Understanding the GMAT Syllabus for Official Guide 2017
The GMAT is a computer adaptive test that assesses an applicant’s potential by testing various parameters to determine their expertise in various areas by means of four sections in the new exam pattern:
• Analytical Writing Assessment
• Integrated Reasoning Section
• Quantitative Section
• Verbal Section
Official Guide 2017: Practice what you’ve learned by working real GMAT problems. The first section is a diagnostic test, and the rest of the guide is divided into sections by question type.
Special Note about Integrated Reasoning Questions: The Official Guide includes access to a companion website with 50 Integrated Reasoning questions. You’ll need to register with the website Wiley at wiley.custhelp.com. using the unique code found in the plastic pocket on the inside back cover of your Official Guide.
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Candidates are given three and a half hours to complete these four sections. The total score out of 800 is only for the verbal and quantitative sections. The remaining two sections receive their independent scores.
Section 1: Analytical Writing Assessment
This section has a 30-minute essay which includes:
Analysis of an Argument
Here you’re expected to-
The scores on this section are measured on a six point scale, calculating the average on the basis of the two independent ratings given on the essay.
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Section 2: Integrated Reasoning (IR)
Introduced in June 2012, this new section on the GMAT gives you thirty minutes to answer all the 12 questions. One of the AWA essays have been replaced on this section and the score is measured on a scale of 1 to 8. In the each question asked on the test, you are expected to provide multiple answers from the given options. This section has four different question types:
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