Why take the GMAT exam? Quality graduate business programs rely on the GMAT to make admissions decisions, so if you’re serious about business school, then the GMAT is your best first step. Explore the reasons why taking the GMAT positions you for success in the classroom and in your career.

Why the GMAT exam is the test of choice among students worldwide.
Why schools trust and prefer the GMAT exam.
How preparing for the GMAT exam can give you the confidence to succeed in the classroom.
Why employers demand and value the skills demonstrated on the GMAT exam, especially integrated reasoning.
How official GMAT prep tips, tools, and resources can give you the confidence you need to succeed.

About The GMAT

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a computer-adaptive standardized test in mathematics and the English language for measuring aptitude to succeed academically in graduate business studies. Business schools use the test as a criterion for admission into graduate business administration programs throughout the world.
The GMAT Consists of:

Verbal Reasoning: (41 multiple choice questions in 75 minutes)

Sentence Correction: This question tests your ability to correct written material to conform to ‘standard written English’.

Critical Reasoning: This question tests your ability to understand and evaluate arguments.

Reading Comprehension: This question tests your ability to read and comprehend written material.
Quantitative Reasoning: (37 Multiple choice questions in 75 minutes)

Problem Solving: This question tests basic mathematical skills, understanding of basic Math concepts and the ability to reason quantitatively.

Data Sufficiency: This question tests your ability to analyze a quantitative problem, recognize which pieces of information are relevant and determine at what point there is sufficient information to solve a problem.
Analytical Writing Assessment:

Analysis of an Issue: This essay tests your ability to analyze the complexities behind an issue or opinion and form a persuasive position on the same issue or opinion.

Analysis of an Argument: This essay tests your ability to analyze the reasoning behind an argument and construct a critique.
Next Generation GMAT

The next generation GMAT will be launched June 5, 2012. The new test will feature the Verbal and Quantitative sections of the present GMAT without changes. However, there will only be 1 essay prompt (Analysis of an Argument) and a new Integrated Reasoning section with an on screen calculator. The length of the test will remain the same (3 hours and 30 mins.). The new Integrated Reasoning section will test your skills in evaluating data from multiple sources and in multiple forms. These are skills you will need to succeed in a world where data is considered very important.
Next-Gen GMAT Format