FAQs About GMAT

What does GMAT evaluate?

The GMAT examination is a means with the help of which MBA institutes evaluate the students on the basis of their math skills, knowledge of grammar, analytical skills, logical reasoning as well as reading. A good score will therefore land you in a prestigious institution.

What is the format of gmat?

The entire paper is divided into three sections, namely, Analytical Writing Assessment, Verbal and Quantitative. The writing part will consist of 2 essays whereas the rest of the sections will have 41 and 37 questions respectively. The time allotted for the verbal and the quantitative sections is 75 minutes each and the writing section will be for a good 60 minutes.

I have just passed my 10+2 board examinations. Will I be considered eligible for gmat?

There is no fixed eligibility for GMAT. There are absolutely no minimum qualifications that the students must adhere to. They can be taken by anybody.

How many times can I attempt GMAT?

As far as the maximum attempts for GMAT are concerned, a student can take the test as many times as he or she wants. There is no restriction in this regard. But there are quite a few institutes that take the average of all the attempts. So, it is best to get in touch with the institute that you are interested in and get more information regarding the policies that they have adopted. However in a month, a student can attempt only once, even if he or she has cancelled their previous scores.

For how long will my score be valid?

Your GMAT score will be valid for a period of 5 years. There are quite a few institutions that accept scores that are nearly 5 years old. But that might be a little risky and so it is advisable that your scores are not more than 2 years old.

What will be considered as a good GMAT score?

If you score somewhere between 500 and 600, it will be considered as a good score.

Which are the top colleges in India as well as abroad that accept GMAT scores?

There are a number of colleges that accept GMAT scores in India as well as abroad. In the US, you can aim for a seat in Stanford, Harvard, Carnegie Mellon and MIT. As far as premier institutions in India are concerned, there are the IIMs, TATA Institute of Social Sciences, XLRI Jamshedpur and the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management.

What is the fee structure for GMAT?

The test fee for GMAT is $250. In case you want to reschedule the test, you will have to pay $50 for the same. For cancellation of the scores, you will be charged an amount of $80 and for additional report cards the fees will amount to $28 for each of them.

What is the registration process for GMAT?

To register for GMAT, you have to log in to mba.com. This is the official GMAT registration site. This is where you have to choose your examination date and the test center. The payments for the exam can be made through credit and debit cards, money order, personal check or cashier’s check.

What is the syllabus for GMAT?

Well, as far as the Quantitative section is concerned, math skills up to the intermediate level will be required. This would include topics like Percentages, Quadratic Equations, Time, Speed and Distance, Proportions, Set Theory, Trigonometry and Mensuration.
For the Verbal section you need to brush up on your grammar for sentence correction. Reading Comprehension and Critical Reasoning will depend upon the knowledge and the aptitude that you have gathered over the years.

Can you suggest some study material for GMAT preparation?

There are a quite a lot of books available in the market that would help you prepare for GMAT. Publications like Princeton Review and Kaplan have good practice materials that will enable the students to have a taste of the real thing. In case you want to look for materials online, manhattangmat.com and 4tests.com will provide you with exhaustive practice sets to help you gain confidence for the D-day.

Where can I find some good coaching centers for GMAT?

You will find a lot of coaching centers that will provide you with superior quality guidance for the GMAT examinations. If you are a resident of Mumbai, you can get in touch with Manya Education. As far as people residing in New Delhi are concerned, they can opt for coaching sessions from The Council for American Education. Students in Bangalore can contact Princeton Review for first rate preparation techniques. For the students in Kolkata, Career Launcher and TIME will prove to be extremely beneficial.

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