Why GMAT



The GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is a standardized exam created by the GMAC.It is useful in predicting the probability of a candidate’s success in Business Administrations program. " GMAT® exam is the most trusted, proven and well-understood predictor of academic success. 9 out of 10 new MBA enrolments are made using the GMAT score"

GMAT:

The GMAT exam is your best first step toward a career with impact.” More than 7000 business and management programs worldwide accept the GMAT Exam Score.
This has been the test of choice of the world’s business leaders for admissions into leading business schools. This is because the GMAT lets you showcase the skills that matter the most in the business school classroom and in your career.
A. Is a genuine indicator of your capability of succeeding in the business school of your choice.
B. Critical thinking and reasoning are weighed which are the two most critical components for entry into the top business programs.
C. Enhances your learning curve and creates a world of opportunities.

S.NO GMAT CAT
1 The GMAT is an all-pervading entrance exam to most business schools around the world. The CAT specifically caters to the Indian business schools.
2 Number of applicants annually( in India)-60,000. Number of applicants annually- 200000 .
3 Percentage of students getting admissions in top B schools- 10%. Only 1% of students appearing for CAT get admissions in top B schools.
4 The GMAT lets you improve your score. Improvement in CAT score is not possible.
5 GMAT is flexible as it allows section selection. Section selection is not possible in CAT.
6 GMAT scores are valid for 5 years. CAT scores are valid only for that year.
7 GMAT can be taken 5 times a year. CAT can be taken only once a year.
S.NO GMAT GRE
1 The GMAT exam has been designed by the business schools in such a way that it assesses the skills that pertain to success of a candidate in graduate management programs. This is a general admissions test for applying to various graduate programs.
2 About 200000 business schools applicants appear for the GMAT annually for admissions to management programs. Only 6% of the 550,000 graduate school candidates take the GRE annually for admission to business schools.
3 As per the Kaplan survey, the number of candidates taking the GMAT has increased by 44% since 2014. The preference for GRE among the candidates has fallen from 4% to 2%.

Facts about the GMAT

The GMAT is a Computer Adaptive Test(CAT). It adapts to the test taker's ability based on his/her previous responses. The cost of the GMAT test is $250 and it can be taken any day throughout the year.

GMAT tests the candidate's logical ability to answer questions in both verbal and quant sections. Thus GMAT is not merely learning the formulae and grammar rules by rote, rather, it is the application of concepts appropriately to questions asked with sound analysis, reasoning and strategy.

1.The most pervasively used test platform for MBA admissions worldwide.
2.90% of MBA enrolments made using the GMAT score.
3.Every year, nearly 200000 candidates appear for the GMAT
4.About 7000 Master’s programs take GMAT for intake.
5.Score reports received by more than 110 countries.
6.GMAT is administered by more than 650 testing centres across all countries.
7.While the maximum GMAT score is 800, As per the survey conducted by Magoosh, 25% of test takers score over 650 and about 12% score over 700.

SECTION No.Of Topics Question Type Duration Use of Calculator
Analytical Writing Assessment 1 Analysis of an argument 30 min No
Integrated reasoning 12 Multi-Source Reasoning,
Graphics Interpretation,
Two-Part Analysis,
Table Analysis
30 min Yes
Quantitative 31 Data Sufficiency,
Problem Solving
62 min No
Verbal 36 Reading Comprehension,
Critical Reasoning,
Sentence Correction
65 min No
Topics Scale score
AWA 0-6
Integrated Reasoning 1 - 8
Quantitative & Verbal Reasoning 6 - 51

1. The overall score is in the range of 200-800 in 10 point increments.
2. The scores in Quant and verbal sections range from 6-51 in 1-point increment.
3.Analytical Writing Assesment is scored on a scale of 0-6 in half point increments.
4. Integrated Reasoning is scored in the range of 1-8 in one point increments.

Whats on GMAT

"The GMAT is offered only on computer. The GMAT is comprised of four sections: an Analytical Writing Assessment section,an Integrated Reasoning section,a Quantitative Section and a Verbal Section."

SECTION No.Of Topics Question Type Duration Use of Calculator
Analytical Writing Assessment 1 Analysis of an argument 30 min No
Integrated reasoning 12 Multi-Source Reasoning,
Graphics Interpretation,
Two-Part Analysis,
Table Analysis
30 min Yes
Quantitative 31 Data Sufficiency,
Problem Solving
62 min No
Verbal 36 Reading Comprehension,
Critical Reasoning,
Sentence Correction
65 min No
Topics Scale score
AWA 0-6
Integrated Reasoning 1 - 8
Quantitative Reasoning 6 - 51

1. The overall score is in the range of 200-800 in 10 point increments.
2. The scores in Quant and verbal sections range from 6-51 in 1-point increment.
3.Analytical Writing Assesment is scored on a scale of 0-6 in half point increments.
4. Integrated Reasoning is scored in the range of 1-8 in one point increments.

GMAT Test Format
SECTION No.Of Topics Question Type Duration Use of Calculator
Analytical Writing Assessment 1 Analysis of an argument 30 min No
Integrated reasoning 12 Multi-Source Reasoning,
Graphics Interpretation,
Two-Part Analysis,
Table Analysis
30 min Yes
Quantitative 31 Data Sufficiency,
Problem Solving
62 min No
Verbal 36 Reading Comprehension,
Critical Reasoning,
Sentence Correction
65 min No
GMAT at PrepMinds

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Personal attention to each student
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Teaching methodology aimed at simplifying your GMAT prep right from fundamentals to advanced concepts
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Unlimited doubt clearing sessions
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Exhaustive collection of 2000 questions online with varying levels of difficulty
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Best GMAT scores in the industry
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Comprehensive Online/offline sectional tests to reinforce the concepts to ensure their preparedness for GMAT