Graduate Management Admission Test



The GMAT is a test of verbal and quantitative abilities for aspirants to Graduate Business schools. It is virtually compulsory for admission into an M.B.A. or an M.B.S. course in Northern America and is catching on in other regions as well.

With a good score in GMAT it becomes easier to obtain admission, teaching assistance-ship and merit-based scholarships.

The GMAT Quantitative section consists of High School math in which Nepali students usually score quite well.

The GMAT Verbal has 3 question types based on critical reasoning, advanced grammar and usage, and reading comprehension.

Previously, the GMAT was administered by ETS, but mow PEARSON VUE has taken over the mantle.


GMAT Test Details

The term ‘Computer Based’ is nothing to be scared of. The computer skills that you will need are minimal

The term ‘Computer Adaptive’ means that there are three types of questions in the software that administers the test. These types are ‘easy’, ‘medium’ and ‘difficult’. The test always starts of with an easy question and if you get that right it throws a medium level question at you. If you get the medium level question right it will give you a difficult question. For every wrong answer, you go down a rung in the hierarchy. The difficult questions that the software gives you have the highest scores while the easy questions having the lowest score. Thus, getting a lot of difficult questions right will definitely get you a high score.

TIME30 Minutes30 Minutes75 Minutes
FULL SCORE8008006.0


Questions on the Gmat can appear quite daunting at first glance. They are, as a matter of fact, more difficult that question types on other tests but quality instruction at NIEC can help you overcome that obstacle. The following are the 3 verbal question types and the areas they test

ABILITIES TESTEDTo reason clearly and logicallyFamiliarity with advanced theories of structure and written expression and usageThe ability to synthesize information from text and make inferences and come to conclusionsThe ability to evaluate an argument and the ability to construct a persuasive case in favour of or against an issue


GMAT Scoring

The Gmat has a cumulative score of 800 for the quantitative and verbal sections and a score from 0.0-. to 6.0 for the writing.

So, to summarize it all the verbal Gmat will have 41 questions with 800 marks and the Quantitative Gmat will have 38 questions and 800 marks. The average will be calculated for your cumulative score. Most larger and more reputed Graduate schools require a certain score in the Gmat. Many small state universities and medium Liberal Arts colleges will require about 400 and above. There are also many large State Universities that will accept you if you have a score of 500 and above. 650 and above should be enough to squeeze into Ivy League schools and more than that will only strengthen your chances.


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