About GMAT

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT),  is a computer adaptive test (CAT) intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA.

It requires knowledge of certain specific grammar and knowledge of certain specific algebra, geometry, and arithmetic. The GMAT does not measure business knowledge or skill, nor does it measure intelligence

It can be taken up to five times a year. Each attempt must be at least 16 days apart.

Purpose of the test

The intended purpose of the GMAT is to predict student success in graduate business programs.

Format and timing

The GMAT exam consists of four sections: an analytical writing assessment, an integrated reasoning section, a quantitative section, and a verbal section. Total testing time is three and a half hours, but test takers should plan for a total time of approximately four hours, with breaks. Test takers have 30 minutes for the analytical writing assessment and another 30 minutes to work through 12 questions, which often have multiple parts, on the integrated reasoning section and are given 75 minutes to work through 37 questions in the quantitative section and another 75 minutes to get through 41 questions in the verbal section.

Section Duration in minutes Number of questions
Analytical writing assessment 30 1 essay
Integrated reasoning 30 12
Quantitative 75 37
Verbal 75 41

 

Some facts about GMAT

  • The quantitative and verbal sections of the GMAT exam are both multiple-choice and are administered in the computer-adaptive format, adjusting to a test taker’s level of ability.
  • Test takers may register for the GMAT either online at mba.com or by calling one of the test centers.

Scoring –

The total GMAT score ranges from 200 to 800 and measures performance on the quantitative and verbal sections together. Scores are given in increments of 10 (e.g. 540, 550, 560, 570, etc.). After previewing his/her unofficial GMAT score, a GMAT test taker has two minutes to decide whether to keep or cancel a GMAT score at the test center. A test taker can also cancel a score online within the 72 hours after the scheduled exam start time. A cancelled score can be reinstated for 4 years and 11 months after the date of the test for a fee of $50.

Essay will be scored on the scale of 0-6.

Validity

Score will be valid up to 5 Years.