GMAT Syllabus

GMAT (Graduate Management Aptitude Test) is a trademark of GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council). GMAT exam is a computer adaptive test, conducted for the students or working professionals who wanted to pursue the Master’s degree in MBA at international universities and educational institutions. The GMAT syllabus is not very vast to cover, it requires accuracy to attempt more question and obtain maximum GMAT score. An applicant takes this exam all the year round, as there is no specified date on which the exams could be assigned.


The GMAT test contents mainly four sections:

  1. Analytical Writing Assessment
  2. Integrated reasoning
  3. Quantitative aptitude
  4. Verbal Reasoning

Section 1: AWA(Analytical Writing Assessment)

    • Time Duration: 30 minutes
    • No.Of Questions: 1 Essay
    • Scoring: 0 to 6 with an increment of 0.5


The AWA tests your essay writing skills, measures your ability to think critically, communicate your ideas effectively and formulate an appropriate and constructive assessment.


Section 2: Integrated Reasoning (IR)

    • Time Duration: 30 minutes
    • No.Of Questions: 12
    • Scoring: 1 to 8 with an increment of 0.5


The Integrated Reasoning section tests your understanding ability, evaluates multiple sources and different types of information on numeric, graphic and verbal data. It requires you to use your analytical skills to solve complex problems. There are four types of questions in the IR section

  • Table Analysis
  • Two-part Analysis
  • Multi-Source Reasoning
  • Graphics interpretation


Section 3: Quantitative Aptitude(QA)

    • Time Duration: 75 minutes
    • No.Of Questions: 37
    • Scoring 0 to 60

The Quantitative Aptitude section tests your quantitative skills, ability to solve quant problems and interpret numerical data.There are two types of multiple-choice questions that are used in the Quantitative section:

  • Problem Solving
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Number Systems
  • Arithmetic
  • Elementary Algebra
  • Geometry Concepts


Section 4: Verbal Aptitude (VA)

    • Time Duration: 75 Minutes
    • No.Of Questions: 41
    • Scoring: 0 to 60


The GMAT verbal section tests your reading and reasoning ability along with argument analysis skills. It also checks your ability to correct the written material in accordance with standard English grammar rules.
Verbal section includes three types of MCQs:

  • Critical Reasoning
  • Reading Comprehensive
  • Sentence correction


Quantitative Aptitude and Verbal Reasoning are the game changers. If you are stronger in these two subjects then your chances of scoring more than 700 is solidified. The GMAT exam syllabus have some common topics with other competitive exams.

Analytical Writing Assessment: This is the essay section, where you need to write single essay of 200-300 words on the topics provided by GMAC.

Integrated reasoning: The elementary level reasoning questions you’ll be asked to solve from Data interpretation.

Quantitative aptitude: Simple way to explain this section is MATHS. 8-10th standard mathematics concept will be applicable to solve this section. Difficulty level will not be more than school level Maths.

Verbal Reasoning: It is English. You don’t have to mug up lots of words. The words generally used are moderate. To infer what the author is saying from these moderate words is difficult. This is the only relatively challenging section of Indians.

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