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How to prepare for GMAT exam for international students

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How to prepare for GMAT exam for international students

The General International Admission Test (GMAT) is intended for those students who plan to study at foreign business schools. The most elite and prestigious business schools all over the world use GMAT to select applicants for MBA and MBA Executive programs, so if you are applying for a place in these courses, preparation should be thorough, effective, under the guidance of a professional tutor. It is important not only to know the English language well, but also be able to correctly allocate your time, be able to find the very essence of the proposed tasks and analyze the information.

The exam is conducted using a computer: depending on the answers given by the student, the composition of the following questions is formed. The more successful you answer the questions, the more difficult the subsequent ones, but the more points you can earn for them.

The maximum in the GMAT exam can be 800 points: for most prestigious and rating business schools abroad, the passing score is From 700 points. For example, one of the best schools in the United States, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, gives successful statistics of its students: on average, they earned 714 points in the GMAT exam.

GMAT structure

1. Analytical Writing Assesment

Analytical letter in the format of an essay. Students are offered an argument that must be analyzed from the point of view of its logicality, express their opinion and support it with facts.

  • Total time: 30 minutes
  • Number of scores: 0-6
  • Evaluation of the quantitative part: 0-60 points.

2. Integrated Reasoning

Integrated reasoning tests the ability to analyze large amounts of information: it can be texts, tables, diagrams, graphics, etc.

  • Total time: 30 minutes
  • Number of tasks: 12.

3 . Quantative

The mathematical block includes 37 tasks, calculated for 75 minutes.

4. Verbal

The general level of proficiency in English, the breadth of lexical stock, the ability to understand texts, the ability to logically state the facts and own opinions, as well as the grammar and vocabulary of the English language are checked.

  • Total time: 75 minutes
  • Number of Tasks: 41
  • The evaluation of the quantitative part: 0-60 points.

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