GMAT is the standard test to enter MBA Business School. It is computerized test, consisting of 150 minutes of multiple-choice testing plus two 30-minute anlytical essays.
Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA): 60 minutes, 2 essays assignment
*Analytical of an Argument Topic (30 minutes)
*Analysis of an Issue Topic (30 minutes)
Quantitive (Math) Section: 75 minutes, 37 questions
*Data sufficiency questions
*Problem Solving questions
*Verbal Section: 75 minutes, 41 questions
*Reading comprehension questions
*Sentence Correction questions
*Critical Reasoning questions
*Overall scaled score from 200 to 800
*Quantitative scaled subscore from 0 to 60
*Verbal scaled subscore from 0 to 60
*AWA Score, from 0 to 6. This score is separate from your overall score for Quantitative and Verbal
Because the test is graded on a preset curve, the scaled score will correspond to a certain percentile, which will also be given on your score report. A 650 overall score, for instance, corresponds to the 80th percentile, meaning that 80 percent of test takers score at or below this level. The percentile figure is important because it allows admissions officers at business schools to get a sense quickly of where you fall in the poll of applicants.
Percentile Approximate Score
99th percentile 760
95th percentile 720
90th percentile 700
80th percentile 650
75th percentile 630
50th percentile 550
While the median GMAT Score is arround 550, test takers need a score of at least 650 to be considered competitive by top MBA Business Schools.