GMAT is a standardized computer adaptive test that evaluates a person’s skills like writing, quantitative, analytical, verbal & reading skills. This exam is usually taken by MBA applicants for admission into graduate management program. Majority of B-schools use this test score as one of their criteria for admission of students to various graduate management programs which include MBA, Master of Finance,Master of Accountancy programs. Some changes has been introduced in 2012 in the month of june that is a new section has been introduced “Integrated Reasoning” by GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council). The main motto of introducing this section is to judge a person’s ability that how well he/she analyse data presented in new formats & multiple sources.One can take gmat test once per 31 days & 5 times/year. In 2012 total 286,529 gmat exams taken. The gmat result was sent to 5,200 schools. Out of the total applicants who appeared, 45% were under 25 years of age & 41% are women. Here we have provided the latest gmat syllabus.
The test format of GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) has been reformed. So now onwards many of the old GMAT preparation guides or books will not be as useful to crack the GMAT exam. If preparing for Gmat 2014, you need to go through the new gmat syllabus given here.
It has four sections:-
- Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA)- It judges critical thinking of a person & his way of communicating ideas or capacity to write analytically.
- It Includes one essay of 30-minutes that is analysis of an argument-The topics are of general interest basically related to business or related to various subjects.
- In this section a person is asked to analyse things behind a given arguement then write a review of that argument.
- Quantitative Section:- This section judges a person’s ability that how well he/she reason quantitatively, solve quantitative problems & how well interpret graphic data.
- It includes problems-solving & data Sufficiency questions that includes knowledge of
- Elementary algebra
- Concepts of geometry
- Verbal Section:- It tests a person’s ability to
- Read & comprehend written material
- Reason and analyse arguments,
- Correct written material to conform to standard written English.
- Reading Comprehension Questions:- Reading Comprehension passages are up to 350 words long. Topics are from the social sciences, biological or physical sciences, and business-related areas ( economics, marketing, human resource management, etc.). It is accompanied by inferential questions.
- Critical Reasoning Questions:- It tests the reasoning skills to make arguments, evaluating arguments, how well one formulates a plan of action.
- Sentence Correction that is to conform standard written English.
- Integrated Reasoning Section:- It tests intellectual skills & evaluation of data given to answer the query.
- Graphics Interpretation
- Table Analysis,
- Two Part Study
- Multi source reasoning