GMAT Syllabus 2021
GMAT Syllabus 2021 - Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has prescribed the syllabus of GMAT 2021 for candidates going to appear in the management entrance test. The GMAT syllabus 2021 consist of four broad sections like Analytically Writing Assessment (AWA), Integrated Reasoning (IR), Quantitative and Verbal. Each section of GMAT 2021 syllabus will have separate time limits. Overall, the GMAT duration is 3-hour 30 min including the timings breaks and tutorials. The breaks that are given during the test are optional and are of 8 minutes. The GMAT 2021 is an online computer-based test, and for a better preparation of the exam, it is imperative for all candidates to know the details of GMAT 2021 syllabus and other exam related modalities. Read the complete article to know more about the GMA syllabus 2021, test pattern, section-wise syllabus and more.
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GMAT Syllabus 2021
There are 4 sections in GMAT 2021, each section will have some fixed number of questions and weightage. The effective exam duration, which is excluding the time required for check-in, check-out, tutorials and two breaks, is just over 3-hours. For the detailed syllabus of GMAT 2021, refer to the table given below.
GMAT Test Section
Number of Questions
Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA)
Analysis of Argument
Integrated Reasoning (IR)
Two-Two Part Analysis
Total Exam Time (excluding breaks or tutorials)
Three hours, seven minutes (3 hrs, 7 mins)
GMAT Syllabus - Explained
The section-wise syllabus of GMAT 2021 is explained below.
GMAT syllabus 2021 - Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA)
There will be only one topic from this part of GMAT 2021 syllabus. The time limit for this section is 30 minutes. In this section, the candidates will be tested for his/her ability to apply logic and think critically. There will be a topic based on which candidates will have to analyse the given arguments and answer the questions.
GMAT syllabus 2021 for Integrated reasoning (IR)
This section particularly test the candidate’s ability to integrate a large amount of data and solve the complex problems related to this. There will be graphs, texts and numbers from which the candidates will have to synthesize the information. Candidates will have to evaluate the information achieved from different sources. The questions will also test the candidate’s ability to connect the information from different sources and solve the interrelated complex problems.
The IR section of GMAT 2021 syllabus will have a total of 12 questions and the time duration for attempting these questions will be of 30 minutes.
Four types of questions in GMAT syllabus 2021 for IR
GMAT syllabus 2021 for Quantitative ability
There will be a total of 31 questions from this section which typically measure the candidate’s ability to apply reason mathematically, solve the quantitative problems and interpret the graphical data.
For solving questions from GMAT quantitative ability, the candidate must have the knowledge of arithmetic, elementary algebra, geometry along with the ability to apply logic and analytical skills.
Two types of questions from GMAT 2021 syllabus for quantitative
Problem-solving - To test the ability to apply logic and analytical reasoning to solve the problems.
Data Sufficiency - To test the candidate’s ability to analyse the quantitative problems and use the data to solve the problems. Also, there will be questions consisting of two statements, the candidate will have to apply the math skills and everyday facts to solve the problem
GMAT syllabus for quantitative ability - Topics to study
Ratio & Proportion
Permutation & Combination
GMAT syllabus 2021 for Verbal
There will be a total of 36 multiple-choice questions from this part of GMAT 2021 syllabus. Verbal section tests the candidate’s ability to read and comprehend written material, evaluate arguments. The text is written in the standard English language and the candidates will be given a total of 65 minutes to attempt the section.
GMAT syllabus 2021 for verbal - types of questions
There will be 3-types of questions from the verbal section which are mentioned below.
Reading comprehension - There will be some comprehension passages intended to test the candidate’s ability to read and understand the complex sentences, understand the logical relationships. The following reading skills will be tested from the comprehension passage.
Main idea mentioned in the passage
The comprehension passage will come with a fixed number of questions which the candidate will have to answer. The theme of the passage may be related to the social sciences and humanities, physical and biological sciences, or a business-related field.
GMAT syllabus 2021 - Important Points to Remember
The GMAT 2021 is conducted in more than 100 countries, round the year.
The test is conducted in online mode, an exam pattern of GMAT 2021 is available which outlines the basic framework of the test.
For GMAT 2021 preparation, along with the syllabus, the GMAT test preparation kit is also very important and is available at free of cost.
There will be two optional breaks o 8-minutes during which the candidate can have water, food and other comfort items as notified by the exam conducting body.
Questions related to Abroad
I have scored 58% in my Graduation. So Will I be able to purse MBA in Germany universities?
The basic medium of instruction in Germany is either English Taught or Germany Taught,so the students has to take test like TOEFL or IELTS plus GRE to show the proficiency in English.IELTS minimum score should be 6.5+ but some universities accept 6.0 also.TOEFL should be 79-80.MBA In Germany is a 1 to 1.5 year program.Eligiblity criteria and cut off are independently decided by the various universities in Germany.For MBA program in Germany you should have German equivalent of bachelor's degree.In other words you must have 4 year Bachelor's degree or 3 year degree with a one year Masters degree in business administration to apply for MBA Program from a German University.Some university would also accept 3 year degree with relevant work experience.Minimum of 65 % required in Bachelor's degree and a good score in GMAT/GRE.So it is difficult for you to get the admission but you can check with university officials for the specific eligibility criteria for the program as the eligibility criteria and cut off are independently decided by the university in Germany.MBA is the paid course in Germany.The annual cost of MBA in Germany ranges from 13 lakhs to 33 lakhs INR.
Can I get into mba colleges in uk after bba mba integrated in India (second mba). Gmat 600
For the entry level requirement in order to get admission in MBA in UK you need to have at least 3 year work experience, along with this you have bachelor as well as master degree so at that point you are eligible and apart from this you also need to to give GMAT exam where your score 600 is considered in good category, and you also need to give IELTS exam with minimum 6 or 6.5 score.
Best of luck.