GMAT Training

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a standardized test used by business schools to assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in business and management. The test measures verbal, mathematical, and analytical writing skills that have been developed over a long period of time and are considered important for success in graduate-level business studies.

The GMAT is administered worldwide in secure, standardized testing centers. It is a computer adaptive test, which means that the difficulty of the questions adapts to the test-taker's ability level. The test takes approximately 3.5 hours to complete and consists of four sections: Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, and Verbal.

The purpose of the GMAT is to provide business schools with a standardized measure of applicants' abilities and to help schools make informed decisions about which applicants to admit to their programs. It is one of several factors that business schools consider when evaluating applicants, along with academic transcripts, work experience, and other factors.

Exam Pattern:

Module No. of Questions Question Types Duration
Analytical Writing Assessment 1 Topic Analysis of Argument 30 minutes
Integrated Reasoning 12 Multi-Source Reasoning

Graphics Interpretation

Two-Part Analysis

Table Analysis

30 minutes
Quantitative 37 Data Sufficiency 75 Minutes
Verbal 41 Reading Comprehension Critical Reasoning Sentence Correction 75 Minutes

GMAT Module :

The GMAT has the following sections:

Section 1: Analytical Writing Assessment

This section has a 30-minute essay where you have to Examine and analyse the given argument.

Analysis of an Argument

  1. Figure out the reasoning behind an argument
  2.  Critically examine the same
  3.  present your answer in a methodical manner
  4.  Consider various viewpoints
  5.  Support your answer with appropriate examples and explanation

The scores for this section are on a six point scale. Your essay is given two independent ratings and then an average is considered.

Section 2: Integrated Reasoning (IR)

This new section of the GMAT was introduced in June 2012. It has 12 questions with thirty minutes to answer this section. This section has replaced one of the AWA essays. It is scored in points of 1 to 8. This section has four different question types:

Table Analysis: The information is in a table format the questions have to be answered in T/F or Y/N

Graphics Interpretation: As the name suggests you have to fill in the answers using an image or graph given.

Multi-Source Reasoning: Here you have to gather information by clicking on the tabs provided. The data available may be presented either as text or in the form of charts, tables.

Two-Part Analysis: The answers in a table form have the two components occupying the first two columns and the answer options are to be given in the third column.

Section 3: Quantitative Section

This is the third section of the GMAT. You have to attempt 37 questions with 75 minutes to complete this section. The questions are designed to put your math skills to test. They revolve around basic arithmetic, algebra and geometry. This section has multiple choice questions that fall in the following two categories:

Data sufficiency

Problem solving questions

Section 4: GMAT Verbal Section

In this last section of the GMAT, you’ll have 75 minutes to answer 41 multiple choice questions.

There are three sub sections:

Reading comprehension: You are given a passage where you’ll have to understand the underlying meaning and grasp the relationship of the entities involved.

Critical reasoning: There are 14 questions in this section where you have to choose the correct answer choice from the given list. Usually by identifying the strengthening or weakening arguments.

Sentence correction: This part tests your familiarity with the English grammar rules. You have to select the answer choice that gives correct meaning to the sentence.

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