GMAT acronym for Graduate Management Aptitude Test is a tried and tested formula spanning 6 decades and has been the test of choice to get a passport to the world’s best B-Schools (business). The world over, close to 5,000 schools accept the GMAT score predominantly for the sole reason that the score aptly tests the candidate’s managerial skills in the confines of the class and subsequently in the candidate’s professional life. The best part of GMAT is the flexibility it offers, i.e. the candidate decides the dates of his/her GMAT based on his/her preparation.

GMAT Exam Structure and Style

Exam Structure

The exam structure for the GMAT exam is as follows:
Section Time Limit Questions / Topic Tasks
Quantitative 62 minutes 31 questions Problem Solving
Data Sufficiency
Verbal 65 minutes 36 questions Sentence Correction
Critical Reasoning
Reading Comprehension
Integrated Reasoning 30 minutes 12 items Table Analysis
Graphics Interpretation
Multi-Source Reasoning
Two-Part Analysis
Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) 30 minutes 1 topic Analysis of Argument
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GMAT Information

Type: Computer-based
Developer: Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)
Skills tested: Quantitative Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, Integrated Reasoning, Analytical Writing
Purpose: Admission in graduate management programs of business schools
Duration: 3.5 hours
Score range: Quantitative Reasoning 0-60 (in 1 point increments)
Verbal Reasoning 0-60 (in 1 point increments)
Integrated Reasoning 1-8 (in 1 point increments)
Analytical Writing 0-6 (in 0.5 point increments)
Total score range of verbal and quantitative is 200 -800
Score validity: 5 years
Language: English
Fee: US $250