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Admission tests GMAT


The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) assesses a person’s ability to reason and analyze. It measures certain skills that are essential to success in management studies. The GMAT is divided into four sections.

One section involves writing a text, whereas the other three sections consist of multiple-choice questions.

Preparing for the test

Candidates are highly encouraged to prepare well before attempting the GMAT, ideally several weeks before the test date. For information, refer to the official GMAT site.

The following reference can help you prepare for the tests:

Registration and fees

Candidates are encouraged to register for the test several weeks before the admission application deadline. For information, refer to the official GMAT site.

Registration and fees

The GMAT is offered at test centres. It cannot be taken at HEC Montréal. For information, refer to the official GMAT site.


Test Scores are considered an important part of a candidate’s application file. Although HEC Montréal does not require a minimum test score for admission to the program, a score of 625 or more is considered a plus in the analysis of a candidate’s application. Test scores are valid for 5 years.

Sending scores to HEC Montréal

Candidates should read the procedure for sending scores to HEC Montréal electronically.

The codes used for HEC Montréal are as follows: 

  • Ph.D.  - OBB-12-40  
  • MBA Part Time - OBB-12-18  
  • MBA Full Time - OBB-12-60  
  • M.Sc. - OBB-12-92  

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