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GMAT

TEST

FULL FORM

WHAT IS IT?

PURPOSE

VALIDITY OF SCORE

TAKING THE EXAM MORE THAN ONCE

GMAT Graduate Management Admission Test GMAT exam is intended to assess analytical writing & problem-solving abilities with logic and critical reasoning skills that are important in real-world business and management success. Admission to a graduate management programme such as MBA. Up to 5 years, though a few universities have their own validity criteria. It can be taken up to five times a year, provided that each attempt is at least 16 days apart.

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a standardized assessment that helps business schools assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in business and management. Schools use the test as a predictor of academic performance in an MBA program or in other graduate management programs. GMAT score is accepted by countries like USA, Canada, and Singapore etc.

The exam measures basic verbal, mathematical, and analytical writing skills that you have developed over a long period of time in your education and work. It does NOT measure your knowledge of business, your job skills, specific content in your undergraduate or first university course work, your abilities in any other specific subject area, or subjective qualities such as motivation, creativity, and interpersonal skills.

The GMAT® exam consists of three main parts:

  • It begins with the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA). The AWA consists of two separate writing tasks- Analysis of an Issue and Analysis of an Argument. You are allowed 30 minutes to complete each one.

  • Following an optional ten-minute break, you begin the Quantitative Section of the GMAT exam. This section contains 37 multiple-choice questions of two question types Data Sufficiency and Problem Solving. A maximum of 75 minutes is permitted to complete the entire section.

  • After a second optional ten-minute break, you begin the Verbal Section of the GMAT exam. This section contains 41 multiple choice questions of three types- Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, and Sentence Correction. A maximum of 75 minutes is permitted to complete the entire section.

The purpose of the GMAT is to measure ones ability to think systematically and to employ the verbal and mathematical skills that one has acquired throughout his/her years of schooling. One is expected to have basic knowledge about algebra (but not calculus), geometry and arithmetic, the basic conventions of standard written English, and to be able to write an analytical essay.

 

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