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GMAT exam dates 2020-2021: How and when to schedule your GMAT test date

GMAT exam dates fall on almost all days of the year. It can be taken round the year and there is no specific period when the test can be taken. In fact, in the current times, you can take the GMAT from your home 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. However, GMAT test centers give specific dates in a month and it’s really necessary to book your appointment in advance so that you can get your desired time and date. Also, it’s very important to pick a correct GMAT date because the goal of taking the GMAT is not only to ace it but also to secure an admit from a top business school.

You can also watch this video where we answer some important questions related to the GMAT including the GMAT exam dates:

  

To choose a suitable GMAT exam date for yourself in 2020, the best strategy is to look backward and connect the dots. The idea of connecting the dots comes from a Stanford graduation speech. Steve Jobs in his famous Stanford graduation speech said, “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward.” This quote is the core idea behind the ‘looking backward’ approach while deciding the best GMAT test date.

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To make your preparation convenient, GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) offers flexible test dates. Therefore, to better understand, how to choose your GMAT test date in 2020, we’ll share some useful information on:

GMAT exam dates and timings

GMAC, the owner of the GMAT exam offers it on many days throughout the year. There are no fixed dates. If you live in a city, there is a high probability that you can take the GMAT on almost every day of the week.

As far as the timing of the test is concerned, you can schedule the test in the morning or the afternoon.

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GMAT exam appointments Sep-Dec 2020

Location

GMAT Test center open

Total Slots Available for GMAT

September

October

November

December

Total Slots

Amritsar

1

5

2

5

2

14

Bangalore

3

8

41

46

21

116

Bhopal

1

8

24

21

25

78

Cochin

2

1

10

14

22

47

Chennai

2

18

42

32

22

114

Dehradun

1

NA

18

10

23

51

Gujarat

4

19

38

30

40

127

Gurugram

2

2

28

35

30

95

Indore

1

44

143

154

198

539

Jaipur

1

8

35

37

35

115

Jalandhar

1

5

5

6

5

21

Kolkata

2

143

389

500

597

1629

Lucknow

1

60

257

300

330

947

Manipal

1

1

21

21

24

67

Mohali

1

11

NA

NA

NA

11

Mumbai

1

8

22

22

1

53

Mysore

1

NA

13

22

22

57

Nagpur

1

49

228

210

230

717

New Delhi

2

121

563

466

599

1749

Patiala

1

NA

16

16

20

52

Pune

2

121

547

450

579

1697

Pilani

1

NA

2

NA

NA

2

Ranchi

1

68

192

230

260

750

Vellore

1

NA

NA

NA

16

16

Vijayawada

1

11

18

23

23

75

Total

36

711

2654

2650

3124

9139

GMAT Testing Centers Not Open from  September – December 2020

GMAT Testing Centers

Slots not available 
(September – December 2020)

Bhubaneswar

ICT Cell, KIIT Convention Center, Campus-6, KIIT University, Patia, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751024

Raipur

ITM University, Uparwara, New Raipur, Chhattisgarh 492002

Guwahati

Assam Don Bosco University
Airport Road
Azara, Nowapara
Guwahati
Assam 781017
India

Visakhapatnam

Gayatri Vidya Parishad College of Engineering

Madhurawada
Kommadi
Visakhapatnam
Visakhapatnam
Andhra Pradesh 530048
India

GMAT exam appointments at test centers

Amritsar

Address

Pearson Professional Centers-Amritsar PUN

No.2 Upper Ground Floor, SRK Mall

Passport office building, 14 Mall Road

Amritsar, Punjab 143001

GMAT Exam Slots September – December 2020:

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Bangalore

Three testing centers are being resumed in Bangalore, with 116 total slots available from September – December 2020. 

Address

  1. Pearson Professional Centers-Bangalore

Pride Hulkul, 004B, Ground Floor

No 116 Lalbagh Road, Karnataka 560027

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  1. Prestige Atrium, Unit 101, Ground Floor

Central Street, Shivajinagar, Bangalore

Karnataka, Bangalore- 560001

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  1. The Chopras (Bangalore) C Wing Ground Floor,

Mittal Towers, M.G Road, Bangalore

Karnataka 560001

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Bhopal

One testing center is open in Bhopal with 78 slots available from September to december 2020.  The majority of the slots are available in the morning around 09:30 AM. 

Address

Lakshmi Narain College of Technology Excellence

Kalchuri Nagar, Raisen Road,

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462021

 GMAT Exam dates from September – December 2020

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Cochin 

Two test centers are open in Cochin with a total number of 47 slots available from September – December 2020. 

