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About GMAT - The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a Standardized, computer-adaptive test that measures Verbal, Mathematical and Analytical writing skills. GMAT helps business schools in assessing the potential of applicants for advanced study in Business and Management. Nearly 900 ...

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The GMAT is a computer based test conducted for the subjects of English and Mathematics to test the skills of candidates for securing admission in graduate business schools. The GMAT test scores are used by graduate business schools for providing admission to management programs across the ...

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The GMAT is held by the Pearson VUE based in US under the supervision of GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council) to secure admission in business and management schools. About 900 business schools across the globe accept the GMAT test scores. The GMAT exam yields four scores: Verbal, ...

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The GMAT test is a standardized test in Mathematics and English to measure the aptitude and skills of the students seeking admission in management schools of the countries where English is one of the spoken languages. The GMAT ® exam is administered in a computer-adaptive format that ...

Next Generation GMAT Score Format

The GMAT stands for Graduate Management Admission Test and is required to secure admission to management programs in Canada, US and other parts of the world. It is a multiple choice based test conducted in English. Today's businesses and organizations demand managers who can make sound ...

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Q: Why is the Integrated Reasoning section being added?

A: Since 1953, the GMAT exam has been developed for business schools, by business schools, and it has evolved along with their needs. In a 2009 survey, 740 management faculty worldwide indicated that Integrated Reasoning skills are a prerequisite for 21st century management students.

Q: When can test takers expect to get their scores?

A: Unofficial score reports, with Verbal, Quantitative, and Total scores, will continue to be given immediately after the test to those who accept their scores. Official Score Reports will be available 20 day score report turnaround for many years, but test takers and programmes have become accustomed to a much faster reporting time. With the Integrated Reasoning launch, GMAC will publish Official Score Reports as quickly as possible, but it will take close to 20 days to ensure that all Integrated Reasoning scores are equivalent. Schools may want to encourage candidates to test well in advance of programmes deadlines.

Q: How will the Next Generation GMAT exam be structured?

A: A 30-minute Integrated Reasoning section, which will contain 12 questions, will be added. The Analytical Writing Assessment will be streamlined to one essay instead of two. The order of the sections has not been determined four hours.

Q: Why is the writing section being streamlined?

A: Admissions directors have said, and recent research has shown, that most test takers get similar scores on both essays, making a single essay acceptable for predicting performance.

Q: Will the Next Generation GMAT exam allow calculator use?

A: An online calculator with basic functions will be available for Integrated Reasoning, but not for the Quantitative section. Test takers are not and will not be allowed to bring calculators into the testing room.

Q: Is the new section computer adaptive?

A: No, but some questions may have multiple parts. Test takers may not skip questions.

Q: What do we need to do to our systems to make sure we can receive the new score?

A: Go to for the new CSV and TXT data file format sheets, which include a three-digit Integrated Reasoning score. Other changes are being made to enhance the data schools receive with scores. For technical supports, email The score scale will be published by April 2012.

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