameBuying Link
GMAT official guide by GMACClick Here
GMAT Foundations of Math by Manhattan PrepClick Here
Barrons Gmat Math Workbook by Ender Markal Click Here
GMAT with Online Test (Barron’s Test Prep) by Bobby UmarClick Here
Ace the GMAT in 40 Days by Brandon RoyalClick Here
GMAT Critical Reasoning by Manhattan Prep Click Here
GMAT Analytical Writing by Vibrant PublishersClick Here
GMAT Geometry by Manhattan Prep Click Here
GMAT Prep Course by Jeff KolbyClick Here

Official GMAT Preparation Resources

The Candidates can refer to the below-mentioned official GMAT Preparation resources which are available on the official website.

NameExplanation
GMAT Official Starter Kit + Practice Exams 1 & 2Two full-length, official Practice Exam with a total of 90 IR, quantitative reasoning, and verbal practice questions
GMAT Official Practice Exams 3, 4, 5, and 6. It consists of Full-length practice exams and questions of IR, quantitative reasoning, and verbal practice questions
GMAT Official Guide. It has an exam and question structure with 1200+ practice questions from past GMAT exams
GMAT Official Guide Verbal Review It has 340+ additional verbal review questions and detailed answer explanations 
GMAT Official Guide Quantitative Review It consists of 370+ additional quantitative questions and detailed answer explanations
GMAT Official AWA Practice It has 2 practice essay attempts and Feedback for improvement
GMAT Official IR PracticeIt has 72 real past exam IR questions and detailed answer explanations
GMAT Official Quantitative Practice You will get 3 official practice quizzes with 24 questions each and Detailed answer explanations

How to Prepare for GMAT 2021

Candidates can refer to the following information for the preparation of GMAT 2021. These preparation tips are based on different topper interviews and expert opinions.

  • The Candidate can make a eight-week study plan and change it according to them. The GMAT Exam process can be started atleast six months before the exam.
  • It is better to study and review one section at one time.
  • Review your basic math skills and Learn all the formulae of Mathematics.
  • Time Management is very important in the GMAT Exam.
  • See and solves as many questions in in the Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Verbal, and Quantitative Reasoning section.
  • From the official website you can use GMAT Official Practice starter kit and Exams 1 and 2 including the two free computer-adaptive GMAT exams.
  • You can practice with GMAT questions, answers, and explanations using the GMAT Official Guide.
  • You can also solve more questions by using GMAT Official Practice Exams 3, 4, 5 and 6.
  • Review the GMAT Official Guide Verbal Review or the GMAT Official Guide Quantitative Review.
  • Target your preparation for a specific section of the exam, using GMAT Official AWA Practice, GMAT Official IR Practice, and GMAT Official Quantitative Practice diagnostic and adaptive prep for quantitative reasoning.

How to Apply for the GMAT 2021 Application Form?

GMAT 2021 can be applied from the official website by following the below-mentioned steps-

  • STEP 1: Visit the official website.
  • STEP 2: Create your account by entering your first name, last name, email address, password.
  • STEP 3: Fill all the details like the personal details nationality, date of birth,Primary telephone number, Mobile telephone number, and correspondence language. and academic details and verify your profile.
  • STEP 4: You can now schedule your exam date with time and exam center. You can choose any exam center which you prefer which is a test center.
  • STEP 5: Pay the GMAT Registration fees online or offline by different ways given below.
  • STEP 6: After paying the fees ,You are now done with the registration.

Application Fees:

TypeIn dollarsIn Indian Rupees
Application fees$250INR 18,300
Rescheduling Charge$60INR 4,497.89
Score Cancellation$25INR 1,874.12
Additional Score Reports(for 5 Reports)$175INR 13,118.85
  • It can be paid in Online Mode through- debit card or credit card.
  • It can be paid in Offline Mode through- Money order, casheir cheque, and personal cheque.

Image Specifications:

  • The phot should be a recent one and clearly recognizable.
  • The signature should be clearly visisble.
  • The Date of Birth on the photo should match with the date of registration.

What are the documents required for the Application form?

  • Government-issued identification
  • Digital photograph
  • Signature

Slot booking for GMAT 2021

As the number of applicants is increasing every year so it is becoming difficult to find a slot. When you want to appear in an exam it is very important to book a slot with a fee of 250$. You need to register only once a year no matter how many attempts you give but you have to book a slot every time when you want to appear for the exam.

Number of Attempts per Registration = 5

Number of Attempts per Slot Booking = 1

Steps to Book a Slot-

  • Visit the official website.
  • Select your desired date and place to take the exam.
  • Your slot is booked.

Who can book a Slot?

Any Applicant who is above 18+ years of age can apply for this exam as per the Eligibility Criterion. Other than that there is no such eligibility criterion.

When to Book the Slot?

