What is GMAT
GMAT is a computer adaptive test used for admission to MBA and other management programs accepted by over 6000 business and management programs globally.
GMAT has 4 sections out of which two – Quantitative and Verbal areas measures higher-order reasoning skills in a computer adaptive context implying that the test auto adjusts for difficulty level – it gets more difficult with better performance. GMAT also tests Analytical Writing and Integrated Reasoning ability. These sections are not computer adaptive.
GMAT does not allow you to skip questions, or to go back to an answered question.
GMAT Exam Structure
GMAT is divided into 4 sections with a total time allocation of 3 hours 30 minutes (with two optional 8-minute breaks), and tutorials.
|GMAT Section||Number of Questions||Types of Question||Time Limit||Score Range|
|Analytical Writing Assessment||1 Essay Topic||Analysis of an argument||30 minutes||0-6
(in 0.5-point increments)
|Integrated Reasoning||12 Questions||Multi-Source Reasoning,
(in 1-point increments)
|Quantitative||31 Questions||Data Sufficiency,
(in 1-point increments)
(in 1-point increments)
|Total Exam time||3.5 hours including two optional breaks|
GMAT allows you the flexibility to choose the order of sections in which you would like to write the test (you get 2 minutes to decide the order at the test center), though number of questions and total time for each section is fixed.
Integrated Reasoning (IR)
The GMAT IR section is designed to test skills identified as important for management students by 740 management faculty worldwide. It consists of 12 questions covering 4 types of questions: Multi-Source Reasoning, Graphics Interpretation, Two-Part Analysis, and Table Analysis. This has to be completed in 30 minutes. This section tests for:
Organising and Evaluating data from multiple sources
Synthesizing and manipulating data to interpret relationships and solve multiple, interrelated questions
Synthesizing data that is presented as and numbers, graphics, images, and text
Organising and manipulating data to solve complex problems that depend on students ability to make sense of multi-source information.
An unofficial score report is available to the test student immediately post the test. Hoever, a final Score Report is normally available to selected schools within 3 weeks of writing the test. Remember, GMAT score percentiles can change over time as more students write the test. Scores for the 4 sections – Analytical Writing, Verbal, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, and Total scores are all based on past three years’ score data.
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