# GMAT Practice Test

If you need help studying for the GMAT or just want some more information about what the test is like, you’ve come to the right place!

Click below to take a free GMAT practice test!

## What’s on the GMAT?

Questions: 64
Time limit: 2 hours and 15 minutes

The GMAT contains 64 multiple-choice questions and is timed at 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Let’s take a look at each section of the exam:

QUANTITATIVE REASONING
21 questions

The questions in this section are designed to test your foundational knowledge of arithmetic and algebra. Specifically, you’ll be tested on how well you apply your knowledge to solve problems.

It’s important to note that you’re not allowed to use a calculator on this section of the exam.

VERBAL REASONING
23 questions

The questions in this section are designed to test your reading comprehension skills and your ability to reason and evaluate arguments.

Some questions will require you to read a short passage (usually fewer than 100 words) and then answer a question about how to strengthen or weaken an argument, determine a flaw in an argument, or support an argument.

DATA INSIGHTS
20 questions

The questions in this section are designed to test your ability to analyze and interpret data and apply data to business scenarios. You’ll also be tested on your digital and data literacy.

For this section you are allowed to use an on-screen calculator if you need to.

## How to Register

To get started with the registration process, you’ll need to create an account on the GMAC website. You can then register for the exam via your account.

The testing fee is \$275 if you take the exam at a testing center. If you choose to take the exam remotely via online proctoring, the fee is \$300.

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## How the GMAT is Scored

The GMAT test is scored using a scaled scoring method. Here’s how it works:

For every question you answer correctly, you get one point added to your raw score. At the end of the test, your final raw score will be converted to a scaled score. This scaled score will range somewhere between 205 and 805. Because this is an admissions exam, there is not set passing score.

The reason your raw score is converted to a scaled score is because everyone that takes the test is given a slightly different set of questions. Since everyone has a different arrangement of questions, and because some questions are harder than others, converting your raw score to a scaled score ensures a more even playing field.

## Retaking the GMAT

If you don’t get the score you want on your first try, that’s okay! You can take the test again after a mandatory 16-day waiting period.

## GMAT vs. GRE

As you prepare for graduate school, you may be wondering whether you should take the GMAT or the GRE.

GMAT
The GMAT is geared specifically toward Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs. It mainly tests business-centric skills, such as data sufficiency and interpretation, and is known for having an in-depth quantitative reasoning section.

GRE
The GRE is a broader exam, focusing on more general foundational concepts. It also contains an analytical writing section, which is absent on the GMAT.

Ultimately, the test you choose depends on your goals. If business school is what you have in mind, consider taking the GMAT. If you’re exploring various graduate paths, the GRE offers more options.

## FAQs

Q

What is GMAT?

A

GMAT stands for Graduate Management Admission Test. It’s a test used in the admissions process for MBA programs.

Q

What is a good GMAT score?

A

There’s no single “good” GMAT score. It depends on the business school you want to attend, so you should aim to score at least somewhere within that school’s range to be competitive.

Q

How long is the GMAT?

A

The exam is timed at 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Q

How hard is the GMAT?

A

The GMAT is considered to be a challenging exam but not very hard.

Q

How many times can you take the GMAT?

A

You can take the GMAT up to five times in one year, and you can’t take it more than eight times total.

## Self-Assessment Modules

One of the most important parts of preparing for a test is determining which topics you need to brush up on as you study.

To get started with a self-assessment of your knowledge, click on one of the modules below!