GMAT Registration & Notification 2024

GMAT aspirants have the opportunity to appear for the exam round the year, which implies the registration for the exam is also available throughout the year. Besides, you can appear for the exam at test centres or give the exam in remote-proctored mode at home.
But when should you ideally register? And how? Here, we provide you with all the details regarding GMAT registration 2024 along with some essential facts.
GMAT 2024: Important Dates & Things to Consider
GMAT test dates are rolled out on a 6-months basis, i.e., you can schedule your test a maximum of six months in advance. Experts advise that the aspirants should register 2-3 months prior to their GMAT exam date 2024. Further, you need to keep track of the following things while applying for the exam:
  • Time required for your exam preparation
  • Application dates of your desired MBA/masters programs of the respective B-schools (Authorities recommend that you should choose a test date atleast 21 days prior to the application deadline.)
  • Gap of 16 days between two successive attempts
  • Time required to confirm registration, if you are applying via mail or similar modes
  • Time required to reach the designated test centre
  • Eligibility criteria for taking the exam
As per GMAC guidelines, you will need to add 15 more days, if you are registering by mail. However, if you are applying by phone or online, you can register even just 24 hours before the test.
GMAT Registration 2024
As you know, GMAT lets you choose the day and the available time slot as per your suitability and convenience. However, sometimes it gets difficult to get the chosen test centre or time due to high number of test-takers. So, it is always better to complete your application few months before.
For this, you need to apply online at
Procedure for GMAT application
Here, we have listed down the steps for GMAT registration 2024 along with things to note:
  • Create your account on the official website.
  • Take the steps to apply for the program of your choice:
    • Search for B-schools/ institutes, compare them, and save them for fast access later.
    • Look for institute events and add them to your calendar.
    • Go through the articles related to advise and suggestions on finding the right school, preparing for the GMAT exam, and compiling your best application.
  • Once you have noted the application deadlines of the selected institutes, make an exam preparation plan and decide your test date accordingly.
  • Complete your GMAT profile by filling the required details (academics, work experience, etc.)
  • Verify your filled details and then submit it.
  • Schedule your exam at the preferred date and time and choose your closest test centre.
GMAT Registration Fees
The final step is to fill in the registration fees, through your credit or debit card. It is to be noted that GMAT application follows a location-specific pricing criteria. So, for India, the fees for different services are as follows:
GMAT Service
Enhanced Score Report 
*Additional Score Report 
US$35 each
Cancel score (online after you leave the test centre)  
Reinstated score 
AWA Essay Rescoring 
Rescheduling Fees
Over 60 days prior to appointment
15-60 days prior toappointment
14 days and less before appointment
**Cancellation Fees
Over 60 days prior toappointment
US$100 refund
15-60 days prior toappointment
US$75 refund
14 days and less before appointment
US$50 refund
*5 score reports are available for free and must be utilised within 48 hours of receiving the official score.
**Your appointment cannot be cancelled/ rescheduled within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment time. If you do not cancel/ reschedule your exam more than 24 hours before your scheduled appointment time, the complete exam fee will be forfeited. 
Additionally, you can make use of free GMAT™ handbook and Starter Kit + Practice Exams 1 & 2, accessible from the official website.
Alternate mode of GMAT Registration:
You can also register for GMAT via phone. For this, you need to call at the customer service of your region. In case of India, the contact number is: +91 120-439-7830 (available 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. IST from Monday to Friday)
Note: You may be charged an additional fee of US$10 for phone service.
Once you have paid the GMAT registration fees, your exam date is fixed.
GMAT Test Centres in India
In India, a number of prominent cities have test centres for GMAT exam. The examination offered is on-demand and is available round the year. Here is the list of cities that hold GMAT exam:
  • Hyderabad
  • Delhi
  • Lucknow
  • Mohali
  • Vijayawada
  • Patiala
  • Ahmedabad
  • Ranchi
  • Bangalore
  • Pilani
  • Vellore
  • Patna
  • Cochin
  • Chennai
  • Mumbai
  • Indore
  • Pune
  • Nagpur
  • Coimbatore
  • Gurgaon
  • Guwahati
  • Tiruchirapalli
  • Noida
  • Trivandrum
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Mysore
  • Manipal
  • Jaipur
  • Amritsar
  • Kolkata
Note:Before your test day, you must decide which programs you want to opt for. This is because when you arrive at the test centre, you are required to select up to five schools/programs just before the exam starts. These schools will receive your Official Score Report.
The Official Score Report is sent within 20 calendar days of your test date. This service is included inGMAT registration fee. So, choose your score recipients carefully since once you have made your selections, they cannot be changed.
GMAT 2024: Facts to know
Here is an overview of the important facts regarding GMAT exam:
Name of the Exam
Graduation Management Admission Test (GMAT)
Conducting Authority
Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)
187 minutes
Number of Sections
Score Range
Score Validity
5 years
Score Acceptance
For 7000+ programs across 2300 institutes
Annual No. of Test-takers
More than 2 lakh
For more information related to GMAT registration 2024, you can visit GMAT official website.

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