Ideally, it is best to book the slot 2 or 3 months before the exam as there are many applicants to apply and the slots are very few. And from November, the applicants increase to another level so for that months it is advisable to book the slot3 3-4 months in advance. Booking the slot on time is also important for the preparation of the exam as you can start preparing for it according to it. It is best to do 6 months of preparation but you may also follow the eight-week plan depending on every individual. The Candidate can also book the slot 24 hours before the exam if any slot is available.

GMAT 2021 Admit Card

As soon as candidates complete the registration of GMAT 2021, they can download the admit card. Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to download GMAT admit card 2021.

  • Visit the official website of GMAT.
  • Ath the time of completing the registration, you would have recieve an email containing the confirmation letter.
  • Login with the registered user ID and password.
  • You will recieve the confirmation letter in the form of pdf.
  • Candidate must download the confirmation letter and take print out of same.

Details needed to get admit card

  • Registration id
  • Password

Details mentioned in the Admit card are-

  • The Name of the Candidate
  • Roll Number
  • Identification number of GMAT test
  • Address
  • Father’s Name
  • Examination date and time
  • Examination center

Things to be carried with admit card are-

  • Valid government approved ID Proof like-
    • Passport
    • Driving license
    • PAN card

GMAT 2021 Result

The Candidates will get the result within 20 calendar days of their GMAT exam. When the result is calculated it will be sent through your email and then you can view and download and take a printout of it.

The following details are mentioned in the scorecard-

  • Sectional score
  • Total score
  • Score from past five years.
  • Personal data of the candidate
  • Digital photograph

GMAT 2021 Counseling

The counseling part for the candidates is done by the Individual Colleges-

The counseling has two parts-

  • Group Discussion
  • Personal Interview

Documents required in the counseling process are-

  • GMAT Score card
  • Passport Size Photograph
  • ID Proof
  • Migration/Transfer Certificate
  • Qualifying Examination (Mark sheets & Passing Certificates)
  • Original counseling letter
  • Category Certificate

GMAT 2021 Participating Institutes

There are many top B-Schools and Institutes in India as well as over the world which are given below-

The Top-B Schools over the World which accept GMAT are-

Institutions
Harvard University, Massachusetts
London Business School
The University of California, Berkeley (UCB)
University of Toronto
University of Manchester
University of Oxford, England
National University of Singapore, Singapore
The University of Sydney, Sydney
The University of California, Los Angeles

The Top B-Schools in India which accepts GMAT Score is as follows-

Names State
Entrepreneurship Development Institute of IndiaGujarat
Indian Institute of Foreign TradeNew Delhi
Indian Institute of Management AhmedabadGujarat
Indian Institute of Management BangaloreKarnataka
Indian Institute of Management CalcuttaWest Bengal
Indian Institute of Management Lucknow Uttar Pradesh
Indian Institute of Management IndoreMadhya Pradesh
Indian Institute of Management KashipurUttarakhand
Indian Institute of Management Rohtak Haryana
Indian Institute of Management KozhikodeKerala
Indian Institute of Management NagpurMaharashtra
Indian Institute of Management RaipurChhattisgarh
Indian Institute of Management ShillongMeghalaya
Indian Institute of Management TiruchirappalliTamil Nadu
Indian Institute of Management Udaipur, Business SchoolRajasthan
Indian Institute of Technology GandhinagarGujarat
Indian Institute of Technology, MadrasTamil Nadu
Indian Institute of Tourism & Travel ManagementMadhya Pradesh
International Management Institute of India, BhubaneswarOdisha
International Management Institute of IndiaNew Delhi

About Graduate Management Admission Council

It is an international non-profit organization of business schools that focuses on education. Its location is in Reston, Virginia(USA). It had its first international location in London. Now it has also offices in Hong Kong. In India, also it has its office in Gurgaon. It has 212 member schools from 22 countries. The president of it is Sangeet Chowfla.

FAQs about GMAT 2021

How many times has GMAT been conducted?

It is conducted throughout the year.

What are the Application Fees of GMAT 2021?

The Application Fees is 250$.

How many sections does GMAT 2021 have?

It has 4 sections- There are four sections- Analytical Writing, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and Verbal Reasoning.

When will I get the Admit card for GMAT 2021?

As soon you complete the registration, it will be sent to your registered Email-id.

How many times can I give the exam of GMAT?

In one year you can give it 5 times and there are 8 lifeline limits.

What is the age limit of applying for GMAT 2021?

The minimum age is 18 years but 14-17 years may apply with consent and there is no upper age limit to apply.

What is the duration and mode of the exam?

The duration of the exam is 3 hours and 7 minutes and it is a computer-adaptive test.

Who conducts GMAT Exam?

GMAT Exam is conducted by Graduate Management Admission Council.

What is the eligibility criterion for GMAT 2021?

The Candidate should be a graduate of a recognized university.

Is calculator allowed in GMAT exam?

No, You can not bring the calculator to the exam hall. The calculator will be provided to you in the Integrated Reasoning section.

What is the validity of the GMAT Score Card?

They are valid for 5 years.

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