If you wish to peruse an MBA in an international B-school, you will need to appear for the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test). The GMAT is a graduate management exam which consists of English and math and tests your analytical and logical skills the sections of the exam include verbal and quantitative reasoning, analytical writing and an integrated reasoning section. The maximum points for the exam is 800 (minimum being 200) and most popular business schools expect candidates to have scores over 600 to be considered for admission (the writing section is scored separately on 6 and the integrated reasoning is scored on 12). The fees for the exam are US$250 and the registration is online at www.mba.com
the GMAT is a computer adaptive test which means that the computer decides the difficulty level of questions that you have to answer. What this means is that if you get the first question correct, you will be given a harder question and so on, eventually you will end up taking a difficult version of the GMAT. But you can be assured that the score you get will be excellent. On the other hand, if you get the first few question incorrect, you will be given easier questions for the rest of the exam but your overall score will be low. A good test taking strategy then would be to spend a few extra minutes on the first few question of the GMAT so that you get the hardest version of the exam, therefore scoring better. The validity of the GMAT exam score is five years.