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Everything You Should Know About the GMAT Exam

November 2016

GMAT or Graduate Management Admission Test is a world renowned admission test required to be given by the candidates desirous of taking admission to graduate management programs at management education institutions throughout the world. The GMAT is designed to help graduate schools of business assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in business and management. GMAT scores are used by more than 3,000 graduate management programs throughout the world.

The GMAT test measures general verbal, quantitative and analytical writing skills that are developed over a long period of time and are associated with academic success in the core courses of graduate management programs. The GMAT examination does not presuppose any specific knowledge of business or of other specific content areas, nor does it measure achievement in any particular subject area.

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What is the format of the GMAT test?

GMAT consists of 4 sections and lasts 3 hours and 30 minutes AWA (Analytical Writing Assessment)- 1 analyze an argument-30 minutes

What is tested on the GMAT?

The areas tested on the GMAT are Writing skills, knowledge of Basic Math (Arithmetic, Algebra, Word Problems, Geometry) intermediate Math (Statistics, Probability, Combinations/Permutations), and knowledge of grammar principles, logical reasoning, reading, and analytical skills.

Which schools use GMAT scores?

More than 6,000 MBA programs use the GMAT as a part of their admissions process

How can one register for the GMAT exam?

Registration for the GMAT exam can only be done online by a Demand draft or Credit card

How does the GMAT computer adaptive test work?

Each question you answer correctly or incorrectly on the GMAT determines what questions you will see later on during the test. It also means that no two test takers will see identical questions when taking the GMAT

Can I use a calculator on the GMAT?

A calculator will be provided during the Integrated Reasoning section only. Calculators are not permitted during the Quantitative section. You will be provided with note boards and markers to work out your calculations on the Quantitative section.

What should I take with me to the testing centre?

You should carry along a valid photo identification, along with the appointment confirmation letter or email you received when booking your test

Will I be allowed to carry water into the exam room?

You will not be allowed to take any items into the examination room that includes pens, paper or bottled water. You will be given a small locker outside the testing room in which you can store your personal belongings.

Does the GMAT provide disability accommodation for physical and learning disability?

The GMAT provides support for various diseases like the distinct types of clinical conditions that are most commonly associated with accommodation. Learning and Cognitive Disorders, Physical and Systemic Disabilities, Psychological Disabilities, Sensory Disabilities (Vision and Hearing)

What if I need to change the date or location of my test?

If you need to change your GMAT test date, you can do so more than 7 calendar days before the scheduled test date and time

What is the test refund policy for the GMAT?

If you decide to to cancel your GMAT exam more than 7 calendar days before your original test, date and time, you will receive a refund of $80

How often can I retake the GMAT?

You can give the GMAT up to 5 times in any 12 month period, but no more than once in any 16 day period

How long does it take for the GMAT scores?

Your official score will be available within 20 calendar days of your test

Can I cancel scores that I accepted on test day?

Yes, you will be able to cancel your GMAT scores online within 72 hours of your scheduled exam time for a fee

How do I send my GMAT scores to Universities?

On the day you take the GMAT, before you begin the exam, you can select five Universities you wish to send your score reports to. If you do not select any programs to send your scores to, or if you would like to send your scores to additional programs, you may order Additional Score Reports for a fee

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  • 100 hours of intensive and comprehensive training
  • Mathematics for MBA by RS Agarwal, GMAT Official Guide and GMAT Barron's issued as courseware
  • Qualified, experienced and trained faculties
  • Maximum 10-15 students per batch, making sessions personalized
  • Barron's online account issued
  • Teaching pedagogy involves a strong focus on building fundamentals in Math, guiding students with approach towards different question types, helping students build reasoning skills and giving sufficient practice
  • 20 full-length mock tests
  • Well stocked library
  • Facility of home issuance of book
  • Availability of weekdays (Tuesday- Friday, 2 hours per day) and Weekend Batches (Saturday- Sunday, 4 hours per day) under regular mode
  • Availability of Fast Track Mode (Tuesday- Sunday, 4 hours per day) for people who want to complete the course at the earliest
  • Facility of shifting to any branch throughout India

What Edwise Students Says...

"I'm very happy with the GMAT prep program offered by Edwise. The service and attention provided both the Counselors and Faculties were impeccable. The material that we used during the course were also very good and the Barrons online test allowed me to noticeably improve my scores. The faculties of the classes were also excellently trained. Thank you very much and keep up the good work"
Satish Bilgi- GMAT Coaching

"I always thought GMAT is going to be a very difficult test to score, but due to my faculty's constant support and motivation, I achieved my desired scores. Edwise has trained faculties for coaching who know their job very well and they guide the students till the very end. Thanks."
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