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# The GMAT™ Exam

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2023/24 edition

If you are considering going to Business School, no matter what background you are from, GMAT can help pave the way for a successful application. The GMAT exam is the premier business school admission test used to help thousands of graduate business programs make critical admissions decisions.

Importance of the GMAT Exam,

GMAT helps you to stand out in a pool of applicants, business schools value the GMAT score as it is an indicator of a candidate's work ethic and readiness for a program.

A good GMAT score along with your academic credentials can also help to secure a scholarship in your desired B-school.

### Exam Structure

1. Quantitative Reasoning – 31 Questions, 62 minutes. This section determines mathematical ability and numerical literacy. The questions include Data Sufficiency and Problem-solving
2. Verbal Reasoning - 36 Questions, 65 minutes. – This section evaluates reading comprehension, editing abilities, and critical reasoning skills.
3. Integrated Reasoning – 12 Questions, 30 minutes - This section tests candidates' ability to read and interpret data in multiple formats.
4. Analytical Writing- 1 Question, 30 minutes – This is an essay section that measures critical thinking and communication skills. You will have to write an essay in response to one Analysis of an Argument question

### How much does the GMAT cost?

The GMAT costs \$275, although prices vary depending on the test centre location.

### How to prepare for the GMAT?

There are many helpful study tools available on mba.com to help in your preparation. The FREE GMAT™ Official Starter Kit is a sampler of 90 past exam questions and two, full-length GMAT™ practice exams that match the real exam format, increase in difficulty, and help you manage your pacing.

GMAC also offers the GMAT Official Guide, which is the only study guide that features real GMAT™ questions from past exams offered by the makers of the exam.

Your goal should be to reach a point where you are quickly and confidently able to focus on answering each question, rather than spending time decoding what is being asked.

### Why should I give the GMAT exam?

You might think it might not be essential to give the GMAT exam right away, however, admissions managers may still ask you to supply a score later in the process if your application is not as competitive as others in their applicant pool.

### GMAT Exam - The Focus Edition

We are very excited to announce the next evolution of the GMAT exam -The GMAT Exam-Focus Edition. The GMAT exam is used by more than 2,400 institutions and universities around the world, and it is designed to test skills that are highly important to business and management programs. With the Focus edition, we are taking it to the next level and more aligned with your priorities.

The New GMAT Focus Edition has only three sections of 45 mins each- Quant, Verbal, and Data Insights. You will have greater control over the exam because we have the option of a question review, and you can edit up to three answers per section. And with our in-depth scorecard, you can see how well you did on your test and what are the areas of improvement.

### How to apply

Visit the mba.com website for GMAT exam registration - Create a GMAT Profile (mba.com)

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