GMAT Exam 2024, Registration, Eligibility ,Syllabus and Pattern

by Naseeb May 10, 2024 54

GMAT Exam 2024: According to GMAC, 9 out of 10 new students enrol using a GMAT exam score at different business schools for MBA or other business-related programs for international students. But the old GMAT Exam was available until the end of January this year. After that, the exam stopped being offered. Instead, starting in February, they started conducting the GMAT Focus Edition. Today, we will discuss GMAT 2024 Focus Edition, Eligibility Criteria, Exam pattern, fees etc.

GMAT Full Form

The GMAT Fullform is Graduate Management Admission Test. GMAC organizes the GMAT in over 100 countries for those aiming for postgraduate business degrees. Recently, GMAC which is the conducting body of GMAT has unveiled a new version of GMAT i.e. GMAT Focus Edition. It focuses on higher-order critical reasoning skills and data literacy which is very much relevant to tomorrow’s business environment.

GMAT Exam 2024: Overview

Below is an overview of the GMAT Exam 2024, highlighting key details and changes for aspiring test-takers.

GMAT Full formGraduate Management Admission Test
Conducting OrganisationGraduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)
Exam LevelInternational
Exam DatesAvailability throughout the year
GMAT Exam ModeOnline Examination Mode
GMAT Focus Edition Duration2 hours & 15 Minutes
Total AttemptsTotal 8 Lifetime Attempts
GMAT Registration 2024 ProcessOnline; Official Website
GMAT Focus Edition Score205 to 805

Also Read, GMAT Exam Dates 2024

GMAT Exam 2024: Eligibility Criteria

GMAT Exam 2024 has a set of simplified criteria. It is almost the same as that of other post-graduate level entrance exam criteria. The important things are as below:

Read complete, GMAT Eligibility Criteria 2024

  1. All students from any country can take the exam, but they must use their passport as ID.
  2. Students should be in college or about to finish. Also, working professionals can take the exam.
  3. There is no age limit but you should be a minimum of 18 years old to appear on your own.
  4. If you're between 13 and 17, you must have a written permission letter from your parents or legal guardian.
  5. Students can take the exam up to eight times, but only five times in a year.

GMAT Exam 2024: Exam Pattern

GMAC recently launched the GMAT Focus Edition with significant changes to the exam format. Check out the complete GMAT Focus Edition exam pattern below:

SectionDurationNumber Of QuestionsScore
Quantitative Reasoning45 Minutes2160-90
Verbal Reasoning45 Minutes2360-90
Data Insights45 Minutes2060-90
Total2 Hours 15 Minutes64205-805

GMAT Exam 2024: Syllabus

The updated NMAT format has three sections instead of four, with the removal of the Analytical Writing Assessment. The three parts are Data Insights (formerly Integrated Reasoning), Quantitative Reasoning, and Verbal Reasoning, similar to the current GMAT structure. However, a new section called Data Insights has been introduced to assess candidates' skills in data analysis and numerical reasoning. Below, we'll check the syllabus for each of these sections.

Read complete, GMAT Focus Edition Syllabus 2024

Quantitative ReasoningArithmetic: Ratio & Proportion, Percentages, Integers, Sets, Profit & Loss, Discount etc
Algebra: Equations, Exponents, Inequalities, Functions, Absolute Value, Solving Equations
Verbal ReasoningReading Comprehension & Critical Reasoning
Data InsightsMulti-Source Reasoning, Table Analysis, Graphics Interpretation, Two-Part Analysis

GMAT Exam 2024: Admit Card

The conducting body released the admit card immediately after the successful registration. To download the GMAT admit card for 2024, follow these clear steps after completing the application process:

  1. Visit the official GMAT exam website at
  2. Log in using the login ID and password created during registration.
  3. Look for the GMAT admit card download link and click on it.
  4. Download the admit card and print a hard copy for your reference.

GMAT Exam 2024: Result


Many business schools consider GMAT scores as an eligibility criterion & an important factor in their admission decisions, along with other criteria such as academic background, work experience, and letters of recommendation. Therefore, achieving a high GMAT score can significantly increase a candidate's chances of securing admission to their desired management program.

After completing the GMAT exam, candidates can immediately check their unofficial GMAT results and scores. However, the official GMAC result becomes available a few days after the exam. To access and download the GMAT result 2024, candidates should follow these steps:

  1. Visit the official GMAC website.
  2. Sign in using your registered GMAT user ID and password.
  3. Look for and click on the GMAT result link.
  4. View your GMAT results 2024, including detailed marks information.
  5. Download the scorecard and print it for future reference.

GMAT Exam 2024: Application Fees

Aspiring candidates can register online for GMAT and pay their fees online only. GMAT Focus Edition is a flexible exam. You are allowed to choose your exam dates & venue. However, there comes a cost for that flexibility. Therefore, there is a cost for every rescheduling and cancellation of slots. Below you can check all the charges/fees for GMAT.

GMAT Registration Fee

To register online or submit your application to appear for the exam, you have to pay an initial registration fee. See the GMAT registration charges below:

ParticularOnline GMATIn-Person Test Center GMAT
GMAT Registration Fee$300$275
Score CancellationNA$25
Reinstate GMAT ScoreNA$50
Enhanced Score ReportNA$30
Additional Score Report$35 per report$35 per report

GMAT Cancellation Fee

You can't cancel or change your exam appointment within 24 hours of your scheduled test. Below is the GMAT exam cancellation fee for both the test center and online GMAT exams in 2024:

Cancellation Time FrameOnline GMATIn-Person Test Center GMAT
1 to 14 days before the appointment$240 ($60 refund)$220 ($55 refund)
15 to 60 days before the appointment$210 ($90 refund)$195 ($80 refund)
More than 60 days before the appointment$180 ($120 refund)$165 ($110 refund)

GMAT Rescheduling Fee

Below is the table containing information about the rescheduling fee for both the test centre GMAT exam and the online GMAT exam:

Rescheduling Time FrameOnline GMATIn-Person Test Center GMAT
1 to 14 days before the appointment$180$165
15 to 60 days before the appointment$120$110
More than 60 days before the appointment$60$55

GMAT Exam 2024 FAQs

Q1. When should I apply for GMAT 2024?

Ans. It depends on how much time you need to prepare. Ideally, we suggest you have a 4-6 month preparation gap.

Q2. What is the fee for GMAT 2024?

Ans. The GMAT 2024 fee ranges from $250 to $275, with possible extra charges for rescheduling or cancelling.

Q3. What are the changes in the GMAT 2024?

Ans. There are several changes like the GMAT Focus Edition Pattern, the addition of a section, changes in the number of questions, reduced duration etc. You can check all the changes here in detail.

Q4. Is ISB Accepting GMAT Focus Editon?

Ans. Yes. ISB will consider Focus Edition Scores for admission in the 2024-25 batch. However, admissions through the latest version will start only from Round 2.

Q5. Is GMAT score accepted in IIM?

Ans. Yes. GMAT score is accepted by some of the top IIMs for their different programmes.