# GMAT Exam: Basic Details, Format and Timing, Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative Section, Verbal Section

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## GMAT

### Basic Details

• It is a computer adaptive test (CAT) to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills.
• The language is used is English w. r. t admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA program.
• It can be taken up to five times a year however not more than eight times total.
• It requires knowledge of certain:
• Specific grammar
• Specific algebra
• Geometry
• Arithmetic
• The GMAT is intended to assess:
• Verbal Reasoning skill
• Quantitative Reasoning skill
• Integrated Reasoning skill
• Analytical Writing skill
• The total GMAT score ranges from 200 to 800. It measures performance on the quantitative and verbal sections together. Scores are given in increments of 10.
• Test takers may register for the GMAT:
• Either online at mba. com.
• By calling one of the test centers.

### Format and Timing

 Section Duration in minutes Number of questions Analytical writing assessment 30 1 essay Integrated reasoning 30 12 Quantitative 62 31 Verbal 65 36

#### Analytical Writing Assessment

• It consists of a 30-minute writing task.
• An essay is given.
• Analysis of an argument to write with 250 - 300 word-length.
• The section is gauged on a scale of 0 - 6 with 0.5-mark increment.
• A score between 3 - 4.5 is regarded as a good score.
• Competent English language skills are required.
• 0 (minimum) to 6 (maximum) in half-point intervals.
• Scoring 0 indicates that the response was either nonsensical, off-topic, or completely blank.

#### Integrated Reasoning

• It consists of elementary form of Data Interpretation.
• Data is given and one has to answer based upon the analysis of data.
• Generally, it has four categories mainly:
• Multi-source reasoning
• Graphics interpretation
• Two-part analysis
• Table analysis

#### Quantitative Section

• These questions require knowledge of certain algebra, geometry, and arithmetic.
• Two types of quantitative questions:
• Problem solving
• Data sufficiency
• Use of calculators is not allowed.
• A wet erase pen and laminated graph paper given at the testing center can be used for doing math՚s work.
• Scores range from 0 to 60, however GMAC only reports scores between 6 and 51.

#### Verbal Section

• It includes reading comprehension, critical reasoning, and sentence correction.
• Verbal scores range from 0 to 60.
• Scores below 9 or above 44 are rare.
• Reading comprehension passages can be:
• One to several paragraphs long.
• From anywhere.
• The sentence correction question type tests grammar and effective communication skills according to GMAC.