The GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) consists of two multiple-choice sections (Quantitative and Verbal) and an essay section called the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA).
|Test Section:||Quantitative||Verbal||Analytical Writing Assessement||Integrated Reasoning|
|Number of Questions||31||36||1||12|
|Types of Questions||Problem Solving (21)|
Data Sufficiency (10)
|Critical Reasoning (12)|
Sentence Correction (12)
Reading Comprehension (12)
|Analysis of Argument Essay (1)||Data Analysis|
|Time Allowed||62 minutes||65 minutes||30 minutes||30 minutes|
|Score Range||0 – 51||0 – 51||0 – 6|
|Score Distribution||10% get over 48||1% get over 44||0-6||1 – 8|
(*Note: Analysis of Issue was discontinued in June 2012 and replaced with Integrated Reasoning.)
Essay Questions (Analytical Writing Assessment):
The GMAT begins with the two AWA questions. For each of these questions, you have 30 minutes to type an essay into the computer using a simple word-processing program. The essay questions are administered first, but the Quantitative and Verbal multiple-choice sections can appear in any order. If you want to practice these essays, we have 5 timed practice GMAT essay questions that you can send in for grading.