About the GMAT

What is the GMAT?

GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is a mandatory standardized test to apply for admission to numerous MBAs and other Master of Management programs around the world. It evaluates the most important competences of a candidate for a postgraduate degree: Analytical and Numerical Reasoning, as well as the Linguistic capacity of Reading and Writing. A high score indicates good skills. The test of GMAT it is done by computer and is adaptive.

Options

There are three options available to select the order to start the exam:

  • Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, Verbal (original format)
  • Verbal, Quantitative, Integrated Reasoning, Analytical Writing Assessment
  • Quantitative, Verbal, Integrated Reasoning, Analytical Writing Assessment

There is no format "Right"Or"recommended”. The selection of one or the other option simply gives you more control and flexibility in the GMAT exam based on your strengths and preferences.

Adaptive test

When starting the section test Quantitative and Verbal, the level of the questions are of medium difficulty but if the examinee answers these questions correctly, the program presents a more difficult problem. As soon as the examinee fails a question, the system asks an easier question. In time, and in theory, there will come a point where the examinee cannot get a harder question, or an easier question.

It is here that the test “draws a line” and assigns a score to it. It is not possible to skip a question in this type of test. An answer must be entered for each question in order to continue. It is also not possible to go back to a previous question.

From the aforementioned characteristics, it can be concluded that your final result will depend, in part, on the answers you give in the first 9/11 questions in each section.

Structure and content

SECTION NUMBER OF QUESTIONS WEATHER EXAMPLES
Analytical Writing

  • Analysis of an Argument
1 30 minutes AWA
Integrated Reasoning

  • Multi-Source Reasoning
  • Table Analysis
  • Graphics interpretation
  • Two-Part Analysis
12 30 minutes RI
OPTIONAL REST 8 MINUTES
Quantitative

  • Problem solving
  • Data Sufficiency
31

17/18

13/14

62 minutes QUANTITATIVE
OPTIONAL REST 8 MINUTES
Verbal

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Sentence Correction
36

13/14

13/14

8/9

65 minutes VERBAL
TOTAL TIME 3h. and 23min.