The Graduate Management Admission Test, or GMAT, is an important aspect of the application process for business schools. The GMAT is a computer-based, computer-adaptive multiple-choice standardized exam that is frequently required for entrance to graduate business programs (MBA) around the world. GMAC, the test-maker, created and administers the GMAT to give business schools with standardized evaluations of applicants' readiness for graduate-level academic work. Your GMAT score, as well as your work experience, academic record, and supporting papers, are used by business school admission committees to judge your suitability for the rigors of an MBA program. So, what's the bottom line? A good GMAT score will have a direct and favorable impact on your application to business school.
The analytical writing component assesses your ability to think critically and write analytically. It evaluates your ability to express and defend complicated ideas, analyze and argue, and hold a focused and cohesive discussion. The machine will choose an essay topic for you from a pool of options. You will be required to answer to a specific subject, clearly explaining our points of view on the topic and defending your stance using reasoning and examples. It does not provide you with a topic selection; instead, the computer will present you with a single topic from a pool of options. You must evaluate the stream of reasoning of an argument presented in a brief passage, highlighting the argument's strengths and weaknesses and defending your stance with reasons and examples.
Measures the ability to analyze and draw conclusions from discourse, reason from incomplete data, understand multiple levels of meaning, such as literal, figurative and author’s intent, summarize text, distinguish major from minor points, understand the meanings of words, sentences and entire texts, and understand relationships among words and among concepts. It has 2 sections with 20 questions per section. You have 30 minutes per section.
Measures the ability to understand, interpret and analyze quantitative information, solve problems using mathematical models, and apply the basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis. You have 2 sections with 20 questions per section. You have 35 minutes per section.