GMAT Notification 2017
Graduate Management Admission Test, more popularly known as GMAT, is a computer adaptive examination, used to measure the skills essential to the study business and management courses. The test is conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). The GMAT score is widely accepted by more than 1600 B-schools for more than 6, 000 business and management courses. So preparing with an edge is important to score more than average score, being accepted to the program rather being rejected or on waitlist.
The uniqueness of GMAT registration is there is no rush for dates, as the test is available throughout the year. To enrol for GMAT 2017, candidates must log in onto the official website of GMAT. In a year, a candidate is enable to attempt the test five times. In case of GMAT retake, one can reschedule the test after 16 days of the previous test.
The cost of GMAT exam is U$250. In Indian currency, it costs approximately Rs 16,500. For the payment process one can use credit/debit card just use Visa, MasterCard, American Express and JCB cards. Additionally, payment can be made through Money Orders, Cashier’s Checks and Personal Checks that must be drawn in favour of Pearson VUE GMAT.
Alike other common aptitude tests, GMAT also consist of four sections; Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, and Verbal. Once you complete your GMAT test your score is displayed on the screen. Within three weeks of the exam, GMAC announces the official GMAT score.
There are no such GMAT Eligibility Criteria or guidelines are provided by GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council) for the GMAT exam, but the GMAT aspirants must fulfill few criteria to appear for GMAT to pursue MBA in foreign universities.
The test contains four sections and the contents mentioned below:
This section has two types of multiple-choice questions:
- GMAT Problem-solving – you need to solve a given problem and arrive at one or multiple solutions. Learn more about this section here.
- GMAT Data sufficiency – you need to decide whether the given information is sufficient to arrive at a solution to the problem.
You will encounter three types of multiple-choice questions here:
- Reading comprehension – a passage will be given to you on any topic from sociology to astronomy. You need to read and understand it and answer the questions that follow.
- Critical reasoning – an argument will be presented to you and you will have to evaluate it. Sometimes, you will be asked to draw conclusions; at other times, you will need to strengthen or weaken the argument.
- Sentence correction – you don’t have to actually correct the sentences here. You will be given five ways to write a sentence, of which only one will be correct. You need to identify which one this is.
The Integrated Reasoning section is a 30-minute section on the GMAT that measures your ability to understand and evaluate multiple types of information – graphic, numeric, and verbal. This section has four types of questions:
- Multi-Source Reasoning
- Table Analysis
- Graphics Interpretation
- Two-Part Analysis
Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA)
The AWA section comprises an essay writing where you need to read and interpret a given argument. It is also of 30 minutes duration and scored from 0 to 6.
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