The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a computer adaptive test (CAT) intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. It requires knowledge of certain grammar and knowledge of certain algebra, geometry, and arithmetic. The GMAT does not measure business knowledge or skill, nor does it measure intelligence. The GMAT exam is administered by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).
GMAC routinely conducts studies and surveys to identify the skills expected of incoming management education students. Business schools tell GMAC that their programs demand more than basic quantitative and verbal skills. That is why the GMAT exam is a test of higher-order skills and not a test of basic skills. Because the GMAT exam is designed to help identify examinees capable of succeeding in one of the most rigorous graduate level fields of study, it is very rigorous test.
GMAC makes the GMAT exam rigorous primarily by including test questions that the tap higher order thinking skills of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. The Quantitative section measures the ability to reason quantitatively, solve quantitative problems, and interpret data. The Verbal section measures the ability to draw inferences from written material, to critically evaluate arguments, and to correct written material.
Most people hate GMAT, but very few understand its role and importance in MBA admissions. GMAT is critical when you are applying with a below average GPA. In that case, you need a few post-college A’s and a high GMAT to show that you have the intellectual ability and self-discipline for ademanding MBA program.
But you must be feeling that, The GMAT has nothing to do with your ability to achieve something in business and isn’t/shouldn’t be that important to business schools? If your undergraduate grades are low, particularly in your junior and senior year, but you have a highGMAT score, consider taking a few post-college quantitative courses. Many admissions committees.
want evidence of your ability to perform academically in quantitative courses. Most top ranked business schools receive an overwhelming number of applicants with very high scores. Therefore, the deciding factor becomes your previous academic performance. A low GMAT can certainly keep you out of business school. Can a high score get you in? Only to a school that wants to use your GMAT to make itself look good. These schools are usually outside thetop ten. Therefore GMAT plays the most important part, when you are applying in a B School.
GMAT is clearly an important factor in your admission to an MBA program; take it again if you havescored poorly. Here you have an advantage, that admissions committee will most likely look at your most recent score for evaluation.
GMAT is only one piece of the puzzle. Strong recommendations, well-written essays, Strong postgraduate work record (if any), and a decent GPA are the other elements that contribute to theoverall picture of your application. GMAT scores for the top U.S. schools are tremendously high. Just to let you know, There are 29whole-time MBA programs in the U.S.
SAT is the global entrance exam for the Under-graduate studies abroad. For any student who aspires to study abroad, SAT is an exam which is important and inevitable. The universities will give considerable weightage to the SAT score in the selection process.
The GMAT exam consists of four main parts, the Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, the Quantitative section, and the Verbal section. The AWA consists of an argument based essay and Integrated Reasoning section tests the students’ ability to assimilate information from various graphs and data. Quantitative Section of the GMAT contains 37 multiple-choice questions of two types—Data Sufficiency and Problem Solving. Students are allowed a maximum of 75 minutes to complete the entire section.
Given the number of topics in math and the focus on grammar and Reading long passages, the students have to prepare systematically, topic by topic and also do timed practice. Hence SAT warrants a sustained preparation and a sincere practice. At Clear Perceptions, we focus not only on the concepts but also on sectional tests and a series of 8 full length papers to fine-tune the children for the SAT. This is a must, as the papers are very long and the test series helps them get used to that level of physical and mental stress.
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