GMAT Coaching Classes
The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is administered by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) and is primarily a multiple-choice test. The GMAT is required for admission to most American, Canadian and European business schools for MBA programs. The GMAT is a standardized test that most MBA programs use to assess applicants. The test has three main sections – Verbal, Quantitative and analytical writing.
The test can be given year round with prior registration and availability of dates. Different schools have different GMAT score requirements and high scores significantly improve admission prospects at a school.
The GMAT, lasting for 3 hours and 30 mins, is a computer adaptive test where the questions vary from test to test, depending on the test-takers correct or incorrect answers.
The total GMAT scores range between 200 and 800. Verbal and Quantitative scores range from 0 to 60, Integrated Reasoning (IR) from 1 to 8 and the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) is scaled from 0 to 6.
The Analytical Writing Assessment (1topic/30 mins) measures your ability to think critically and to analyze the reasoning behind a given argument and write a critique of that argument. The Integrated Reasoning section (12 question/30 mins) measures your ability to analyse and evaluate information presented in multiple formats from multiple sources. The data can be presented in different forms such as words, charts, and tables.
The Quantitative section (37 questions/ 75 mins) consists of two types of question: data sufficiency and problem solving. It tests application of various basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and measures your ability to analyze data and draw conclusions using these basic skills.
The Verbal section (41 questions/ 75 mins) measures your ability to read and understand written material, to evaluate arguments, and to correct written material to conform to standard written English. Both the Verbal and Quantitative sections have multiple choice questions.
Test fee and registration
The fee for taking the GMAT is US $250 approx. The registration can be done either online, by phone, mail, or fax. The registration must be completed at least a month in advance and it requires a valid passport. You will get an unofficial score report immediately after your exam. This will contain your authentication code, which you will need to access your official scores online. You will receive an email with a URL to access your score report within 20 days of your exam. The score is sent to 5 universities by GMAC free of cost at the time of exam. GMAC charges US$ 28 per institute for sending additional scores later. The scores of the GMAT are valid for 5 years and the test can be attempted once every 31 days, up to 5 times in one calendar year.