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October 17, 2023

GMAT Registration 2023: Process Open for Present GMAT & GMAT Focus Edition; Check Latest Updates, Fees, Step by Step Process; Registration Modes

 

GMAT is a management entrance exam conducted by GMAC round the year, and not on any particular dates/month. Making it more aspirant friendly, GMAC has announced to launch shorter and more aspirant friendly GMAT Exam Focus Edition in 2024. The first GMAT Focus Edition exam is on November 7, 2023 and from February 1, 2024, the GMAT Focus Edition Exam will completely replace the present version of GMAT exam

 

GMAT & GMAT Focus Edition Registration: Latest Updates

Exam
GMAT 2023
GMAT Focus Edition 2024
Registration Dates
Open
Open
Exam Dates
Ongoing as per the candidate’s choice
First Exam on November 7, 2023, will continue in future
Availability of Exam
Last Exam on January 31, 2024
From February 1, 2024, you can take only GMAT Focus Edition
Availability of Official Score Card
In 7-10 days from the exam date
In 3-5 days from the exam date
Testing Modes
At Test Centre; Online Proctored Test from Home
At Test Centre; Online Proctored Test from Home
Registration Fees for Indian Applicants
Exam at Test Centre: US$275
Exam from Home: US$300
Exam at Test Centre: US$275
Exam from Home: US$300

The current GMAT and GMAT Focus Edition, both have two testing modes – GMAT exam at test center and as Online Test which can be taken from home. Accordingly, the GMAT Registration remains open throughout the year. As you have the flexibility to take the exam on any day depending on the date and time slot availability, you can register for the GMAT exam as per your convenience. GMAT exam score is accepted by more than 2000 MBA colleges and universities across the Globe.

 

So, there is neither any rigidity on the GMAT 2023 registration date nor on completing your GMAT 2023 Application form before any fixed date as you can register, apply and appear in GMAT anytime during the year. The exam is conducted online computer based test at test centres as well as Online Proctored Test which you can take from the convenience of your home. However the registration fee for both the testing modes is different and is much higher than CAT or XAT. Read the Table of Contents below to check the important details about GMAT registration, exam fee, step by step process how to register for GMAT and important changes. 

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Table of Contents

  1. How to Register for the GMAT Exam? GMAT Registration Process Explained
  2. GMAT Registration 2023: Getting Ready for the Process
  3. GMAT Exam Focus Edition 2024 Registration
  4. GMAT & GMAT Focus Edition: Key Comparison Points
  5. GMAT Registration 2023: Step by Step Process
  6. GMAT Registration Fee and Payment
  7. How to Make GMAT Exam Fee Payment 2023? Check Multiple Options
  8. How to Reschedule GMAT Exam Date?
  9. How to cancel the GMAT Exam Date?
  10. How to Edit and Update Profile in GMAT Application Form?

1. How to Register for GMAT 2023? GMAT 2023 Application Process
GMAT Exam Registration 2023 is open now and the registration process for GMAT Exam Focus Edition 2024 will open on August 29, 2023 onwards. GMAT application form can be filled up online throughout the year. Key Points to note about GMAT registration are:

  • Earliest Date of GMAT Registration: The earliest GMAT registration can be done six months before the preferred GMAT exam date
  • Last Date of GMAT Registration: The last date to register for GMAT is 24 hours before the exam date subject to availability of date and slot. It is advisable to register for GMAT much before the last minute
  • Modes of GMAT Registration: GMAT Registration 2023 can be completed Online; by Phone; Fax or by Post as well.
  • GMAT Registration Fees: The GMAT Registration Fee for each mode is different - country wise and currency wise

1.1 GMAT Registration Process Explained at a Glance

Broadly you need to take following steps to complete GMAT Registration 2023 and GMAT 2023 Application Form. Detailed step by step process to complete GMAT 2023 Application Form is also shared below with GMAT Registration Fee and Payment mode:

  • Signup on GMAT official portal
  • Submission of Personal Information
  • Profile Details submission
  • Selection of Test exam centre, date and time
  • GMAT Exam Fees Payment & completion of registration

