GMAT has its own specific paper pattern through which the exam is being conducted. The questions are abided to be changed but the paper patter remains the same so this gives a guide to the students regarding the paper content and the way of attempting it. Here are the sections of the GMAT examination which are the part of the paper
- Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA): The very first section of the GMAT examination is the Analytical writing assessment, the section consist of essay writing and is to be attempted in 30 minutes. The type of essay which is to be written is an Analysis of an Argument. The candidate will be awarded the score ranging from 0.0 to 6.0, although the score will not be counted in the Final GMAT score but will be presented separately.
- Integrated Reasoning: The second section of the GMAT examination is of Integrated Reasoning. This respective section has replaced the second essay of AWA from the June 2012. The questions which are being made part of this section are relevant and related to the business school. There will be four types of questions requiring you to process multiple date sources in the IR section which might be the graphical demonstrations, the data of about 300 words or any image description. This section is scored on a scale of 1 to 8, in 1-point increments.
- Math: the next section which is to be followed is the Math section in the GMAT examination, which will ultimately test your math skills. The section will comprise of 37 multiple choice questions (MCQ’s) and the time allotted for attempting this section will be 75 minutes. Basically there will be two types of math problems in GMAT. One will be problem solving in which there will be Multiple choice questions that the individual is already familiar to and the other section will be of data sufficiency which is a very unique type of math problems in which the candidate will be given two pieces of information and will be required to decide whether the provided information is enough to attempt the question or not.
- Verbal: the concluding section in GMAT will be the verbal section in which there will be 41 questions divided in to three specific parts. These three parts will include Sentence Correction which will have grammar questions, usage of tenses and their correction, critical reasoning which will be having questions regarding the evaluation of a structured argumenta and the third section is Reading Comprehension which will have the questions testing the understanding of the passage. All these three sections are to be attempted in 75 minutes.