The GMAT test,Graduate Management Admission Test , is a computer-based assessment that is a valid and reliable predictor of your academic performance in today’s graduate management classrooms. Leading business schools and management education programs worldwide recognize the GMAT as the most effective predictor of success. These validity and reliability are important to schools when making admission decisions.
The GMAT test measures higher-order reasoning skills rather than facts. GMAT scores are used by business schools globally for their business and management programs, including MBAs, Masters in Management, Masters of Finance and many others.
Today, more than 5,700 programmes worldwide use the GMAT test as an objective way to compare the academic potential of prospective students – no matter their education, citizenship, age, or gender.
GMAT test scores are valid for five years so you have the flexibility of choosing whether to start your graduate studies right after university or later.
Tests are available around the world, in more than 110 test centers, virtually every day of the year.
How is the GMAT test administered?
The GMAT test is administered entirely in English. The quantitative and verbal sections of the exam are computer adaptive, meaning questions are chosen for you based on how you have answered the previous questions. In general, the more correct answers you give, the more difficult the test becomes. Your score is based on both the difficulty of the questions answered and the number of correct answers. By adjusting to your individual ability level, the computer adaptive test shortens the time it takes to complete the exam and establishes a higher level of accuracy than a fixed test.
What is the GMAT test format?
The GMAT test consists of the following four sections:
- GMAT Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA): The AWA section consists of one 30-minute essay called “Analysis of an Argument”. The AWA section measures your ability to think critically and to communicate ideas.
- GMAT Integrated Reasoning Section: The 30-minute Integrated Reasoning section consists of 12 questions that measure your ability to analyze and synthesize data in different formats and from multiple sources.
- GMAT Quantitative Section: The 75-minute Quantitative section consists of 37 questions that measure your ability to reason quantitatively, solve quantitative problems, and interpret graphic data.
- GMAT Verbal Section: The 75-minute Verbal section consists of 41 questions measuring your ability to analyze texts, draw inferences, and convey meaning effectively in English.
Please note: Because the computer scores each question before selecting the next one, you can’t skip questions, change or return to your responses to previous questions.