2. GMAT Registration 2023: Getting Ready for the Process
Before moving to login at GMAT official site MBA.com for GMAT Registration, please do some home-work as below:

  • Choose & Decide on the GMAT Testing Mode: As GMAT is conducted at test centers as well as Online test that you can take from your home, before proceeding for registration you need to decide which GMAT testing mode works best for you - online or at a test center.
  • Check GMAT Registration Dates & Timeline: Although GMAT is conducted round the year, and you can register 7 days a week round the year for GMAT, there is GMAT Registration 2023 last date for each GMAT exam. You should plan ahead for GMAT application deadlines. You can register and apply for GMAT upto 24 hours before the preferred exam date subject to availability of slot.

Important documents required for GMAT Registration Process: Keep the following ready for GMAT registration:

  • A valid Passport
  • Credit Card/Debit Card
  • Your Academic History

3. GMAT Exam Focus Edition 2024 Registration
GMAC has introduced GMAT Exam Focus Edition 2024. The registration process for the GMAT Focus edition 2024 begins on August 29 onwards and the first GMAT Focus Edition Exam is scheduled in October 2023. The GMAT Focus Edition aims to cater to the changing needs of the business world with more emphasis on critical reasoning and data literacy. The current version of the GMAT will be available until early 2024. GMAT aspirants have the option to register for both the GMAT exam formats from 29 August 2023 onwards.

 

4. GMAT & GMAT Focus Edition: Key Comparison Points
GMAC has announced to launch new version of GMAT - GMAT Exam Focus Edition in 2024 with more flexibility, shorter duration, three sections instead of present four sections with the score of all the 3 sections taken into account for score and percentile calculation. The registration for the GMAT Exam Focus Edition begins on August 29, 2023 and the first GMAT exam focus edition will be conducted from October 2023.

 

The current version of the GMAT™ exam will continue to be available until early 2024 to facilitate your in-progress preparation and applications for business school. The GMAT new version – GMAT Exam Focus Edition will be launched with many aspirant friendly changes as below:

Particulars of Changes in GMAT Vs GMAT Exam Focus Edition
GMAT
GMAT Exam Focus Edition
Total Sections
4
3
Total Questions
80
64
Sectional Individual Time Limit
QR-62 Minutes; VR- 65 Minutes; IR-30 Minutes; AWA-30 minutes
45 Minutes for each of the three sections
Name of Sections with number of questions
Quantitative Reasoning-31
Verbal Reasoning-36
Integrated Reasoning-12
Analytical Writing Assessment-1
 
Quantitative Reasoning- 21 Qs
Verbal Reasoning – 23 Qs  
Data Insights – 20 Qs
New Sections/Topics Introduced or Removed
No Change
Section Introduced:
1. Data Insights
Data Sufficiency to be Part of Data Insights
 
Sections Removed:
1. AWA Removed
2. IR Removed
3. Sentence Correction removed from the Verbal Reasoning
4. Data Sufficiency no longer to be a part of QR Section and will form a part of Data Insights (DI)
Exam Duration
3 hrs 7 minutes
2 hrs 15 minutes
Breaks Allowed During the Exam
Two Optional Breaks of 8 Minutes Each
One Option Break of 10 Minutes
Sections Responsible for GMAT Score Calculation
2 Sections; Quantitative Reasoning and Verbal Reasoning
All the 3 Sections; Quantitative Reasoning; Verbal Reasoning; Data Insights
Type of Questions
QR-MCQs
VR-MCQs
IR- MCQs & Multiple Answer Qs
AWA-Descriptive
 
