The GMAT is a computer adaptive test and lasts for 3 hours and 7 minutes. The GMAT exam pattern is divided into four sections:
The skills and knowledge of the aspirants are calculated. The GMAT scores are given with a 10-point increment.
|Test Section||Test Limit||Number of Questions||Question Types||Score Range|
|Analytical Writing Assessment||30 minutes||1 question||Argument Analysis||0-6 (in 0.5-point increments)|
|Integrated Reasoning||30 minutes||12 questions||Table Analysis, Graphics Interpretation, Multi-source Reasoning, Two-part Analysis||1-8 (in 1-point increments)|
|Harvard University||7.0||Harvard University||7.0||7.0|
|Quantitative Aptitude||62 minutes||31 questions||Data Sufficiency, Problem Solving||6-51 (in 1-point increments)|
|Verbal Reasoning||65 minutes||36 questions||Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, Sentence Correction||6-51 (in 1-point increments)|
|Total||187 minutes||80 questions||200-800|
This section has a 30-minute essay which includes:
This GMAT exam section lasts for 30 minutes and includes the analysis of an argument.
The scores are calculated on a six-point scale for this section. Your essay will be given two independent ratings. Finally, the average of these ratings is considered.
The automated essay-scoring engine will possess one of these scores. If the difference between the ratings is more than one point. However, a third rating will be provided by an expert reading. Hence, this will be the final score.
This section is the newest addition to the GMAT Exam syllabus. It tests the student’s ability to evaluate the data presented in table or graph format.
The GMAT Integrated Reasoning consists of the following question types:
This measures the student’s ability to sort and analyze a table comprising data including a spreadsheet. Thereafter, determine the crucial information or the one which meets certain terms and conditions.
This section measures students' ability to solve complex problems.
These problems include quantitative, verbal, or a combination of both.
This is a versatile format that covers a distinct content range.
Moreover, it also involves assessing the student’s ability in the following areas:
Multi-Source Reasoning This section measures the student’s ability to examine the data from distinct sources. It includes tables, graphics, and text passages. It even consists of the combination of all the three and analyzes each data source carefully for answering multiple questions.
Moreover, the students were asked to draw inferences and others that may require them to determine the important data. Furthermore, the students should recognize discrepancies among distinct data sources.
Graphics Interpretation This section assesses the student’s ability to interpret the information presented in a graph or graphical imagery.
It includes an x/y graph, scatters plot, statistical curve, or pie chart distribution. Even it helps you to find out the association and make inferences.
The quantitative reasoning section consists of 31 questions from mathematics.
Types of questions
The topics are further divided into the following categories:
The GMAT verbal skills section consists of 36 multiple-choice questions. This section is classified into three types including
This section assesses the student’s ability to comprehend the following mentioned in concepts and passages.
Critical ReasoningIt assesses the student’s ability to make and evaluate arguments, and evaluate and format their plan of action
Reading ComprehensionIt assesses the student’s ability to draw interference, understand the logical association between significant points, understand statements and words, and follow the development of quantitative concepts.
Additionally, it tests the student’s ability in the following reading skills: application, interference, main idea, supporting the idea, logical structure, and style.
Sentence CorrectionThis section assesses the student’s language proficiency in two broad aspects. The first aspect is correcting expressions. Refer to sentences that are grammatically and structurally sound.
Moreover, the other aspect is effective expression which refers to sentences, that effectively express an idea or a relationship concisely, grammatically, and clearly.
The Verbal Reasoning Section covers: