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GMAT Dates 2021: Here’s What You Need to Know

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Do you want to pursue your MBA from one of the top universities across the globe? Then you might have heard that GMAT scores are an admission criterion. The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a global level entrance exam taken by MBA aspirants who want to study abroad or in top b-schools in India. So, once you decide to pursue an MBA, you need to take the GMAT for which you need to schedule an exam date.

GMAT is versatile in comparison to all other competitive examinations. While all other entrance examinations are conducted twice and thrice a year, there are no fixed GMAT exam dates. You can schedule a date and slot according to your convenience. For this, first, you are required to register for the exam on the official site, MBA.com. Once you log in, you will be able to select the dates and schedule the slot for the exam at a test center of your choice. It is always safer to book slots as early as possible as this will ensure you get your preferred exam date and time. GMAC, the conducting body of GMAT has also introduced the online version of the exam, owing to the current COVID-19 pandemic situation. Hence, if you want, you can also take the exam from the comfort of your home.

Before booking the GMAT test dates, you must take the possibility of retakes into consideration. The maximum number of retakes in 12 months is five and in your lifetime limit is eight. Besides, once you take the exam, you might have to wait for at least 16 days to take it again. Also, if you achieve the perfect test score of 800, you won’t be able to attempt the test for the next five years. So plan and prepare wisely, after all it is about getting into your dream University or college, abroad or in India. And, if India is your choice, then you should be aware of the GMAT accepting colleges in India.

GMAT Accepting Colleges in India

For a long time, most b-schools in India considered the CAT exam as one of the criteria for admissions. However, over the past decade, the GMAT has emerged as an important choice for more than 100 reputed b-schools in India.

Below are the top 10 Indian MBA schools that accept the GMAT scores and the programs they offer.

Name of the CollegeCourses Offered
IIM BangalorePost Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)
IIM AhmedabadPGPM
IIM CalcuttaMBA
IIM IndorePost Graduate Programme in Management
S. P. Jain Institute of Management and ResearchPost Graduate Programme in General Management (PGPGM)   Post Graduate Executive Management Programme – (PGEMP)  
Institute of Management TechnologyPost Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)
International Management InstitutePost Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)
Xavier School of ManagementPGDM
Indian Institute of Foreign TradeMBA
Dept. of Management BITS PilaniMBA
National Institute of Securities MarketsPost Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)

We hope this blog post answered all your doubts regarding the GMAT exam dates and gave you some information about the Indian b-schools accepting the GMAT scores. Now, schedule your exam, plan your preparations and study well. Good luck!


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