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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    Graduate Management Admission Test
  • Mode of Conduction
  • Exam Duration
    2 hours and 45
  • Official Website
Eligibilty Criteria

GMAT Eligibility Criteria
People across the nations can appear for the GMAT. Guidelines, as written by GMAC, are implemented equally to everyone despite being the country they belong to. Different GMAT test centers have specific rules regarding identity proof to be produced at the time of GMAT. Suppose a test taker from India has to produce a passport as ID proof at the time of GMAT. Now Aadhar Card is also considered a prominent ID proof.

Educational Qualification

It is advisable that the test takers appearing for GMAT should have graduated from a recognized university. There are a lot of GMAT test takers who are working professionals.

Age Limit
GMAC has not mentioned any upper limit of age for the candidate. Mostly it is preferred to have the age of 18 years. If a test taker appears for GMAT between 13 and 17 years then one needs a permission letter on behalf of parents.

Minimum Cutoff
To appear for GMAT, there are no cut-off marks to appear for GMAT. In all the top business schools in the USA or UK, a GMAT score is considered an admission requirement. 

Every year there are many test-takers who appear for the GMAT with a minimum of 3-4 years of work experience. Top business schools prefer those candidates who have experience in the industry. After initiating the application process, the admission committee always evaluates the work experience of the applicant and how it will be related to the future business world.

Exam Pattern

GMAT Exam Pattern 2021 - Explained

  • The test will have four sections, namely; writing assessment, quantitative ability, verbal, and integrated reasoning.
  • Each section will have separate time limits within which the candidate will have to attempt the questions.
  • The complete test duration, including the time for two breaks and check-in, check-out etc is 3 hours 30 minutes.
  • However, the effective time duration for the test will be 3 hours 7 minute

GMAT Syllabus 2021

The four sections of GMAT 2021 are namely analytical writing, integrated reasoning, quantitive, and verbal. Each section will have some particular number and type of questions. Each section will have some time limits and the test will be a computer adaptive one. The indicative syllabus of GMAT 2021 along with the other details is explained below.

GMAT Syllabus

GMAT Test Section

Number of Questions

Question Types


Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA)

One Topic

Analysis of Argument

30 Minutes

Integrated Reasoning (IR)

12 Questions

  • Multi-Source Reasoning
  • Graphics Interpretation
  • Two-Two Part Analysis
  • Table Analysis

30 Minutes


31 Questions

  • Data Sufficiency
  • Problem Solving

62 Minutes


36 Questions

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Sentence Correction

65 Minutes

Total Exam Time (excluding breaks or tutorials)

Three hours, seven minutes (3 hrs, 7 mins)

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