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GMAT Exam Structure

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21 Questions
45 minutes

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45 minutes

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45 Minutes

GMAT - Everything You Need to Know

What is the GMAT?

Accepted by more than 7,000 management programs in India, the US, and other countries, GMAT® is a computer adaptive test that assesses analytical writing, quantitative and verbal skills of students applying for MBA and similar courses in a graduate school of business. The GMAT® Exam has been the test of choice for the world’s leading business schools for one reason – it works. No other exam lets you showcase the skills that matter most in the business school classroom and your career.

The examination is entirely computer-based, and scored on a scale of 205-805. Though the GMAT score alone cannot guarantee admission into a B-school, it is one of the major factors considered.

Why is the GMAT Important?

GMAT is a measure of your ability to adapt, learn and implement in complex situations. A GMAT score helps the admission committee evaluate your potential as an MBA applicant. Having said that, there are several other reasons a GMAT can help you with your MBA application, such as:

To get more information about the scope of the GMAT, GMAT preparation, GMAT training & more, get in touch with Jamboree.

About the new GMAT Focus Edition

 

The new GMAT Focus Edition is just 2 hours, 15 minutes long with only 3 sections, 64 questions and no Analytical Writing Assessment test.

 

GMAT Focus Edition: Pattern

Section Name

Total Questions

Total Time

Assesses

Quantitative Reasoning

21

45-minutes

Problem-solving skills

Verbal Reasoning

23

45-minutes

Critical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension skills

Data Insights

20

45-minutes

Data Literacy skills

 

GMAT Focus Edition: Score Range

Section Name

Score Range

Score Interval

Standard error of measurement

Quantitative Reasoning

60-90

1

3 points

Verbal Reasoning

60-90

1

3 points

Data Insights

60-90

1

3 points

Total 

205-805

10

30-40 points

What is "Computer Adaptive" and how does it Work?

In computer-adaptive tests, the software calculates your score based on the number of questions you answered correctly, the difficulty of the questions you answer, and the number of questions you complete.

When you take the GMAT, you will begin each section with a medium-level question and an average score. If you answer the question correctly, the computer will raise your score and give you a more difficult question. If you answer the question incorrectly, your score will decrease, and you’ll be given an easier question. The process repeats for each question in the section to arrive at your final score for that section.

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Topic-based exercises to help gain mastery of concepts

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What Our GMAT Prep Achievers Say

Adwit Kashyap

Adwit Kashyap

GMAT Score - 780

"Jamboree's study material gave me very good exposure to GMAT questions. The teaching and testing methodology at Jamboree really cements the knowledge in the minds of students."

Chirag Fialoke

Chirag Fialoke

GMAT Score - 780

“My experience at Jamboree was fabulous. The staff at the centre have always been encouraging and friendly. I was enrolled in the weekend batch. I believe it would suffice to say that the class was held with perfection by the faculty.”

Shantanu Naidu

Shantanu Naidu

GMAT Score - 760

"Jamboree was my first choice for GMAT preparation. Its study material is like an ascending kind of program that gives you time to absorb the concepts and is more than enough to get a good score. It has a well-balanced graded process which focuses on student strengths."

Himanshu Singh

Himanshu Singh

GMAT Score - 760

"I witnessed tremendous improvement in my approach to the questions after attending the classes at Jamboree. The knowledge & experience of Jamboree's faculty is impeccable – there is no doubt related to the GMAT exam that they keep unresolved."

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GMAT Score - 700

"I am humbled to be a part of Jamboree for 3 months. The faculty's notes, question-solving-techniques, and experience, especially for cracking RCs, helped me improve my GMAT verbal from 20 to 35. The centre management was also highly supportive during my GMAT preparation."

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For every full-length test to support your GMAT exam prep. You will get a score out of 800, so you know where you stand. The accuracy of our score predictor is +/- 20 points.

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To foolproof your GMAT prep, our online portal makes it easy to schedule doubt-clearing sessions (general or 1-on-1) at your convenience.

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GMAT FAQs

Most top Indian B-schools like ISB, IIMs, XLRI, SP Jain and others accept GMAT scores. For a complete list, refer to this page
It is one of the various criteria that the admissions committee looks at. However, a good GMAT score does improve chances of admission.
Anybody can take the GMAT exam irrespective of their educational qualification.

Registrations for the GMAT focus can be done online, by phone, or by mail. For more detailed information about registration, download this step-by-step guide on how to register for the GMAT exam.

