GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) is a standardized test required for getting admission in MBA programs and in some MS programs. Almost all of the major business school requires the applicant to take GMAT. GMAT tests applicant in quantitative reasoning, verbal reasoning, integrated reasoning, and analytical writing. A good GMAT score can help you get a competitive edge in your application.
SECTIONS ON GMAT –
There are 4 sections that you will encounter on GMAT –
1) Analytical Writing
In this section, an argument will be presented and you will be asked to analyze it.
2) Integrated Reasoning
There will be 12 question in this section and the max score that can be achieved is 8. The questions will range from quantitative section to critical reasoning.
3) Quantitative Reasoning
There will be 37 questions that need to be answered in 75 mins. The max score can be obtained is 52. The questions will consist of Algebra, Number Properties, Geometry, Word Problems etc. These questions are asked mainly two types Problem Solving and Data Sufficiency.
4) Verbal Reasoning
There will be 41 questions. The questions will consist of Sentence Correction, Critical Reasoning, and Reading Comprehension. The max score can be obtained is 52.
SCORE CALCULATION –
The GMAT is a computer-adaptive test, which means is that the questions that you see on the test are adjusted based on your performance. If you are performing really well, you are likely to see harder questions and vice verse. The main score 800 is calculated based on Quantitative Reasoning and Verbal Reasoning only. Along with the total score out of 800, you will also get the sectional score. The Analytical Writing and Integrated Reasoning score get calculated separately.
DURATION – Total duration is 3.5 hours. Section wise breakup is as below –
Analytical Writing – 30 mins
Integrated Reasoning – 30 mins
Quantitative Reasoning – 75 mins
Verbal Reasoning – 75 mins
There are two 8 mins of break allowed during the test. However, the finger scan is taken during each break, resulting applicants break around 6 mins only.
1) After analytical writing and integrated reasoning.
2) After Quantitative reasoning.
COST – 250$