Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

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General Information:

The GMAT is usually required for graduate programs in business and management. The test contains verbal, quantitative, analytical, and essay sections. It is a computer-adaptive test (CAT) that is available, year-round, at test centers throughout the world. The Graduate Management Admissions Test, better known by the acronym GMAT (pronounced G-mat), is a standardized test for determining aptitude to succeed academically in graduate business studies. The test is used as one of the selection criteria by most business schools globally, most commonly for admission into an MBA program.

The Graduate Management Admissions Test is one of many factors schools use when reviewing applications for admission; it is typically balanced with work experience, grades in previous schools, recommendation letters and other admissions criteria.

Description of the Test:

Scores are valid for five years from the date the test taker sits for the exam.

Analytical Writing Assessment: The Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) section of the test consists of two essays. In the first, the student must analyze an argument and in the second the student must analyze an issue.

Quantitative and Verbal Sections: The quantitative section consists of 37 multiple choice questions, which must be answered within 75 minutes. There are two types of questions: problem solving and data sufficiency.