What is GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)?
The Graduate Management Aptitude Test or GMAT is a valid and reliable predictor of your academic performance in today’s graduate management classrooms. GMAT is a computerized test in English and Mathematics to check skills and aptitude of candidates seeking admission in business schools of English speaking countries. GMAT is administered and conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). Leading business schools and management education programs worldwide recognize the GMAT as the most effective predictor of success. Simply, that means that the better you do on the GMAT the better you should do in the classrooms. This validity and reliability is important to schools when making admissions decisions.
The GMAT exam consists of four sections—Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, and Verbal. You have three and a half hours in which to take the exam, but you should plan for a total time of approximately four hours to include optional breaks.
How is GMAT Administered?
Format of GMAT
The GMAT exam consists of the following four sections:
Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA): The AWA section consists of one 30-minute essay: Analysis of an Argument. The AWA section measures your ability to think critically and to communicate ideas.
Integrated Reasoning Section (IR): The 30-minute Integrated Reasoning section consists of 12 questions that measure your ability to analyze and synthesize data in different formats and from multiple sources.
Quantitative Section: The 75-minute Quantitative section consists of 37 questions that measure your ability to reason quantitatively, solve quantitative problems, and interpret graphic data.
Verbal Section: The 75-minute Verbal section consists of 41 questions measuring your ability to analyze texts, draw inferences and convey meaning effectively in English.
What Are the GMAT Score Scales?
Integrated Reasoning (IR) – Scored on a scale of 1-8
Verbal Section – Scored on the scale of 0-60
Quantitative Section – Scored on the scale of 0-60
Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) – Scored on the scale of 0-6
How Do I Prepare for the GMAT?
Countries that accept GMAT Score
GMAT scores are accepted by more than 5,400 graduate programs worldwide, in countries that include