The GMAT key to Management Education


Business schools across the globe use the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) as a criterion for admission to their graduate business administration programs. GMAT is designed and standardized to measure aptitude of the candidates to succeed academically in mathematics and the English language. It is a computer-adaptive test that has proven record of about 50 years in predicting academic success in business schools, making it a reliable tool for the schools and bringing them candidates that are specifically interested in management programs.

Test takers answer questions in the areas of verbal, mathematical, and analytical writing skills. GMAT accurately measures these skills developed over a period of time during education and work. The test is delivered online via computers all over the world. Temporary computer-based testing centers are offered in locations where computer network is not well developed. The candidates also have the option of paper-based tests periodically offered at local centers.

GMAT exam is owned by GMAC® that has two strategic partners — ACT, Inc., develops and reviews the questions and prompts used for the GMAT exam, and Pearson VUE delivers the exam at testing centers across the globe. GMAT is offered in more than 100 countries at the Thomson Prometric centers at a fee of $200. The examinee may register online or call the test center around the year for information on test dates and registration.

The validity of GMAT scores is 5 years. Total GMAT scores range between 200 to 800, and each candidate receives four scores—

  • Verbal
  • Quantitative
  • Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA)
  • Total

Verbal & Quantitative scores range between 0 to 60, and measure different constructs that are not comparable. An examinee will receive the score even if she has not completed the exam in the allotted time, as long as she has attempted every section. The scores reflect the number of questions answered

Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) Score is an average of the two independent ratings for each section: Analysis of an 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.

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