GMAT: A standardized test, the Graduate Management Admission Test measures Verbal, Mathematical and Analytical skills. The test primarily intends to aid graduate schools of business assess the potential of the applicants for advanced study in business and management. Nearly 1000 management institutes all over the world require GMAT® scores from the applicants.
The GMAT® is different from most other examinations. The examination is entirely computer-based, and no two students get an identical set of questions. The test is scored on a maximum of 800. The GMAT® Score alone cannot guarantee admission into a school. The test is only one of the major factors taken into consideration in the long process of an applicant getting admitted into a Business School that he/she desires.
The GMAT® has four sections – Verbal, Quantitative, Integrated Reasoning and Analytical Writing Assessment. The following is the GMAT® test structure.
ANALYTICAL WRITING ASSESSMENT
1 TopicAnalysis od argument,
12 Questions in
37 Questions in
41 Questions in
The US-based “Pearson VUE”, under the directions of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) develops and administers the GMAT®. GMAC is responsible for setting questions, conducting the test and sending score reports to each examinee. For detailed information about GMAT®, please refer to the official website of GMAT® –www.mba.com
What is the scoring scale for the NextGen GMAT®?
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 can range from 0 to 60. (known as scaled score). However, 51 is 98 percentile
Verbal scores can range from 0 to 60. (scaled score). However, above 45 is 99 percentile on verbal
Total Score can range from 200-800 in 10 point increments
Average 4, max 8
A standardized test, the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) measures Verbal, Mathematical and Analytical Writing skills. The test intends to aid Graduate Schools (of all fields other than business) assess the potential of the applicants for advanced study. Most universities in the US, while inviting applications from prospective students, ask for GRE®scores.
The examination is entirely a Computer-based Test, and no two students get an identical set of questions. The test is scored on a maximum of 340. The GRE® Score alone cannot guarantee admission into a school – the test is only one of the major factors taken into consideration in the long process of an applicant getting admitted into a graduate school that he/she desires.
The GRE® test has three parts – Quantitative, Verbal and Analytical Writing Assessment. The following is the GRE® test structure:
One “Analyze an Issue” task
and one “Analyze an Argument” task
30 minutes per task
20 questions per section
30 minutes per section
20 questions per section
35 minutes per section
An unidentified unscored section is included and will appear in any order after the Analytical Writing section. It is not counted as part of your score. An identified research section that is not scored may be included, and it is always at the end of the test.
The US-based “Educational Testing Service” (ETS), which works under the direction of the Graduate Record Examination Board, develops and administers the GRE®. ETS is responsible for setting questions, conducting the test and sending score reports to each examinee. For detailed information about GRE®, please refer to the official website of GRE®.
What is the scoring scale for the GRE®?
The AWA section grades are from 0-6 in 0.5 point increments.
The Quantitative Reasoning section grades are from 130-170 in 1 point increments.
The Verbal Reasoning section grades are from 130-170 in 1 point increments.
Total scores are from 260-340 in 1 point increments; AWA scores are separate.