During the past five testing years, over 1 million GMAT exams have been taken, globally, by individuals interested in pursuing graduate management education. The GMAT exam is an important part of the admissions process for more than 7,300 graduate management programs worldwide. A total of 156,453 GMAT exams were taken by prospective business school students around the world in testing year 2021 (TY2021), which ran from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. In addition, GMAT examinees sent a total of 301,107 score reports to graduate-level management programs across the globe.
This report summarizes five-year global GMAT testing trends for:
- GMAT exams taken by citizenship,
- GMAT exams taken by gender,
- Mean age of GMAT examinees,
- Mean GMAT Total Score, and
- GMAT score-sending breakdowns by program type (MBA, business master’s, and doctoral/other), for TY2021.
Mean GMAT Total Scores and mean age of examinees are provided for groups with five or more exams taken and 10 or more score reports sent.
You can download the full official report here.
GMAT™ Online Exam
In April 2020, GMAC introduced the GMAT™ Online Exam, which is an online and remote proctored version of the test-center-based GMAT™ exam. Candidate exam-taking and score-sending information originating from both test center and online versions of the GMAT™ exam has been incorporated into this report for TY2020 onward.