The GMAT is 3 hours and 7 minutes test with a score ranging from a minimum of 200 points to a
maximum of 800 points. The test was designed to judge a candidate on the basis of certain
parameters such as
- Analytical Writing Assessment Syllabus
- Integrated Reasoning Syllabus
- Quantitative Reasoning Syllabus
- Verbal Reasoning
1.Analytical Writing Assessment Syllabus
The GMAT Analytical Writing Assessment section evaluates your critical reasoning skill and
communication skills. Candidates are judged on how well he puts their analytical arguments on paper.
The test duration is 30 minutes and the score ranges from 0-6 in half-point increments. The GMAT AWA
syllabus may have 2 types of essays:
- GMAT Argument Essay- you have to analyze the reasoning and make an argument that is logical
and grammatically correct.
- GMAT Issue Essay- you have to write an issue-based essay in 600 words. The opinions made in your essay can be in favor of the given statement or against it.
2.Integrated Reasoning Syllabus
The GMAT Integrated Reasoning syllabus tests your comprehension ability and how well you integrate
data presented in graphical or tabular form. the test duration is 30 minutes and includes the following
types of questions in the sections.
- GMAT Table Analysis- this section checks a candidate’s ability to interpret and classify
given data in the form of a table.
- GMAT Two-Part Analysis- This section tests the candidate’s ability to solve equations, and decode
complex relationships between objects. The question can be verbal or quantitative.
- GMAT Multi-Source Reasoning- this section has questions in the form of graphs, tables, and charts.
A candidate is required to determine and interpret the data.
- GMAT Graphics Interpretation- it checks a candidate’s ability to interpret the information given in
the form of graphs, bar charts, pie charts, etc., and answer questions based on them.
3. Quantitative Reasoning Syllabus
The GMAT Quantitative Reasoning syllabus tests a candidate on parameters such as mathematical
reasoning, complex problem-solving skills, and graphical interpretation skills. The types of
- GMAT Problem Solving Questions- solve complex quant problems using logical and analytical skills.
- GMAT Data Sufficiency- this section is used to examine your mathematical problem-solving ability
using data. A list of all the quant topics is mentioned below:
- Algebraic expressions and equations
- Monomials, polynomials
- Arithmetic and geometric progression
- Quadratic equations
- Inequalities and basic statistics
- Lines and angles
- Rectangular solids and cylinders
- Number properties
- Multiples and factors
- Permutation and combination
- Powers and roots
- Coordinate geometry
- Profit and loss
- Simple and compound interest
- Speed, time, and distance
- Pipes, cisterns, and work time
- Ratio and proportion
- Descriptive statistics
- Set theory
4.Verbal Reasoning Syllabus
The GMAT Verbal Reasoning syllabus assesses a candidate’s reading and comprehension skills through
arguments, essays, and sentence correction rules. The duration of this section is 65 minutes. The verbal
reasoning section has 36 multiple choice questions divided into
GMAT Critical Reasoning- this section measures your ability to understand arguments and
create an action plan. You are required to provide an answer either supporting an argument or criticizing
it, albeit in a proper analytical manner.
GMAT Reading Comprehension- candidates are tested on the basis of the following reading skills:
inference, main idea, application, logical structure, and style. The aim is to understand the
developments of quant concepts and logical relationships between significant points.
GMAT Sentence Correction- this section measures your usage of the English language. you are judged
on the basis of your choice of vocabulary, choice of words, grammar, sentence construction, etc.