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The GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is a standardized test taken by students who are applying to postgraduate business management courses in the US and in some other parts of the world. The GMAT is a test of verbal and mathematical reasoning skills, analytical writing and integrated reasoning, and is designed to identify candidates most likely to succeed in graduate business school.

The GMAT has four main divisions: Analytical Writing; Integrated Reasoning; Verbal Reasoning; Quantitative reasoning.

 

Analytical Writing

The Analytical Writing section has one essay writing task: the Argument.

The Argument task presents a statement of a position. The candidate is required to analyze the logic of the given position and suggest how and where the reasoning may be faulty or require improvement. The student is given 30 minutes for this essay.

The scoring for the Analytical Writing section is on a scale of 0-6.

 

Integrated Reasoning

The Integrated Reasoning section has 12 questions to be solved in 30 minutes. The score is reported on a scale of 1-8 (intervals of 1).

The questions involve interpretation of tabular, graphical and written information from a variety of sources. Each question is independent and may have more than one part, but one prompt may be used for more than one question. An on-screen calculator is available.

 

Quantitative Section

The Quantitative section has two types of multiple choice questions: data sufficiency and problem solving.

There are 37 questions to be solved in 75 minutes.

 

Verbal Reasoning

The Verbal Reasoning section contains three types of question: critical reasoning; reading comprehension; sentence correction. All questions are multiple-choice.

There are 41 questions to be completed in 75 minutes.