Business schools trust a GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) score to make academic decisions. The GMAT exam measures and compares the skill sets that you already possess with the skill sets the school need. A good GMAT score is a valid and reliable predictor of your academic performance in today's graduate management program.
The GMAT exam consists of four main sections: Analytic writing assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal aptitude. The Quantitative and verbal sections of the GMAT exam follows a computer adaptive format.
In a computer adaptive test(CAT) only one question is presented or a time. This is because the computer will have to score each question before selecting the next one. It also means that you may not skip, return to a previous question. Also cannot change your responses to previous questions. The score to a particular question is determined by their level of difficulty and other statistical properties, also whether you answered the question correctly or incorrectly.
The GMAT exam is the most effective predictor of success in graduate management programs worldwide. It tests the same skills with the same level of accuracy. It assesses analytical writing and problem solving abilities, along with data sufficiency, logic and critical reasoning skills that are necessary to succeed in the real world business and management scenario.
Patience preparation and practice are the keys to success, when attempting for an aptitude assessment test. A robust plan and a positive attitude is necessary to earn a good score. Anybody can develop good test taking skills and habits over time.
When it comes to studying for the GMAT exam there are no majic tricks, secrets or formulas. It is all about having a study plan and judicious preparation. You need to study smart to earn your best GMAT score. The benefits and future value of a Graduate business degree surpasses all the pains of earning a GMAT score. A Graduate degree presents valuable opportunities for career advancement, Professional development and personal satisfaction.