Published on February 4, 2014
Orientation to GMAT All you need to know about : GMAT www.mja.in
What’s in the slides ? 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) What is GMAT ? GMAT Exam Structure What is Tested : Quant ? What is Tested : Verbal? Test Procedure Getting Your Scores Cancelling your Scores Retaking GMAT www.mja.in
What is the GMAT? • Graduate Management Admission Test – Computer adaptive test – Does not measure individual’s creativity or motivation – No specific business knowledge needed • Test measures an individual’s – Verbal Skills – Mathematical Skills – Writing Skills www.mja.in
Exam format www.mja.in
1. Integrated Reasoning (IR) • Questions : 12 • Duration : 30 min • Reasoning based questions • • • • Two part analysis Table / Graph / Chart analysis Multi source analysis Graphics interpretation • Score : (1-8) in 1/2 point increments www.mja.in
2. Analytical Writing • 1 Essay • Analysis of an argument • Duration : 30 minutes • Score : (0 – 6) in 1/2 point increments www.mja.in
3. Quant Section • Questions : 37 • Duration : 75 min • 2 formats - Problem solving :19 Questions - Data Analysis : 18 Questions • Test general knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, & geometry • No calculus, trig, or complicated geometry www.mja.in
Topics tested • Axiom and Fundamentals (properties of integers, + & - numbers, even & odd) • Arithmetic Operations ( + - x / etc.) • Fractions & Decimals • Ratios • Percentages • Averages • Exponents and Radicals www.mja.in
PS: Algebra • You will be asked to write an equation that will answer a question regardless of what a “certain number x” is – PLUG IN: pick numbers for the letters in the problem – Plug in from the outside in (A,E,B,D,C) www.mja.in
Data Sufficiency • Consists of a question followed by 2 statements • You don’t need to calculate the actual answer • You need to decide WHETHER the question can be answered based on the given info in the 2 statements www.mja.in
4. Verbal Section • • • • • Questions : 41 Duration : 75 min Sentence Correction: 15 questions Reading Comprehension: 15 questions Critical Reasoning: 11 questions www.mja.in
a) Sentence Correction • • • • • • Pronouns Misplaced modifiers Tense Subject-verb agreement Apples-and-oranges Quantity words www.mja.in
b) Reading Comprehension Three most common questions types – What is the primary purpose of this passage? – What is the author’s tone? – Which choice given best describes the structure of the passage? www.mja.in
c) Critical Reasoning • Short passages with one or two questions • Three parts – Conclusion – Premises – Assumptions www.mja.in
c) Critical Reasoning.. contd Question types • • • • • • • Assumption - Look for a flaw in the argument Weaken the Argument - Look for flaws in reasoning Strengthen the Argument - Look for support answers Find the Conclusion- Break down the argument Inference - Concern the premises, not the conclusion Resolve the Paradox Questions - look for contradiction Mimic the Reasoning Questions - find argument that mimics the method of reasoning used [if A, then B] www.mja.in
Test Procedures and Regulations • Restrictions – Not allowed : calculators, books, notes… – Scratch paper and pencils provided – Two 5 minute breaks – Personal items will be locked up • Cancellation of score if you fail to comply www.mja.in
Getting Your Scores • Scores sent to up to 5 institutions /programs • GMAT yields four scores: verbal, quantitative, AWA, IR & total • Official score mailed in ≈ 2 weeks www.mja.in
Canceling Scores • May cancel, on computer, immediately following last section of test • Scores cannot be canceled once viewed • No partial cancellations • No Refunds, even if you cancel • Cancellations reported to score recipients www.mja.in
Repeating the GMAT • No more than one time in a calendar month – Even if scores are cancelled • Latest scores and two most recent scores are reported to designated recipients • Test scores valid for 5 years www.mja.in
BEST OF LUCK !! -Team MJA www.mja.in
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