The GMAT exam is given year-round in most locations around the world. The easiest way to register for the GMAT is online at the official GMAT website. You will be given a list of dates, times, and testing centers that are located near you.

The GMAT is changing on April 16, 2018. The Quantitative Reasoning Section will drop from 37 questions in 75 minutes to 31 questions in 65 minutes. The Verbal Reasoning Section will drop from 41 questions in 75 minutes to 36 questions in 65 minutes. GMAC has elected to reduce overall exam time from 4 hours to 3.5 hours (including breaks and instructions) by reducing the number of unscored questions used for research on the exam.

If you are scheduled to take the GMAT before April 16, 2018, you may reschedule if you wish to take the shorter exam. Reschedule before April 11, 2018, for a waiver on your rescheduling fee. Visit for more details.

Registering for the GMAT online

About the GMAT Registration Process

Picking Your Test Date

Schedule your test early enough to ensure that your scores are available by your application deadlines. You can find deadlines for business programs on the “Admissions” tab of our school profiles.

Choosing Time of Day

One of the advantages of the GMAT is that you get to schedule the time of the exam. If you are not a morning person, ask for an afternoon time slot. If you can’t think after midday, ask for a morning time slot. Keep in mind that certain slots get filled quickly, so be sure to register as early as possible.

GMAT Registration Fee

The registration fee is $250 (worldwide). Those who schedule an exam in certain countries will incur taxes. Tax rate information is available at in the GMAT registration section. Note that checks or money orders payable in U.S. dollars must be drawn from banks located in the United States or Canada.

Preparing for Your Test Date

Take a GMAT practice test to see how you stack up and what sections you need to focus on. Ready to start your prep? Find the GMAT prep option that works best for your learning style.