GMAT Exam Pattern 2024: Section Wise Pattern, Marking Scheme

The Graduation Management Admission Test, or as we all know it, GMAT is a computer-adaptive that assesses a candidate on three parameters- analytical writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills. By computer-adaptive, we mean that the level and difficulty of the question present before the candidate depends upon the previous answer given by them.  This exam is conducted for taking in applications of MBA aspirants who want to get admission in the top and most prestigious business colleges in the world. Unlike before, now the exam duration is shortened to be 3.5 hours, which includes the instruction period along with the short break. This article will give you complete information regarding the GMAT Exam Pattern 2024.

GMAT Exam 2024 Overview

Exam name Graduate Management Admission Test
Commonly known as GMAT
Exam level International Level Exam
Conducting Body Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)
Language English
GMAT 2024 Registration mode Online
GMAT 2024 Exam Mode Online
GMAT Current version test duration 3 hours and 7 min
GMAT 2024 focus Edition test duration 2 hours 15 min
GMAT cost(approx.) Rs. 21000/-
GMAT focus Edition exam fee Rs. 21000/-
GMAT exam fee payment options Credit Card and Debit Card
Chances for Re-attempts Overall 8 attempts (only 5 chances per year)

GMAT Exam Pattern 2024

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a PC versatile test with a complete term of 3 hours and 30 minutes. The GMAT Exam Pattern is chosen by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), which is the official test administrating body. The GMAT Exam Pattern has an amalgamation of both subjective and objective questions.

In general, the GMAT Exam has a total of 80 questions that are segregated into four segments to be specific: Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Verbal Reasoning. Further, students are given a particular time to finish each test segment.

GMAT Focus Edition Section Number of Questions Time GMAT Focus Edition Score Range
Quantitative Reasoning (QR) 21 Questions 45 Minutes 60-90 (1-point Increment)
Verbal Reasoning (VR) 23 Questions 45 Minutes 60-90 (1-point Increment)
Data Insights (DI) 20 Questions 45 Minutes 60-90 (1-point Increment)
Total 64 Questions 2 Hours + 15 Minutes 205-805 (10-point Increment)
Breaks 1 Optional Break of 10 Minutes

Note: The candidate is provided with an optional 8-minute break during the exam

GMAT Exam Question Type Score Range

Before beginning your GMAT preparation for the GMAT 2024 exam, the students must understand the GMAT paper pattern. The GMAT exam requires 3 hours and 7 minutes to complete the test. The medium of the GMAT is English and the mode is computer-based. The score range of the GMAT is between 200-800. Each of the GMAT sections has a time limit and it varies according to the sections. Apart from this, candidates can control their test-taking experience and have the option of choosing amongst the three combinations to attempt the exam.

The Analytical Writing Assessment section of the GMAT exam is a 30-minute essay that analyzes a given argument. The Integrated Reasoning section of the GMAT contains different types of questions (a total of 12) that are to be answered in 30 minutes. AWA and IR sections do not contribute to the 200-800 GMAT score. The GMAT Quant or Quantitative Reasoning section consists of 31 questions to be answered in 62 minutes. The GMAT Verbal Reasoning section consists of 36 questions to be answered in 65 minutes. Your performance in the verbal and quantitative reasoning sections forms a part of the 200-800 GMAT score. The GMAT format is given below:

GMAT Exam Section No. of Questions/Time Limit GMAT Question Type GMAT Score Range
Analytical Writing Assessment 1 Topic (30 minutes) Analysis of an Argument 0-6 (0.5-point increments)
Integrated Reasoning 12 questions (30 minutes) Multi-Source Reasoning, Graphics Interpretation, Two-Part Analysis, Table Analysis 1-8 (1-point increments)
Quantitative Reasoning 31 questions (62 minutes) Data Sufficiency, Problem Solving 6-51 (1-point increments)
Verbal Reasoning 36 questions (65 minutes) Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, Sentence Correction 6-51 (1-point increments)
Total 80 questions (3 hours 7 minutes) 200 – 800

People are also reading:

Leave a comment