The GMAT stands for Graduate Management Admissions Test; it’s a prerequisite for the vast majority of MBA programs.

The test is a computer adaptive standardized test that tests both mathematical and english skills. It was developed for the sole purpose of challenging an individual’s aptitude to succeed academically in graduate business studies

The test itself consists of three separate sections: AWA, Quantitative, and Verbal.

Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA)

The Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) section of the test consists of two essays. On the first essay, the student must analyze an argument. On the second essay, the student must analyze an issue. Each essay must be written within 30 minutes and is scored on a scale of 0-6. (6 High, 0 Low).

Quantitative Section

The quantitative section consists of 37 multiple choice questions, which must be answered within 75 minutes. There are two types of questions: problem solving and data sufficiency. The quantitative section is scored from 0 to 60 points.

Verbal Section

The verbal section consists of 41 multiple choice questions, which must be answered within 75 minutes. There are three types of questions: sentence correction, critical reasoning and reading comprehension. The verbal section is scored from 0 to 60 points.

One Response to “What is the GMAT?”

Daniel says:

I live in Lima, Peru and need to access inexpensive study materials for the GMAT. Can you help me with this? Also, where can I find out when and where I can take the test in Lima?

Thanks

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