Taking the GMAT
About the GMAT
The GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is a standardized exam used by business schools to assess how well students are likely to do in an MBA Program. The GMAT exam measures basic verbal, mathematical, and analytical writing skills.
You will have a total of 60 minutes to complete both writing assignments in the AWA section. (30 minutes for each assignment.)
You will have 75 minutes to complete the Quantitative section and another 75 minutes to complete the verbal section.
The exam consists of three parts: the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA), the Quantitative section, and the Verbal section.
The AWA contains two writing assignments: Analysis of an Issue and Analysis of an Argument.
The Quantitative section contains Problem Solving and Data Sufficiency. There are 37 multiple-choice questions in all.
The Verbal section contains questions that evaluate your reading comprehension, critical reasoning, and sentence correction.
There are 41 multiple-choice questions in all.
GMAT total scores range from 200 to 800. The majority of test takers score between 400 and 600.
Quantitative and Verbal scores range between 0 and 60. The AWA score is an average of the scores given to each writing assignment contained in the AWA section. You will receive a score between 0 and 6 on this section.
The exam is administered year round. However, there is usually one week per month when you can not take the exam.