About GMAT

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a computer adaptive test that assesses a person’s analytical writing, quantitative, verbal and reading skills for being admitted into a graduate management program, such as an MBA.

It is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). Over 5,900 programs offered by more than 2,100 universities and institutions use the GMAT exam as part of the selection criteria for their programs.


There is no specific eligibility criterion for GMAT. However, various universities / colleges which accept GMAT scores have their own criteria of admission.

GMAT Exam Pattern

GMAT exam pattern is given here:

  • Mode of Exam: It is a Computer Based Test (CBT).
  • Duration of Exam: GMAT is a 3-1/2 hours test.
  • Total marks: It is of maximum 800 marks.
  • Subjects: Total four subjects is included in the complete question paper, i.e. Analytical Reasoning, Verbal, Quantitative and Integrated Reasoning.
Section Time (in Min) No. of Questions Type of Question Score Vary From
Analytical Writing Assessment 30 1 Analysis of Argument 0-6 in 0.5-point
Integrated Reasoning 30 12 Table Analysis, Graphics Interpretation, Two-part Analysis and Multi-Source reasoning 1-8 in 1-point
                                                 Optional 8 minutes break
Quantitative 75 37 Problem Solving and Data Sufficiency 0-60 in 1-point
                                                Optional 8 minutes break
Verbal Reasoning 75 41 Critical Reasoning, Sentence Correction,  Reading, Comprehension 0-60 in 1-point
Sections Score
Analytical Writing Assessment 0 – 6 in half-point intervals
Integrated Reasoning 1 – 8 in single-digit intervals
Quantitative 0 – 60
Verbal 0 – 60

Note: Total GMAT Score ranges from 200 – 800. The total score is based on the verbal and quantitative scores. The Analytical Writing Assessment score and the Integrated Reasoning scores are not taken into account while calculating the total score.

Exam Format

GMAT is conducted in two formats: computer-based and paper-based. In India, only the computer-based format is available.

Important Dates

GMAT can be taken once every 31 days. This includes test attempts in which the score was cancelled by the candidate.