GMAT 2018 Exam

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About GMAT

GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is one of the trusted and preferred entrance tests among candidates who wish to pursue management education. It is an international-level entrance exam organised by GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council) throughout the year.

The GMAT is a Computerised Adaptive Test (CAT) taken by students every year for admission to top business universities and institutions in India as well as abroad. GMAT is conducted in approx 112 countries around the world and the scores of GMAT exam are accepted by more than 2,100 universities and institutions. Taking GMAT can be really beneficial for those who wish to take up management as a career option. More than 6000 courses/programmes are offered by these GMAC associated institutes. This exam is popular among candidates who wish to pursue management courses like MBA, Master of Finance and Master of Accountancy.

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How to Apply for GMAT

Below are the steps to register online for GMAT:

Create an Account

  • You will have to log in and create an account for GMAT registration on www.mba.com. Under GMAT exam drop down, select Register and schedule a GMAT exam.

  • Enter details like Name, Email Address, and Password, and then, click on ‘Create Account’option.

  • The next page will require you to verify your profile details. You must ensure that the information matches your ID.

This is important because if the profile credentials do not match on the GMAT test day, you will not be allowed to take the test and no refund will be given afterward. You may also be marked as ‘No Show’.

Exam Scheduling

After the account creation, aspirants can then schedule their GMAT test dates. The same account can be used to cancel or reschedule the exam or centre. Students can also access their scores and send it to various schools as well.

Choose GMAT Date

Applicants registered for GMAT can choose up to three GMAT Exam Centres to confirm GMAT Exam date availability of their choice. Once they select the centre of their choice, the tests dates at the centre are shown. Clicking the preferred date shows its availability as well as the available session slot to select.

Confirm Exam Details

As the applicants select the date and exam session, the next page displays the complete profile as well the selected date and slot to be confirmed. Candidates are advised to carefully examine all the information before they click 'Next'. Any irregularities in information can be corrected at this stage.

Fee Payment

The next page is the payment page. Payment for the GMAT test can be done with Credit or Debit cards. Only the following cards will be accepted for making payment:

  • Visa Card

  • MasterCard

  • American Express 

  • JCB are accepted in the payment procedure

Fee Type

Particulars

Amount

Exam Fee

Graduate Management Aptitude Test Fee

US $250

Cancellation Fee (Refund)

More than 7 days before the exam

US $80

 

Less than 7 days before the exam

0
 

24 hours before the exam

NA

Rescheduling Fee

By phone (surcharge)

US $10

 

Online (Surcharge)

0
 

More than 7 days before the exam

US $50

  Less than 7 days before the exam

US $250

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GMAT 2018 Syllabus

GMAT syllabus is divided into four segments:

  • Analytical Writing Assessment

  • Integrated Reasoning Section

  • Quantitative Section

  • Verbal Section

Verbal Section:

In this section, candidates’ Verbal Ability skills are judged. Questions are mostly based on Reading, Sentence Correction, Critical Reasoning, and Comprehension.

Type of Questions

GMAT

Reading Comprehension

The focus of Reading Comprehension in the GMAT exam will be more on subjects related to business.

The Reading Comprehension questions will cover less than one-third of the Verbal section of the exam.

Critical Reasoning

These type of questions are a major part of the GMAT exam as they test your reasoning as well as analytical skills.

Sentence Completion/ Correction

GMAT comprises 14 to 15 sentence correction questions where your grammar and syntax knowledge of the language will be tested.

Importance of Vocabulary

Vocabulary is not given too much importance in the GMAT. It is more focused on testing candidates' Verbal Reasoning skills.

Quantitative Section:

This section measures candidates’ ability to reason, analyse the data and draw conclusions from the same. Candidates' basic mathematical skills are also tested in this section. Data Sufficiency and Problem-Solving questions are asked in this particular section.

Name of the Exam

Type of Questions

GMAT

Data Sufficiency: These questions will comprise information in the form of two sentences and a

question will be asked. Candidates will be required to answer whether the information in the statements is sufficient to answer the question or not.

Multiple Choice Questions: These will be asked in the usual 'question and four option' format from various

topics of the mathematics section.

Analytical Writing Assessment Section:

This section of the exam will judge candidates' critical ability, wherein candidates will have to express their ideas in the exam. Here, candidates will have to give reasons for every argument, and write a critique of that argument.

Exam

GMAT

Type of Essays

In the examination, you will get argumentative topics and you will have to put forth your views regarding the topic and support them with examples.

A domain of Topics

The questions come from topics related to the field of business and management. Candidates must keep track of global business news as examples are necessary to support your argument.

