GMAT Scores: India

This was a highly requested post! If you’d like a version of this post but for your country (China? France? Etc.?), please comment to let us know. 🙂

Also, while we have a lot of students from all over the world (including lots from India), Magoosh is located in the United States, so our knowledge is somewhat limited! Feel free to discuss what it’s like to study for the GMAT in India, or be a business student in India, or anything else in the comments with your fellow students.

The Initial Stats

GMAC compiles a report every few years, and 2014 is the most recent year with this data:

   India (2014)  US (2014)  Worldwide  (2014)
 Total exams taken  23,315  110,878  243,539
 Men  17,257  65,372  138,053
 Women  6,058  45,506  105,476
 Mean Age  25.50  26.50  25.80
 Mean Score  576  532  550
 Applying to MBA programs  86.00%  74.20%  66.70%
 Applying to non-MBA Master’s  12.10%  22.60%  30.20%
 Applying to Doctoral/Other  2.00%  3.10%  3.10%


 India  US  Worldwide
 % Male Test-Takers  74.02%  58.96%  56.69%
 % Female Test-Takers  25.98%  41.04%  43.31%

What is the average (mean) GMAT score of students in India?

As you can see in the chart above, it’s 576, which is higher than both the US (532) and worldwide (550) average!

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Taking the GMAT in India

How many international business students in the US are from India?

This Forbes article lists a few interesting facts about Indian students in America

  • In 2014, the number of Indian students in the United States was 102,673 (second only to China)
  • 11.7% of these students are studying business
  • 59.5% of these students are graduate-level students (as opposed to undergraduate)
  • Indian students contribute an estimated $3.3 billion to the US economy

GMAT vs. CAT in India

What are the Indian schools that accept the GMAT?

From the GMAC website, here is the list of schools/programs. We’ve grouped them roughly by location so you can easily research them!

