The Graduate Management Assessment Test (GMAT) is a standardized test that is designed to evaluate applicants who wish to pursue post-graduation in management and ascertain whether they are ready for the academic rigors of the program. It evaluates your skills in various areas such as reading, verbal, writing, analytical computational, and reasoning skills.
The GMAT or Graduate Management Aptitude Test is a Computer based Adaptive Test (CAT). It evaluates the students on the following four areas.
This section is of 30 minutes duration and measures your ability to read, understand and critique an argument. It assesses your ability for thinking critically and focusing on a specific aspect of the argument.
This section comprises of 12 questions which you are expected to answer in 30-minutes. It measures your skill at comprehending and analyzing complex data and using the output to find solutions to problems. This part needs focused study during your GMAT exam preparation.
This section consists of thirty seven questions which have to be answered over 75 minutes. This section evaluates your skills at comprehending word problems and figurative problems.
The verbal section tests the candidates for sentence correction, Reading comprehension and critical reasoning. It comprises of forty one questions that have to be answered over seventy five minutes. The GMAT Exam has four separately timed sections. You will have the opportunity to take two optional eight-minute breaks during the exam.
|Test Section||Time Limit / Number of Questions||Question Types||Score Range|
|Analytical Writing Assessment||30 minutes 1 question||Analysis of an Argument||0-6 (in 0.5-point increments)|
|Integrated Reasoning||30 minutes 12 questions||Graphics Interpretation, Table Analysis, Multi-source Reasoning, Two-part Analysis||1-8 (in 1-point increments)|
|Quantitative Reasoning||62 minutes 31 questions||Data Sufficiency, Problem Solving||6-51 (in 1-point increments)|
|Verbal Reasoning||65 minutes 36 questions||Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, Sentence Correction||6-51 (in 1-point increments)|
A.You can register online at the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) website or ask one of our counselors to register on your behalf
A.The GMAT test costs 250 USD or approximately 17,000 INR apart from local taxes. The amount can be paid online through a debit or credit card or via bank transfer.
A. There is no passing score or minimum score as such for GMAT. Every university will have their own benchmark score to determine which students
A. You can retake the GMAT up to 5 times in any 12-month period, but no more than once in any 16-day period. You can request to GMAC in writing if you want to take it more than that, but applications are only considered after you have actually taken the 5th test. You must have good reason to make the request or it will not be considered. Also, if you score an 800 on the exam, you will not be allowed to retake the test for another 5 years!