Leading business schools and management education programs worldwide recognize the GMAT as the most effective predictor of success. You may already be on a career path, but you know that a management education will lead to even greater opportunities. Your continued success starts with the GMAT.
Consisting of four main parts delivered in English and administered in test centers around the world, the GMAT exam measures verbal, mathematical, integrated reasoning, analytical and writing skills that you’ve developed over time. The examination helps graduate programs assess your qualifications for advanced study in business and management. Your scores are valid for five years, so you have the ability to start your graduate studies now or much later.
The Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) of the GMAT is designed as a direct measure of your ability to think critically and to communicate your ideas. The AWA consists of one 30-minute writing task— Analysis of an Argument.
The arguments presented on the test concern topics of general interest related to business or a variety of other subjects. A specific knowledge of the essay topic is not necessary; only your capacity to write analytically is assessed.
For the Analysis of an Argument section, you will need to analyze the reasoning behind a given argument and write a critique of that argument. You are not being asked to present your own views on the subject.
Two types of multiple-choice questions are used in the Quantitative section of the GMAT exam—Problem Solving and Data Sufficiency. The Quantitative section of the GMAT measures the ability to reason quantitatively, solve quantitative problems, and interpret graphic data.
Problem-Solving and Data-Sufficiency questions are intermingled throughout the section. Both types of questions require knowledge of:
- Elementary algebra, and
- Commonly known concepts of geometry.
Three types of multiple-choice questions are used in the Verbal section of the GMAT® exam—Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, and Sentence Correction. The Verbal section of the GMAT exam measures your ability to:
- read and comprehend written material,
- reason and evaluate arguments, and
- correct written material to conform to standard written English.
Acceptable Document for Identification
Test takers in Nigeria will need a valid international passport as an identifying document on the day of the exam.
The GMAT test lasts for about four(4) hours, so candidates are adviced to plan their test day properly. No other serious engagement should be fixed for that day.
Eight weeks of good preparation is recommended for the GMAT examination. For answers to other questions regarding the GMAT test in Nigeria, please vist the GMAT FAQ page.