The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a computer adaptive test (CAT) intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT is conducted by Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC). One wishes to study MBA or Masters in Management (MiM) degree from a leading Business School in USA, Europe, Canada, Australia, Singapore or other international destinations, taking the GMAT exam is a good first step. the GMAT is still the number one choice for MBA aspirants despite the increasing acceptability of GRE scores.
For MBA applicants in India, GMAT exam scores are also valid for One Year MBA equivalent programs at top Indian B-schools like ISB, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Calcutta, IIM Bangalore, XLRI and others.
GMAT exam duration is 3 hours 7 minutes excluding two 8 minutes break which are optional. GMAT exam has four sections: Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Verbal Reasoning. GMAT Score and Percentile Rankings are calculated for all the four sections. The Score is released approximately after three weeks of test.