ABOUT THE GMAT®
REGISTERING FOR THE GMAT
Where and When to Take the GMAT:
You can take the GMAT in most countries around the world throughout the year. Because the GMAT is a computerised test, there are no set test dates – simply make an appointment at a local testing centre on a day to suit you.
Where to Register:
You must register via the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), the test makers. Registration is available online at www.mba.com where you will be able to view your nearest testing locations and book an appointment.
The cost to take the exam, or "appointment fee", is currently approximately $285 USD (depending on exchange rate), plus any applicable local taxes (i.e. 20% VAT in the UK). GMAC takes most major credit cards. As of Test takers will be able to pay GMAT exam fees in their local currencies (i.e. Pound Sterling and Euros). UK test takers will pay £225 and test-takers in locations where the official currency is Euros will pay €250. For all other test-center locations on the list, fees will be charged in $USD.
The fee changes affect the following locations:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom.
To check the fee at your location visit the GMAC website.
Retaking the Exam:
To retake the exam, simply follow the same procedures. Note that you are only allowed to take the GMAT once every 16 days, and only 5 times per year.
Every time you take the GMAT, your score is recorded and business schools will see all of your scores from the previous 5 years (unless you cancel it), should you choose to send them your score report.