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What is GMAT


GMAT stands for Graduate Management Admission Test,GMAT score is what every B-school on this planet looks for in its applicants. It is a world renowned admission test required to be given by the candidates desirous of taking admission to graduate management programs at management education institutions throughout the world. It is a standardized aptitude test with a pre-defined syllabus and is required for admission to many of the world's leading Business Schools. GMAT scores are used by more than 3,000 graduate management programs throughout the world as one of the most valid and reliable testing schemes in graduate business schools.The exam is designed to measure the skills students require succeed in the challenging curriculum. Being a computer-adaptive exam, it is one that assesses the student's verbal, quantitative and analytical writing skills rather than a handwritten test.

Pattern of the exam


On test day, you have three and a half hours to complete the four sections of the GMAT exam – Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, and Verbal.

  • GMAT Test Section # of Questions Question Types Timings
    Analytical Writing Assessment 1 Topic Analysis of Argument 30 Minutes
    Integrated Reasoning 12 Questions Multi-source reasoning, graphic interpretation, two-part analysis, table analysis 30 Minutes
    Quantitative 37 Questions Data Sufficiency Problem Solving 75 Minutes
    Verbal 41 Questions Reading Comprehension critical Reasoning Sentence Correction 75 Minutes
    This 3 hour 30 minutes exam is an internet based test and one could score a maximum of 2400 points. Individual score of 0-60 is allotted to verbal,quant. A percentile score of 200-800 range would be displayed on the scorecard, however percentiles may vary from year to year. Critical reasoning is measured on a scale of 1-8.
  • Test Scoring Approach

    Section Score Scale
    Essays are scored on a scale 0 - 6 in 0.5 increments.
    Integrated Reasoning section is scored on a scale 1 - 8 in 1 point increment
    Quantitative section is scored on a scale 0 - 60 in 1 point increment
    Verbal section is scored on a scale 0 - 60 in 1 point increment
    Scaled scores of Quantitative and Verbal sections are added to create a score on the scale of 200 - 800 in 10 points increment. 650+ score is considered good score.

    Key Perceptions


  • As the student progresses with the exam, the difficulty of questions alters in accordance with the number of correct or incorrect answers given.
  • The GMAT scores rely on the number of questions answered correctly and the difficulty level of those questions.
  • The student cannot skip or return to a previous question, or change an answer.
  • The student must finish the entire section and a strong penalty is imposed for leaving the test incomplete.
  • The first few questions have a bigger impact on the score range than the last few.
  • The performance in one section is isolated from the other.
  • There are approximately 20 experimental questions in the test.
  • Verbal, Quantitative, Integrated Reasoning and Total scores will appear immediately after taking the test.
  • The official report is received within two weeks (with essay grades).
  • FEE


    US $250 The cost to take the GMAT exam is US $250 globally.

    In addition to the cost of taking the GMAT, other charges may apply in certain circumstances:

  • Re-scheduling the GMAT costs an additional US$ 50.00 and this has to be done at least 7 calendar days prior to the test day.
  • Scores need to be confirmed or cancelled by the student at the end of the test.
  • To reinstate a cancelled score, a fee of $ 100.00 has to be paid.
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    PRE- REQUISITES FOR GMAT


    Able to write an essay: previous writing experience helps

    Intermediate level reading skills: regular reading would do

    Thorough grammar

    Keeping in par with colloquial (everyday) vocabulary

    Good knowledge in high school mathematics