FAQs for GMAT Exam 2022: Frequently asked questions


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Piyush Kohli
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Updated on Apr 2, 2021 12:53 IST

Q. What set of skills are tested through the GMAT exam?

A. The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) assesses the writing, quantitative, analytical, verbal, and reading skills in written English. The test is designed to measure the ability of the candidate to reason all these skills. The test is designed to judge the critical thinking, analysis, and problem-solving skills of the candidates apart from monitoring the ability to solve complex judgments. The aspirant should know the basic Maths and English-language to solve these queries.  

Q. How to reschedule my GMAT exam?

A. The candidates can reschedule their exams online. Candidates can reschedule their exam before 7 days of the scheduled date by paying a $60 fee. Also, if the candidates want to reschedule their exam within 7 days of their exam date, then they will be charged $250 for it. Further, the exam cannot be rescheduled on the test date. If the candidates are rescheduling the exam by phone, then they have to pay a $10 surcharge along with the $50 rescheduling fee.

Q. How B-schools will receive my score?

A. GMAC, the body that conducts GMAT, makes sure that B-schools receive genuine GMAT results, the GMAC is itself sending the scores to B-schools. On the test day, candidates can select up to five B-schools where they want to apply and send their scores. However, after the GMAT results, candidates will be charged an additional fee for sending score reports to business schools.

Q. Will B-schools see my previous GMAT scores?

A. Yes, they will look at the scores of the exams which you have given in the last five years. Your score report will enlist scores from each GMAT exam you have taken over the most recent five years.

Q. Are all questions in the GMAT scored?

A. Not all the GMAT questions are scored. 10-25% of questions that you see in the Quantitative and Verbal sections are experimental questions. These are designed by GMAC for future tests. The performance of the experiment's questions is assessed against the questions which are scored and this information can be administered to candidates in the future.  

Q. Can I cancel my score? How to do it?

A. You can cancel your GMAT exam anytime, however, one needs to pay a cancellation fee for it. If you cancel the exam by phone then you need to pay an additional USD $10 surcharge for scheduling the exam.

  • The candidate needs to pay US$80 as a cancellation fee. If the exam is canceled more than 7 days prior to the scheduled exam date, the partial fee is refunded to the candidate.
  • If the candidate cancels the exam within seven days of the scheduled exam date, no refund will be given to the candidate.
  • The exam cannot be canceled within 24 hours of the scheduled test date.

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Q. Who all can access my GMAT score?

A. GMAT scores can only be accessed by the candidate registered for the exam. Score Reports comprising of a digital photograph of the candidate and copies of essays and can only be accessed if at all requested by the candidate while taking the test or while requesting for Additional Score Reports (ASR).

Q. What if I cancel my scores?

A. Candidates can cancel their exam immediately after completing the exam without paying any additional cost. GMAT scores can also be canceled online within 72 hours of giving the exam by paying a fee. Also, the canceled scores will not be shown in the score reports sent to B-schools. However, it is not advisable to cancel your results once you have seen them, as in the future when you will send your scores to B-schools, they will be notified that you have canceled your previous exam scores, so, it may give a negative impact on your MBA application.

Q. Which sections the candidate can request to rescore?

A. The candidates can avail rescoring for the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) section. It cannot be applied to the Quantitative, Verbal, or IR Prep sections of the GMAT exam.

Q. Which documents do I need to carry to the test center?

A. The candidate must carry a valid passport with a recent photograph and appointment confirmation letter which you got while registering for the exam.

Q. How the GMAT score is calculated?

A. The GMAT score is calculated using Qualitative and Verbal sections and scores range from 200 to 800. Moreover, if the candidate has not finished the exam in the allotted time then, his/her score is calculated based on the number of questions answered. The score of the candidate will impact significantly if the candidate has not attempted the answers.

Apart from this, the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) Score is based on the assessment of the Argument essay and it ranges from 0 to 6 in half-point intervals. Also, the Integrated Reasoning Score range from 1 to 8.

Also Read: Results and Scores in GMAT 2022

Q. How much does it cost to take the GMAT?

A. GMAT exam costs US $250. Also, if the candidate wants to cancel or reschedule the exam then they will be charged for it. The cancellation fee for the GMAT exam is US $80, whereas, for rescheduling, the candidate has to pay an additional fee of US $250.

Q. How to register for GMAT 2022?

A. As the GMAT exam is conducted throughout the year, one can appear for this exam anytime. Steps to register for GMAT 2020:

  1. Register on the official website of the GMAT.
  2. Fill in the required details.
  3. Create an ID and password.
  4. Pay the application fee of US$250. Candidates can pay online or offline.
  5. After completing the entire process, candidates need to log in and book the date and place of the exam.   

Q. What is the difference between the GMAT and the GRE?

A. The GMAT is a standardized test for getting into a top business school across the globe. Certain business schools have also started accepting GRE. The GMAT comprises a Quantitative and a Verbal section like GRE. Apart from this, in the GMAT exam, two sections are combined to give a composite score of 800.

Q. What does the GMAT 2022 syllabus covers?

A. The GMAT 2021 syllabus covers an array of topics under the four sections, Quantitative, Verbal, Integrated Reasoning, and Analytical Writing Assessment. Further, the GMAT checks the problem-solving, integrating, and critical thinking skills of the candidates.

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