GMAT 2021 Exam Dates, Eligibility, Paper-Pattern & Key Takeaway

GMAT 2021 Exam Dates, Eligibility, Paper-Pattern & Key Takeaway

The GMAT exam is a computer-based & globally accepted test to examine the analytical writing, quantitative, verbal and reading skills of the candidates for enrollment into graduate management programs, such as MBA and Masters in Finance in the top-notch business schools across the globe.

GMAT is the universally accepted test for MBA admissions. According to GMAC, 9 out of 10 MBA admissions are given via GMAT Score at an international font. Besides, more than 2,300 business schools consider GMAT Scores for enrollments. The presence of 650 exam centres in around 114 countries that conduct the GMAT Exam makes it incredibly superior to other exams.

GMAT 2021 will be conducted many times in a year by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). No fixed dates have been announced for the GMAT exam, however, the students will be able to select the exam date as per their convenience while registering themselves for the examination. 

GMAT 2021 Key Takeaways

Name of the Examination

Graduate Management Admission Test- GMAT 2021

Conducting Body

GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council)

Mode of Examination

Computer-based adaptive test

Level of Examination


Conducted For

MBA courses in & outside India

Application Fee

US $250 (INR 17,700 approx)

Range of Score 

200 to 800

Helpline Number

+91 120-439-7830

Official Website


GMAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria


  • Must be 18 years old
  • No upper age limit 
  • If the candidate’s age is between 13 to 17 years, written permission from parents or legal guardians is required. 


  • Graduation degree in any stream from a recognized university

GMAT 2021 Exam Fee

  • The application fee for the GMAT is $250/INR 17,000 (approx).
  • Additional $50 is chargeable for changing the test centre or time.

GMAT Cancellation Fee

US$80 is refundable on cancellation of the exam before more than 7 days of the test date.

No amount is refundable on exam cancellation within 7 days of the test date. 

GMAT Rescheduling Fee

US$60.00 is applicable for rescheduling the exam before more than 7 days of the test date.

US$250.00 is applicable for rescheduling the exam within 7 days of the test date. 

GMAT 2021 Exam Pattern

The GMAT Exam has four sections and a total of 

  • Analytical Writing
  • Integrated Reasoning
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Verbal Reasoning

A total of 91 questions has to be covered in 3 hours 7 minutes. Here we go for details about time, marks and total questions allotted to each section in tabular form:

Analytical Writing

30 min

1 Topic (Essay)

0-6 Score Range

Integrated  Reasoning

30 min

12 questions

1-8 Score Range

Quantitative Reasoning

62 min

31 questions

6-51 Score Range

Verbal Reasoning

65 min

36 questions

6-51 Score Range

GMAT 2021 Syllabus

GMAT 2021 Syllabus will be classified into 4 sections, namely, analytical writing assessment, verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and integrated reasoning. The verbal reasoning section will evaluate the verbal competencies of the candidates through questions related to reading comprehension and critical reasoning. Similarly, integrated reasoning abilities will be analysed through questions related to questions graphics, multi-source reasoning, interpretations, two-part analysis, table analysis and so on. 

Quantitative Reasoning: Two types of questions will be there in Quantitative Reasoning section viz.Data Sufficiency and Problem Solving. Students must have knowledge about basic algebra, elementary-level geometry and arithmetic to qualify this section. 

Verbal Reasoning: To qualify this section, candidates must possess good knowledge about drawing inferences and polished reading skills. The candidate will be evaluated based on the central idea, supporting idea, application, logical structure & style. The passages in the reading section will examine the applicants based on the topics about humanities, social sciences, biological science or business-related topics. To qualify the grammar section, a candidate must know how to prepare error-free structured sentences .

Integrated Reasoning: Through this section, candidates’ examining and analyzing skills will be tested, The students will have to analyse the data from tables, graphics and text passages. They must also know how to crack the complicated problems of quantitative and verbal nature. They must know how to evaluate the trade-offs and understand the relationships between two entities. 

Analytical Writing: To qualify this section, students must know how to prepare an idea and present it in an efficient way.

GMAT 2021: Application Form

According to norms of GMAC, interested and eligible candidates can register themselves for the GMAT exam 6 months before the date of Graduate Management Admission Test or latest by 1 day prior to the date of the examination. But it should be noted that slots at the last moment are usually unavailable. So, the candidates are advised to register a few months before the date of the exam. The interested aspirants may register themselves via online mode or through phone or postal mail. They are allowed to choose their exam date from the dates given for the entire year. The rescheduling of the exam dates can be done only after the 16 days of attempting the first paper. A total of 5 attempts are allowed per annum to each candidate. All the required details must be filled correctly and completely as discrepancies may lead to the rejection of the application forms. 

