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The GMAT Admission Test


The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) assesses a person’s ability to reason and analyze. It measures certain skills that are essential to 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

You are strongly encouraged to start preparing for the GMAT several weeks before the test date. For information, refer to the official GMAT site.

The following reference can help you prepare for the test:

Registration and fees

You are encouraged to register for the test several weeks before the admission application deadline. For information on registration and associated fees, refer to the official GMAT site.

Timetable and locations

The GMAT is offered online and at designated test centres. It cannot be taken at HEC Montréal.

To find a test center, refer to the official GMAT site.


Your test score is valid for five years starting from the date you took the test.

Sending your score to HEC Montréal

  1. You are responsible for submitting a copy of your official GMAT score in HEC en ligne > Documents > Documents Upload, no later than the admission application deadline. This copy is sufficient for the application process.
  2. If admitted into the program, you must follow the procedure which allows HEC Montréal to verify you score in the GMAT online portal. The codes used for HEC Montréal are as follows:
    • PhD: OBB-12-40  
    • MBA Part-time: OBB-12-18  
    • MBA Full-time: OBB-12-60  
    • MSc: OBB-12-92