GMAT Test Centers in Bulgaria

By | March 11, 2019

GMAT Testing Location

We have found 1 GMAT test centre in Bulgaria, located in Sofia. For specific test dates of 2019, please refer to the end of this page.

GMAT Test Centers in Bulgaria

IT Consulting & Education

ITCE
115 G, Tsarigradsko shose blvd.
Business Center Magapark, fl.1, office 6
1784 Sofia
Bulgaria
Phone: +359 2 44 00 444

Test Center Information

ITCE Ltd. is situated on 115 G, Tsarigradsko shose blvd., Business Center Megapark (a red and black building) from the left side of The Mall. The entrance of the office part of the building is from the right side. Our office is on the first floor at the end of the corridor on the left.

GMAT Exam Dates in Bulgaria

Unlike some paper based exams, the GMAT is computer based. Therefore, there are no fixed test dates for GMAT. Wherever you are in Bulgaria, all test centers are open from Monday through Saturday throughout the year. Some even offer the exam every day of the year.  However, some test centers are not open on Sundays and national holidays. For example, most college-based test centers might be closed for extended periods around holidays. For precise testing dates in Bulgaria, please visit test-maker website – https://www.mba.com/.

More about Bulgaria

  • GLOBALSCIENCELLC: Overview of arts and crafts in Bulgaria. Also includes film, dance, music, and literature in this country.

Population and Religion

Population

77% of the residents are Bulgarians, 8% Turks (especially in the eastern Rhodope Mountains), 4% Roma (according to other sources about 10% of the population) and members of other minorities (Russians, Armenians, Aromanians, Greeks, etc.). The population growth, which has persisted for over a hundred years, slowed since the mid-1970s and stagnated in the late 1980s. Bulgarian Turks (Bulgaro-Turks) and Bulgarians of Islamic faith (Pomaks) left the country in 1989 as part of a large-scale campaign for forced Bulgarization. The emigration was only compensated to a small extent by the subsequent immigration. Overall, the population is declining (1990–2011: -14.2%).

Internal migration is largely characterized by the emigration of young and well-educated people in particular from rural areas to large cities. The proportion of the urban population is (2017) 75%. The average population density is 65 residents / km 2, the Sofia basin, the western Maritza plain and the area around Varna on the Black Sea coast are more densely populated.

The biggest cities in Bulgaria

Biggest Cities (Inh. 2018)
Sofia 1,241,700
Plovdiv 346 900
Varna 336 500
Burgas 202 400
Russian 142 900

Religion

The constitution (Article 13) guarantees religious freedom, emphasizes Orthodox Christianity as the “traditional religion of Bulgaria”, establishes the separation of state and religion as a constitutional principle and obliges (Article 37) the state to religious neutrality and parity. Religious policy is based on the Law on Religions, which was passed in 2003. Religious communities are required to register with the state through the Directorate for Religious Affairs.

According to the last census from 2011, in which almost 22% of the respondents left the question of religious affiliation unanswered, around 76% of the population willing to provide information consider themselves to be part of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church or feel connected to it. Smaller Christian religious communities together make up around 2% of the population, of which Catholic Christians make up 0.8% (whereby no distinction is made between believers of the Latin and Byzantine rites) and followers of Protestant faiths (especially Pentecostals, Adventists, Baptists) make up 1.1 %. About 10% of the population are Sunni Muslims, most of them from the Hanefi school of law. In addition to the Muslims of Turkish descent (Bulgaro-Turks), the Pomaks belong to the Islamic religious community. The historical roots of the Jewish community go back to Roman times; of the today (officially) around 3,000 (according to self-reported up to 8,000) Bulgarian Jews (1945: almost 50,000 [mostly saved from the Holocaust]; major emigration to Israel by the end of 1949), most of them live in Sofia. Almost 12% of the population do not identify with any religion.

Ivanovo rock churches – a treasure trove of medieval art

South of the city of Ruse is a unique testimony to the Bulgarian Middle Ages. For tens of thousands of years, the water of the Lom River had dug extensive caves into the soft limestone layers of the bank. From the 11th century onwards, hermits used them as dwellings, expanded them and turned them into living rooms and chapels. Corridors and platforms connected the individual rooms with one another to form an extensive complex, which today forms the monastery complex of the rock churches of Iwanowo. Check sunglasseswill to see Bulgaria Travel Guide.

The cave monasteries are mentioned for the first time in the vita of Saint Joachim von Tarnowo, who died in 1237. Then Tsar Ivan Assen II visited the monastery and appointed the abbot of the local Archangel monastery to be the Bulgarian patriarch. The tsar was an important patron and founder of the monastery. The current church of St. John the Baptist, the so-called Zyrkwata, probably goes back to a foundation of the ruler. The oldest surviving parts of the magnificent wall paintings, which are in the Byzantine tradition, date from the 13th century. The frescoes of the church in the “Valley of the Lord”, which show numerous saints and the ascension of Jesus, were probably made in the early 13th century. In addition to works of high artistic quality, which were probably executed by painters from the influential Tarnowo School,

After the Turkish victory over the Bulgarians in 1393, the monks left the monastery complex; it fell into disrepair and was never settled again. The area has been a listed building since 1964 and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.