GMAT Syllabus
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GMAT Syllabus

PBPiyush Bhartiya
Updated OnJul 11, 2020

GMAT Syllabus

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a computer-based test conducted by GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council) that focuses on analytical, quantitative, writing, verbal, and reading skills in English. The test is taken for the graduate program of MBA and its score is accepted all over the world by top educational institutes providing MBA and other master programs.

The duration of the exam is 3 hours 30 minutes. The GMAT exam has Writing, Reasoning, Verbal and Quantitative sections. This article contains all the information about the GMAT syllabus. 

GMAT

Students who aspire to pursue an MBA or a Masters’s degree in Management, it is the most preferred test. This test is taken all over the world by thousands of students who wish to pursue an MBA program from a top university. The difficulty level of each question depends on the candidate’s caliber and accuracy. One can appear for GMAT for a total of 8 times which is limited to once in a gap of sixteen days and five times within 12 months.

  • GMAT is taken by thousands of candidates globally, each year
  • One can appear for GMAT for a total of 8 times
  • The entrance exam for MBA program 

GMAT Full form

GMAT’s full form is Graduate Management Assessment Test. GMAT is a computer-based test conducted by GMAC(Graduate Management Admission Council) that focuses on analytical, quantitative, writing, verbal, and reading skills in English. The test is taken for the graduate program of MBA. The cost of the GMAT exam is US$250. 

  • The full form is Graduate Management Assessment Test (GMAT)
  • The entrance exam for MBA program 
  • The GMAT score is accepted globally
  • Cost of the exam is US$250

Syllabus Of GMAT

The GMAT exam has 4 sections. Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Ability are the four different sections. The total score of GMAT is 800. There are 90 questions in the exam and one essay writing question. The total time available for the exam is 3 hours and 7 minutes excluding break.

Name of the Section

Time Limit

Number of questions

Score Range

Analytical Writing Assessment

30 minutes

01 (essay)

0-6

Integrated Reasoning

30 minutes

12 questions

1-8

Quantitative Aptitude

1 hour, 2 minutes

31 questions

6-51

Verbal Ability

1 hour, 5 minutes

36 questions

6-51

GMAT Full Syllabus

GMAT Full Syllabus PDF

Gmat Syllabus 2019

GMAT syllabus in 2019 consisted of 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Verbal Reasoning. The maximum score is 800. 

The duration of the exam was of 3 hours and 7 minutes. The quantitative and verbal section has multiple-choice questions. Students can prepare for GMAT from various sources. 

  • Consists of 4 sections
  • The maximum score is 800
  • Duration of the exam is 3 hours and 7 minutes

GMAT Syllabus 2020

The GMAT syllabus 2020 is the same as last year. There are 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Ability. There are a total of 90 questions. Analytical Writing Assessment- consists of essay writing. Integrated Reasoning- tests students’ ability to solve problems based on data interpretation skills.

Quantitative Aptitude section tests quantitative reasoning and problem-solving and Verbal checks candidates’ proficiency in English. 

  • Analytical Writing Assessment:  In the GMAT Analytical Writing Assessment, candidates will be given a topic or a question to write about. An essay has to be structured with a systematic and logical approach to the topic given. 
  • Integrated Reasoning:  This section measures the candidates’ capability of integrating data to solve complex problems on the basis of graphical interpretation, table analysis, etc.
  • Quantitative Aptitude:  This section involves quantitative reasoning like data sufficiency and problem-solving and includes Math syllabus like Geometry, Algebra, Linear Equations, etc.
  • Verbal Ability:  This section assesses the candidates’ ability to read and understand written material, evaluate arguments, and take corrective measures to express ideas adequately in standard written English.

GMAT Syllabus And Exam Pattern

GMAT syllabus consists of 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Verbal Reasoning. The maximum score is 800

The duration of the exam was of 3 hours and 7 minutes. The exam pattern remains the same but there are changes in the number of questions in each section. 

  • Consists of 4 sections
  • The maximum score is 800
  • Duration of the exam is 3 hours and 7 minutes
  • The score of GMAT is valid for 5 years

S.NO

SECTION

NO. OF QUESTIONS

TYPE OF QUESTIONS

DURATION (MINS)

01

Analytical Writing Assessment

1

Analysis of an argument

30

02

Integrated Reasoning

12

Multi-Source Reasoning, Graphics Interpretation, Two-Part Analysis & Table Analysis

30

03

Quantitative

37

Data Sufficiency & Problem Solving

75

04

Verbal Reasoning

41

Critical Reasoning, Sentence Correction & Reading Comprehension

75

GMAT Quantitative/Math

The Quantitative section covers the following topics :

  • Sets
  • Fraction
  • Ratio
  • Proportion
  • Linear Equations
  • Functions
  • Percentage
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Statistics
  • Decimals
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Polygons
  • Numbers
  • Permutation
  • Combination
  • Integers
  • Average
  • Angles
  • Circles
  • Lines
  • Triangles
  • Rectangular solids
  • Cylinders
  • Convex Polygons
  • Discrete Probability
  • Roots and squares

GMAT Verbal/Grammar

The Verbal section comprises the following topics :

  • Sentence correction
  • Parallelism
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Construction of Sentences
  • Antonyms and Synonyms
  • Unseen passages
  • Idioms

Also Read: A Guide to GMAT Pattern and Syllabus (Updated 2020)


FAQs

1. What is the GMAT syllabus?

Answer: The GMAT Syllabus comprises four sections to be attempted – Analytical Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, and Quantitative Reasoning.

2. Can I skip any GMAT section?

Answer: You cannot skip any of the sections.

3. Do I get a break between the sections?

Answer: You can take an 8 – minutes break scheduled according to the order of your sections. If not, you can skip and move on to the next section.

4. What skills does the Quantitative section analyze?

Answer: The Quantitative section measures your reasoning and evaluation abilities.

5. Does the verbal section only analyze my grammatical skills?

Answer: The Verbal test measures your comprehensive and understanding skills of the language.

6. Are all GMAT questions scored?

Answer: Not all, but around 25% of the questions are experimental in the Quantitative and verbal section.

7. Can I cancel my GMAT score?

Answer: Yes, you can cancel your GMAT score that will require a charge of $10.

8. Who can access my scores?

Answer: Only the registered candidate can have access to their GMAT scores.

9. Which section can I  request for a re-score?

Answer: The Analytical Writing Assessment can be re-scored with the request.

10. How much does the GMAT test cost?

Answer: GMAT costs $250 for a test.

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Piyush values education and has studied from the top institutes of IIT Roorkee, IIM Bangalore, KTH Sweden and Tsinghua University in China. Post completing his MBA, he has worked with the world's # 1 consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group and focused on building sales and marketing vertical for top MNCs and Indian business houses.