Graduate Record Examination is a standardized test that is an admissions requirement for many graduate schools in the United States, in other English-speaking countries and for English-taught graduate and business programs world-wide.
Created and administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS) in 1949, the exam aims to measure verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing and critical thinking skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are not related to any specific field of study.
More than 600,000 prospective graduate school applicants from approximately 160 countries take the GRE General Test at 700 test centers.
Format and timing
The GMAT exam consist of four sections which are to be completed in three and a half hours time.
Analytical Writing Assessment –
this section has one essay writing task-argument. The student is given 30 minutes for this essay.
The Integrated Reasoning section has 12 questions to be solved in 30 minutes. The score is reported on a scale of 1-8.
The Quantitative section has two types of multiple choice questions: data sufficiency and problem solving. Follow the links to explore these types of math question. There are 37 questions to be solved in 75 minutes
The Verbal Reasoning section contains three types of question: critical reasoning; reading comprehension; sentence correction. All questions are multiple-choice. You can click on the links to try out questions of each type. There are 41 questions to be completed in 75 minutes.
GMAT Exam Scoring
The GMAT exam is much more than just a score. It puts you in charge of your future.
After you take the GMAT exam, you will receive five scores: Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, Verbal, and Total. A new score feature now enables you to preview your unofficial GMAT scores before deciding whether to accept or cancel them.