# GMAT Test Pattern

GMAT Test Pattern

# GMAT Test Pattern

In order to know GMAT Test Pattern, read the table below which splits into Section type, Number of questions and Time allowed for each section. Before starting GMAT Preparation, you should know the structure and pattern of GMAT. Because if you know about GMAT test pattern, you will able to prepare accordingly.

Section Name Section type Section Explanation No. of Questions Time allocation

Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA)

Argument Essay

You’ll see an argument of one paragraph in length. You need to identify as many flaws in the argument as you can. Through a desktop computer keyboard , you have to type the essay that should be around 350 to 450 words in length. Explain each flaw with relevant examples, and write solution to remove flaw to make the argument strong and convincing.

01

30 minutes

Integrated Reasoning

MCQs & True/False type

This section is added in replacement of Issue Essay, that was tested in old GMAT exam. In this new section, some questions are of quantitative and other are of verbal in nature. Quantitative questions mostly have tables, graphs or pai charts to interpret data and answer question. In verbal questions types here mostly questions are similar to passages or critical reasoning questions.

12

30 minutes

Optional Break

8 minutes

Quantitative Reasoning

MCQs

After the first 8 minutes optional break, you’ll always see quantitative section that includes 37 questions and require to attempt in 75 minutes.

37

75 minutes

Optional Break

8 minutes

Verbal Reasoning

MCQs

Finally, after attempting quantitative section and an optional break, you must ready for verbal section. This section requires to attempt 41 questions in 75 minutes. After completing this verbal section, you’ll be asked whether you want to report your score. On selecting yes, you’ll see your score result out of 800 from last two sections (quantitative and verbal).

41

75 minutes

Firstly, note that GMAT a is question adaptive exam. Which means, if you answer a question correctly, you’ll see next question of higher difficulty level and hence higher weightage. Moreover, approximately 20% of the questions are experimental questions in each section of quantitative and verbal sections. This means that it may be possible you answer a question correctly and next question is much easier. Also it’s possible too that if you answer a question wrong the next question might appear much higher difficulty level. If this is the case, the next question is an experimental question that do not depends on your performance on previous question. And experimental question do not count in your final score. so it is possible that you get perfect score even with 2 to 3 mistakes in a section.

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