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What is the GMAT exam?

The GMAT is a computer-adaptive test that evaluates a candidate’s analytical writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading abilities in standard was written English. This exam is used to get admission to a graduate management program such as an MBA or a related program at one of the world’s top business schools.

The Graduate Management Admission Council has reduced the GMAT exam time by 30 minutes since April 16, 2018. The exam is now 3 hours and 30 minutes long, including breaks and test instructions. Firstly, the Quantitative and Verbal Reasoning parts were cut by 13 and 10 minutes, respectively. Secondly, the Integrated Reasoning and Analytical Writing Assessments, as well as the Score Preview and optional break time, have not changed. Thirdly, GMAT has a feature that allows applicants to personalize their GMAT experience by selecting the section order in which they feel most at ease taking the exam.

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Why take the GMAT exam?

It is the most generally approved MBA admissions exam in the world. More importantly, no other exam has the same level of acceptance as the GMAT. According to the GMAC, GMAT scores account for 9 out of 10 MBA admissions worldwide. Furthermore, 2,300 schools accept GMAT scores. Additionally, 650 testing facilities in 114 countries administer the GMAT Exam.

GMAT online exam vs. GMAT test center exam: Difference between test duration

The GMAT test is now available online and takes 30 minutes less. So, if you’re wondering how long the GMAT exam lasts, the answer depends.

Here’s what to expect from the GMAT duration if you’re taking it online:

  1. Quantitative Reasoning: 62 minutes
  2. Verbal Reasoning: 65 minutes
  3. Integrated Reasoning: 30 minutes

The online GMAT examination also includes a five-minute break in addition to those three portions. The online GMAT takes 2 hours and 45 minutes to complete, plus 15 minutes for check-in.

However, the in-person GMAT format has the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA). The AWA assesses your ability to critically think and convey your thoughts. Additionally, this section has a time limit of 30 minutes. Furthermore, the test center exam allows for two optional eight-minute breaks. The GMAT examination takes three hours and seven minutes in total, plus 30 minutes for check-in.

Who can take the GMAT exam?

The GMAC, the organization that administers the GMAT exam, does not impose any specific eligibility criteria for taking the exam. However, after taking the GMAT, one must always meet the eligibility requirements given by the university/college one wishes to attend.

Age requirements

  • The candidate must be at least 18 years old.
  • The candidate’s age has no upper restriction.
  • If the candidate is between the ages of 13 and 17, they must receive written consent from their parents or legal guardians.

Educational qualification

  • GMAC has not made any formal statements on the qualifications needed to take the GMAT.
  • Candidates for an MBA program must have a graduate degree from a recognized university in any field.

How much does the GMAT exam cost?

The GMAT exam has a $250 application cost, which translates to AED 918. Additionally, applicants must pay extra if they want to alter the testing center or reschedule the exam. You must pay the full GMAT exam price in case you do not show up for the test.

Cancellation Fee:

  1. You must pay $200, and you will get back $50 if you cancel the exam between 1 and 14 days before the test date.
  2. You must pay $175, and you will get back $75 if you cancel the exam 15 to 60 days prior to the appointment.
  3. If you cancel the test more than 60 days before the scheduled appointment, you will be charged $150 and receive a refund of $100.
  4. Furthermore, you cannot cancel or modify your appointment within 24 hours of the scheduled test and time.

Rescheduling Fee:

  1. Candidates must pay US$150 if they reschedule the exam 1 to 14 days before the test date.
  2. You must also pay US$100 if you reschedule the exam 15 to 60 days prior to the appointment.
  3. Lastly, you must pay US$50 if you reschedule the exam more than 60 days before the test date.

What are the GMAT exam dates?

There are no set official GMAT dates. As a result, you may choose any date that is available and convenient for you. If you need to retake the GMAT exam, you have 16 days to do so. Every 16 days, you can take or retake the GMAT exam. You can take the exam up to five times per year. In addition, we advise candidates to register two to three months prior to the exam date. You can register as late as 24 hours before the exam date if you register online or by phone. However, it is safer to register early because you will have a specific timetable to follow in order to prepare for the exam. Moreover, even coaching institutes urge that you register as soon as possible so that you have plenty of time to prepare.

GMAT Exam Pattern

The GMAT Exam has 4 sections:

  • Analytical Writing
  • Integrated Reasoning
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Verbal Reasoning

GMAT exam curriculum

Firstly, the GMAT is a three-and-a-half-hour exam with an 800-point maximum score. Secondly, the GMAT evaluates a candidate’s aptitude in a variety of areas. In addition, the GMAT exam has four sections:

  • Analytical Writing Assessment – assesses candidate’s ability to think analytically and to convey their ideas
  • Integrated Reasoning – assesses candidate’s ability to examine data and measure information displayed in various formats
  • Quantitative Reasoning – assesses candidate’s ability to examine data and gather conclusions using logical thinking skills
  • Verbal Reasoning – assesses candidate’s ability to read and interpret written material, to analyze arguments, and to rectify written material to suit standard written English

How is your GMAT exam score calculated?

Each of your five GMAT scores, consisting of four GMAT sections and a total score, is reported on a predefined scale. Firstly, these are the scores that show on your GMAT Score Report as official. Secondly, you can decide who gets to receive these scores. Additionally, keep in mind that the GMAT Total Score Report only takes into account the Verbal and Quantitative sections of the exam.

The GMAT Score Report consists of the following components:

  • Quantitative Score (0 – 60), with percentile
  • Verbal Score (0 – 60), with percentile
  • Total GMAT Score (200 – 800), with percentile
  • AWA Score (half-integers from 0 to 6), with percentile
  • Integrated Reasoning score (integer from 1 to 8)

GMAT exam preparation course at PINNACLE:

PINNACLE offers an intensive GMAT preparation course. We understand that each student has their own learning style. Consequently, our course is flexible and customizable to suit each student’s learning needs. Firstly, we offer interactive classes where our expert trainer will teach and mentor students. Secondly, students will have access to practice tests and extensive study material. Thirdly, this course will help students understand how to strategically prepare for the exam. Finally, you will learn crucial strategies to ace both quantitative & verbal sections of the GMAT Exam.

Why prepare for your GMAT exam at PINNACLE?

In addition to 40 training hours, students will receive the following benefits from GMAT preparation at PINNACLE:
  • Topic-wise tests
  • Online Student Portal with practice tests
  • 200+ sectional practice tests
  • Remedial tests for customized data on faulty areas
  • Customized learning tools 

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