QR- MCQs
VR-MCQs
Data Insights-MCQs
Scoring Pattern
200-800
205-805
GMAT Exam Taking Experience
Less Flexibility
Free to choose the order of different GMAT sections; Facility of Bookmark and Review as many questions as Test Takers want; Facility to Change up to 3 answers per section
Changes in GMAT Exam Syllabus & Pattern
QR: Problem Solving + Data Sufficiency
VR: SC + CR + RC
IR
AWA
No AWA Syllabus as it is removed
No Sentence Correction in VR
Syllabus for Data Sufficiency shifted to Data Insights section – new section introduced
No IR Syllabus as section is removed
Availability of GMAT Exam Preparation & Study Material
Available in Plenty
Official GMAT Exam Focus Edition Guide released on June 6, 2023
Procuring Enhanced Score Report (ESR)
Need to spend US$ 30 for extra purchase
Included; No additional cost
Free Sending of Score Reports to preferred B-schools accepting GMAT
To 5 Programs/B-schools without any charges in 48 hours of receiving the Official Score Report on mba.com
To 5 Programs/B-schools without any charges in 48 hours of receiving the Official Score Report on mba.com
Availability of GMAT Test Appointment Date
For CBT at Test Centre
7 days a week (In case of holiday at test centre, will not be available
Online from Home: Round the clock
For CBT at Test Centre
7 days a week (In case of holiday at test centre, will not be available
Online from Home: Round the clock
Number of GMAT Attempts Allowed
8 attempts in a lifetime
5 attempts in a 12-month period with a gap of 16 calendar days
8 attempts in a lifetime
5 attempts in a 12-month period with a gap of 16 calendar days
Validity of GMAT Scores
5 Years
5 Years

5. GMAT Registration 2023 & GMAT Exam Focus Edition Registration 2024: Step by Step Process
The step by step GMAT 2023 Registration process is explained below.

  • Step-1: Login to GMAT official website MBA.com and click on ‘Register for GMAT’ 
  • Step-2: Create a GMAT Account on MBA.Com:  You are required to submit the Information like your First Name, Last Name, e-mail id, password

GMAT Registration Process 1


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Step-3: Enter Personal Information, Profile Details and verify them: After logging into the official GMAC Account, candidate is required to submit Personal Information such as Contact & Postal Address Information, Academic details, Work Experience among others

GMAT Registration Process 2

 

Profile Details (Step 1 of 5)

In the next step candidate has to fill profile details for the GMAC account. Make sure you enter details correctly, because on testing day if there is a mismatch you are not allowed to take the GMAT exam. Basic information such as DOB & Country of residence are asked under this stage.

 

GMAT Registration Process 3

 

Profile Details (Step 2 of 5)
In this step candidate is confirmed how he/she would be interested in contacting by GMAT & what types of Mailer information he/she is interested about GMAT & GMAT accepting institutes.

 

GMAT Registration Process 4

Profile Details (Step 3 of 5)
In this step candidate is required to submit details about the Undergraduate /First Degree Information.

 

GMAT Registration Process 5
 

Profile Details (Step 4 of 5)
In this step you have to enter your work experience details

GMAT Registration Process 6

Profile Details (Step 5 of 5)
In this step your are required to enter  the details of Management Degree such as when are you willing to start the Management Course, interested locations for pursuing the management course & type of Management Course Interested in.

GMAT Registration Process 7

 

Verify Profile

In this step you are allowed to verify & edit all the details submitted in above steps. Make sure information submitted is correct, because if there is any discrepancy on the testing day, you will not be able to attempt the GMAT Test.

GMAT Registration Process 8

  • Step-4: Schedule Your GMAT exam date and centre or GMAT Online Exam Date: Make sure to allow sufficient time and check appointment availability for the test date
  • Step-5: Check & Confirm GMAT exam Registration details: Please note to check that all the details you have entered are correct. You can edit the same also at this stage
  • Step-6: Make payment of GMAT exam fees: The GMAT Exam Fees is notified in US Dollar, you will need to pay the GMAT Exam Fees in Rupees equivalent to USD fees
  • Step-7: Confirmation on Mail: You will receive confirmation via email on completion of GMAT registration
  • Step-8: Verify All Details: You need to verify that your name, date of birth, citizenship, and gender should match the details as per the identification proof that you will present on the GMAT exam day.
  • Step-9: Select 5 Programmes: Check & Choose maximum 5 Programmes where you wish that GMAC should send your GMAT score. Enter the details of Management Degree, interested locations for pursuing the management course & type of Management Course Interested in.
  • Step-10: Confirmation of Submission: Check the confirmation letter for the GMAT exam to ensure that all the details are correct.

