What is GMAT?
GMAT is abbreviation for Graduate Management Admission Test. It is a computerised examination created and administered by
the Educational Testing Service on behalf of the Graduate Management Admission Council. Virtually all good-quality business
schools in the world require it for their full-time MBA programs; many require it for other business programs as well.
What the GMAT Measures?
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.
GMAT Format and Timing
The GMAT exam consists of three main parts, the Analytical Writing Assessment, the Quantitative section, and the Verbal section.
GMAT: Analytical Writing Assessment
The GMAT exam begins with the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA). The GMAT AWA consists of two separate writing tasks¡ªAnalysis of an
Issue and Analysis of an Argument. You are allowed 30 minutes to complete each one.
GMAT: Quantitative Section
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¡ªData Sufficiency and Problem Solving.
You will be allowed a maximum of 75 minutes to complete the entire section.
GMAT: 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¡ªReading Comprehension,
Critical Reasoning, and Sentence Correction. You are allowed a maximum of 75 minutes to complete the entire GMAT Verbal section.