Saturday, February 18, 2012

GMAT Training @ R T Nagar,Bangalore

GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)

What is GMAT?

The Graduate Management Aptitude Test or GMAT is a computerised test in English and Mathematics to check skills and aptitude of candidates seeking admission in business schools of English speaking countries. GMAT is administered and conducted by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).  Studies show that this test is the best indicator for success in such programs, and as a result about 4000 programmes in 1800 graduate schools around the world use this test for admission decisions.

Commencement of GMAT

GMAT exam is conducted round the year and on demand. A candidate can take GMAT exam 5 times in year but once in a month.

Eligibility Criteria for GMAT

A candidate must have a graduation degree from a recognised university or college. There is no minimum age requirement for appearing in GMAT exam but candidates below 18 years of age are required to submit a written GMAT form signed by their parents or guardians.

There are four ways of registering for GMAT
  • Online Registration: Candidates are required to register and complete details on official website of GMAT (  The test fee can be paid through credit or debit card.
  • By Phone:Candidates can schedule GMAT test appointment by calling VUE Customer Centre from Monday to Friday. The test fee can be paid through credit or debit card. Candidates should call the customer service in the region of their choice at least three days before the exam:-
    • USA
      Telephone Number (Toll-Free within USA and Canada) : 1-800-717-GMAT (4628), Central Time:  7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
      Telephone Number : 1-952-681-3680, Central Time: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
      Fax: 1-952-681-3681
    • Europe/ Middle East /Africa
      Telephone Number - +44 (0) 161 855 7219, GMT: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
      Fax: +44 (0) 161 855 7301
      Asia Pacific Region Telephone Number - +603 8318-9961, AEST: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    • India
      Telephone Number - +91 (0) 120 439 7830, IST: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
      Fax: +603 8319 1092
    • Note: Telephone lines are open Monday through Friday in each region, except on local national holidays.
  • By Fax: Candidates can download and print GMAT Appointment Scheduling form and fax it to VUE customer care centre of their region. Test fee can be paid through credit or debit card. Candidates should send fax atleast seven days before the test date.
  • By Mail/ Courier: Candidates can download GMAT Appointment Scheduling form from official site of GMAT. The complete form along with the test fee can be sent through courier to:-
           Pearson VUE, 
           Attention: GMAT Program
           PO Box – 581907
           Minneapolis, MN – 55458-1907
Candidates should send their form with the test fee three weeks before test date.

Fee Structure

Fee for GMAT exam is US$ 250 (Rs. 11750) globally. In some countries taxes are incurred on fee for the GMAT exam. 
$50 is charged for re scheduling your GMAT exam dates.

Format of Exam

The three and a half hours GMAT exam consists of three sections:
  • Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA)- This section of test checks a candidate’s reasoning and analytical skills through two essays. This section is for 60 minutes. There are two parts in this section:
    • Analysis of an Issue (30 mins)
    • Analysis of an Argument (30 mins)
  • Quantitative Section – This section of 75 minutes is to check a candidate’s problem solving and data sufficiency skills. There are 37 multiple choice questions in this section.
  • Verbal Section – This section of 75 minutes is to check a candidate’s reading, critical reasoning and sentence correction abilities. There are 41 multiple choice questions in this section.  
Candidates can take five minutes break between every section.

Scoring Pattern

The total score for GMAT which is the combination of quantitative and verbal section are scored on the scale of 200 – 800. Apart from total score, there are separate scores for all three sections:-
  • Verbal Section – Scored on the scale of 0-60
  • Quantitative Section – Scored on the scale of 0-60
  • Analytical writing Assessment (AWA) – Scored on the scale of 0-6
The score of AWA is not included in total score of GMAT. The score AWA is mailed to you after two weeks of taking the test.For seeking admission in B-school, a score of 700 and above is considered good. The GMAT score is valid for five years.

How to Prepare?

Candidates can prepare for GMAT exam by downloading GMAT Prep Software, test papers, GMAT Write Tool and by ordering GMAT Prep Books Pack from official website of GMAT ( Generally, students start preparing three to six months before the test date.   .

Countries which accept GMAT Score

GMAT score is accepted by more than 4,800 graduate programmes across the globe. GMAT score is accepted almost in every country:
  • USA
  • UK
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • South Africa
  • Thailand
It is essential that you visit the web page of the university where you wish to get admission to find out the minimum TOEFL score requirement. The TOEFL score is valid for two years.