The Graduate Management Admission Test, or GMAT, is an important part of the business school application process. The GMAT is a multiple-choice, computer-based and computer-adaptive standardized exam that is often required for admission to graduate business programs (MBA) globally.
The GMAT is developed and administered by testmaker GMAC to provide business schools with common measures of applicants’ preparedness for graduate-level academic work. Business school admission committees look at your GMAT score, along with work experience, academic record, and supporting materials, to assess your readiness for the rigors of an MBA program.
The GMAT Exam has four sections:
Analytical Writing Assessment—measures your ability to think critically and to communicate your ideas
Integrated Reasoning—measures your ability to analyze data and evaluate information presented in multiple formats
Quantitative Reasoning—measures your ability to analyze data and draw conclusions using reasoning skills
Verbal Reasoning—measures your ability to read and understand written material, to evaluate arguments and to correct written material to conform to standard written English
In total, the test takes just under 3 1/2 hours to complete, including two optional breaks.