GMAT 2019: Registration form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam pattern

gmat 2019

GMAT 2019 which stands for Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a standardized management test which is conducted to provide admission to graduate management program, such as MBA, Masters of Accountancy, and Masters of Finance and other 5,900 programmes of more than 2000 business schools worldwide. The exam conducting body for GMAT is GMAC which stands for Graduate Management Admission Council. It is a computer adaptive test which assesses analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal and reading skills in written English. It requires knowledge of certain grammar and knowledge of certain algebra, geometry, and arithmetic. The total duration of the test is three and a half hours.  It can be taken up to five times a year. The total number of attempts which a candidate can access over lifetime for taking GMAT exam is 8. There should be a gap of at least 16 days between next attempts. GMAT 2019 scores are valid for up to 5 years, and scores up to 10 years are available for reporting.


GMAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criterion for GMAT is not fixed. However the following key points should be met:

  • The minimum age of the candidates taking the exam should be 18 years. However the upper age limit is not specified.
  • Candidates must have completed graduation degree in any discipline from any recognized institution or university.
  • Other eligibility criteria will be set by the university or institution where candidate is seeking admission.


GMAT 2019 Exam Pattern

  • No of Questions: The question paper will contain total 91 questions.
  • Mode of Exam: it is a computer based exam hence will be conducted in online mode.
  •  Duration: the total duration of the exam is three and a half hours.
  •  Subjects: The exam will consist of total four sections such as Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal.


The GMAT exam pattern is mentioned below:

Section Time Limit (in minutes) Numbers of Questions Question Type Score Range
Analytical Writing Assessment 30 1 Analysis of an argument 0 – 6
Integrated Reasoning 30 12 Multi Source Reasoning, Table Analysis, Graphics Interpretation, Two-Part Analysis 1 – 8
Optional 8 Minutes Break
Quantitative 75 37 Data Sufficiency, Problem Solving 0 – 60
Optional 8 Minutes Break
Verbal 75 41 Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, Sentence Correction 0 – 60


 GMAT 2019 Syllabus: section wise syllabus is given below:

Quantitative Section

Two types of multiple-choice questions are used in the Quantitative section:

  1. Problem solving
  2. Data sufficiency

Both Problem solving and data sufficiency category questions require basic knowledge of:

  • Arithmetic
  • Elementary algebra
  • Commonly known concepts of geometry


Verbal Section

Verbal section covers multiple choice questions in the following three categories:

  • Reading comprehension
  • Critical reasoning
  • Sentence correction


Integrated Reasoning Section

Integrated Reasoning mainly covers the following four areas:

  1. Multi-Source Reasoning
  2. Table Analysis
  3. Graphics Interpretation
  4. Two-Part Analysis


Analytical Writing Assessment

The Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) consists of one 30-minute writing task of Analysis of an Argument. The AWA measures the ability of the candidate to think critically, communicate ideas, and formulate an appropriate and constructive critique. Essay has to be typed on the keyboard.


GMAT 2019 Admit Card

Admit cards for GMAT 2019 will be accessible online from the website of GMAT. The admit card will contain information such as candidates name & roll number, exam center, exam date & timing, exam instructions, etc. It is mandatory for the candidates to carry the admit cards to the examination centre on the day of the examination.


GMAT 2019 Result

The GMAT 2019 Result will be accessible from the official website of GMAT within three weeks of the examination date. Candidates will be intimated for the score card through e-mail which includes important instructions for online access to score card. The GMAT Score card will contain Analytical Writing Assessment score, past five years GMAT exam scores, personal data provided at the time of registering.

GMAT Score 2019

The GMAT 2019 test scores the candidates on a scale of 200–800. As per the GMAT score, only Verbal and Quantitative GMAT 2019 score impact the total score. For the analytical writing section, test takers are scaled on a 0–6 range as per the GMAT score 2019. Integrated reasoning is scaled on a range of 1–8.


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