The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a competitive entrance test commonly taken by business school aspirants for entering into leading business schools. The GMAT test duration is usually between 3.5 to 4 hours long. Colleges consider a combination of your GMAT score, work experience, essays and high school GPA when considering you for admission.
The verbal section of the GMAT is especially tough; sentence correction can pose a challenge for even the smartest of students. One possible reason for this is that by the time students decide to take the GMAT, they have usually not studied structured grammar for a long time. However, there is no need to worry, because that’s what I am here for!
What are the main topics covered in the GMAT?
There are three key components to the GMAT - the Analytical Writing Assessment, Quantitative section, and Verbal section. Here is some more information on each:
Analytical Writing Assessment
This component consists of two essays for which you get 30 minutes to write each (the section is 60 minutes long in total). In the first, you need to demonstrate a critical analysis of an issue. In the second, you need to present an argument on a topic.
This section tests basic mathematical, problem solving and logical skills. The section consists of 37 questions, and you are allowed up to 75 minutes to complete them.
The verbal section of the GMAT consists of 41 questions of 3 types: Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, and Sentence Correction. Again, you will have 75 minutes to complete this section.
How is the GMAT scored?
The GMAT is scored between 200 and 800. You will be assigned an overall score and a percentile, but you also receive individual scores for the verbal and quantitative sections. The percentile measures where your performance stands vis-à-vis testing population over the past three years. The percentage you are assigned means that you scored better than this percentage of test-takers.
How is the GMAT essay scored?
GMAT essays are scored between 1.0 and 6.0 in half point increments. This score does not factor into your GMAT total score, but is rather treated as a separate score.
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This is a crash course of three weeks aimed towards students who either wish to improve their score or re-examine the strategies required to ace the verbal section. The crash course generally follows the same structure of the 30-hour course, but condensed into a shorter time frame. It can be taught online or in person.
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Whether you are still in university or are working, the Verbal section of the GMAT requires hard work for it tests your very ability to infer, analyse, correlate and deliver correctly. My techniques will help you to reach into the recesses of your mind to remember long forgotten grammar rules, and of course learn new strategies.