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 one predictor of academic performance in an MBA program or in other graduate management programs.
What does the GMAT Measure?
The GMAT 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.
Format and Timing
The GMAT exam consists of three main parts, the Analytical Writing Assessment, the Quantitative section, and the Verbal section.
Analytical Writing Assessment
The GMAT exam 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. You will be allowed a maximum of 75 minutes to complete the entire section.
Verbal 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 question types: Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning and Sentence Correction. You are allowed a maximum of 75 minutes to complete the entire section.
The purpose of the GMAT is to measure one's ability to think systematically and to employ the verbal and mathematical skills that one has acquired throughout his/her years of schooling.
The test does not aim to measure the knowledge of specific business or academic subjects. One is assumed to know basic algebra (but not calculus), geometry and arithmetic, to know the basic conventions of standard written English, and to be able to write an analytical essay.
Test-taking Strategies for GMAT
- Spend more time with the initial questions than the later questions.
- Answer as many questions as possible.
- Do an educated guess, if not sure with the answer.
- Pace him well and should be aware of remaining time.
- Confirm the answer only when he/she is confident about the selected option.
Similar to the GRE, this test also assesses three different skills of graduate students: verbal, quantitative and analytical writing. This test is administered at KCM, Satdobato but the test candidates should do either online registration or by sending completed application form and a bank draft for the test fee. For detailed information regarding test registration, students can collect an information bulletin from the USEF office at Ganeshwor or visit the official website of Graduate Management Admission Council www.gmat.org or www.mba.com.
Be careful about section exit and test quit commands, as one cannot go back to the previous section.
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