Content of Program
Students begin with a diagnostic exam that introduces them to the substance of the GMAT. Whether the test-taker is currently a college student, a recent graduate, or an experienced professional, the GMAT requires a rigorous and thorough approach. Students work intensively with their tutors to master essential principles in math, reading, logic, and grammar, in turn developing specific strategies for individual test questions as well as general test-taking approaches. The Analytical Writing portions of the test require practice in generating, organizing, and expressing cogent arguments. To solidify these concepts, an intensive review follows: meetings, homework assignments, and timed practice tests, including computerized tests, are all focused on the study, refinement and application of these principles and techniques.
Length of Program
Students generally devote 3-4 months to preparing for the GMAT. The scope of the program will depend in part on the student's availability and professional obligations. Diagnostic tests and other considerations allow us to customize an academic plan responsive to each student's particular needs.
What Kind of Exam Is It?
- The GMAT is a computer-based exam required for admission to most MBA programs.
- In assessing a candidate's application, most selective business schools weigh the GMAT along with the candidate's undergraduate grade point average (GPA) and work experience.
- The GMAT consists of three sections: Writing, Quantitative, and Verbal.
- Both the Quantitative and Verbal sections are multiple-choice and computer-adaptive, meaning the computer will present different sets of questions depending on the test-taker's responses to prior questions.
When Is It Taken?
- Because the test is administered on computer, testing dates are flexible. Designated test centers administer the official test throughout the year. Appointments are made on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Students usually need to sign up about one month before their intended test dates, as determined by their level of preparedness, application deadlines, and schedules.
- Students can take the test only once within any 31-day period, and no more than five times within any 12-month period.
|Section||Number of Questions||Minutes per Section||Content|
|Analytical Writing||2||60||Student-produced essays on two topics:
|Quantitative||37||75||Problem-solving and data sufficiency questions that test:
How Is It Scored?
- Both writing samples are graded on a scale of 1 to 6, and those results are averaged to form the Writing Score.
- The results from the remaining two sections-the Quantitative and Verbal sections-combine to form the overall score on a scale of 200 to 800.
Follow the link below for additional information about preparing and registering for the GMAT:
External Link: http://www.mba.com (link will open in a new window)