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What is GMAT?

The GMAT is the Graduate Management Admission Test, a standardized test required by the vast majority of business schools because it provides a measure of an applicant’s academic ability. The GMAT test does not include any questions that gauge your business knowledge. The GMAT test is computerized and administered six days each week, 52 weeks per year. While the exam can be taken at virtually any time, it can only be taken once per 31 days and 5 times per year.

The GMAT is a 3½-hour standardized exam designed to predict how test takers will perform academically in MBA (Masters in Business Administration) programs. GMAT scores are used by graduate business schools to make admission decisions.

You might sometimes see the GMAT referred to as the GMAT CAT. The acronymCAT stands for Computer Adaptive Test. Actually, only two of the exam's four sections (Quantitative and Verbal) are computer-adaptive, meaning that during those sections only the test adapts to your ability level as you go.

What is a Computer Adaptive Test?

The GMAT test is computer adaptive, meaning that instead of determining your score using a fixed set of questions, the exam provides you with questions of variable difficulty based on your answers to previous questions. GMAT test questions are not pre-set in advance. The GMAT begins with a question of average difficulty and if you answer it correctly, you will receive a slightly harder second question. If you answer it wrong, you will receive a slightly easier second question. Your third question, in turn, is based on your response to the second question, and so on. In this way, the GMAT test zeroes in on your ability level and assigns you a corresponding score. Because your real-time performance on the exam is essential to a final computation of your score, the way you take the GMAT test will differ greatly from your experience with other exams. 

Despite these variables, the GMAT test will always present you with a fair mix of questions with regards to content areas for a given section. For instance, any test-taker will receive the same rough mix of arithmetic, algebra, and geometry questions on the quant portion of the test.

Format and Scoring

Section 1 – AWA: For the Analytical Writing Assessment, you will be asked to compose two 30-minute essays. The first essay will ask you to analyze a given argument; the second will ask you to analyze a given issue.

Section 2 – Quantitative: You have 75 minutes to answer 37 multiple-choice quantitative questions that come in two formats. Problem Solving questions (approximately 22 out of the 37 questions) are multiple choice math questions that ask you to solve for a specific value.. Data Sufficiency questions (approximately 15 of the 37 questions) ask you to decide whether or not you are given sufficient information to answer a mathematical question.

Section 3 – Verbal: You have 75 minutes to answer 41 multiple-choice verbal questions in three formats. Sentence Correction questions ask you to choose the most grammatically accurate sentence. Critical Reasoning questions demand that you assess the logic of short arguments. Reading Comprehension involves reading short passages and answering questions based on that particular passage. Each verbal question type comprises approximately one-third of the Verbal section.

GMAT Test Registraion

The registration point for GMAT registration in Bangladesh is BDBL Bhaban, Dhaka and the registration fee as of 2015 is BDT 23,800.

Course Outlines

GMAT

Course Duration Class Duration Mock test
4 Months 1.5 hours per class 10 online tests
GMAT Verbal
Quantitative Reasoning 27 hours Reading Comprehension 10.5 hours
Critical Reasoning 6 hours
Grammar 7.5 Hours
Sentence Correction 6 Hours
Analytical Writing Part 1
9 Hours
Analytical Writing Part 2
6 Hours
Total Hours: 72 Class Practice & Preparation Total Hours: 72
Updated Course Materials 10 online Tests Experienced Faculty

FAQ

Where and when can I take the GMAT exam?

A: The GMAT exam is delivered year-round and on demand in test centers around the world. For Bangladesh, the official exam centre is BDBL Bhaban, Dhaka.

Q: How much does it cost to take the GMAT exam?

A: The cost to take the GMAT exam is US $250 globally. Learn more about payment methods, potential taxes, cancellation fees and other considerations.

Q: What does the GMAT exam measure?

A: The GMAT exam measures higher-order reasoning skills. You’ll need basic English-language and math skills. However, the test measures your ability to reason with these skills. All sections of the test, including the AWA and Integrated Reasoning sections, involve reasoning. “Higher-order” reasoning skills involve complex judgments and include critical thinking, analysis, and problem-solving.

Q: How can I prepare to take the GMAT exam?

A: You should prepare until you are comfortable with the test question formats and timing. It is critical that you understand what types of items to expect and how to pace yourself. Preparation time is individual but may take seven weeks or more.