GMAT Full Form

GMAT Exam Structure, Pattern, Eligibility & Syllabus

What is GMAT?

The full form of GMAT or (GMAT full form) is Graduate Management Admission Test. It is a computer adaptive test which is conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council. As its name suggests, it is for admission into management or business schools. It is intended to assess the candidate’s adroitness in different subjects like analytical writing, quantitative and verbal and reading skills in standard written English. This test is particularly taken to get admission into a management program, such as MBA and Masters in finance course in the top B-Schools across the globe.

GMAT Key Highlights

              Exam Name                     GMAT 
GMAT full form Graduate Management Admission Test 
Official Website
Conducted by  Graduate Management Admission Council
Mode of Exam  Computer-based adaptive test 
GMAT fee $250 ( 17,000 approximately)
Score Range  200 – 800 marks
GMAT Contact +91 120-439-7830, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (IST)


Fax: +91-120-4001660

Email: GMATCandidateServicesAPAC@

Also Accepted for  MS Courses Outside India
An MBA program in india
Number of Questions  80
Duration of Exam  3 hours 7 minutes
Negative Marking  None 

GMAT Exam Pattern:

GMAT is a computer adaptive test which primarily tests the candidate’s ability and reasoning skills. The GMAT exam pattern consists of four different sections namely are Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Verbal Reasoning. The total duration of the exam is 3 hours and 7 Minutes with specific time allotted for each section.  

GRE Exam Structure:

Test Section  Time Limit  Number of Questions  Question Types  Score Range
Analytical Writing Assessment 30 min One question Analysis of an argument  0-6 (0.5 point increment)
Integrated Reasoning  30 min Twelve Questions  Graphics Interpretation, Table Analysis, Multi-source Reasoning, Two-part Analysis 1-8 (in 1-point increments)
Quantitative Reasoning 62 min Thirty-one Question  Data Sufficiency, Problem Solving 6-51 (in 1-point increments)
Verbal Reasoning 65 min Thirty-six questions  Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, Sentence Correction 6-51 (in 1-point increments)
Total 187 min  Eighty    200-800

GMAT Exam Pattern: Key Facts

  • GMAT consists of 80 questions with a time duration of 3 hours and 7 minutes.
  • There are two 8 minutes break during the GMAT test. These breaks are however optional. 
  • Candidates can choose one of the following three orders which they can attempt the four sections of the test:
    1. Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, Verbal.
    2. Verbal, Quantitative, Integrated Reasoning, Analytical Writing Assessment.
    3. Quantitative, Verbal, Integrated Reasoning, Analytical Writing Assessment.
  • Quantitative Reasoning and Verbal Reasoning sections in GMAT Exam are computer-based and have MCQs. 
  • Analytical Writing Assessment consists of an essay( Analysis of argument) question and integrated reasoning consists of non-MCQs.

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