GMAT Pattern, GMAT Syllabus and Exam Fees

Get here GMAT Pattern, GMAT Syllabus, GMAT Test Fee and detailed information about GMAT Exam.

The Graduate Management Admission Test widely known as GMAT is a computer adaptive test which assesses an applicant’s potential by testing the various parameters and helps to determine their expertise in various areas. The GMAT exam is conducted round the year in 114 countries and in more than 600 test centers all over the world. The test is designed to aid the Graduate Management Programs selection officers to assess the qualifications of the aspirants for the advanced studies in business and management. Read on to know about the GMAT Exam Dates, GMAT Pattern, GMAT Syllabus and Exam Fees.

More than 1900 institutes use GMAT score as a part of their selection procedure to give admission into more than 5200 programs.  The GMAT exam tests the different skills of the applicants by means of four different test sections as given below. The test can be taken all round the year.

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GMAT Pattern

The GMAT exam consists of 4 separately timed sections:

  • Analytical Writing Assessment
  • Integrated Reasoning Section
  • Quantitative Section
  • Verbal Section

The applicants have to complete all the four sections in three and a half hours and the break up for the same is given here:

Sections Number of Questions Duration
Analytical Writing Assessment Analysis of Argument 30 min.
Integrated Reasoning 12 Questions 30 min.
Optional Break Time 10 min.
Quantitative Section 37 Multiple Choice Question 75 min.
  -15 Data Sufficiency Related
  -22 Problem Solving
Optional Break Time 10 min.
Verbal Section 41 Multiple Choice Questions 75 min.
  -12 Critical Reasoning
  -14 Reading Comprehension
  -15 Sentence Correction
210 min.

GMAT Syllabus

GMAT Quantitative / Maths Syllabus

Here is the list of the some of the topics you can expect in the quantitative section of the GMAT exam:

  • Circles
  • Coordinate geometry
  • Decimals
  • Fractions
  • Integers
  • Linear equations
  • Lines and angles
  • Maths Formulas List
  • Number properties
  • Order of operations
  • Permutation & combination
  • Percentage
  • Pipes, cisterns, work, time
  • Polygon
  • Powers and roots
  • Probability
  • Profit and loss
  • Quadrilateral
  • Quadratic equations
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Speed, distance and time
  • Sets Theory
  • Statistics: Average, Median, Mode, Range, Standard deviation
  • Triangles
  • Volume and surface area
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GMAT Verbal / Grammar Syllabus

Following are some of the topics you can expect in the GMAT verbal section. They generally revolve around basic grammar rules.

  • Basic Sentence structure: Nouns, Pronouns, Adjectives
  • Idioms & Idiomatic Expressions
  • Modifiers
  • Parallelism
  • Pronoun Agreement
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Verb Tense

GMAT Exam Fees

Here is the fee that you have to pay for taking GMAT exam. The fees mentioned here is for online transactions and for certain transactions and request; you will be required to pay US$10 as service charge. Also in some countries, taxes are also applicable.

GMAT Materials Fee
GMAT Prep Free
GMAT Handbook Free
GMAT Appointment US$250
Reschedule US$50
Additional Score Report US$28 each
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Refund Policy

When you cancel your appointment more than 7 full days prior to the exam date and time, you will receive US$80 as a refund but will be required to incur US$10 as service charge.

If you cancel your appointment in less than 7 full days before the exam date and time, you will not get any refunds.

In case you miss your scheduled appointment due to any reasons, your whole registration fee will be forfeited.

Methods of Payment

  • Credit card (Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express®, or JCB®)
  • Debit card (Visa or MasterCard only)*

Mailed Form Only

  • Cashier’s check
  • Personal check
  • Money order

Payments done by check must be payable in U.S. dollars and should be drawn on the banks located in the United States.