About GMAT

The GMAT consists of four main sections—Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, and Verbal. You have three and a half hours in which to take the exam, but plan for a total time of approximately four hours to include optional breaks.

The GMAT adjusts to your individual ability level, which both shortens the time it takes to complete the exam and establishes a higher level of accuracy than a fixed test. At the start of each multiple-choice section of the exam, you are presented with a question of medium difficulty. As you answer each question, the computer scores your answer and uses it—as well as your responses to any preceding questions—to determine which question to present next. Correct responses typically prompt questions of increased difficulty. Incorrect responses generally result in questions of lesser difficulty.

This process will continue until you complete the section, at which point the computer will have an accurate assessment of your ability level in that subject area. In a computer-adaptive test, only one question at a time is presented. Because the computer scores each question before selecting the next one, you may not skip, return to, or change your responses to previous questions.

The following provides a quick snapshot of the different sections, number of questions, question types, allotted time for each section, and total time.

Test Format

You have three and a half hours to complete the four sections of the GMAT exam – Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, and Verbal. At the test center, just before your exam begins, you can select the order in which you want to complete the sections.

GMAT Test Section

Number of Questions

Question Type


Analytical Writing Assessment

1 Topic

Analysis of Argument

30 Minutes

Integrated Reasoning

12 Questions

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

30 Minutes


37 Questions

Data Sufficiency
Problem Solving

75 Minutes


41 Questions

Reading Comprehension
Critical Reasoning
Sentence Correction

75 Minutes

Total Exam Time


3hrs, 30 minutes


GMAT Score Range:

Total GMAT Scores range from 200 to 800. Two-thirds of test takers score between 400 and 600. 

GMAT Scores also include a Percentile Ranking. This number indicates the percent of test takers that you performed better than. A ranking of 75% means that 25% of test takers performed as well or better than you and 75% did not do as well.  While your score will not change, the Percentile Ranking may. Rankings are recalculated every summer using exam data from the prior three years.


The Integrated Reasoning Score 


Consists of 12 questions covering four question types: Multi-Source Reasoning, Graphics Interpretation, Two-Part Analysis, and Table Analysis, to be completed in 30 minutes.

What it Measures:

Test takers ability to analyze and synthesize data in different formats from multiple sources.

Score Range:

Scores range from 1-8 in single-digit intervals.

The Verbal section Score: 


41 questions comprised of reading comprehension, critical reasoning, and sentence correction to be completed in 75 minutes.

What it Measures:

The test taker’s ability to read and comprehend written materials, reason and evaluate arguments, and correct written material to conform to standard written English.

Score Range:

Verbal scores range from 0 to 60. Scores below nine and above 44 for the Verbal section are rare.

The Quantitative Score: 


Consists of 37 questions on Data Sufficiency and Problem Solving, to be completed in 75 minutes.

What it Measures:

The test taker’s ability to reason quantitatively, solve quantitative problems, and interpret graphic data. Understand problems involving arithmetic, elementary algebra, and common geometry concepts. Evaluate the amount of information needed to solve quantitative problems.

Score Range:

Quantitative scores range from 0 to 60. Scores below 7 and above 50 for the Quantitative section are rare.

The Analytical Writing Score:


One 30-minute written essay on the analysis of an argument.

What it Measures:

The test-taker’s ability to formulate an appropriate and constructive critique of a specific conclusion based on a specific line of thinking. A specific knowledge of the essay topic is not necessary; only the capacity to write analytically is assessed.

Score Range:

Average scores range from 0 to 6 in half point intervals. AWA scores are computed separately from the scores for the multiple-choice sections of the exam and have no effect on the Integrated Reasoning, Verbal, Quantitative, or Total GMAT scores.

Other Information

Exam Fee Test Validity Full Marks Minimum Requirement
US $250 5 Years 800 500*

Fee Structure

Fee Structure & Duration

Admission & Placement Test Rs. 1000
Course Fee Rs. 15,000
Duration 8 weeks ( Monday to Friday)
Note: This course fee includes study materials and 4 mock tests.

Local Test Center

Kathmandu College of Management, Gwarko, Lalitpur, Nepal, Tel: +977-1-5201997

Useful Links


If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment to take the GMAT exam, your first step is to register for an account.