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GMAT 2019 Exam

GMAT is a computer-adaptive test which assesses a person’s analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal and reading skills in standard written English. The full form of GMAT is the Graduate Management Admission Test. This test is taken in preparation for being admitted into a graduate management program, such as MBA and Masters in Finance related courses.

The GMAT exam is a computer adaptive test and not a computer-based test, which means that the candidate will get one question at a time and depending on the accuracy of the previous answer, the difficulty level of the next question will be ascertained. The average scores required for universities abroad varies; top-tier universities require at least 710, while middle-tier universities accept 600.

What is Executive Assessment Exam?

For Executive MBA, GMAC has recently introduced a new mini GMAT cakked Executive assessment exam . This exam is specially designed for EMBA applicants and is of considerably shorter duration. It is meant to test analytical and logical thinking of the applicant, which is more suited for the Executive MBA course.

Latest Update about GMAT 2019

The Graduate Management Admission Council has shortened the GMAT exam by 30 minutes which will be effective from 16 April, 2018. The new exam will be of 3 hours and 30 minutes including test instructions and breaks. The Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative sections are shortened by 13 and 10 minutes respectively. The Integrated Reasoning and Analytical Writing Assessment along with the Score Preview and the optional break time will remain same. These changes will not have any impact on scoring in the shortened Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative sections as only the unscored items have been removed by the GMAC.

GMAT 2019 Fees

The application fee for GMAT 2019 is $250, which would roughly translate to Rs 15,000-16,000 approximately. Also, if the applicants want to change the center or reschedule the test then they will be charged $50 extra.

GMAT 2019 Registration

Registration for GMAT can be done throughout the year, however, it is always advisable that candidates should frame a strategy and timeline for preparation before registering for the examination. The candidates can register with GMAT in both online and offline mediums. More than 2,00,000 candidates appear for the exam every year.

GMAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria

As such, there is no set eligibility criteria set by GMAT, the body conducting GMAT for appearing for the GMAT exam. However, one should always meet the eligibility criteria set by the university/college one aspires to get into after giving the GMAT.

Age Criteria:

  • The must have completed 18 years of age
  • There is no upper age limit of the candidate
  • If the candidate is between 13 to 17 years old, they should have permission in writing from their parents or legal guardian

Qualification Required:

  • GMAT has not announced any official statement regarding qualification required to appear for GMAT
  • Candidates who wish to enroll for MBA programme should possess a graduate degree in any discipline from a recognized university

GMAT Pattern

The GMAT exam pattern consists of mainly four sections which will test the candidate’s’ abilities on various parameters. These are – Writing, Reasoning, Verbal and Quantitative skills. The GMAT exam will be conducted in a time span of 3 hours and 30 minutes. GMAT scores are given with an increment of 10 points for example: 550, 560, 570 etc.

GMAT 2019 Paper Pattern

Section

No. of questions

Question Type

Duration

Analytical Writing Assessment

1 Topic

Analysis of an Argument

30 minutes

Integrated Reasoning

12 questions

Multi-Source Reasoning, Graphics Interpretation, Two-Part Analysis, Table Analysis

30 minutes

Quantitative

31 questions

Data Sufficiency, Problem Solving

62 minutes

Verbal

36 questions

Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, Sentence Correction

65 minutes

Total Exam Duration

3 hours 7 minutes

GMAT 2019 Syllabus

GMAT is a three and a half hours test with a maximum score of 800 points. The entire GMAT syllabus divided into four sections. Here is the division of the exam syllabus:

Analytical Writing Section

The Analytical Writing section will have topics on which the candidate will have to write, or a passage may be given on which questions will be asked. On the basis of the passage, the candidate will have to answer. The syllabus for this section is vast and varied as the topic of the passage could be any topic of interest. The main idea is to focus on the structure of the answer and not the arguments presented. Remember, it is not a test of your opinion but your writing style, so it is safer to stick to neutral opinion.

 

Quantitative Section

The Quantitative Section comprises of two sections, namely Data Sufficiency and Problem Solving. In the Data Sufficiency section there will be 18 questions and in Problem Solving section there will be 18 questions. The questions will be objective type and will have multiple choice answers. In this section the questions can be expected from the following math syllabus:

  • Geometry

  • Elementary Algebra

  • Arithmetic

  • Ratio Proportions

  • Properties of Integers

  • Permutation and combinations

  • Exponents and roots

  • Linear equations etc.

Verbal Skills

This verbal Skills section will have 36 multiple choice questions. This section is divided into Critical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension and Sentence Correction. This section tests the candidates’ ability to comprehend the written material, read and understand the logical relationship between the points mentioned in the passage and concepts. Following areas will be covered in this section:

  • Critical reasoning

  • Rhetorical construction of the sentences

  • Sentence correction related to finding error or omission

  • Reading unseen passages

  • Subject verb agreement

  • Misplace modifiers

  • Countable Vs Uncountable

  • Parallelism

Integrated Reasoning Section

The Integrated Reasoning  section is the newest addition in the GMAT syllabus. This section tests the candidates’ ability to evaluate the data presented in graph or table format. This section has 12 questions of the following type:

  • Table analysis

  • Graphics interpretation

  • Multi-source reasoning

  • Two-part analysis

How to Register for GMAT 2019 Exam

GMAT is a management entrance exam conducted round the year where the candidates have the flexibility to take the exam on any day depending on the availability and time slot. The number of GMAT applicants is increasing immensely every year, and thus, finding the slot becomes more difficult every time you wish to appear for the exam. You need to make sure that at the time of booking your slot, your preferential test center is also available on the chosen date.

 

GMAT Eligibility

There are no specific GMAT eligibility criteria, apart from the fact that the candidates should be at least 18 years old. The respective institutes may have different eligibility criteria but the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has no specific selection criterion.

 

GMAT Registration

The candidates have the liberty of giving the exam anytime in the year as per their convenience. The important thing to note is that the candidates can reschedule their next attempt only after 16 days of taking the first attempt. A candidate is only allowed five attempts in one year.

Steps to register for GMAT 2019:

  1. The first step towards online registration is to visit the authorized GMAT official website’s Register page  .
  2. Once the candidate has logged on to the GMAT official website, s/he will have to fill in the required basic information such as name, address etc.
  3. The candidate will have to create an ID and password.
  4. The next step will be making online payment of the application fee, which is $250. The candidate can make online payment through credit card, debit card, net banking; whichever is suitable for the candidate.
  5. After the completion of these steps, the candidate can log in and select the date and place to take the exam.
  1. The first step towards online registration is to visit the authorized GMAT official website’s register page .

  2. Once the candidate has logged on to the GMAT official website, s/he will have to fill in the required basic information such as name, address etc.

  3. The candidate will have to create an ID and password.

  4. The next step will be making online payment of the application fee, which is $250. The candidate can make online payment through credit card, debit card, net banking; whichever is suitable for the candidate.

  5. After the completion of these steps, the candidate can log in and select the date and place to take the exam.

    Booking Slot for your GMAT Exam

As the number of applicants is increasing every year, it is recommended that you do not wait for the last moment to register for GMAT. You should rather do it while you are preparing for the exam, and book the slot at least a month before the day you wish to attempt the exam. Especially, during the peak season which begins around November every year, one should try to book the slot for GMAT exam 3-4 months before the desired date of making the attempt.

 GMAT TEST CENTERS IN INDIA

The GMAT exam is conducted and offered on demand, round the year in 17 of the following GMAT test centers in India: Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Ranchi, Bangalore, Kochi, Indore, Pune, Nagpur, Mumbai, Chennai, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Coimbatore, Jaipur, and Kolkata.

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