- Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a computer adaptive test that assesses certain skills of an individual.
- Skills include analytical writing, quantitative reasoning, verbal reasoning, integrated reasoning and reading skills in written English that are essential to succeed in the real world business and management
- It was initiated in 1953
- GMAT is considered as a number 1 choice for MBA aspirants
- This test is used to get admission into graduate management program like MBA.
- It is administered by GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council)
- The GMAT scores are used by more than 2100 universities around the world as their selection criteria
- Most of the business schools use GMAT exam as their criterion for admission to Master of Accountancy and Master of Finance programs
- Offered multiple times in a year
Why students take GMAT exam?
Students who wish to get admission into the graduate management programs if business schools have to clear GMAT exam
In general, there is no eligibility criteria for GMAT exam. But it is mostly intended for the students who have cleared their bachelor’s degree or about to clear. English Fluency is assumed.
Time allotted for GMAT
The time allotted to complete the test is 3 hours 30 minutes
Structure of Test
GMAT exam includes four sections- Analytical writing, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative reasoning and Verbal Reasoning. Total time of four hours is given to an individual including breaks. The particular GMAT test format with all sections and time is shown below:
|Section||Time(in minutes)||No. of questions||Type of Questions|
|Analytical writing assessment||30||N/A||Analysis of argument|
|Integrated reasoning||30||12||Mixed questions on Multi-Source Reasoning, Graphics Interpretation, Two-Part Analysis, Table Analysis|
|Quantitative||75||37||Multiple Choice questions on data sufficiency and problem solving|
|Verbal||75||41||Multiple Choice questions based on Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, Sentence Correction|
GMAT exam fee is US$ 250 or INR 16821.25 worldwide
GMAT score varies from minimum 200 to maximum 800. The scores are graded on the basis of the candidate’s performance in quantitative and verbal sections together, analytical writing and integrated reasoning sections are not counted towards total scores. GMAT Scores are incremented with 10 points, for example: 550, 560, 570 etc. Individual sections’ score are different and have different increment criteria,
- Quantitative sections lies between 0 to 60 (in 1 point increments)
- Verbal section awards marks between 0 to 51 (in 1 point increments)
- Integrated reasoning section lies between 1 to 8 (in 1 point increments)
- Analytical writing assessment marks you from 0.0 to 6.0 (0.5 point increments)
Total score varies from 200 to 800.
GMAT test preparation is very necessary before anyone appears in the actual test. There are many coaching centers available who provide GMAT coaching and offer quality study material for the preparation. An individual has to search the best GMAT coaching institute for him/her by considering various attributes like- reputation of the institute in the market, teaching experience of the staff, ambiance, previous results etc. So, start your research – find the suitable coaching center for you and clear your exam.