GMAT – Graduate Management Admission Test is a computer based standardized test which assesses the aptitude skill level within an individual for achieving the education from business schools. Leading business schools accept GMAT scores as one of the criteria for admission. Students from different backgrounds & experiences belonging to different nations in this field could take the GMAT test. Considerably more than 5000 graduate management administration courses across the world make use of GMAT scores as a factor in their admissions process.
The GMAT consists of four main sections—Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, and Verbal. Time taken to complete the exam is three and a half hours but plan for a total time of approximately four hours to include optional breaks.
- The cost to take the GMAT exam is US $250 globally.
- The maximum scaled score for the test is 800
- The GMAT exam generates 5 scores: AWA, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, Verbal, and Total.
- Each score is described on a fixed scale where the verbal and quantitative scores range from 0 to 60.
- Scores for the AWA range from 0 to 6 in half-point intervals.
The Integrated Reasoning section was introduced on June 5, 2012, and the IR scores range from 1 to 8 in single-digit intervals. The IR scores are calculated apart from Verbal & Quantitative just like the AWA and the score of IR doesnt affect the total score which will be range from 200 to 800.
Now the percentile score measures how well the student skill level compares with the peers. So for example if a student achieves a score of 720, putting the student in the 94th percentile. This percentile means that student score and skill level are greater than or equal to 94 % of all GMAT exam takers over the past 3 years.
1. Quantitative Section –
A. Problem-Solving questions are formed to test:
· Fundamental mathematical skills & concepts
· The competency to reason out quantitatively and solve quantitative questions.
Data-Sufficiency questions are designed to measure the ability to:
· Analyze a quantitative question
· Recognize & understand what kind of information is significant, and
· Decide upon at precisely what instance there is sufficient information to solve a problem.
2. Integrated reasoning section –
In the Integrated reasoning section, the student needs to analyze information from a variety of sources, and develop techniques and make decisions based on that information. A student needs to interpret the data presented in graphics, text, and numbers, Convert data from multiple sources into meaningful information
The four types of questions in IR are :
· Graphics Interpretation
· Two-Part Analysis
· Table Analysis
· Multi-Source Reasoning
|Analyze an Argument||30 minutes|
|12 Questions Types of Question
|Quantitative||37 Questions Types of Questions
|Verbal||41 Questions Types of Questions