Integrated Reasoning Section:

This section tests the analytical, verbal and logical skills of the candidates at the same time. The questions asked will comprise daily, true-to-life problems. The candidates will have to analyze the problem and provide logical solutions for the problem. The time given for this section is 30 minutes. Four type of questions are asked in this section:

  • Table Analysis

  • Graphics Interpretation

  • Multi-Source Reasoning

  • Two-part Analysis

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GMAT Exam Pattern

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) prescribes the GMAT Exam Pattern. The Graduate Management Admission Test or GMAT is a Computer Adaptive Test. It is conducted by GMAC for candidates seeking admission in top notch B-Schools in India as well as abroad. GMAT is a gateway for candidates to study MBA/PGP/PGDM from the best of business schools around the word.

As per the GMAT exam pattern, the questions in the exam will be both objective and subjective in nature. A total of 90 questions are asked in the exam and they are divided into four sections, including Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Verbal Reasoning.

An important thing for students to note is that while attempting a section, they must complete all the questions in that section first and later move to another section. Every section has to be completed in the allotted time.

What's New in GMAT Exam: 

  • The duration of the GMAT exam has been reduced by 30 minutes by streamlining two longer sections of the exam including Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative sections.
  Old Structure (Reference) New Structure (After April 16)
Section # of Questions Section Time Avg. Time per Question # of Questions Section Time Time Reducg. tion Avg. Time per Question
Quantitative Reasoning 37 75 mins 2.0 min 31 62 mins 13 mins 2.0 min
Verbal Reasoning 34 75 mins 1.8 min 36 65 mins 10 mins 1.8 min
  • GMAC has reduced the number of research and less scored questions in these two sections.
  • Similarly, various tutorials and instruction screens that test-takers witness at the test centre have also been simplified.
  • Along with these changes, GMAC is offering a new online tutorial that mimics the screens at the exam centre on the exam day. This process will further enhance and streamline the test-taking experience.
  • No changes have been introduced in the Integrated Reasoning and Analytical Writing sections of the GMAT.
  • Type of questions, the content of the exam and average time per question will remain the same.

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Revised GMAT Exam Pattern:

GMAT Test Section

Number of Questions Question Types Time

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

 

31 Questions Data Sufficiency
Problem Solving
62 Minutes
Verbal 36 Questions Reading Comprehension
Critical Reasoning
Sentence Correction
65 Minutes

Total Exam Time

    3 hours 7 minutes

To help MBA aspirants become familiar with the changes in GMAT exam, GMAC will soon launch new GMAT Official Prep Tools, which will be on the lines of the shortened exam structure.

GMAT Marking System:

  • The total number of objective type questions is 90 and subjective type question is 1.

  • Each section has a particular duration.

Here are the minimum and maximum score range of each section, along with a mean average:

Section

Score Range Mean Scores*

Analytical Writing Assessment

0-6 4.5

Integrated Reasoning

1-8 4

Verbal

0-60 27

Quantitative

0-60 38

Total

200-800 548

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How to Prepare for GMAT

GMAT is one of the most popular MBA entrance exams taken across the world and it is known for its analytical selection criteria. It is a computer adaptive test and a good score in GMAT can help you target some of the top MBA colleges in India as well as abroad.

Students planning to apply for Master of Business Administration programme at abroad universities have to appear for the GMAT exam in order to become eligible for admission. GMAT is considered to be one of the most difficult MBA entrance exams but one can achieve a score above 700 out of 800 with the right planning.

If you are targeting top MBA colleges, make sure that you have devised a preparation strategy that will help you achieve your desired score.

Following are some of the tips that can help you clear GMAT in order to get admission in MBA courses in India and abroad.

GMAT Preparation Tips

1. Practice Consistently

The essential steps while you are preparing for an MBA entrance exams is to practice consistently. Constant practice will help you in getting used to all the type of questions that are asked in the exam and raise your confidence while preparing.

2. Maintain a Study Journal

To keep a track of the topics that you have covered and the ones that are still pending, you can maintain a preparation journal or a diary. Keep a daily record of the topics, questions and GMAT practice tests that you are covering each day. This way, you can achieve your daily targets for GMAT.

3. Exponentially Increase your Study Time

Since GMAT is a computer-adaptive test, make sure that you practice questions of different difficulty levels to get used to the exam pattern. As the date of the GMAT exam draws near, increase your study time and cover the syllabus effectively.

4. Focus on Sectional Targets

Don’t stick to a single section while planning your daily targets. Make sure that you practice quantitative ability questions, as well as, verbal ability questions daily to achieve a balanced score in both the questions. It is essential to achieve good scores in both the sections as universities consider sectional cut-offs.

