GMAT, standing for the Graduate Management Admission Test, is a standardized test for preparing for management aspirants to get enrolled in foreign business schools. The test is designed to measure their verbal, mathematical, analytical writing skills, thus, making it easier to select the correct candidate for reputed foreign business & management schools. An essential requirement for nearly 900 management institutes world over, especially the USA, the GMAT scores mean a lot for any contender since, it opens the doors for foreign universities.
Formulation of the test is in such a manner that it manages to churn out the best talent among the crowd by the sheer grueling testing criteria. Focusing primarily on fundamental skills as reasoning and comprehension, it omits any subject-specific theoretical study.
GMAT is unconventional in nature because of the arduous testing procedure. The test is sans any question paper or answer sheet & it varies for a respective candidate. It rather follows advanced software technology, i.e. the computer for answering the questions. In this four hour paper, one has to score a minimum of 500-600 out of a total of 800 marks to see the green light. GMAT test is just the first out of the several parameters to be met by the applicant for getting an entry into world-famous B-schools. There are no age or qualification based constraints to take the GMAT – basically anyone can take this test. The GMAT test scores are valid for five years, however while applying to B-Schools it is always better if your scores have been obtained within the last 2 years.