Attempting the GMAT exam is no easy task, it requires several hours of preparation. Besides, it is also an expensive affair as it costs US $250 or 18300 INR approximately. It is therefore absolutely crucial that you are well-prepared for the exam to reach your desired target score in your first attempt itself. Otherwise, you will have to pay the GMAT exam fees every time you wish to attempt the exam. Moreover, besides the GMAT exam registration fees you will also have to pay a prescribed fee for other services which GMAC provides. We have listed them below in the following table for your reference. So, read on!
Fees for GMAT Services:
|GMAT Registration fee
|Additional Score report
a.US $100 refund
b.US $75 refund
c.US $50 refund
|Score cancellation report (after you leave test centre)
|Rescoring for AWA essay
|Enhanced score report
As you can infer from the above table, the GMAT registration fees will cost you a substantial amount. Therefore, as already mentioned, the GMAT exam cost is expensive and you must be thorough with your preparation. To ensure that your GMAT preparation is on track, you must have a good study plan that covers all the topics of the GMAT syllabus. Let us learn more about the syllabus of the exam.
The GMAT exam has four sections — Integrated Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing Assessment. The questions from these sections are designed to assess your logical reasoning, analytical writing, critical thinking and problem solving skills..
We have listed below the types of questions that you will come across in each section of the GMAT exam:
|Types of Questions
|Analytical Writing Assessment
You must be well versed with all the above types of questions so that you are able to achieve your targeted GMAT score. For this you must first map out a detailed study plan. Doing so will help you track the progress of your preparation for the GMAT exam. Besides, make sure your study plan covers all the topics of all the sections. To get a comprehensive list of the topics, you can download the GMAT syllabus pdf from authentic sources like the GMAC. If you are familiar with the GMAT syllabus you will be able to judge how much you need to study, which topics you need to spend more time on and how much time is required to complete studying all of the topics.
We have listed down some of the important topics of the syllabus from each section below :
Verbal Reasoning assesses your ability to read and comprehend the passage given, reason and evaluate the arguments that are presented and review incorrect sentences and phrase them properly.
- Phrases and clauses
- Pronoun agreement
- Subject Verb agreement
- Verb tense
- Parts of speech
- Active to passive
- Direct and indirect
- Idioms & idiomatic expressions
- Basic sentence structure: adjectives, pronouns, nouns
Quantitative Reasoning assesses your proficiency in basic high school level math concepts. It also evaluates your skills in interpreting data given in graphical format and your abilities in solving quantitative problems.
- Multiples and factors
- Inequalities and basic statistics
- Profit and loss
- Arithmetic and geometric progression
- Speed, time, and distance
- Mixtures and allegations
- Coordinate geometry
- Lines and angles
- Quadratic equations
- Powers and roots
- Simple and compound interest
- Rectangular solids and cylinders
- Number systems and number theory
- Permutations and combinations
- Monomials, polynomials
- Sequences and series
- Pipes, cisterns, and work time
- Ratio and proportion
- Algebraic expressions and equations
- Descriptive statistics
- Quadratic equations
Analytical Writing Assessment
There’s one essay type question in the analytical writing assessment section — “Analyse an Argument”. You have to analyse and write a critique of the given argument. The objective is to check how clearly you are able to express and put forth your ideas. It evaluates how well you are able to organise your opinions, provide supporting evidence and examples to support your thoughts. Another important parameter that is measured is how well you can write grammatically and logically correct sentences.
The questions asked in this section are in the form of, passages, graphs, tables or a combination of all three. It is to basically evaluate how well you are able to interpret visual data and gather relevant information from it to answer the questions that follow.
We hope this article has given you a brief overview of the syllabus of the different sections in the GMAT exam, the skills which are tested on, and the types of questions which you will come across in all four sections. In addition to the above, we hope that now you are aware of the GMAT registration fee as well as and the cost of the different services provided by GMAC.