FAQs to help you with GMAT Exam

As you prepare to take the GMAT Exam, you will likely to have a lot of questions. Here are some FAQs which will help you get along with the preparations.

What is the Duration of GMAT ?

The paper comprises of 4 sections and the time allotted to complete the exam will be 3 hrs and 30 minutes.

However the test takers should plan for a total time of approximately four hours which includes two optional breaks and time for reading instructions and other formalities; but remember, if you exceed the time allowed on the breaks, the extra time will be deducted from your remaining test time.

What are the sections in GMAT Exam?

The GMAT exam consists of four separately timed sections:

  • Analytical Writing
  • Integrated Reasoning
  • Quantitative Section
  • Verbal Section

Learn more about the sections on All you need to know about GMAT

What is the duration of each section of the GMAT Exam?


What is AWA Section all about?

AWA section stands for Analytical Writing Assessment.
You will be given 30 minutes to write an essay to test the analytical skills of an argument of a candidate.Your essay should critique an argument presented to you.

Your AWA score will depend on:

  • The overall quality of your ideas
  • How clearly you’re able to develop, connect, and present these ideas
  • The reasoning and examples you’ve cited
  • How clearly and correctly you’re able to argue in English

Why take the GMAT exam?

  • GMAT is a valid and reliable predictor of the candidate’s academic performance.
  • A good GMAT score can compensate for an average or below average academic record in your under graduation.
  • GMAT testing is available around the world whenever you are ready.
  • GMAT measures the skills the candidate has and the skills the institution need.
  • Engineers, non engineers or even people having 10+years of experience can write the GMAT exam.
  • Most of the top business schools use GMAT score as one of the selection criteria for admission of students to several graduate management programs.

What is the difficulty level of mathematics in GMAT?

GMAT Quantitative Section does not require you to be a whiz at mathematics. The mathematics in this section is based on the secondary level topics. All you need do is to brush up the concepts you studied in 10th standard.
Basic knowledge of Arithmetic, Probability, Number System, Area and Volume, Algebra, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion Fractions and Decimals and geometry is required.

What are the benefits of writing GMAT?

The GMAT is the computerized Adaptive Test (CAT) taken by the aspirants every year for admission in foreign top business universities and institutions.

There are a lot of good opportunities that one gets from writing the GMAT exam:

  • Boost to your career
  • Exposure to multicultural Environment
  • Management and leadership Skills
  • Higher Earnings
  • Acquiring Multiple Skills
  • Grow your Network

GMAT Exam is a valuable opportunity available to give you a better chance of targeting the best B-Schools in town or abroad.

Good Luck!

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