How much does it cost to take the GMAT® exam?

The cost to take the GMAT exam is US$250 globally. See Pay for the Test for more information about payment methods and potential taxes.

What schools use GMAT® scores?

Over 1900 graduate business schools around the world use GMAT scores as a part their admissions process

Preparation is Everything
Most GMAT test takers start preparing about 3 to 6 months before the actual test date. Think about how you can best prepare, given your discipline, motivation, and personal preference:

  • Self study
  • One-on-one tutoring
  • Study groups
  • Prep courses

What does the GMAT® exam measure?

The GMAT exam measures basic verbal, mathematical, and analytical writing skills that you have developed in your education and work. It does NOT measure:

  • your knowledge of business,
  • your job skills,
  • specific content in your undergraduate or first university course work,
  • your abilities in any other specific subject area, or
  • subjective qualities—such as motivation, creativity, and interpersonal skills.

How long are GMAT® scores valid?

Your GMAT score is valid for five years, so you have the flexibility of “banking it”—choosing to start your graduate studies right after university or later on