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GMAT Exam & Syllabus Details

GMAT exam details are crucial to familiarise yourself with the exam pattern. Check them below.

GMAT or Graduate Management Admission Test is a computer adaptive test conducted all around the year by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). It is an international level test for admissions into top Bschools across the world.

The GMAT exam details are as follows:

  • Analytical Writing Section
  • Quantitative Section
  • Verbal Skills
  • Integrated Reasoning Section

There is no particular order of the sections in the exam as candidates can choose the order of the sections according to their own comfort. The GMAT score ranges between 200-800, and a score above 750 is excellent to get you into top international Bschools. a score above 700 is also good enough.

The duration of the GMAT exam is 3 hours and 7 minutes. The exam fee of the exam is $250.

GMAT Exam Detailed Syllabus

Analytical Writing Assessment Syllabus

The candidates are required to attempt the section within 30 minutes. The main purpose of this section is to check your analytical abilities. You will be presented with a passage and you will be required to analyze the presented argument in the passage.

The section will mainly test your: 

  • Logical flow in argument
  • Writing Skills
  • Conceptual Clarity
  • Precision of argument

Integrated Reasoning Syllabus

The candidates will again get 30 minutes to attempt this section. The candidates will be required to analyze the data presented in multiple formats like tables or graphs.

There will be 12 questions from this section.

GMAT Quant Syllabus

The candidates will get 62 minutes to solve this section. The number of questions will be 31. The main purpose of this section is to check your foundational mathematical skills.

The questions will be based on two formats:

  • Problem Solving: the candidates will be provided with a problem set and they will be required to calculate the answer.
  • Data Sufficiency: you need to determine whether the given data will be sufficient to solve a particular question.

GMAT Exam Verbal Syllabus

The candidates will be required to solve 36 verbal questions in 65 minutes. The main purpose of this section is to check your aptitude in being able to analyse, comprehend the arguments and written materials in accordance with standard English.

The section has three broad themes:

  • Reading Comprehension: passage-based questions will be asked.
  • Critical Reasoning: candidates need to find the premise, conclusion, assumptions, etc. from the short passages.
  • Sentence Correction: a part of the sentence will be underlined, and five options will be provided. You need to spot the error by marking the appropriate option.

GMAT Exam Pattern

SectionNo. of QuestionsTime
Analytical Writing Assessment130
Integrated Reasoning1230
Quantitative Ability3162
Verbal Ability3665

GMAT Exam Details

These were all the basic details of the GMAT exam. GMAT is a lucrative option if you wish to pursue MBA from abroad, and not limit yourself to India only. Also, the GMAT exam is the most preferred way of getting into top Bschools in India itself like the famous ISB, Hyderabad.


GMAT is more predictable than CAT as the number of sections is fixed. Also, the GMAT scores are valid for 5 years, whereas the CAT scores are only valid for 1 year.

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