EXAM PATTERN, SYLLABUS OF GMAT 2017
- The paper consists of four sections which are writing, reasoning, verbal and quantitative.
- The total time for the paper is three and half hours.
- The first two sections are of 30 minutes each while the latter two are of 75 minutes each.
- One need to attempt every question of respective section within the time limit.
- It generally is an essay writing with a motive to measure critical thinking and expressing views.
- The scoring is on the scale of 0-6 with difference of half point.
- There are two scores and an average of this two is taken.
- One of the score is given by the reader while other is provided by a self-generating machine.
- If the difference between them is more than a point, the essay is reviewed by an expert.
- This section has 12 question which needs to be completed in 30 minutes.
- The section checks ability to evaluate the data to solve a complicated problem.
- It has four sub-sections, viz. tabular, graphical, multi-score analysis and two-part analysis.
- Table analysis has loads of information in a table and the question is to be answered regarding the table.
- Graphical interpretation deals with interpreting the given graph and completing the given questions.
- Multi-score analysis has various tabs and each tab is to be analysed and questions are to be answered based on analysis.
- Each question is independent and may have two or more related questions.
- The marking is on the scale of 1-8 with gap of 1 marks.
- This section has 37 questions to be attempted within 75 minutes.
- The quantitative section deals with analysing data and drawing conclusion testing mathematical skills.
- It has two sub-sections, viz. Data sufficiency and problem solving.
- Data sufficiency consists of 15 questions where one need to check what data is sufficient to find the answer rather than calculating the answer.
- Problem solving consists of 22 question which has sets of numerical which are to be solved using mathematical concepts.
- This section has 75 questions to be attempted within 75 minutes
- This section measures ability to read and understand written material, evaluate arguments and correct written data in standard English.
- It has three sub-sections, viz. reading comprehension, critical reasoning and sentence correction.
- In comprehension, a passage is given which is to be read and related questions are to be answered.
- In critical reasoning, there are 14 questions which are to be read, analysed and decide the best possible answer for the question.
- The last section needs knowledge about rules of English grammar. The sentences are to be checked for correct English, rules followed and original meaning is not tampered.