GMAT is extremely important for those students who are interested in continuing their education in business administration. Mainly because schools globally use the test as a criterion for admission into a wide range of graduate and business management programs such as MBA, masters of finance, accountancy, marketing and many others.
The GMAT test measures abilities in four broad categories: verbal, quantitative, analytical writing and integrated reasoning. It does not test specific subject knowledge.
|Areas of Measure||Coverage||Questions||Time Duration|
|41 Questions||75 Minutes|
|37 Questions||75 Minutes|
|Analytical Writing||Writing Asignment on One Topic||One Topic||30 Minutes|
|12 Questions||30 Minutes|
The verbal section measures the ability to read and comprehend written material, reason and evaluate arguments and correct grammar and sentences.
The quantitative section measures the ability to reason quantitatively, solve quantitative problems, and interpret graphic data. Questions require knowledge of arithmetic, elementary algebra and common concepts of geometry.
The analytical writing section consists of one 30-minute writing eassy which include analysis of an argument. It is important to be able to analyze the reasoning behind a given argument and write a critique of that argument.
Integrated reasoning is a new section designed to measure an applicant's ability to evaluate data presented in multiple formats from multiple sources.
For each of the scaled scores, applicants also receive a percentile ranking from 0-99%. Percentile rank in each section reflects an applicant's performance in each section relative to all the GMAT test-takers.
The cost of the exam is US $250 .
Applicants can register for the GMAT either online at mba.com or by calling one of the test centers. To schedule an exam, an appointment must be made at one of the designated test centers. The GMAT may not be taken more than once within 31 days, even if the scores are canceled. Official GMAT exam study materials are available on the mba.com online store and through third-party stores and vendors.
The GMAT test does not have specific scheduled dates – applicants can
schedule their appointment directly with a local test centre.
schedule their GMAT exam year
round at various test centres in the
Applicants are allowed to take the GMAT test more than once. However, applicants are not allowed to take the GMAT Test more than once within any 31 calendar days or more than five (5) times within any 12 month period.