The GMAT is required for admission to most U.S. and Canadian MBA programs. GMAT is also used for admission to Masters or PhD programs in business major, such as Finance, Accounting and Marketing etc. The GMAT measures abilities in four broad categories: Verbal, Quantitative, Integrated Reasoning and Analytical Writing.
our success in this section will depend on your ability to read and fully comprehend written material, reason and evaluate arguments and your familiarity with the stylistic conventions and grammatical rules of written English.
The GMAT quantitative section is often referred to as the Mathematics section. It tests your basic understanding of arithmetic, algebra, fractions, probability and geometry.
Problem Solving : This section involves traditional computational skills, and includes arithmetic, algebra, and geometry concepts. You will need to know the necessary facts and formulae for this section.
Data Sufficiency: Questions in the Data Sufficiency section consist of a Math problem followed by two statements, which might lead you to the answer of the problem. You need to choose which of the statements (if any) is sufficient to solve the problem. Along with your math knowledge, this section will require a sense of logic.
The Integrated Reasoning section is designed to measure test takers’ ability to interpret data from a variety of sources, and to draw meaningful conclusions from this information. By testing multiple scenarios in various ways, Integrated Reasoning questions measure your higher-order thinking skills (such as your ability to sift through tedious details to determine which data are most relevant in decision-making, or to organize information in a way that makes it more accessible and valuable toward a specific objective), not just how well you can memorize content.
The Integrated Reasoning section of the GMAT exam will consist of 12 questions. There will be four main types of questions in the Integrated Reasoning section:
Table Analysis : You will review a table of data (similar to a spreadsheet, but with very little functionality) and use this information to evaluate a series of “True/False” statements.
Graphics Interpretation : You will analyze a graph or information in an image, and then complete a series of statements using drop-down menus.
Multi-Source Reasoning : You will click through several tabs containing information in various forms (including text, charts, and graphs). You will then answer a series of “Yes/No” questions based on the information.
Two-Part Analysis : You will need to take two different sources of information and piece them together to answer the question asked.
It tests writing ability through one writing assignment - Analysis of an Argument.
The duration of the GMAT examination is 3 hours, 30 minutes (four hours with breaks).