GMAT is nothing but a graduate management admissions test. It is a computer based adapt test as the test adapts itself based on the examineeâ€™s intelligence. So based on the answer given by the examinee for the first question, the next question will be chosen.
The first question will always be easiest of all. If the student chooses the correct answer for the first question, then the level of difficulty of the next question increases. However, if it is wrong, then the level of difficulty of the next question decreases. So based on the studentâ€™s capability to choose the right answer the score gets calculated.
The GMAT test structure comprises of three sections, namely GMAT essay, GMAT math and GMAT verbal section. You need to finish these three sections in four hours which consumes the total of 800 marks.
GMAT Essay section- Analytical writing
This section is to measure the studentâ€™s analysing ability. You will be provided with two types of essay questions in which you need to finish within 60 minutes of time span which comes to be 30 minutes per essay. You are also allowed to take 5 minutes of optional break after each section.
In first essay, you need to analyze an issue and for the second essay, you need to analyze an argument.
GMAT Math section
GMAT Math section is all mathematical by nature that belongs to advanced topic such as standard deviation, probability, algebra, quadratic equations etc. This section comprises of 37 questions which you need to finish within 75 minutes.
It will determine the studentâ€™s problem solving and data sufficiency skills. So you need to prepare topic by topic of all mathematical terms and also work out well to solve the mathematical problems quickly and easily.
GMAT verbal section
GMAT verbal section consists of 41 questions that need to be completed within 75 minutes that involves reading comprehension, critical reasoning and sentence correction. This section is structured in order to determine the studentâ€™s grammar, clarity and concision to express an idea, studentâ€™s logical thinking, and studentâ€™s ability to read criticality in American English.
Registration and other details about GMAT
The examinee has to register for the GMAT either online or through test centres. The test will be conducted via computer at various locations all over the world. In some locations, where the extensive network of computers has not been established, the GMAT is conducted either at computer based testing centers or as a paper based test at local testing centers. Amount of US$ 250 is charged to take this exam. The total time provided to complete the exam is 4 hours with two optional breaks. The examinee needs to answer three tested area, such as analytical writing assessment, quantitative section and verbal ability section. Combining these three tests, he could obtain the maximum score of 800.