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30+ Hours of Concept Classes for Quant, 30 Hours for Verbal.
Clear all your doubts in concepts & questions with the same classroom faculty
You can revise concepts taught in class later on from the comfort of your home.
Extensive Analytical Reading sessions to build ability in students to comprehend the toughest CAT passages.
Focus on Mental Mathematics and Logical Maths techniques to ensure faster question&puzzle solving which will ensure you are a champ at the QA/LR Sections.
Class entry is permitted only if you submit your weekly homework.
In the next class you would be tested on the concepts and questions covered in the previous class.
The Graduate Management Admission Test(GMAT) is a test used by leading business schools around the world to assess the suitability of a candidate for management programmes. It is a generalist test that tests a candidate’s quantitative, verbal, reasoning and writing skills. The test is not a test of business skills but rather tests cognitive skills of a high school level. Of most relevance to admission panels are the quantitative and verbal sections. The Quantitative section consists of 37 questions to be done over 75 minutes while the Verbal section has 41 questions to be done over 75 minutes.The test is a computer adaptive test, thus the difficulty level of the test goes up with each question you get right and goes down with each question you get wrong. Scores also correspondingly rise or fall. The way business schools interpret and use these scores varies a lot depending on their policies. The average GMAT score for the ISB class of 2016 was 700. The average GMAT scores of other B Schools such as Great Lakes and SP Jain were slightly lower
Executive MBA’s: The executive MBA’s at IIM A,B, C, L , XLRI also accept the GMAT score as an admission input.
The student may register online on mba.com or call one of the test centres to register for the programme. The cost of the exam is $ 250. A student has the option to cancel his or her score or of reporting it after viewing the score.
The GMAT is scored from 200 to 800. The quantitative section is scored from 0 to 60, while the verbal section is scored from 0 to 51. The average score on the GMAT is about 540. Scores are graded in 10 point increments. Thus scores can be 630, 640, 650 etc and not 635 or 634.
It is a 4 section test administered over 4 hours and 4 sections. The actual testing time is 3 and a half hours excluding breaks as shown below
|Section||Time( in minutes)||No of Questions|
|Analytical Writing Assessment||30||N/A|
The AWA has a single task involving analysis of an argument. One’s ability to understand the reasoning behind an argument and the ability to criticise the same are essential to this task. The essay one writes is evaluated by two examiners. The first is a computerised reading evaluator and the second is by an examiner appointed by GMAC. The automated essay scoring engine uses algorithms and programmed features that evaluate structural and linguistic such as variety and organization. The average of both the ratings is taken. In the situation where both the ratings differ by more than 1 point, an expert reader is called to evaluate the essay and provide a rating. The AWA is graded on a scale of 1 to 6 with 1 being minimum.
|1||An essay that is deficient.|
|2||An essay that is flawed.|
|3||An essay that is limited.|
|4||An essay that is adequate.|
|5||An essay that is strong.|
|6||An essay that is outstanding.|
The Integrated Reasoning section was introduced in 2012 to evaluate a candidate’s ability to work with different types of data. The section consists of 12 questions which might include multiple parts . The ability to work with graphs, tables and reasoning is tested. Integrated reasoning scores range from 1-8. Performance on the IR and AWA sections do not contribute to the total GMAT score. Yet it is important as more and more schools have started considering it as an admissions criteria.
The verbal section of the GMAT checks a candidates skills in reading comprehension, critical reasoning and sentence correction. The essential skills tested are the ability to comprehend ideas and reasoning in written English language. Reading comprehension passages are from disparate fields of study such as social science, economics, humanities, management, physical sciences and history. The Reading Comprehension passages vary in length and can be from one paragraph to several paragraphs long.
Questions test the candidate’s ability to evaluate a point of view, understand an argument, compare two arguments, draw inferences, understand the meaning of words and statements based on context and the ability to think logically.
Sentence Correction questions are a test of the candidate’s grammatical ability in the English language. In this type of question five options are given for constructing a sentence. The test taker must select the one that is most effective and grammatically correct without altering the meaning of the sentence.
The quantitative section of the GMAT tests knowledge of algebra, geometry and arithmetic. It is a test of the candidatesability to reason quantitatively, solve quantitative problems, interpret graphic data, and analyze and use information given in a problem. The question types include problem solving and data sufficiency. The use of calculators is not allowed, However candidates are provided with scratch paper to do their calculations. Scores range from 0 to 60, although GMAC only reports scores between 6 and 51.
Data Sufficiency questions are unique to the GMAT and require a candidate to state whether there is enough information to solve the given problem. One is not required to solve the actual problem but to state if the information that is available is sufficient for solving the problem.
Hriday G Sarat