GMAT is offered usually on all working days in India (i.e. from Monday to Friday, all through the year). For more information, please visit www.mba.com
You can take the GMAT exam once every 16 calendar days and no more than five times in a 12-month period. You are only allowed to take the exam 8 times in total (lifetime limit effective December 17, 2016).
Your GMAT score will be valid for 5 years from the date the test was taken.
AWA section grades are from 0-6 in 0.5 increments. IR section is scored on a scale of 1-8 in 1 point increments. Quantitative scores range from 0 to 60 in 1-point increments. However, scores below 6 and above 51 are rare. Verbal scores range from 0-60 in 1-point increments. However, scores below 9 and above 44 are rare. The total score ranges from 200 to 800 in 10 point increments.
You will get your scores for the maths, verbal and IR sections the moment you finish the exam. However, official scores (with scores for the AWA section) will take 20 days to reach you.
Yes, you can reschedule your exam. If you reschedule more than 60 days prior to your exam, you would need to pay a rescheduling fee of USD 50. However, if you reschedule 14 days or less before your date of exam, you would need to pay USD 150.
If you cancel more than 60 days before your exam date, you will get a refund of $100. If you do the same 14 days or less before your exam, you will be refunded only $50. There won't be any refund if you cancel 24 hours or less before the exam.
The score can be cancelled either immediately after the GMAT exam or within 72 hours of the exam. If the score is cancelled immediately after the exam at the test centre, then there is no cancellation fee. If the score is cancelled after the exam within 72 hours, there is a cancellation fee of $25. Cancelled scores can be reinstated and the reinstatement fee is $50.

The GMAT percentile tells you about your relative performance on the exam. If you secure 85 percentile, it would mean that 85% of the students who have taken the exam in the past three years are below you, and 15% are equal to or above you.

Most of the universities take the best score. However, it is best to confirm the same from a particular university before applying.
No, not all MBA programs outside India require a GMAT. However, to seek admission in a reputed business school, you will need a decent GMAT score.
The universities only accept official scores sent directly by GMAC through www.mba.com. Scores to five colleges can be sent free of cost immediately after taking the exam. Subsequently, for each score report sent to a college, you would have to pay USD 35.
Candidates can validate their identity using their Aadhaar Card OR passport during the GMAT online exam registration process as long as the Card is current and valid. For the test center version of the GMAT exam, the passport remains as the only acceptable ID.
A candidate must be 18 years and above to take the GMAT exam without consent. Written proof of consent from the guardian is required if the candidate doesn’t meet the required age (age 13 to age 17). There is no specified upper age limit to take the GMAT

GMAT or Graduate Management Aptitude Test, is a standardised test used by B-schools for admissions to various graduate management degree programs. B-school admissions committees assess a candidate’s readiness for a management program based on their GMAT score.

There is no minimum educational requirement to take the GMAT exam. However, candidates usually take the test in the final year or after completing their bachelor's degree. A large number of GMAT test-takers are also working professionals.

No, a bachelor’s degree is not mandatory to take the GMAT focus. However, you’ll have to be a graduate to be eligible for an MBA or a Master’s in Management degree.

GMAT Sections

Number of questions

Question Type

Time limit

Score Range

Analytical Writing Assignment (AWA)

1 essay

Critical analysis and communication of an Argument

30 minutes

0 - 6 

Integrated Reasoning (IR)

12 MCQs

Two-Part Analysis, Graphic interpretation, Table analysis,  Multi-source reasoning

30 minutes

1 - 8 

Quantitative Reasoning

31 MCQs

Problem Solving, Data Sufficiency

62 minutes

6 - 51 

Verbal Reasoning

36 MCQs

Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, Sentence Correction

65 minutes

6 - 51 

Total

80 questions

3 hours 7 minutes

200 - 800

The GMAT is a 3-hour and 7-minute long exam with two optional 8-minute breaks in between.

The GMAT exam has a total score of 800, which is scored on a scale of 200-800. Different sections are marked on different scales, with the Verbal and Quantitative sections being marked on a scale of 6 - 51.

The GMAT exam consists of four sections: Quantitative Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA), and Integrated Reasoning.

Registrations for the GMAT exam can be done online, by phone, or by mail. For more detailed information about registering for the GMAT exam, you can check out GMAC's official website.

Yes, you can reschedule your exam. If you reschedule more than 60 days before your exam, you will need to pay a rescheduling fee of USD 50. However, if you reschedule 14 days or less before your GMAT exam date, you will need to pay USD 150.

If you cancel more than 60 days before your exam date, you will get a refund of $100. If you do the same 14 days or less before your exam, you will be refunded only $50. There won't be any refund if you cancel 24 hours or less before the exam.

The GMAT score can be cancelled either immediately after the GMAT exam or within 72 hours of the exam. If the score is cancelled immediately after the exam at the test centre, then there is no cancellation fee. If the score is cancelled after the exam within 72 hours, there is a cancellation fee of USD 25. Cancelled GMAT scores can be reinstated, and the reinstatement fee is USD 50.

Your GMAT score is one of the criteria (and not the only criterion) in your application that B-schools take into consideration. However, a good GMAT score does improve your chances of admission.