5. Practice Educated Guessing

It is quite likely that you will come across questions in the GMAT exam that will have to be solved through educated guessing. In such questions, you will have to analyse the information provided and the options to eliminate the wrong answers and guess the right one. Practice such questions to improve your educated guessing.

6. Make Time Targets

Apart from targeting the number of questions that you should practice also make time targets. Try to complete 30 set of questions in 20 to 25 minutes to improve your speed and accuracy. You can start with easy time targets them move to difficult time challenges.

7. Take Preparation Tests

One of the most important parts of preparation is GMAT practice tests. Make sure that you take as many practice test as you can to get used to the proctored nature of the test in order to achieve a score above 700.

8. Analyse your Performance

After every GMAT practice test, make sure that you have analysed your score in the test. Look back at the questions that you were unsure about as well as the questions that you got wrong. Practice more of such questions to get a hang of them.

Preparing for GMAT exam can be as exhaustive as preparing for any other preparation MBA entrance exam. Keep yourself motivated and select the colleges that you want to target. Talk to the counsellors and get extensive guidance about the exam. Keep your head in the game. Keep up with the daily targets, practice every day and you will achieve a score above 700. Balance your preparation with short breaks and proper sleep to keep your mind fresh.

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GMAT 2018 Participating Colleges

GMAT 2018 is an examination that has been planned for the aspirants of management courses in more than 112 countries including India. Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) takes place at regular intervals throughout the year and is a Computer Adaptive Test. There are more than 2000 GMAT 2018 Participating Colleges in India and abroad. These are the B-Schools accepting GMAT scores.

Candidates can check the cut-off marks of GMAT 2018 once they are done with the examination. But before checking the cut-off they must check the GMAT Result to see their score. Minimum marks accepted worldwide is above 600 which may vary depending on the institutional occupancies and vacancies. Other than the scored GMAT marks and cut-off marks, candidates will have to clear the selection rounds comprising of GD (Group Discussion) and PI (Personal Interview), if they want admission in the Participating Colleges of GMAT 2018. Admission in the participating institutions will be based on these above-mentioned parameters including candidates professional and educational background.

How to Choose a College

There are a lot of things that the candidates must keep in mind while selecting the management institutions after clearing GMAT 2018 examination. These pointers will help them in getting the right institution for their desired course. Let’s look at the determining factors for choosing a college after GMAT.

Accreditation and Affiliation of the College:

It is very important for an institution to be recognised and accredited and affiliated from acknowledged authorities. This is one of the most important things that the candidates must look after in any institution. An accredited college will lead candidates through good job opportunities and recognition in the field of management.

Infrastructure and Basic Facilities:

Infrastructure and Basic facilities is a must for any institutional structure. Candidates must check the condition of the building, power supplies, classroom condition, roads, libraries, halls, canteen area, the campus area, etc. If the institution successfully fulfils the basic facilities and has a good infrastructure then candidates can surely think of taking admission in it.

Fee Structure:

The fee structure is something that cannot be denied. It is an important factor that must be kept in mind while selecting the management institution. Candidates can compare two top-rated B-Schools in terms of their fee structure and then choose the one that suits their pocket.

Ranking and Ratings of the College:

Management aspirants must check the ranking and ratings of the college they are about select for management course. Candidates must see whether the institution is ranking in the top ten or top twenty management colleges. Ranking and ratings must be considered an important determining factor as it also guarantees a good group of faculty members along with a good infrastructure.

Courses Offered:

Candidates must look for the college that offers the management course they want to pursue. Also, check for the duration of the course offered. If the college is offering a related course then such a college can also be opted for management courses, considering the accreditation, affiliation and recognition of the institution.

Placement Cell:

The only reason to study from a good and reputed B-School is to get placed well after the completion of the course. It is a parameter that must be checked by the management aspirants. Check for the companies invited for campus selection and placement process along with the rate of successful placements. Candidates can also check for the highest package offered by the companies and the parameters the companies consider for offering the highest packages.

Campus Culture:

A good campus culture is very important for an overall development and grooming of the students. Hence, candidates must check the campus culture of the institution they are planning for. To check for the campus culture candidates can visit the official website of the institution or can possibly go to the institution and see the environment of the institution.

Alumni and their Success Stories:

Alumni are an integral part of a reputed management institution. Read about the top placed alumni and their success stories to know about how the institution helped them to achieve the pinnacle of success.

Important Points

Let’s look at some of the important factors that candidates must know with context to participating colleges of GMAT 2018.

  • It is important for colleges to first know about the college in which they want to take admission. While selecting the right management college candidates must do a little bit of research about the background of the college keeping in mind the above-mentioned pointers of ‘how to choose a college’.

