GMAT Sections- Things to RememberUpdated on 14 July, 2022
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There are four GMAT sections: Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Integrated Reasoning, and Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA). As per the new pattern, the GMAT exam sections have some changes incorporated.
The Quantitative Research section now has 31 questions that must be completed within 62 minutes. There are 36 questions in the verbal reasoning section that needs to be completed within 65 minutes. GMAC (the governing authority) has also reduced the examination time to 3.5 hours from 4 hours earlier.
You should understand the GMAT sections and scoring criteria in order to prepare better for the examination. You will be giving the test only on a computer at your nearest test center. You will have to enter answers to multiple-choice questions on the screen while typing your essay for the AWA section.
Here are the sections in GMAT with their basic pattern:
Name of the Section
Key Pattern & Details
31 questions (multiple-choice)
Time duration- 62 minutes
General knowledge of algebra, arithmetic, and geometry
Calculators are not allowed
36 questions (multiple-choice)
Time duration- 65 minutes
Logic, grammar, and capabilities of answering questions on any passage
12 questions (multiple-choice, and sometimes requiring multiple responses)
Time duration-30 minutes
Making inferences on the basis of given data (graphs, tables, charts, etc.)
The calculator is given
|Analytical Writing Assessment|
One topic for the essay
Time duration- 30 minutes
Analyzing any argument on any general/business-related topic
What does the Course include:
The four sections of the GMAT are discussed in detail here-
This section will track your ability in terms of critical thinking and also in expressing/communicating your opinions and ideas in a succinct manner while maintaining grammatical, logical, and linguistic correctness and accuracy at the same time. The topic requires you to analyze an argument in the business domain or a more general topic. The section will require you to analyze the line of thought or reasoning in the argument and also the usage of supporting points/evidence. You will have to plan your answer/response accordingly. You will only get half an hour to complete the essay. Scoring is done by a machine-based algorithm and human evaluators.
This section will test your data analysis capabilities and come to conclusions with the help of your reasoning abilities. This is one of the toughest GMAT online sections to crack. You will have to mathematically reason out solutions to problems and also interpret the information given graphically. You will get 62 minutes to complete this section. There are Problem Solving and Data Sufficiency question types in the section. Both require knowledge of basic algebra, geometry, and arithmetic. The questions mainly focus on analytical and logical abilities. You cannot use a calculator in this section.
This section tests the abilities of candidates with regard to reading, understanding, and absorbing written content, before analyzing/evaluating the core arguments. It also tests how well they can correct this material to adhere to standard, logical, and correct English. You will have 65 minutes in this section. There are three question types: Critical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, and Sentence Correction. There are sub-types and divisions for the first two types mentioned above.
This section measures the capabilities of data analysis and information evaluation across several formats. It checks the usage of data- sets and their integration towards solving various problems. This section tests the ability to synthesize or absorb data in text, graphics, numbers, etc. It also tests the abilities of candidates to analyze data across sources, organize data for solving problems, and tap data from various sources for the same purpose.
The twelve questions asked in this section are of four types. These are Table Analysis, Multi-Source Reasoning, Two-Part Analysis, and Graphics Interpretation. The questions cover both verbal and quantitative reasoning aspects, either together or separately. Many questions will need multiple responses, while an online calculator is available as well. Partial credits are not given to candidates.
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Here's looking at the types of questions for all the GMAT sections:
There will be one essay or Analysis of an Argument. You will have to write this within 30 minutes. The topic could be general, business-related, or anything else. Your analytical writing abilities are assessed, and you will not require specific or deep knowledge of the topic.
There are four sections in the GMAT examination. These are the following- Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Integrated Reasoning, and Analytical Writing Assessment.
Many candidates feel that the Quantitative Reasoning section is the toughest, while some think that this section is easier in comparison to the Verbal Reasoning section. Both these sections require careful preparation and intensive study before the examination.
The GMAT score criteria vary across educational institutions. The score band is 200-800. A score of 700 and above is usually seen as sufficient to get admission into universities abroad. 650-700 is a decent and competitive score in the GMAT.
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