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ABOUT THE GMAT EXAM

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a computer adaptive examination administered year-round at test centers throughout the world. The GMAT exam measures verbal, mathematical, and analytical writing skills developed over a long period of time. It is specifically designed to help graduate management programs assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in business and management. GMAT scores are used by more than 4,000 graduate management programs at almost 1,800 schools, many of which require GMAT scores from each applicant.

The test does not measure subjective factors important to academic and career success—such as motivation, creativity, interpersonal skills, study skills, or overall success on the job. Your GMAT scores are only one predictor of academic performance in the first year of graduate management school. The GMAT exam does not presuppose any specific knowledge of business or other specific content areas, nor does it measure achievement in any particular subject areas.

Test takers should note that the GMAT exam is conducted entirely in English, all instructions are provided in English, and all responses must be entered using standard American English characters. The GMAT exam is sponsored, owned, and directed by GMAC, a global nonprofit organization composed of graduate business schools located in the United States and around the world. Two independent testing organizations assist GMAC in the delivery of the GMAT Program. Pearson VUE administers the GMAT exam and consults with GMAC about general test administration policy. ACT, Inc. develops test material, provides certain scoring services, and conducts research relating to the test.

GMAT Test Section # of Questions Question Types Timing
Analytical Writing Assessment 1 Topic Analysis of Argument 30 Minutes
Integrated Reasoning 12 Questions Multi-Source Reasoning
Graphics Interpretation
Two-Two Part Analysis
Table Analysis
30 Minutes
Quantitative 37 Questions Data Sufficiency
Problem Solving
75 Minutes
Verbal 41 Questions Reading Comprehension
Critical Reasoning
Sentence Correction
75 Minutes
Total Exam Time     3hrs, 30 minutes

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