The Computer-Adaptive GMAT
You will solve a total of 31 Math (PS and DS) questions in 62
minutes, and a total of 36 Verbal (SC, CR and RC) questions in 65
minutes. You will also write your AWA Argument essay in 30 minutes
and solve 12 Integrated Reasoning questions in
At the test center, you can choose your section order from
the following 3 options:
- AWA, IR, Math, Verbal (traditional order - normally, do
NOT choose this)
- Verbal, Math, IR, AWA (do what matters first --
- Math, Verbal, IR, AWA (do what matters first -- if you
find GMAT Math difficult)
- You will be able to make 2 breaks, one after each of the
first TWO blocks (Verbal, Math, AWA+IR) in the section order
you choose. Each break can be AT MOST 8 minutes long. Do return
to your workstation before this 8-minute limit, otherwise the
excess will be deducted from the time you are allowed for the
next section, i.e. the section timer will have already started
when you return.
- Of the 31 Math questions, 3 or 4 will be experimental, and
of the 36 Verbal questions, 5 or 6 will be experimental.
(Those questions will NOT count toward your score.)
WHAT is a CAT test?
CAT means Computer Adaptive Test. If you get a certain
question right, the next one will be a little bit more
difficult. If you get it wrong, the next one will be a bit
easier. In other words, the computer tries to determine your
level of competency by "zeroing in" on a difficulty level at
which you will get half of the questions right (and,
consequently, half wrong). This is where the word "Adaptive"
comes from, and means that each test taker will solve a
different set of questions, according to his/her level of
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