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GMAT Eligibility



  • There is no minimum age limit for taking the GMAT examination.
  • A test taker, who is above 18 years old, can take GMAT without any parental authorization.
  • A test taker between 13 and 17 years must get an authorization from a parent or legal guardian to take the GMAT.

Educational Qualifications:

  • The GMAT is used for admission to educational programs that require applicants to have undergraduate degrees.
  • However, the GMAT itself does not require any minimum educational qualification.
  • As the GMAT scores are valid for 5 years, you can take the GMAT examination even before you complete your undergraduate degree.


  • Candidates of any nationality can take the GMAT.
  • The examination is conducted in over 600 centers in 114 countries. Test center regulations and requirements for identity proof are different in different parts of the world.
  • A valid passport is accepted as a proof of identity at every GMAT test center, anywhere in the world.

Number of Attempts:

  • After taking the GMAT, you must wait for at least 16 days before you can take it again.
  • You cannot take the GMAT more than five times in any 12-month period.
  • You cannot take the GMAT more than 8 times over your lifetime. If you get a perfect score of 800, you cannot repeat the exam for at least the next 5 years.

Important GMAT information for test takers:

  • In India, the only identification proof accepted at every GMAT test center is a valid passport.
  • Unless the passport is valid on the day of the test, the candidate will not be allowed to take the GMAT examination.
  • The first name, last name and date of birth given at the time of registration must match with the corresponding details on identification proof presented by the test taker on the day of the test.
  • Registration on is required to book a test date.
  • Registration details are usually confirmed within 2 days after which a GMAT appointment can be booked.

More information about GMAT eligibility, test taking requirements & regulations in India is available here:

The GMAT Handbook

GMAC, the owner and administrator of the GMAT, publishes The GMAT handbook, which is a comprehensive guide about the GMAT. Test takers have to agree to terms and conditions stated in the handbook when they register for the exam. The handbook covers a range of valuable and important information regarding the GMAT such as rights and responsibilities of test takers, registration and scheduling instructions, fees policies, and procedures.

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