Overview of GMAT Test

Overview of GMAT Test

GMAT test is a computer based test.

What does GMAT measure?

A GMAT test does not measure specifically any business skills, specific knowledge on any topic, practical skills, interpersonal skills and collaborative management style of the applicant.

Rather it is a test that measures applicant’s  analytical skills, reasoning skills, quantative aptitude, verbal reasoning  that have been developed during their  education and work helping to bring applicants from all around industries and disciplines.


       GMAT consists of major 4 sections:

·         Analytical Writing Assessment (AWAs)

·         Integrated Reasoning,

·         Quantitative

·         Verbal

Test structure of GMAT

GMAT Test Section

Number of Questions

Question Types


Analytical Writing Assessment   1 topic Analysis of an Argument

30 minutes

Integrated Reasoning

12 questions

Multi-Source Reasoning, Graphics Interpretation, Two-Part Analysis, Table Analysis

30 minutes


37 questions

Data Sufficiency, Problem Solving

75 minutes


41 questions

Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, Sentence Correction

75 minutes

Total Time    

3 hours, 30 minutes

Total allotted time is 3.5 hours to complete the four sections.

The New Integrated gmat exam pattern

New GMAT test structure from 2012

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