P.S. This is the longest section of this post, and the last one! 🙂

  • Allahabad:
    • IIBM School of Business, Allahabad
  •  Ahmedabad:
    • IIM, Ahmedabad
    • MICA, Ahmedabad
    • Adani Institute of Infrastructure Management, Ahmedabad
  • Amritapuri:
    • Amrita School of Business, Amrita ViswaVidyapeetham, Amritapuri
  • Bangalore:
    • IIM, Bangalore
    • Vanguard Business School, Bangalore
    • School of Business, Alliance University, Bangalore
    • BIMS, Bangalore
    • Acharya School of Management, Bangalore
    • Seshadripuram Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore
    • B I I M, Bangalore
    • IFIM Business School, Bangalore
    • ISBR Business School, Bangalore
    • Seshadripuram Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore
    • International School of Management Excellence, Bangalore
    • IBA, Bangalore
  • Bhubaneswar:
    • XIM, Bhubaneswar
    • Asian School of Business Management (ASBM), Bhubaneswar
    • School of Management, International Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar
  • Calcutta
    • IIM, Calcutta
  • Chennai:
    • Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai
    • School of Management – SRM University, Chennai
    • IFMR, Chennai
    • National Management School, Chennai
    • National Schools of Business and Management Private Limited, Chennai
  • Coimbatore:
    • PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore
  • Dehradun:
    • Doon Business School, Dehradun
  • Delhi:
    • FMS, Delhi
    • ISBF, Delhi
    • NIFT, Delhi
    • Delhi School of Business, Delhi
  • Goa:
    • Goa Institute of Management, Goa
  • Greater Noida
    • School of Management and Entrepreneurship – Shiv Nadar, Mumbai University, Greater Noida
    • IILM Graduate School of Management, Greater Noida
    • G L Bajaj Institute of Management and Research, Greater Nodia
    • Galgotias Business School, Uttar Pradesh, Greater Nodia
    • JRE School of Management, Greater Noida
  • Gurajat:
    • Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Gujarat
  • Gurgaon:
    • MDI, Gurgaon
    • SOIL, Gurgaon
  • Hyderabad:
    • Woxsen School of Business, Hyderabad
    • Asia Graduate School of Business, Hyderabad
    • AIMS School of Business, BangaloreAdministrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad
    • Siva Sivani Institute of Management, Hyderabad
    • International School of Telecom Technology and Management, Hyderabad
  • Indore:
    • IIM, Indore
    • Indian School of Business, Indore
  • Jaipur:
    • Institute of Management, JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur
  • Jamnagar:
    • Faculty of Management, Mody Institute of Technology and Science, Jamnagar
  • Jamshedpur:
    • XLRI, Jamshedpur
  • Kolkata:
    • IISWBM, Kolkata
    • Indian Institute of Social Welfare & Business Mgmt., Kolkata
    • Praxis Business School, Kolkata
  • Kozhikode:
    • IIM, Kozhikode
  • Lucknow:
    • IIM, Lucknow
  • Manipal:
    • TAPMI, Manipal
  • Mumbai:
    • S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai
    • School of Management, NMIMS, Mumbai
    • K.J.Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai
    • National Institute of Securities Markets, Mumbai
    • Prin. L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai
    • TISS, Mumbai
    • ITM, Mumbai
    • Centre for Management, Mumbai
    • MISB Bocconi – Bocconi India, Mumbai
  • Mysore:
    • Mysore Royal Academy, MYRA School of Business, Mysore
    • SDM Institute for Management Development, Mysore
  • Navi Mumbai:
    • Aegis School of Business and Telecommunication, Navi Mumbai
  • Neemrana:
    • NIIT, Neemrana (ICICI Business Leadership Program)
  • New Delhi:
    • IILM Institute of Higher Education, New Delhi
    • Apeejay School of Management, New Delhi
    • Amity Institute of Telecom Technology and Management, New Delhi
  • Noida:
    • Birla Institute of Management Technology, Noida
    • Amity Business School, Noida
    • Sunstone Business School, Noida
    • ApeejayStya University, School of Management Sciences, Noida
    • School of Business Studies, Sharda University, Noida
  • Pune:
    • School of Economics, Pune
    • TASMAC, Pune
    • Europe Asia School of Business, Pune
    • FLAME, Pune
    • College of Commerce, Shivaji University, Pune
    • Harihar, Pune
    • School of Telecom Management, Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune
    • Lotus Business School, Pune
    • College of Commerce and Management, Pune
    • Apex Institute of Management, Pune
    • Pune Institute of Business Management, Pune
    • Sadhana Centre for Management & Leadership Development, Pune
  • Raipur:
    • IIM, Raipur
  • Ranchi:
    • IIM, Ranchi
  • Rohtak:
    • IIM, Rohtak
  • Rajasthan:
    • Dept. of Management, BITS Pilani, Rajasthan
  • Secundrabad:
    • Spicer Memorial College, Secundrabad
  • Shillong:
    • IIM, Shillong
  • Sonipat:
    • Jindal Global Business School, O.P Jindal University, Sonipat
  • Surathkal:
    • NIT, Surathkal
  • Tiruchirappalli:
    • IIM, Tiruchirappalli
  • Udaipur:
    • IIM, Udaipur
    • School of Management, Udaipur
  • Vellore
    • VIT Business School, Vellore
  • Visakhapatnam:
    • GITAM School of International Business, Visakhapatnam
  • Multiple locations:
    • ISB, Hyderabad & Mohali
    • IMT, Ghaziabad, Hyderabad, Nagpur & Dubai
    • ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad & Mumbai
    • IIFT, Delhi & Kolkata
    • IMI, New Delhi, Bhubaneswar & Kolkata
    • TERI School of advanced Sciences, TERI University, Delhi, Pune
    • IIT-DMS, Delhi, Kanpur, Bombay, Madras, Roorkee & Kharagpur
    • Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies, Bangalore & Pune
    • Bangalore, Kochi & Coimbatore
    • Bangalore, Mumbai & Guwahati


Sources and additional information

GMAC’s Profile of GMAT Testing: Resident Report (Testing Years 2010 Through 2014)

GMAC’s Prospective Students Survey: 2015 Survey Report

GMAC’s 2008-2012 World Geographic Trend Report

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GMAC’s Application Trends Survey: 2014 Survey Report


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3 Responses to GMAT Scores: India

  1. J April 30, 2016 at 6:19 am #

    Please make a post about Finland. This is a country with very few test takers each year and only one test center, would be interesting to see.

  2. Pingo July 16, 2015 at 8:59 pm #

    Someone will have to confirm whether these GMAT scores are truly relevant in the case of Indian business schools. My understanding is that to submit a GMAT score, you have to count yourself as a “foreign” student. And foreign students have to pay higher fees. Can someone confirm? Can you apply for MBA (PGDM) on the basis of GMAT scores?

    • Tushant mathur July 18, 2015 at 11:00 am #

      Yeah it’s true. For PGDM program in IIMA you have to be a overseas student for the acceptance of your GMAT score.

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