GMAT Training (Graduate Management Admission Test)
The Graduate Management Assessment Test (GMAT) is a standardized test that is designed to evaluate applicants who wish to pursue post-graduation in management and ascertain whether they are ready for the academic rigors of the program. It evaluates your skills in various areas such as reading, verbal, writing, analytical computational, and reasoning skills.
Which Colleges accept the GMAT?
More than 2100 universities and colleges accept the GMAT scores as a criteria for selection. Almost all the top universities including the Ivy League schools in America and universities like Oxford, Cambridge and Leeds in UK accept the GMAT scores, apart from other prestigious universities. The GMAT has grown to become a benchmark for colleges to determine a student’s ability to undertake the rigorous course work expected in a graduate management program. Some universities stipulate that GMAT scores are a mandatory part of the selection process, while for some the GMAT score is optional.
Features and benefits of GMAT
1. Students take the GMAT if they intend to take up a graduate program in management at a university abroad.
2. Most colleges which offer an MBA program for international students required all candidates to take the GMAT and submit their scores as a part of the admission process.
3. Some universities however leave it to the discretion of the student and let them decide. However it is recommended however that you take the test and submit your scores, as it will give you an advantage over those who choose to skip the test.
4. The GMAT can also help you receive merit based aid for funding your tuition, as some colleges use the GMAT scores as a benchmark for selecting candidates for scholarships.
5. You can take the GMAT exam at any time after you complete you’re under graduation or when you are in the last semester of your final year of under graduation.
6. You can take the GMAT test at any of the standardized test centers located in over 112 countries.
7. The scores of the test are valid for a period of five years after you take the test. However it is best to submit scores that are not more than a year old
Countries which accept GMAT scores
The GMAT is accepted by Management institutes in the following countries
Structure of the GMAT
The GMAT or Graduate Management Aptitude Test is a Computer based Adaptive Test (CAT). It evaluates the students on the following four areas.
1. Analytical Writing Assessment
This section is of 30 minutes duration and measures your ability to read, understand and critique an argument. It assesses your ability for thinking critically and focusing on a specific aspect of the argument.
2. Integrated Reasoning
This section comprises of 12 questions which you are expected to answer in 30-minutes. It measures your skill at comprehending and analyzing complex data and using the output to find solutions to problems. This part needs focused study during your GMAT exam preparation and our trained faculty are well equipped to help you with the various parameters of this section.
3. Quantitative section
This section consists of thirty seven questions which have to be answered over 75 minutes. This section evaluates your skills at comprehending word problems and figurative problems.
4. Verbal section
The verbal section tests the candidates for sentence correction, Reading comprehension and critical reasoning. It comprises of forty one questions that have to be answered over seventy five minutes.
Scoring of the GMAT
1. The total score for the GMAT ranges from 200 to 800 with 10 incremental points.
2. A sub score which ranges between 0 to 60 will be provided for the quantitative and Verbal sections.
3. The score for Analytical writing assessment ranges from 0 to 6 points.
4. The score for integrated reasoning can range from 1 to 8 points
How Global Tree can help you
1. We provide dedicated GMAT Training using the latest methodologies and expert faculty to boost your score
2. Our trained faculty will provide expert tips and personal assistance to help you with the essay writing process
3. The GMAT exam requires a tremendous amount of mental stamina as it is of four hours in duration. Our GMAT coaching methodology will ensure that you will learn effective time and energy management strategies to help you give your best at the exam
4. We provide numerous mock tests which are designed to simulate the actual test and give personalized feedback on the test results as well as strategies to improve your score.
Q). How to register for GMAT
A). You can register online at the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) website or ask one of our counselors to register on your behalf
Q). How much does it cost to take the GMAT?
A). The GMAT test costs 250 USD or approximately 17,000 INR apart from local taxes. The amount can be paid online through a debit or credit card or via bank transfer.
Q). What is the passing score for GMAT?
A). There is no passing score or minimum score as such for GMAT. Every university will have their own benchmark score to determine which students
Q). How many times can one retake the test?
A). You can retake the GMAT up to 5 times in any 12-month period, but no more than once in any 16-day period. You can request to GMAC in writing if you want to take it more than that, but applications are only considered after you have actually taken the 5th test. You must have good reason to make the request or it will not be considered. Also, if you score an 800 on the exam, you will not be allowed to retake the test for another 5 years!