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 Location||Percentage|
|East and Southeast Asia||38%|
|Central and South Asia||15%|
|Mexico, the Caribbean, and Latin America||3%|
|Australia and Pacific Islands||0.36%|
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/ Region||Scores Sent in 2019||% of Total Scores Sent in 2019|
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.
|2016||2017||2018||2019||2020||2020 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 Types||Percentage of Scores|
|MBA, full time, 2 years||36.2%|
|MBA, full time, less than2 years||10.9%|
|Master in Finance||8.8%|
|Master in Accounting||5.9%|
|Master in Management||6.5%|
|Master in Data Analytics or Data Science||4.6%|
|Ph.D./Doctorate in Business||3.5%|
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.