When it comes to your career advancement and professional growth, there is no comparison. The GMAT exam positions you for success in the classroom and in your career.
GMAT is among other things, an endurance test. The GMAT exam measures higher-order reasoning skills. You’ll need basic English-language and math skills. However, the test measures your ability to reason with these skills. All sections of the test, including the AWA and Integrated Reasoning sections, involve reasoning. “Higher-order” reasoning skills involve complex judgments and include critical thinking, analysis, and problem-solving.
Math and Verbal Questions
— Measures your ability to analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it, analyze relationships among component parts of sentences and recognize relationships among words and concepts.
— Measures problem-solving ability, focusing on basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis
Analytical Writing Assessment
— Measures critical thinking and analytical writing skills, specifically your ability to articulate and support complex ideas clearly and effectively
What skills does the test measure?
- According, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the GMAT assesses analytical writing and problem-solving abilities, while also addressing data sufficiency, logic, and critical reasoning skills that it believes to be vital to real-world business and management success.
- The total GMAT score ranges from 200 to 800 and measures performance on the quantitative and verbal sections together (performance on the AWA and IR sections do not count toward the total score, those sections are scored separately). Scores are given in increments of 10 (e.g. 540, 550, 560, 570, etc.). From the most recent data released by GMAC, the average GMAT score of all test takers is about 540.
- It’s a computer adaptive test
- You will get an unofficial score report with Verbal, Quantitative, Integrated Reasoning and Total scores immediately after your exam. You will receive an email with a URL to access your score report within 20 days of your exam. This email will contain a link with instructions to access your Official Score Report online.
How long is the test?
Approximately four hours