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GMAT Key Facts:
  • GMAT is designed to assist graduate management programs assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in business and management.
  • Leading business schools and management education programs worldwide recognize the GMAT as the most effective predictor of success.
  • GMAT does not measure a person’s knowledge of specific fields of study.
  • Pearson VUE administers the GMAT exam, which is sponsored, and owned by GMAC, a global nonprofit organizations made up of graduate business schools in the United States and around the world.
  • ACT Inc. develops test material, provides scoring services, and conducts research relating to the test.
GMAT Components:
  •  Analytical Writing Assessment
  • Integrated Reasoning
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Quantitative Reasoning
GMAT Scores:
Sections Scaled Scoring Percentile Rank
Analysis of an Argument 0 – 6 Band 0% – 99%
Integrated Reasoning 0 – 8 Band 0% – 99%
Quantitative Reasoning 0 – 60 0% – 99%
Verbal Reasoning 0 – 60 0% – 99%
Total (Verbal + Quantitative) 200 – 800   0% – 99%

 

The Test Components

GMAT CAT:

GMAT CAT:

  • GMAT is called computer-adaptive test. Computer adaptive means:
  • It adjusts to your ability level.
  • You must answer each question presented to you.
  • Difficult questions give higher scores.

GMAT Test Format:

GMAT Test Format:

Sections
 
No.of Questions Question Types Timing
Analytical Writing Assessment 1 Topic Analysis of an Argument 30 minutes
Integrated Reasoning 12 Questions Multi-Source Reasoning Graphics Interpretation Two-Part Analysis Table Analysis 30 minutes
Quantitative
Reasoning
37 Questions Data Sufficiency Problem Solving 75 minutes
Verbal Reasoning 41 Questions Reading Comprehension Critical Reasoning Sentence Correction 75 minutes
Total Time (with breaks) Approx. 4 hours

Analytical Writing Assessment

Analytical Writing Assessment

  • Analytical Writing Assessment section in the GMAT comes first, and is named Analysis of an Argument.
  • AWA measures your ability to think critically and to communicate your ideas.
  • You are assigned one argument topic, and you must compose an argument essay on that topic.
  • In this essay, you need to analyze the reasoning behind a given argument, and then write a critique of that argument.

Integrated Reasoning

Integrated Reasoning

  • Integrated Reasoning follows the Analytical Writing Assessment in GMAT test.
  • You are asked to interpret and synthesize information from multiple sources and in different formats to draw conclusions.
  • It assigns 12 questions of four different types, such as Multi-Source Reasoning, Table Analysis, Graphics Interpretation, and Two-Part Analysis.
  • You will score on a scale of 1-8 on this section.
  • You will be able to use online calculator with the basic functions, but it will be unavailable in Quantitative section.

Quantitative Reasoning

Quantitative Reasoning

  • Quantitative Reasoning measures mathematical skills and understanding of elementary concepts, the ability to reason quantitatively, solve quantitative problems, and interpret graphic data.
  • It evaluates two kinds of questions:

Problem Solving

  • These questions are designed to test mathematical skills, understanding of elementary mathematical concepts, and the ability to reason quantitatively and solve quantitative problems.

Data Sufficiency

  • Each question consists of a question and two statements, labeled (1) and (2), which contain additional information. You must decide whether the data given in the statements are sufficient for answering the question.
  • Data Sufficiency questions are designed to measure your ability to analyze a quantitative problem, to recognize which information is relevant, and to determine at what point there is sufficient information to solve the problem.

Verbal Reasoning

Verbal Reasoning

Verbal Reasoning

Verbal Reasoning assesses three types of questions:

Reading Comprehension 

  • Reading Comprehension questions measure your ability to understand, analyze, and apply information and concepts presented in written form.
  • The passages are up to 350 words long and discuss topics from the social sciences, the physical or biological sciences.
  • All questions are to be answered on the basis of what is stated or implied in the reading material; no specific knowledge of the material is required.

Critical Reasoning

  • These questions are designed to test the reasoning skills involved in making arguments, evaluating arguments, and formulating or evaluating a plan of action.
  • The material on which questions are based is drawn from a variety of sources. No familiarity with the subject matter is presupposed.

Sentence Correction

  • These questions ask you which of the five choices best expresses an idea or relationship.
  • The questions will require you to be familiar with the stylistic conventions and grammatical rules of standard written English and to demonstrate your ability to improve incorrect or ineffective expressions.

Why GMAT Preparation Class @ AIP ?

Why GMAT Preparation Class @ AIP ?

AIP has a rich legacy of GMAT preparation, and therefore boasts of cutting-edge methods of instruction and abundance of amenities. The GMAT preparation class consists of:

  • 7 weeks of instruction based on the exhaustive GMAT syllabus
  • Unmatchable strategies and techniques devised by GMAT veterans
  • Rigorous testing and evaluation to trace the progress of each GMAT candidate
  • Exploitation of real GMAT materials to give the candidate the competitive edge on others

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