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Monday, February 27, 2012

What you should know about GMAT

GMAT stands for Graduate Management Admission Test.

The GMAT exam is standardized assessment, delivered in English, that helps business schools assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in business and management. GMAT scores are used by nearly 1,700 graduate management programs throughout the world, and more than 1,000 of these programs require GMAT scores from each applicant.

The GMAT 2012 Test Format:

The GMAT exam consists of three main parts: The Analytic Writing Assessment; The Qualitative Section, and the Verbal Section

Analitical Writing Assessment:- The GMAT exam begins with the Analytical Writing Assessment(AWA). the AWA consists of two separate writing tasks - Analysis of an issue and Analysis of an Argument.
You are allowed 40 minutes to complete each one.

Qualitative Section:Following an optional ten-minute break, you begin the Qualitative Section of the GMAT exam. This section contains  37 multiple-choice questions of two question types:- Data Sufficiency and Problem Solving.
You will be allowed a maximum of 75 minutes to complete the entire section.

Verbal Section:- After a second optional ten-minute break, you will begin the Verbal Section of the GMAT exam. This section contains 41 multiple choice questions of three question types--Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, and Sentence Correction. You are allowed a maximum of 75 minutes to complete the entire section.

Computer-Adaptive Format:- The GMAT consists of four separately-timed sections. Each of the first two sections consists of an Analytical writing task; and the remaining sections: Qualitative and Verbal) consist of multiple-choice questions delivered in a computer-adaptive format. Questions in these sections are dynamically selected as you take the test. The multiple-choice questions will adjust to your ability level, and your test will be unique.

GMAT 2012 Scores:

GMAT test takers receive four scores:-

*Analytical Writing Assessment(AWA)

An Official GMAT Score Report shows each of these scores. In cases of repeated testings, the score report will show all of the test taker's GMAT scores for the past five years.

Verbal and Quantitative Scores:- The Verbal and Quantitative scores range from 0 to 60. Scores below 9 and above 44 for ther Verbal section or below 7 and above 50 for the Quantitative Section are rare. The Verbal and Quantitative scores measure different constructs and are not comparable to each other.

Analytical Writing Assessment Score:- The AWA score is an average of the two independent ratings for each section: Analysis of issue and Analysis of an Argument. These average scores can range from 0 to 6 in half point intervals.

Writing scores are computed separately from the scores for the multiple-choice sections of the test and have no effect on the Verbal, Quantitative, or Total Scores.

Total GMAT score range from 200 to 800. Two-thirds of the test takers score between 400 and 600 so be optimistic

Recommended GMAT prep books by us:

1. Cracking the GMAT

-Written by the Princeton Review, 
-about strategies and techniques that will help you score higher on the exam.
-contains 200 practice questions (with answers and explanations)
-A CD-Rom with full-length practice tests.

2. Kaplan GMAT

-Written by Kaplan,
-An advanced guide for ambitious students who dream of high GMAT scores
-hundreds of very difficult practice questions (with detailed answers) cover math tactics, 

critical reasoning, and data sufficiency problems.

3. The Official Guide for GMAT Quantitative Review

-An excellent GMAT study guide for students who need practice with problem solving and data 

sufficiency questions.

4. The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review

- An excellent GMAT study guide for people who need practice with reading comprehension, 

critical reasoning, and sentence correction questions.

N.B: If you need some GMAT, TOEFL or GRE study materials for free. Please, email me.

Pray as if you never Read; Read as if you never prayed.
Wishing the next test-Takers a big success!


nancy john said...

I am getting a jump on the GMAT because I wanted to start applying to get in an MBA program as soon as possible. I have been taking an online GMAT prep course to help me prepare for the test, as it being online has been very convenient for me.

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