The Graduate Management Admission Test ®

Test Description: The GMAT exam is a standardized assessment, delivered in English, which helps business schools assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in business and management.

By taking the GMAT exam, you have a better chance of being targeted by business schools that are a good match for you and learning more about their programs and admissions processes. You can help them find you by creating an profile and opting in to being contacted by schools.

Format and Timing: The GMAT exam consists of three main parts, the Analytical Writing Assessment, the Quantitative section, and the Verbal section. You have three and a half hours in which to take the GMAT exam, but plan for a total time of approximately four hours.

The four hour and thirty minute GMAT exams with the additional items will be delivered during the following time periods:

November 19 through November 24, 2010

July 5 through August 12, 2011

January 3 through January 8, 2012

ID Requirement: GMAT ID requirements are strictly enforced. It is your responsibility to read and understand the instructions and requirements. If you do not present appropriate ID, you will not be admitted to the test center and will forfeit your entire test fee. Please refer to the GMAT website for a complete list of ID requirements.

Registration: You may register for the test online, by phone, by mail, or by fax. Specific instructions are available on the GMAT website.

Test Dates: This exam is given several times per month. These dates are scheduled at various times to accommodate examinee class and work schedules. You can obtain a list of test dates by visiting the GMAT Web-site.

“For more information pertaining to the University of Arkansas Graduate School of Business application deadlines, visit It is recommended that the GMAT be taken at least one month prior to the application deadline. Upon completion of the exam, you will receive your unofficial score report. Please email to determine if your score falls within admissibility range. If not, we advise retaking the GMAT. You must wait one month before retesting. Visit for more information about the Walton Graduate School of Business.“

University of Arkansas | Office of Testing Services