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The GMAT exam is available for almost all days of the year, allowing test-takers to schedule it at their convenience. The exam can be taken year-round, and there are no fixed dates or specific periods for taking it. Moreover, you can take the GMAT Online test from the comfort of your home, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, if you prefer taking the GMAT at a test centre, it’s crucial to be aware of the available dates at your chosen centre and in this blog we will tell you just that!

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How to choose your GMAT test date

To find an appropriate GMAT exam date in 2023, the recommended approach is to first, check the application deadlines for the business schools you plan to apply to and give yourself enough time to receive and review your GMAT scores before the deadline. Determine how much time you need to prepare for the exam, keeping in mind your work and personal schedules, and choose a test date that allows you to commit the necessary time to study. Consider the time of day when you feel most alert and productive and select a test time that corresponds with your peak performance. Check the availability of test centers in your area and make sure they offer a time that works for you.

Finally, understand the GMAT’s retake policy, which requires at least 16 days between attempts, and factor in retake time in your preparation timeline. Overall, it’s important to give yourself enough time to prepare and choose a test date that aligns with your schedule and peak performance time.

GMAT provides adaptable test dates to facilitate your preparation. To gain insights on how to select your ideal GMAT exam date in 2023, refer to this article. Additionally, we have included the test dates for GMAT exam centres in India for your convenience.

How to register for GMAT

  • Register for the GMAT 6 months to 24 hours before your preferred test date. It’s recommended to book your test date as early as possible to get your preferred test date and time.
  • If your desired test date and time slot is not available, keep checking the registration page on Test-takers may reschedule or cancel their exams, freeing up slots for other test-takers.
  • Make sure the name you use during registration matches your name on your proof of identity.
  • Double-check that the GMAT test date and test centre you selected during registration are correct.
  • Payment for the GMAT can be made by credit card or debit card, check, or money order. Only credit cards are accepted in India for registration purposes.
  • Ensure your passport is valid and won’t expire soon. You won’t be allowed to enter the exam centre if your passport is invalid.
  • Test centres offer several time slots for taking the exam, typically in the morning and afternoon. Choose a time slot that works best for you and matches your energy levels. It’s also recommended to take 4 to 5 mock tests in the same time slot as your actual exam to condition your mind.

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GMAT Exam Dates: Focus Edition

The GMAT Exam – Focus Edition is designed to provide a more targeted test-taking experience that emphasises advanced critical reasoning and data literacy skills that are highly valuable and practical in tomorrow’s business environment.

The current iteration of the GMAT exam will be available until early next year to support those who are currently preparing and applying for business school. The GMAC has offered specific timeframes for GMAT Focus Official Prep, registration, and appointment availability; these are discussed below.

GMAT Focus Edition Release Dates

  • Official Prep Available – Late Q2 2023
  • Registration Opens – Q3 2023
  • Testing Starts – Q4 2023 

Centre-wise GMAT Exam Dates 2023 

Total exam slots available at the GMAT test centre from April 2023 – August 2023:

GMAT Test Centres April May June July August
Ahmedabad 6 10 5 6 4
Pearson Mall Road 2 7 6 5 4
Pearson Passport Office 3 12 5 6 4
Lalbagh Road 7 10 8 0 5
Shivajinagar 6 7 8 0 3
Bhopal 20 21 20 21 23
Chennai 4 10 10 2 3
Cochin 17 9 21 20 18
Pearson 7 12 6 4 4
Ansal University 11 13 20 20 19
Guwahati 10 11 13 0 0
Begumpet 6 10 6 5 4
Hitec City Road, Kukatpally 8 7 8 4 4
Indore 25 25 24 25 25
Jaipur 25 18 17 17 16
Iswar Ganguli Street 29 25 25 27 25
Ramkrishnapur Road 2 3 2 3 2
Manipal 18 20 21 21 20
Bellasis Road 15 18 14 0 0
JB Nagar Link Rd, Chakala
Andheri (East)
12 10 12 3 7
GATS 25 25 26 26 26
Pearson 9 7 9 6 5
Mysore 25 24 24 25 24
Nagpur 8 6 25 24 25
New Delhi 6 13 7 3 1
Noida 7 7 5 2 4
Pilani 2 2 2 0 0
Ranchi 25 17 24 26 26
Vijayawada 20 22 22 21 22
Pearson 7 8 4 7 9
AURO University 4 4 4 5 4

Keeping in mind the increasing demand for the GMAT exam, it is essential to plan and book your exam dates in advance. By doing so, you can not only secure your preferred test date but also give yourself ample time to prepare and ace the exam. We know you have probably reached the final stages of your GMAT prep but feel free to connect with our faculty for your doubts!

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