Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

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The Graduate Management Admission Test is a computer adaptive test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA.The GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is a 3½-hour standardized exam designed to predict how test takers will perform academically in MBA (Masters in Business Administration) programs. GMAT scores are used by graduate business schools to make admission decisions.

The GMAT is administered only by computer now, except that in certain remote locations outside North America a paper-based version of the exam is available instead. (Since you're reading this on the Web, in all likelihood the computer-based GMAT is available where you are.)

The GMAT Exam is Computer Adaptive. What Does That Mean?

The Quantitative and Verbal Reasoning sections of the GMAT are computer-adaptive, meaning the difficulty of the test tailors itself in real-time to your ability level. This feature allows the exam to assess your potential with a higher degree of precision and deliver scores that business schools trust.

Who is responsible for the design and administration of the GMAT?

The GMAT is developed by GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council), which determines what kinds of skills the GMAT should measure — and how it should measure them. Another organization actually develops the test questions, administers the test, and reports test scores to the schools — all at the behest of GMAC

What cognitive skills, or abilities, does the GMAT measure?

A 30-minute Analytical Writing Assessment (one writing task)

A 30-minute Integrated Reasoning section (12 multiple-choice questions, most of which are multi-part)

A 75-minute Quantitative section (37 multiple-choice questions)

A 75-minute Verbal section (41 multiple-choice questions)

GMAT Test Dates Any Day all Year Long, Minus Holidays
GMAT Length 3 hours, 30 minutes
GMAT Sections Quantitative, Analytic Writing, Verbal
GMAT Cost $250
Highest GMAT Score 800
Average GMAT Score 556