The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a computer adaptive test conducted round the year at test centers throughout the world. The GMAT exam measures verbal, mathematical, reasoning and analytical writing skills. The test is designed to help graduate management programs assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in business and management.
The Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) is needed for admission to an MBA programme or a business-related field such as finance. More than 5,200 programmes offered by more than 1,900 institutions all over the world use the GMAT as part of the selection criteria for their programmes.
GMAT was originally a paper-and-pencil test, it is now a computer-adaptive test (CAT), where examinees sit at a computer in a testing center. The computer-adaptive test format means that the difficulty of the questions faced are based upon the test performance. From June 2012, integrated reasoning section was added to the GMAT.
The GMAT exam consists of four separately timed sections:
1. Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) Essay
2. Integrated Reasoning Section
3. Quantitative Section
4. Verbal Section
Section Number of Questions Duration
Analytical Writing Analysis of Argument 30 minutes
Integrated Reasoning Section 12 Questions 30 minutes
Optional Break 10 minutes
Quantitative Section 37 Multiple Choice 75 minutes