  • Candidates must also know that the final selection for the considered college will not only be based on the marks scored in GMAT but it will also comprise of the GD and PI score along with the professional and educational background of the candidates.

  • The cut-off marks determined by each national and international institution will also be a deciding factor for the selection of the candidates.

  • Once documentation is complete no changes in terms of college or course can be done.

  • Candidates who fail to turn up for the final admission procedure will automatically lose their candidature.

GMAT 2018 Participating Colleges

Indian Management Institutions

Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta

XLRI Jamshedpur

Indian Institute of Management, Indore

Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore

Indian School of Business, Hyderabad

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Delhi

Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai

Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar

FORE School of Management, Delhi

Shailesh J Mehta School of Management, Mumbai

 

International Management Institutions

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Massachusetts

The University of California, Berkeley (UCB)

Harvard University, Massachusetts

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver

The University of Western Ontario, Ontario

University of Toronto

National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)

London Business School, London

University of Oxford, England

The University of Melbourne (UM), Melbourne

The University of Sydney (TUS), Sydney

The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)

Note: Mentioned above are top rated national and international management institutions accepting the GMAT scores. 

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GMAT Result

GMAT results are announced by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), which is also the conducting body of the entrance exam. GMAT is an International level entrance exam through which candidates can get admission in various MBA institutions.

The result of GMAT will be available in the online mode. Test takers can view their official GMAT scores 20 days after the exam date of GMAT. Candidates can view their GMAT result by visiting the result link using the registered E-mail ID.

How to View GMAT Scores

By following the below steps, candidates can view their GMAT scores:

  • Scores of GMAT can be viewed online.

  • The official GMAT scores will be available within 20 days from the date of the exam.

  • For viewing the results, candidates will receive an E-mail, on their registered E-mail ID with a link. By clicking on that link, candidates will be able to access their official GMAT 2017 results.

  • GMAT score card will display scores for each section.

GMAT Score Scale

Sections

Scale

Analytical Writing Assessment

0–6

Integrated Reasoning

1–8

Verbal & Quantitative

0-60

 

The scorecard of GMAT is considered for admission by various management universities/institutions in India as well as abroad. The scorecard of GMAT displays the scores of the candidates scored in each section of the exam. The conducting authority releases the GMAT score report for the candidates within twenty days from the written exam and the authority sends an E-mail regarding the same.

GMAT Scorecard

GMAT scorecard contains the scaled scores and the percentile scores of the candidates. The scorecard will contain Authentication Code which must be entered by the candidates to view the scores.

Note: The official authority will only send candidates' scores to the participating institutions only after receiving the request from the candidates.

Details in GMAT Scorecard

  • The total official scores of the candidates scored in each section.

  • Authentication code which is required to access the Official Score Report.

GMAT Scores

GMAT results can be viewed by the candidates online. Candidates aspiring to do MBA course can give GMAT only five times in a year. After taking the entrance exam, candidates can view their official scores 20 days after the exam. If any candidate is unsatisfied with his/her marks, then he/she can apply again for GMAT.

Note: GMAT scores are valid up to five years from the date of examination.

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GMAT Selection Process

The selection process of different International Universities through GMAT can be different, therefore it is important that you go through the official website of colleges that you are applying for.

Selection process through GMAT is done on the basis of four components that you mention in your GMAT application form:

1. GMAT Score:

  • Your GMAT score plays a very important role in the selection as the first screening is done on the basis of GMAT scores.

  • To compete with the high scores you will have to aim for a GMAT score within 50 points of a school's average.

2. Work Experience:

  • Universities look for the candidates whose work experience proves that they have had an elevated career graph in terms of decision-making skills, managing responsibilities and demonstrating leadership.

  • Another quality that B-schools look for is your ability to work well in teams. A prior history of leading teams by an applicant at work is an additional advantage and can be a deciding factor for all B-schools.

3. Recommendations:

  • Your recommendation letter values a lot. It should come from people who understand your skills and have seen your work.

  • Be very careful while choosing your recommenders carefully. Big names are not as helpful as a thoughtful, affirmative letter from someone who knows your work well.

4. Essays:

Another deciding factor is your essay. Your vision and thought process is judged on the basis of your essay.

