Monday, 1 July 2019

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) - New Pattern

GMAT New Pattern Format for Exam

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a computer adaptive test (CAT) intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to business administration and management schools at post-graduation level.

The GMAT Exam Has Four Sections:
  • Analytical Writing Assessment—measures your ability to think critically and to communicate your ideas
  • Integrated Reasoning—measures your ability to analyze data and evaluate information presented in multiple formats
  • Quantitative Reasoning—measures your ability to analyze data and draw conclusions using reasoning skills
  • Verbal Reasoning—measures your ability to read and understand written material, to evaluate arguments and to correct written material to conform to standard written English

In total the test takes just under 3 ½ hours to complete, including two optional breaks. . GMAT Exam Score Range is 200-800.

Structure of the GMAT Exam
The GMAT Exam has four separately timed sections. You will have the opportunity to take two optional eight-minute breaks during the exam
  • Analytical Writing Assessment
    • Time Limit: 30 minutes 
    • Number of Questions: 1 question
    • Question Types: Analysis of an Argument
    • Score Range: 0-6 (in 0.5-point increments)
  • Integrated Reasoning
    • Time Limit: 30 minutes 
    • Number of Questions: 12 questions
    • Question Types: Graphics Interpretation, Table Analysis, Multi-source Reasoning, Two-part Analysis
    • Score Range: 1-8 (in 1-point increments)
  • Quantitative Reasoning
    • Time Limit: 62 minutes 
    • Number of Questions: 31 questions
    • Question Types: Data Sufficiency, Problem Solving
    • Score Range: 6-51 (in 1-point increments)
  • Verbal Reasoning
    • Time Limit: 65 minutes 
    • Number of Questions: 36 questions
    • Question Types: Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, Sentence Correction
    • Score Range: 6-51 (in 1-point increments) 

GMAT Exam Pattern Key Facts:
  • GMAT exam has a sectional time limit which varies with each section.
  • Quantitative Reasoning and Verbal Reasoning sections in GMAT Exam are computer adaptive and have multiple-choice questions.
  • In the Quantitative Reasoning & Verbal Reasoning sections, one cannot skip, return to or change the response to the previous questions.
  • There are two 8-minutes breaks during the GMAT exam. These breaks are, however, optional
  • Test takers are given three options to choose the order in which they can attempt the four sections of the GMAT exam. Test takers can attempt the exam in one of the following three orders –
    • Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, Verbal
    • Verbal, Quantitative, Integrated Reasoning, Analytical Writing Assessment
    • Quantitative, Verbal, Integrated Reasoning, Analytical Writing Assessment
  • Analytical Writing Assessment consists of an essay question and Integrated Reasoning consists of non-MCQs.

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