GMAT Test Section No. of Questions Question Types Timing
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
Quantitative 37 Questions
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Problem Solving
75 Minutes
Verbal 41 Questions
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Sentence Correction
75 Minutes
Total Exam Time     3hrs, 30 minutes

What is GMAT?

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT )is a computer adaptive test (CAT) intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. It requires knowledge of certain grammar and knowledge of certain algebra, geometry, and arithmetic. The GMAT does not measure business knowledge or skill, nor does it measure intelligence.

According to the test owning company, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the GMAT assesses analytical writing and problem-solving abilities, while also addressing data sufficiency, logic, and critical reasoning skills that it believes to be vital to real-world business and management success.  It can be taken up to five times a year. Each attempt must be at least 16 days apart .


The Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT)  is a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States. The test is intended to assess a student's readiness for college. The SAT is typically taken by high school juniors and seniors. The College Board states that the SAT measures literacy and writing skills that are needed for academic success in college. They state that the SAT assesses how well the test takers analyze and solve problems—skills they learned in school that they will need in college. However, the test is administered under a tight time limit to help produce a range of scores.

Section Average Score Time Content
Writing 484 60 minutes Grammar, usage, and  vocabulary
Mathematics 511 70 minutes Number and operations; algebra and functions; geometry; statistics, probability, and data analysis
Critical Reading 495 70 minutes Vocabulary, Critical reading, and sentence-level reading