Top 50 B-Schools Accepting GMAT Score

Following are the colleges that accept GMAT scores:

Name of the Institution Location
Indian School of Business Hyderabad
Xavier Institute of Management Jamshedpur
Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore
S.P Jain Institute of Management and Research Mumbai
Amity School of Business Noida
Institute of Management Technology Nagpur
Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship Bangalore
Christ University Institute of Management Bangalore
SDM Institute of Management Development Mysore
Fortune Institute of International Business New Delhi
Indus Business Academy Bangalore
Adarsh Institute of Management and Information Technology Bangalore
Indian Institute of Management Indore
Xavier University (XIMB) Bhubaneshwar
PES University Bangalore
Universal Business School Mumbai
Institute of Management Technology Hyderabad
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
International Management Institute Delhi
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Delhi
NMIMS University School of Business Management Mumbai
Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad
T.A. Pai Management Institute Manipal
Indian Institute of Management Shillong
Birla Institute of Management Technology Greater Noida
Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management Mumbai
Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research Mumbai
Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management New Delhi
Asia Pacific Institute of Management Delhi
Institute of Financial Management and Research Sri City
Vaikunth Mehta National Institute of Cooperative Management Pune
NIILM Centre for Management Studies Greater Noida
Amrita School of Business Coimbatore
IFIM Business School Bangalore
FLAME University Pune
Institute of Management Studies Ghaziabad
Siva Sivani Institute of Management Hyderabad
International Management Institute Bhubaneshwar
VIT Business School Chennai
IILM Institute of Business and Management Gurgaon
Doon Business School Dehradun
Lala Lajpatrai Institute of Management Mumbai
ITM Business School Bangalore
IBS Business School Ahmedabad
ITM Business School Chennai
VelTech University Chennai
International School of Management Excellence Bangalore
K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management and Research Mumbai
MIT School of Telecom Management Pune
Indus Business School Gurgaon

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GMAT 2018 Cut-Off

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a Computerized Adaptive Test (CAT) conducted every year for the aspirants of management studies in India. More 100 business institutions in India and abroad accept the qualifying marks of GMAT. GMAT 2018 Cut-Off determines the minimum marks that candidates must score in order to take admission in top-ranked B-Schools. Every participating institution has set a level of minimum marks that must be scored by the candidates coming for admission.

The expected cut-off for GMAT 2018 will release after the declaration of the GMAT 2018 Results. The admission process will include the selection process other than the GMAT score, past academic records along with professional qualification. Candidates’ performance in the interview, MBA Essays and the letter of recommendation also affect the scope of admission in a reputed B-School of India or abroad. Therefore, candidates appearing for GMAT are advised to work hard for it as the level of competition is very high. Candidates can plan their GMAT 2018 preparation and start preparing for this tough competitive examination.

Factors Determining NMAT by GMAC 2018 Cut-Off

The usual bracket of Institutional Cut-Off ranges above 650 for both national and international colleges. The cut-off marks determined by an institution resides on various factors. These factors are calculated and collaborated to finalize the cut-off marks for the candidates. Keeping these determining factors in mind candidates must strive harder to crack the examination so that they may get enlisted in the cut-off list. Following are the factors determining GMAT 2018 Cut-Off :

  • Total number of candidates appearing for GMAT 2018.

  • Total number of seats available.

  • Difficulty level of the examination.

  • Total number of candidates qualifying the GMAT 2018.

GMAT 2018 Cut-Off Marks for Indian B-Schools

Management Institutions

GMAT Score

Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta

680+

XLRI Jamshedpur

680+

Indian Institute of Management, Indore

600+

Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore

700+

Indian School of Business, Hyderabad

700+

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

700+

SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai

680+

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Delhi

650+

Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad

650+

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani

700+

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

700+

K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai

680+

Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar

650+

FORE School of Management, Delhi

650+

Shailesh J Mehta School of Management, Mumbai

600+

Note: The cut-off marks are tentative and based on the previous years’ GMAT Cut-Offs.

GMAT 2018 Cut-Off Marks for International B-Schools

Management Institutions

GMAT Score

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Massachusetts

720+

The University of California, Berkeley (UCB)

720+

Harvard University, Massachusetts

730+

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

710+

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

770+

University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver

650+

The University of Western Ontario, Ontario

600+

University of Toronto

660+

National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore

660+

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)

700+

London Business School, London

700+

University of Oxford, England

690+

The University of Melbourne (UM), Melbourne

700+

The University of Sydney (TUS), Sydney

600+

The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)

650+

Note: The cut-off marks are tentative and based on the previous years’ GMAT Cut-Offs.

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Best Books for GMAT 2018

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is one of the most preferred tests for the candidates who want to pursue MBA and PGDM courses from reputed and recognised institutions. The exam takes place at regular intervals throughout the year. It is a national level examination, marks of which are accepted by top national and international B-Schools. It is considerably a tough paper to clear which can be achieved only through good preparation and full dedication. To prepare for GMAT 2018 candidates can go through the How to Prepare section and plan their preparation for GMAT 2018.

