Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) details
The Graduate Management Admissions Test, better known by the acronym GMAT (pronounced G-mat), is a standardized test for determining aptitude to succeed academically in graduate business studies. The test is used as one of the selection criteria by most respected business schools globally, most commonly for admission into an MBA program.
The Graduate Management Admissions Test is one of many factors schools use when reviewing applications for admission; it is typically balanced with work experience, grades in previous schools, recommendation letters and other admissions criteria.
The fee to take the test is currently US$250, worldwide.
Scores are valid for five years from the date the test taker sits for the exam.
Analytical Writing Assessment
Quantitative and Verbal Sections
Changes to the Graduate Management Admissions Test
Most schools do not publish the median, average, or minimum acceptable score for the Analytical Writing Assessment section of the test.
Most schools do not publish a minimum score. Schools do generally publish the average and median score of their latest intake. While these should be used as a guide, applicants must remember that half of all successful applicants will have scored below the median mark.
At nearly all of the top business schools that are commonly listed in popular magazines and ranking services, the scores will average in the upper 600s. According to Fortune magazine, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, commonly regarded as one of the top business schools in the US, reports an average score of 714; INSEAD, a business school with a highly international student body, reports an average score of 706. Other, less prestigious schools, will have average scores that may be in the 500s or even less. It may be possible to overcome a low test score with impressive real world accomplishments, good undergraduate performance, contributing to the diversity of the student body, outstanding references, or a good essay.
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