GMAT Syllabus and Pattern
GMAT is a computer adaptive test (CAT), which means that the test is able to recognize whether you’ve answered a question correctly or incorrectly as you go along the test. The “adaptive” nature of the test means that you start with a medium difficulty question, and proceed to a higher or a lower difficult depending on your accuracy. If you answer the first question right then you’re given a harder question to solve and vice versa. The test is able to decide the level at which you’re performing i.e. you’re level and gives you a score corresponding to that level.
GMAT test Pattern:
|Test Section||Analytical Writing Assessment||Integrated Reasoning||Quantitative||Verbal|
|Total Number of Questions||1 Essay||12||37||41|
|Types of Questions||Argument Essay||Table Analysis, Graphic Interpretation, Multi-source reasoning,
|Critical Reasoning Reading Comprehension Sentence Correction|
|Time Allowed||30 mins||30 mins||75 mins||75 mins|
|Score Range||0-6||1-8||0 – 60||0 – 60|
The first section on the GMAT is Analytical Writing Assessment. Here you are required to write an essay in 30 minutes. This essay is based on the reasoning behind a given arguments and tests your ability to weaken or identify flaws in the argument.
The next section is Integrated Reasoning. This section has 12 questions. This section is not included as a part of the 200-800 score on the GMAT. The questions in this section are based on tables, graphs and understanding information presented in different layouts.
Quant and Verbal Section would follow which are 75 mins long. There are 37 questions in the Quant section and 41 questions in the Verbal Section. Quant syllabus includes high school topics such as geometry, algebra, arithmetic, permutation and combinations etc. while the Verbal sections tests analytical skills through critical reasoning questions and important grammar rules through Sentence Correction