Gmat basics,gmat format,gmat score,gmat admission,about gmat

GMAT Basics,GMAT Format,GMAT Score,GMAT Admission,About GMAT

What does GMAT stand for?

The GMAT is the abbreviation of Graduate Management Admission Test. GMAT is monitored by Graduate Management Admission Council (or GMAC). GMAT is required for admission in most U.S., Canadian and European business schools MBA programs. Also GMAT sores can be used for the admission to business PhD program, for example Harvard Business School DBA program.

GMAT test takers can be categories between people who are still working and have given the GMAT and people who are still in college and have given the GMAT. However GMAT does not test any business knowledge so get chilled if you have no work experience. Rather,GMAT test “MENTAL INTELLEGENCE” and the ability to make decisions under pressure.

The analytical writing response is rated between 0 to 6, and the multi choice question will score between 200 to 800. The average score obtained by the GMAT examinee is 480. But how the score of both verbal and quant is merged to reach the compound score? The individual multi-choice question is first rated on the scale of 0 to 60 and then they are translated in compound score. The average score for the GMAT quantitative is approximately 28 where as the average score for the GMAT verbal section is approximately 27.

The following table represent GMAT test format

GMAT Format

Section Type of Question No. of Question Duration Quantitative Problem Solving; Data Sufficiency 37 75 Minutes Verbal Sentence Correction; Reading Comprehension;Critical Reasoning 41 75 Minutes Analytical Writing 2 short essays- first is the analysis of an issue; second is the analysis of an argument. Emphasis on both the essays is on the analytic part and not the writing aspect 2 30 minutes for each essay Total: Total 78 + 2 essays 3-? hours approximatel

Don’t panic if you don’t understand anything above. Let’s see why GMAT is very important. GMAT is very essential to get admission in abroad school and colleges. GMAT is the essential element and chain between admission and rejection.

Why does colleges need GMAT Score?

US colleges attach great importance to GMAT Score for two reasons:

One: It helps colleges to compare student from various background under common numeric value known as GMAT SCORE

Second: average GMAT score is taken for a college to determine it world rank. So higher the score better the college you get.

At most of the colleges GMAT score is the deciding factors in your application but it is not the only deciding factor for your admission. These factors will be discussed later in the chapters.


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