GMAT stands for Graduate Management Admission Test. It is a Computer Adaptive Test(CAT) in Mathematics and the English language for measuring aptitude to succeed academically in graduate business studies.

As the no. of institutes and programmes accepting GMAT(Graduate Management Admission Test) score continue to rise, the number of persons taking GMAT is also rising proportionately. This test is administered by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).

A student’s GMAT score is one of the criteria used by B-schools to select candidates for admission. Some of the other factors are work experience, recommendation letters, and any other institute specific criteria.

Computer Adaptive Test (CAT)

  • If the examinee answers correctly, the next questions are harder. If the examinee answers incorrectly, the next questions are easier.
  • The questions are pulled from a large pool of questions and delivered depending on the student’s running score.
  • These questions are regularly updated to prevent them from being compromised by students recording questions.
  • Finally the score is not calculated only on the difficult situation created by computers but also on the fact that computer catches silly mistakes by examinee’s and marks it in a peculiar way.
  • Questions left blank hurt the examinee as opposing to questions wrongly answered.
  • Each test section also includes several experimental questions, which do not count toward the examinee’s score, but are included to judge the appropriateness of the item for future administrations.