The GMAT is an Aptitude Test. All Aptitude tests are modified I.Q. tests, which check suitability of a candidate for the requirements of a job or an academic course. All IQ Tests check : Language skills, Numerical skills, Memory & Application skills, Logical Reasoning skills and Hallmarks of Intelligence. Apart from these cognitive skills, GMAT also tests on the specific academic ability to do well on the academically rigorous and challenging MBA programs. So Analytical Writing Ability, and Integrated Reasoning are also tested.

S.No Gmat Test Section Number of Questions Question Types Timing
1 Analytical Writing Assessment 1 Topic
Score Range – 0 to 6
Analysis of an Argument 30 Minutes
2 Integrated Reasoning 12 Questions-
Score Range – 0 to 8
1. Multi Source Reasoning
2. Graphic Interpretation
3. Two-Part Analysis
4. Table Analysis
10 minute Break
3 Quantitative Ability 37 Questions
Score Range – 0 to 51
1. Data Sufficiency
2. Problem Solving
75 Minutes
10 minute Break
4 Verbal Ability 41 Questions
Score Range – 0 to 51
1. Sentence Correction
2. Reading Comprehension
3. Critical Reasoning
75 Minutes
Total Exam Time – 3 Hours & 50 Minutes, including two breaks, one after Integrated Reasoning section and another after the Quantitative Ability section.

Please take care : The duration of the mandatory breaks depend on the proctor and the center at which you take your exam.

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