What is the GMAT about

July 29, 2005
The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) examination is a standardized test designed to measure basic verbal, mathematical, and analytical writing skills that have been developed over a long period of time through education and work.

Analytical Writing Assessment Section
The Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) is designed as a direct measure of the test taker's ability to think critically and communicate ideas. The AWA consists of two writing tasks—Analysis of an Issue and Analysis of an Argument.
The issue and argument that are found on the test concern topics of general interest related to business or a variety of other subjects. A specific knowledge of the essay topic is not necessary. Only the test taker’s capacity to write analytically is assessed.

Verbal Section
The Verbal section of the GMATexam measures the test taker's ability to—
read and comprehend written material
reason and evaluate arguments
correct written material to conform to standard written English
Three types of multiple-choice questions are used in the Verbal section of the GMAT: Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, and Sentence Correction.

Quantitative Section
The Quantitative section of the GMAT exam measures basic mathematical skills and understanding of elementary concepts and the ability to reason quantitatively, solve quantitative problems, and interpret graphic data. Two types of multiple-choice questions are used in the Quantitative section of the GMAT exam: Problem Solving and Data Sufficiency.
Problem Solving and Data Sufficiency questions are intermingled throughout the section. Both types of questions require knowledge of the following:
elementary algebra
commonly known concepts of geometry
posted by Catalina at 7/29/2005, |