The graduate management admission test is conducted to analyze the potential and knowledge of the students. This test is organized by the graduate management admission council to select the students in top business schools and universities for the MBA program based on rank or score. GMAT is a computer adaptive test and it covers various areas and divided into four sections which are analytical writing assessment, integrated reasoning, quantitative aptitude, and verbal ability. GMAT evaluate is a student capable of being selected in the best universities by checking their writing, verbal, reasoning, and quantitative skills. The total score is 800 points and the time given for the completion of the test is three hours and 7 minutes.The students should prepare well to get good scores.
Analytical writing assessment: This section consists of 1 topic, the time duration is 30-minutes. The score ranges from 0-6.
The analytical writing test analyzes the writing skills and vocabulary of the candidates. In this, a passage will be given asking different questions, and they have to answer. The topic could be of any area of interest.
- Issue topic: The students will be given a topic, and they have to write an essay in around 500 words. The candidates have to make sure of using the right punctuation, grammar and frame their answers properly.
- Argument: The candidates have to analyze the given argument. They have to examine and present the reasoning with valid facts. They can use an example for giving better explanations.
Integrated reasoning: In this section, 12 questions will be asked and the time given is 30-minutes. An integrated reasoning test will evaluate the problem-solving ability of the candidates. The questions will be given in multiple-choice.
- Table analysis: This section presents information in a table format. Candidates have to sort the data given in table format.
- Multi-source reasoning: The data is presented in text, table graphs. The candidates have to analyze each source of data carefully for answering multiple questions.
- Two-part analysis: The problem will be given in quantitative, verbal, or both. It evaluates the candidate’s ability to solving a complex problem.
- Graphic interpretation: Data is presented in graphs, charts, pie-charts, or curves. The candidates have to observe the information and find out the relationship between them and give a relevant solution.
Section 3- Quantitative reasoning: In this, a total of 31 questions will be asked and the time given is 62 minutes. This section consists of two parts Data sufficiency and problem-solving.
Quantitative reasoning test evaluate the candidate’s data analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Problem-solving: Questions related to geometry (lines and angles, circle, quadrilaterals, triangles), algebra (exponents and roots, permutations and components), arithmetic (fractions, percentage, decimals, probability, ratio proportion, multiple and factors) will be asked to assess mathematical skills.
- Data sufficiency: Candidates will be provided data and information, they have to interpret whether the data is important, and is it enough to solve the problem.
Section 4- Verbal reasoning: In this section, 36 multiple choice questions will be asked and the time given is 65 minutes. The score range from 6 to 51 scale.
Verbal reasoning will cover critical reasoning, parallelism, reading unseen passages, countable vs uncountable, sentence correction, verb tenses, idioms, punctuation, and reading.
- Critical reasoning: It evaluates the candidate’s ability to analyze the argument. They have to formulate argument and give valid reasoning.
- Sentence correction: It measures your grammatical skills and sentence formation, you have to construct the sentence concisely and clearly.
- Reading comprehension: It examines the candidate’s reading skills and ability to understand the written material. In this, a passage is given and you have to give answers.
GMAT syllabus is designed to evaluate the analytical, critical, problem-solving, data analysis, mathematical, reading, and writing skills of the candidates.