The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a standardized assessment-delivered in English-that helps business schools assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in business and management. Schools use the test as one predictor of academic performance in an MBA program or in other graduate management programs.The GMAT is required to be taken by those students who want to Pursue their MBA in USA and even Canada.
What are the Measures?
The GMAT exam measures basic verbal, mathematical, and analytical writing skills that you have developed over a long period of time in your education and work. It does NOT measure:
Your knowledge of business
Your job skills
Specific content in your undergraduate or first university course work
Your abilities in any other specific subject area, or
Subjective qualities-such as motivation, creativity, and interpersonal skills
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The GMAT exam consists of three main parts, the Analytical Writing Assessment, the Quantitative section, and the Verbal section.
Analytical Writing Assessment
The GMAT exam begins with the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA). The AWA consists of two separate writing tasks-Analysis of an Issue and Analysis of an Argument. You are allowed 30 minutes to complete each one.
Following an optional ten-minute break, you begin the Quantitative Section of the GMAT exam. This section contains 37 multiple-choice questions of two question types-Data Sufficiency and Problem Solving. You will be allowed a maximum of 75 minutes to complete the entire section.
After a second optional ten-minute break, you begin the Verbal Section of the GMAT exam. This section contains 41 multiple choice questions of three question types-Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, and Sentence Correction. You are allowed a maximum of 75 minutes to complete the entire section.
A computer adaptive test (CAT) is very different than usual test. On a CAT, the computer will select which questions according to your proficiency. If you keep getting questions right, the test will get harder and harder; if you make some mistakes, the computer will adjust and start giving you easier problems.
Graduates planning to pursue a Masters (M.S) or Doctoral program (Ph.D.) in American Universities are required to take the GRE, conducted by Educational Testing Service (ETS), Princeton, New Jersey. GRE is a Computer Adaptive Test (CAT). GRE is scored on a maximum of 1600 points. Analytical writing scores are given separately on a scale ranging from 0-6.Remember, the scores are very important for students for getting the admissions or scholarships.
General Test The GRE General Test is designed to test fundamental verbal, mathematical, and logical skills that the average student is expected to assimilate in the course of his or her college education. The vast majority of graduate programs require that prospective students submit GRE scores in order to be considered for admission.
The VERBAL sections mainly test your vocabulary and reading comprehension. The ANALYTICAL WRITING, tests a person's ability to express his thoughts clearly & logically on the paper.
The following chart shows how the scored versions of the GRE are organized.
Paper -and-Pencil Test CAT
Quantitative Two Sections
One Section (Math) 30 minutes/section 45 minutes 30 questions/section 28 questions
Verbal Two Sections One Section
30 minutes/section 30 minutes 38 questions/section 30questions Analytical Writing One Section 2 Topics 75 minutes
In addition to the scored sections shown in the chart, both versions of the GRE contain one unscored experimental section containing trial questions for future use. And the CAT also includes an optional, unscored research section.
The CAT (Computer Adaptive Test) Format
The computerized version of the GRE is very different structurally from the traditional paper-and-pencil test. On the CAT, the computer will select questions for you based on how well you are doing. If you keep getting questions right, the test will get harder and harder; if you make some mistakes, the computer will adjust and start giving you easier problems. If you answer the easier problems correctly, the computer will give you harder questions again.
GRE Subject Test
The GRE Subject Tests are more specialized exams that test knowledge of specific subject areas (i.e. psychology, biology, etc.). Unlike the GRE General Test, which assesses skills that have been developed over a long period of time and are not related to a particular subject area, Subject Tests evaluate knowledge of a particular field of study. They enable admissions officers to compare students from different colleges with different standards and curriculae. The Subject Tests are offered in the paper-and-pencil version only.
There are sixteen Subject Tests:
The subject test in Engineering is recommended for those wishing to pursue higher studies in the fields of Electrical or Computer Engineering. Aspirants of higher studies in the Basic or Social Sciences (Chemistry, Physics, Molecular Biology, History, Psychology, etc.) should mandatorily take the Subject Test. The Subject Test is mainly given to boost your proficiency standards to the American level in that subject. Very few people believe in appearing for the Subject Test as they are unaware of its advantages. Every additional certificate or score report is a great plus point.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
IELTS is the International English Language Testing System. It measures ability to communicate in English across all four language skills - listening, reading, writing and speaking - for people who intend to study or work where English is the language of communication. Tests are administered at accredited Test Centers throughout the world - there are currently more than 300 Centers, in over 120 countries.
ACADEMIC AND GENERAL TRAINING CANDIDATES
Candidates must select either the Academic or General Training Reading and Writing Modules depending on the stated requirement of their sponsor or receiving institution. The Academic Reading and Writing Modules assess whether a candidate is ready to study or train in the medium of English at an Undergraduate or Postgraduate level. The emphasis of General Training is on basic survival skills in a broad social and educational context. It is suitable for candidates who are going to English speaking countries to complete their Secondary Education, to undertake work experience or training programs not at degree level, or for immigration purposes.
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