GMAT stands for Graduate Management Admission Test.It is a standardised aptitude exam with a pre-defined syllabus and is required for admission to many of the world’s leading Business Schools.
The GMAT score is generally accepted as one of the most valid and reliable testing schemes in graduate business schools. The exam is designed to measure the skills students require to succeed in the challenging curriculum.Being a computer-adaptive exam,it is one that assesses the student’s verbal,quantitative and analytical writing skills rather than a hand written test.Being computer-based, the GMAT exam can determine the student’s ability by selecting questions based on previous answers. As the student progresses with the exam, the difficulty of questions alters in accordance with the number of correct or incorrect answers given.
The GMAT exam can be taken in 94 countries across the world.Appointments are available six days a week all year round. Students can take the GMAT exam once every calendar month and a maximum of five times in one calendar year with scores being valid for up to five years. If a student is fortunate enough to score a perfect 800 in the GMAT exam they cannot take the GMAT again for five years (until after their score expires).
Countries accepting the above test: UK, USA, Canada, Singapore & Germany.
Exam Pattern : (Total Time : 3 hrs 30 Mins.)
Analytical Writing Assessment: 1 Argument essay, Time Allotted – 30 mins.
Integrated Reasoning: 12 questions, Time Allotted – 30 mins.
Quantitative Section: 37 questions, Time allotted – 75 mins.
Verbal Section: 41 questions, Time allotted – 75 mins.
GMAT is out of 800.
Website : http://www.mba.com
Nature of Exam : Computer Based Test (CBT)
Test Fees: US $250
Frequency of Test : Throughout the year
Score Validity : 5 Years
Score Reporting : There is a provision of reporting your GMAT test scores to a maximum of five universities of your choice, the cost of which is built into the GMAT test fee you pay.
Additional Test Score Reporting Fees : US $28