The GMAT Test

The GMAT Test, full form The Graduate Management Admission Test, is a multiple-choice, computer-based, and computer-adaptive standardized test that is required for admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA program in the United States and globally.

It is owned by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). 

The university looks at your GMAT score, along with your experience, academic record, and supporting materials to admit you as their students.

GMAT measures your basic arithmetic, algebra, geometry, multi-source data analysis, and grammar. It measures your ability to analyze and evaluate written material, the capacity to think critically and solve problems. 

Format of GMAT Test:

Section Time limit/ No. of Questions Question Types Score Range
Analytical Writing Assessment 30 minutes
1 question
Analysis of an Argument 0-6
(in 0.5-point increments)
Integrated Reasoning 30 minutes
12 questions
Graphics Interpretation, Table Analysis, Multi-source Reasoning, Two-part Analysis 1-8
(in 1-point increments)
Quantitative Reasoning 62 minutes
31 questions
Data Sufficiency, Problem Solving 6-51
(in 1-point increments)
Verbal Reasoning 65 minutes
36 questions
Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, Sentence Correction 6-51
(in 1-point increments)

The GMAT score range is from 200-800.

How to prepare for the GMAT Test?

A. Verbal Reasoning

II. Books and Pdf available for vocabulary reasoning.

  1. GMAT Official Guide Books – They are the only official guide books for GMAT written by makers themselves. It is compulsory for GMAT preparations. 
  2. Kaplan Books
  3. Manhattan GMAT Prep
  4. GMAT by Princeton Review
  5. Barron’s GMAT Books

 II. Vocabulary Builders

  1. Word Power Made Easy
  2. Barron’s High-Frequency Words
  3. Magoosh GMAT Flashcards
  4. The Economist Flashcards
  7. Merriam Webster Dictionary

III. Reading Comprehension

  1. Articles from The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Economist, Scientific American.
  2. English Novels
  3. Magoosh Prep Videos

 B. Analytical Writing

  1. Visit the official website to know different topics about Issue writing and Argument writing and Practice them.
  2. Magoosh Prep Videos
  3. Make a daily habit of writing articles, essays, poems, opinions.
  4. You can share your articles through our Kaaphal Articles.

C. Quantitative Reasoning

  1. Magoosh Prep Videos
  2. GMAT Official quant books.
  3. McGraw-Hill GMAT Books

D. Integrated Reasoning

  1. Manhattan Prep GMAT 
  2. McGraw-Hill GMAT Books
  3. Peterson’s GMAT Books.


GMAT in Nepal

  • The cost of the GMAT is $250. The only GMAT test center in Nepal is Kathmandu College of Management (KCM), Gwarko, Lalitpur.

To register for GMAT log on to 

If you do not get a good score in the first attempt you can retake the test. For retaking GMAT :

  • Once every 16 calendar days
  • No more than five times in a rolling 12-month period
  • No more than eight times total

Some useful Tips and Notes:

  • For average Nepalese students, more than 1800 new GMAT words are necessary for excellent scores in Verbal Reasoning. Build up your vocabulary.
  • Make a habit of writing essays, stories, poems, or sentences from words you have learned. It bolsters your scores. You can share your articles through our Kaaphal Articles.
  • Practice quantitative reasoning from the above-mentioned books.
  • Make habit of reading novels and articles from The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Economist, Scientific American if you are planning for long term preparation.
  • Visit USEF-Nepal.
  • Give as many Mock Tests as you can, mimic a real situation before appearing for Test. Websites like kmf gre, (GMAC), jamboree can be very resourceful. 
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