Terms and Conditions


Binding Agreement: These Official Rules (“Rules”) will provide you with the information you need to successfully enter Best time to study in USA  ("Promotion"). These Rules form a binding contract between the Graduate Management Admission Council (India) Private Limited ("Sponsor") and you, as an entrant into the Promotion. By entering the Promotion or otherwise participating in the activities on the Promotion website you agree to be bound by these Rules. If you breach a provision of these Rules, you will forfeit your entry into the Promotion. All decisions of Sponsor, on all matters pertaining to the Promotion are final and binding. If you have questions, please contact Sponsor at customercare@mba.com.

Eligibility: To be eligible to enter this Promotion you must: i) Share any one(1) article on your social media channel described below under “How to Enter”; ii) be a legal resident of India; iii) be of the age of majority as per the laws of the jurisdiction applicable to you at the time of entry; iv) Be amongst first 500 candidates from the contest start date; and v) have a valid email address and Internet access prior to the start of the Promotion. Current employees, directors, and officers of the Sponsor, their affiliates, agents and their immediate families and people living in their household are not eligible to enter the Promotion. Promotion is void outside of India and where prohibited or restricted by law. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

Promotion Sponsor: Graduate Management Admission Council (India) Private Limited, Suite 405, Sun City Business Tower, Golf Course Road, Sector 54, Gurgaon, India, 122 002 India, is the sponsor of the Promotion.

Promotion Term: Entries must be received between 12:01am IST on Feb 26, 2021 and 23:59 PM IST on April 30, 2021 (“Promotion Term”). Sponsor’s computer, or that of its designee, will serve as the official time keeper for the Promotion.

How To Enter?: During the Promotion Term, you must submit your entry as follows:

  1. Visit the promotional page http://gmatin.com/ 

  2. Share any one of the promotional blog / article

  3. Mentioned your details in the lead form along with a proof 

  4. Be amongst first 500 candidates to complete the task

The email address you provide will be our primary means of communication with the entrant. All entries must be submitted in English. Once you submit your entry, no further changes can be made to the entry even if there is time remaining in the Promotion Term.

In the event of a dispute regarding who submitted an entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. A selected entrant may be required to provide the Sponsor with proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the selected entry.

Electronic Communications: By submitting your Promotion entry, you agree to communicate for the purpose of this Promotion with Sponsor electronically. By agreeing to do business electronically, you (i) agree that your act of clicking your consent to these Rules is an express and binding form of your electronic signature, which you agree binds you to these Rules, (ii) represent that you have Internet access and a valid email address enabling you access to www.mba.com and to receive communications and documents electronically, and (iii) represent that you have a printer or other device to print or otherwise save communications and documents including, without limitation, these Rules and that you have, in fact, printed or otherwise saved a copy of these Rules for your records. This consent is effective unless and until you withdraw it in writing in the manner stated hereinafter. You may withdraw your consent to electronic communication and delivery of documents, update your contact information, or request a free paper copy of these Rules at any time by contacting us as set forth in these Rules. We will send you a confirmation notice once we have processed your change request

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Winner Selection: The winners will be notified post completion of the activity. 

Winner Selection:  Sponsor will select potential winner(s) from among all eligible entries received within the promotional period. In total, there will be 500 potential winners during the Promotion Term.

Winner Notification: Prize drawings will be conducted at Sponsor’s office in Gurgaon, India. Sponsor will contact winners as follows: Winners will be notified by the Sponsor via email on or about the day after they have been selected by Sponsor as a potential winner. Each potential winner will have five (5) business days from notification to claim his or her prize. Return of any notification e-mail as undeliverable, the inability of the Sponsor to contact a potential winner within five (5) days, or the failure of the potential winner to respond, may result in disqualification of such potential winner and selection of an alternate winner from all remaining eligible entries. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to decide whether an alternate winner should be selected from the remaining eligible entries but shall not be obliged to select such an alternate winner. The Sponsor and its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, agents, officers and directors, advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective officers, directors, employees and their respective agents will not be liable for unsuccessful efforts to notify a potential winner.

Winners List: The first name and first initial of each winner’s last name will be posted on the same Landing page at the close of the Promotion.

Prizes: Each eligible winner will receive Amazon voucher worth INR  prizes during the Promotion Term. The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of each prize is [IN 500}. The total ARV of all [#500 of prizes] prizes is: INR 250,000 The actual value of prizes may vary and Sponsor will not award the difference between approximate and actual value. The odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. Actual prize may differ from promotional images. Winner is responsible for any and all federal, state/provincial/territorial, and local taxes, fees and surcharges and taxes (whether foreign or domestic, and including income, sales, and import taxes) on prizes. The Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. No prize transfer, assignment or substitution by winner is permitted. If a potential winner declines the prize, fails to claim the prize, is unavailable for prize fulfillment, fails to abide by the Rules, or is ineligible, the Sponsor may select an alternate winner from all remaining eligible entries. As a condition of receiving a prize, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, require potential winners to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and/or a Liability/Publicity release.

