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GMAT - Graduate Management Admission Test


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General Information
Description of the Test
Test Timing and Scoring
More Information
Practice Test


General Information

The GMAT is usually required for graduate programs in business and management. The test contains verbal, quantitative, analytical, and essay sections. It is a computer-adaptive test (CAT) that is available, year-round, at test centers throughout the world.


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Description of the Test

The GMAT consists of four separately timed sections: two writing sections and two multiple choice sections.

Analytical Writing Assessment The Analytical Writing Assessment measures the ability to think critically and communicate complex ideas through writing.

Quantitative Section The Quantitative section measures basic mathematical skills and understanding of elementary concepts, and the ability to reason quantitatively, solve quantitative problems, and interpret graphic data.

Verbal Section The Verbal section measures the ability to understand and evaluate what is read and to recognize basic conventions of standard written English.


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Test Timing and Scoring



Analytical Writing Assessment      
Analysis of an Issue 1 topic 30 minutes 0 to 6
Analysis of an Argument 1 topic 30 minutes  
Optional Rest Break   5 minutes  
GMAT Quantitative      
Problem Solving 37 questions 75 minutes 0 to 60
Data Sufficiency      
Optional Rest Break   5 minutes  
GMAT Verbal      
Reading Comprehension

Critical Reasoning

Sentence Correction

41 questions 75 minutes 0 to 60
GMAT Total Score is based on a combination of Quantitative and Verbal section results 200 to 800


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Test Scores range from 200 to 800 and are based on a combination of Quantitative and Verbal Section results.

Test Fee and Registration

The registration fee for the GMAT is $190.

The Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT®) is available, year-round, at test centers throughout the world.

In the United States, U.S. territories, Canada, and Puerto Rico, it may be possible to schedule your test within a few days of taking it, but popular dates (especially weekends) book quickly. International test takers should note that in some countries (ie. Burma/Myanmar) the GMAT may be offered only once per year, so planning is essential.

In the US, Canada, and US territories, you can register online at www.gmat.org Or call: 1-800-GMAT-NOW. You can also call the test center nearest you, which you can find on the website. Whether registering online or by phone, you will need a credit card (AmEx, Visa, MasterCard) to pay the registration fee.

You can also register by mail at:

GMAT Educational Testing Service
PO Box 6103
Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6103

You will need to complete the Voucher Request Form for the GMAT, found in the GMAT Information Bulletin and mail it with your check or money order payable to "ETS-GMAT"

If you live outside the United States, Canada, or Puerto Rico, you may make an appointment for the Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT®) by phone, fax, or mail. Contact the regional registration centers listed under the TOEFL registration section.


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More Information

Go to http://www.mba.com/mba for:

Actual test questions that have been used previously are published in the Sample GMAT® Questions and GMAT Mini-Test areas and in The Official Guide for GMAT® Review and the GMAT: POWERPREP® 3.0 Software - all available on the GMAT website.

Complete information on the test, including a downloadable version of the GMAT Bulletin of Information, can be found on the GMAT website at www.gmat.org. This location also includes links to many of the schools that require GMAT scores for admission.

The website also contains a wealth of information on business schools, careers for MBAs, and financial aid.

You can also request information by contacting:

The Educational Testing Service
P.O. Box 6101,
Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6101,


Practice Test

The following sites have practice tests for no charge:


GMAT Prep from Syvum




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