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GMAT FAQ's

Do I need to write IELTS/TOEFL if I’m already appearing for GMAT?

This depends on whether the B-school(s) that you are applying to needs you to submit your IELTS/TOEFL score. Please speak to your consultant for more details.

Are the IMS tests Adaptive?

You get access to 15 IMS tests. 10 tests are linear and 5 tests are adaptive.

I would like to avail the advanced program from IMS. How can I?

You can upgrade to Advanced sessions of GMAT by connecting with our Education Advisors (EA’s) either by calling or walking into the nearest IMS center or through an email and thereby enrolling/upgrading for the relevant program.

I would like to avail the admission consulting services from IMS. How can I?

If you are a Non-IMS student then you need to get in touch with one of our Education Advisors (EA’s) either by calling or walking in to the nearest IMS center or requesting to schedule an appointment with you through our website www.imsindia.com. In case you are already an IMS classroom student then you can upgrade you program with consulting services by enrolling in a relevant program by connecting with your local IMS center.

When do the applications for Universities start?

Well, that depends very much on what kind of course are you applying for and in which Countries. To put it in a nutshell, a common trend across all the Geographies can be seen as follows:
For Masters Courses:
Fall semesters – September/October onwards for next year Fall intake.
Spring semesters – April/May onwards for next year Spring intake.

What is a good GMAT score?

A good GMAT score is a one that will get you an Admit. B-Schools use many parameters to evaluate a candidate besides his/her GMAT score. Still, as a safe practice, one can say that a good GMAT score is one that is equal to your target school’s median or average score, and a great GMAT score is one that exceeds the school’s median or average. Another useful rule of thumb for ensuring that your GMAT score will be considered “good enough” for admission to your target school is to aim for at least 80 percentile in every section to show a balanced score on overall basis.

Is it common to retake the GMAT?

Yes. Approx 20% of those who take the GMAT® are actually retakers.

How many times can i retake the GMAT?

While there is no cap to the number of attempts, you can take the GMAT® up to 5 times in a calendar year (365 days from the first attempt).

I am not happy with my GMAT score. Can I retake the GMAT?

Yes. You can retake the GMAT® again – 16 days after your GMAT® attempt.

How important are GMAT sectional scores?

Unlike the popular belief that getting a 700 out of 800 on the total GMAT® score is all that is required, B-school admission committees actually look at your scores minutely. Your AWA score, IR score, Verbal section score and Quantitative score are all weighed by the B-schools, not just your total score. Different admission committees have different requirements – while some B-schools look for a balanced score across all sections, few others look for a high quantitative section score.