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raishankar
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What is the exam format of GMAT??

Navneet Anand
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Hello Shankar

The GMAT exam consists of four separately timed sections:

1. Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) Essay
2. Integrated Reasoning (IR) Section
3. Quantitative Section
4. Verbal Section

In Analytical Writing we have to analyse the argument and the duration of the test is 30 minutes. There are 12 questions of integrated reasoning Section. There is a optional break of 10 minutes after it. Then in Quantitative section we have 37 multiple choice questions with the duration of 75 minutes. In quantitative section 15 out of 37 questions are of Data Sufficiency and 22 questions are of problem solving. Then again there is an optional break of 10 minutes. Then there is verbal section of 75 minutes interval with 41 multiple choice questions. Out of these 41 questions 12 questions are of critical reasoning, 14 questions are of reading comprehension and 15questions are of sentence correction. The total duration of the test is 210 minutes.

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On test day, you have three and a half hours to complete the four sections of the GMAT exam – Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, and Verbal.

GMAT Test Section# of QuestionsQuestion TypesTiming
Analytical Writing Assessment1 TopicAnalysis of Argument30 Minutes
Integrated Reasoning12 QuestionsMulti-Source Reasoning
Graphics Interpretation
Two-Part Analysis
Table Analysis
30 Minutes
Quantitative37 QuestionsData Sufficiency
Problem Solving
75 Minutes
Critical Reasoning
Sentence Correction
75 Minutes

Total Exam Time3hrs, 30 minutes
Olivia Das
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Hi,

It comprises of four sections which are timed separately (which helps you to choose the sections carefully and give the exam):

1. Analytical Writing Assessment
2. Integrated Reasoning
3. Quantitative Section
4. Verbal Section

Further information is provided in the following link. :

http://www.mba.com/global/the-gmat-exam/gmat-exam-format-timing.aspx

abhipsa
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Format of GMAT exam is as follows:

1) Analytical Writing –

Analysis of an Argument.

This consists of 1 question for which a 30-min timing is provided.

2) Integrated reasoning-

Multi-source Reasoning

Table Analysis

Graphics Interpretation

Two-part Analysis

There are 12 questions in this section for which a 30-min timing is provided.

3) Quantitative-

Problem Solving

Data sufficiency

There are in total 37 questions for which a 75-min timing is provided.

4) Verbal-

Critical Reasoning

Sentence Correction

There are in total 41 questions for which a 75 min timing is provided.

The verbal and quantitative sections are computer adaptive.

One cannot go back and change the answer to the previous question as the computer uses your answers to select the next questions.

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