It's not just the test that you take, it's the test that takes you places. Learn about the exam and discover why the GMAT has been the start of the MBA journey for the past 60 years.

Where do you want to be?

Fast-forward a few years. Do you envision yourself running your own business, leading an international organisation or heading a not-for-profit? Getting into business school will boost your chances for these and many other career paths in business leadership.

The GMAT exam

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a popular requirement for admission to business schools for MBA and Master’degree programmes specialised in business, management and finance. The skills that the GMAT assesses and that you develop through GMAT preparation go beyond B-school admission, opening a world of possibilities.

What GMAT tests

The GMAT is a reliable predictor for your success at business schools. It has four sections – Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Verbal and Quantitative. But it all boils down to assessing your higher order reasoning skills no matter whether this is done though long specialised texts or high-school-level maths problems. You will be tested on how you analyse, evaluate and synthesise information to come to an effective solution.

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GMAT Exam Success Takes…

Structured and effective preparation. You are the best judge of how much time your will need to prepare, but those who have scored in the 600 - 700 range spent on average about 100 hours on studying. There is a wide variety of study materials and options – books, courses and individual tutoring face-to-face and online. Start early to allow enough time for effective preparation to achieve the best score you can. The GMAT takes you beyond business school.

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How to Start GMAT Preparation

How to Select a GMAT Preparation Course