The Graduate Management Assessment Test (GMAT) is a standardized test that is designed to evaluate applicants who wish to pursue post-graduation in management and ascertain whether they are ready for the academic rigors of the program. It evaluates your skills in various areas such as reading, verbal, writing, analytical computational and reasoning skills.
Students take the GMAT if they intend to take up a graduate program in management at a university abroad.
Most colleges which offer an MBA program for international students required all candidates to take the GMAT and submit their scores as a part of the admission process.
Some universities however leave it to the discretion of the student and let them decide. However it is recommended however that you take the test and submit your scores, as it will give you an advantage over those who choose to skip the test.
The GMAT can also help you receive merit based aid for funding your tuition, as some colleges use the GMAT scores as a benchmark for selecting candidates for scholarships.
You can take the GMAT exam at any time after you complete you’re under graduation or when you are in the last semester of your final year of under graduation.
You can take the GMAT test at any of the standardized test centers located in over 112 countries
The scores of the test are valid for a period of five years after you take the test. However it is best to submit scores that are not more than a year old