GMAT Exam Pattern 2020: Check 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 2020.

GMAT Exam Pattern 2020

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 segment of the test.

Section Number of Questions Question Type Duration
Analytical Writing Assessment 1 Critical thinking and analysis of an Argument 30 mins
Integrated Reasoning 12 Multi-Source Reasoning, Graphics Interpretation, Two-Part Analysis, Table Analysis 30 mins
Quantitative Reasoning 31 Data Sufficiency,

Problem Solving

62 mins
Verbal Reasoning 36 Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, Sentence Correction 65 mins
Total= 80 3 hrs 7 mins

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

In July 2017, GMAC presented Select Section Order that permits candidates to personalize their GMAT Exam understanding by giving the opportunity to pick the order they need during the test. Presently candidates have the chance to look over three choices for the test’s area and go ahead with any of these segments in any order:

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

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