Every year, the Graduate Management Admission Test is taken by around 2 lakh people worldwide. Last year, it was taken by approximately 2, 50,884 people, including the repeaters. World’s best business schools admit students on the basis of GMAT as a benchmark test for their admissions, and thousands of students take admission using this global test. You can also get further updates on GMAT in Spanish.
In India, more than 30,000 people appeared for this test and secured a seat in their desired business schools. Well, all those who wish to appear for the exam and are not yet aware as to how you need to register must have a look below. GMAT is conducted by GMAC (Graduate Management Admissions Council) and it also controls the registration process. The registration can be done at any time of the year and there are no specific dates.
How to register for GMAT?
One of the most advantageous things about GMAT Registration is that it gives you 4 ways to register and these include: online registration, registration via phone, registration via offline mail and registration via fax. And, each of the processes has been explained below. Have a look.
GMAT – Online Registration
Online registration for GMAT begins with reaching the official website for GMAT, which is www.mba.com. After you reach the official website, you need to select ‘The GMAT Exam’ and then click on ‘Register’ from the menu that appears. After this, a new page will open in which you need to click on the button ‘Schedule a GMAT exam.’
Further, a registration form will be displayed wherein you need to enter your name, email address, and password. After this registration, the actual form will be displayed. The form will require you to enter some personal details. Later on, you will also need to verify your identity using any recognized ID. Therefore, the candidate must make sure that the details entered in the form are correct and match with the ID Proof.
Once you complete your form with all the personal data, your form will be sent for verification. After it is verified and your details are found to be correct, you can proceed with scheduling a test date and center for yourself.
To schedule a test, you will need to visit the official website again and will need to re-login. After login, you can directly reach on the ‘Schedule a Test’ part of the form. Here, you can select the date on which you want to schedule the appointment and see the available center locations with their timings.
You will need to select any one center and timing, as per the availability. After doing this, you can proceed towards making the payment and your registration will be complete after the payment. The fee for registering for GMAT is USD 250.
GMAT Registration via Phone
GMAT also gives the option of registering using a phone call. However, for registration over a phone, you will need to pay an additional surcharge of USD 10, along with the normal fee of USD 250.
Before making the call, we suggest that you keep your personal details, payment options, and test date/location preferences handy with you.
GMAT has official phone numbers for each region. For Asia Pacific region, or simply for India, you will need to reach out to this phone number – +91 120 439 7830. The registration via phone call option is available only during working hours, i.e. 9 AM to 6 PM, Indian Standard Time.
GMAT Registration via Fax
Although it is not a very popular method, you still can register yourself via a fax. For this service, you need to download the Scheduling Form by clicking on this link: After downloading, you need to print the form and fill it duly. The duly filled form is to be sent to the specified Fax Numbers provided by GMAC. For Asia-Pacific region, the Fax Number for GMAT Registration is +60 38319 1092.
Since this is going to be hand filled form, candidates are advised to use legible handwriting, so that the form does not get rejected.
GMAT Registration via Mail
The method to register via mail is quite similar to registration via Fax. You need to download the same form, as mentioned under heading ‘GMAT – Registration via Fax.’ The form is to be printed and filled duly and then has to be sent to the following address: –
Attention: GMAT Program
PO Box 581907
Minneapolis, MN 55401
The candidates must understand that since the form is to be mailed so far away, it should be sent at the earliest. In such a case, the payment can be made via Cashier’s Cheque, Money Order, or Personal Cheque.
GMAT Registration: Things to be kept in mind
Since GMAT is going to be an important step for your career, you must make sure that does not make any mistake while filling the form. Therefore, the first thing to keep in mind is to fill the form carefully and correctly, so that you do not face any issues later on. Further, the details mentioned must exactly match with your identity proof. Any mismatch or misrepresentation will lead to a straight rejection.
Also, be careful while selecting your test dates. Make sure of your availability for the date you select as canceling or rescheduling an appointment also attracts considerable charges. If you reschedule your test more than 7 days before your test date, you will need to pay USD 60 for this. However, if you reschedule within 7 days before your test, you will need to pay a full fee of USD 250.
While canceling, if you cancel your test more than 7 days before the test date, you will receive a refund of USD 80. Otherwise, on cancellation, you will not get any refund.
For Mailed forms, you must make sure that your form and cheque reaches at least 10 days before your preferred test date. You should also know that a letter can take up to 2 months to reach the US, so you should fill your form accordingly.