GMAT FAQs

By | March 11, 2019

What is GMAT? What does it test?
The GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is required for admission to most U.S. and Canadian MBA programs. Most students attend graduate business school for pursuing an MBA degree.  However, GMAT can also be used for admission to PhD program in business major, such as Finance, Accounting, and Economics.
The GMAT exam does not test any specific knowledge in business or other subjects. Rather, it tests the “mental intelligence” as well as the ability to make decision under time pressure. The GMAT now is only available on computer-based test. Format of the exam is as below:

Section  Number (s) of questions  Length
Essays (1 Issue and 1 Argument) 2  30 min for each essay
Verbal (about 14 RCs, 10 CRs and 17 SCs) 41  75 min
Math (about 13 DSs, and 34 PSs) 37  75 min

What is the averaged GMAT score? What score should I obtain?
The averaged score for GMAT is 562 worldwide. What score you should obtain depends on which school you are going to apply to. Generally, the higher the school is ranked, the higher score you must obtain. For the top 50 programs, the averaged GMAT score is 646.
Can I take GMAT twice?
Yes. But you could not take it more than once a month. The GMAT score is valid for five years. If you take GMAT more than once, the GMAC will forward the most recent three scores to school you apply to.
About GMAT Preparation
How long does it take to prep for GMAT?
Time needed to prepare for GMAT varies from student to student, but it generally takes 3 months in order to achieve a satisfactory score.
Where can I get the real GMAT questions?
All examples included in our prep courses are real questions that our authors collected when they took the test. However, the questions have been modified. If you need more real questions, please visit the test-writer’s website: www.mba.com.