Graduate Management Aptitude Test(GMAT), is by far among the most important standardised tests that needs to be taken if you wish to apply to post graduate programmes abroad. It is considered as a benchmark test for students wishing to study abroad and is meant to assess English language and Math skills along with the overall aptitude of applicants via a computer based examination.
It is becoming increasing popular, especially for Asian students who wish to get in to top ranked business schools and colleges in the World for graduate programmes like MBA. There are a number of GMAT coaching classes in Delhi that prepare students not only to score well in the exam but also guide them on what score is required for what program and university.
What all does GMAT test?
GMAT does not test business acumen or intelligence, it simply tests analytical writing and problem solving abilities through grammar, geometry and algebra.
The GMAT, in a nutshell tests the following:
Analytical writing - This section is allotted 30 minutes and tests your ability to analyse an argument and either criticise or support it, giving appropriate and adequate pointers for your stand. You will be assessed on your ability to use appropriate vocabulary and phrases.
Integrated Reasoning - This is again given 30 minutes and the types of questions include Multi-Source Reasoning, Graphics Interpretation, Two-Two Part Analysis and Table Analysis. Quantitative – You get 75 minutes for this section that involves questions on data sufficiency and problem solving.
Verbal - This section includes questions on Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, Sentence Correction and you are given 75 minutes to answer them.
How long are the GMAT scores valid?
The GMAT score is valid for five years; however most of the universities insist on a GMAT score not more than 2-3 years old.
Unfortunately, you must make the decision to cancel at the testing center before you see your scores. In addition, the fact that you cancelled your scores will be noted on your official GMAT score report.
How Much GMAT Scores Matters ?
GMAT and TOEFL Score 35-50 %
Academic Score 20-30 %
Research ,Technical Papers and thesis 0-10 %
Work Experience/Reference 0-10 %
LOR Reference 0-10 %
Extracurricular activities 0-5 %