What is GMAT



GMAT stands for Graduate Management Admission Test it is administrated under Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). GMAT is required to most of the international MBA programs including America, Canada and European countries. But now in Pakistan also, GMAT is becoming one of the basic requirements of admission in top MBA programs in institutes like LUMS, IBA, and LSE etc. Although these institutes conduct their own admission tests but those tests are also based on GMAT format (which I’ll describe later) but they do accept GMAT score as well. (GMAT is not a pass/fail test; it gives the result in form of score)


GMAT is now named as GMAT CAT, CAT stands for Computer Adaptive Test. This change of name occurs simply because GMAT is now conducted with the help of computers :).




Now let’s come to the format of GMAT which is consists of three parts
  1. Analytical Writing Assessment – two 30 minutes essay writing, one analysis of an argument and one analysis of an issue
  2. Quantitative Ability – 75 minutes session of multiple questions of problem solving and dada sufficiency
  3. Verbal Ability – 75 minute session of multiple questions of Critical reasoning, Sentence Correction and Reading Comprehension


GMAT announces result of these three sections separately but score of quantitative and verbal abilities are also announced together. Maximum score of GMAT is 800 and most institutes in Pakistan accept above 550 or 600 but that is not a hard and fast rule


Some Important Points about GMAT CAT:
  • Maximum Time 3 hours and 45 minutes
  • Maximum score is 800
  • International test fee is $250
  • Additional fee for Test score reporting $28
  • National Passport is essential for GMAT.



Advice:
Most students in Pakistan (including me) rely on different academies for GMAT preparation but I learned that attending academies is just a waste of time and money as well. So if you are looking forward to give GMAT or any other local GMAT format test then my advice is that, buy a GMAT book and start practicing it right now!




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