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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.