Steps to fill GMAT Application Form 2021

Step 1 - Registration

  • Go to the official website of GMAT, mba.com
  • Create an account by clicking on 'Register Here'.
  • Fill in the valid e-mail ID, mobile no., name, etc 
  • Upon the successful registration, ensure that user ID has been received on the registered email ID and password.

Step 2 - Entering the details in the application form

  • Go to the GMAC portal and log in using the enrolment ID/ email-ID and Password
  • Fill in the personal, educational and contact details alongside other details asked.
  • Choose the Exam date and preferential exam date
  • Click on the 'Save'.

Step 3 - Paying the Application fee 

  • Make a payment of the refundable application fee using the Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Net Banking.

Besides the online application, candidates can also register through phone and postal mail.

  • Through Phone: The candidates can apply for the examination by calling the GMAT Customer Service of their state or city. A surcharge of US $10 is payable for scheduling the exam via phone.   
  • Postal Mail: The candidates can apply through postal mail aslo and make payment of the application fee through cheque to schedule the exam.

GMAT 2021: Slot Booking

The number of interested candidates who wish to take GMAT exam is increasing every year so it is advised to fill up the application form as soon as it is convenient to avert the situation when the preferred slot becomes unavailable. Exam slots must be filled at least one month before the date when you wish to appear for the examination. 

GMAT 2021: Admit Card

GMAT 2021 Admit cards will be issued via online mode and will be downloadable from the official website. The admit card will not be delivered to the candidates via fax or post or any other offline medium by GMAC. Students will need to download the admit card from the official website by entering the details asked. GMAT 2021 admit card is a mandatory document to carry along with the valid photo while appearing for the exam. No candidates will be permitted to enter the exam hall without the admit card. GMAT 2021 admit cards will comprise the details about the candidate as well as the exam such as candidate’s name, roll number, exam centres, exam guidelines etc. Candidates must keep their admit card safe till the completion of the admission procedure.

GMAT Exam Centers

GMAT 2021 Exam will be held in different cities- Ahmedabad, Chennai, Noida, Hyderabad, Dehradun, Guwahati, Patna, Ranchi, Kolkata, Mysore, Mohali, Bhubaneshwar, Trivandrum, Indore, Coimbatore, Cochin, Pune, Nagpur, Patiala, Tiruchillapalli and Vellore.

GMAT 2021: Result

The complete result of GMAT except the AWA score is accessible to the applicants just after the completion of the exam along with the choice to accept or reject the same.

In case of acceptance, the result remains open to the candidate while allowing their preferred institutes to view the scores. However, in case of rejection, the candidate, as well as the chosen institutes, are prohibited from viewing the result of GMAT. 

An unofficial GMAT result is downloadable by the candidates once the exam is over. However, the final result that is inclusive of AWA score can be received by the candidates in the GMAT Score Report within a time-frame of 20 days of appearing for the test.

GMAT 2021 Admission

Admission through GMAT begins soon after the completion of the examination and declaration of the results. GMAT Admission procedure varies with different institutions. Based on the performance of the candidates in GMAT 2021, they will be offered admission in management programmes. Various factors play an important role in offering admission to the candidates, these factors include a statement of purpose, scores in GMAT, performance in the final interview phase, etc. 

Points to Ponder 

  • Students are allowed to appear for GMAT for a maximum of 5 times in one academic year.
  • Candidates are allowed to appear for GMAT for a maximum of 8 times in one lifetime.
  • GMAT does not have a scheduled test date. Students can opt from the various available GMAT test dates to take the exam.


Which type of skills is evaluated through the GMAT exam?

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is tailored to evaluate the writing, quantitative, verbal, analytical and reading skills in written English of the candidates. The test measures the critical thinking, analysis and problem-solving skills of the applicants besides judging their competencies to solve complex judgments. 

Do B-schools consider our past scores of GMAT?

Yes, B-schools consider the scores of the exams given by you in the last five years. The GMAT score report will consist of the scores obtained by you in each GMAT exam over the last five years.

What is the GMAT Syllabus for Mathematics?

GMAT Quant or Quantitative Aptitude Section covers the Data Sufficiency and Problem Solving to evaluate the expertise of the candidates to crack problems with a mathematical approach.

How do B-schools receive the GMAT score?

