GMAT Exam 2019 – All you Need to Know

GMAT or Graduate Management Admission Test is a gateway to Management Courses around the world. GMAT is conducted by GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council) for admission to nearly 7000+ Management Courses in various Business Schools around the world. The Graduate Management Admission Council is an International Non-profit Organization of business schools that provides products and services to academic institutions and prospective graduate management education students. The GMAT Exam, used by more than 2,100 institutions and universities around the world. Every year hundreds of students apply for the Exam and go to study the Management Programme abroad. Let us dig deeper into different aspects of the GMAT Exam 2019


GMAT Exam 2019 – Scheme of the Examination

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a 3 hour 7 minutes long Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) intended to assess the Analytical, Quantitative, Writing, Verbal, and Reading Skills in Written English for admission to a Graduate Management program for example MBA in Universities all round the Globe.

The GMAT Exam comprises of these following four sections:

  1. Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA)
  2. Integrated Reasoning (IR)
  3. Quantitative
  4. Verbal

GMAT is a Computer Adaptive Test (CAT). Adaptive Tests are those in which the testing software adapts to the test taker’s  performance as he/she progresses through the test. This implies that the performance on each question will determine the difficulty level of the upcoming few questions in the exam.

Therefore, GMAT scores are calculated on test taker’s ability i.e. on the basis of the difficulty level of questions that he/she solves correctly and not just the number of questions that are right. Only Verbal & Quantitative sections are computer-adaptive and IR & AWA are not adaptive in nature.


No. of questions

Question Types


Analytical Writing Assignment (AWA) 1 essay Argument Analysis & Communication in the form of a critique 30 minutes
Integrated Reasoning (IR) 12 multiple choice Two-Part Analysis, Multi-Source Reasoning, Graphic interpretation, Table Analysis 30 minutes
Quantitative 31 multiple choice Data Sufficiency, Problem Solving 62 minutes
Verbal 36 multiple choice Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, Sentence Correction 65 minutes

What’s the Order of the GMAT Sections?

Since July 11, 2017 GMAT takers have the option to select the order of the sections of test from 3 options, given as below. The break is of 8 minutes duration and optional. If you feel, you don’t need a break, you can continue with your GMAT exam.

  • Order 1: AWA – IR – Break – Quant – Break – Verbal
  • Order 2: Verbal – Break – Quantitative – Break – IR – AWA
  • Order 3: Quant – Break – Verbal – Break – IR – AWA

GMAT Exam 2019

The GMAT score range varies from 200 to 800, with the highest GMAT Score being 800. GMAT is scored in increments of 10. (for example – 700, 710, 720 and so on).

GMAT Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude & Verbal Ability

GMAT Exam 2019 – Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus




Averages Algebraic Expressions & Equations Circles
Decimals Arithmetic and Geometric Progression Coordinate Geometry
Descriptive statistics Exponents Lines and Angles
Fractions Functions Quadrilaterals
Mixtures and Alligations Inequalities and Basic Statistics Rectangular Solids and Cylinders
Multiples and factors Monomials & Polynomials Triangles
Number properties Permutation & Combination
Percentages Quadratic Equations
Pipes, Cisterns, and Work & Time
Powers and Roots
Profit and Loss
Ratio and Proportion
Set Theory
Simple and Compound Interest
Speed, Time, and Distance


GMAT Exam 2019 – Verbal Ability Syllabus

Sentence Correction

Critical Reasoning

Reading Comprehension

Comparison Assumption
Idioms Boldface
Modifiers Evaluate
Parallelism Inference
Pronoun Paradox
Subject-Verb Agreement Strengthen and Weaken Argument
Verb tense

GMAT Exam 2019 – Registrations

You can register for the GMAT anytime between 6 months and 24 hours before you plan to take the Exam. However you won’t be able to find a slot at the last moment.

There are 4 ways to register for the GMAT

  1. Online
  2. Phone
  3. Postal Mail
  4. Fax

Most people register online for the GMAT. Here is how you can register for the GMAT in 7 steps:

  • Step 1: Sign up on
  • Step 2: Start the GMAT registration process
  • Step 3: Enter your personal information
  • Step 4: Enter optional information
  • Step 5: Verify Your Profile
  • Step 6: Schedule your GMAT exam
  • Step 7: Pay the GMAT registration fee

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