GMAT Guide

Inez Andreas School of Business and Public Administration

What is the GMAT?

The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is a standardized exam, delivered in English, which helps business schools assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in business and management. The exam is scored out of 800 and it does not require previous knowledge of business subjects. It is offered multiple times annually throughout the United States, as well as internationally. The GMAT includes three subject areas: Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA), Quantitative and Verbal. We strongly encourage all applicants to thoroughly prepare for the test.

Test Overview

  • The AWA section is comprised of two (2) writing tasks - the analysis of issue and the analysis of argument.

  • The quantitative section has a total of 37 questions on two (2) subsections - problem solving and data-sufficiency.

  • The verbal section has a total of 41 questions on three (3) subsections - reading comprehension, critical reasoning and sentence correction.

In the School of Business, we recognize that many factors determine a person’s potential. Consequently, the School adopts a comprehensive application review by taking into consideration all aspects which support a candidate’s admission. A high score is one way in which you can strengthen your credentials when applying for graduate-level business programs.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • You can register online at or call 1-800-GMAT-NOW. You can also request an application from the Barry’s Office of Graduate Admissions or by contacting the Educational Testing Service, Princeton, N.J. 08541. Be sure to plan ahead and schedule a timely GMAT exam date as the availability of seats for the desirable dates may be limited.

  • The Graduate Knowledge Examination (GRE), Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), Examen de Admisión a Estudios de Posgrado (EXADEP) or Prueba de Admisión a Estudios de Postgrado (PAEP) may be considered in lieu of the GMAT if they were taken within the last five (5) years.

More information about the exam

Information provided regarding the GMAT was gathered from the official Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC ®) website and paraphrased for your convenience. For more detailed information, please visit

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