GMAT Exam(Graduate Management Admission Test) is conducted by GMAC to evaluate students' analytical, reasoning, quantitative and verbal skills to get admission in nearly 7,000 MBA and masters programs. GMAT Registration is open throughout the year for students to enrol whenever they are well prepared. This exam can be given up to five times a year which is held across 650 centres in 114 countries around the world.
GMAT Exam has a total of 80 questions to be completed in 3 hours and 30 minutes including the two optional breaks whose score is valid up to five years from the Exam Date. Checkout the GMAT Exam Pattern. In this exam, you will be facing 4 sections such as Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning. Top 25% of test takers are able to get an average score ranging between 650-800. The cost involved in giving the test is US $250.
It is a computer-adaptive test which adjusts its level of questions according to the candidate’s performance in the previous questions. The difficulty level is average in the beginning followed by an increase or decrease seeing the students ability.
GMAT 2020 Eligibility
There are certain eligibility criteria to be fulfilled to apply for GMAT as follows:
● Nationality - Any student can apply for this test regardless of which country he/she comes from.
● Age Limit - A candidate must be at-least 18 years old. If in case, a candidate’s age lies between 13-17 years, then he/she must provide a written proof of guardian’s permission for taking the GMAT test which should be sent to GMATParentalConsent@Pearson.com.
● Academic Qualification - A student should be a graduate from recognised university in any field although GMAC has not set any minimum or maximum qualification to appear for GMAT.
● Work Experience - There is no specific requirement for you to be an experienced professional, a fresher can also go through this process. However, every B-school has it’s own method of evaluating a candidate’s application.
GMAT 2020 Registration
You can get yourself registered for GMAT at any time of the year but between 6 months to 24 hours of your planned date. Although it's a bit difficult to get slots at the last moment. You should try scheduling it at least 2 to 3 months in advance of your tentative test date so that there’s enough time for preparation.
GMAT registration can be done both online on the official website and offline on phone or by mail. If you are applying through phone, then call the GMAT Customer Service in your region which will be charging you an additional fee of US$ 10 whereas postal mail provides an option to apply via check or money order. Steps involved are:
● Gather information which is required to fill in application.
● Build the timeline as per your registration process.
● Schedule your exam and pay the registration fee.
● Select your score receiving schools to which score would be shared.
● Review your details on the confirmation letter.
GMAT 2020 Exam Pattern
This exam has a total of 80 questions which checks your proficiency in 4 sections such as Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. Students should manage their time wisely according to the number of questions in each section.
● GMAT is a computer adaptive test.
● There are a total of 80 questions.
● There are 4 sections in GMAT such as Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal Section.
● From the Analytical Writing Assessment section, there will be only 1 question and candidates will have 30 minutes to solve it. This section is designed to judge test takers ability to analyse and predict reasons behind a given argument.
● In Integrated Reasoning, 12 questions will be asked and 30 minutes will be given to solve it.
● From the Quantitative section, 31 questions will be asked and 62 minutes will be given to solve this section. Questions asked in this section belong to 12th class standard.
● The last section is of Verbal, consisting of 36 questions that are to be attempted in 65 minutes.
GMAT 2020 Syllabus
● Analytical Writing Assessment evaluates the ability of a candidate on how he/she is able to interpret a specific argument through the perspective of an author and how well you offer a critique of the author’s approach.
● Integrated Reasoning examines your skill of extracting information presented from multiple sources in different formats.
● Quantitative section measures your data sufficiency and problem solving skills giving you basic algebra, arithmetic and geometry questions.
● Verbal section checks on whether you are having command on standard writing and reading skills presenting you questions on critical reasoning and reading comprehension.