What is the GMAT?
The GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is a computer-adaptive
test (CAT) required by most business schools, and can be taken at any time of
The GMAT is comprised of 3 sections, and is a 4-hour computer-adaptive test.
Your performance on previous questions determines which questions come
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How is the GMAT
Most students accepted to top schools score 700 or higher on the
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When is the GMAT
The GMAT is offered most weekdays throughout the year. How to register.
How to prepare for
The first thing you should do is take a free GMAT practice test to
see how you’d do on the real thing. Then you can gauge your strengths and
weaknesses, and see what GMAT test prep options might be best for you.
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How is the GMAT
A GMAT score is made up of several different numbers, each of which covers a
part of your performance on the GMAT.
The most familiar number is the overall, or composite, GMAT score. This
number ranges from 200 to 800 in 10-point increments and is determined from a
combination of your scores on the Quantitative and Verbal Sections of the test.
Business schools tend to focus on your composite GMAT score.
Your Verbal and Quantitative Sections are graded separately. You will
receive a score ranging from 0 to 60 for each section. Scores below 10 and
above 50 are rare.
Your Analytic Writing Assessment (AWA) essays are graded on a scale of 0 to
6. There are 2 essays, each evaluated by 2 readers (one human and one
computer). ETS averages the 4 GMAT scores, and rounds to the nearest half
point. Your AWA GMAT score does not count toward your composite GMAT score.
Your GMAT score remains valid for five years. If you have taken the GMAT
several times, GMAC will report all GMAT scores from the past five years.
How important are
your GMAT scores?
If you want to get accepted to a competitive school, your GMAT score is very
important. However, GMAT scores vary in importance at different schools.
In addition to your GMAT score, schools consider your duration of work
experience and the caliber of that experience (again, especially for more
competitive programs), undergraduate GPA, letters of recommendation, interview,
and essays. Be sure to contact the specific programs to which you are applying
in order to determine their unique requirements.
Can I cancel my
Yes. You can cancel your scores immediately after you take the GMAT. This is
the only time you can cancel your GMAT scores. Unfortunately, you must make the
decision to cancel at the testing center before you see your scores. In
addition, the fact that you cancelled your scores will be noted on your
official GMAT score report.
You can access score reports and send reports to schools through a secure
online system soon after you complete the test. If you don’t have access to a
computer, GMAC will send you a paper GMAT score report.
You must register to take the GMAT in advance by phone or email; walk-in
GMAT registration at test centers is not accepted.
The GMAT is given around the country and the world at Pearson VUE testing
centers. Visit mba.com or call 800-717-GMAT to register to take the GMAT test.
How do I pick a
GMAT test date?
First, find out the application deadlines for the business schools to which
you are applying. Then work backwards from your earliest deadline. Build some
extra time into your planning process for unexpected delays because you can
only take the GMAT once per calendar month (including GMAT tests for which you
cancel your scores). And remember that it can take as long as 4 weeks for your
official scores to arrive at your designated schools. The GMAT is offered at
testing centers every weekday, and on very few Saturdays. It's important to
register for the GMAT early if you want to take it on a Saturday.
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