Profile of GMAT Candidates, 2008-09 to 2012-13

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The Profile provides annual data about GMAT test-taker performance and demographics. This report gives schools a snapshot of the potential applicant pool for graduate management programs around the world.


This edition of the Profile summarizes GMAT data over five testing years, from 2008–09 through 2012–13. “Testing years” run from July 1 to June 30, mirroring many academic calendars. Descriptions of each individual table offer specific insights about how to interpret the data. At a glance, here’s what the Profile can tell you:

  • The total number of GMAT exams administered each year for the past 10 years
  • Mean GMAT scores each year for the past 10 years
  • Where examinees claim citizenship and residence, with breakdowns by world region for each of the last five years
  • Test volume breakdown by gender, age, intended degree (e.g., MBA, EMBA, PhD), and undergraduate major