Graduate Management Entrance Exam (GMAT) is a popular international management entrance which is conducted by graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) round the year. The candidates have this opportunity for scheduling and appearing for the exam as many time as they want. GMAT scores are accepted in over 83 countries and over 1500 universities. The GMAT exam test the candidates knowledge on various section which are Quantitative, Analytical, verbal and Writing and according to the survey conducted by various organizations GMAT is still considered the number one choice for all the management aspirants despite the huge acceptance of GRE scores.
There is no specific GMAT eligibility criteria which has been disclosed by the governing body. The basic and only minimum requirement that a candidate must have bachelors degree in any disciple with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate. Although the respective institutes may have a different eligibility criteria but the GMAT eligibility Criteria is irrespective of the institutes eligibility criteria.
GMAT EXAM PATTERN:
GMAT Exam pattern is quite extensive and has total of 4 sections on which the candidate is tested. The GMAT Exam Pattern follows the computer adaptive mode and the difficulty level of the exam depends on the accuracy with which the candidate has answered the question. Below is the tabular presentation of GMAT Exam Pattern:
|Section||Number of Questions||Question Type||Duration|
|Analytical Writing Assessment||1 Topic||Analysis of an Argument||30 minutes|
|Integrated Reasoning||12 questions||Graphics Interpretation, Two Part Analysis, Table Analysis, Multi source reasoning||30 minutes|
|Quantitative||37 questions||Data Sufficiency, Problem Solving||75 minutes or 1 hour 15 minutes|
|Verbal||41 questions||Reading Comprehension, Sentence Correction, Critical Reasoning||75 minutes or 1 hour 15 minutes|
|Total Exam Duration||3 hours 30 minutes|
GMAT SELECTION PROCEDURE:
The Score of GMAT will be provided to the candidate as soon as the candidate finished his/her exam. The GMAT score is valid for the next five years after being shortlisted on the basis of the scores for further selection procedures such as letter of recommendation, personal interview, statement of purpose or any other specific selection rounds which are carried out by the respective institutes.
GMAT APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
In order to fill in the application form for GMAT the candidates will have to visit the official website of GMAT and fill the necessary information and make the required application fee and schedule the test and book the slots in the specified test centres of GMAT. The candidate can only appear for GMAT exam once in 31 days even if the circumstances are such that the scores are cancelled.
GMAT IMPORTANT DATES:
GMAT is one management entrance exam which is conducted round the year the candidate can appear for the exam at any time he/ she wish to but the candidate can appear for GMAT exam once in 31 days and after 31 days the candidate can appear again and the candidate cannot take more than 5 attempts in a year.
GMAT APPLICATION FEE:
To register for GMAT exam the candidate will have to make a payment of USD 250 and in GMAT there is no categorization of candidates therefore, the candidate belonging wither to the reserved category or the general category will have to make a payment of USD 25o as application fee.
The candidate can avail their GMAT result as soon as the exam is over. The candidate will have an option of accepting it or rejecting it. In case of accepting the result or the scorecard the candidate and the participating institutes can view where as if the candidate declines the result none of the parties will be able to view the result of GMAT.
GMAT PARTICIPATING INSTITUTES:
GMAT is a widely accepted entrance exam and there are more than 83 universities and more than 100 business schools which accepts the GMAT scores and uses it as a platform for selecting the management candidates.