To be specific, there are no fixed dates to take the GMAT exam as it is conducted throughout the year. In order to sit for the test, you will need to register yourself for the exam on the official GMAT website and select the GMAT exam date and examination center as per your convenience and proceed with paying the registration fee. A GMAT applicant can take the exam up to 5 times in a 12-month calendar year with a gap of 16 days from the previous attempt and not more than 8 times in his/her entire lifetime(effective December 17, 2016).
Ideally, studying for the GMAT exam is pretty time-consuming. You need to have a rigorous preparation strategy in place and dedicate at least 3-4 months and 80-100 hours to be able to complete the entire GMAT syllabus before the exam. Top GMAT scorers usually spend 100+ hours on an average, studying for the test day. They set up the GMAT exam date in such a way so that they are able to use up their precious prep time in studying all important topics and save enough later for practicing and revising key concepts.
As a GMAT applicant, ensure that you spend adequate time and cover all important concepts and attempt mock tests, practice from sample papers to understand the GMAT test pattern thoroughly. As we are aware that GMAT is a computer-adaptive test wherein the question-type changes with the difficulty level of the previous set. It is advisable that you take up a full-length timed diagnostic test to get a hang of the exam format and thereby also improve your time management skills for each section. If your GMAT preparation is in full swing, you can adopt a 1-month study plan. On the contrary, if you are a full-time working professional or a student fresh out of college, in that case, we would recommend you to follow a 3-month study plan.
Nonetheless, it’s your call to decide and understand how much time you need to spend preparing for the GMAT exam and design a study schedule per your suitability. At BYJU’s, we guide you throughout your GMAT preparation. You can subscribe to BYJU’S GMAT YouTube channel and check out the solution link given below: