GMAT

GMAT - Graduate Management Admission Test
GMAT is one of the world’s most attempted, computer-based, English language exam. The intended purpose of the GMAT is to predict student success in graduate business programs.It is used to assess students on a certain set of skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA.

GMAT is designed to assess the following English skills of an individual:

GMAT is designed to assess the following English skills of an individual:

  • Analytical Writing
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Integrated Reasoning
The test is accepted by over 6000 graduate programs worldwide, including schools, universities, employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies.

*Every organisation sets its own entry requirements.

GMAT in India is conducted by Graduate Management Admission Council.

Scale of Score
Candidates are marked on their performance on a scale of 0 to 60 in 1 point increments for Verbal and Quantitative reasoning. On a scale of 1-8 in 1 point increments for Integrated reasoning and on a scale of 0.0 to 6.0 in 0.5 point increments for Analytical writing. The overall score is evaluated on the basis of the scores in the four individual components.
Test Format
The GMAT test is a single, 4 hour, computer-based test comprising of four main parts of the test namely – Analytical Writing, Verbal reasoning and Quantitative reasoning and Integrated reasoning.

Analytical Writing:
This section of the test measures your ability to think critically and communicate complex ideas through writing. Analysis of an argument task tests your ability to formulate an appropriate and constructive critique of a specific conclusion based on a specific line of thinking.

In this part, the candidate will be asked to perform the following tasks:

  • Analysis of argument

The overall time for this part is 30 minutes.

Quantitative reasoning:
This section seeks to measure the ability to reason quantitatively, solve quantitative problems, interpret graphic data, and analyze and use information given in a problem.

In this part, the candidate is required to perform the following tasks:

  • Problem Solving
  • Data Sufficiency

The overall time for this part is 75 minutes.

Verbal Reasoning:
This section seeks to measure one’s ability to read and comprehend written material, reason and evaluate arguments and correct written material to express ideas effectively in standard written English.

In this part, the candidate is required to perform the following tasks:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Sentence Correction

The overall time for this part is 75 minutes.

Integrated Reasoning:
Integrated Reasoning (IR) is a relatively new section designed to measure a test taker’s ability to evaluate data presented in multiple formats from multiple sources.

In this part, the candidate is required to perform the following tasks:

  • Multi-Source Reasoning
  • Graphics Interpretation
  • Two-part Analysis
  • Table Analysis

The overall time for this part is 30 minutes.
The overall test time around 4 hours including breaks.

Test Validity
The GMAT test is valid for 5 years starting from the date of the test taken.
Test centres in India
The GMAT test is currently conducted in 17 cities across India.
Test accepting Countries
GMAT is accepted for admissions in more than 2100 universities across US, UK, Europe, Singapore and Australian academic institutions. It is accepted in over 6000 graduate programs across the world.
Booking the Test
The GMAT exam can be booked online. The candidate will require the following documents in order to book the exam:

For Computer-based test:

  • Valid Passport
  • 2 Photographs
  • Your confirmation Email

The test fees is currently ₹15390.
You can also request your counsellor at Paramus Education to assist you with the exam booking. We will be happy to do this for you.

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