Address

  1. Rajagiri School of Management, Rajagiri Valley P.O Kakkanad, Kochi, Kerala 682039GMAT test center Cochin dates rajagiri
  2. Santa Monica Study Abroad Pvt L, Ground Floor, Basement, Bio-Arcade Building, Layam Road, Behind Grand Hotel, Kerala 682011

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Chennai

Earlier only one center was operational till July 200. However, two centers are now operational in Chennai. 114 total slots are available from September – December 2020. 

For September and October, both Morning and afternoon slots are available. But, for November and December 2020, mostly morning slots are available. 

Address

  1. Pearson Professional Centers-Chennai, 6th Floor, Nelson Chambers, E, Block, 115, Nelson Manickam Road, Aminijikarai, Chennai 60002GMAT test center Chennai dates Aminijikarai
  2. ITM Business School, 11/D14, SIPCOT IT PARK, Rajiv Gandhi Salai (OMR) Siruseri, Pudupakkam Post, 603103

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Dehradun

Only Morning slots are available at the test center. One GMAT test center is operational with 51 total slots available from September – December 2020. Morning slots are available only for 10:00 AM (Oct – Nov).  

No slots are available in Septemeber 2020. 

Address

DIT University

Faculty of Architecture (Vastu Building)

Mussoorie Diversion Road, Makkawala,

Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248009

GMAT Exam dates from September – December 2020

GMAT test center Dehradun dates

Gujarat

Four test centers are open in Gujarat, with two in Ahmedabad and two in Surat. The total slots available from September – December 2020 is 127. 

In surat, Auro University only has slots available in December 2020. 

Address 

  1. Pearson Professional Centers-Ahmedabad GUJ

301, 3rd Floor, Block A, WESTGATE

Near YMCA Club, S.G.Road, Ahmedabad

Gujarat 380054

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  1. Xavier Research Foundation

St. Xavier’s College Campus

Opp. L.D. Engineering College, Navrangpura

Ahmedabad 380009

GMAT test center Gujarat Ahmedabad dates Xavier

  1. AURO University

Earthspace, Hazira Road

Opp ONGC, Next to Toyota, Bhatpore

Surat, Gujarat 394510

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  1. Pearson Professional Centers-Surat GUJ

703, 7th Floor, Swastik House

Nandi Park Society, Piplod, Surat

Gujarat 395007

India

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Gurugram

Two GMAT Test centers are open in Gurugram. However, the test center located near the Golf course has no slots available in September. In total, 95 slots are available for September – December 2020. 

Both Morning and afternoon slots are available. 

  1. Ansal University

Golf Course Road,

Sector – 55, Gurugram

Haryana 122003

GMAT test center Gurugram dates ansal

  1. Pearson Professional Centers-Gurugram HAR

Second Floor, Unit No. 214, Times Tower

M G Road, Gurgaon

Haryana, Gurugram 122002

GMAT test center Gurugram dates pearson

Indore

Only one test center is open in Indore with 539 total slots available from September to December 2020. The time slot are in the morning and afternoon from 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM, with a 15 mins gap on the exam dates avaliable. 

Address

Lord Krishna College of Technology

Rau-Pithampur By-Pass near IIM Indore

Opp.STI(I) Ltd., Indore

Madhya Pradesh 452003

GMAT test center Indore dates

 

Jaipur

There are 115 slots available from September – December 2020. There is only one GMAT center that is open in Jaipur and the majority of the slots are available at 10:00 AM.

Sakar Edutech Pvt. Ltd.

602/603, 6th Floor,

Arcade Mall, C – Scheme

Malviya Marg, Opposite Airtel Office, Jaipur

Rajasthan 302001

GMAT test center Jaipur dates

Jalandhar

The GMAT Exam slots in Jalandhar are quite low. For September and December, only five slots are available at 8:00 AM. No Afternoon slots are available.

For October and Novemeber mostly 8:00 AM slots are available. 

Address

Pearson Professional Centers-Jalandhar PUN

3rd Floor, Unit-8, Eminent Mall Complex

Guru Nanak Mission Chowk, Lajpat Nagar

Jalandhar, Punjab 144001

GMAT Exam dates for Jalandar

Kolkata

Two GMAT Test centers have been resumed in Kolkata, with 1629 slots available from September – December 2020.

Most of the slots are available from 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM, at every 15 mins. 

Address

  1. Kolkata – Agile Technologies and Solution

1, Iswar Ganguli Street

VASUDEVA BUILDING; Top Floor, Kalighat

Kolkata, West Bengal 700026

GMAT test center kolkata dates

  1. Brainware University

398 Ramkrishnapur Road,

Barasat, Near Jagadighata Market

Kolkata, West Bengal 700125

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Lucknow

Lucknow has 947 slots available for September – December 2020. You can take the GMAT from 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM every 15 mins on most of the days. 

