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The GMAT: Graduate Management Admission Test

The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is sponsored and directed by the Graduate Management Admission Council, an international organization of 121 graduate schools of management. This test is one requirement for entrance to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.

The GMAT is administered as a computer-based adaptive test (CAT) at test centers throughout the world. In computer-adaptive tests, the computer screen displays one question at a time, which is chosen from a very large pool of questions categorized by content and difficulty. The first question is always of middle difficulty. The selection of each question thereafter is determined by the response to any previously answered questions. In other words, the CAT adjusts to the examinee's ability level.

The CAT requires and answer for each question, and the examinee may not return to or change a response to any previously answered questions. If one guesses a correct answer or answers a question incorrectly by mistake, the answers to subsequent questions will lead the examinee back to questions that are at the appropriately level of difficulty for that individual.

The GMAT includes verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing assessment questions. The examinees has 75 minutes for 37 quantitative questions, 75 minutes for 41 verbal questions, and 30 minutes for each of the two analytical writing topics. Data Sufficiency and Problem Solving questions are mingled within the quantitative section and Sentence Correction, Reading Comprehension, and Critical Reasoning questions will be mingled within the verbal section. the examinee has an opportunity to take two five-minute breaks; one after completing the essays and another between the quantitative and verbal sections.

Minimal computer skills are required to complete to GMAT CAT. Before beginning the test, a tutorial will help the examinee to feel comfortable in using a mouse, enter a response, using the word processor, accessing the help functions, and moving on to the next question.

The GMAT is only available in a computer based format and can only be taken at selected locations. Please call 1-800-717-GMAT  to find the center closest to you.

Test Locations
The GMAT is only available in select locations please call 1-800-717-GMAT to find the center closest to you.

Eligible Test Takers
Anyone looking to receive admission to business school.

Costs
Test fees for the GMAT may vary according to the country in which the test my be administered. You can obtain current test fee and other service fee information at MBA.com or by contacting the Regional Registration Center for eh country in which you will be testing.

How to Register
To register by mail you must obtain a copy of the printed Registration Bulletin. Registration is also available via the interned using the following link On-line Registration. You may also register via the telephone by calling 1-800-717-GMAT.

Sample Test Questions
To familiarize yourself with the types of questions on the test you can take a look at some sample questions by using the following link to Sample GMAT Questions.

Study guides are available at various bookstores and libraries. Information about preparatory classes can be obtained by calling the Bowling Green State University Continuing Education Department at 419-372-8181.

Score Reporting
Upon completing the GMAT at the test center, you can choose to see and print a copy of your unofficial scores for the multiple-choice sections of the test (i.e., Quantitative, Verbal, and Total scores). An official score report, including scores will be mailed to you and your designated schools about two weeks after testing. You must respond to both essays and each section of the GMAT to receive an official score report.


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