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What is GMAT?

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a computer-based adaptive standardized Test conducted to provide admission in business schools in Abroad like the USA and other English Speaking Countries. The GMAT Exam is usually conducted in Mathematics and English Language for measuring aptitude to succeed academically in graduate business studies. The Business Schools commonly use this Test as the primary selection criteria for admission into graduate business admission programs like MBA, Master of Accountancy, and Master of Finance Programs.

The GMAT Exam is not conducted to assess business knowledge or intelligence, it is used to assess candidates analytical writing and problem-solving abilities. This GMAT Entrance Exam is conducted every year via computer at various locations across the world. In Some Countries, The GMAT is also offered either at temporary computer-based testing centers on a limited schedule or as a paper-based test (given once or twice a year) at local testing centers, if the network of computers has not yet been established. The GMAT Exam can be taken up to times a year, but each attempt must be at least 16 days apart.

More than 2100 Universities and Institutions in Foreign Countries use this GMAT Exam to provide admission in more than 5900 business programs. According to a Survey conducted by Kaplan Test Prep, Despite the increasing acceptability of GRE Scores, the GMAT is still the number one choice for MBA aspirants. This GMAT Test measures the verbal, mathematical, and analytical writing skills of the Candidate. Generally, this test takes four hours to complete. The Maximum Score that can be achieved in the GMAT Exam is 800. And the achieved GMAT Scores are valid for five years at most institutions from the date of the test has been taken.

GMAT Exam Pattern

Generally, the GMAT Exam consists of four sections namely Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) section in the first section, Integrated Reasoning Section, Quantitative Section, and Verbal Ability Section follow respectively. Where in the first section a Topic will be given to the student to write an essay for the Analysis of Argument and in Quantitative section, the questions will be asked from Data Sufficiency to measure Problem solving efficiency of the candidate. In Verbal Section the question types of Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, and Sentence Correction may be asked. The Detailed GMAT Exam Pattern has given below check it and prepare for the GMAT Exam.

S.No GMAT Test Section No of Questions Types of Questions Duration
1. Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) 1 Topic Analysis of Argument 30 Minutes
2. Integrated Reasoning 12 Questions Multi-Source Reasoning
Graphics Interpretation
Two-Part Analysis
Table Analysis
30 Minutes
3. Quantitative 37 Questions Data Sufficiency
Problem Solving
75 Minutes
4. Verbal 41 Questions Reading Comprehension
Critical Reasoning
Sentence Correction
75 Minutes
Total Duration 3:30 Minutes

GMAT Exam Syllabus

As we already know the the GMAT Exam consists of 4 sections, you should know clearly about the questions asked in each section, because each section covers questions from various subjects. So check the type of questions asked in each section before going to attend the GMAT entrance exam. To be helpful for the candidates who are going to attend the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) here, we have given the GMAT Syllabus from which the questions may be asked in the main exam.

Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA)

In Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) Section, the students may be asked to analyze the reason behind the given Argument and to write a critique of that argument. The Analytical section measures the student ability in critical thinking and communication of their ideas. In this section, the questions look like complete the directions, a question, and an actual answer. You are expected to ask below type of questions in this section

  • Examine and analyze the given argument.
  • Figure out the reasoning behind an argument and write a critique of the same.
  • Work out a methodical approach to present your answer.
  • Consider various viewpoints.
  • Support your answer with appropriate examples and explanation.
  • Be sure of the right grammar usage while presenting your answer.

Integrated Reasoning Section

The integrated reasoning section consists of questions that analyze skills you need to succeed in the technological world and measures your ability to evaluate information presented in multiple formats from multiple sources. In this section, you can expect four types of questions, they are

  • Graphics interpretation.
  • Two-part analysis.
  • Table Analysis.
  • Multi-Source Reasoning.

Quantitative Section

In this Section of the GMAT Exam, the asked questions will be like secondary school level Maths questions. This Quantitative Section measures candidates ability to analyze data and draw conclusions using reasoning skills. The asked questions in this section will be like

  • Data Sufficiency.
  • Problem Solving.

Verbal Section

The Verbal Section of the GMAT Exam analyzes your ability to read, understand, analyze, and apply information and concepts presented in written form. In the GMAT Exam, the questions may be asked from

  • Reading Comprehension.
  • Critical Reasoning.
  • Sentence Correction.