The Graduate Management Admission Test or GMAT is a Computer Adaptive Test taken
by aspirants who dream of pursuing their MBA in their favorite Business schools abroad.
Conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) the Graduate Management
Admission Test is one of the most important MBA entrance exams in the world.
GMAT is an entrance criterion and has gained acceptability in over 2300 colleges and 7000
programs across the world. It caters to candidates who are looking forward to associating with
the leading B-Schools of the world, as management graduates. Every year over 200,000 candidates
sit for the GMAT.
It is a computer-adaptive test designed to judge a test taker’s verbal and reading skills,
analytical writing, and quantitative writing skills. These skills constitute an integral part
of the skill sets required to pursue an MBA.
GMAT is conducted throughout the year and a candidate can take the test up to 5 times a year.
The scores are valid for 5 years from the date of examination. The test duration is 3 and a half
hours with a maximum score of 800 points.
A good GMAT score boosts your chances of getting admission to top abroad B schools.
Great Career Opportunities: over 2400 Graduate Business schools worldwide accept GMAT
scores. This test is conducted in 114 countries worldwide.
Score Validity: GMAT is valid for 5 years; therefore within these 5 years you can work to
gain experience and then take up admission using the same scores.
Date Flexibility: you can take GMAT up to 5 times in a single year.
Multicultural Environment: qualifying for the GMAT will expose you to an international community and multicultural environment.
GMAT Computer Adaptive Test
The GMAT is a Computer Adaptive test that which over 200,000 candidates sit for the test.
The challenge is to assess them on the basis of how these candidates perform on a 3-hour test.
Therefore, the test was designed specifically by GMAC in an adaptive manner to check a test
taker’s ability in the shortest span of time.
and verbal reasoning
sections of the GMAT are computer-adaptive meaning it judges a candidate in real-time on the basis
of his ability level.
Computer adaptive testing selects questions based on the answers to the previous questions. For example,
if you answer a question correctly, your following question will be slightly tough.
Whereas, if you fail to provide the correct answer to your previous question, you will be presented
with an easy question. The process continues until you complete the section. You cannot skip,
return or change your answers to questions.
Some of the Top Universities Accepting GMAT Scores
Harvard Business School
Columbia Business School
MIT Sloan School of Management
Yale School of Management
There are no rigid eligibility criteria to sit for the GMAT. However, you have to fulfill the following criteria:
Lower Age Limit 13 Years
No Upper Age Limit
GMAT Test Centers in India
A Tabulated Version of the GMAT is Highlighted below: