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GMAT 2024 Exam Pattern: Know the Question Types, Time Allocation & Scoring Method

Updated On - October 23 2023 by Abhinandan Singh

GMAT 2024 Exam Pattern is decided by Graduate Management Admission Council(GMAC). The GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is a computer-adaptive test that assesses a person's analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in standard written English. Graduate Management Admission Council(GMAC) is the conducting authority of international level Graduate Management Aptitude Test 2024. It is a Computer-based test which has been designed to test the Aptitude Skills of the candidate for business studies. The exam is conducted 5 times a year at the International Level. There is a gap of 16 days before the next attempt. GMAT scores are used by more than 7,000 graduate business programs worldwide. This entrance exam conducting to select the deserving candidates for a different business program offered by the Institute. The candidates must go through the complete article to know further about GMAT 2024 Exam Pattern, Section wise marking scheme and so on.

GMAT 2024 Exam Pattern:

The GMAT 2024 exam is a computer-based test that takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete. The exam is divided into four sections, with optional breaks between each section.
GMAT Exam Pattern 2024
SectionNumber of QuestionsTime
Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA)1 essay30 minutes
Integrated Reasoning (IR)12 questions30 minutes
Quantitative Reasoning (QR)31 questions62 minutes
Verbal Reasoning (VR)36 questions65 minutes

GMAT 2024 Exam Pattern Decoded: Know the Question Types, Time Allocation and Scoring Method

The GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is a computer-adaptive test that assesses a person's analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in standard written English. Here are the important points of the GMAT 2024 exam pattern:

  1. Sections: The GMAT exam consists of four main sections - Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA), Integrated Reasoning (IR), Quantitative, and Verbal.
  2. Format: The exam is conducted in an online format, and it is a computer-adaptive test, which means that the difficulty level of questions is based on the candidate's performance.
  3. Duration: The total duration of the exam is 3 hours and 30 minutes.
  4. Question Types: The AWA section consists of one essay prompt, the IR section consists of 12 questions, and the Quantitative and Verbal sections consist of 31 questions each.
  5. Scoring: The GMAT score ranges from 200 to 800, with the highest score being 800. The score is valid for five years.
  6. Test Centers: The GMAT exam is conducted in various test centers across the globe.
  7. Exam Fees: The GMAT exam fee is $250, and the candidates can reschedule or cancel their exam by paying additional fees.

Overall, the GMAT exam is a comprehensive test that assesses the candidate's aptitude and skills in different areas.

GMAT 2024 Exam Pattern 

Candidates can check the given below information related to GMAT Exam 2024 Question Paper Pattern:

Mode of ExamMultiple-choice Questions(MCQ) and Subjective Question
Exam Duration3 1/2 hours
BreaksTwo optional eight-minute breaks during the exam
Section 

Four Section

  • Analytical Writing Assessment
  • Integrated Reasoning
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Verbal Reasoning
Medium of ExamEnglish
Durationvary for each section

GMAT Type of question(Section-wise)

Given mentioned are the details related to the section-wise type of question asked in the exam to applicants:

  • Analytical Writing Assessment—measures your ability to think critically and to communicate your ideas
  • Integrated Reasoning—measures your ability to analyze data and evaluate information presented in multiple formats
  • Quantitative Reasoning—measures your ability to analyze data and draw conclusions using reasoning skills
  • Verbal Reasoning—measures your ability to read and understand written material, to evaluate arguments and to correct written material to conform to standard written English

GMAT Entrance Exam Section-wise Marking Scheme and Number of Question 

Candidates can check the given below related to GMAT Exam 2024 Marking scheme and number of question sections wise:

Section

Time Limit 

Number of Questions

Score Range

Analytical Writing Assessment

30 minutes

1 question

0-6
(in 0.5-point increments)

Integrated Reasoning

30 minutes

12 questions

1-8
(in 1-point increments)

Quantitative Reasoning

62 minutes

31 questions

6-51
(in 1-point increments)

Verbal Reasoning

65 minutes

36 questions

6-51
(in 1-point increments)

GMAT 2024 Exam Pattern Choice 

When applicants reach their test destination, they have a choice to select the exam sections order. Authority will provide applicants with three options of exam section they can choose as per their comfort:

  • Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, Verbal
  • Verbal, Quantitative, Integrated Reasoning, Analytical Writing Assessment
  • Quantitative, Verbal, Integrated Reasoning, Analytical Writing Assessment

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