The GMAT is the standardized exam which is the tool to assess the student’s potential on several criteria, which, in turn, determine their expertise for getting academic success in MBA degree and other graduate business degree courses. The GMAT test pattern 2018 has been divided into four chief sections that are as follows-

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

Here goes a detailed discussion with regard to each of the sections as per GMAT Exam pattern 2018 that might give you a guideline.

Check here the latest GMAT Exam Pattern 2018 and get Prepared

Section 1: Analytical Writing Assessment

This section emphasizes on the student’s ability to think critically and express their ideas. This section consists of one 30-minute essay in which you need to write one

Analysis of an Argument here you are required to analyze the reasoning behind an argument and write a criticism of that argument based on your logic.

Section 2: Integrated Reasoning (IR)

This section has 12 questions and candidates are given 30 minutes to finish the task. It is a comparatively new section, introduced in the year of 2012. This specific section accesses the student’s potential to analyze and evaluate information presented in different formats from numerous sources because this skill is essentially required in today’s technologically advanced world.

This section has four different types of questions

  • Table Analysis: In this, you are provided with information in a table format and expected to pick your answers with multiple statements under each question.

  • Graphics Interpretation: In this type, you will be provided with a graphical image. You’re expected to analyze the graph and complete the statements given by selecting the most appropriate option.

  •  Multi-Source Reasoning: Here you will be provided with various tabs. What you need to do is click on the tabs and gather some information. The answers might be in multiple choice modes.

  • Two-Part Analysis: here you have one question and multiple choices. You need to provide only one option to get your answer finished.

Section 3: Quantitative Part

The third section is the quantitative section where you have 75 minutes for completion of the section. This section has 37 questions and all the questions are focusing to test your mathematical ability. This section can be divided into two main categories  which are as follows-

  • Data sufficiency questions- This section attempts to test the ability of a student to assess the data in a systematic way. As the name of the section suggests, it’s more about checking the data sufficiency than finding the answer.

  • Problem solving questions- This section is designed to purely measure your quantitative credential to solve a problem applying several mathematical concepts.

Section 4: GMAT Verbal Section

This last section consists of 41 multiple choice questions. The questions are divided into the following categories

  • Reading Comprehension- here you are provided with a passage on a particular topic and you are essentially required to understand the underlying concept and correlate with the various angles involved. In depth knowledge on that topic is not mandatory.

  • Critical Reasoning – here you will be provided with another passage in format of an argument with 14 critical reasoning questions. Try and filter out the most appropriate logics from the irrelevant ones and carefully decide on the best answer from your logical analysis.

  • Sentence Correction- here you will be provided with sentences with underlined portions on those. You need to check if those sentences are grammatically correct. If they are not, rectify and reconstruct them by retaining the exact meaning.

Check also:-

GMAT Exam Syllabus

About the Author:

Dhruv is Content Creator at He is fond of words and everything related to them. Writing about different things from around the world gives him immense pleasure, and a very healthy by-product is sharing the information and helping others in the process.

Categories: GMAT

Leave a Reply

Request A FREE Call Back

Study in Your Dream Destination

You might also like