GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is a standardised test, frequently used as en entrance exam for undergraduate and graduate courses of foreign universities. Primarily, it’s required for MBA (Masters of Business Administration) programmes in the USA, and many other international university courses.
GMAT CAT (Computer-Adaptive Test) is adjusted to your skill level by a computer. Initially, you are presented with a medium-difficulty problem. A correct answer is followed by a more difficult question, and an incorrect one by an easier one. This way, questions appear one by one, and you cannot see your previous nor your subsequent questions. You can neither skip nor correct your answers.
The structure of the GMAT exam
|Analytical Writing Assessment:
Analysis of an Argument
|30 minutes||This assignment evaluates your critical thinking and how you communicate ideas. Problems and tasks in this test include broad topics from the business world. No specific knowledge about the topic is required, the only elements under evaluation are your critical thinking and communication.|
|30 minutes||This part of the test evaluates your reasoning about information from various sources. Under review are your abilities to: synthesise information from graphs, text and numbers; evaluate data from different sources; organise data to facilitate their synthesis; solve multiple non-connected problems, or to combine and manipulate the data to solve more complex problems.|
|70 minutes||Contains two types of multiple-choice questions: Problem Solving and Data Sufficiency. It measures your quantitative reasoning, numerical skills and graph interpretation. Both types are shuffled inside this part of the test and presume skill in: arithmetics, basic algebra and widely known geometric concepts.|
|70 minutes||In this part there are three multiple-choice types of questions – Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, and Sentence Correction. This part measures your ability to: read and understand written materials, justify and evaluate arguments, and correct written materials to the standards of English language.|
Grading GMAT tests
Grading and your result depend on the number of questions you answered, whether your answers are correct, and the level and statistical characteristics of each question or problem.
You can apply on line by registering at this web site http://www.mba.com/the-gmat/schedule-a-gmat-appointment.aspx where you can also read about test centres, application deadlines and test schedules.
Every candidate may take a GMAT exam at most once a month (31 days) and at most 5 times within 12 months.
You can take the GMAT test in certified examination centres, on a computer. The type of test taken is GMAT CAT (Computer Adaprive Test), meaning that the computer generates questions on its own, depending on previous answers. A timely application is needed to secure the desired time slot.
In Croatia, you can take the GMAT test at the Institut za razvoj obrazovanja (IRO)
Institut za razvoj obrazovanja (IRO)
Trg Nikole Zrinskog 9/I, 10000 Zagreb
Tel.: +385 (0)1 4817-195; 4555-151
Faks: +385 (0)1 4555-150
GMAT tests are organised on a monthly basis (usually twice a month).
Some examination dates may be unavailable (fully booked or cancelled) at the time of your application through the official website www.mba.com. Therefore, we suggest applying in time to secure the desired time slot. The current availability of GMAT tests can be found at the GMAT official website, www.mba.com.
The GMAT test costs 250 USD.
GMAT test results
All candidates taking the GMAT test can choose to cancel their results or accept grading. Candidates who accepted grading are entitled to two kinds of result certificates:
-Unofficial score report – unoffficial results in printed form are available at the day the test was taken. This displays the results from Quantitative and Verbal parts, but not from Analytical Writing Assessments or Integrated Reasoning.
-Official score report – a certificate with official results of all test components, sent to the candidate’s home address, as well as the addresses of institutions the candidate signed up to receive it. Results are usually sent within 20 days from the test, but the exact delivery date depends on the final location.
Every candidate can register, free of charge, up to 5 institutions which will receive the result certificate directly (the Official score report). The candidate must register those institutions on the day they are taking the test (at the very beginning). Subsequent registrations and requests for additional certificates (additional score reports) must be requested online, by phone (10 USD per telephone call), by mail or fax, together with a fee, depending on the number of institutions which are supposed to receive the candidate’s GMAT results (the fee is 28 USD per certificate). You can find more information on this web site: http://www.mba.com/global/the-gmat-exam/gmat-exam-scoring/your-score-report/send-your-scores.aspx.
GMAT test results are valid for 5 years.
How to prep for a GMAT exam?
We recommend taking a prep course early enough to gather experience and prepare well for the test itself. In order to reach the desired result, besides comprehension and communication in English, knowing and mastering specific techniques may help you score higher.
Arte et Marte’s prep courses provide high quality and complete preparation to help you apply and take the GMAT test. They include free materials (books and multimedia) for all participants. The course will advance the skills that will be put to the test at GMAT, but even more importantly, it will help you master the technique required to take this test. Some of these are specific listening and reading techniques or information spotting, and some focus on taking notes efficiently during the reading, speaking and writing parts.
We use well established principles and methods, devised and perfected through years of pedagogical and methodical work. We only work with small groups, we’re flexible when scheduling time slots, and our teachers keep the same individual approach to participants. Our task is to provide the necessary help in a comfortable and relaxed working environment.
A measurable progress is paramount, so we recommend taking entrance and final exams with your course (both are included in the course price). Subsequent group or individual preparation will focus on honing the skill where you scored lower.
We use real and up to date materials, and all participants get their opportunity to fully get acquainted with all specifics of the test. If you can’t find what you’re looking for on our website or services price list, please contact us, and we will find a solution for you.
Depending on your needs, skills and available time, we offer you the following prep courses:
GMAT group prep courses
REGULAR PREP COURSE 54 lessons
Regular courses are an ideal choice for those used to working in a group, in a relatively short period. This course takes an optimal approach, by dynamics and intensity, in order to give enough attention to all language skills and problem types from the test. It will prepare you for the mathematical and language parts of the exam, but you must be ready to spend some time working on your own as well.
INTENSIVE PREP COURSE 72 lessons
An intensive course is aimed at those students who want a detailed preparation, and/or have less time to work on their own, and/or have scored low on the entrance exam but need a big improvement to meet their goal. The intensive course comprises 72 lessons and provides enough time to review grammar, all language skills and problem types that will appear in the test. This course will prepare you for the mathematical and language parts of the exam, but you must be ready to spend some time working on your own as well.
GMAT individual prep courses
INDIVIDUAL PREP COURSE 40 lessons
This course is for you if individual approach suits you better and if you prefer a maximum support from the teacher, high quality materials and multimedia. This course will prepare you for the mathematical and language parts of the exam, and assumes you’re also willing to put in more effort working on your own. Schedule, content and dynamics of such a course are adjusted to the student and the result s/he is aiming for.
INDIVIDUAL PREP MODULE 12 lessons
Prep module is for you if you prefer minimum guidance and support from the teacher and if you are willing to invest a lot of effort working on your own. Schedule, content and dynamics of a module are adjusted to the students and the result s/he is aiming for.
We accept max 5 participants in each group!
Course materials, entrance and final exams are free!
For more information and signing up, please contact us.
|Regular course (54 lessons)||Intensive course (72 lessons)||Individual course (40 lessons)||Individual module (12 lessons)|