5.1 GMAT Registration by Phone: To register by phone for GMAT, you should call the GMAT customer service in your region. There will be an additional service fee of US$10 for GMAT registration by phone. The GMAT customer Services number for India is - 0120 4397830 (Monday to Friday- 9 am to 6 pm)

 

5.2 GMAT Registration by Post: For GMAT registration by post you need to Complete the GMAT application form on the mba.com. Download the GMAT exam application form along with the fee payment information. To complete GMAT registration by post, candidates need to pay the GMAT fee by cheque or money order.

 

6. GMAT Registration Fee and Payment
GMAT Registration Fees can be paid through multiple options. Before checking the GMAT exam fee payment 2023 methods, let’s first know how much you need to pay for GMAT 2023 Registration and exam fees for the various services offered by Graduate Management Admission Council like GMAT registration, Exam Rescheduling, Cancellation among others

 

6.1 GMAT Exam Registration Fee 2023

GMAT Exam Fees
GMAT Exam 2023 Fees
GMAT Exam at Test Center
Online GMAT Exam
GMAT Exam
US$275
US$300
Enhanced Score Report (purchased at time of registration)
US$30
Not Available
Additional Score Report
US$35 each
US$35 each
Cancel score (via mba.com My Account page after the exam) 
US$25
Not Applicable
Reinstate score
US$50
Not Applicable
AWA Essay Rescoring
US$45
US$45

6.2 GMAT 2023 Exam Rescheduling Fees

GMAT Exam Rescheduling Fees
GMAT Exam at Test Center
Online GMAT
More than 60 days before appointment
US$55
US$60
15-60 days before appointment
US$110
US$120
14 days or less before appointment
 US$165
US$180

6.3 GMAT 2023 Exam Date Cancellation Fees

GMAT Cancellation Fees
GMAT at Test Center
Online GMAT
More than 60 days before appointment
US$110 refund
US$120 Refund
15-60 days before appointment
US$80 refund
US$90 Refund
14 days or less before appointment
 US$55 refund
US$60 Refund

Note:

  • Effective 31st March 2023, as per government budget guidelines, 18% GST will additionally be applicable of GMAT exam Fees
  • GMAT Exam Registration fee is notified in UD Dollar by Graduate Managament Admission Council (GMAC), the GMAT exam conducting body
  • To know the GMAT exam fees in Rupees, you need to convert it with the prevailing currency exchange rate  of INR to USD while making the GMAT Exam Fee Payment 2023

7. How to Make GMAT Exam Fee Payment 2023? Check Multiple Options
Paying for the GMAT exam fees is simple. Multiple payment options are available. Below are the acceptable payment methods

  • Pay Online/NEFT: You can make payment online through internet banking or through NEFT
  • Payment with Credit Cards and Debit Cards: GMAC accepts payments through  VISA, Mastercard, American Express and Discover Network Cards. Charges on your credit card statement will most likely appear as “VUE*GRAD MGMT TEST” for exams delivered at a test center, or "DRI*EXAMITY LLC" for exams delivered online. Please note that if your credit or debit card is declined, your test date appointment will be automatically cancelled. You will have to schedule for another test appointment with a valid payment.

8. How to Reschedule GMAT Exam Date?
You can reschedule the preferred date to take GMAT exam online or by phone in following steps:

  • Log in to the GMAT official website and click on “Reschedule your GMAT Exam”
  • If you reschedule the GMAT exam over phone, an additional service fee of US$10 will be charged
  • If the rescheduled GMAT exam date is more than 7 days ahead of the initial picked date, you need to pay US$50 as GMAT rescheduling fee.

9. How to cancel the GMAT Exam Date?

  • You can cancel the GMAT exam date online or through phone.
  • To cancel your GMAT exam date, you should log in to the main website and click on “Cancel GMAT Exam”.
  • GMAT exam 2023 cancellation fee is US$150. 
  • If you cancel the GMAT exam over the phone, an additional service fee of US$10 will be charged

10. How to Edit and Update Profile in GMAT Application Form?
If you need to update your GMAT Profile, you can log into your GMAT account at mba.com and update certain sections prior to your exam appointment. However, you will need to contact GMAC Customer Care to update any of the following information: Your first, middle, or last name; date of birth; gender; and/or citizenship.

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