What is GMAT Exam?

The full form of GMAT is Graduate Management Admission Test. It is a crucial step for Nepalese students aspiring to join prestigious graduate management programs like MBA and Finance-related courses in top global business schools. This computer-adaptive exam evaluates your writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in English. With fees around NPR 22,800 for the test centre and NPR 24,600 for online mode, a strong GMAT score, combined with other application elements, significantly enhances your chances of acceptance. 

It is essential to get a good GMAT score so that you get admission to your preferred university. It is always a good idea to study abroad so that you get better exposure and your chances of getting a well-paid job are also higher. Remember, 9 out of 10 new MBA enrollments happen with a GMAT exam score, making it your passport to the preferred business school. Read further to learn more about the GMAT exam, how to book GMAT date in Nepal, the GMAT exam fee in Nepal, and much more.

GMAT vs GMAT Focus Edition

A new pattern for the GMAT, known as the GMAT Focus Edition 2023, has been introduced. It has a shorter set of topics and will start on 29th August 2023. The new GMAT Focus Edition for 2023 introduces a streamlined exam pattern. The difference between GMAT and GMAT Focus Edition is tabulated below.



GMAT Focus Edition

Exam Structure

4 sections; Quantitative Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, Integrated Reasoning & Analytical Writing Assessment

3 sections; Quantitative Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning & Data Insights

Total Number of Questions



Review & Edit Feature



Score Reports

Scores are reported on a fixed scale & have a percentile ranking

Improved score report with detailed performance insights

GMAT Exam Fees 

USD 275 (NPR 36,792)

USD 275 (NPR 36,792)

Test Duration

3 hours & 8 minutes

2 hours & 15 minutes

Sections Overview

Quantitative Reasoning - 62 minutes for 31 questions
Verbal Reasoning - 65 minutes for 36 questions
Integrated Reasoning - 30 minutes for 12 questions
Analytical Writing - 30 minutes for 1 question

Quantitative Reasoning - 45 minutes for 21 questions
Verbal Reasoning - 45 minutes for 23 questions
Data Insights - 45 minutes for 20 questions





5 years

5 years

GMAT Exam Highlights

GMAT full form

Graduate Management Admission Test

Most popular for

MBA programs

Conducted by

Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)

GMAT exam fee

USD 275 (NPR 36,792)

GMAT score range


Official website 


Phone: +91 120-439-7830

Fax: +91-120-4001660

Why Apply for GMAT?

One of the most popular tests for MBA admissions is GMAT. A couple of reasons why you should consider applying for the GMAT exam are given below.

  • You can take the test online at home or test centre.
  • GMAT scores can be submitted four times more than GRE scores.
  • It is approved and accepted by almost all the top business schools in the world.

GMAT Exam Eligibility

As you might already know, the GMAT exam is attempted by all those who wish to pursue their Master’s in Business Administration. There is no minimum age requirement for attempting the test. If you are below 18 years of age, you will need the consent of your parents or guardian.

GMAT Test Format

The GMAT exam assesses your skills in four aspects. These four sections together constitute the 50 topics. The four sections are given below.

  • Analytical Writing Assessment
  • Integrated Reasoning
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Verbal Reasoning

GMAT Exam Fee

You can take the GMAT exam online at home or a test centre. The GMAT exam fee in Nepal varies for both of these. The GMAT exam fee is USD 275 (NPR 36,792), while it costs USD 250 to take at a test centre. The table below will help you understand better.


Test Centre GMAT

Online GMAT

GMAT Exam Fees in Nepal

USD 250

USD 275

Enhanced Score Report

USD 30


Additional Score Report

USD 35 per report

USD 35 per report

GMAT Score Cancellation

USD 25


Reinstate GMAT Score

USD 50


AWA Rescoring

USD 45

USD 45

GMAT Exam Cancellation Fees

You can cancel the GMAT exam. However, the cancellation charge varies based on the number of days you take to cancel. The table below shows the cancellation charges.


Test Centre GMAT

Online GMAT

More than 60 days prior to the appointment

USD 165 (USD 110 refund)

USD 180 (USD 120 refund)

15 to 60 days prior to the appointment

USD 195 (USD 80 refund)

USD 210 (USD 90 refund)

1 to 14 days prior to the appointment

USD 220 (USD 55 refund)

USD 240 (USD 60 refund)

GMAT Reschedule Fees

You have the option to reschedule your GMAT exam. However, you will be required to pay some amount as a rescheduling fee. The table below will help you understand better.


