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The first GMAT Focus Edition scores have started coming in at Jamboree!

Our students have been adjusting well to the new GMAT Focus Edition. The proof is in their scores! Here are just a few:

Student Name GMAT Focus Edition Score Classic GMAT Equivalent
Digvijay Bhosle 715 760
Dhruv Periwal 695 750
Jaideep 655 710

So, what does it take to ace the GMAT Focus? We’re here to tell you! But first, let’s go over some GMAT Focus Edition basics.

In this Blog:

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What is the GMAT Focus Edition?

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.

GMAT vs GMAT Focus: How is the new GMAT Focus Edition Different From the Classic GMAT?

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 a new section: Data Insights. Unlike the classic GMAT, 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 at no additional cost.

Here are the differences between the two at a glance:

Classic GMAT GMAT Focus Edition
Duration 3 hours 7 min 2 hours 15 min
Sections 4 sections:

  • Analytical Writing Assessment
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Integrated Reasoning
3 sections:

  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Data Insights
Breaks Two 8-min breaks One 10-minute break (optional)
Ability to change answers No Yes 

(up to 3 per section)

Performance Insights Not included in official score report. Enhanced Score Report (ESR) available for USD 30. Detailed performance insights included in official score report at no additional cost.
Number of Questions 79 + 1 AWA task 64 (no AWA task)
Score Range 200-800 (in 10-point increments) 205-805 (in 10-point increments)
Section Scores Quant, Verbal: 6-51 (in 1-point increments)

Integrated Reasoning: 1-8 (in 1-point increments)

Essay: 0-6 (in half-point increments)

60-90 (All three sections use the same scale)

GMAT Focus Edition: Exam Structure

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

Also read: What is the Format of the New GMAT Focus Edition? – Jamboree

What’s Been Removed From and Added to the GMAT Focus Edition?

The new GMAT Focus Edition has a few omissions. Sentence Correction questions have been removed from the Verbal Reasoning section, and Geometry questions have been removed from the Quantitative Reasoning section. Additionally, the entire Analytical Writing section has been scrapped.

What’s been added? The Data Insights section, which has essentially replaced the Integrated Reasoning section. While the two are similar, Data Insights gives greater importance to business skills like identifying trends and data analysis.

How to Go About Your GMAT Focus Edition Prep

Your GMAT Focus preparation will require dedication and perseverance. You’ll need to have your sights set on your goal! The most important part of preparing for the GMAT Focus is the right mindset, followed by discipline. Stay focused and nothing can stop you from hitting your target score! For detailed information on GMAT Focus preparation, check out our articles and expert tips below:

Inside GMAT Focus’s Quant Section 

7 Tips for GMAT Preparation

5 Tips to Pace Up Your GMAT Preparation | Jamboree India

How to Prepare for GMAT Verbal (Focus Edition) in 30 Days – Jamboree

How to Prepare for GMAT Reading Comprehension – Jamboree

For more information, connect with our experts today!

All the best!

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