Address

Ansal Technical Campus

Sec – C, Pocket 9

Sushant Golf City

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226030

GMAT test center lucknow dates

Manipal

The total number of slots in Manipal is 67 for September to December 2020. The majority of the slots are available at 9:00 AM. 

Address

Dr. T. M. A. Pai Polytechnic, Manipal Campus

I. T. Campus, Eshwar Nagar

Udupi, Manipal, Karnataka 576104

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Mohali

We could only find slots available in September 2020 for Mohali. 

Address

Winsoft Computer Centre

SCF – 13, Second Floor, Phase 2

Mohali, Punjab 160055

GMAT Exam Dates September – December 2020

GMAT test center Mohali dates

Mumbai

Only one test center is open in Mumbai with 53 total slots available from September-Decemeber 2020. 

Address

Pearson Professional Centers-Mumbai

Building No.9, 1st Floor

Solitaire Corporate Park,167 Andheri

J B Nagar Link Rd, Chakala, Andheri(East)

Mumbai, Maharashtra 400093

GMAt test center mumbai dates

Mysore 

Only one test center is open in Mysore with a total number of 57 slots available from October – December 2020. No slots are available for September. 

The majority of the slots are available at 10:00 AM. 

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Nagpur

Around 717 slots are available at Nagpur GMAT test center from Sep – Dec 2020.  

Address

Unisoft Technologies

2nd Floor, Parnanda Building,

Above Anand Bhandar And Khadims

West High Court Road, Dharampeth

Nagpur, Maharashtra 440010

GMAT Exam dates September – December 2020 

GMAT test center Nagpur dates

 

New Delhi

New Delhi has 2 GMAT test centers open, however, in total only 178-time slots are available. 

Address

  1. Pearson Professional Centers, 302/305, Ashoko Estate, 24, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi, Delhi 110001GMAT test center New delhi dates barakhamba road
  2. Pearson Professional Centers-Noida, Ground floor, 1A/1, S.B. Towers, Sector 16A, Noida

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Pune

In Pune, two GMAT test centers are open with 1697 time slots available from September – December 2020. 

Address

  1. GATS, Office 1, Symphony ‘C’, Ashok Nagar, Range Hills Rd, Off PuneUniversity Rd, Maharashtra 411020GMAT test center pune dates gats
  2. Pearson Professional Centers-Pune MAH, 517, Fifth Floor, Tower 2, World Trade Center, Kharadi, Pune, Maharashtra, 411014

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Pilani

Only two time slots are available at 10:00 AM.  

Address

BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus

Vidya Vihar Campus

Pilani, Rajasthan 333031

GMAT Exam dates in October 2020

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Ranchi

Around 750 time slots are available at the test center located in Ranchi. Only one test center is operational. 

Address

Infinity Academy

Amravati Complex, Circular Road

Lalpur, Ranchi, Jharkhand 834001

GMAT Exam Slots from September to December 2020

GMAt test center dates at ranchi

Vellore 

One test center is operational in Vellore. However, the time slots are not available for September, October, and November. In December, 16 slots are available around 8:30 AM. 

Address

Centre for Technical Support
Thiruvalam Road,
Katpadi
Vellore
Tamil Nadu 632014

GMAT Exam dates slot December 2020

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Vijaywada

75 slots are available at Vijaywada. The majority of the slots are available at 10:00 AM.

Address

KL University

Green Fields, Vaddeswaram

Guntur, Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh 522502

GMAT Exam Slots September – December 2020 

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Picking a GMAT exam date

To decide which GMAT test date and timing is suitable for you I would suggest you follow the ‘looking backward’ approach. This approach works because you go back from a fixed point of reference, i.e., Application deadline.

Here is how you should choose your GMAT exam date:

  1. Decide in which round you want to apply to your target business school
  2. Start preparing for the GMAT at least 8 – 10 months before the application deadline
  3. Take the GMAT at least 6 months before the deadline
  4. Keep a month or two in between for a possible GMAT retake
  5. Once you ace the GMAT, prepare your essays and arrange your LORs

In a nutshell, you should pick the GMAT exam date at least 6 months before the application deadline. For example, if your business school’s application deadline is September then you should pick your GMAT date in March.

Let’s understand in detail:

5 step process of choosing a GMAT date

The first step of this process is to decide which round of MBA application you are targeting. Take a look at the table below to understand better.

Let me take the example for Round 1 of the MBA application to explain ‘looking backward’ approach to finding your suitable GMAT test date.

