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GMAT - Graduate Management Admission Test

What is the GMAT?

The Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT®) is a standardized assessmentᾰdelivered in Englishᾰthat helps business schools assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in business and management. Schools use the test as one predictor of academic performance in an MBA program or in other graduate management programs.

The GMAT® exam measures basic verbal, mathematical, and analytical writing skills that you have developed in your education and work. It does NOT measure:

  • your knowledge of business,
  • your job skills,
  • specific content in your undergraduate or first university course work,
  • your abilities in any other specific subject area, or
  • subjective qualitiesᾰsuch as motivation, creativity, and interpersonal skills.

The GMAT® exam consists of three main parts, the Analytical Writing Assessment, the Quantitative section, and the Verbal section.  Analytical Writing Assessment

The GMAT® exam begins with the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA). The AWA consists of two separate writing tasksᾰAnalysis of an Issue and Analysis of an Argument. You are allowed 30 minutes to complete each one. 

Quantitative Section

Following an optional ten-minute break, you begin the Quantitative Section of the GMAT® exam. This section contains 37 multiple-choice questions of two question typesᾰData Sufficiency and Problem Solving. You are allowed a maximum of 75 minutes to complete the entire section.

Verbal Section

After a second optional ten-minute break, you begin the Verbal Section of the GMAT® exam. This section contains 41 multiple choice questions of three question typesᾰReading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, and Sentence Correction. You are allowed a maximum of 75 minutes to complete the entire section.

Check out MBA.com for Registration and Test Center information.

The GMAT® exam can now be administered at Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

For available test dates and times, go to MBA.com for the most up-to-date information.

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