Most top Indian B-schools like ISB, IIMs, XLRI, SP Jain, and others accept GMAT scores. For a complete list, refer to this page.

The GMAT registration fee is USD 275, which includes reporting your GMAT scores to the four B-schools of your choice. An additional fee is charged if you have to send scores to more than four B-schools. To learn more about different GMAT Exam fees, click here.

The GMAT exam is held in India usually on all working days from Monday to Friday.

AWA section grades are from 0-6 in 0.5 increments. The IR section is scored on a scale of 1-8 in 1-point increments. Quantitative scores range from 0 to 60 in 1-point increments. However, scores below 6 and above 51 are rare. Verbal scores range from 0-60 in 1-point increments. However, scores below 9 and above 44 are rare. The total score ranges from 200 to 800 in 10-point increments.

You can take the GMAT exam once every 16 calendar days but not more than five times in one year. You are only allowed to take the exam 8 times in a lifetime (limit effective December 17, 2016).

Your GMAT score will be valid for 5 years from the date the test was taken.

You will get your scores for the Maths, Verbal, and IR sections the moment you finish the exam. However, official scores (with scores for the AWA section) will take 20 days to reach you.

The GMAT or Graduate Management Aptitude Test - focus edition, is a standardised test used by business schools for admissions to various graduate management degree programs. B-school admissions committees assess a candidate’s readiness for a management program based on their GMAT focus edition score.

The GMAT focus is a shorter version of the GMAT, with a total duration of 2 hours and 15 minutes. It has only 3 sections: Quantitative Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, and Data Insights. The GMAT focus does not have an AWA (essay) component. You are allowed one optional 10-minute break in between any 2 sections. You’ll also be able to change up to 3 answers in each section in the GMAT focus. Sections can be attempted in any order. Additionally, your GMAT focus official score report offers detailed performance insights.

GMAT Focus Edition Sections

Number of Questions

Question Type

Time Limit

Score Range

Quantitative Reasoning

21 MCQs

Problem Solving, Data Sufficiency

45 minutes

60-90

Verbal Reasoning

23 MCQs

Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning

45 minutes

60-90

Data Insights

20 MCQs

Graphics Interpretation, Data Analysis, Integrated Reasoning, Two-Part Analysis

45 minutes

60-90

Total

64 Questions

-

2 hours 15 minutes

205-805

The maximum overall score is 805, marked on a scale of 205-805, in 10-point increments. All individual sections use the same scale, and scores are between 60-90, marked in 1-point increments.

Yes, you can reschedule your exam. Depending on the days left for the exam before which you reschedule, the fees are as follows:

Days left before test

Reschedule fees

more than 60 days

US$55 (US$60 for GMAT online)

between 15-60 days

US$110 (US$ 120 for GMAT online)

less than 14 days

US$165 (US$180 for GMAT online) 

You cannot reschedule or cancel 24 hours or less before your scheduled GMAT exam time. If you do not reschedule or cancel your appointment more than 24 hours before your exam time, your entire exam fee will stand forfeited.

Depending on the days left for the exam before which you cancel, the fees are as follows:

Days left before test

Cancellation fees

more than 60 days

refund of US$110 (US$120 for GMAT online)

between 15 and 60 days

refund of US$80 (US$90 for GMAT online)

14 days or less

refund of US$55 (US$60 for GMAT online)

There will be no refund if you cancel 24 hours or less before the exam.

You need not cancel your GMAT focus scores, since you don’t have to select which B-schools you will be sending your score report to before you take the exam. You can send whichever scores you wish to, and if you choose not to send your scores, schools won’t be able to see them. These scores will be available for you to view on your mba.com account.

The registration fee for the GMAT focus is US$275 (US$300 if you’re taking the GMAT focus online). You can send your score report to 5 schools free of charge within 48 hours of taking the exam. Sending additional score reports costs US$35 each.

You can take the GMAT focus once every 16 calendar days but not more than five times in one year. You are only allowed to take the exam 8 times in a lifetime.

Your GMAT focus score will be valid for 5 years from the date the test was taken.

Your GMAT focus score report will be available in your mba.com account within 3-5 days of your test date.

No, there is no negative marking for incorrect answers in the GMAT focus. However, you will lose points if you leave questions unanswered.

Your Aadhar Card and passport are acceptable proof of identity if you take the GMAT exam online. However, if you're taking the GMAT exam at the test centre, a passport is the only acceptable form of ID proof.

Depending on the type of program you're applying for, you may be required to furnish a GMAT score. Based on the Ph.D. program you're opting for, you may have to submit a GMAT or GRE score along with your application.

The GMAT focus is offered usually on all working days in India (i.e. from Monday to Friday, throughout the year). For more information, please visit www.mba.com.

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