Most quality graduate business schools and programs rely on the GMAT to assess candidates and make admissions decisions. Any individual seriously considering going to business school should consider the GMAT as the first step. Graduate management schools and business programs worldwide rely upon the GMAT. The test has been accepted by over 6,000 business programs across the globe for over sixty years and is considered the exam of choice by graduate school admissions boards.
The current format of the GMAT contains four separately administered sections:
Following the examination, you will receive five scores. The five scores include all of the sections tested as well as a total score. The score report also reflects all GMAT scores taken within the last five years. The Total score is based on how well you perform on the Verbal and Quantitative scores and the Analytical Writing and Integrated Reasoning do not impact the Total score.
For the Total, Verbal, and Quantitative scores, the score range is 200-800. Approximately 66% of test takers score between 400 and 600 on these areas. The Verbal and Quantitative scores are on a fixed scale with scores ranging between 0 and 60.
Unofficial scores are ready immediately following the examination, while official scores are available online within 20 calendar days following the testing. Also, after 20 days of the GMAT testing date, the test taker will receive their Official Score Report in the mail.
The best way to improve performance on the GMAT is to prepare. Going in cold does not fair well with performance. Study aids, past tests, and useful prep plans offer examinees insight on taking the GMAT. Interactive GMAT preparation timelines are available to help improve study efforts and make the time planning for the examination more effective and efficient. The key to success on the GMAT is to prepare, arrive confident and focused, and be ready to perform at your best.
Some questions are from the following sources:
Erik Jacobsen at www.erikthered.com/tutor
CK-12 Foundation - www.ck12.org