The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is an important part of the business school application process. The GMAT is a multiple-choice, computer-based and computer-adaptive standardized exam that is often required for admission to graduate business programs globally, like the MBA.

Conducted by: Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)

The GMAT Exam has four separately timed sections. You will have the opportunity to take two optional eight-minute breaks during the exam.

When you begin the GMAT, the computer gives you a question of medium difficulty. As you answer questions correctly, the computer presents more difficult questions and increases its estimate of your ability. The opposite is also true. If you answer incorrectly, the computer presents easier questions and decreases its estimate of your ability.

Your score is determined by an algorithm that calculates your ability level based not only on what you got right or wrong but also on the difficulty level of the questions you answered.

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The GMAT Exam Has Four Sections

Writing skills in IELTS

1. Analytical Writing Assessment

This measures your ability to think critically and to communicate your ideas.

    • Time Limit/Number of Questions: 30 minutes/1 question
    • Question Type: Analysis of an Argument
    • Score Range: 0-6 (in 0.5-point increments)


Logic Integrated Reasoning

2. Integrated Reasoning

This measures your ability to analyse data and evaluate information presented in multiple formats.

    • Time Limit/Number of Questions: 30 minutes/12 questions
    • Question Types: Graphics Interpretation, Table Analysis, Multi-source Reasoning, & Two-part Analysis
    • Score Range: 1-8 (in 1-point increments)


Quantitative Reasoning

3. Quantitative Reasoning

This measures your ability to analyse data and draw conclusions using reasoning skills.

    • Time Limit/Number of Questions: 62 minutes/31 questions
    • Question Types: Data Sufficiency & Problem Solving
    • Score Range: 6-51 (in 1-point increments)
Verbal Reasoning

4. Verbal Reasoning

This measures your ability to read and understand written material, evaluate arguments and correct written material to conform to standard written English.

    • Time Limit/Number of Questions: 65 minutes/36 questions
    • Question Types: Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, & Sentence Correction
    • Score Range: 6-51 (in 1-point increments)

In total the test takes just under 3 1/2 hours to complete, including two optional breaks.

A Good GMAT Score

Good Score 600 in place of Average

How the section is Scored
Analytical Writing Assessment 0.0-6.0 Essays are scored using professional essay raters and a machine algorithm. The score is reported in intervals of 0.5
Integrated Reasoning 1-8 The Integrated Reasoning score is based on the number of questions you answered correctly. Some questions may have multiple parts; you must answer all parts to a question correctly to receive credit for that question.

Scores are reported in intervals of 1.

Quantitative and Verbal 6-51 The Quantitative and Verbal Reasoning sections are item-level adaptive, and your score is based on three factors:

  1. Number of questions you answer
  2. Whether your answers are correct
  3. Difficulty and other parameters of the questions you answered

You will earn a higher score if you answer a higher number of questions, answer more of them correctly, and qualify for questions of a higher difficulty level.

Scores are reported in intervals of 1 and the standard error of measurement is 3 points.

TOTAL 200-800 Total Scores are based on your calculated performance before scores are given for the Quantitative and Verbal Reasoning sections. The raw calculation is then converted to a number in the Total Score range.

Scores are reported in intervals of 10. The standard error of measurement is 30-40 points.

*Source – GMAT Official Site


GMAT Scores are valid for 5 years

GMAT – A Challenging Exam

There are several aspects of the GMAT that make it a tough test. First, the unique computer-adaptive format of the GMAT means that you will not be able to skip a hard question and come back to it later. You have to answer difficult questions and do it quickly. In addition, you’ll see question types and formats that you’ve likely never seen in your academic career.

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