Indian students are shifting from the pre-defined Indian based education system to something which is more dynamic and is giving more outputs than the already existing system. One common thing that can be seen among Indian students is that students are more interested in getting to study abroad where the opportunities are more and competition is by far less. Everyone works to get a good return to their efforts and it makes efforts to leap ahead but due to less awareness and less exposure to reality, it has become difficult for students to learn the skills required in the real world.
So, for now, we understood foreign countries are providing way better opportunities with great career growth and on top of that great global exposure. In this article, we will come to know about one such opportunity for all the management aspirants out there which is GMAT so what it is all about let’s have a look…
Graduate Management Admission Test or simply GMAT is the entrance exam for admission in colleges around the world offering 7100 courses in around the world. The entrance exam only caters to the management and business courses. The makers of the exams say that we need to rest assured about the content of the exam because 60 years’ worth of expertise plus the immense amount of revision done in the format of the exam involves the experience of Management Faculties of leading institutes of the world. The exam tests the problem solving, data sufficiency, analytical and not to forget reasoning skills because these are the skills which are important in real-world problems related to management and business domains.
The GMAT exam is a computer adaptive test, that is the exam will adapt to the answering of the questions being asked like for example if you have answered a question correctly then the next question to be followed will be comparatively tougher and each correct answer will increase the difficult sounds amazing though.
- Must necessarily have the Indian passport.
- Candidate should be of or above 18 years of age. Younger candidate has to present parental consent.
- Must hold a graduation degree from any stream from a recognized institute and it varies according to the various institutions.
The GMAT test is a 3 hours and 30 minutes test which comprises of 4 sections namely
- Analytical Writing Assessment: Analysis of an Argument Type of Question.
- Integrated Reasoning: Table Reasoning, Two-Part Analysis, Multi-Source Reasoning, Graphics Interpretation
- Quantitative Reasoning: Mathematics Based problem solving and Data Sufficiency
- Verbal Reasoning: Reading Comprehension, Sentence Correction, and Critical Reasoning.
The topics asked in various sections of the GMAT are self-explanatory and concise. The subjects in the exam will test you from right from scratch so let’s see what needs to be studied so that you could easily succeed in the exam.
- Analysis Writing Assessment:
You should practice the Persuasive writing, you should be able to bring out your critical thinking ability. You should not display your own views here and formal understanding of the argument is not necessary, understanding the concepts of faulty reasoning, claims, evidence can be a great help to you.
- Integrated Reasoning:
Integrated Reasoning requires a bit of academic knowledge which you already have done while you prepare for quants and verbal part. On top of it learn the concepts of tables, charts, graphs, and spreadsheets.
- Quantitative Reasoning:
Being Quick and Accurate is key here so be thorough with the key rules and formulas, properties and shortcuts so that it becomes easier for you to go through this section. The general topics which give out most of the questions are:
- Number Properties
- Fractions and Decimals
- Ratio and Proportions
- Powers and Exponents
- Solving equations having equality or inequality having variables and constants
- Verbal Reasoning:
Back to basics applies perfectly here, read and memorize grammar rules and read one article a day will keep the fear of GMAT away.
All about how relevant is to give the GMAT exam, syllabus and pattern has been discussed. But when to use these bits of information so that it helps in grabbing the right seat in our dream B-School isn’t talked about often.
Most schools conduct admissions in 2 rounds:
- Fall (September-October)
- Spring (December-February)
Before admission rounds begin, you need to make sure of 2 things. Getting a good score or retaking the GMAT for a good score. And preparing an application that best shows off your strengths.
Good preparation takes 45-60 days; only when you’re prepared should you appear for the exam. Making the right application would again take around 45 days, you can also do it parallel with the preparation. Choose your GMAT date after you have prepared the right timeline for yourself.
After reading this, you should be able to get ready to kick start to your GMAT prep. Do well, we’re rooting for you!