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GMAT 2015 Exam Syllabus in Details

Last Updated - April 06, 2015

The GMAT exam measures verbal, mathematical, analytical writing skills and reasoning. The test is designed to help graduate management programs assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in business and management.

The Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) is conducted for admission to an MBA programme. More than 5,200 programmes offered by more than 1,900 institutions all over the world use the GMAT as part of the selection criteria for their programmes.

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GMAT 2015 Exam Syllabus-

The GMAT Syllabus is divided into the following sections.

Analytical Writing Section:

This section will have topics on which the candidate will have to write, or a passage may be given on which questions will be asked. On the basis of the passage, the candidate will have to answer. The syllabus for this section is vast and varied as the topic of the passage could be any topic of interest. The main idea is to focus on the structure of the answer and not the arguments presented. Remember, it is not a test of your opinion but your writing style, so it is safer to stick to neutral opinion.

Quantitative Section:

This section consists of two sections, Data Sufficiency and Problem Solving. In the Data Sufficiency section there will be 15 questions and in Problem Solving section there will be 22 questions. The questions will be objective type and will have multiple choice answers. In this section the questions can be expected from the following math syllabus:

  • Geometry
  • Ratio Proportions
  • Arithmetic
  • Properties of Integers
  • Exponents and roots
  • Elementary Algebra
  • Permutation and combinations
  • Linear equations, etc

Verbal Skills:

This section will have 41 multiple choice questions. This section is divided into Critical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension and Sentence Correction. This section tests the candidates' ability to comprehend the written material, read and understand the logical relationship between the points mentioned in the passage and concepts. Following areas will be covered in this section:

  • Critical reasoning
  • Countable Vs. Uncountable
  • Rhetorical construction of the sentences
  • Sentence correction related to finding error or omission
  • Reading unseen passages
  • Subject verb agreement
  • Misplace modifiers
  • Parallelism

Integrated Reasoning Section:

This section is the newest addition in the GMAT syllabus. This section tests the candidates' ability of evaluating the data presented in graph or table format. This section has 12 questions of the following type:

  • Table analysis
  • Multi source reasoning
  • Graphic interpretation
  • Two part analysis



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