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THE GMAT EXAM DETAILS



WHAT IS THE GMAT?



The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is an aptitude test conducted by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). The GMAT score is one of the required criteria for admission to top MBA programs worldwide. More than 5,400 programs offered by more than 1,500 institutions in over 110 countries use the GMAT score as part of the selection criteria.


The GMAT score is a reliable indicator of your academic performance in today’s graduate management programs. It means that the better you do on the GMAT the better you should do in the graduate management programs. This reliability is important to schools when making admissions decisions.



FEATURES OF THE GMAT?



The GMAT exam is conducted entirely in English. The quantitative and verbal sections of the exam are computer adaptive, which means questions are chosen for you based on how you have answered previous questions. So, if you answer a question correctly, the next question asked is more difficult and vice - versa. Your score is based on both the difficulty of the questions answered and the number of correct responses.



FORMAT OF THE GMAT?



The GMAT is a three and a half hours test (entire test slot is of 4 hours with the breaks included) carrying a maximum score of 800 points, and consists of the following four sections:

1) AWA (Analytical Writing Assessment) – ½ hr – essay
2) IR ( Integrated Reasoning ) – ½ hr – 12 questions
3) Quant ( Quantitative Aptitude ) – 1 hr 15 min – 37 questions
4) Verbal ( Verbal Aptitude ) – 1 hr 15 min – 41 questions


Analytical Writing Assessment



This is the first section of the GMAT and test takers need to finish this section in 30 minutes. You need to write essays as you did in your school days. Through AWA, B-schools assess your writing skills.

In the AWA section, GMAT looks for:

1. Your writing skills and abilities
2. Clarity and logic in your argument
3. Overall relevance of your essay with respect to the given topic
4. Usage of proper english grammer in writing
AWA is not counted towards the overall 200-800 score. Instead, the score range for AWA ranges from 0-6, with increments of 0.5.

Integrated Reasoning



Test takers are given 30 minutes to finish the IR section on the GMAT. This section was recently added to the GMAT (in June 2012). It measures your ability to interpret data and graphs.

The IR section consists of 12 questions of 4 types:

1. Multi source reasoning
2. Graphics interpretation
3. Table analysis
4. Two-part analysis

In the IR section, GMAT looks for:
1. Developing relevant information presented in text, numbers and graphics
2. Assessing appropriate information from different sources
3. Combining and arranging information to observe relationships among them and solving complex problems to arrive at correct interpretation.

Just like AWA, even IR is not counted towards the overall 200-800 score and is evaluated on the range of 1-8.


Quantitative Ability



In this section, the test takers are given 37 quant questions which need to be solved in 75 minutes.

Question types will be based on:

1. Problem solving (PS) – maths questions are given, answers to be calculated
2. Data Sufficiency (DS) – answers do not have to be calculated, rather the test taker has to interpret whether the given data is enough to solve the given question.
The Quantitative section of the GMAT evaluates the fundamental mathematical skills of the test takers such as those learnt in school and the caliber to reason quantitatively.
Test takers get a separate scaled score out of 60 for the Quant section and this section contributes towards your total score out of 800.



Verbal Ability



This is the last section of the GMAT. Test takers are given 41 verbal questions which need to be solved in 75 minutes.

In the Verbal section of the GMAT, the test takers are evaluated for:

1. Reading and understanding the written material,
2. Reasoning out and appraising the arguments,
3. Rectifying the written material in accordance with the standard written English

Question types will be based on:
1. Reading Comprehension (RC) – You will be given a passage and you need to answer questions related to it.
2. Critical Reasoning (CR) – A short passage would be given. You need find the premise, conclusion, assumption etc.
3. Sentence Correction (SC) – A part of the sentence would be underlined and five options would be provided. You need to spot the error and mark the right option.




SCORING ON THE GMAT



Test takers get five scores on the GMAT score report.

1. AWA score out of 6.0
2. IR score out of 8
3. Quant score out of 60
4. Verbal score out of 60
5. Total score out of 800


The unofficial score report is generated immediately after the exam and the official score report is available after eight to ten days.





HOW TO REGISTER AND OTHER DETAILS



To register for the GMAT you have to visit www.mba.com .

The examination fee is $250 payable at the time of registration for the exam.

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EzeePrep GMAT PREP COURSE



Unlike other institutes which provide only one type of program, we provide a variety of GMAT preparation programs, so that you can choose according to your need, because we believe that different students have different requirements in terms of the length of the program (a regular program or a fast track program), the batch timings (weekdays or weekends), requirement of individual coaching or a program that shall improve your score in case you decide to take a second attempt at the test.


