What is the GMAT?

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT®) is a requirement for admission to most US MBA programs. While business schools consider the scope of the applicant’s work experience, undergraduate GPA, and personal essays, the GMAT score is still a very important factor in the admissions process. The GMAT is a computer-based exam administered at a secure computer terminal at an approved testing center.

WHAT IS LogicPrep’s strategY for the GMat?

LogicPrep instructors guide students through the complexities of the test so that they can achieve the highest score possible and are fully prepared come test day. Our instructors total many years of experience and are experts on creating a personalized plan that best fits your learning style. Our team is eager to help you acquire strategies to overcome the time constraints and overall structure of the test. Get a head start on your test preparation by receiving instruction from our team who will help you become an avid problem solver and thinker as you reach your GMAT goals.

What content is covered on the GMat?

The GMAT includes four sections: Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. Test-takers can choose their GMAT section order when they take the exam.

Who takes THE GMAT?

The GMAT is often a requirement for admission to most US MBA programs, so students looking to apply to MBA programs should take the GMAT.  

What is the format of the GMat?

Test Section Description Questions Timing Score range
Quantitative Reasoning Test knowledge of math functions such as arithmetic, algebra, and geometry Multiple-choice, 31 questions totaly 62 minutes 0-60
Verbal Reasoning Tests knowledge of grammar, logic skills, and ability to answer questions about reading passages. Multiple-choice, 36 questions total 65 minutes 0-60
Integrated Reasoning Tests your ability to analyze and evaluate information presented on charts, graphs, and tables Multiple-choice, multiple-responses. 12 questions total 30 minutes 1-8
Analytical Writing Assessment Analysis of an argument of one essay topic 30 minutes 0-6
Total Time: 3 hours, 30 minutes

How is the GMat scored?

Your GMAT scores is comprised of a few different numbers, based on the different sections of the exam. The most familiar number (and the one Business schools tend to focus on) is your Overall GMAT score, which is your composite score. This score is determined by a combination of your scores on the Quantitative and Verbal sections of the test. Your overall score could range from 200-800 and is scored in 10-point increments.

The Quantitative and Verbal sections of the test are graded separately, but scored the same – you will receive a score range between 0-60 for each section.
The Integrated Reasoning section (which is not included in the Overall score) is scored from 1 to 8 in 1-point increments. Each question has multiple parts, and you must answer each part correctly to get credit for the question.

And finally, the Analytic Writing Assessment section (also not included in your Overall score) is graded on a scale of 0 to 6 and is evaluated by two readers – one human and one computer. For this section, the average of the two grades is rounded to the nearest 1/2 point.

When is the GMat offered?

The GMAT can be taken at any time as long as you feel fully prepared and you are able to reserve a spot at a convenient approved testing center. You can find testing centers in the U.S. and around the world. It is recommended that you choose a date, however, that is consistent with the application deadlines of programs for which you are applying. In general, it is best to take it at least 21 days prior to your application deadline.