In order to prepare well for GMAT 2018 candidates can take help from books and study materials. But books can only be helpful if the candidates are aware of the syllabus. Therefore, aspirants of GMAT 2018 are advised to first go through the syllabus and exam pattern of GMAT 2018 and then start studying from the right book or study material.

Candidates can choose books based on different subjects of the syllabus or can opt for common GMAT preparation books. GMAT books will help candidates to go through the preparation plan in a smooth and systematic way. And will also help in understanding the exam pattern and structure of GMAT 2018. CollegeDekho has prepared a list of Best Books for GMAT 2018 for the test-takers. These books will help serve as a good guide for important and tricky topics of the syllabus. Take help from these books and mark your place in one of the top management institutions in India or abroad.

How to Select the Best Books for GMAT

  • Candidates must select the books and study materials carefully. Before buying any book, candidates should check the year of publication and the edition of the book. Purchasing books of the latest edition and recent publication will guide them through the updated version of the syllabus.

  • Candidates are recommended to buy books of renowned authors or of known publication houses. This helps candidates to study the right explanation with theories correctly applied. A matter of reputation and authentication is also attached with a reputed author or publication house.

  • Candidates who are attached with some coaching centers or exam preparation centers can choose to study from the books given by these centers. The books provided by the coaching centers are well explained by the teachers of the center. The explanation given is relatively in a simpler language as compared to other books.

  • Books that focus mainly on exam preparation consisting of sample papers and previous years’ question papers are also a good source and reference materials for the aspirants of GMAT 2018.

  • It is always good to compare two books or theories of two books. This helps in extracting the correct and authentic explanation of the important subjects or tricky topics. This should be practiced by the candidates in case if they are not sure of the content of the books or if the book is not of a renowned author or publication house.

Best Books for GMAT 2018 Preparation

Best Books for Verbal Section

  • Objective General English by S. P. Bakshi (Arihant Publication)

  • Descriptive English For Competitive Examinations by B.K.Publication

  • Descriptive English For Competitive Examinations by S.J. Thakur and S.K. Rout

  • SSC Chapterwise Solved Papers English Language 2018 by Arihant Publications.

  • Objective General English 10,000 plus Questions by R.S. Aggarwal & Vikas Aggarwal

  • English Language Comprehension Skills by Sachchida Nand Jha

Best Books for Quantitative Section

  • Quantitative Aptitude for CAT by Arun Sharma

  • Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance Examinations by Abhijit Guha

  • Quantitative Aptitude Numerical Ability (Fully Solved) 7000+ Objective Question by Pratiyogita Kiran & KICX Think Tank of Kiran Prakashan

  • Quantitative Aptitude Quantum Cat 2018 by Sarvesh K. Verma

  • How to Become a Human Calculator?: With the Magic of Vedic Maths by Aditi Singhal

  • Mathematics for MBA by R.S. Aggarwal

Best Books for Integrated Reasoning Section

  • A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by R.S Aggarwal

  • Logical Reasoning by Arihant Publication

  • Logical and Analytical Reasoning by Ashok Gupta

  • How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT by Arun Sharma

  • Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal

Best Books for Analytical Writing Assessment Section:

  • Analytical Writing Assessment (Veritas Prep GMAT) by
    by Chad Troutwine (Author), Markus Moberg (Author), Brian Galvin (Author)

  • GMAT Analytical Writing: Solutions to the Real Argument Topics (Test Prep Series) by Vibrant Publishers

Common Books for GMAT Preparation

  • GMAT Official Guide 2018 Verbal Review: Book by GMAC

  • GMAT Official Guide 2018 Quantitative Review: Book by GMAC

  • GMAT Advanced Quant: 250+ Practice Problems & Bonus Online Resources

  • Sentence Correction GMAT Preparation Guide by Avi Gutman

  • The Complete GMAT Strategy Guide Set

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Best Books for GMAT 2018

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is one of the most preferred tests for the candidates who want to pursue MBA and PGDM courses from reputed and recognised institutions. The exam takes place at regular intervals throughout the year. It is a national level examination, marks of which are accepted by top national and international B-Schools. It is considerably a tough paper to clear which can be achieved only through good preparation and full dedication. To prepare for GMAT 2018 candidates can go through the How to Prepare section and plan their preparation for GMAT 2018.

In order to prepare well for GMAT 2018 candidates can take help from books and study materials. But books can only be helpful if the candidates are aware of the syllabus. Therefore, aspirants of GMAT 2018 are advised to first go through the syllabus and exam pattern of GMAT 2018 and then start studying from the right book or study material.

