GMAT: If you want to get MBA

What is GMAT?

GMAT is a test of General Education checking Mathematical, Verbal and Analytical skills among MBA candidates. The test requires a great knowledge of English language. Except for GMAT results, you’ll need to get good GPA points, Recommending Letters and Essay.

850 MBA schools require GMAT results. More 400 schools accept it, but don’t demand. You can pass GMAT as many times as you like but only one time a month. The average GMAT of best MBA schools is: Stanford - 722, Chicago - 695, MIT - 690, Harvard - 689, Northwestern - 685, Wharton - 685, Darden - 685, Yale - 682, Michigan - 672, Texas - 660, Rochester - 637.

Parts if GMAT CAT (Computer Adaptive Test)

Introduction (check computer literacy). Before you pass to the test, you’ll get all needed information. You’ll learn how to:
Using a Mouse
Scrolling a Page
Chooseing or changing an Answer
Passing to Next Question
Using Text Editor
Using Online Help
Finding out information about completing test parts.

Before you pass the test, you need to demonstrate that you’re able to do everything listed above.

Analytical Writing Assessment 60 minutes

Computer chooses a topic among 280 (140 questions for each section). All questions are published on GMAC website. All answers will be examined by college and university teachers. Work will be estimated according to 4 criterions.
Subject Matter – ability to argument and make conclusions.
Writing (ability to give a clear opinion)
Language (Skills, Style, Vocabulary)
Grammar (Knowledge of Standard Written English rules)
You can get 0 to 6 points.

Analysis of an Issue (30 minutes)
Check your literacy and ability to state your opinion. You have half an hour to write an essay. If you cannot choose a topic by yourself, it will be offered by a computer.

Analysis of an Argument (30 minutes)
Check your literacy, ability to state opinion and make conclusions.

Evaluate a given situation, state your opinion.

5-minutes break (if desirable)

Quantitative Section 75 minutes

Check your mathematical skills and ability to understand and interpret graphical data. There are next topics:
Arithmetical Operations
The Number Line and Ordering
Integers, Factors and Multiples
Decimals, Percentages and Ratios
Exponents and Square Roots
Arithmetic Mean, Median, Mode, Range and Standard Deviation
Operations on Variables
Algebraic Equations
Algebraic Inequalities
Geometry (including Coordinate Geometry)

There are two types of tasks - Problem Solving and Data Sufficiency.
Problem Solving (24 questions)
Data Sufficiency (13-14 questions)
There are 37 questions (for 28 of them you get points, 9 are experimental)

5-minutes break (if desirable)

Verbal Section 75 minutes

There are questions of 3 types:
Critical Reasoning (14-15 questions)
Sentence Correction (14-15 questions)
Reading Comprehension (4 parts, 12-14 questions). There are 4 parts of the text with 150-300 words, with 3-4 questions in each.
There is 41 question (30 of them give you points, 11 are experimental)

General time: 3 hours 20 20 minutes

DO’s and DON’Ts

You can:
Use drafts
Use a pencil
Use watches (soundless)
Pass to next section if you’re finished a previous one
Get unofficial test results right after the test. If you get them, you lose the right annul them.
Choose schools you want results be sent to.
Answer questions about the test.

You cannot:
Go back to the question you’ve answered already.

Price of test