From 16th April onwards students vying for admission into premiere business schools across the globe will now appear for a 30-minute shorter GMAT. The new, shorter exam is of 3.5 hours instead of 4 hours and will be available for test-takers worldwide.
1. Number of questions in quant reduced from 39 to 31
2. Number of questions in verbal reduced to 41 to 36
3. Time taken per question remains same
4. Reduction in questions comes from a reduction in experimental questions
The new exam structure is displayed in the table below, with less time and fewer questions in the Quantitative and Verbal Reasoning sections.
|Old Structure (Reference)||New Structure (After April 16)|
|Section||# of Questions||Section Time||# of Questions||Section Time|
|Quantitative Reasoning||37||75 minutes||31||62 minutes|
|Verbal Reasoning||41||75 minutes||36||65 minutes|
The two longer sections of the exam, the Quantitative and Verbal Reasoning sections have been streamlined by reducing the number of un-scored, research questions in these sections. Also, the tutorials and instruction screens have been simplified more for the test takers. There have been no changes on the Integrated Reasoning and Analytical Writing sections of the GMAT. However, you will not find a change in the following:
a) The way the GMAT exam is scored,
b) The content of the exam,
c) The question types
d) The average time-taken per question
If you have already scheduled your test you can reschedule an appointment if it is before May 6th. You have to apply before April 11th.