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The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is a standardized test that most business school applicants need to take in order to join credited MBA and a few other courses. While the admission committees do consider many other factors (including your college grades, transcripts, essays, resume, work experience, and interview), it is important to do well on the GMAT exam if you aspire to get into a competitive business school. Taking the GMAT exam opens your gateway to various top-notch B-schools in the USA, Canada, Singapore, and many other countries including India.

The GMAC is the owner and administrator of the GMAT® exam, the first and only standardized test specifically designed for graduate business and management programs. It oversees the GMAT exam and administers it around the world. B-schools use your scores to compare you with other applicants. High GMAT scores can truly help you stand out in the application process.

The GMAT exam is a computer adaptive test. It has 4 sections – Quantitative Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, Integrated Reasoning, and Analytical Writing Analysis (AWA). You may use the Select Section Order facility to choose from any of the following three section orders:

Order #1 Order #2 Order #3
Analytical Writing Assessment Verbal Reasoning Quantitative Reasoning
Integrated Reasoning
Optional 8-minute Break
Quantitative Reasoning Quantitative Reasoning Verbal Reasoning
Optional 8-minute Break
Verbal Reasoning Integrated Reasoning Integrated Reasoning
Analytical Writing Assessment Analytical Writing Assessment


The GMAT exam is 3 hours and 7 minutes long excluding the breaks and tutorials. See the table below for exam format and duration.


Section Number of Questions Duration Question Types Score Range
Quantitative Reasoning 31 questions 62 minutes Data Sufficiency
Problem Solving
(on a scale of
0 – 60)
Verbal Reasoning 36 questions 65 minutes Reading Comprehension
Critical Reasoning
Sentence Correction
(in 1-point increments)
Integrated Reasoning 12 items 30 minutes Multi-Source Reasoning
Graphics Interpretation
Two-Part Analysis
Table Analysis
1 – 8

(in 1-point increments)

Analytical Writing Assessment 1 topic 30 minutes Analysis of Argument 0 – 6

(in 0.5-point increments)


GMAT preparation helps candidates to gain a thorough understanding of the GMAT exam syllabus. GMAT preparation requires at least two months and up to six months to finish the entire GMAT course. Diagnostic tests are essential for GMAT preparation. Candidates identify their strengths and weaknesses based on their GMAT scores. GMAT preparation tips assist aspirants in understanding the GMAT quantitative and GMAT verbal concepts prior to the exam.

Preparing for the GMAT is not as difficult as it is made up to be. All you need is concentration and clarity of action. You have the option of studying on your own or joining a GMAT coaching. Both ways are completely adequate; it all depends on your priorities.

To find the best method for preparing for the GMAT exam, you must first consider your criteria and make decision based on them. To study well on your own, you need the best GMAT books and resources, as well as study material, motivation, and self-discipline. If time is of the essence and professional advice is required to gain a competitive edge in GMAT preparation, then enrolling in a GMAT coaching programme is the preferable option.

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Manya – The Princeton Review’s GMAT coaching is preferred by thousands of students in India and other countries owing to its highly acknowledged preparation material, well organized courses, and highly qualified and certified GMAT instructors.

Our course material is the outcome of the rigorous research by our R&D team based in the United States. With the standardized material, a plethora of practice questions on the student portal, adaptive drills, DrillBuilder, full-length practice tests, customized study plan, and booster sessions you can be rest assured that you are at the right place with the right people to guide you. We’re committed to provide 100% satisfaction and help you achieve your target scores.

The students can get to practice with 3500+ practice questions, 470+ online drills, 10 adaptive tests, and video based lessons which can help in getting a 700+ score. With advanced level GMAT questions, self paced courses, doubt clarification sessions & unlimited extra help, students get the best of the preparation.

