About GMAT Exam

The GMAT, or Graduate Management Admission Test, is a standardized test used by many business schools as part of the admissions process for MBA and other graduate management programs. It assesses analytical writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in English. The test is computer-adaptive, meaning the difficulty of the questions adjusts based on the test taker’s responses. Many prospective business school students spend significant time preparing for the GMAT to achieve their desired scores and increase their chances of admission to their preferred programs. If you’re preparing for the GMAT or have questions about it, feel free to ask!

  • More than 4,800 graduate management programs around the world use GMAT scores as a part of their admissions process.
  • You can schedule an appointment to take the GMAT exam to register for an account.
  • The GMAT is available year-round and on demand.
  •  The cost to take the GMAT exam is US $250 globally.
  • If you need to reschedule exam that can be happened at least seven days before your original test date. & you have to service fee pay US $ 50.  And if you want to cancel my exam appointment you may be eligible to receive a partial refund of US $80 within seven full calendar days of your scheduled test date and time.
  • You can take the GMAT once every 31 calendar days and no more than five times in a 12-month period.
  • You will get an unofficial score report with Verbal, Quantitative, and Total scores immediately after you test. Official Score Reports are available online within 20 days to you and to the programs you requested to receive them. To learn more about scoring and score reports, visit GMAT Scores and Score Reports.
  •  If you have taken the exam and canceled your scores, your report will note that scores are unrepeatable and not include what they were.
  • You may have your scores sent to up to five school programs, which you must select before you take the test.

GMAT Exam Pattern 2024

Before understanding the GMAT syllabus, it is important to know about the GMAT exam pattern. The GMAT exam pattern is divided into four sections Writing, Reasoning, Verbal and Quantitative skills. Further, the GMAT is a Computer Adaptive Test of 3 hours 30 minutes and comprises both objective and subjective questions. There are a total of 91 questions. 

SectionNumber of QuestionsScore Range
Analytical Writing Assessment (30 minutes)1 Topic (Essay)0-6
Integrated Reasoning (30 minutes)12 Questions1-8
Quantitative (62 minutes)31 Questions6-51
Verbal (65 minutes)36 Questions6-51
Total Exam Time (3 hours 7 minutes)Total 80 QuestionsScore Range 200-800

Mock GMAT before starting the Course

  • As a simulation of the actual test, we conduct a  mock test to gauge the level of the student. This helps us understand the strengths, grey areas to be polished to score better
  •  This test is not for you but for us to assess you.

Before we understand the finer details of the GMAT exam syllabus, it will be good to know an overview of all the types of questions asked on the GMAT. The table given below provides the types of questions asked on the GMAT:

GMAT SectionGMAT Question Type
Quantitative ReasoningProblem SolvingData Sufficiency
Verbal ReasoningSentence Correction (SC)Critical Reasoning (CR)Reading Comprehension (RC)
Analytical Writing AssessmentAnalysis of an Argument
Integrated ReasoningTable AnalysisTwo-Part AnalysisMulti-Source ReasoningGraphics Interpretation

there is no negative marking in the GMAT test. However, students must not take this lightly. Despite that fact that GMAT does not have negative marking, it does not make the test easy. If you go on marking questions without solving, you might end up with a very low score that might not be sufficient for you admission. Moreover, the GMAT is a computer adaptive test. This means that if you answer a question correctly, the next question will be tougher but will have higher points associated with it. If you answer a question incorrectly, your next question will be easier but will have lower points associated with it. Hence, if you keep making wild guesses, there are high chances that you will keep receiving questions that are easier but will fetch you lower scores. Hence, it is advised that the students take their GMAT preparation seriously.


  1. Is coaching necessary for GMAT preparation? While coaching can be beneficial, self-study is equally effective. It depends on individual preferences and resources.

How EMGC Classes can Help:

EMGC classes offer a holistic approach to GMAT preparation. With experienced faculty, comprehensive study materials, and a focus on individual strengths and weaknesses, EMGC classes provide a supportive environment for aspirants to excel.


Embarking on the GMAT journey is a challenging yet transformative experience. Success in this exam requires dedication, strategic planning, and continuous effort. Understanding the exam pattern,  and syllabus is crucial. Whether you choose to self-study or join coaching classes, consistency and perseverance will be your allies on the road to success. Best of luck to all