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The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a computer adaptive test (CAT) used by admissions officers of MBA and specialized Masters programs, and some PhD programs, to assess if you have the foundations for success in that program. GMAT scores provide a common benchmark and so are very useful to admissions committees in comparing the credentials of candidates from widely varying backgrounds and with different levels and area of experience.
What is GMAT?
- The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a standardized test used by most business schools around the globe.
- GMAT is a part of application process for admission in MBA colleges.
- All business schools in USA accept GMAT scores for applications.
- Many top universities in Europe, Asia, Canada and Australia also accept GMAT scores.
- GMAT scores are also required for MBA or related fields in management.
What courses of study do we need to take GMAT for ?
- All MBA degrees in USA require GMAT.
- GMAT is also needed for PhD in management or related fields.
- Most executive MBA one year programs in India like IIM’s, Great Lake or MDI Gurgaon require GMAT score.
- Many top universities in Europe, Canada and Australia also accept GMAT scores.
- GMAT scores are required for masters in management or PhD in fields of management.
Who conducts the GMAT?
- The test is designed, developed and administered by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), headquartered in USA.
- The official website is www.MBA.com
- The test registration can be done online by creating a login id.
- Passport is mandatory on the day of the test as id proof.
- The new GMAT test pattern does not contain experimental questions.
How long is GMAT score valid?
- GMAT score is valid for five years
- GMAT allows the student to cancel the score on test day or later if they want.
- On the test day student can apply their score report to 5 Universities for free. Any additional score report will cost.
- In case all scores are reported, highest score is always taken into consideration.
- Student can choose which score is sent to university.
When and where is the GMAT conducted?
- The GMAT is administered all throughout the year in multiple slots except on public holidays.
- GMAT is conducted in almost all major cities in India.
- Student can choose his choice of centre while he is booking the slot for his test.
- The student is required to book his/ her slot at least 15 days in advance and in peak season at least 60 days prior to the test.
- GMAT can be taken 5 times in a calendar year with a minimum gap of 16 days between two tests
On what topic will test takers be tested in GMAT?
- Verbal section will test English skills with sentence correction, critical reasoning and reading comprehension.
- Quantitative section will test math skills which is divided into data sufficiency and problem solving questions.
- Integrated reasoning tests the ability to understand data represented in different formats like charts or tables or graphs.
- Analytical writing section in an essay format tests the ability to communicate and reason the argument provided.
- Verbal section and Quantitative section are scored together from 200- 800 in 10 point increments, whereas Integrated Reasoning or AWA are scored independently for 12 or 6 points.
What is the Test pattern of GMAT?
- The GMAT test is computer adaptive for the quantitative and verbal ability sections depending on your ability level.
- The GMAT exam has four separately timed sections and student’s 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)|
- The Student has the flexibility to choose from three options for exam’s order
- Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, Verbal
- Verbal, Quantitative, Integrated Reasoning, Analytical Writing Assessment
- Quantitative, Verbal, Integrated Reasoning, Analytical Writing Assessment
- The student has the option to decide whether to retain or discard the score on the test day itself, based on their unofficial score out of 800.
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