Format of the GMAT, specific objectives, strengths and weaknesses of passing
Many universities and college in United States of America demand the results of GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) test before they extend admission to their graduate management program like MBA and so on. Now, you might have heard this name time and again because it is a common test. So, if you are planning to apply for graduate management programs like MBA then be ready to sit for this test.
The big question that has been revolving around the GMAT is why people should take the GMAT test. What is the main objective of making people take this test? The specific objective of taking test is to analyze the mind of the test takers. It shows the scores of various people who have the same thinking and analyzing capacity. Remember, GMAT is a test that you have to take to get admission in graduate management program. So, that means you are aiming to be a manager, have a business mind or even start your own business. To be successful as a manager or business man you need to have a quick, analyzing mind along with good English. This test also makes sure that the English of people with English or non-English native languages are worth the graduate program in the university.
GMAT is accepted not only in United States of America but also in other countries as well. People who want to get accepted into management and business program in United States have to take this test. This test helps to show your skills and knowledge that is required for any management and business program.
The first reason why you would want to take this test is because almost all business schools in United States trust the scores of this test. Many business schools have even stated that GMAT scores are mandatory in their admission requirements. Besides that you can take the GMAT test whenever you want to. You just have to select a date and then give the test. Many graduate programs accept this test rather than GRE, CAT or so on.
Before you sit for any kind of tests, you should know the format of that test. You should know what kind of questions and how many questions are asked in the test. For tests like GMAT, a certain time for certain section is allocated. You will have to complete all the questions in that section within that time frame. So, let's have a look at the format of the GMAT before we move onto the next topic.
There are three sections in GMAT and each of these sections will test a different aspect of your mind. The first section that you have to tackle is the analytical writing. You will have to write two essays. The first essay will revolve around the analysis of the given issue whereas the second essay will revolve around the analysis of the given argument. The next section that you have to tackle is the quantitative section. There are a total of 37 questions in this section. The last section that you have to tackle is the verbal section. There will be a total of 41 questions about sentence correction, reading comprehension and critical reasoning.
The GMAT test is available all around the world and you can take it whenever you want to. The first thing that you have to do is create an account in GMAT website and register. Then you will have to select a test date and pay a fee of $200. You should select the test date on the basis of admission deadline of your selected college. Then you will have to reach the test center in the right test date and time. Do remember to read the instructions beforehand.
If you are planning to prepare for the GMAT then the first thing that you have to do is gather some GMAT prep books and study them well. You should aim to strengthen your weak subject. You should also take practice tests to see how well you have been doing and where you have been making mistakes.