Graduate Management Admission Test, predominantly known as GMAT, is an internationally accepted entrance exam conducted for admission into postgraduate degree and diploma level courses in the field of management. The test is conducted in different test centers spread all over the world, including India. GMAT scores play an important role in deciding whether the candidates would get admission into the aforementioned courses, in reputed B-Schools, management colleges and universities in India. However, many colleges conduct GD (Group Discussion) and Personal Interview (PI) as well, to select the candidates.
Apart from being a very popular entrance exam at the international level, GMAT is also competitive. It also allows the students to choose the test dates as per their convenience and allows them to repeat GMAT. As per the GMAT retake/repeat policies, the candidates can appear for the exam once in every 31 calendar days and not more than five times in a rolling 12-month period. In case, the candidate scores a score of 800 on the exam, then he/she will be prohibited from testing for five years from the date of exam. In case of cancellation of score from a test administration within that time period by the candidate, Pearson VUE and/or GMAC, retest policy will be applicable. In case of appearing for GMAT more often than allowed, new scores will not be reported and the entire test fee will be forfeit.
The possibility of prohibiting candidate from future GMAT testing is also there. The retest policies are applicable, in case, if violation is not immediately identified due to any circumstances and your test scores are reported. In such cases, GMAT scores will be canceled and the score report recipients will be notified of the cancellation. In case of appeal regarding retest policy, to be more precise, to appear for the test more than five times in a 12-month period, a written application needs to be submitted. Requests will be considered only after the fifth test. Exceptions to the re-test policy are entirely discretionary and will be granted only for compelling reasons.