Manya – The Princeton Review also offers online & offline modes of delivery with customized preparation options so that you can learn as per your convenience and need. You may opt for live online sessions or classroom sessions at your convenience. In order to make it further easier for you, we run our classes in omnichannel mode. It implies that our live online program is aligned to our classroom program and both have the same course duration, materials, and value added services that make it easier for you to shift from one mode to the other at any point of time during the course.

A unique component of our GMAT course is BOOSTER sessions for eligible students. If you are aiming for top scores, Booster sessions are there to help you. It includes personalized small group sessions and one-on-one sessions by the most experienced trainers to help you with the right guidance and mentoring in the final stages of your GMAT preparation for the GMAT exam.


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How can I prepare to take the GMAT™ exam?

You should prepare until you are comfortable with the test question formats and timing. It is critical that you understand what types of items to expect and how to pace yourself. Preparation time differs from individual to individual but may take seven weeks or more.

We at Manya – The Princeton Review offer various GMAT courses to cater to all segments of students. Whether you are a young professional, a senior level professional, a student, or an ambitious individual who wants the top score and gets into the best B-schools, Manya has got you covered. Manya GMAT is the only GMAT that is in every way MADE FOR THE GMAT TEST TAKER. You may choose from what suits you best.

Can I reschedule a GMAT appointment?

One can reschedule even 1 day before the test date. No appointment changes can be made or modified within 24 hours of the exam appointment time. The reschedule fees is structured in three tiers based on your scheduled appointment day. It varies from $50 to $150. Check mba.com to know the latest fee structure.

Can I cancel my GMAT score if I feel I have not done good?

If you feel that you have not performed well on your GMAT test and feel like cancelling your scores, then you can cancel your GMAT scores right after taking the test. Once you decide on canceling your scores at the center, you still can reinstate your scores within 60 days from the date of taking the exam with no additional cost. However, in case you accepted your scores at the test center, you can cancel your scores online within 72 hours of completing the test.

Do business schools have a minimum GMAT score requirement?

Most schools will not set a minimum requirement for GMAT scores, although most will publish the average GMAT score of their students. This information is usually readily available on schools’ websites. So, do your research and find out the average scores for the schools you want to apply to.

How long are GMAT scores valid for?

Your GMAT scores will be valid for 5 years. Every time you take the test and send your score to a school, the school will be able to see every GMAT score you have attained in the previous 5 years.

How many times can I take the GMAT?

You can retake the GMAT up to 5 times in a rolling 12-month period and not more than 8 times in a lifetime. However, if you want to take it more than that then you can submit an application to GMAC. You must also understand that you should give a concrete reason; otherwise, your request will be cancelled. Also, if you score an 800 on the exam, you will not be allowed to retake the test for another 5 years!

What is the GMAT Test Syllabus?

The concepts tested in the GMAT Quantitative Reasoning section are no greater than what the students learn in high school. The section tests Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, and Word Problems. Note that topics such as Trigonometry, Calculus, and Complex numbers are not tested on the GMAT exam. Some questions may appear to require Trigonometry formulas for getting the answer. This will happen only if you lack knowledge of certain concepts which are a part of the US curriculum but not taught in other curriculums.

GMAT Verbal Reasoning section measures your English language skills such as your ability to read and understand passages on a range of topics, critically evaluate logical arguments, and correct sentences to conform to standards of written English and ensure clarity of meaning. Knowledge of certain grammar rules is required for getting Sentence Correction questions right.

GMAT Integrated Reasoning syllabus includes data analysis abilities (data from figures, graphs, tables, charts, etc.) and logical reasoning.

GMAT Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) section contains one essay prompt and is 30 minutes long. The AWA tests your ability to analyze a logical argument and then write a coherent and convincing essay, evaluating the argument.

Does the GMAT syllabus change every year?

No, the GMAT syllabus has remained the same since its execution. Some new concepts may get added here and there, but the main topics tested on the GMAT remain the same. For example, questions on Permutations and Combinations are common on the GMAT exam since the GMAT test was administered for the first time, but we never witnessed a question on circular permutations until a couple of years ago.

