Information about GMAT

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  • Apr 26, 2019

Information about GMAT

The GMAT is the preferred test across Global B Schools  for entry into MBA programmes. It has been administered for over 60 years  and is a reliable indicator of potential academic competence

GMAT Pattern

The GMAT is a four section test administered over 3 hours 7 minutes with two optional 8 minute breaks

Structure of the GMAT

Section

Questions

Time

Scoring

Analytical Writing (AWA)

One "Analyze an Argument" task

30 minutes

0-6 (in 0.5-point increments)

Integrated Reasoning

12 questions

30 minutes

1-8 (in 1-point increments)

Quantitative Reasoning

31 questions

62 minutes

6-51 (in 1-point increments)

Verbal Reasoning

36 questions

65 minutes

6-51 (in 1-point increments)

 

Order of Sections

You have the flexibility to choose from three options for your exam's section order:

1.    Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, Verbal

2.    Verbal, Quantitative, Integrated Reasoning, Analytical Writing Assessment

3.    Quantitative, Verbal, Integrated Reasoning, Analytical Writing Assessment

Test Design Features

The GMAT General Test is a Computer Adaptive Test in which within a section the difficulty of every question changes according to the response to the previous question of the candidate. In case the answer to the previous question is right the difficulty level increases. In case the answer to the previous question is wrong the difficulty level goes down

Scoring of Sections

1. The AWA Section is scored from 0-6 in 0.5 point increments.

2. The IR  Section is scored from 1-8 in 0.5 point increments

3. The Quantitative Reasoning and Verbal Reasoning scores are converted into a combined scaled score out of 800. Thus the scores we hear such as 750 or 700  are a scaled score out of 800.

Test Content

Verbal Reasoning

There are three types of questions in the Verbal Section: Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, and Sentence Correction. Reading Comprehension and Critical Reasoning questions have sub-types that are designed to test specific verbal skills.

Quantitative Reasoning

There are two types of questions in the Quantitative Section – Problem Solving and Data Sufficiency. Both types of questions require some knowledge of arithmetic, elementary algebra and commonly known concepts of geometry. Rest assured that the difficulty of the questions stems from the logic and analytical skills required, not the underlying math skills. Note that you cannot use a calculator while working on the Quantitative section.

Problem Solving

  • Measures your ability to use logic and analytical reasoning to solve quantitative problems.
  • You solve the problem and indicate the best of five answer choices.

Data Sufficiency

  • Measures your ability to analyze a quantitative problem, recognize which data is relevant, and determine at what point there are enough data to solve the problem.
  • You will be given a problem that consists of a question and two statements. Using the data in the statements, plus your knowledge of math and everyday facts, you decide whether you have enough data in the statement to answer the question asked.

Integrated Reasoning

There are four types of questions in the Integrated Reasoning Section—Multi-Source Reasoning, Table Analysis, Graphics Interpretation, and Two-Part Analysis. The questions involve both quantitative and verbal reasoning, either separately or in combination. There are two special features of this section: many questions require more than one response, and you will be able to use an online calculator with basic functions to answer the questions. Because the questions are designed to test your ability to integrate data to solve complex problems, you must answer all responses to a question correctly; no partial credit will be given.

For each Integrated Reasoning question type, you can sample multiple questions using the links below, and click the button at the bottom of the sample question screen to reveal the correct response.

Multi-Source Reasoning—Measures your ability to examine data from multiple sources text passages, tables, graphics, or some combination of the three—and to analyze each source of data carefully to answer multiple questions. Some questions will require you to recognize discrepancies among different sources of data. Others will ask you to draw inferences, and still others may require you to determine whether data is relevant.

Table Analysis—Measures your ability sort and analyze a table of data, similar to a spreadsheet, in order to determine what information is relevant or meets certain conditions.

Graphics Interpretation—Measures your ability to interpret the information presented in a graph or other graphical image (scatter plot, x/y graph, bar chart, pie chart, or statistical curve distribution) to discern relationships, and make inferences.

Two-Part Analysis—Measures your ability to solve complex problems. They could be quantitative, verbal, or some combination of both. The format is intentionally versatile to cover a wide range of content. Your ability to evaluate trade-offs, solve simultaneous equations, and discern relationships between two entities is measured.

Analytical Writing

The Analytical Writing Assessment Section of the GMAT exam requires that you analyze the reasoning behind a given argument and write a critique of that argument. Your ability to think critically and to communicate your ideas through an essay in English is measured.

The Analytical Writing Assessment section consists of one 30-minute writing task—Analysis of an Argument. The arguments on the test include topics of general interest related to business, or a variety of other subjects. Specific knowledge of the essay topic is not necessary; only your capacity to write analytically is assessed.

Test Fees

The Test Fees in India is $250

Score Validity  and Attempts

You may take the GMAT exam:

  • Once every 16 calendar days
  • No more than five times in a rolling 12-month period
  • No more than eight times total

 



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Feb 14, 2020
vikash baranwal
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