About GMAT Focus

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¿What is The GMAT Focus?

The GMAT Focus is a standardized exam designed specifically to assess the crucial skills required to succeed in graduate management programs. This exam is a comprehensive tool used by business schools to assess the suitability of candidates for their study programs.

The exam is structured into three key sections: Quantitative Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, and Data Insights. In total, the GMAT Focus lasts 2 hours and 15 minutes and includes 64 questions.

In addition to these core sections, the GMAT Focus offers special features to enhance the test taker's experience. These include:

  • Reviewing and Editing Questions: Candidates can mark questions to review later and have the option to change up to three answers per section.
  • Selecting Section Order: Candidates can choose the order in which they prefer to tackle sections, providing a personalized exam experience.
  • Enhanced Score Report: After completing the exam, candidates will receive a detailed report that offers insights into their performance.
  • Streamlined Score Submission: Once scores are received, candidates can select the programs to which they wish to send their results.

Quantitative Reasoning

This section consists of 21 questions, with an allotted time of 45 minutes. It is designed to measure the candidate's algebraic and arithmetic knowledge and how they apply this knowledge in solving problems. The questions here focus on problem solving and require a combination of logical and analytical skills to answer correctly. It should be noted that the use of calculators is not allowed in this section.

Verbal Reasoning

With 23 questions and 45 minutes to complete, this section tests the candidate's ability to read and understand written material, reason and evaluate arguments. The questions are divided between Reading Comprehension and Critical Reasoning:

  • Reading comprehension: Assesses essential reading skills, such as identifying the main idea of a passage, detecting relevant details, inferring information, and understanding the logical structure of a text.
  • Critical thinking: Questions in this area measure a candidate's ability to formulate and evaluate arguments. Candidates will need to identify the strength of an argument, detect fallacies or logical errors, and understand the reasoning behind an argument presented in a short passage.

Data Insights

This revolutionary 45-minute section consists of 20 questions that assess how candidates handle, interpret, and apply data in real-world business situations. It is an amalgamation of analytical, mathematical and verbal skills. Specific areas include:

  • Data Sufficiency: These questions assess the ability to determine whether there is enough information to answer a given problem.
  • Multi-Source Reasoning: Here, candidates analyze data from different sources, such as texts, tables or graphs, and must discern relationships or discrepancies between them.
  • Table Analysis: Similar to working with a spreadsheet, this area tests the ability to sort and analyze data in a table.
  • Graphic Interpretation: Candidates must interpret information presented in different graphic formats and establish relationships or make inferences based on it.
  • Two-Part Analysis: These questions measure the ability to solve complex problems that can be quantitative, verbal, or a combination of both.

Structure and content

Quantitative Reasoning

  • Problem solving
21 45 minutes Quantitative Reasoning
Verbal Reasoning

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Reasoning
23 45 minutes Verbal Reasoning
Data Insights

  • Data Sufficiency
  • Multi-Source Reasoning
  • Table Analysis
  • Graphics interpretation
  • Two-Part Analysis
20 45 minutes Data Insights
TOTAL TIME 2h. and 15min.