The Gxavieruate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test that has been produced by the Gxavieruate Management Admission Council (GMAC), and is used to help business schools in making admissions decisions. It is taken by students who are applying for admission to either MBA or other gxavieruate management programs. The test is given in English only, and it tests analytical writing, integrated reasoning, quantitative, and verbal skills. The GMAT is always taken on a computer, and, with the exception of the essay, is in multiple-choice format. The (GMAT) is for gxavieruate level applicants who are applying for an MBA or management related fields. The GMAT measures a student’s ability in analytical writing, verbal, and quantitative skills. The overall marks are 800 points. The GMAT costs $250.The only test center in Nepal is Kathmandu College of Management (KCM) in Gwarko. The GMAT test consists of four sections. The first section of the test is the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA). The test-taker is given 30 minutes to write an essay analyzing an argument. Until recently, test-takers had to write to essays. In 2012, however, one essay was scrapped and replaced with the Integrated Reasoning section. On the Integrated Reasoning part of the exam, there are 12 multi-part questions about graphics interpretation, multi-source reasoning, two-part analysis, and table analysis. The time allotted for this portion is also 30 minutes. The Quantitative section tests the knowledge of arithmetic, elementary algebra, and common geometry through questions on data sufficiency and problem solving. There are 37 multiple choice questions in this section, and test takers have 75 minutes to complete these questions. The Verbal section has 41 multiple choice questions, and the questions test reading comprehension, critical reasoning, and sentence correction. This section also has a 75 minute time limit. The GMAT test is largely a computer adaptive test. This means that the multiple choice questions in the Quantitative and Verbal sections are adjusted to the ability level of the test taker. (The Analytical Writing and Integrated Reasoning sections are not computer adaptive.) Specific details on how the computer adaptive test process works can be found online at GMAC’s website. Because the computer test system will not advance to the next question until the person answers the current question, all questions must be answered. In cases where the answer is not known, it is therefore necessary to make an educated guess. It is also imperative that all test questions are completed. Therefore, proper pacing throughout the exam is necessary.
There are five separate scores on the exam. Each section is scored individually, and there’s also a “Total” score. The Total score is not based on all four sections, but only the Verbal and Quantitative numbers. The Verbal and Quantitative sections of the GMAT test have scores that range from 0 to 60. These two raw scores are then converted to an overall Total” score that ranges from 200 to 800. This is the “GMAT score” most people are familiar with. Two thirds of all test takers will have a Total score between 400 and 600. The scores in the Verbal and Quantitative sections are determined by several things: the number of questions answered, if the questions were answered correctly or incorrectly, and the level of difficulty of the questions answered, as well as the statistical nature of the questions. The Integrated Reasoning section is scored from 1 to 8. The Analytical Writing Assessment is scored by two independent essay readers. These readers score the AWA on a scale from 1 to 6, and the scores from each reader are averaged to come up with an overall sore. The overall score ranges from zero to six, in half point increments. If the scores from the independent readers vary by more than one point, an expert essay reader is used to help determine the final score. The GMAT test covers a wide range of topics. Make sure that you are prepared for a mental marathon on the day of your exam. A lot of test takers preparing for the exam end up spending thousands of dollars on test prep courses when they would probably be better off with a couple of study guides and practice tests. Make sure that you monitor your pace while taking the test. Registration To register for the GMAT, log on to www.mba.com. Click on “Register for the GMAT” and create an account by signing up to be a member. Please enter your correct name and date of birth as it appears on your passport. Your account will be activated only 48hrs after you have created it. After your account is activated, you will be able to check the dates available and the test center which is KCM. You will be shown an online calendar where the underlined dates are the available dates. To register for the GMAT, you will need an international credit card; you can do the registration online or by phone. If you do not have an international credit card, you can use the services provided by some local banks, which can help you register for the test via their international credit card. If you wish to do paper registration, make a draft payable to “Pearson VUE-GMAT” and fill the form located in the GMAT bulletin (available at USEF). Both the form and the draft need to be mailed to Pearson VUE (USA). Sending score reports Students can send their GMAT scores to up to five colleges and universities for free on the day of the test. You will have the opportunity to select the names of colleges after completing the test. Additional charges of $28 will be required to report your scores later. Other Exams These are some of the additional exams that students often enquire about.