The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) it is a test which is required for admissions in almost all MBA programs, as well as a growing number of other business-related graduate education programs. GMAT is important for your further education application for two reasons.
Firstly, it is used by the admission committees so that they objectively compare candidates. Things like work experience, extracurricular involvement, and even GPA are often seen as subjective elements of an applicant’s candidacy.
Secondly, the GMAT has ability to control your application. You can get a great GMAT score with solid preparation and practice. the test will consist of following three sections.
The first section of the GMAT is the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) which consists of two essays, timed at 30 minutes each. You’ll be required to write two types of essays: Analysis of an Argument and Analysis of an Issue. This section is graded on a scale of 0.0 to 6.0, but this score does not count towards your final GMAT score and is reported separately.
The next section of the GMAT tests your math skills, where you will have 75 minutes to answer 37 multiple choice questions. You’ll see two types of math problems on the GMAT.
- Problem Solving
Multiple choice math questions that you’re already familiar with Data Sufficiency.
- Data Sufficiency
Special type of math problems where you have two hints and you are asked whether you have sufficient data to answer a given question.
The final section of the GMAT tests your verbal skills. You will have 75 minutes to answer 41 questions. There three types of questions tested on the GMAT verbal section.
- Sentence Correction
Grammar questions where you will be asked whether the underlined portion of a sentence is correct, and if not to select the best answer.
- Critical Reasoning
Questions asking you to evaluate the structure of an argument.
- Reading Comprehension
Questions testing your understanding of a passage.