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I am preparing for the GMAT test so can you Please give me the detailed information of the GMAT admission test like test structure , syllabus and preparation tips etc ..as soon as possible?

The GMAT stands for Graduate Management Admission Test.
The GMAT is the most popular and widely used MBA admissions test conducted by Graduate Management Admission Council.

Most of business schools use the GMAT test as a criterion for admission into a wide range of graduate management programs, including MBA, Master of Accountancy, and Master of Finance programs.

Test Structure of GMAT:
Analytical Writing Assessment Section
Integrated Reasoning Section
Quantitative Section
Verbal Section

For the detailed GMAT test structure, here is the of the page looks like the image given below:

GMAT Preparation tips:
Here are some tips for getting good score for GMAT test preparation.
As a test taker, you should understand:
The computer-adaptive structure of the GMAT
The types of exam questions asked and their common fallacies
How to manage your time wisely:
Spend adequate time on the first 5 questions
Prepare yourself to finish the test – at all costs!
Read the Questions Carefully
Avoid Random Guessing
Eliminate the Deliberately Deceptive Wrong Choices
Practice, Practice, Practice
Don't Wait Too Long to Take the GMAT

For the detailed description of above topics, here is attachment:

GMAT Syllabus:
The GMAT syllabus is as given below:

Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA)

This is the first section of the GMAT and test takers need to finish this section in 30 minutes. You need to write essays just as you would in your school days. Through AWA, B-schools assess your writing skills.

In the AWA section, GMAT looks for:
Your writing skills and abilities
Clarity and logic in your argument
Overall relevance of your essay with respect to the given topic

AWA is not counted towards the overall 200-800 score. Instead, the score range for AWA ranges from 0-6, with increments of 0.5.

Integrated Reasoning

Test takers will be given 30 minutes to finish with the IR section on the GMAT. This section was recently added to the GMAT (in June 2012). It is a combination of both verbal and quant and similar to Data Interpretation (DI) section on the CAT.

The IR section consists of 12 questions of 4 types:
Multi source reasoning
Graphics interpretation
Table analysis
Two-part analysis

In the IR section, GMAT looks for:
Developing relevant information presented in text, numbers and graphics
Assessing appropriate information from different sources
Combining and arranging information to observe relationships among them and solving complex problems to arrive at correct interpretation.

Just like AWA, even IR is not counted towards the overall 200-800 score and is evaluated on the range of 1-8.

*Infact, neither AWA nor IR will make a big impact in your overall application and our advice is not to worry on both these sections.


In this section, the test takers will be provided with 37 quant questions which need to be solved in 75 minutes.

Question types will be based on:
Problem solving (PS) – questions given, answers to be calculated
Data Sufficiency (DS) – interpret whether the given data is
enough to solve the given question

The Quantitative section of the GMAT evaluates the fundamental mathematical skills of the test takers such as those learnt in school and the caliber to reason quantitatively.

The various topics under Quant are as follow:

Number Systems & Number Theory
Multiples and factors
Powers and roots
Profit & Loss; Simple & Compound Interest
Speed, Time & Distance
Pipes, Cisterns & Work Time
Ratio and Proportion
Mixtures & Alligation
Descriptive statistics
Permutation & Combination
Monomials, polynomials
Algebraic expressions and equations
Arithmetic & Geometric Progression
Quadratic Equations
Inequalities and Basic statistics
Lines and angles
Rectangular solids and Cylinders
Coordinate geometry


This is the third section on the GMAT. The test takers will be provided with 41 verbal questions which need to be solved in 75 minutes.

In the Verbal section of the GMAT, the test takers are assessed for:
Reading and understanding the written material,
Reasoning out and appraising the arguments,
Rectifying the written material in accordance with the standard written English

Question types will be based on:

Reading Comprehension (RC) – You will be given a passage and you need to answer questions related to it.
Critical Reasoning (CR) – A short passage would be given. You need find the premise, conclusion, assumption etc.
Sentence Correction (SC) – A part of the sentence would be underlined and five options would be provided. You need to spot the error and mark the right option.

GMAT Scores & Score Reports:
The GMAT exam contains 5 scores:
Analytical Writing Assessment,
Integrated Reasoning,

For the GMAT score here is the page looks like the image given below:

GMAT Papers:
Here I am attaching a file from where you can download the GMAT question papers:

GMAT Books:

Here is the list of the GMAT preparation books:

The Official Guide for GMAT Review, 12th Edition (Official Guide for the GMAT Review) by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)

The Official Guide for GMAT Review, 13th Edition (Official Guide for the GMAT Review) by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)

Kaplan GMAT 800: Advanced Prep for Advanced Students (Kaplan Gmat Advanced) by Kaplan

Important dates:
The dates are different for all the GMAT accepts scoring Universities & schools.

Universities that accept GMAT Score:
Aalto University, Executive Education
Aalto University, School of Business
Aarhus University, Aarhus School of Business
Abilene Christian University, Graduate School
Academy for Educational Development
Acharya Group of Institutes, Acharya School of Management
Adams State College, School of Business
Adani Institute of Infrastructure Management
Adelphi University, School of Business
Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, School of Graduate Studies
Aegis School of Business and Telecommunication
AESE Escola de Direccao e Negocios, AESE
Air Force Institute of Technology
Al Akhawayn University
Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University
Alabama State University, School of Graduate Studies
Alaska Pacific University, Graduate School
ALBA Graduate Business School
Albany State University
Alcorn State University

For more lists here is attachment:

GMAT Handbook:
For the clear detailed description of the GMAT, here is the attachment of the GMAT Handbook.

Contact details:
American regions:
Telephone (toll-free): +1 (800) 717-GMAT (4628), 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT
Telephone: +1 (952) 681-3680, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CT
Fax: +1 (952) 681-3681
Email: GMATCandidateServicesAmericas@pearson.com
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