Graduate Management Admission Test

A computer test in written English to assess certain analytical, writing, numerical, verbal and reading skills for admission to a graduate program such as an MBA. It requires specific knowledge of grammar, math, geometry and arithmetic. This exam can be taken up to five times a year. Each attempt must be at least 16 days apart.

The GMAT includes four types of sections, but throughout the exam you will use the same critical thinking and analysis skills as you would in the MBA classes.

GMAT Overview

GMAT is Computer-Adaptive Test or CAT. In the GMAT exam, the CAT actually adapts to your performance.When you start the GMAT, the computer assumes you are an average level and gives a medium difficulty question. If you answer the question correctly, the computer will give you more difficult questions and raise its assumption of your ability. And vice versa, if you answer incorrectly, it presents easier questions and lowers his assumption of your skill. Your score is determined by an algorithm that calculates your skill not only by whether you answer correctly or incorrectly, but also by the difficulty of the questions you answer.

The GMAT algorithm for determining your 200 to 800 score is often misunderstood, and there are many myths about "breaking" the algorithm. The best way to "beat" the algorithm is to be prepared. However, due to the adaptive nature of the test, test questions do not allow for "skipping", you will need to set a pace that balances your precious time between answering difficult questions correctly and running out of time before you finish the test. There are some penalties for leaving answers unanswered at the end of the exam.