ERIC Number: ED224392
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
The Official Guide to GMAT.
Graduate Management Admission Council, Princeton, NJ.
A comprehensive guide to the kinds of verbal and mathematical questions likely to appear in the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is presented. The current GMAT consists of multiple-choice questions, which are divided among eight separately timed sections. A general description and brief discussion are presented of the objectives and techniques for each question type, followed by a math review useful in the problem solving and data sufficiency sections of the GMAT. Sample tests with answer keys and detailed explanations of the specific question type and selected questions and answers from the sample tests are provided, along with methods of determining the best answer to a particular kind of question. Problem solving questions are designed to test basic mathematical skills, understanding of elementary and mathematical concepts, and the ability to reason quantitatively and to solve quantitative problems. Data sufficiency questions are designed to measure ability to analyze a quantitative problem, to recognize which information is relevant, and to determine at what point there is sufficient information to solve the problem. In addition, analysis of situations questions measure the ability to analyze and evaluate the major aspects of a business or management situation. Writing ability questions include sentence correction questions to test correct and effective expression; the reading comprehension section includes interpretive, applicative, and inferential questions. Guidelines for the use of scores and answer key and scoring information are presented, and public interest principles for the design and use of admissions testing programs are addressed. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Business Administration Education, College Admission, College Entrance Examinations, Decision Making, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Language Proficiency, Logical Thinking, Mathematics, Problem Solving, Reading Comprehension, Scoring, Test Coaching, Test Items, Test Wiseness, Writing Skills
Graduate Management Admissions Council, Box 2886, Princeton, NJ 08541 ($7.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Graduate Management Admission Council, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Graduate Management Admission Test