What is the section order of GMAT and the total duration of the test?

The GMAT consists of 4 sections – Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA), Integrated Reasoning (IR), Quantitative Reasoning, and Verbal Reasoning; and the student may choose from the 3 Section Orders available to him.

  • AWA, IR, Quantitative Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning
  • Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, IR, AWA
  • Quantitative Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, IR, AWA

The GMAT exam is 3 hours and 7 minutes long excluding the two optional 8-minute breaks and tutorials.

Can I skip any section in the GMAT exam?

It is not possible to skip the IR, Quant, or Verbal sections. For the AWA section, a candidate can leave that question blank and move forward, which would result in a 0 score for AWA. While this would not impact the Total Score, we highly recommend candidates complete all sections, as it might look strange to admissions officers if the AWA score is 0.

Is there any negative marking on the GMAT?

No, there is no negative marking as such. However, since the GMAT is a computer adaptive exam, you have to be careful with the questions. As you get questions right on the test, your score increases and you will get harder questions in return and as you will get questions wrong, you will get easier questions in return with lesser weightage. Harder questions will result in higher scores and easier questions will result in comparatively lower scores. Also, there is a penalty for leaving the questions unanswered at the end of the section due to insufficient time. So, you must complete the test at any cost.

Can I take the GMAT exam online?

The GMAT is a computer adaptive test and is administered online. You may take the test either in the test center or from the comfort of your home. The choice is yours.

Who authorizes the GMAT syllabus?

GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council) prescribes the GMAT syllabus.

How long does it take to cover the GMAT syllabus?

Generally, it takes 2 to 3 months for an average student to finish the course. For a weak student, it may take 6 months or more. More than finishing the course, it is important to focus on learning the various techniques designed specifically for the GMAT and their application. You may opt for GMAT online coaching for more organized and guided learning.

Does GMAT need coaching?

A majority of international students who take the SAT typically enroll in coaching. Coaching facilities will show you how to read questions so that you may choose an answer that is more certain to be correct. They will also help you with time management, grade your essays, and identify your weak areas. However, rather than the number of hours you spend receiving coaching, your performance will be more influenced by the effort and practice you put forth. Take as many practice exams as you can, and try to answer every question. Work diligently on the questions you frequently get wrong.

How to register for GMAT exam 2023?

The online GMAT 2023 Application Form is currently available. Exam dates were announced. A national exam is being taken. GMAC, or the Graduation Management Admission Council, administers the Graduation Management Aptitude Test. It is a nationwide exam that is given several times a year. This exam may be taken by candidates twice a year. Every exam will be separated by a six-month period. Candidates will be granted admission to MBA programmes in both India and other countries. For information on the GMAT 2023 application form, eligibility requirements, and other factors, candidates must read our post.

What are the GMAT eligibility criteria?

Any candidate who holds a bachelor’s degree from a recognised institution is eligible to take the exam. There is no minimum or maximum academic qualification requirement to take the GMAT. A large proportion of the examinees are either students in their pre-final or final year of study or working professionals.

How is the GMAT score calculated?

GMAT scores range from 200 to 800, with the majority of test takers scoring between 400 and 600. Verbal and quantitative scores range from 6 to 51; scores less than 6 and greater than 51 are uncommon.

Verbal and quantitative scores are on a fixed scale and can be compared across all GMAT test administrations, but they cannot be compared to each other because they measure different constructs.

How much does it cost to take the GMAT?

The fee for taking the GMAT is $275. It is the same for both the deliveries – the Online and Test center exams. To pay the fee, you will have to first create an account on mba.com and then register for the exam.

What is the difference between GMAT and CAT?

The primary distinction between the GMAT and the CAT is that the GMAT is a global exam accepted by over 2000 business schools and 7000 MBA programs around the world, whereas the CAT is a national-level entrance exam accepted by Indian business schools.


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