Ch 1: GMAT: About the Test

About This Chapter

These convenient online resources provide basic information about the GMAT test. You can access this chapter at any time to learn about the GMAT's purpose, content, scoring, rules and more.

GMAT: About the Test - Chapter Summary & Learning Objectives

Take a look at this chapter to get a basic overview of the GMAT exam. These resources explain the general purpose and format of the test, as well as information regarding test registration, preparation and scoring. These simple articles cover the following topics:

  • The purpose of the GMAT test
  • The differences between the GRE and the GMAT
  • Test registration, preparation and scoring information
  • The GMAT's rules about calculator use
  • Test preparation for the GMAT

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7 Lessons in Chapter 1: GMAT: About the Test
What is the GMAT test?

1. What is the GMAT test?

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a graduate business school admissions test that is preferred over the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) by many graduate business management programs. Read on to learn what the test covers, why you might choose to take the exam, and how to prepare for the exam.

The Difference Between the GMAT & GRE

2. The Difference Between the GMAT & GRE

While the GMAT and the GRE are both admissions exams for students interested in pursuing a graduate level education, there are a few key differences between the two. Read on to learn about the tests and decide which is right for your education and career goals.

GMAT Registration Information

3. GMAT Registration Information

The registration process for the GMAT is fairly simple, requiring you to select a testing time and location and submit payment. Requests for testing accommodations can be made during this process if you have a disability. Read on to learn more about your registration options.

How to Prepare for the GMAT

4. How to Prepare for the GMAT

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a 3.5-hour standardized exam that business schools use to determine an applicant's ability to succeed in MBA or other graduate-level business and management programs. Learn how to prepare for this important step toward a career in business.

How is the GMAT Scored?

5. How is the GMAT Scored?

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a four-part exam that measures test takers' readiness for graduate-level business programs. Learn how each section of the test is scored, what the official scoring report entails, and how to interpret GMAT scores.

Can You Use a Calculator on the GMAT?

6. Can You Use a Calculator on the GMAT?

GMAT testing centers strictly regulate what test-takers may bring into the testing room during the exam. Learn about those regulations, what resources the testing center provides, and how to prepare for the GMAT accordingly.

How to Be Ready for Test Day

7. How to Be Ready for Test Day

Don't let poor preparation on test day undo all the work you did to get ready for the test. In this lesson, you'll learn some strategies for the big day from a master of time management.

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