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GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)

Graduate Management Admission Test or the GMAT is a compulsory test to be taken by students aiming  of getting admission to any Management level program in the USA. The GMAT is also accepted/ required by some institution in UK, Canada, Australian and New Zealand Universities.

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) examination consists of three main parts, the Analytical Writing Assessment, Quantitative section, and Verbal section.

Test Section # of Questions Timing
Analytical Writing Assessment    
Analysis of an Issue
Analysis of an Argument
1 topic
1 topic
30 minutes
30 minutes
Optional Rest Break   5 minutes
Quantitative Section 37 Questions 75 minutes
Problem Solving
Data Sufficiency
Optional Rest Break   5 minutes
Verbal Section 41 Questions 75 minutes
Reading Comprehension
Critical Reasoning
Sentence Correction

Test Preparation

A good score in GMAT plays a importnt role in admission as well as in obtaining financial assitance in the form of tuition waivers (partial/full). The higher the score, the greater are one's chances with most U.S, Canadian and Australian universities. Maximizing the score thus becomes the key .

General Information

Website www.mba.com
Type of test Computer Based Test, for a maximum score of 800
Number of sections 3
Duration 3 hours 30 minutes
Test Fee US $ 225
D.D favouring Pearson VUE - GMAT, payable at Minneapolis, U.S.A.

Score Reporting

To institutions 3 weeks
No. of tests Throughout the year
Number of free score reports 5 to the universities and one to the applicant
Additional Score Report Fee US $ 28 per report
Validity of Test Scores 5 Years
Scores 200-800 (with 2/3rd students scoring between 400-600) 600 + is a decent score

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