Do you have a knack for setting up or managing a startup or business in Pakistan or globally? Does solving analytical problems through reasoning intrigue and interest you like a well-devised maze? Are your convincing powers and initiatives commendable in the views of your peers and teacher?
If yes, you are the perfect match for business studies. Okay. What next now? How to get enrolled in a business studies degree? What is the exact procedure? Stick to this article, and you will know all the answers ensuring your enrolment in the course and business school suitable to you.
Students aspiring to get a degree in business studies can do so by taking the GMAT, the Graduate Management Admission Test. Being one of the most widely recognized management tests, the GMAT is accepted at more than 2,000 business schools worldwide. Amazing, right?
What is GMAT?
GMAT is regulated by the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC). It is administered throughout the year at various official test centers. GMAC offers separate test centers list for students studying abroad and the ones in It is regulated by the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC).
Moreover, it is a multiple-choice, computer-based, and computer-adaptive standardized exam that requires a certain score to be achieved by an aspirant for business studies (MBA program).
Along with GMAT score, business school applications also consider aspects like
- Work experience
- Academic record and supporting materials
When to Take GMAT in Pakistan?
Be clear about the university or business school you want to join and also, the course you want to take. Considering this, select a suitable time for taking your GMAT. Try deciding on a test date that grants you 2-months preparation time and sufficient time to fill the application forms for your chosen degree as well.
Manage your time and dates before randomly deciding to take the test on a given day.
How to Register for GMAT in Pakistan?
Now, for the topic of our blog. So the registration process in Pakistan can be carried out through these means:
- By telephone call
Way 1: Through Telephone Call
In Pakistan, there are three GMAT test centers:
In order to schedule your test appointment by phone, the enthusiasts need to use the following telephone numbers based on their location:
- In Asia Pacific: +603 8318-9961 (functional from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. AEST)
- In India: +91 (0) 120 439 7830, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. IST – Fax: +603 8319 1092
Once the appointment gets approved, the candidates pay the GMAT appointment fee that amounts to US$250 – around 39,00 Pakistani rupees. Quite an amount, and thus, the preparation shall be done accordingly.
Preferred modes of payment for GMAT are:
- Credit card (Visa, Master Card, American Express or JCB)
- Debit card (Visa and Master card only)
Apart from these, money order, cashier’s check, and personal check are valid only for mailed forms. Since mailing becomes a bit problematic, candidates prefer the methods mentioned before.
Way 2: Online Registration
Step 1 – Sign up on mba.com
Log on to mba.com. Clicking ‘sign up’ located on the top right corner will redirect you to the sign-up page that asks the following information from the applicants:
- First name
- Last name
- E-mail address
Step 2 – Initiate the GMAT registration process
To start registering for the GMAT, click on the Exams tab on the top of the page, and you will be redirected to another page. Click on ‘Register Now,’ and you will be taken to the profile creation page.
On this page, the following inquiries will be made from you:
- Title (Mr., Ms., Mrs., Dr.)
- First Name
- Middle Name(s)
- Last Name
- Suffix, if applicable (Jr., Sr., II, III, IV)
- E-mail address
Once you fill all the above information, click on the button, ‘Next,’ to fill up your personal information.
Step 3 – Enter your personal information
At this step, you will have to provide the following information:
- Country/ Region of residence
- Primary telephone number
- Correspondence language (preferably English)
Once you click ‘Next,’ the next page will ask for some more details:
- Date of Birth
- Country of citizenship
- First or native language (optional)
- Second language (optional)
- Third language (optional)
Now for your communication preferences. It will enquire if you want to
- connect with graduate business schools, scholarship organizations and strategic partners of GMAC who participate in the GMASS service
- receive the information via SMS/ text
Step 4: Enter Optional Information
The information asked at this step will be entirely optional, so you can easily choose to skip this step. This page asks for following academic information:
- Highest level of education attended
- The institution from where you got your degree
- Month and year of graduation or expected graduation
- Undergraduate major or primary field of study
- Undergraduate secondary field of study
- Overall undergraduate GPA
Next, some questions about work experience and plans for business school will be asked. For instance, Which job and industry you plan to work after graduating?
Step 5 – Verify your profile
After verification, the candidate will click on ‘save the profile.’ At this juncture, the information provided is almost complete.
Step 6: Schedule your GMAT exam
For this step, up to 3 test centers nearest to your preferred location will be selected. Make a wise choice to avoid any glitches on the test day. Now, you will be asked to choose a date for the test.
Step 7 – Pay the GMAT registration fee
This is the last and most important part of the registration process. You’ll be asked to verify the appointment details. A time-lapse of 15 minutes to complete your order will be allocated.
Click next, and you’ll move to the payments page. Complete the payment, and once it is completed, you will receive the ‘Official GMAT Exam Confirmation’ e-mail from GMAC. Job done!
Rescheduling the GMAT Test in Pakistan
Anything can happen just days before the test. Maybe you’re out of the city or stuck in some important plans. You needn’t worry about such a matter. You may retake the test by paying a US $60 rescheduling fee – about 9,300 Pakistani rupees.
With this detailed plan of filling out the application for the GMAT and submitting the test fee, we hope we have made the task easier for you to carry out. Best of luck!