The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a computer adaptive test (CAT) which assesses a person’s analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in standard written English in preparation for being admitted into a graduate management program, such as an MBA. More than 5,900 programs offered by more than 2,100 universities and institutions use the GMAT test as part of the selection criteria for their programs site. Business schools use the test as a criterion for admission into a wide range of graduate management programs, including MBA, Master of Accountancy, and Master of Finance programs.


GMAT test is computer adaptive, meaning that instead of determining your score using a fixed set of questions, the exam provides you with questions of variable difficulty based on your answers to previous questions. GMAT test questions are not pre-set in advance. The GMAT begins with a question of average difficulty and if you answer it correctly, you will receive a slightly harder second question. If you answer it wrong, you will receive a slightly easier second question. Your third question, in turn, is based on your response to the second question, and so on. In this way, the GMAT test zeroes in on your ability level and assigns you a corresponding score. Because your real-time performance on the exam is essential to a final computation of your score, the way you take the GMAT test will differ greatly from your experience with other exams.


GMAT began In 1953, the organization now called the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) began as an association of nine business schools, whose goal was to develop a standardized test to help business schools select qualified applicants. In the first year it was offered, the assessment (now known as the Graduate Management Admission Test), was taken just over 2,000 times; in recent years, it has been taken more than 230,000 times annually. Initially used in admissions by 54 schools, the test is now used by more than 7,000 programs at approximately 2,300 graduate business schools around the world.On June 5, 2012, GMAC introduced an integrated reasoning section to the exam that aims to measure a test taker’s ability to evaluate information presented in multiple formats from multiple sources

The GMAT test score is accepted by thousands of graduate and business schools as well as departments and divisions within these schools in USA and other countries.


The GMAT exam consists of four sections: Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal Section. Total testing time is three and a half hours, but test takers should plan for a total time of approximately four hours, with breaks. Test takers have 30 minutes for the Analytical Writing Assessment and another 30 minutes to work through 12 questions, which often have multiple parts on the Integrated Reasoning section and are given 65 minutes to work through 31 questions in the Quantitative section and another 70 minutes to get through 36 questions in the Verbal section.

Whats New?

  • Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) – Test takers now have to write only 1 essay – Analysis of an Argument.
  • Integrated Reasoning Section – includes the following items: – Multi -Source Reasoning, Graphics Interpretation, Two–Part Analysis and Table analysis. Test takers will see at least questions based on each item.
  • The Quantitative Section – includes problem solving and data sufficiency based on algebra, geometry and arithmetic.
  • The Verbal Section – Includes Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning and Sentence Correction questions.


GMAT is intended for Bachelor’s degree holders and Undergraduate students who are about to graduate.  The GMAT score is required for admissions into Graduate Management programs of top business schools.


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