GMAT

FAQs

What is GMAT?

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT (/ˈdʒiːmæt/ (JEE-mat))) is a computer adaptive test (CAT) 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.

When is the GMAT test available?

The GMAT is a computerized test which is available year-round at testing centres globally. You must book an appointment to sit the test. Testing centres operate on individual schedules with some open on weekends, and most have morning and afternoon slots available. Contact us  on  09055666691 to book your appointment.

What if I need to reschedule my test date?

You can do this via the test appointment booking system here  or Call 09037000092 for more information. If you reschedule your appointment at least 7 full days before your original appointment then you will need to pay a reschedule fee of N40   , 000. If you reschedule less than 7 full days before your original appointment, then you will be charged the full registration amount.

I have a disability / I am dyslexic – can I apply for extra time or special accommodations on the GMAT?

Yes. Test takers with documented disabilities, including dyslexia, can apply for special testing accommodations on the GMAT. Accommodations can include additional time on the test, additional rest breaks, a sign language interpreter, a reader or record taker, etc. For full details of how to apply for special testing accommodations, you must download both the GMAT Information Bulletin and the Supplement for Test Takers for Disabilities from here  or Call 09037000092 for more information. Please note that you must submit your applications early, as decisions regarding special accommodations can take 6 to 8 weeks.

What should I take with me to the testing center?

You should take personal identification (International Passport), the appointment confirmation letter or email you received when booking your test, and the names of the GMAT programmes to which you intend to send your scores.

What can I take into the exam room with me?

Nothing at all! You will not be allowed to take any items into the exam room with you, including pens, paper or bottled water. You will be given a small locker outside the testing room in which you can store your personal belongings.

Can I use a calculator on the GMAT?

No, the use of calculators is not allowed on the GMAT.

Will I be given anything to write on during the exam?

You will be given 5 dry wipe note boards to write on at the start of the test, and you can request more during the test. These must be given back to the administrator at the end of the test. You will not be allowed to take any of your own writing materials into the testing room.

How is the GMAT scored?

You will receive 5 scores on the GMAT: an overall score, a subscore for the Verbal section, a subscore for the Quantitative section, and scores for the Analytical Writing Assessment and Integrated Reasoning sections. Your overall score will be from 200 to 800 and the subscores will be scored from 0 to 60. For each of your scores, you will also receive a percentile rank, which shows the percentage of examinees who scored below you (based on everyone who has taken the GMAT in the last 3 years). So if you score in the 70th percentile, it means that 70% of test-takers scored lower than you did.

What is the average GMAT score?

The overall GMAT score ranges from 200 to 800. The average GMAT score among test-takers worldwide is 540. Two-thirds of test takers score between 400 and 600.

What is a good GMAT score? A “good” GMAT score is only relative

to the MBA of Masters programmes to which you are applying! You will need to do some research on the schools to which you want to send your scores and set yourself realistic goals based on the average scores accepted by those programmes. Top tier schools will usually be looking for a score in the 90th percentile or above (eg Wharton has an average GMAT score of 713; Harvard 708; INSEAD 702; and London Business School 680).

Do business schools have a minimum GMAT score requirement?

Most schools will not set a minimum requirement for GMAT scores, although most will publish the average GMAT score of their students. This information is usually readily available on schools’ websites, so do your research and find out the average scores for the schools you want to apply to, and then aim for a minimum of that score.

How do business schools use my GMAT score?

GMAT scores provide admissions teams with a standardized and consistent measure for all applicants, and so will use GMAT scores as a filter for the applications they receive. You may have great essays, but if you do not have a good GMAT score, your application will not be looked on as favorably as that of a candidate who has great essays AND a good GMAT score. It is one part of your application, but it’s a vital part.

How long are GMAT scores valid for?

GMAT scores are valid for 5 years. Every time you take the test and send your score to a school, the school will be able to see every GMAT score you have attained in the previous 5 years.

How many times can I take the GMAT?

You can retake the GMAT up to 5 times in any 12-month period, but no more than once in any 16-day period. You can request to GMAC in writing if you want to take it more than that, but applications are only considered after you have actually taken the 5th test. You must have good reason to make the request or it will not be considered. Also, if you score an 800 on the exam, you will not be allowed to retake the test for another 5 years!

I’m not happy with my GMAT score – how soon can I retake the test?

You can only take the test once every 16 calendar days. If you attempt to take the test before that time period has elapsed, your new scores will not be reported and you lose your test administration fee.

If I take the test more than once, will business schools see all my scores?

Yes they will. Your score report will list all of the scores from every time you have taken the GMAT in the last 5 years. Your scores are valid for 5 years.

The GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is a 3½-hour standardized exam designed to predict how test takers will perform academically in MBA (Masters in Business Administration) programs. GMAT is administered round the year, and its scores are valid for five years’. The test has been administered for over 50 years, in more than 160 countries around the world including USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New-Zealand, China and India by the GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council). The GMAT is a computer adaptive test (CAT) and no two students get an identical set of questions and the scores are used by graduate business schools to make admission decisions.

The GMAT seeks to measure four broad skill areas: analytical writing, quantitative reasoning, verbal reasoning, and integrated reasoning (which embraces analytical, quantitative, and verbal reasoning). The exam measures these skills through four separate components:

  • 30-minute Analytical Writing Assessment (one writing task)
  • 30-minute Integrated Reasoning section (12 multiple-choice questions, most of which are multi-part)
  • 75-minute Quantitative section (37 multiple-choice questions)
  • 75-minute Verbal section (41 multiple-choice questions)

Each four exam sections there is a separate scaled score and percentile rank awarded. The GMAT is not a pass/fail test, this means that a combined Quantitative/Verbal score (called a Total score) and corresponding percentile rank are also awarded.

THE GMAT STRUCTURE

The GMAT total score is reported on a scale from 200 to 800. Note that your AWA performance is not reflected in your total GMAT score (on 800). You get to know your total – verbal, and quantitative score immediately after taking the test.

ANALYTICAL WRITING ASSESSMENT (AWA).

1 topic Analysis of Argument 30 minutes

INTEGRATED REASONING.

12 questions in multi-source Reasoning.

Graphics Interpretation

Two-Part Analysis

Table Analysis

30 minutes

QUANTITATIVE.

37 Questions in Data sufficiency

Problem solving

75 minutes

VERBAL.

41 Questions

Reading

Comprehension

Critical Reasoning

Sentence correction

75 minute

THE GMAT SCORING PATTERN 

1. Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) From 0-6 in 0.5 increments
2. Integrated Reasoning section On a scale of 1-8 in 1 point increments
3. Quantitative scores From 0 to 60 (known as scale score).
4. Verbal scores From 0 to 60 (scale score)
5. Total score 200-800 in 10 point increments

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR THE GMAT IN NIGERIA?

The GMAT is written all round the year. The test is administered 5 days a week (Monday through Friday except or public holiday), twice a day. It is advisable when you plan to take the test, to register with us very early (30 days in advance) to get a date of your choice.

 

GMAT TRAINING CENTRE IN NIGERIA

Our all-inclusive GMAT training programmes is especially geared to help you develop the test – taking skills required in passing the GMAT®. Our teaching philosophy is based on three key elements – Concept, Application and Strategy, we focus on skill-based approach that leads to mastery and preparation of the test.

THE GMAT TUTORS IN NIGERIA

Our instructors are experienced tutors that adjusts to the individual learning style. Our teachers specialize in preparing students for standardized tests.

Techniques Designed for Nigerians; The Educational Resource Agency GMAT curriculum is built ground-up keeping Nigeria students in mind, and you will see the difference in the course right since day one. This is not a promise, this is a guarantee! To enroll for GMAT classroom programmes, please visit our Office: Plot 215, Ademola Adetokumbo Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja.

GMAT TEST DATES IN NIGERIA

The test can be taken in both Lagos and Abuja all-round the year.

Lagos test days; Lagos GMAT centers test on all days except (public holidays and Sundays of every week).

Abuja test days; Abuja GMAT centers test only on Tuesdays and Thursdays of every week except on public holidays.

To book for a date, please complete this Registration form or call us on 09037000093, 09037000093, or send us an email on info@theeducationalresourceagency.com


GMAT Test Dates in Nigeria

Test Dates Status
Mondays – Saturdays  every week Open Register

GMAT TEST LOCATION IN NIGERIA

Abuja | Lagos

GMAT Registration Fees

We offer about the lowest fees in Nigeria, with lots of freebies like study materials, free online tutorials, free GMAT pod-cast, free E- Books, and free counseling/guide on test preparations and study abroad. For more details about our fees and charges click here

Prep School

We provide a higher level of coaching at a very affordable price compared to other coaching centres in Nigeria. With the help of very competent instructors, unique learning methodology, best comprehensive training material and personal assistance, the students are able to achieve target scores required for admission purposes.

We also offer one on one classes with very flexible time to suit the schedule of students or text takers.

Lessons are presented in materials and content in engaging, easy-to-understand ways that meets the students’ needs as well as keep them motivated and on the right track to academic success, which is why our success rate so far has been over 90 percent.

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