In today's day and age, everyone has an aspiration and there is a realistic way of fulfilling each aspiration. An aspiration that most people in India tend to have is the aspiration to move abroad, to the so-called greener pastures. While there are several ways to fulfill these aspirations, one of the more common ways is to take part in one of the several entrance exams which grant admissions in international universities. One of the more prominent exams is the GMAT.
GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is a computer adaptive test which caters to candidates who are looking to get admitted in Management Programs, such as MBA, at over 2300 colleges in 7000 programs.
The GMAT Exam can be taken 5 times each year and up to 8 times in total. The GMAT score attained by a candidate is applicable for 5 years which gives the candidate time to serve out their notice period and even gain the required work experience in some cases. It is conducted only in English and a significant portion of the paper is devoted to testing the student on the same.
Before we look at the GMAT Syllabus 2019, it is advisable to check out the GMAT Exam Pattern to get some context at the time of examining the GMAT Syllabus 2019.
The GMAT Exam 2019 is a 3 hours and 7 minutes long online test. It consists of 4 broad sections namely:
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The maximum marks which can be attained are 800 and although there are 4 sections, the marks are calculated based on only 2 sections, the Quantitative Section and the Verbal Section. The marks of the other sections are considered separately.
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The GMAT 2019 Exam consists of 4 sections as mentioned above and before the candidate can start his/her preparation, they need to closely examine the GMAT Syllabus 2019. The GMAT Syllabus 2019 is given in broad terms on the official GMAT website. In this article, we will talk about the overall GMAT Syllabus 2019 according to the different sections.
The objective of the Analytical Writing section is to test the candidate on their critical thinking as well as their written communication skills.
In order to carry out this testing, this GMAT Exam section basically consists of an argument in written format. This argument has to be analyzed by the candidate and all the underlying assumptions are to be taken into account before the conclusion of whether the argument is logically sound or not has to be made. Another thing that has to be kept in mind is that no assumptions are to be made by the candidate. The candidate has to look at the statement and argument in isolation and dispassionately dissect it without prior biases.
The source of the GMAT Analytical Writing section can be practically anything and the topics range from general to business news. Therefore the only GMAT Preparation that can be conducted for this section is to get into the right mindset to analyze the argument through extensive practice.
This effectively means that the GMAT Syllabus for this section is for all practical purposes infinite. It also means that alertness during the GMAT exam becomes essential to succeed in this section.
The Integrated Reasoning Questions in the GMAT Syllabus 2019 consists of the data present in the form of graphs, passages, table or a combination of the three. Based on the data provided, four types of questions are asked:
This is one of the more unique parts of the GMAT Syllabus 2019 and covers a vast range of topics. It is somewhat similar to DILR in CAT but also includes the Critical Reasoning type of questions. One additional difficulty in these types of questions is that there may have more than one answer. Therefore unless the candidate is able to identify all the correct options, it will counted as an incorrect response.
The Verbal Reasoning section is the one which most people tend to target as it is considered to be the toughest section by majority of the candidates. It has three types of questions according to the GMAT Syllabus 2019:
The Quantitative Reasoning Section tests the candidates on their mathematical ability and interpret graphical data. It contains 31 Questions which have to be solved within 62 minutes giving the candidates 2 minutes to solve each individual question. There are two types of questions in the Quantitative Reasoning section according to the GMAT Syllabus 2019:
The GMAT Syllabus 2019 is quite extensive but the true GMAT Preparation time required is very limited. The AWA Section and the IR section is not concept intensive but rather requires practice. Thus the GMAT Concept Preparation has to be concentrated on the Verbal Section and the Quantitative Section.
The GMAT Syllabus 2019 is a good place to start when you are initially planning your GMAT Preparation Strategy. It is entirely to prepare for GMAT in 1 month, although it requires extreme devotion to the GMAT Preparation, 2 months or 3 months.
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