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Graduate Management Aptitude Test is the standardized test required for doing MBA or PhD in Business Management or any other graduate management 

programmes from a business school in US, Europe and Canada.

Graduate Management Aptitude Test is the standardized test required for doing MBA or PhD in Business Management or any other graduate management
programmes from a business school in US, Europe and Canada. It is the test that measures the verbal, mathematical, and analytical writing skills of the candidate.
Designed specially for business schools, this computer-based test helps to assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in business and management.
Nearly 900 management institutes all over the world use the GMAT 2012 score for admission to MBA program.
Many universities in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore also use GMAT 2012 scores for their admission. It is a Computer Adaptive Test (CAT)
There is no minimum educational qualification requirement for taking the test. The test scores are valid for five years, i.e., most universities accept scores up to five years old. But it is always better if scores are recent (not older than 2 years).
However, if a candidate's age is below 18 years, then he/she has to send a written form to Customer Services of his/her region signed by parents or
local guardian. This form authorizes such candidates to take the exam and states that the applicant and parent
or legal guardian agree to adhere to all the terms and conditions specified by the GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Committee).

The GMAT examination consists of three main parts.
    The Analytical Writing Assessment
    Quantitative section
    Verbal section
The analytical writing section requires one to write - two short essays in thirty minutes each. The first is the Analysis of an Issue, in which a candidate
needs to analyze the issue presented and explain his/her views on it. The second essay is Analysis of an Argument, in which a given argument has to be critically
analyzed and evaluated.
For both the essays, the emphasis is on the "Analytical" part and not on the "Writing" part. This implies that a concise essay with well-reasoned points written
in simple English will be looked upon more favorably than an essay which falls short on the analytical aspects even though it reflects excellent writing skills.
A five-minute break follows the two essays. The computer gives you the option to take this break or to move directly to the subsequent section.
Even if a candidate finishes the essays before the stipulated sixty minutes, the break will still be of five minutes. It is advisable to utilize this break
by gearing oneself up for the tougher sections that follow subsequently.
The 37 questions in this section comprise two kinds of questions: Problem Solving (PS) and Data Sufficiency (DS). The two kinds do not have a definite break-up;
usually there are around 20 PS and 17 DS questions. This section tests the level of Mathematics which is comparable with the level of Class 10 exams,
with questions on Number Systems, Percentages, Fractions & Decimals, Algebra (including Quadratic Equations), Geometry (including Basic Coordinate Geometry), Ratio & Proportion, Area & Volume of 2-D and 3-D diagrams, Probability etc. This list is not exhaustive; questions from beyond these topics may also be asked.
While the Problem Solving question requires one to solve a mathematical problem directly and choose the right answer, the Data Sufficiency is of a trickier variety.
Each problem comprises a question followed by two statements, which may or may not lead to the answer to the given question. This is what a candidate needs to
ascertain - whether the given statements can be used to answer the question or not and if so, whether the statements can be used independently or in conjunction.
Each of the five answers options presents five possibilities that arise in this case and candidate has to apply the basic principles of mathematics with strong
logic to solve them.
The verbal section in requires the basic skills of correct English coupled with reasoning and analysis. The 41 questions, to be attempted in 75 minutes, consist of three types: Sentence Correction (SC), Critical Reasoning (CR) and Reading Comprehension (RC). The three types are intermingled, with no fixed number for each type. The break-up of the questions among SC, CR and RC could be 14-14-13 or 15-13-13 or any such combination.

GMAT 2012 Contact Details
Prometric Testing (P) Ltd.
Senior Plaza 160-A, Gautam Nagar
Yusuf Sarai, Behind Indian Oil Building
New Delhi: 110 049.
Graduate Management Admission Council
ATTN: GMAT School Coordinator
1600 Tysons Boulevard
Asia Pacific Telephone: +60 38318 9961, 9 am to 6 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time In India: +91 120 439 7830, 9 am to 6 pm Indian Standard Time
Fax: +60 38319 1092
Test Period    Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT 2012) is generally held in All Round the year
This Year Date    Not Announced