GMAT (Graduate Management Aptitude Test)

In the following section, we have tried to put together the basic information about GMAT.

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General Topics

GMAT basics

Registering for GMAT

GMAT costs

GMAT test format

Verbal section

Quantitative section

Analytical Writing Assessment

Free tutorials and practice tests

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FAQ's

Where can I find the GMAT test center list and GMAT country code list?

What is the cut off GMAT score of US universities?

Where can I get more information about GMAT?

 

GMAT basics

GMAT stands for Graduate Management Aptitude Test.

You will have to appear for GMAT if you are planning to go for graduate (Masters or PhD) studies in a field related to Business. For example, students applying for programs like MBA, MIS, etc., will be required to appear for GMAT.

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Registering for GMAT

There are three main ways to register for GMAT: online, by phone, and by mail. Once you are ready to take the GMAT test, go to the mba.com website – GMAT registration.

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GMAT costs

GMAT cost $250 world wide.

Any other fees, including rescheduling fee, additional score fee and cancellation refund, visit the mba.com – GMAT cost

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GMAT test format

GMAT is a computer based test. GMAT has three sections: Quantitative, Verbal and Analytical Writing Assessment.

The following table explains in details the subjects tested in the GMAT, format of the exam, length of the test and the score range:

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Verbal section

Verbal section measures the ability to:
  • Read and comprehend written material
  • Reason and evaluate arguments
  • Correct written material to conform to standard written English

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Quantitative section

Quantitative section measures the ability to:
  • Reason quantitatively
  • Solve quantitative problems
  • Interpret graphic data

It requires the knowledge of:

  • Arithmetic
  • Elementary algebra
  • Commonly known concepts of geometry

Analytical Writing Assessment

Analytical writing assessment measures the ability to think critically and to communicate your ideas. The issues and arguments presented on the test concern topics of general interest related to business or a variety of other subjects. A specific knowledge of the essay topic is not necessary; only your capacity to write analytically is assessed.

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Free tutorials and practice tests

You can find free GMAT tutorials and practice tests at the following link:

GMAT Tutorial

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Where can I find the GMAT test center list and GMAT country code list?

GMAT test center list
GMAT country code list

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What is the cut off GMAT score of US universities?

Each US university determines its own cut off scores. You should check the minimum GMAT score required with each college / university you are applying to.

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Where can I get more information about GMAT?

You can get more information about GMAT by visiting mba.com - GMAT

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