The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a globally recognised & computer-based standardised test used by over 6,000 business school programmes (MBA, EMBA, MiM, MFin, PhD, etc.) across the globe as a part of their selection criteria. Business schools know it’s a proven predictor of your ability to succeed in their program.
9 out of 10 new MBA enrolments globally are made using a GMAT score
The GMAT tests a number of skills b-schools care about: clarity in writing, logical reasoning, reading comprehension, math concepts and importantly, your ability to effectively use the limited resources at your disposal to solve a problem.
Time is the essence and the GMAT almost never requires you to do laborious equations out by hand. It’s about getting the right answer efficiently.
The GMAT consists of 4 sections that assesses the test-takers’ analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in standard written English. Contrary to popular belief, the GMAT does not measure business knowledge or intelligence. Therefore, students generally need to prepare thoroughly in order to put together a competitive score.
For any aspiring business school candidates, having a competitive GMAT score is imperative to a successful application. Recently, some schools also start to accept the Executive Assessment (EA) alongside the GMAT. For more information on the Executive Assessment, please read our Executive Assessment guide instead.