GMAT is a Graduate Management Aptitude Test, a standardized test required by the vast majority of business schools because it provides the measure of an applicant’s academic ability. The GMAT test does not include any questions that gauge your business knowledge.
GMAT scores are used by more than 1,500 universities and institutions in 83 countries for 5,400 programmes. More than just a score, the GMAT exam demonstrates to schools that you have what it takes to succeed in your career. It has been the test of choice by the world’s business leaders to get into the world’s leading schools for one reason- it works. No other graduate business admissions exam positions you better for success than the GMAT exam!! Moreover the score card is valid for 5 years.
As stated by GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council), any candidate who is graduate in any discipline from a recognized university or institution and is above 18 years of age can take the exam. The candidate can belong to any country across the world or be a student of any discipline. There is no upper limit of education qualification apart from graduation for the test takers.
GMAT is a round the year exam where the candidates have the flexibility to take the exam on any day depending on the availability and time slot. To schedule an exam, an appointment must be made at one of the designated test centres. It may not be taken more than once within 31 days, even if the scores are cancelled.
The scores are valid for 5 years, but ideally universities accept scores for the test taken in the last 3 years.
GMAT is an online MBA exam of 3 hours and 30 minutes duration. The pattern of the test is both objective and subjective. It consists of four sections: An analytical writing assessment, integrated reasoning, the quantitative section and the verbal section. This refers that the candidate will get one question at a time and depending on the accuracy of the answer, the difficulty level of the next question will be decided.
Total GMAT score ranges from 200 to 800 and measures performance on the quantitative aptitude and verbal sections together.
There are 9 questions on the Quantitative section and 11 questions on the Verbal section that are experimental questions and are unmarked. They are solely for the purpose of research by question framers and they do not contribute to the GMAT score (irrespective of the fact of whether they are answered correct or wrong). Unfortunately, there is no way to figure out which questions are experimental.
|Section||Number of Questions||Time Limit|
|AWA (one Issue and one Argument)||2||30 minutes for each essay|
|Verbal: about 14 Reading Comprehension Questions (3 passages), 10 Critical Reasoning Questions and 17 Sentence Correction Questions)||41||75 minutes|
|Quantitative (about 13 Data Sufficiency, and 34 Problem Solving)||37||75 minutes|