AICE imparts training for the most prestigious qualifying entrance examination required to seek admission in undergraduate and post graduate courses at international level, such as SAT (SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE TEST), IELTS – (International English Language Testing System), TOEFL 9Test of English as Foreign Language), GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) and GRE (Graduate Record Examinations)..
The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is the test required for admissions to nearly all MBA programs, as well as a growing number of other business-related graduate education programs. The GMAT is an important part of your application for two reasons.
First, it is probably the only element of your application that admissions committees can use to objectively compare candidates. Things like work experience, extracurricular involvement, and even GPA are often seen as subjective elements of an applicant’s candidacy.
Second, the GMAT is one of the few controllable aspects of your application. You can get a great GMAT score with diligent preparation and practice.
On test day, expect to spend about four hours taking the GMAT. You will see the following four sections tested:
Analytical Writing Assessment
The first section of the GMAT is the (AWA) which consists of one essay, timed at 30 minutes. You’ll be required to write a type of essay that’s known as an . This section is graded on a scale of 0.0 to 6.0, but this score does not count towards your final GMAT score and is reported separately.
The second section on the GMAT is (IR). This section has replaced the second essay of the AWA since June 2012, since the test makers’ own research showed that the types of questions on IR are more relevant for business school. You’ll see requiring you to process multiple data sources, much as you would in real life business interaction. This section is scored on a scale of 1 to 8, in 1-point increments.
The next section of the GMAT tests your math skills, where you will have 75 minutes to answer 37 multiple choice questions. You’ll see two types of math problems on the GMAT:
The final section of the GMAT tests your verbal skills. You will have 75 minutes to answer 41 questions. There three types of questions tested on the GMAT verbal section:
The GMAT consists of four separate sections, each with its own score. The sections are always given in the same order.
On your , you will see the following information:
Your AWA score will be scored separately, from 0.0 to 6.0. A score of 4.0 or above is generally considered strong. Your IR is also scored separately from 1 to 8. Since this section is fairly new, percentile rankings for IR are updated more frequently until 2013.
The quantitative and the verbal sections are individually scored on a raw-score scale of 0 to 60, with each raw score assigned a percentile. For example, if you scored a 43 raw score in your math section, that will earn you a 61st percentile, meaning that 61% of all GMAT test takers scored less than you. Note that the raw-score-to-percentile assignments vary dramatically between the math and verbal sections. For example, in verbal a 43 is 96th percentile.
The two raw scores combined create your overall score on a scale of 200 to 800. Your final overall score will also have a percentile ranking. This final score is extremely important, because it’s the number that admissions committees use to compare candidates!