GMAC- the conducting body of GMAT, ensures that correct GMAT scores are sent to the B-schools selected by the candidates on the exam date. GMAC charges an additional fee from the candidates after the announcement of results or sending their GMAT results to the 5 b-schools selected by them.

How is GMAT different from other standardised entrance exams for management programs?

Other entrance exams for management have a set exam date on which candidates have to appear for the examination, whereas GMAT does not have an already scheduled exam date, it gives flexibility to the candidates to choose the date among various available test dates to take the test. 




IGNOU 2020 TEE Answer Booklets & Re-evaluation Now Allowed to Applicants

IGNOU 2020 TEE Answer Booklets & Re-evaluation Now Allowed to Applicants

IGNOU 2020 TEE Answer Booklets & Re-evaluation Now Allowed to Applicants

Students participated in Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) June 2020 TEE, and December 2019 TEE exam will now be allowed to apply for the xerox copies of answer booklets. Indira Gandhi National Open University has decided to allow the students for the revaluation and re totalling of marks, they scored in these examinations.

The results of IGNOU June 2020 TEE were announced on October 1. With the upcoming facility of issuance of the photocopy of answer booklets, the students who were dissatisfied with their results can apply for the revaluation of marks scored in the term-end examinations and the photocopies of IGNOU TEE answer sheets. 

The application for the same will have to be made online on the official website of the university. Students simply need to go to the IGNOU website and click apply on the designated link. After which, a few details need to be filled, followed by the payment of the application fee and submission of the application form. 

It must be noted that the applications for revaluation and photocopies of IGNOU December 2019 TEE and IGNOU June 2020 TEE of exams comprising MCQ type questions are disallowed. 

According to the statement in the IGNOU revaluation window,  “Reevaluation and copy of Answerscripts is not available for the Following Exam for Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) type and conducted on OMR sheets.”

Students can apply for and get the photocopies of the answer booklets of IGNOU June TEE and IGNOU December TEE examinations if the answer copy has not been handled for Re-evaluation. Students can either first make an application for the copy of Answer Sheet, followed by an application for Re-evaluation or go for both simultaneously. 


UP Govt to pay Education Expenses of NEET Topper

UP Govt to pay Education Expenses of NEET Topper

UP Govt to pay Education Expenses of NEET Topper

Education expenses of NEET topper Akansha Singh will be paid by Uttar Pradesh Government. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has made an announcement about the disbursement of her graduation expenses. These expenses will include the expenditure of food and lodging during all the academic levels of her graduation.

Akansha Singh lives in Kushinagar district of UP and has achieved 100% score in NEET 2020 exam.  

Though Akansha was given second rank in the examination, she has been declared as top-ranked along with Soyeb Aftab who is native of Odisha state. On the direction of CM Yogi Adityanath, a letter is to be sent by the chief secretary of UP state, to the authorities concerned for the declaration of NEET 2020 ranks to declare Akansha Singh and Soyeb Aftab, both as the first rankers of NEET 2020 examination as they both have scored 720 marks out of maximum score of 720. 

Besides, personal wishes are sent from UP CM to the family members and parents of AKansha Singh, laurelled the top- scorer as an ideal for all the girls. CM Yogi Adityanath appreciated the hard -work she has made and the high perseverance she has maintained throughout her preparation. 

On the other side, Shoyeb Aftab has also created a history with a full score of 720/720 and All India Rank of 1. He is the first-ever candidate to score 100% in NEET examination. From Odisha state also, he is the first student to Top NEET. With this high score, he hopes to get admission in AIIMS New Delhi. 

NEET 2020 comprises a sum of 180 MCQ type questions for a maximum of 720 marks. Qualified candidates who have scored at least or more than NEET 2020 cut-off are considered eligible to participate in the counselling process of NEET 2020. This implies that the candidates with scores more than NTA NEET 2020 cut-off will be eligible for enrollment to state-quota seats India quota (AIQ) seats through NEET 2020 counselling. The NEET 2020 cutoff for students who belong to General Category is 147. The highest number of students who have qualified NEET 2020 are from Uttar Pradesh followed by Maharashtra.


KPPGCA Releases KMAT 2020 Admit Card

KPPGCA Releases KMAT 2020 Admit Card

KPPGCA Releases KMAT 2020 Admit Card

Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association, KPPGCA has released the admit card for KMAT 2020 for the eligible candidates who applied for the examination by filling the application form and paying the prescribed application fee. The admit card has been released via online mode on the official website of KPPGCA on 27th October 2020. 