1. The Round 1 application deadlines for most B-schools fall in September or October. Hence, consider this date as a reference point.

2. To apply in September, you’ll need at least a month to prepare your essays & resume, and arrange for great letters of recommendation. Therefore, you’ll have to start working on your essays by August.

3. You’ll move on to essays, only if you feel you have achieved your target GMAT score. A good GMAT score is one, which is 20+ points more than your target Business School’s last year incoming batch’s average GMAT score. Know more about average GMAT scores of top US and European business schools. Therefore, it is essential to keep a buffer period for a possible GMAT retake if you are not satisfied with your previous GMAT score. Take the possible retake in July and ace the GMAT

4. It would be wise to first analyze your weak areas in your GMAT preparation if you fail to achieve your GMAT score. So, prepare for 1-2 months for your retake. According to this timeline, prepare in May – June for your retake.

5. Since you are keeping the possibility of a retake open in July, you should plan your first GMAT test attempt in April for Round 1 of the MBA application cycle, which is 5-6 months before your application deadline.

How to choose your GMAT exam date

Round 1 – MBA Application

Round 1 deadline Prepare Essays, resume etc. Possible GMAT retake Prepare for Retake GMAT Test date
September – October August July May – June April
         

Round 2 – MBA Application

Round 2 deadline Prepare Essays, resume etc. Possible GMAT retake Prepare for Retake GMAT Test date
December – January November October August – September July
         

Round 3 – MBA Application

Round 3 deadline Prepare Essays, resume etc. Possible GMAT retake Prepare for Retake GMAT Test date
March – April February January November – December October

We strongly recommend not waiting until Round 3 of the MBA Application. Chances of getting a seat and a scholarship decreases drastically in this round.

GMAT timing – Depends whether you are a morning or an afternoon person. Hence, we recommend booking the slot which suits you the most. Then, you should practice your GMAT mocks around the same time slot with an objective to maximize your efficiency at that time of the day. For example, if you have scheduled your test in the morning, practice mocks in the morning itself in order to train yourself for that time.

GMAT Test Centres

There are 39 GMAT test centers in 34 cities in India.

Do you know that your final GMAT score can be affected by the quality of your test center? Read this article on ‘how to choose GMAT test centers’ and learn more.

To locate a test center nearest to you, visit the ‘Find a test center’ page of the GMAT official website.

GMAT Registration

You can register for GMAT from 6 months to 24 hours before your chosen test date. I would recommend scheduling your GMAT test date as early as possible so that you get your preferred GMAT test date and time.

Here is an article which explains the GMAT registration process step by step (with pictures)

Rescheduling and Cancelling GMAT

Starting Sept 26, 2019 GMAT has changed its rescheduling and cancellation policies. Here is the updated information.

Learn how to reschedule or cancel your GMAT exam in detail.

Takeaways

  1. Register early to get your preferred GMAT test date
  2. Keep all the necessary information handy before registration
  3. Choose your GMAT test date carefully using the ‘looking backward’ approach. Take your GMAT at least 6 months before the application deadline
  4. If you are a differently-abled person, you can make an accommodation request to GMAC
  5. If you wish to cancel or reschedule your GMAT exam date, do it at least 7 days before your scheduled date

FAQ – GMAT date

What is GMAT?

GMAT is a 3 hour 7 min long standardized test that is taken as a part of your business school application. Here is detailed information on the GMAT.

How much does it cost to take the GMAT?

GMAT typically charges a registration fee of US $250 for most countries of the world. But, it’s different for a few countries. For example, in the US, the GMAT fee is $275. Moreover, there are at least 5 other costs associated with the GMAT. Here is complete info on the costs.

What makes me eligible to take the GMAT

There are a total of 8 factors that make you eligible for the GMAT. This article explains those 8 criteria.

What is the difference between GMAT and CAT?

GMAT is taken mostly for business schools outside India and CAT is taken for the majority of business schools in India. This article on GMAT vs CAT outlines the differences in detail.

Can I use CAT prep to ace the GMAT?

Yes, you can. However, there is a catch. There are a few things you’d have to learn for GMAT from scratch. Take a look at this article to know about those topics.

What are the best GMAT books?

We have outlined 6 good GMAT books and a few online resources that’ll help you ace the GMAT in this article. Take a look.

What is the GMAT syllabus?

GMAT syllabus is a set of topics tested in the four sections of the GMAT. Take a look at the detailed topics in this article.

What is the difference between GMAT and GRE?

GMAT is primarily taken for admission to business schools and GRE is taken for other graduate programs. However, there are 6 key differences in the format of the test. Take a look at this article to understand the differences.

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