GMAT Registration 2019– Students, who are keen to register for GMAT exam 2019, they must ensure their eligibility before they begin the registration process. Additionally, they need to check and decide their preferred test centers and test date. GMAT has not released a restricted schedule for taking the GMAT and hence, candidates are open to choose the dates as per their own convenience.
Students must not commit any sort of mistakes during the registration process otherwise; they won’t be allowed to take the test. First read the information carefully, collect the best possible ideas and register for the exam.
Minimum Requirements for GMAT Exam 2019
Please read the information mentioned below and confirm you are eligible to schedule your GMAT exam–
- You need to be a minimum of 18 years old. In case your age lies in between 13 to 17 years then you have to find approval from your parent or a legal guardian. In that case, you have to submit a written proof of your guardian’s consent before scheduling the exam.
- You are allowed to take the GMAT not more than 5 times within a 12-month time period and 8 times in total.
- You have to wait for minimum 16 days after your GMAT exam if you want to retake it.
- In case you have acquired a perfect total score of 800 previously then you have to wait for minimum 5 years.
What is the Perfect Time to Register for GMAT?
A candidate is allowed to register for GMAT exam six months or 1 day before the scheduled test date. However, you must try to register as early as possible. You are permitted to schedule your exam online, by phone, postal mail, or fax. If you are registering by mail then please ensure that your scheduling form must reach minimum 10 days prior to your test date.
If you register late for the exam then you may not get your preferred test center as the spots are filled very quickly. It is always better to register for the exam minimum two or three months before your scheduled testing date.
What to Include in the Registration Form?
The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) will ask you to furnish certain information when you sign up for the test. Some of the information are-
- Your full name
- Your Complete Address
- Email and Telephone number
- Date of birth and Gender
- From which country you belong?
- Payment information
You may be asked to provide some optional information. It is your choice only whether you want to provide such information or not. The optional information include your native language, fax number, work experience, educational qualification etc.
Before you start the registration process, please ensure you have all these information at your hand. If your answer is yes then you can register for the test in 20 minutes.
What are the different ways to register for GMAT exam?
One can sign up for the test online, using mail or phone. The maximum number of students prefer to register online as it is easy and fast way of registering yourself. Additionally, you can check your score report after 20 days from the test day simply by logging to your account.
Students can also register by phone or mail. In case of registering through mail, you need to send your official GMAT scheduling form and payment mode. Please keep in your mind that your request must be received at least 10 days before the scheduled testing date.
How to Register for GMAT Exam?
Here are the step-by-step guidelines to register for GMAT exam:
Step 1- Create a GMAC Account First
If you have not created your GMAC account then create it first at mba.com. It is very simple to create your account. All you need to provide information such as your first name, last name and Email address. Additionally, you need to create and confirm your password.
Step 2- Start registering yourself
You have created your GMAC account. Now you need to click the button Register Today. You can see the picture mentioned below.
Clicking the tab will redirect you to the next page where you will find all the options involved in the registration process. The first option you will get is to schedule a GMAT exam.
Step 3- Provide Mandatory Information
You will be asked to provide details such as your full name, date of birth, phone number, gender and the country from which you belong. You will be asked to choose some options regarding receiving alert, emails and texts from graduate business schools. Don’t worry you can change your preference at any point of time simply by logging in to your account.
Step 4- You may provide additional information
The next screen will be completely optional and you can even skip it if you don’t want to answer. You’ll be asked to provide information about your educational qualification, work experience. You may be asked about your future goals and when you are going to apply for graduate business schools.
Step 5- Check out the accuracy of your profile
Once you finish providing the required information then you need to verify the accuracy of the same. If there is something inaccurate then you can rectify the same. Before you save your profile, analyze the information carefully in terms of accuracy.
Step 6- Select a Test Center
After saving your profile you need to decide your testing location. The system will automatically show the nearby test centers to your address. In case the displayed test centers doesn’t fall under your preference you can put a new address to check out the options.
Step 7- Select a date
After choosing the test center, you need to choose a date for the test. You can either choose from the availability or you may look for the next available slots. You can choose a test date using the calendar displayed over the screen.
You also need to provide your choice of taking the test in morning or afternoon session. After selecting the test location, date and time, you can move to the final screen of GMAT registration process.
Step 8- Make the payment of exam fee
A candidate has to make the payment of US$250. You can make the payment using credit card/debit card or through Cashier’s Checks, Money Orders, and Personal Checks. Other associated fees are as follows-
|GMAT exam||Test fee||US$250|
|Reschedule your exam Appointment||More than seven days before appointment||US$60|
|Within seven days of appointment||US$250|
|Cancelling your exam appointment||More than seven days before appointment||US$80 Refund|
|Within seven days of appointment||No Refund|
|Additional Score Report||US$35|
|Online Score Cancel (after leaving the test center)||US$25|
|AWA Essay Rescoring||US$45|
|Calling Customer Service||If the service is offered via call center||US$10|
Tips to Consider While Registering Online for GMAT
Download the GMAT handbook and read it carefully
Every aspirant should carefully read the GMAT handbook before they register for the test. There are certain policies mentioned in the handbook. You need to read those policies and register for the exam accordingly.
You only have to decide the test center and date
Be careful while selecting the test center. The location must be nearby to your location. When you select the test date please ensure you have sufficient time to prepare and revise the test syllabus. You should take some time to choose your test center and date.
Arrange the payment mode
Whether you are paying using the credit card or debit card, be sure it is with you. If you are making payment using credit card or debit card then the type of card must be VISA, MasterCard, American Express or JCB.
Safe your login credentials
You need to keep your login credentials safe so that you would be capable to do further login to your account.
Procedure to Register for GMAT by Phone
If you’d like to register for GMAT through phone then the details mentioned below will help you out for sure.
|Region||Contact Details||Hours of Operation|
|Asia Pacific (except China and India)||+852 3077 4926||Monday-Friday, 9am to 6pm Australian Eastern Standard Time.|
|China||+86 10 82345675||Monday-Friday, 8:30am to 5pm China Standard Time.|
|India||+91 120 439 7830||Monday-Friday, 9am to 6pm|
|Europe, Middle East, Africa||+44 (0) 161 855 7219||Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm Greenwich Mean Time.|
|Americas Region||+1 800 717 GMAT (4628) (United States and Canada)||Monday–Friday, 7am to 7pm Central Standard Time.|
Procedure to Register for GMAT by Mail
In case you are keen to register for GMAT by mail then you have to fill and send the GMAT scheduling form. The details like your personal information and test center choices are required to be filled in the form.
Additionally, you’ll be required to fill up the credit card information or you should enclose a cashier’s check, money order, or personal check payable to Pearson VUE-GMAT, in US dollars and drawn on a US bank. You need to send all said things to the address mentioned below-
Pearson VUE-GMAT Program 5601
Green Valley Drive Suite 300
Bloomington MN 55437 USA
How to reschedule or cancel your GMAT exam?
A student is allowed to reschedule or cancel the exam online or using phone. In case you are scheduled with accommodations then you have to go back to your approval letter to find the number to call. You have to pay some fee to reschedule or cancel your exam appointment.
In case you are planning to reschedule or cancel your exam appointment via phone then you will have to pay US$10 additionally.
Suppose you missed your appointment then you can schedule a new exam without completing the waiting period of 16 days. In that case, you have to schedule your exam by phone and pay the registration fee.