Applying and Getting Accepted
GMAT is the Graduate Management Admissions Test. It was developed in the early 1950's in the US to assess individuals equally who may have differing cultural and educational backgrounds.
The Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) administrates all aspects of taking the GMAT. The test provides an indication of an individual's ability to assess data and reason logical arguments through the use of multiple-choice questions and two written essays.
It is estimated that over 200,000 individuals take the test annually. Nearly 2000 business schools now use the test as part of their entry assessment, with most allowing the applicant a second attempt should they miss the required grades first time around.
The results of the test are given as four scores;
1) your performance on the multiple-choice is measured on a scale between 200 and 800,
2) your verbal reasoning
3) your analytical reasoning
4) your essay writing and ability to explain complex arguments, rated on a scale of 0 to 6.
There are ways in which you can improve the likelihood of scoring well at the GMAT, including taking on-line practise tests or attending preparatory classes run by private organisations.
Take a full practise test and measure your scores against the entry grades required at the school you hope to attend. Identify any areas that can be improved and take appropriate action to improve your skills.