GMAT which is known as Graduate Management Admission Test is a Computer Adaptive standardized Test (CAT) intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management programme, such as MBA, Master of Accountancy, Master of Finance programs, and other Management programs. GMAT is owned and managed by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). GMAT is accepted in the about 114 Countries.
How many sections is GMAT sectioned into?
GMAT is sectioned into four:
Analytical Writing Assessment: this consists of a thirty (30) minutes writing task analysis of an argument.
Integrated Reasoning: measures a test taker’s ability to evaluate data presented in multiple formats from multiple sources
Quantitative Reasoning: seeks to measure the ability to reason quantitatively, solve quantitative problems, interpret graphic data, and analyze and use information given in a problem; use of calculators is not allowed on this section.
Verbal Reasoning: includes the following question types: reading comprehension(tests ability to analyze information and draw a conclusion), critical reasoning (tests reasoning skills), and sentence correction.
What is the GMAT Score Range?
200 – 800 with a good score ranging from 556 and above
What category of schools accepts GMAT?
Schools offering MBA, Humanities and Arts courses, but can also accept science and social science education in some cases.
What is the accepted score result for schools?
For a result/score to be accepted, it is widely dependent on the schools been applied to.
How long does the test last?
The entire test takes between Three hours, forty-five minutes (3hrs7mins) to three hours thirty minutes (3hrs30mins) with a break of one minute (1min) between tests and ten minutes (10mins) before the third test during the exams.
Where is the venue for GMAT located in Nigeria?
GMAT is written at Abuja and Lagos (Mainland and Island) in Nigeria; GMAT can be written multiple times depending on the availability of the centers.
How long do I have to wait to register after failing to re-register?
Sixteen (16) days; it can be rewritten if failed with an interval of Sixteen (16) days but, not more than eight (8) times in a year. This applies to the test taker that cancels the scores on a test taken previously.
How long before my result is ready for download and use?
GMAT is computer based and the result can be viewed immediately after the test is submitted but, cannot be downloaded until after thirteen (13) days.
Can GMAT be rescheduled?
Yes, it be rescheduled but, has to be done seven (7) days before the test date at an additional fee.
What are the items needed for GMAT registration?
Form filled at the office/online/school is the only document used for registration.
What items are you expected to take to the examination venue?
Your valid ORIGINAL International Passport and admissions ticket (generated after payment) are the documents required and should be taken by the test taker to the test venue on the day of the test.
What is the score result grace validity?
The score result validity is 5years.
Are there materials made available to the applicants?
Yes, there are materials that are made available to the applicant, both online and offline at a cost. The material made available for GMAT is “GMATTM Official Guide” which contains CD’s (to be used for listening exercise and practice) with past questions and test taking strategy.
Is it important to register for GMAT tutorials?
Yes, it is important because, the tutorial shows/teaches you the technicalities involved in answering the questions given; knowing the best way to answer and respond to questions asked.
Is there a fee for the tutorials?
Yes, there is a fee for the tutorial and classes are made flexible to suit the student. Dates are given to the student to pick and decide what works for them. The classes are held on an hourly base, and billing is done hourly too.