The GMAT is a three and a half hour test carrying a maximum score of 800 points. The entire GMAT syllabus is divided into four broad sections:
- Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA)
- Integrated Reasoning (IR)
ANALYTICAL WRITING ASSESSMENT– This is the first section of the exam which is of 30 mins. It is an essay type section where the student needs to analyse the given argument.
INTEGRATED REASONING- This section contains 12 questions of 4 different types –
- Multi source reasoning
- Interpretations of Graphics
- Analysis of Table
- Analysis in two parts
QUANTITATIVE SKILLS- This section includes various topics mentioned below-
ARITHMETIC- Multiple factors, Fractions, Number system & theory, fractions, decimals, percentages, power & roots, average, profit & loss, simple & compound interest, speed time & distance, ratio & proportion, sets, probability, mixtures & alligation.
ALGEBRA- Quadratic equations, permutation & combination, algebraic expressions, functions, arithmetic & geometric progression, exponents, inequalities & basic statistics.
GEOMETRY- Triangles, lines & angles, quadrilaterals, circles, rectangular solids & cylinders.
VERBAL – This section contains 41 verbal questions that need to be answered within 75 mins.
The students are analysed for their reading and understanding of the written material and also for correcting the errors.