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GMAT Score Validity 2021

Let’s look into the GMAT score validity 2021. After taking the GMAT exam, you will get your GMAT score report within 20 days of your GMAT exam. Once your scores are reportable, Pearson VUE will send an email. In that email, you may view your report, download, or print your Official Score Report.

Your GMAT scores will be valid for five years and are available for reporting for up to 10 years. Scorer over 10 years old will not be available. So to apply for a course in business and management, you need to submit your five or less than five years old GMAT scores to your chosen college.

If you are thinking of giving the GMAT exam for than once, then keep in mind that a candidate can give a GMAT paper in 16 days. While doing so, the candidate should not exceed the limit over 5 times in a period of 12 months and 8 times in a lifetime. 

GMAT Score Validity in India

In India, most of the colleges offer a 2-year MBA year. The 1-year MBA program has gained prominence only in the last 5-7 years. Most have an entrance exam like CAT, XAT etc. The non-resident students who want to pursue a 2-year MBA program can get their admission via GMAT scores.

GMAT is useful for the students who want to get admission for the 1-year MBA program. These scores are validated for almost 5 years. So, if you are a fresh out college student, you could have taken the GMAT exam and still use that score 3 years later.

There is a new deferment program that ISB has started, for the 1-year flagship MBA courses. Their idea is to give admission to the applicant based on GMAT score and other criteria and then defer his/her admission for 2 years so that the student can come after gaining relevant work experience in their 1-year tenure. The average GMAT score needed is 705.

GMAT Score Validity for ISBĀ 

If you are thinking of getting admission to ISB, then the average GMAT Score for ISB has been hovering around 710 for the past few years. Whereas the average GMAT score in 2019 at ISB was 709. If you want to receive an interview call from IS, you need to have a GMAT score above 730+.

Here are some of the observations that you can analyse to get an interview call in ISB are-

  • GMAT Score that ranges from  710 to 740 saw a whopping 82 candidates successfully securing admission to ISB.
  • The highest number of applicants (58) and interview invitees (52) were registered for a score of 710.
  • All applicants with a score of 740 or above received an interview invite, and a majority also received the admission letter.
  • A score of 740 witnessed the highest admit rate (82%) with 9 out of 11 applicants receiving an admission letter.
  • A range of GMAT scores 690 to 740 witnessed numerous interview invites (156).
  • While the invite rate for scores 680 and above is more than 70%, the admit rate for scores lower than 710 drops significantly to an invitation. As we can see, all 9 out of 9 applicants with a score of 650 received an interview call, out of which 4 were admitted.
  • One candidate with a score of 620 and one with a score of 610 was also successful in getting admission to this coveted B-school.

GMAT score validity for Indian colleges

In India, many colleges are accepting the GMAT scores. The top MBA colleges in India have started accepting GMAT including ISB, XLRI and many other top B-schools.

If you are an Indian MBA applicant, you can use your GMAT score to apply to MBA programmes in India as well as in foreign B-schools:

  1. One Year MBA in India at ISB, IIMs, XLRI, Great Lakes
  2. Two Year Flagship MBA in India at 100+ B-schools/Universities including IMI, IMT, XUB, TAPMI
  3. MBA programmes abroad

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One year MBA colleges Accepting GMAT Score in India

Now, mostly all the colleges are accepting the GMAT score in India. The most wide used MBA program is the one-year MBA program in India.

Here is the list of the colleges that accept the one-year program.

One Year MBA Colleges accepting GMAT scoreOne Year MBA Program NameProgram Duration
ISB Hyderabad and MohaliPOSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME IN MANAGEMENT (PGP)12 months full-time programme
IIM AhmedabadPGPX-Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX)12 Months Full-Time MBA
IIM BangaloreExecutive Post Graduate Programme (EPGP)12 Months Full-Time MBA
IIM CalcuttaMBA for Executives (MBAEx)12 months full-time programme
XLRI JamshedpurPGDM (General Management15 months full-time programme
IIM IndorePGPM12 months full-time programme
Great Lakes Institute of Management, ChennaiEPGP15 months full-time programme
  MDI Gurgaon  PGPM15 months full-time programme
K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research,PGDM- EXECUTIVE15 months full-time programme
FORE School of Management, New DelhiPGPX15 months full-time programme
LBSIM Delhi 15 Months Full-Time programme
BIMTECH Greater Noida    PGPX15 months full-time programme

Two Year MBA Colleges Accepting GMAT Score for Indian Student.

MBA admission is a flagship to 2 year MBA programme and is open for Indian students with GMAT entrance exam scores. This programme is open for about 100 MBA schools in India.

The two-year MBA colleges that accept GMAT scores for Indian students should have GMAT cut off in a range of 650 to 750 or in the percentile score that ranges between 80 and 95. Here are some of the colleges all over India that offers two-year programs-

2 Year MBA college Accepting GMAT score for Indian StudentsName of Flagship 2 Year MBA/PGDM Programme
SPJIMR MumbaiPost Graduate Diploma in Management
IMT GhaziabadPost Graduate Diploma in Management
IMI New DelhiPost Graduate Diploma in Management
Xavier University Bhubaneswar (XUB)MBA- Business Management & other MBA programmes
Great Lakes Institute of Management, ChennaiPost Graduate Diploma in Management
T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) ManipalPost Graduate Diploma in Management
K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, MumbaiPost Graduate Diploma in Management

Two Year MBA Colleges Accepting GMAT Score for Foreign Students

About almost 500+ of the best MBA colleges in India are accepting the GMAT score of foreign Students for admission. These foreign students include students of Foreign Origin, Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) and the Persons of Indian Origin (PIO).

Here are some of the colleges that offer admission for foreign students-

2 Year MBA College accepting GMAT score for Foreign StudentsTitle of the 2-year flagship MBA programme
IIM AhmedabadPost Graduate (MBA) Programme
IIM BangaloreMaster of Business Administration
IIM CalcuttaMaster of Business Administration
IIM LucknowPost Graduate Programme in Management
IIM IndorePost Graduate Programme in Management
XLRI JamshedpurPost Graduate Diploma in Management
SPJIMR MumbaiPost Graduate Diploma in Management
MDI GurgaonPost Graduate Programme in Management
IMI New DelhiPost Graduate Diploma in Management
Xavier University BhubaneswarMaster of Business Administration

With the several opportunities available for the GMAT and the colleges that are accepting India, you and many students can take up the advantages and seize the opportunities to get into the best Business Schools in India.

Remember that if you’re preparing for the GMAT exam, then prepare for it the best possible way. You need to score above 750 to get into consideration into the Colleges. If you get a lower grade score then, it will be impossible to get into the best schools.

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