The GMAT score is significant for students aspiring to pursue their MBAs abroad. In India, the year 2020 saw a count of 26, 129 test-takers. During the pandemic, majorly people opted for the online GMAT exam. The percentage of male test-takers was 2.6%, whereas that of females was 2%. The GMAT mean score of 2020 was 602. 

GMAT Score 2021 based on Locations

Participation of candidates inthe GMAT exam is increasing every year. The percentage of GMAT Exams according to the geographical locations are mentioned below:

Name of LocationPercentage
East and Southeast Asia38%
United States28%
Central and South Asia15%
Western Europe8%
Mexico, the Caribbean, and Latin America3%
Middle East2%
Eastern Europe2%
Australia and Pacific Islands0.36%

Top GMAT Score Sending Destinations of 2019

The mean score of the Indian candidates is increased with the competition of the average GMAT score worldwide. The comparison of GMAT score between the other nation and India are mentioned below:

Country/ RegionScores Sent in 2019% of Total Scores Sent in 2019
United States273,68963.8%
United Kingdom25,8476.0%

GMAT Score Obtained by Indians Over the Years

There has been quite a change in the GMAT score in India over the last few years. Below is the data of the mean GMAT score from the year 2016 to 2020.

201620172018201920202020 Online Exam

From this GMAT location trend report, the following factors are identified:

  • The online GMAT exam in 2020 has achieved the highest score over the years
  • The lowest is noticed in 2016 with 577

GMAT Scores Based on Programs

Based on GMAT score candidates get opportunities in graduate management programs, such as MBA and Masters in Finance related courses in top business schools across the world. There are very few exams widely acceptable as GMAT. Globally 9 out of 10 MBA enrolments are done based on GMAT Score. More than 2,300 business schools accept GMAT scores worldwide for admission. Almost 650 testing centers in 114 countries accept the GMAT Exam.

Below is the list that will throw light on the scores sent to different degrees – MBA, master’s, and doctoral programs.

The list mentioned below explain the choice of programs based on the Percentage of Scores obtained in the GMAT Exam:

Top Program TypesPercentage of Scores
MBA, full time, 2 years36.2%
MBA, full time, less than2 years10.9%
Master in Finance8.8%
MBA, part-time6.4%
Master in Accounting5.9%
Master in Management6.5%
Master in Data Analytics or Data Science4.6%
Ph.D./Doctorate in Business3.5%
Postgraduate diploma3.4%
Online MBA2.1%

Recent updates in GMAT

GMAC announces to accept the Aadhar Card as valid ID proof for the GMAT Online Exam: GMAC has announced to accept Aadhar Card as valid ID proof for the GMAT Online exam for a larger Indian student base. Candidates should require a valid Aadhar Card during the online exam registration process, as valid ID proof. Previously the GMAT test center would only accept a valid passport as ID proof.

Covid-19 ALERT: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council) cancelled the test-centre-based GMAT exams for candidates. On April-15th-2020, the GMAC administrator of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) announced the release of the GMAT Online exam. For the GMAT Online exam, GMAC considers the availability of online GMAT exams throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and provides additional online test appointments for the GMAT exam currently to July 17. By considering all the uncertainty GMAC will continue to open additional appointment dates. They can cancel fees across both the online and test center exams for extended flexibility for test-takers.

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