The Graduate Management Admission Test is a computer adaptive test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA program
The GMAT Exam Consists of Four Sections:
Analytical Writing Assessment – To measure the ability of thinking and communicating ideas
Integrated Reasoning – To measure the ability to analyze data and evaluating the information available in multiple formats
Quantitative Reasoning – To measure the ability to analyze data and making conclusions based on reasoning
Verbal Reasoning – To measure the ability of a candidate about reading and understanding the written material also, evaluating arguments and make them correct written material so as to conform to standard written English.
The candidate has 3.5 hours in total to complete the test that includes two optional breaks.
GMAT - Eligibility
The candidates must know the minimum eligibility criteria of GMAT. The following criteria must be fulfilled by the candidate for GMAT eligibility:
- The candidate must have a basic educational qualification any registered university or college.
- The age of an applicant must be a minimum of 18 years. In case, below 18 years of age, an applicant appears for the GMAT, an NOC (No Objection Certificate) is required from the guardian.
- An applicant can appear for GMAT 8 times in a lifetime and have 5 chances to appear in a year.
- Once a candidate appears for GMAT, he or she can appear for another GMAT exam after 16 days of the first exam.
- There is no minimum work experience is needed for GMAT. However, this criterion is preferred by business schools across the world.
GMAT Analytical Writing Assessment
This section consists of topics on which the applicants are required to write or else, there will be a passage on which the questions will be asked and as per the given passage, the candidates are required to answer.
This section focuses on analyzing the skills of a candidate to use reasoning and argument. The candidates are judged based on the given argument how well he or she reasoned the argument.
In this, you will be asked to write an essay on the provided topic. The opinion of at least 600 words is required to write the essay on the topic. Either it can be in favour of the given statement or candidates may present their views on the statement. However, the candidate must take care of their opinion. It should be properly structured and mannerly explained it is the basis of judgments and result of the GMAT exam.
GMAT Integrated Reasoning Syllabus
There is a new addition in the GMAT Exam syllabus i.e. Integrated Reasoning. The motive of this section is to test the ability of a candidate for evaluating the data represented in the graph or tabular format. It consists of 12 questions of the given types:
Through this section, the ability of a candidate is measured to sort and analyze a table of data such as a spreadsheet so as to find the important details or the information to meets certain conditions.
This section measures the skills of candidates to resolve complex problems. It can be verbal, quantitative problems or a combination of both. The format of this section covers a wide range of topics. Also, this measures the capability of a candidate to evaluate trade-offs, simultaneous equations, and discern relationships between two entities.
To evaluate the skills of a candidate on examining data from text passages, graphics, multiple sources tables, or a combination of three and examine each source of information very close to answer multiple questions. Also, the candidates may ask to draw inferences or determine whether data is useful and important. In some of the questions, the candidates might be asked to find the discrepancies among the data collected from different sources.
This section is designed to evaluate the skills of a candidate to interpret the graphical image or in a graph (X/Y graph, scatter plot, pie chart, bar chart, or statistical curve distribution) in order to analyze the relationships and draw inferences.
GMAT Quantitative Reasoning
This section has two parts; Data Sufficiency and Problem Solving. There will be 18 questions in the Data Sufficiency section and the same number of question will be there in the Problem-Solving part. The questions will have multiple choice answers (MCQs) and it will be objective type questions. The questions of this section will be expected on the basis of the given math syllabus:
This evaluates the skills of logic and analytical reasoning that a candidate possesses to solve quantitative problems.
It evaluates the ability of a candidate to analyze a quantitative problem, recognize of the important data, and find out the data required to solve the problems.