The GMAT is one of the most onerous entrance tests which is computer-adaptive in nature taken by management aspirants for MBA admission to reputed B-schools worldwide. The GMAT exam tests an applicant’s potential by evaluating his/her quantitative knowledge, verbal ability, logical reasoning, analytical writing, and reading skills in the English language.
The GMAT exam is scored on a scale of 200-800 and timed at 3.5 hours(approx.) with breaks. You can choose the order in which you want to take the test and can also opt for two 8-minute optional breaks between the exam. Candidates have the flexibility to choose the order in which they wish to take up the exam. According to the latest exam pattern, the syllabus for GMAT is divided into four sections:
- Analytical Writing Assessment
- Integrated Reasoning
- Quantitative Aptitude
- Verbal Reasoning
Candidates need to prepare from the syllabus for GMAT exam thoroughly and ensure that they have covered all key concepts before they sit for the final test. Check the break-up of the different sections of the GMAT syllabus for more clarity:
- Analytical Writing Assessment: In this section, the writing power of the GMAT applicants is being tested. They are asked to draft an essay or read through a brief passage and answer relevant questions pertaining to the given piece.
- Integrated Reasoning: This section particularly evaluates the candidates’ ability to critically examine and integrate data and solve difficult problems on the basis of a few categories: graphic interpretation, multi-source reasoning, table analysis, two-part analysis, etc.
- Quantitative Aptitude: In the Quant section, this typically includes mathematical reasoning questions like problem-solving and data sufficiency problems. Candidates are analyzed on the basis of their mathematical and quantitative aptitude skills like Geometry, Algebra, Arithmetic, etc.
- Verbal Reasoning: The Verbal section tests the candidates’ competence to read, analyze and understand the material, gauge arguments, and take the necessary measures to convey their thoughts and ideas sufficiently in standard written English.
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