Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a standardized test for entry into graduate management courses like MBA. The test is accepted by more than 2,300 graduate business schools in 114 countries around the world. GMAT allows Universities to compare candidates and find the ones that will likely succeed. It is governed by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). The first test was administered in 1953.
There are four sections of the GMAT test – Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative Section and Verbal Section. The total duration of the test is three hours and seven minutes. Marks for the quantitative and verbal section are distributed in the range of 200 to 800. The other two sections are scored separately.
The test aims to measure the analytical writing, problem solving and logical reasoning ability of the students. These abilities are vital to success in the real business world. Students need to know GMAT specific grammar and must require knowledge of certain algebra, geometry and arithmetic. The exam fee is $250.
GMAT AT GAMA EDUCATION
GAMA Education has been providing GMAT preparation classes since 2008. We have helped hundreds of students attain good marks in their GMAT test and gain admission at top business schools in the world, including some of the best business schools in USA.
We have a very practice intensive approach to GMAT preparation. Our teachers only spend a little part of the classes on theory. Once the basic theory is out of the way, we will provide you with bulks and bulks of GMAT practice questions. We will hold GMAT sample test (GMAT mock test) at the end of every week.
Our teachers will gauge your capability based on the performance of these tests. Once your strengths and weaknesses have been identified, we will provide special attention to the areas a student is relatively less competent in. This process will be repeated until a student is fully ready to appear in his/her GMAT examinations.
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There are four sections of a GMAT Test – Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA), Integrated Reasoning (IR), Quantitative Section and a Verbal Section. There are three options for the order you would like these four sections to appear. The order written in the first line is the default and original order of the GMAT exam.
The marks for Verbal and Quantitative section are distributed on a range of 200-600. AWA and IR are marked separately.
The total time provided for the test is three hours and seven minutes.
GMAT ANALYTICAL WRITING ASSESSMENT
You will be presented an essay and you must provide a critical argument about the subject matter of the essay. You must be able to spot any inconsistencies in the original argument and properly address them.
The total time provided for Analytical Writing Assessment is 30 minutes. This section is scored separately from the quantitative and verbal section. Marks will be distributed on a scale of 0 (lowest) to 6 (highest).
GMAT INTEGRATED REASONING
You will be provided 12 questions with possible sub-questions for each main question. The questions in the Integrated Reasoning section will be of four types – multi source reasoning, graphics interpretation, table analysis and two-part analysis.
You will be provided 30 minutes to complete this section. This section is also scored separately from the verbal and quantitative section. Marks will be given in the scale of 1 (lowest) to 8 (highest).
GMAT QUANTITATIVE SECTION
There are 31 questions in the quantitative section. You will be provided 62 minutes to complete these questions. This section measures your quantitative reasoning and quantitative problem solving abilities. There are two types of questions – Data Sufficiency and Problem Solving.
Problem solving questions test your ability to solve quantitative problems. Data sufficiency questions are aimed to test whether or not you have the ability to analyze a problem, see if or not there is enough information present to solve the problem and solve a problem if enough information is present. You will require knowledge of arithmetic, algebra and geometry to solve these problems. Use of calculator is not allowed.
GMAT VERBAL REASONING
The verbal reasoning section provides 36 questions to be answered in 65 minutes. The questions are of following types – critical reasoning, reading comprehension and sentence correction. There are five answer options for each question and you must select the correct one.
This section tests your ability to draw conclusion after analyzing a piece of information, reason properly, make proper use of grammar and communicate effectively. When more than one answer seems relevant, you need to pick the most appropriate one. This section and the quantitative section are scored together. The marks for these two sections are provided in a range of 200 to 800.
GMAT SCORE MEANING
The average score of all GMAT exam takers in 2017 was 556.04.
This is a very modest score and you will not get admission at good business schools based on this score. For reference, you can have a look at some of the top business schools in USA and the average GMAT score of the students that were accepted by these business schools.
Harvard University – Average GMAT Score: 731
University of Chicago – Average GMAT Score: 730
Stanford University – Average GMAT Score: 737
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – Average GMAT Score: 722
Columbia University – Average GMAT Score: 727
Since you will be competing with other students for entry into a business school, your percentile ranking is of even greater importance than the absolute score. 75 Percentile means you were better than or equal to 75 percent of all students who appeared the exam.
Here is a current breakdown of how absolute scores compare with percentile ranking:
GMAT Score Percentile Ranking
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