Candidates can choose books based on different subjects of the syllabus or can opt for common GMAT preparation books. GMAT books will help candidates to go through the preparation plan in a smooth and systematic way. And will also help in understanding the exam pattern and structure of GMAT 2018. CollegeDekho has prepared a list of Best Books for GMAT 2018 for the test-takers. These books will help serve as a good guide for important and tricky topics of the syllabus. Take help from these books and mark your place in one of the top management institutions in India or abroad.

How to Select the Best Books for GMAT

  • Candidates must select the books and study materials carefully. Before buying any book, candidates should check the year of publication and the edition of the book. Purchasing books of the latest edition and recent publication will guide them through the updated version of the syllabus.

  • Candidates are recommended to buy books of renowned authors or of known publication houses. This helps candidates to study the right explanation with theories correctly applied. A matter of reputation and authentication is also attached with a reputed author or publication house.

  • Candidates who are attached with some coaching centers or exam preparation centers can choose to study from the books given by these centers. The books provided by the coaching centers are well explained by the teachers of the center. The explanation given is relatively in a simpler language as compared to other books.

  • Books that focus mainly on exam preparation consisting of sample papers and previous years’ question papers are also a good source and reference materials for the aspirants of GMAT 2018.

  • It is always good to compare two books or theories of two books. This helps in extracting the correct and authentic explanation of the important subjects or tricky topics. This should be practiced by the candidates in case if they are not sure of the content of the books or if the book is not of a renowned author or publication house.

Best Books for GMAT 2018 Preparation

Best Books for Verbal Section

  • Objective General English by S. P. Bakshi (Arihant Publication)

  • Descriptive English For Competitive Examinations by B.K.Publication

  • Descriptive English For Competitive Examinations by S.J. Thakur and S.K. Rout

  • SSC Chapterwise Solved Papers English Language 2018 by Arihant Publications.

  • Objective General English 10,000 plus Questions by R.S. Aggarwal & Vikas Aggarwal

  • English Language Comprehension Skills by Sachchida Nand Jha

Best Books for Quantitative Section

  • Quantitative Aptitude for CAT by Arun Sharma

  • Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance Examinations by Abhijit Guha

  • Quantitative Aptitude Numerical Ability (Fully Solved) 7000+ Objective Question by Pratiyogita Kiran & KICX Think Tank of Kiran Prakashan

  • Quantitative Aptitude Quantum Cat 2018 by Sarvesh K. Verma

  • How to Become a Human Calculator?: With the Magic of Vedic Maths by Aditi Singhal

  • Mathematics for MBA by R.S. Aggarwal

Best Books for Integrated Reasoning Section

  • A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by R.S Aggarwal

  • Logical Reasoning by Arihant Publication

  • Logical and Analytical Reasoning by Ashok Gupta

  • How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT by Arun Sharma

  • Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal

Best Books for Analytical Writing Assessment Section:

  • Analytical Writing Assessment (Veritas Prep GMAT) by
    by Chad Troutwine (Author), Markus Moberg (Author), Brian Galvin (Author)

  • GMAT Analytical Writing: Solutions to the Real Argument Topics (Test Prep Series) by Vibrant Publishers

Common Books for GMAT Preparation

  • GMAT Official Guide 2018 Verbal Review: Book by GMAC

  • GMAT Official Guide 2018 Quantitative Review: Book by GMAC

  • GMAT Advanced Quant: 250+ Practice Problems & Bonus Online Resources

  • Sentence Correction GMAT Preparation Guide by Avi Gutman

  • The Complete GMAT Strategy Guide Set

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How to Apply for GMAT 2018

Below are the steps to register online for GMAT:

Create an Account

  • You will have to log in and create an account for GMAT registration on www.mba.com. Under GMAT exam drop down, select Register and schedule a GMAT exam.

  • Enter details like Name, Email Address, and Password, and then, click on ‘Create Account’option.

  • The next page will require you to verify your profile details. You must ensure that the information matches your ID.

This is important because if the profile credentials do not match on the GMAT test day, you will not be allowed to take the test and no refund will be given afterward. You may also be marked as ‘No Show’.

Exam Scheduling

After the account creation, aspirants can then schedule their GMAT test dates. The same account can be used to cancel or reschedule the exam or centre. Students can also access their scores and send it to various schools as well.

Choose GMAT Date

Applicants registered for GMAT can choose up to three GMAT Exam Centres to confirm GMAT Exam date availability of their choice. Once they select the centre of their choice, the tests dates at the centre are shown. Clicking the preferred date shows its availability as well as the available session slot to select.

Confirm Exam Details

As the applicants select the date and exam session, the next page displays the complete profile as well the selected date and slot to be confirmed. Candidates are advised to carefully examine all the information before they click 'Next'. Any irregularities in information can be corrected at this stage.

