GMAT EXAM 2021
GMAT score is accepted by more than 2100 universities globally. It has become one of the major examinations in India for students aspiring to study in Top B-Schools across the world. Apart from CAT, GMAT is very much preferred by students because GMAT opens up a lot of options for students worldwide and mostly the experienced latter tends to give GMAT because they find so much scope after that and a lot to learn in Top Business Schools.
GMAT EXAM Structure
GMAT consists of 4 Parts i.e. Verbal, Quant, AWA (analytical writing assessment) and IR (Integrated reasoning).
Now every part of a GMAT exam is built to test something of a candidate like:-
- AWA measures how to analyze an argument in written form
- IR measures the skills used to analyze and synthesize information
- Quant measures Data sufficiency and Problem solving
- Verbal measures Reading comprehension (RC), Critical reasoning (CR), and Sentence correction (SC) skills.
MARKING SCHEME FOR GMAT:-
Marks in a GMAT exam are calculated based on various criteria like the number of questions you get right, difficulty level of question etc.
Let us understand this better with this table.
For particular sections:-
GMAT EXAM Pattern 2021:-
|Topic||No. of Questions||Question Types||Duration|
|AWA(Analysis of Argument)||One topic||Analysis of Argument||30 Minutes|
|IR(Integrated Reasoning)||12||Multi-Source Reasoning Graphics|
Interpretation Two-Two Part Analysis
|Quant||31||Data Sufficiency Problem Solving||62 Minutes|
Detailed Syllabus for GMAT exam 2021:-
Verbal Ability and AWA
|1||Sentence Correction||SC Intro and Subject Verb Agreement|
|5||Sentence Correction||Parallelism & Comparison|
|7||Critical Reasoning||CR Intro & Assumption|
|8||Critical Reasoning||Strengthen & Weaken|
|9||Critical Reasoning||Flaw & Evaluate|
|10||Critical Reasoning||Inference & Paradox|
|11||Critical Reasoning||Bold Face|
|12||Reading Comprehension||RC Warm Up|
|13||Reading Comprehension||RC Main|
|14||Reading Comprehension||RC Final|
|15||Analytical Writing Assessment||Argument Writing|
Quantitative Ability and Integrated Reasoning:-
|1||Arithmetic||Number Tree, Factors & Multiples HCF & LCM|
|2||Arithmetic||Divisibility & Remainders, Factorials ,Cyclicity|
|3||Arithmetic||Sequence & Progression|
|5||Arithmetic||Set Theory & Venn Diagrams|
|7||Algebra||Exponents & Roots|
|8||Algebra||Quadratic & Polynomial Equations|
|9||Algebra||Functions & Inequalities|
|10||Geometry||Angles, Line & Triangle|
|11||Geometry||Quadrilaterals & Polygons|
|15||Word Problems||Ratio & Proportion|
|16||Word Problems||Averages, Mixtures & Alligations|
|18||Word Problems||Profit, Loss & Discount|
|19||Word Problems||Simple & Compound Interest|
|20||Word Problems||Time, Speed & Distance|
|21||Word Problems||Time & Work|
|22||Word Problems||Permutation & Combination|
|24||Integrated Reasoning||Graphics Interpretation|
|25||Integrated Reasoning||Table Analysis|
|26||Integrated Reasoning||Two Part Analysis|
|27||Integrated Reasoning||Multi Source Reasoning|
Some important points about the GMAT exam:-
- GMAT is a Computer Adaptive Test. This means that the testing software adapts to your performance as you progress through the test. Therefore, your performance on each question will determine the difficulty level of the next few questions in the exam. Consequently, the GMAT score is calculated on your ability level i.e. on the basis of the difficulty level of questions that you solve correctly and not just the number of questions that you get right.
- Only Verbal and Quant sections are computer-adaptive. IR and AWA are not adaptive in nature
- GMAT does not allow you to go back to questions you’ve already answered. It only shows one question at a time and does not allow you to see the next question until you’ve answered the current one.
GMAT Exam structure
Prior to July 11, 2017, all test-takers had to take the test in that exact order as defined by GMAC. However, this is no longer the case.
You can choose the order in which you want to take the sections, just before your exam begins.
- Original Order – Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, <Break 1>, Quantitative, <Break 2>, Verbal
- Verbal, <Break 1>, Quantitative, <Break 2>, Integrated Reasoning, Analytical Writing Assessment
- Quantitative, <Break 1>, Verbal, <Break 2>, Integrated Reasoning, Analytical Writing Assessment
Note:- Break between the sections is optional and duration of one break is 8 minutes.
As per GMAC, “There is no “correct” or “recommended” section order to select. This choice simply gives you more control and flexibility.”
Top 10 universities which accepts GMAT score are:-
|Ranking||School||Location||Average GMAT Score|
|1||Stanford Graduate School of Business||US||732|
|2||Harvard Business School||US||730|
|4||University of Pennsylvania: Wharton||US||732|
|6||London Business School||UK||708|
|7||University of Chicago: Booth||US||731|
|9||Columbia Business School||US||732|
|10||UC Berkeley: Haas||US||726|