SCORE PATTERN FOR
GMAT
Information on How you get score in GMAT Test The test has three
distinct sections : Analytical Writing Ability (AWA),
Quantitative, and Verbal. The Quantitative section has
two types of questions, Problem Solving and Data
Sufficiency, mingled throughout the section. The
Verbal Section has three types : Sentence Correction,
Critical Reasoning, and Reading Comprehension; here
too, the questions of each type appear in no set
sequence. There are a total of 78 questions, 37 in
Quantitative and 41 in Verbal. These have to be done
in 75 minutes each.
The following
table gives out the format of the GMATCAT :

Questions 
Timing 
Computer
Tutorial 
NA 
NA 
Analytical Writing
Analysis of an Issue
Analysis of an Argument 
1 Topic
1 Topic 
30 min.
30 min. 
Optional
Rest Break 
NA 
5 min. 
Quantitative (Problem Solving & Data
Sufficiency) 
37 
75 min. 
Optional
Rest Break 
NA 
5 min. 
Verbal
(Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, &
Sentence Correction) 
41 
75 min. 

78 + 2
Essays 
4 hrs.
(approx.) 
Analytical
Writing Assessment
The analytical writing section requires you to
write  or rather type  two short essays in thirty
minutes each. The first is the Analysis of an Issue,
in which you need to analyze the issue presented and
explain your views on it. The second essay is Analysis
of an Argument, in which a given argument has to be
critically analyzed and evaluated.
For both the essays, the emphasis is on the
"Analytical" part, and not on the "Writing" part. This
implies that a concise essay with wellreasoned points
written in simple English will be looked upon more
favourably than an essay which falls short on the
analytical aspects even though it is high on writing
skills.
A fiveminute break follows the two essays. The
computer gives you the option to take this break, or
to move directly to the subsequent section. Even if
you finish the essays before the stipulated sixty
minutes, the break will still be of five minutes. It
is advisable to utilize this break by gearing yourself
up for the tougher sections that follow.
Quantitative
Section
The 37 questions in this section comprise two
kinds of questions : Problem Solving (PS) and Data
Sufficiency (DS). The two kinds do not have a definite
breakup, usually there are around 20 PS and 17 DS
questions. The section tests you on a level of Math
that is comparable to the level of Class 10 exams,
with questions on Number Systems, Percentages,
Fractions & Decimals, Algebra (including Quadratic
Equations), Geometry (including Basic Coordinate
Geometry), Ratio & Proportion, Area & Volume of 2D
and 3D figures, and Probability. This list is not
exhaustive; questions from beyond these topics may
also be asked.
While the Problem Solving questions require you to
solve a mathematical problem directly and choose the
right answer, the Data Sufficiency is of a trickier
variety. Each problem comprises a question followed by
two statements, which may or may not lead to the
answer to the given question. This is what you need to
ascertain  whether the given statements can be used
to answer the question or not, and if so, whether the
statements can be used independently or in
conjunction. Each of the five answer options present
the five possibilities that arise in this case, and
you have to apply the basic principles of mathematics
with a strong dose of logic to get these right.
Verbal Section
The verbal
section in GMAT exam requires the basic skills of correct
English coupled with reasoning and analysis. The 41
questions, to be attempted in 75 minutes, consist of
three types : Sentence Correction (SC), Critical
Reasoning (CR), and Reading Comprehension (RC). The
three types are intermingled, with no fixed number for
each type. The breakup of questions among SC, CR, and
RC could be 141413 or 151313, or any such
combination.
The scoring pattern
in GMAT CAT
The GMAT results comprise
four different scores : a total score (which is the
combined verbal and quantitative scores), a separate
Verbal score, a separate Quantitative score, and an
Analytical Writing score. The total score is
reported on a scale from 200 to 800. The
Verbal and Quantitative Scores are reported on a scale
of 0 to 60. For the AWA score, the scale is from 0 to
6. Note that your AWA performance is not
reflected in your total GMAT score (on 800).
You get to know your total, verbal, and quantitative
score immediately after taking the test. Official GMAT
score reports, which include the AWA scores, are
mailed approximately two weeks after you take the test
and take another ten days or so to reach your address.
In
addition to these scores, the score report also
contains percents (%) below. These "% below" indicate
the percentage of examinees who scored below you based
on the scores of the entire GMAT testing population
for the most recent threeyear period. These
percentages are important in considering how an
applicant for admission to a particular management
school compares with everyone in the specified period,
with all other applicants to the same school, and with
students already enrolled at the school.
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