About GMAT

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a computer adaptive test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA program. More than 200,000 business school candidates per year take the GMAT exam exclusively for application to graduate management education programs.

GMAT is developed and administered by Graduate Management Admission Council, the nonprofit organization, to assess skills that are most relevant for business school.

GMAT Exam Structure

The GMAT Exam has four sections:

  1. Analytical Writing Assessment —measures your ability to think critically and to communicate your ideas
  2. Integrated Reasoning —measures your ability to analyze data and evaluate information presented in multiple formats
  3. Quantitative Reasoning —measures your ability to analyze data and draw conclusions using reasoning skills
  4. Verbal Reasoning —measures your ability to read and understand written material, to evaluate arguments and to correct written material to conform to standard written English

The Quantitative and Verbal Reasoning sections of the GMAT are computer-adaptive, meaning the difficulty of the test tailors itself in real-time to your ability level. This feature allows the exam to assess your potential with a higher degree of precision and deliver scores that business schools trust. Test-takers have the freedom to choose how they start the exam, beginning with the quantitative, verbal or writing section.

Test SectionTime Limit / Number of QuestionsQuestion TypesScore Range
Analytical Writing Assessment30 minutes
1 question
Analysis of an Argument0-6
(in 0.5-point increments)
Integrated Reasoning30 minutes
12 questions
Graphics Interpretation, Table Analysis, Multi-source Reasoning, Two-part Analysis1-8
(in 1-point increments)
Quantitative Reasoning62 minutes
31 questions
Data Sufficiency, Problem Solving6-51
(in 1-point increments)
Verbal Reasoning65 minutes
36 questions
Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, Sentence Correction6-51
(in 1-point increments)

In total the test takes just under 3 1/2  hours to complete, including two optional breaks. The Official GMAT Score Report show five scores: Total, Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA), Integrated Reasoning, Verbal and Quantitative. Total GMAT Scores range from 200 to 800. Two-thirds of test takers score between 400 and 600.

How Is the GMAT Different From the GRE?

Experts say one important distinction between the GMAT and GRE is that the GMAT was specifically created with business schools in mind, while the latter was designed for more general use across multiple types of graduate schools.

GMAT Test Centres in Nigeria

Test Center: Bellaz Education Services

First Floor, Back Wing
No 56 Ogunlana Drive,
Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria


Test Center: UKEAS, Lagos

3rd Floor, 76 Opebi Road
Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

Test Center: UKEAS, Abuja

Ground floor, Osas & Oseji building,
50 Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent,
(just beside H-Medix),
Wuse 2, Abuja, Nigeria

Fees for the GMAT™ Exam and Related Services

GMAT Product or Service Fees
GMAT Exam US$250
Enhanced Score Report  US$30
Additional Score Report  US$35 each
Cancel score (online after you leave the test center)   US$25
Reinstate score  US$50
AWA Essay Rescoring  US$45
GMAT™ Handbook  Free download
Source: mba.com

GMAT Preparatory Course

Aquila Training Centre has a course to prepare candidate for GMAT. For details about the GMAT Preparation Course, click on GMAT Course.

Free GMAT Materials

GMAT Handbook

GMAT Exam Preparation Info

Free GMAT Practice Tests – London Business School

Free GMAT Practice Tests – Manhattan Review