14 December 2012
GMAT stands for Graduate Management Admission Test which is a standardized computer-based test administered by universities for the acceptance of new students to their business school courses. It is used as a criterion of business schools to gauge their applicant's aptitude in verbal, quantitative, logical and analytical writing.
The GMAT is administered in secured test centers all over the world. There are a number of test centers in the US alone. Test centers like in Baltimore, Maryland can offer Baltimore gmat course for the applicants to be acquainted to the newly added integrated reasoning. This is a section added in GMAT to test the applicants' ability to interpret data coming from various sources in multiple formats. It consists of 12 questions which is divided in 4 different formats namely the graphics interpretation, two-part analysis, table analysis, and multi-source reasoning.
Other sections of the GMAT test are the verbal, quantitative and analytical writing. The verbal section will measure the applicant's aptitude in reading and comprehending written material and be able to evaluate and provide correct answers in standard written English. The other section is the quantitative section which gauges the mathematical aspect of the applicant's aptitude. The last section to complete the GMAT test series is the analytical writing section which is a 30-minute writing task to analyze an argument and be able to write a critique based on the reasoning behind the argument.
The GMAT scores ranges from 200 to 800 and is determined by the combination of scores from some sections.