Limitations on Liability: Entrants and winners individually and on behalf of their relatives, heirs, assignees, executors, and administrators, hereby permanently, irrevocably and forever waive and release any and all rights, demands, losses, liabilities, claims and causes of action whatsoever which you may now or hereafter be entitled to assert against Sponsor, its affiliates, parent, and subsidiary companies, its employees, directors, agents and officers, advertising, marketing and promotion agencies, as well as all others associated with the development and execution of the Promotion (collectively, the “Released Parties”), including, but not limited to any death, injury, loss of enjoyment or other harm or loss of any nature whatsoever caused by, contributed to, or arising out of the Promotion and/or any prize awarded, any claim or demand for additional compensation or any other claim or demand related to the Promotion or what the Sponsor provides, and forever release and discharge the Released Parties from any and all liability with respect thereto. The Released Parties assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission; communications line failure; theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to Promotion entries or entry forms; or alteration of entries or entry forms, or any registration or winner selection.


Dispute Resolution: All disputes, claims or demands that relate to these Rules will first be brought to the attention of the other party and will be resolved individually, without resort to any form of suit or action in courts.  The receiving party shall have sixty (60) days from the date of such notice to remedy the described breach or violation and notify the complaining party in writing of the resolution.  If the dispute, claim or demand is not resolved to the satisfaction of the complainant within sixty (60) days, the complainant may request an informal resolution conference (mediation), which if agreed to by the other party will be scheduled to occur within twenty one (21) days of the written response.  Each party shall have the right to be represented at such a conference by counsel and will ensure that a decision-maker with full and complete authority to resolve the dispute attends the conference.  Such conference will be in front of a third party mediator chosen by the parties.  If the parties do not agree to conference or are unable to resolve a dispute after such a conference, the parties agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute, claim or demand related in any way to these Rules, shall be submitted to arbitration under the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, as amended, by a sole arbitrator appointed by the Sponsor. The seat of arbitration shall be Gurgaon, India. Subject to this arbitration clause, the courts at Gurgaon, India, shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes occurring between the parties under these Rules. Each party shall bear and pay its own costs and expenses in connection with the arbitration proceedings unless the arbitrator direct otherwise.

Governing Law: The Promotion and the rights and obligations of all entrants and entries shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of India, without effect to its principles of conflicts of law.

Severability: Should any provision of these Rules be held to be void, invalid, unenforceable, or illegal by a proper legal authority, the validity and enforceability of the other provisions shall not be affected.

Conditions: Participants agree (a) to be bound by these Rules; (b) the use of your entry for this Promotion and for other marketing, and the transfer of your personal information and your entry to the United States, where the Sponsor’s parent company and its data processors are located; and (c) that the decision of the Sponsor is final on all matters relating to the Promotion.

All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. The Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) lost, late, incomplete, invalid, illegible, or misdirected entries, which will be disqualified; (ii) for failed, partial or garbled computer transmissions; (iii) for technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to electronic malfunctioning of any network, hardware or software; or (iv) for any error, human, technical or otherwise. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entry not in compliance with these Rules.

You acknowledge and agree that the Sponsor may keep your entry indefinitely and disclose it for any purpose, including but not limited to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce these Rules; (c) respond to claims that any entry violates the rights of third-parties; or (d) without undertaking a duty to do so, protect the rights, property, or personal safety, of our users and the public.

If you are acting within the scope of your employment, as an employee, contractor, or agent of another party, you warrant that such party has full knowledge of your actions and has consent thereto. You further warrant that your actions do not violate your employer’s or company’s policies and procedures.

Right to Disqualify, Modify, Cancel or Suspend: The Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual(s) who tampers with the entry process, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Promotion for any reason. The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entry from this or any future promotion if, in its sole discretion, the Sponsor reasonably believes that any person has attempted to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sponsor or the website by cheating, deception, or other unfair practices, or has tampered with any of the Sponsor's websites, the submission process, violates these Rules, or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or annoys, abuses, threatens, or harasses the Sponsor, its agents, its assigns or any other participant.

Publicity: Acceptance of any prize related to this Promotion constitutes permission for, and winner’s consent to, the Sponsor and its agencies or assigns to use the entry and the names, country of residence and/or likenesses of any winner for advertising and promotional purposes, in any media now or hereafter known, without further notice, compensation, consideration, review, or consent, except as prohibited by law.

Data Privacy: Your personal information will be used to fulfill the terms of this Promotion and may therefore be shared with any subcontractor, agent or partner that assists or is otherwise involved in the Promotion or website operation and as specified in the Sponsor's privacy policy available at http://www.mba.com/privacy. Your personal information may also be used for future communications regarding the Sponsor’s products and services, as specified in the Sponsor's privacy policy available at http://www.mba.com/privacy. By participating / entering in the Promotion, you expressly agree and permit the Sponsor to use and share your personal information in the aforementioned way. If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, please contact us at privacy@gmac.com