Learn about the GMAT


What’s a good GMAT score? 

The GMAT is scored on a 200-800 scale. You’ll receive scores for each of the four sections. The Verbal and Quantitative sections are scored from 0-60. The Integrated Reasoning section is scored 1-8. The Analytical Writing section is score from 0-6.


How Should I Study for the GMAT?

To do your best on the GMAT, research shows that you’re likely to need to study about 100-120 hours in the 2-3 months leading up to the test. Preparing for the GMAT will likely be keeping you quite busy for a few months, which is not an easy prospect when you’re likely busy with other schoolwork or a job.


The Week Before the GMAT

There’s a lot to do to get ready the week before your GMAT. These suggestions are all about creating a routine for yourself. The more routine you have the less likely you are to get nervous and excited. A calm and cool state is the best thing you can do to actually hit your maximum potential score on the test. Having the week and day before the test planned out will help you a lot.

GMAT Study Plan: 30 Days

To do your best on the GMAT, research shows that you’re likely to need to study about 10 hours per week for up to 3 months. If your test date is right around the corner and realized you have yet to start studying, don’t worry. Here’s how you can study for the GMAT in one month.

What’s Tested on the GMAT: Quantitative

On the GMAT Math (or Quantitative) section you will be tested on your analytical knowledge of basic math concepts, including arithmetic, algebra, and geometry. You will have 62 minutes to work on the Quantitative section. The 31 questions in the section will be an assortment of Data Sufficiency and Problem Solving items.

QUIZ: How Would You Score on the GMAT?

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What’s Tested on the GMAT: Integrated Reasoning

Integrated Reasoning questions are designed to resemble problems you will encounter in business school and in your career. The Integrated Reasoning section is the only section of the GMAT that gives you access to an onscreen calculator, but remember that IR questions are designed to test complex reasoning far more than simple computation.

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