GMAT Test Section Overview

The GMAT Includes the Following Test Sections:

  Quantitative Section Verbal Section Essay/Integration Reasoning  
  •Problem Solving •Sentence Correction •Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA)  
  •Data Sufficiency •Critical Reasoning •Integrated Reasoning  
    •Reading Comprehension    

•Each section requires its own specific strategy, but you may apply some techniques to all sections.

GMAT Sections Comparison

  Section # of Quest. Time Allowed Details Score Range Score Interval Official Score Report (within 20 days of test day) Unofficial Score Report (right after the test)  
  GMAT Essay (AWA) 1 30 min • Analysis of an Argument (30 min., 1 topic) 0 - 6 0.5 Yes No; Scored Separately  
  GMAT Integrated Reasoning 12 30 min • Multi-Source Reasoning
• Table Analysis
• Graphics Interpretation
• Two-Part Analysis
1 - 8 1 Yes No; Scored Separately  
        Optional 8 Minute Break          
  GMAT Quantitative 37 75 min • Problem Solving (23-24 questions)
• Data Sufficiency (13-14 questions)
0 - 60 1; scores below 7 and above 50 are very rare Yes Yes  
        Optional 8 Minute Break          
  GMAT Verbal 41 75 min • Critical Reasoning (14-15 questions)
• Sentence Correction (14-15 quest.)
• Reading Comprehension
(4 passages, 12-14 questions)
0 - 60 1; scores below 9 and above 44 are very rare Yes Yes  
  Total 1 AWA
12 IR
78 Multiple-choices
4 hours (approx.) - 200-800 10; scaled from Verbal and Quantitative sub-scores Yes Yes  

Please note that not all of the verbal and quantitative questions are scored. In the Verbal section, approximately 37 of the 41 questions are scored, and in the quantitative section, approximately 33 of the 37 questions are scored. The un-scored questions are there for the purpose of gauging results for future tests. Within the quantitative section, the different types of math questions are intermixed.

An Analysis of an Argument essay will appear in the AWA section.