Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

What is GMAT?

The Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT®) is a computer-based adaptive test designed to measure an aspirants’ aptitude and analytical writing basically for students who want to pursue business studies at graduate school. The GMAT® is an eligibility criterion for admission to more than 2500 B-schools across the world.

The examination is scored on a maximum of 800 in the multiples of 10 starts from the minimum score of 200. Though the GMAT Score is not enough to get admission into a B-School, it is one of the crucial factors taken into consideration.

The GMAT® has four sections – Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal.

The following is the GMAT® test structure:

GMAT Information

The US-based “Pearson VUE”, under the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) promotes and administers the GMAT®. Graduate Management Admission Council is responsible for setting questions, conducting the test and sending score reports to each examinee. For more information about GMAT®, please refer to the official website of GMAT® –


What is the scoring scale for the GMAT®?

  1. AWA section scores can range from 0-6 with a 0.5-point increments
  2. IR section scores can range from 1-8 with 1-point increments
  3. Quantitative scores can range from 6-51 with 1-point increments
  4. Verbal scores can range from 6-51 with 1-point increments
  5. Total score can range from 200-800 with 10-point increments

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