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30 Jun 2017, 22:23
Hi,
Although validity of GMAT as per GMAC is 5 years, is it correct that many of the top rated Business Schools around the world only accept scores attained before 3 years or the '5 year validity' is a universally accepted principle across all schools?
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01 Jul 2017, 01:00
rajit wrote:
Hi,
Although validity of GMAT as per GMAC is 5 years, is it correct that many of the top rated Business Schools around the world only accept scores attained before 3 years or the '5 year validity' is a universally accepted principle across all schools?

Nope.
Your GMAT is valid for five years.
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01 Jul 2017, 01:35
rajit wrote:
Hi,
Although validity of GMAT as per GMAC is 5 years, is it correct that many of the top rated Business Schools around the world only accept scores attained before 3 years or the '5 year validity' is a universally accepted principle across all schools?

GMAT score is valid up to five years and it is true that MOST Schools accept GMAT Score attained within 5 year range from application. But few schools have ONLY 3 years backet of acceptance of a gmat score. Here are valid links from school itself and mba.com that say the same thing:

mba.com
http://www.mba.com/india/plan-for-busin ... -iimc.aspx

GMAT score: Valid GMAT score taken within 36 months from date of application.

iimc:
https://www.iimcal.ac.in/programs/pgpex ... y-criteria
Valid GMAT Score (taken within last 36 months of application date).
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01 Jul 2017, 02:20
Hi,
Dont worry.
Your score is surely valid for 5 years.
B Schools will not show partiality on fresh score over aged one.
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01 Jul 2017, 02:43
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rajit wrote:
Hi,
Although validity of GMAT as per GMAC is 5 years, is it correct that many of the top rated Business Schools around the world only accept scores attained before 3 years or the '5 year validity' is a universally accepted principle across all schools?

Most of the schools accept GMAT scores for 5 years, however, it is worth checking for some specific schools which you are applying for if they accept it.

I have seen some schools clearly stating on their website on the requirement for GMAT within 36 months.

So ideal thing would be finalize the colleges to which you would like to apply and check the criteria for those schools to be 100% sure.

Hope this helps.
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