Fee Payment

The next page is the payment page. Payment for the GMAT test can be done with Credit or Debit cards. Only the following cards will be accepted for making payment:

  • Visa Card

  • MasterCard

  • American Express 

  • JCB are accepted in the payment procedure

Fee Type

Particulars

Amount

Exam Fee

Graduate Management Aptitude Test Fee

US $250

Cancellation Fee (Refund)

More than 7 days before the exam

US $80

 

Less than 7 days before the exam

0
 

24 hours before the exam

NA

Rescheduling Fee

By phone (surcharge)

US $10

 

Online (Surcharge)

0
 

More than 7 days before the exam

US $50

  Less than 7 days before the exam

US $250

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GMAT 2018 Mock Test

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) conducts GMAT for the aspirants of management courses. The exam takes place throughout the year at regular intervals allowing candidates to select the date slot according to their preferences. It is an examination conducted internationally, involving more 100 countries and 2000 colleges and universities. Candidates must prepare well for this international level examination.

To start preparing for this examination candidates needs to first know the exam pattern and syllabus of GMAT 2018 and start with the preparation. For better preparation candidates must solve GMAT 2018 Mock Test series. Solving mock test papers is considered to be a very good practice for the test-takers of any entrance exam. The more the mock test series are practiced more improvement the candidates will notice in their preparation strategies.

The official website of GMAT allows candidates to take the mock test series so that they can practice well and understand the exam pattern and syllabus in a clear and distinctive manner. Look for the steps to avail the mock test series or practice series given and start practicing it.

GMAT Mock Test Series at CollegeDekho

The series of GMAT Mock test will be available soon.

How to Access GMAT Mock Test with Solutions

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to get an easy access to GMAT 2018 Mock Test.

  • Go to the official website of GMAT.

  • On the taskbar go to the ‘The GMAT Exam’.

  • Under ‘The GMAT Exam’ click on the ‘Prepare for the GMAT Exam’.

  • Click on the ‘Access Your GMAT Starter Kit + Practice Exam 1 & 2’.

  • On clicking on this link a new page will open with another link denoting ‘Access GMAT Official Practice’.

  • By clicking any of the above-mentioned link, you will be redirected to login with your GMAT registered User ID and Password.

  • After logging in, you will be provided with the link to get the Practice Exam Papers. Start taking the test as per the directions prescribed by GMAC.

What is the Importance of GMAT Mock Test

  • If you want to know the exam pattern and syllabus in a detailed manner then you must start practicing the mock test series for GMAT 2018. This will help you to know the exact pattern and syllabus.

  • With a regular mock test practice session, you can make a strong grip over the syllabus and topics that are to be asked in the examination.

  • The mock test also helps you to improve your time-management for the main examination.

  • It makes you aware of the environment that you are about to face during the GMAT 2018 examination.

  • Solving mock tests are considered to be one of the best ways for the preparation of an examination. Check the How to Prepare Section of GMAT for more preparation tips and tricks.

  • Solving mock tests helps you to be quick with the difficult and tricky questions.

Quick Look at GMAT Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme 2018:

  • GMAT 2018 is an examination that will be conducted through online mode.

  • The syllabus of GMAT 2018 consists of four different sections – Verbal Section, Quantitative Section, Integrated Reasoning Section and Analytical Writing Assessment Section.

  • There will be a total of 90 objective questions and 1 subjective question that are to be solved in 3 hours 7 minutes.

  • There are different time slots for different sections of GMAT question paper.

  • The score range of GMAT usually lies between 200-800.

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GMAT Conducting Body

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) for candidates seeking admission to postgraduate management courses offered at various B-schools worldwide. GMAC is an International Non-Profit Organisation of business schools that provides products and services to academic institutions and prospective graduate management education students. GMAC meets the needs of various management schools, and management students by offering a wide array of products, services, and programmes that are designed to open doors for students and professionals across the world. GMAC also serves as the leading source of research and information for quality graduate management education.

GMAT Exam Centres

 

Ahmedabad

Bhubaneswar

Chennai

Bangalore

Coimbatore

Gurgaon

Dehradun

Jaipur

Cochin

Indore

Kolkata

Hyderabad

Mohali

Guwahati

Manipal

Lucknow

Noida

New Delhi

Mysore

Nagpur

Mumbai

Pune

Patiala

Pilani

Tiruchirappalli

Patna

Ranchi

Vellore

Trivandrum

Vishakhapatnam

Vijayawada

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Contact Details

Address: GMAC India Office* Gurgaon, India

Phone Number: 91 120 4397830

Website: http://www.gmac.com/

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