Graduate Management Admission Test(GMAT) Exam

The GMAT is a computer adaptive test in mathematics and the English language for measuring aptitude to succeed academically in graduate business studies. Business schools use this test as a criterion for admission into graduate business administration programs like MBA etc. throughout the world.

It is delivered via computer at various locations around the world. In those international locations where an extensive network of computers has not yet been established, the GMAT is offered either at temporary computer-based testing centers on a limited schedule or as a paper-based test (given once or twice a year) at some local testing centers. The fee for take the exam is $250.

 The exam is focused to measure verbal, mathematical, and analytical writing skills that the examinee has developed over a long period of time in his or her education and work; test takers answer questions in each of these three areas. In general, the test takes about four hours to complete with breaks.

Although GMAC will supply scores from as long ago as ten years, unless more recent ones are available, most schools do not accept scores from more than five years ago.

The maximum score that can be achieved on the exam is 800.

The Exam consists of 3 sections.

1. Analytical Writing Assessment ( AWA ).

2. Quantitative section.

3. Verbal Ability Section.

4. Integrated Reasoning.

Test SectionNumber of QnsQuestion TypesTest Timing
AWA 1 TopicAnalysis of an argument 30 minutes
Quantitative37 Questions Data Sufficiency,  Problem Solving75 minutes
Verbal Ability41 Questions Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning,  Sentence Correction75 minutes
Integrated Reasoning 12 Questions Multi-Source Reasoning, Graphics Interpretation,Two - part analysis,Table analysis30 minutes

Total Test Hour = 3 hours, 30 minutes

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