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About GMAT

   GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is a computer based standardized test that assesses the aptitude abilities in a person for accomplishing the academic of business curriculum. Students from different backgrounds belonging to different countries in the world can take the GMAT test. This test is a decisive part for admissions in more than 4000 graduate programs in 1800 schools around the world. Presently, several leading Business Schools in India also require GMAT scores for admission.

Test Modules:
   The GMAT test consists of following three modules that determines fundamental verbal, mathematical and analytical writing skills in the test taker. The maximum score for GMAT is 800 and the minimum score is 533. The test score is valid for 5 years. We are proud to say that our students from Gummadi’s Coaching achieved 732, 730, 729,etc.,

1. Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA):
   In this module test taker has to prevail two writing tasks, Analysis of an Issue and Analysis of an Argument. The maximum time limit will be 30 minutes for writing each essay. The range of test score in AWA range from 0-60 points, representing the average ratings of two essays.

2. Quantitative section:
   This module consists of 37 multiple choice questions, which has to be completed within 75 minutes. The test evaluates the competence of arithmetic, elementary algebra, and common geometry which are categorized into two types of tasks: Data Sufficiency and Problem Solving. The range of test score in Quantitative section range from 0-60 points.

3. Verbal section:
   This module consists of 41 multiple choice questions, which are categorized into three tasks - reading comprehension, critical reasoning, and sentence correction. The maximum time limit for completing this module is of 75 minutes. The range of test score in verbal section range from 0-60 points. Moreover, there will be few pretest questions (they are not scored) assorted in verbal and quantitative sections, which cannot be identified. Therefore you have to answer all the questions in the test.


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It is one of the various criteria that the admission council looks at. However, a good GMAT® score does improve chances of admission.
Not necessarily. However, to do a master's course, one has to be a graduate in any stream.
The registration fee for taking GMAT® is 250. After administering the test and before getting the final scores, the test takers are asked to submit the names of 5 B Schools that they would like to send their scores to. This facility is part of the 250 fee that is charged for the test.
You can register online or by phone or by mail. The detailed information about registering for the GMAT® can be found at
GMAT® is offered usually on all working days in India (ie, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday). The schedule can be obtained from Pearson VUE in person, through phone, e-mail or online. For more information, please visit
GMAT® can be taken unlimited number of times with a gap of a minimum of 31 calendar days between 2 tests. (It is highly advisable not to appear for GMAT® too many times as it may affect the applicant′s candidature). However, one can give the test only 5 times in a calendar year.
Your GMAT® score will be valid for 5 years after from the date the test was taken
Scoring is between 200 (Minimum) and 800 (Maximum) with 10-point increment for Quantitative and Verbal section combined. About 2/3rd of the test takers score between 400 and 600. The Quantitative and the Verbal scores are scaled out of 60 and range between 0 and 60. Score below 9 and above 44 in Verbal and below 7 and above 50 in Quantitative are rare.
The AWA section is scored between 0 and 6 with 0.5 point increments. An AWA score of 4.0 + is a decent score.
You will get your unofficial scores for the maths and verbal sections the moment you finish the exam. However, official scores (with scores for the AWA and IR sections) will take 20 days to reach you. Universities only accept official score reports.
Rescheduling more than 7 days prior to the original test date will cost you an additional 50. Rescheduling within 7 days of the original test date will cost you an additional 250.
If you cancel more than 7 days prior to test date, you will get a refund of 80. If you cancel within 7 days of the test date, you will not get any refund. So, it is better to reschedule than to cancel.
After taking the exam you are given the choice of cancelling your score without seeing it. If you choose to do so the score is lost forever but it gets reported on all subsequent score charts that you had cancelled an exam.
The universities only accept official scores sent directly by Pearson VUE. Scores to five colleges can be sent free of cost while taking the exam. Subsequently, for each score report sent to a college, you would have to pay $28.
GMAT® is accepted in a lot of Indian Business schools like ISB, IIMA (PGPX), IIMC (PGPEX), SP Jain, Great Lakes, etc.
If you secure 85 percentile it would mean 85 % of the students taking the exam in the past three years are below you and 15% are equal to or above you.
Yes, you can apply to the universities based on your provisional scorecard that you receive on the day of the test. But only if the university waives the requirement and as long as you are able to send the official score once it is out.
No, photocopies are not accepted. You have to send your scores only through Pearson.
Most of the Universities take the best score. However, it is best to confirm the same from a particular university before applying.
Technically, you can take it as late as July 15. However, it is best to take the GMAT® at least 15 days before the deadline so that you have enough time to prepare the other parts of the application.
Not necessary, although it is always better to have it ready. If the score is not available, it is advisable to book a date and give the university the schedule. Please note that the date of the GMAT® HAS to be before the deadline of the university.
No, the GMAT® score has to be valid till the start of the semester, ie., August 2014.
No, not all the MBA programs outside India. But to seek admission into the reputed Business Schools, one has to have a GMAT® score.