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What do I need to know about the GMAT?

The GMAT consists of quantitative (high school level math), verbal (grammar, reasoning and comprehension), and analytical writing assessment (writing and logic) sections. You have 75 minutes to answer 37 quantitative questions, 75 minutes to answer 41 verbal questions, and 30 minutes for each of two written essays. The essays are first, followed by an optional five-minute break, then the verbal and the quantitative sections, with an optional five-minute break between each. Total testing time is approximately four hours. The GMAT site has some sample questions a mini-test that you can take on-line. The GMAT is a computer-adaptive test. The computer displays one question at a time. The first question is of medium difficulty. Your performance on each question determines how the next question is selected, so you end up with questions that are gauged to be at your ability level. You must answer each question that is displayed before moving to the next question. You cannot go back to a previously answered question to change an answer. Your essays will be entered from the keyboard. You will be able to take a tutorial before the actual exam that will familiarize you with the computer mechanics of the exam. For the most up-to-date information on the GMAT, visit their website http://www.mba.com/mba/thegmat. When should I take the GMAT? You need to take the GMAT as you are applying to graduate school.

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