Successful candidates need to download their admit card from the official website i.e. kmatindia.com. using their login credentials.

Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) 2020 is an entrance examination that will be conducted by KPPGCA (Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association) to offer enrollment to the qualified candidates in 189+ AICTE or University accredited Management Schools established in Bangalore and Karnataka. This year, the examination will be conducted on 29th October 2020 for admission to management institutes in the state. 

The exam will take place via online mode, keeping in mind all the precautionary measures amid COVID-19. All the participants must carry along their KMAT Admit Card otherwise the entry to the exam hall is prohibited. Check below the simple steps to download the KMAT 2020 Admit Card. 

Step 1: Go to the official website i.e. kmatindia.com.

Step 2: Click on the link that reads KMAT Admit Card 2020.

Step 3: Enter the details asked on the page and download the KMAT 2020 admit card.

Step 4: Save a copy of KMAT Admit Card 2020 for future reference.

KMAT 2020: Official notice

According to the latest official notification on the website, Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) 2020 will be conducted throughout the country and in more than 10 cities in Karnataka and Karnataka. Anyone from any part of India or world is allowed to apply for the examination.




230 Additional Seats For MBBS In Four Medical Colleges In Rajasthan

230 Additional Seats For MBBS In Four Medical Colleges In Rajasthan

230 Additional Seats For MBBS In Four Medical Colleges In Rajasthan

According to an official statement by Raghu Sharma, Rajasthan Health Minister, approval for the additional seats in MBBS in Rajasthan has been granted. 230 additional seats have been green signalled for the MBBS programmes at four medical schools in the state. 50 additional seats will be given to the medical schools in Udaipur and Ajmer. As far as Barmer Medical College is concerned, there will be an increment of 30 seats this year. 

In comparison to last year when there was a total increment of 550 seats, seats added this year are lower. However, if taken together, the total addition in MBBS seats in the last two years reaches 880 in Rajasthan, thereby making a sum of 2830 total MBBS seats in Rajasthan, today. 

The initiation of Srikalyan Government Medical College, Sikar has also received approval by the National Medical Science Commission. The Srikalyan Government Medical College, Sikar will be started in the session 2020-21. 

Sikar is a native district and approval of a medical college in Sikar was great news for Govind Singh Dotasara, Congress State President, who expressed extreme joy through a tweet over the approval.

"The much-awaited Sikar Medical College has received the approval of the National Medical Science Commission. It is a result of the strong will power of the Congress government of the state that the Sikar people have got their right, their medical college," a tweet by Mr Dotasara.

NEET 2020 Counselling: To Start from Tomorrow, Make Sure To Register

NEET 2020 Counselling: To Start from Tomorrow, Make Sure To Register

The news highlights the commencement of first round of NEET 2020 Counselling from Tomorrow

The first round of the NEET 2020 Counselling will start from 27th of October 2020 by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). The first round of seat allotment under this process will commence from tomorrow. The counselling process will be conducted only for those candidates who have qualified the NEET 2020 exam. Unqualified aspirants will not be able to take part in the same. However, the registration is mandatory for the eligible candidates to participate in the counselling. 

Registration for the first round of seat allotment needs to be done on the official website of MCC - mcc.nic.in. and will remain open till 2nd November 2020 before 5 pm. It must be noted that registration must be done before the deadlines otherwise the participation in the seat allotment process is prohibited. 

NEET 2020 registration process seeks the names of the courses and colleges preferred by the candidates that means the candidates will have to fill in their choices about the college and the course during the registration process. However, the candidates will be allowed to fill in their preference within a specific course of time i.e. from 28th October 2020 to 2nd November 2020, after that the preferences will be frozen. 

Followed by the 2nd round of seat allotment, details about which will be notified very soon, the 1st round will be conducted on 3rd and 4th November and the results of the same will be declared on 5th November 2020. Here is the process to register for the counselling process of NEET 2020:

NEET counselling 2020: Online registration process

Step 1: Go to the official website of MCC i.e. mcc.nic.in.

Step 2: Find and click on the ‘UG Medical Counselling’ link available on the homepage.

Step 3: Click on ‘New Registration’.

Step 4: Save your new login ID and password that will appear on the screen.

Step 5: Click on ‘Candidate Login’ and enter your new login credentials.

Step 6: Enter all the details asked.

Step 7: You will get a registration slip after filling all the details. 

Step 8: Make a payment of the registration fee. 

The registration fee needs to be paid before the deadline and the due date for the payment of the registration fee for NEET 2020 Counselling's first round is 2nd November 2020.