GMAT Exam Detail, Insight & Pattern

GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is an exam conducted by Graduate Management Admission Council which began in the year 1953. It is a computer based exam which tests candidates' skills in standard written English in four sections: Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. GMAT is an exam for those aspirants of graduate management programs of business schools around the world. GMAT is conducted throughout the year at regular intervals. Candidates are allowed to attempt the exam only 5 times in a year, and 8 times in the whole lifetime. One must ensure the gap of 16 days before exam, while scheduling GMAT. The duration of the examination is of 3 hours 30 minutes. In India, there are over 21 states where there exists GMAT test centres. GMAT score is valid upto 5 years and is available upto 10 years. Candidates can register in both online and offline mode. Over 2 lakh candidates apply every year, thus the competition level increases. Candidates must attempt mock tests and practice previous year question papers to prepare well.

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मुख्य हाइलाइट
Eligibility: *No qualification requirement as such *If enrolling for MBA programme, a graduate degree from any recognized university is required
Application fee: 250$ : 15,000-16,000/-
No. of Sections: 1. Analytical Writing Assessment 2. Integrated Reasoning 3. Quantitative 4. Verbal
Age Limit: Minimum 18 years
Exam Level: International


  • Must be fluent in written and verbal standard English.
  • Minimum 18 years of age.
  • No qualification requirement as such.
  • If enrolling for MBA programmes, then a graduation degree from recognized university is required.
  • If the candidate is of 13-17years of age, then a written permission from parents or legal gaurdian is required.

Exam Pattern

  • To schedule GMAT, one must create an account on GMAC official website and enter academic qualifications.
  • One can register either online, over call or through postal mail. It is when you schedule an exam over call, candidates are charged 10$.
  • After complete application, one needs to pay whole fee of US $250.
  • The exam happens in 4 sections:


  1. Analytical Writing Assessment- 1 Topic- 30 minutes
  2. Integrated Reasoning- 12 Questions- 30 minutes
  3. Quantitative- 31 Questions- 62 minutes
  4. Verbal- 36 Questions- 65 minutes


  1. Analytical Writing Assessment- Analysis of an Argument
  2. Integrated Reasoning- Multi-Source Reasoning, Graphics Interpretation, Two-Part Analysis, Table Analysis
  3. Quantitative- Data Sufficiency, Problem Solving
  4. Verbal- Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, Sentence Correction

Tips and Tricks

  • Candidates must attempt questions carefully.
  • Candidates must revise the syllabus concepts thoroughly.
  • Take online mock tests to know your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Candidates must practice placement papers and mock tests to prepare well.
  • Candidates must check the book links and practice from various available GMAT books.

Youth4work Prep Tests

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Following are interesting insights from over 2 lakh question attempts on GMAT Test Placement practice paper on Youth4work. Every aspirant is rated on a Rating Scale. The ratings of the aspirants change with every question.

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