GMAT Exam Dates 2024: When and How to Schedule Your GMAT 2024 Exam Dates?

29 November, 2023
parthiva mewawala

The GMAT, the world’s most popular standardised graduate business school test, is taken annually by over 2 lakh candidates in more than 60 countries. It is the most crucial exam for all those looking to secure a seat in a top-tier MBA or MiM program. But with so many students vying to take the GMAT (many of them multiple times), scheduling your exam on your desired date at your desired centre can seem like a struggle. Fortunately, the GMAT is held all year round in 16 cities across India. You also have the option to take the GMAT online test from your home any time of the year.

This opens up many opportunities for students to take the GMAT when ready and still leaves enough time for a possible retake and further admission procedures. In this blog, we’ll cover the GMAT exam dates for January and February 2024, considered the ideal time for the fall intake, and the respective centres. We’ll also include tips on finding the right time to book your test, so you have no issues.

 

Factors to keep in mind when looking at GMAT exam dates for 2024

 

While there are very few restrictions on giving the GMAT, given its inclusivity, a few pointers must be adhered to.

 

  1. While hypothetically, it is possible to book an exam slot just 24 hours before the test date, in practice, this can become a stretch. Most slots get filled months in advance. If you look for a last-minute booking, you’ll either be forced to travel to a different city or not get an open slot at all.
  2. You can give the GMAT 5 times in a 365-day period and 8 times in total. While it is improbable that you’ll end up giving more than 3 attempts, it is still important to heed this number.
  3. Remember, most students take the GMAT at least twice. Make sure you leave enough time between your first attempt and the application deadline for another GMAT attempt.
  4. There should be a minimum gap of 16 days between two consecutive attempts.

 

With these pointers in mind, let’s move on to how to pick the right slot out of so many GMAT exam dates.

 

How to choose the right GMAT exam date in 2024?

 

The registration fees for attempting the GMAT in India is $250, equating to nearly Rs. 21,000. That amount can be steep for many people, making it all the more critical to choose the right GMAT exam date and slot. Booking it too early can leave you underprepared, and booking it too late will not leave you enough time for a retake. 

 

Here’s how our mentors suggest you should go about this:

 

  1. First, write down your application deadlines – most application deadlines for the fall intake end by February, with some stretching into March. Many schools also let you submit your test scores a few days after the application deadline. You’ll need to confirm this with your target schools.
  2. This means your test needs to be taken before March at the most. Considering you’ll need at least a month to prepare, your ideal date falls at the beginning of January 2024. 
  3. Giving your first attempt in early Jan also leaves you just enough time to squeeze out a second attempt during the end of January or the beginning of February.
  4. Booking slots for both tests at least a month in advance is generally advised to avoid any last-minute hassles.

 

Now that you know when you should take your GMAT exam, let’s look at all the available GMAT exam dates in 2024 and the centres you can choose from.

 

GMAT exam dates – January 2024 – February 2024

 

Exam CentreGMAT Dates 2024
AmritsarJanuary 2024: 2, 4, 8, 10, 17, 24
February 2024: 5, 12, 13
AhmedabadJanuary 2024: 2, 4, 8, 10, 17, 24
February 2024: 5, 12, 13
BengaluruJanuary 2024: 2, 4, 8, 10, 17, 24
February 2024: 5, 12, 13
BhopalJanuary 2024: 1-5, 8-12, 15-19, 22-26
February 2024: 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15
ChennaiJanuary 2024: 2, 4, 8, 10. 17, 24
February 2024: 2, 4, 8, 10, 17, 24, and 29
CochinJanuary 2024: 1-5, 8-12, 15-19, 22-25
February 2024: 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14
GurugramJanuary 2024: 2, 4, 8, 10, 17, 24
February 2024: 5, 12, 13
HyderabadJanuary 2024: 2, 4, 8, 10, 17, 24
February 2024: 5, 12
JaipurJanuary 2024: 1-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27
February 2024: 1, 2, 3, 5-10, 12-15
MumbaiJanuary 2024: 1-2, 4, 8, 10, 17, 24
February 2024: 5, 12, 13
MysoreJanuary 2024: 1-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27
February 2024: 1-10, 12-15
NagpurJanuary 2024: 2-6, 8-13, 16-20, 22-25, 27
February 2024: 1-3, 5-10, 12-15
New DelhiJanuary 2024: 2, 4, 8, 10, 17, 24
February 2024: 5, 12, 13
NoidaJanuary 2024: 2, 4, 8, 10, 17, 24
February 2024: 5, 12, 13
PilaniJanuary 2024: 14, 28
February 2024: 11
PuneJanuary 2024: 1-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-25, 27
February 2024: 1-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-25, 27, 29, 30, 31
RanchiJanuary 2024: 1-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27
February 2024: 1-10, 12-15
SuratJanuary 2024: 2, 4, 8, 10, 17, 24
February 2024: 5, 12, 13
VijayawadaJanuary 2024: 1-5, 8-12, 15-19, 22-26
February 2024: 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15

 

 

How to schedule your GMAT exam in 2024?

 

GMAT has made it easy to schedule a test at your convenience. Just follow these steps, and you’ll be on your way.

 

  1. Visit the mba.com website and create an account by filling in some basic information about yourself.
  2. Once your mba.com account is created, use the details to log back in and go to your My Account page.
  3. You’ll find the Register button there. Click on it, and you’ll be redirected to the registration portal.
  4. Just fill out the details asked, including personal, academic, and work history. You might also be asked to upload some documents, such as your photograph and signature.
  5. You can also immediately schedule your exam at your preferred test centre. Choose your appointment time and pay the registration fees.
  6. You’ll receive an email with the acknowledgement and confirmation of your payment receipt, as well as the exam appointment.

Keep in mind that cancelling or rescheduling your GMAT, while possible, will be expensive. Cancellations only net a return of around $50, while rescheduling can cost anywhere between $50 and 250$ depending on when you reschedule. Keep all our tips in mind before booking your GMAT exam. If you have any other doubts regarding the GMAT exam dates in 2024, feel free to fill out this form to have a quick conversation with our mentors.