Studying in America and Canada  
4.8 Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT)

The GMAT is primarily for entering an MBA program in America and Canada. However, some other business programs - for example, in finance, marketing and management information systems - at the Masterís and PhD levels do allow a choice between the GMAT and GRE. Check the admissions requirements of your prospective school.

The GMAT consists of 3 parts:

  1. Verbal: This section, through multiple-choice questions, tests your reading comprehension, critical reason and sentence criterion.
  2. Quantitative: This section measures, through multiple-choice questions, your basic mathematical skills and your understanding of elementary concepts, and your ability to solve quantitative problems, reason quantitatively and interpret graphical data.
  3. Analytical Writing: This section measures, through 2 30-minute tasks, your ability to analyze an issue and analyze an argument. The issues and arguments in the test do not presuppose knowledge of business or any other topics.

The GMAT score is on a scale of 200 to 800.

Comments made about the computer-based test for the GRE above apply to the GMAT as well.

You can obtain additional information in the Booklet on the GMAT ( on the Web.

Contact information for the GMAT in India:

  • Regional Center (Region 14)
  • Sylvan Testing Service Pvt. Ltd.
    Senior Plaza
    160-A Gautam Nagar, 3rd Floor
    Yusuf Sarai
    Behind Indian Oil Building
    New Delhi 110049
    Phone: +91-11-651-1649
    Fax: +91-11-652-9741

  • Test Centres: Ahmadabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Hyderabad, Madras, Mumbai, Mumbai US Educational Foundation in India, New Delhi, Trivandrum

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