All About The GMAT

Exam Pattern

Test Section Duration/No. of Questions Objective of the Section
Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA)
(Score ranked on scale 1 to 6)
(30 minutes)
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1) Analysis of an Argument
Tests your ability to critique an argument based on assumptions you cite, the evidence that you give in support of the conclusion, the counter-examples that may weaken the conclusion and the overall structure.
Quantitative Ability
(Problem solving,Data Sufficiency)
(Score ranging from scale 0 to 60)
75 minutes, (37 Questions)
Problem solving – 19
Data Sufficiency – 18
Measures your ability to reason quantitatively, solve quantitative problems, and interpret data.
Verbal Ability
(Critical Reasoning,
Reading Comprehension & Sentence Correction)
(Score ranging from scale 0 to 60)
75 minutes, (41 Questions)
Reading Comprehension – 13
Critical Reasoning - 13
Sentence Correction – 15
Tests your ability to comprehend data, form inferences, reason and evaluate arguments & correct sentences so that they conform to Standard English Usage etc.
Integrated Reasoning
(Score on scale 1 to 8)
(Online calculator available for this section only)
30 minutes, (12 Questions in Table Analysis, Two Part Analysis, Multisource Reas., and Graphical Interpretation) To convert quantitative data between graphical and verbal formats; assimilate information from different sources (emails, tables etc.) to solve problems; accurately interpret graphical or tabular data to determine probabilities and statistics; recognize tradeoffs and the likelihood of outcomes.
Total Time(4 hrs with breaks)
Score on scale of 200 to 800
3 hours 30 minutes

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http://www.mba.com/the-gmat/nex-gen.aspx

Only about 10% of students get a total score more than 700 out of 800. The median GMAT score, of students who get admission in top schools like ISB and Wharton, is about 720, and only 5% of the test takers manage to get that score.

Select Section Order (SSO)

This new feature will allow test takers to re-order the four sections of the exam. This option is available to students from July 11th 2017.

Test takers will select their desired section order at the test centre on the exam day, prior to the start of exam. Test takers will be able to choose from three options:-

Default Option

AWA
30 Mins
IR
30 Mins
Break
8 Mins
Verbal
75 Mins
Break
8 Mins
Quant
75 Mins

Option 2

Verbal
75 Mins
Break
8 Mins
Quant
75 Mins
Break
8 Mins
AWA
30 Mins
IR
30 Mins

Option 3

Quant
75 Mins
Break
8 Mins
Verbal
75 Mins
Break
8 Mins
AWA
30 Mins
IR
30 Mins
Note
:- Students who have booked their exam date before 11th July and they want to avail the new feature , can reschedule their dates . If they do so through phone call $10 which usually gets charged to the students, will be waived off till 22nd June, 2017. Post that its chargeable.