The Graduate Management Aptitude Test or commonly known as GMAT is a preferred exam taken by students who are pursuing their careers in the management field. GMAT is an international test with objective assessment criteria; it tends to predict academic success better than grade point average. Various management schools accept GMAT scores to assess students for admission.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR GMAT AND VARIOUS SECTIONS IT COVERS
GMAT exam can’t be cleared by only preparing yourself well. You need to keep on practicing various sets of questions paper which will give you a basic idea of how different types of questions come and at what level you are standing. So it is recommended that you keep on doing more and more no. of question sets.
GMAT includes questions related to inequalities, least common factors, greatest common multipliers, common multiples, linear equations, and other mathematical concepts. Practicing these problems many times is the best way to develop the skills needed to do well in this section. In some cases, it is possible to eliminate one or more of the answers based on the information found in the question. If a problem includes the phrase “positive integer,” for example, the student can eliminate any answer choice with a negative number.
The test contains several different types of questions. Becoming familiar with each type will make it easier to avoid common mistakes and eliminate red herrings. Although the GMAT uses basic business terms such as profit and revenue, there is no need to spend time learning hundreds of definitions. The test does not assume any previous knowledge, so study time is better spent learning test-taking strategies. One of the most common questions in the verbal section relates to finding the main idea of a passage. Students should practice reading complex passages (such as newspaper articles) and identifying their purpose to get the most points possible on this section of the exam.
This section of the GMAT has four fairly unique question formats. Time management is especially important for this section because there is no partial credit. If a student misses one part of a question, the entire question is marked wrong. Taking several practice exams will make it easier to determine how much time to spend on each question. Some Integrated Reasoning questions will have accompanying graphs, so it is also important to practice using graphs to gather and interpret data.
WHAT IS THE AGE CRITERIA
Anyone who is a graduate and is above 18 years of age and that person can belong to any nationality. The students require a graduate degree from any recognized institute or university. There is no upper limit for appearing for this exam.
WHEN DOES THE EXAM TAKE PLACE
GMAT is conducted round the year and candidates have the flexibility to take the exam on any day depending on availability and time slot. To schedule an exam, an appointment must be made at one of the designated test centers. The exam cannot be taken within 31 days even if the scores are canceled.
VALIDITY OF THE SCORE
The validity of the score is for 5 years. Although some universities consider for 3 years.
Total GMAT score ranges from 200 to 800 and measures performance on the quantitative aptitude and verbal sections together.
ABOUT THE TEST
The verbal section and Quantitative section are computer-adaptive, which means it adjusts the difficulty of the questions according to each person’s skill level. The computer displays a question of medium difficulty at the beginning of each multiple-choice section of the test. It scores the test taker’s answer and uses the information to determine which question to display next. If someone answers a question correctly, the next question is likely to be more difficult. The computer is likely to display an easier question after someone has answered a question incorrectly. Computer-adaptive tests score each question individually, so test-takers cannot change their answers or return to the previous question.