GMAT PREP COURSES DETAILS



REGULAR WEEKEND Program – 12 WEEKS program - 3 hrs Quant (Saturday) - 3 hrs Verbal (Sunday) – Total 6 hrs each week – Complete - 72 hrs program + Complete Full Length Test Series + Unlimited Doubt Sessions – Fees 25,000

REGULAR WEEKDAY Program – 12 WEEKS program - 3 hrs Quant (Monday or Wednesday) - 3 hrs Verbal (Tuesday or ) – Total 6 hrs each week – Complete - 72 hrs program + Complete Full Length Test Series + Unlimited Doubt Sessions – Fees 25,000

FAST TRACK Program – 6 WEEKS program – 3 hrs Quant (twice a week) – 3 hrs Verbal (twice a week) – Total 12 hrs each week – Complete –72 hrs program + Complete Full Length Test Series + Unlimited Doubt Sessions – Fees 25,000

INDIVIDUAL Program – 12 WEEKS/6WEEKS/4WEEKS – individual one to one classes – Total 6 hrs/12 hrs/18 hrs each week – Complete 72 hrs – more no. of hours if student requires + Complete Full Length Test Series + Unlimited Doubt Sessions

SCORE BOOSTER Program – 4 WEEKS/6 WEEKS program – for students who want to retake the GMAT – Total 9 hrs/6 hrs each week – Complete 36 hrs program + Complete Full Length Test Series + Unlimited Doubt Sessions

TEST SERIES Program – Full Length & Sectional Computer Based Tests (20) – 2WEEKS/4 WEEKS program + Unlimited Doubt Sessions

For each Program:
Complete Course Material + Advanced Material + Computer Based Practice Tests Basics Concept Builder Sessions + Advanced Question Techniques Covered in Class

EZEEPREP GMAT PREP COURSES FEATURES




Each of the preparation programs has the following advantages built in:

  • 72 hours of classes i.e. in class learning with faculty.

  • Additional 48 hours study at the centre under faculty supervision to complete the tasks given to be completed by the student (at other institutes this is given as homework – and left to the student to complete on his own).

  • Complete study material provided– divided into two sections – BASIC FUNDAMENTALS BUILDER – to build fundamentals that were learnt in school and ADVANCED ACTUAL TEST MATERIAL – to build the techniques for the exam.

  • 20 full length computer based tests, 10 section wise tests, and 40 drills covering all sections of the exam.

  • Complete Test Discussion Session after each practice test.

  • Unlimited access to the centre lab, library and study room for self study and testing.

  • Unlimited Doubt Discussion sessions with faculty.

  • Complementary Information and Discussion Sessions on University Admissions.

  • Video Doubt Discussion Sessions (with faculty) on Skype, Option Available.

  • Video Classes on Skype, Option Available for INDIVIDUAL Program.

  • Small Batch Size (less than ten students per batch) to Ensure Quality Teaching and Efficient Understanding.



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EzeePrep GMAT TEST SERIES PROGRAM



The Test Series Program is designed for those students who have already done their preparation for the test but would like to make themselves exam ready by getting a feel of the actual exam. It is designed in a manner to simulate the real test conditions. It also includes a written analysis and feedback and doubt clearing sessions.



GMAT TEST SERIES PROGRAM DETAILS



TEST SERIES Program – 20 Full Length Computer based tests

+ 10 section wise tests

+ 40 drills covering all sections of the exam



Duration - 2WEEKS/4 WEEKS program

Material – Basic Course Material + Advanced Material (Complementary)

Unlimited Doubt Clearing Sessions with faculty

Written Feedback and Analysis after each test suggesting strong areas and improvement areas

EZEEPREP GMAT TEST SERIES FEATURES




  • Unlimited Testing Time and access to centre lab, library and study room for self study and testing.

  • Complete study material provided– divided into two sections – BASIC FUNDAMENTALS BUILDER – to build fundamentals that were learnt in school and ADVANCED ACTUAL TEST MATERIAL – to build the techniques for the exam.

  • Complete Test Discussion Session after each practice test.

  • Unlimited Doubt Discussion sessions with faculty.

  • Complementary Information and Discussion Sessions on University Admissions.

  • Video Doubt Discussion Sessions (with faculty) on Skype, Option Available.


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GMAT FAQ's



    Does admission to B schools depend only on the GMAT® scores?

It is one of the various criteria that the admission council looks at. However, a good GMAT® score does improve chances of admission.

    Why is GMAT important to achieve my MBA goals

GMAT is a standardized, computer-based assessment that is used by various B-schools all over the world as an admission criterion. Apart from your undergraduation, GPA, work experience, essays, recommendations, GMAT plays a very significant role during your MBA application process. A 700+ on the GMAT will boost your probability of getting into your dream B-School and also provides you with greater chances of scholarships to lessen your financial burden.

    Does one have to be a graduate for taking the GMAT®?

Not necessarily. However, to do a master's course, one has to be a graduate in any stream.

    What is the cost/registration fee for the GMAT®?

The registration fee for taking GMAT® is USD 250. After administering the test and before getting the final scores, the test takers are asked to submit the names of 5 B Schools that they would like to send their scores to. This facility is part of the USD 250 fee that is charged for the test.

    How do I register for the GMAT®?

You can register online or by phone or by mail. The detailed information about registering for the GMAT® can be found at www.mba.com

    How many times can I take the GMAT®?

GMAT® can be taken unlimited number of times with a gap of a minimum of 31 calendar days between 2 tests. (It is highly advisable not to appear for GMAT® too many times as it may affect the applicant’s candidature). However, one can give the test only 5 times in a calendar year.

    What is the validity of the GMAT® exam?

Your GMAT® score will be valid for 5 years after from the date the test was taken.



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