Test Centre GMAT

Online GMAT

More than 60 days prior to the appointment

USD 55 (NPR 7358)

USD 60 (NPR 8027)

15 to 60 days prior to the appointment

USD 110 (NPR 14,717)

USD 120 (NPR 16,055)

1 to 14 days prior to the appointment

USD 165 (22,075)

USD 180 (NPR 24,082)

GMAT Exam Syllabus and Pattern

The GMAT exam has four sections; quantitative reasoning, Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning and Verbal Reasoning. We have tabulated the GMAT exam syllabus and pattern below for your reference.

Analytical Writing Assessment

In this section, your ability to think critically and communicate will be measured

Integrated Reasoning

This section tests how well you analyse all the data to evaluate information represented in multiple formats

Quantitative Reasoning

This section measures how well you come to conclusions using analytical skills and reasoning

Verbal Reasoning

This section measures how well a candidate reads and understands the written material and evaluates arguments out of it

GMAT Exam Dates 2023-24

There is no fixed date on which you can take the GMAT exam, and you have the option to choose a date you wish based on your convenience. Because the test is conducted online all through the year, you can select a date according to your preference.

GMAT Exam Booking

It is advisable to register for the GMAT exam at least two months before the date on which you wish to take the exam. You can follow the given steps to book a GMAT exam slot.

  • Visit the official website of GMAT.
  • Choose the test centre.
  • Enter your preferred country.
  • Choose up to three centres.
  • Select your preferred test date.

How to Prepare for GMAT?

We have included a few tips you can follow when you prepare for the GMAT exam so that you score a higher point. These tips are given below.

  • Learn about the sections.
  • Make a study plan.
  • Find a good study material.
  • Improve your weakness.
  • Answer all the questions.
  • Keep a watch on the time.
  • Don’t spend time on the questions you don’t know.
  • Practise as much as you can.

How is the GMAT Score Calculated?

If you are planning to attempt the GMAT exam, you should learn in detail about the scoring system. We have tabulated it below so that you get a better idea.



How the Section is Scored

Analytical Writing Assessment


scored in half-point increments

Essays are scored using a machine algorithm and professional raters.

Integrated Reasoning


scored in 1-point increments

This section is scored based on the number of questions answered correctly.

Quantitative Reasoning


scored in 1-point increments

This section is scored based on: the number of questions answered, the number of questions answered correctly & level of difficulty of the questions answered.

Verbal Reasoning


scored in 1-point increments

This section is scored based on: the number of questions answered, the number of questions answered correctly & the level of difficulty of the questions answered

Total Score


scored in 10-point increments

Total scores are based on Quantitative and Verbal Reasoning section results.

GMAT Score Validity

The GMAT score is valid for up to five years. It is always a good idea to take the GMAT exam, as most top companies ask for a good GMAT score for jobs. If you are not satisfied with your test result, you can retake the GMAT exam. However, you can take the test only five times in one year.

How to Check GMAT Result?

You can check your GMAT result online. The steps to be followed for the same are given below.

  • Log in to your account at the official website.
  • Take GMAT exams.
  • Click the “View Official Scores” button.
  • Enter your Date of Birth.
  • Click the “View Score Report”.

GMAT Score

It is always best to have a high GMAT exam score so that the chances of you getting admission to a top business school abroad are higher. The minimum score accepted will vary depending on the business school.

GMAT Mean Score

Before you plan to attempt the GMAT exam, it is advisable to get an idea of the mean score. It is expected to get a GMAT score of at least 700 if you plan to study at top business schools in the UK or the USA.

GMAT Accepting Universities

Almost all the top universities and business schools in the world accept GMAT scores. Additionally, you need a pretty good GMAT score to get admission to top business schools as well. We have tabulated the top universities that accept GMAT scores below.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Harvard University

Stanford University

University of British Columbia

University of California, Berkeley

University of Western Ontario

University of Melbourne

London Business School

University of Toronto

University of Chicago

GMAT vs GRE: Which is Easier?

Both GMAT and GRE follow a different pattern, and it is not easy to categorise one as easy and another as difficult. Moreover, GMAT is considered the best choice for admission to top business schools to study abroad. However, the Quantitative Reasoning section of the GRE is considered a bit easier than GMAT. On the other hand, the Verbal Reasoning section of GMAT is considered easier than GRE.

We hope that you would have obtained all information related to the GMAT overview. You can read our blogs to get detailed information on GMAT eligibility, GMAT results and scores etc. If you have any further doubts, you can contact AECC’s counsellors. We are available anytime to offer you FREE guidance on university applications, visas, scholarships, and more.


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