test is offered year-round, but only in the last 3 weeks of every calendar month. It tests students on verbal skills, quantitative skills (math) and analytical writing skills
About the GMAT (Graduate Management Aptitude Test)
The GMAT is only available as a computer adaptive test (CAT) that adapts to your performance as you take the test. The test is no longer available as a paper and pencil exam.
The GMAT Test is a multiple-choice test that most business schools use for admission into their graduate programs.
The Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT®) consists of three main parts, the Analytical Writing Assessment, Quantitative section, and Verbal section.
Analytical Writing Assessment (30 + 30 mins = 1 hour)
The GMAT begins with the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA). The AWA consists of two separate writing tasks. Analysis of an Issue and Analysis of an Argument. Test takers are allowed 30 minutes to complete each essay.
Quantitative Section (37 questions; 75 minutes)
The AWA is followed by an optional five-minute break, hich is followed by the Quantitative section of the GMAT. This section contains 37 multiple-choice questions of two question types
Data Sufficiency and
Test takers are allowed a maximum of 75 minutes to complete the entire section. Verbal Section(41 questions; 75 minutes)
After a second optional five-minute break, the Verbal Section of the GMAT begins. This section contains 41 multiple-choice questions of three question types
Critical Reasoning and
Test takers are allowed a maximum of 75 minutes to complete the entire section.
GMAT Scoring Pattern
The Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT®) yields four scores
Verbal (Scores range from 0 to 60)
Quantitative (Scores range from 0 to 60)
Total (Scores range from 200 to 800) and
Analytical Writing Assessment (Scores range from 0 to 6 in half-point intervals).
Each of these scores is reported on a fixed scale and will appear on the official GMAT score reports that you and your designated score recipients (schools) receive.
Scores below 9 and above 44 for the Verbal section or below 7 and above 50 for the Quantitative section are rare. Both scores are on a fixed scale and can be compared across any GMAT administration. And two-thirds of test takers score between 400 and 600.
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