What is GMAT?

The GMAT, or Graduate Management Admission Test, is a standardized test used as part of the admissions process for many graduate business programs, particularly for MBA (Master of Business Administration) programs. The test is designed to assess various skills that are important for success in business and management education, such as analytical writing, integrated reasoning, quantitative reasoning (mathematical skills), and verbal reasoning (language and critical thinking skills).

The GMAT is administered by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) and is taken by individuals who are seeking admission to business schools around the world. The test aims to provide business schools with a common measure for comparing the qualifications of applicants, regardless of their educational and professional backgrounds.

The GMAT is typically computer-based and is taken at authorized test centers. Scores on the GMAT range from 200 to 800, with separate scores provided for the different sections of the test. The test is an important component of the business school application process, along with other factors like academic transcripts, letters of recommendation, work experience, and personal statements. However, the weight given to the GMAT score in the admissions process can vary among different schools.