I would like to start off by thanking my teachers and counselors at Inspirus Education. It was because of the training regimen devised by them that I was able to do well on the GMAT. What I found most commendable was the flexibility I was afforded at Inspirus. I got to finish my classes and take a 5 month hiatus and then resume my training again. I doubt too many other institutes would be as accommodating. Also, the Inspirus classroom was available any time I chose to study or take a test there. There are a lot of books and other study materials available at Inspirus as well which were all quite helpful. My entire program happened at the pace I was most comfortable with. I owe a large part of my score to Inspirus Education.
Our GMAT® Program Snapshot
- Faculty with Specialization in Test Preparation
- Classroom Contact with Faculty for lectures
- 30% concept teaching, 40% strategy sharing and 30% class practice in every lecture
- Unlimited doubt solving sessions with faculty
- Result Oriented Program, not a time bound approach
- Personalized Study Plan for every student (as per test results)
- Progress Report Card for every student
- Personal Counselor to Monitor Student Performance
EXHAUSTIVE STUDY MATERIAL
- Mind Maps (Comprehensive Verbal and Math Concepts)
- Inspirus’s own Quantitative and Verbal Reasoning Booklets
- Unlimited Access to Library which has the latest GMAT® test prep materials
- 9 Internal Tests with Analysis (Quant & Verbal)
- 15+ Full Length Practice Tests
- Recorded sessions for revision
- At your convenience at any of our centers
- Go at your own pace
The GMAT can be attempted once every thirty days and only upto five times in one calendar year. Registration for the GMAT must be completed at least a month in advance and requires a valid passport and payment of an exam fee of US $250. You can register at: www.mba.com
The GMAT test is broken up into four sections. The Verbal and Quantitative Sections are jointly scored on a scale of 200 to 800 points. The Analytical Writing section is scored on a separate scale of 0 to 6, while the Integrated Reasoning section on a scale of 1 to 8 You can register at: www.mba.com
Analytical Writing: The Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) consists of one 30-minute writing task of analysis of an argument. The new GMAT replaced analysis of an issue by Integrated Reasoning section. This section requires test takers to critique an argument based on its reasoning.
Integrated Reasoning: The Integrated Reasoning section measures your ability to understand and evaluate multiple sources and types of information – graphic, numeric, and verbal, as they relate to one another; use quantitative and verbal reasoning to solve complex problems; and solve multiple problems in relation to one another. The integrated reasoning section tests students’ ability to analyze and synthesize a compilation of data, presented in different forms such as words, charts, and tables. There are 12 questions in the integrated reasoning section of the exam and duration is of 30 minutes.
Quantitative: The Quantitative section of the GMAT has 37 questions that test takers are given 75 minutes to complete. Many of the math questions are high school level – there is no calculus or trigonometry – but test takers should be sure they have confidence in their knowledge of the basic concepts, rules and equations for these mathematical subjects. It consists of two types of questions: data sufficiency and problem solving, both of which test application of various basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry.
Verbal: The verbal section of the GMAT gives you 75 minutes to answer 41 multiple-choice questions. The questions are designed to test your ability to comprehend written material, evaluate arguments, as well as identify and correct grammatical errors. Your performance on the GMAT verbal section will receive a scaled score of 0–60. It consists of questions of three types: reading comprehension, critical reasoning and sentence correction. . The sections measure the test taker’s ability to read and comprehend written material, reason and evaluate arguments, and correct written material to conform to standard written English.
To check where the GMAT® is administered in your city, visit the official search page.
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GMAT® is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council.
GMAT – the Graduate Management Aptitude Test, is required for admission to US, Canadian, British and Australian colleges for doing an MBA.
You can take GMAT five times in a year.
It is one of the various criteria that the admission council looks at. However, a good GMAT score does improve chances of admission.
GMAT® can be taken unlimited number of times with a gap of a minimum of 31 calendar days between 2 tests. (It is highly advisable not to appear for GMAT too many times as it may affect the applicant’s candidature). However, one can give the test only 5 times in a calendar year.
Your GMAT score will be valid for 5 years from the date the test was taken.
Scoring is between 200 (Minimum) and 800 (Maximum) with 10-point increment for Quantitative and Verbal section combined. About 2/3rd of the test takers score between 400 and 600. The Quantitative and the Verbal scores are scaled out of 60 and range between 0 and 60. Score below 9 and above 44 in Verbal and below 7 and above 50 in Quantitative are rare.
The AWA section is scored between 0 and 6 with 0.5 point increments. An AWA score of 4.0 + is a decent score.
You will see your score for the quantitative and verbal sections the moment you finish the exam but official scores (with scores for AWA) will take at least 21 days to reach you.
If you cancel more than 7 days prior to test date, you will get a refund of USD 80. If you cancel within 7 days of the test date, you will not get any refund. So, it is better to reschedule than to cancel.
After taking the exam you are given the choice of cancelling your score without seeing it. If you choose to do so, the score is lost forever but it gets reported on all subsequent score charts that you had cancelled an exam.
GMAT is accepted in a lot of Indian Business schools like ISB, IIMA (PGPX), IIMC (PGPEX), SP Jain, Great Lakes, etc.
Yes, you can apply to the universities based on your provisional scorecard that you receive on the day of the test. But only if the university waives the requirement and as long as you are able to send the official score once it is out before the university’s admission deadline.
Most of the Universities take the best score. However, it is best to confirm the same from a particular university before applying.
No, not all the MBA programs outside India. But to seek admission into the reputed Business Schools, especially American Business schools, one has to have a GMAT score. Moreover, it is better to have a GMAT score on your resume as it enhances one’s profile.