In order to pursue an advanced Management course or a Business course, an aspirant is required to focus on the GMAT exam. The GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is a computer-based examination, which is managed and conducted by the US-based Pearson VUE and as per the direction of the GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council) in a streamlined manner. Using GMAT scores, well-deserved candidates are selected for different graduate management programs such as MBA, Master of Finance and Master of Accountancy. Based on GMAT scores, various top management institutes of the US as well as other countries give admission to qualified candidates. This examination is organized in various centers across the globe to gauge the verbal, analytical and mathematical skills of the candidates based in several countries.
The GMAT examination is carried out twice a year with two sessions; morning and evening by the GMAC in many English speaking countries and the scores are considered for 5 years in various institutes. However, scoring less than the cut-off marks will surely restrict the admission of a candidate in reputed management institute. The eligibility for appearing in this examination is that an applicant should be a Bachelors degree holder. Beyond that there are no such restrictions of age and other qualifications. To register for the GMAT exam, the candidates can either log-on to the mba.com site or by make a phone call or use the mail or fax to download and print the GMAT appointment scheduling form and fax or send the duly filled form to VUE customer center in USA. The GMAT paper is categorized into four sections; Quantitative Ability, Verbal Ability, Integrated Reasoning and Analytical Writing Assessment. The quantitative and verbal sections of the GMAT exam are objective type and are based on a computer-adaptive format. In the beginning of the test, the candidates get medium difficulty questions, depending on the correct answer, the computer increases the difficulty level. This test format not only determines the candidates ability level but also minimize the time limit of the whole examination. The time duration of the GMAT is 3 ½ hours but due to 2 optional breaks, the entire test stretches up to 4 hours.
Syllabus for the GMAT examination The GMAT syllabus is sectioned into four main parts that have to be completed by the candidates within the time period of 3 ½ hours or 4 hours (with breaks). The examination pattern of the GMAT is mentioned below in a tabular form: GMAT Test Sections Total Questions ...Read More
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