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The GMAT Study Plan: 700+ Club’s Timetable for Success
1. Registration
2. GMAT Study Plan: How long does it take to study?
3. GMAT Exam Day
4. How long does it take to get GMAT test results?
5. School’s Acquisition of the Official Score Report
6. Total GMAT Timetable

The GMAT Study Plan: 700+ Club’s Timetable for Success

Time is ticking, do you have a GMAT study guide mapped out? How long from registration to completion for schools to receive your score report? Read on to plan your time like a business whiz!

Registration

Time Needed: 15-30 minutes

Depending how readily available your personal information is, your GMAT registration could take a mere 15 minutes. If you choose to have a customer service representative handle the forms for you, it will take longer and incur a processing fee. 700+ Club breaks down the registration process into clear, easy steps here!

GMAT Study Plan: How long does it take to study?

Time Needed: 90 hours +/-

It’s recommended to register for the GMAT anywhere from 2 months minimum to 6 months maximum in advance. Successful MBA admits claim that they logged over 90 study hours to ace the GMAT, but it is all tailored to your study focuses and strengths. Check out our preparation courses and see what works best for you!

GMAT Exam Day

Time Needed: 3.5 hours

Your test day is here, and you’re going to smash it! Use our checklist to make sure you have everything you need to be successful. The test is composed of four parts :

  1. Analytical Writing- 30 minutes
  2. Verbal Reasoning- 65 minutes
  3. Quantitative- 62 minutes
  4. Integrated Reasoning- 30 minutes

How long does it take to get GMAT test results?

Time Needed: Online GMAT- 7 business days or less

Offline GMAT- 20 calendar days or less

Reinstated GMAT- 20 calendar days or less

The hardest part is over, congratulations! Now all you must do is hurry up and wait. The online GMAT exam score will be processed within 7 business days; the in-person GMAT processed between five to twenty days. 

If you chose to cancel your score and reinstate the report, add an additional five to twenty days to your timetable.

School’s Acquisition of the Official Score Report

Time Needed: Online GMAT- 24 hours

Offline GMAT- 3 weeks or less

Once you approve the scores (if you took the offline exam) and receive the Official Score Report, schools should receive the paper copy within three weeks. The online GMAT system will send the electronic OSR within 24 hours.

Total GMAT Timetable

A key note is to pace your exam appointment date at LEAST 3 months prior to admissions opening for your business school picks. B-Schools usually conduct three rounds of admissions:

Round 1: September/October

Round 2: Early January

Round 3: March/April

Keeping this in mind is vital so you don’t miss out on an admission round and have to postpone your entry.

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