Graduate Management Admission Test™ (GMAC) 2020-21, All Details GMAT & GRE, The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) is a global, mission-driven association of leading graduate business schools. GMAT™ Exam Designed by business schools for business schools, the GMAT™ exam assesses the skills most relevant to success in a graduate management program. More than 200,000 business school candidates per year take the GMAT exam exclusively for application to graduate management education programs. GMAT™ Exam Offered in computer adaptive (CAT) format only. The GMAT™ exam adapts for each question in the Quantitative and Verbal sections of the test. Total testing time: 3 hours and 7 minutes. For the GMAT™ exam, computer adaptive testing (CAT) determines the difficulty of the next question based on the candidate’s previous response and ability. As the GMAT uses CAT during the entire Quant and Verbal section, it provides a more efficient, secure, and accurate and accurate measure of a candidate’s abilities.
Individual section scores + GMAT total score.
- Overall scores range from 200-800 points in 10-point increments
- Quant section scores range from 6-51, in 1-point increments
- Verbal section scores range from 6-51, in 1-point increments
- Analytical Writing Assessment scores range from 0-6, in half point increments
- Integrated Reasoning scores range from 1-8, in 1-point increments
GMAT™ Syllabus 2020-21
The GMAT™ is a computer-adaptive standardized test that is used as one of the entrance criteria for admission to B-schools across the world. MBA aspirants from around the world take the GMAT to showcase their analytical reasoning and data-handling skills.GMAT™ has the following test format:
The GMAT exam lasts for approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes, if you choose to take the two optional 8-minute breaks. Students have the flexibility to choose the order in which they wish to
attempt the exam. GMAT score ranges from 200-800. Analytical Writing Assessment This section of the exam requires you to analyse a given argument and write a critique on it. The argument topics are mostly of general interest and may be related to business. AWA will check your ability to organize your thoughts and use of given evidence to support your viewpoint.
This GMAT section requires you to analyse and evaluate information presented in multiple formats. IR questions will challenge both your quantitative and verbal skills. Question types can largely be grouped into:
Multi-source reasoning – questions will ask you to synthesize, compare, interpret or apply the information presented in written passages, tables, graphs, diagrams and other types of visual representation
Table analysis – questions ask you to determine statistics, ratios, proportions or probabilities, etc. from given spreadsheet-like table with drop-down menu
Graphics interpretation – fill-in-the-blanks type questions to be answered on the basis of given bar graphs, line graphs, scatterplots and bubble graphs
Two-part analysis – questions will ask you to calculate proportion, determine trade-offs, etc. and choose answer options that will be given in tabular format.
The Quantitative section of the GMAT has questions that can be grouped into two types: Problem Solving and Data Sufficiency. Topics are traditionally grouped under:
Arithmetic – numbers and their powers and roots, fractions, decimals, percentages, ratio and proportion, sets, counting methods, discrete probability
Algebra – equations, inequalities, absolute value, functions and exponents
Geometry – lines and angles, polygons, circles, solids, coordinate geometry
Word problems – rate, time and work, mixtures, simple and compound interest, discounts, profit and loss, geometry problems, measurement problems and data interpretation Verbal Reasoning This section measures your ability to read and comprehend written content and to reason and evaluate arguments. Three types of verbal reasoning questions are:
Reading comprehension – questions ask you to refer to a passage of up to 350 words and answer questions based on main idea, supporting ideas, inferences, context, style and tone, etc.
Critical reasoning – questions check you on argument construction, argument evaluation and formulating/evaluating a plan of action.
Sentence correction – questions are categorised into agreement, diction, grammatical construction, idiom, logical predication, parallelism, rhetorical construction and verb form.
Business schools trust the GMAT™ exam
Created by business schools for business schools, the GMAT exam is the most trusted, proven and well-understood predictor of academic success. The exam provides admissions officers with access to the largest pipeline of candidates committed to graduate business management studies and allows them to build a diverse and successful class.
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