Graduate Management Admission Test GMAT (Newbies)

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a standardized test for applicants who are planning to do an MBA or a PhD in Business Management or a Masters program in Finance, Human Resources etc. from a business school in US, Europe or Canada. Many universities in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore also ask for GMAT scores. The Educational Testing Service (ETS) under the sponsorship of Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) publishes GMAT. In India Prometric administers the test. GMAT Eligibility The US Universities require 16years education for admission to graduate studies. However if you have more than 3 years of work experience some universities may waive the 16th year requirement. For students with work experience between 0-2 years, the academic record plays a very important role. It ultimately shows how well you managed your time, resources and money as a student. GMAT Exam Structure GMAT Exam consists of following three main parts
  1. Analytical Writing Assessment
  2. Quantitative section and
  3. Verbal section

Analytical Writing Assessment: The Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) section of the test consists of two essays. In the first, the student must analyze an argument and in the second the student must analyze an issue. Each essay must be written within 30 minutes and is scored on a scale of 0-6. Quantitative Section: The quantitative section consists of 37 multiple choice questions, which must be answered within 75 minutes. There are two types of questions: problem solving and data sufficiency. The quantitative section is scored from 0 to 60 points. This sections consists of

  • Problem Solving
  • Data Sufficiency

Verbal Section: The verbal section consists of 41 multiple choice questions, which must be answered within 75 minutes. There are three types of questions: sentence correction, critical reasoning and reading comprehension. The verbal section is scored from 0 to 60 points. This section consists of

  • Sentence Correction
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Reading Comprehension

GMAT Registration You can register in four ways - (i) Online Registration (ii) Registering by Phone (iii) Registering by Fax (iv) Registering by Mail/Courier. You can take GMAT any day, throughout the year, (except on holidays and weekends - Saturdays and Sundays). In India, you can register by telephone or fax or mail at Prometric Testing (P) Ltd., Senior Plaza 160-A, Gautam Nagar, Yusuf Sarai, Behind Indian Oil Building, New Delhi 110 049, TEL : 011- 26512114/26531442, Fax: 265229741, Or online on http://www.mba.com/

GMAT Exam Cost US$ 250* (Includes fee for reporting scores to 5 universities). Additional Score Report: US$ 28* per university. You will incur taxes when you schedule an exam in certain countries. Preferred Forms of Payment By credit card (Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express®, or JCB®); Debit card (Visa® or MasterCard® only); By cashier’s check (mailed forms only); By money order (mailed forms only); Personal check (mailed forms only); Payments by check must be payable in U.S. dollars and drawn on banks located in the United States. *subject to change

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16 comments:

girikiran said...

GOOD & use ful.Thank you

Tangytini said...

Crisp and Precise information :) Thanks!

Khushbu said...

really nice for beginners.!! thanks

harish said...

Hi,
Its really a very useful information for beginners,But i have a question can u please help me out.
In Analytical Writing Assessment i did not unerstand what is analyzing and argument does it mean going with the argument or going against it?
And what is that we have to do for analyse an issue?
Can you please help me out with question and if possible mail me at sharishkumar19@gmail.com.
I will very happy getting these answers.

rohit said...

Short, simple, to the point and useful Summary regarding GMAT. Cheers.

rocking said...

this is really effective info for starters like me....

but i hav a question.. as u said tat they wod look at my academic record for my efficiency...wats the minimum required percent or cgpa(mine is cgpa) necessary for an engg eee student...i hav no managerial background...does tat effect...
plz reply to my email.. i ll be very greatful to u ...
somesh1942@gmail.com

Don't expect anything said...

sweet and short information...
Would be better if duration for stdies have also been mention.....

hinu said...

thanks... it's a gr8 help...

vijay said...

Important inf. given in systematic manner..Thx

People said...

Hi, Now 15 years education is enough for GMAT.

why are u dont post this important news

bobby said...

thnx....nice information...precise and as required by me
dushy

Anand said...

hi!Friends.
I am a engineering student.
I want to do M.B.A in U.S.A .
But i don't have any work experience . I want to know that if i apply for it whether i can get admission in good business school or not ?????

anjani said...

all u guys can u tell me how much different is GMAT from GRE in all three sections bcos i m already preparing for GRE can i take GMAT immidiately after GRE and get good score if prepared well for GRE

Priyanka said...

hi dis is priyanka...im taking gmat..bt i hv a doubt...i hv no work experience..so will dat matter me..for taking admisssion...also i completed my B.E in 2006....so will dis gap of 2 yrs,,,effect my admission...in us

Siddharth said...

hi this is Siddharth....i'd like to know something about this exam... Hmm..GMAT is conducted 5 days a week right..
So when do we need to take dates... do we need to book them well in advance or we can book it one week prior to the scheduled date...
what is the weightage for each section...
and this GMAT exam is counted out of 2400 marks right???

abhijit Shah said...

A very useful information for beginners.I am also interested in GRE Test Preparation can you help me.

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