|About the GMAT Exam|
Accepted by more than 5,900 business and management programs worldwide, for nearly 60 years, the GMAT exam has become the test to get into the world's leading business schools. The GMAT exam - created by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the global non-profit council of business schools - sets the standard for its ability to predict success in the classroom.
The Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT®) is a standardized, four-part test delivered in English. It measures basic verbal, mathematical (quantitative), and analytical writing skills that a test taker has developed over a long period of time through education and work.
The test consists of four separately timed sections (see the table). You start the test with one 30-minute Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) question that require you to type your responses using the computer keyboard. The writing section is followed by the Integrated Reasoning section and then two 75-minute, multiple-choice sections: the Quantitative and Verbal sections of the test.
The GMAT is a computer-adaptive test, which means that in the multiple-choice sections of the test, the computer constantly gauges how well you are doing on the test and presents you with questions that are appropriate to your ability level. These questions are drawn from a huge pool of possible test questions.
The GMAT Quantitative section measures your ability to reason quantitatively, solve quantitative problems, and interpret graphic data. Two types of multiple-choice questions are used in the Quantitative section:
Both types of questions require basic knowledge of:
The GMAT Verbal section measures your ability to read and comprehend written material, to reason and evaluate arguments, and to correct written material to conform to standard written English. Because the Verbal section includes reading sections from several different content areas, you may be generally familiar with some of the material; however, neither the reading passages nor the questions assume detailed knowledge of the topics discussed. Three types of multiple-choice questions are used in the Verbal section:
After you take the GMAT exam, you will receive five scores: Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, Verbal, and Total.
Sources: www.mba.com , GMAT Offical Guide 2013