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How The GMAT Works

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The evidence, contrary to what most believe, does not test any specific business knowledge. What determines the BMAT score (คะแนน bmat which is the term in Thai)is called “mental intelligence” and the ability to make decisions under time pressure.

The GMAT is divided into four sections:

  • Analytical Writing Assessment: measures your ability to think critically and communicate your ideas;
  • Integrated Reasoning: measures your ability to analyze data and evaluate information presented in different formats;
  • Quantitative Reasoning: measures your ability to evaluate data and reach conclusions using mathematical methods;
  • Verbal Reasoning (verbal Reasoning): evaluates your competence to read and understand different texts, evaluate written materials, and produce or edit texts in the English grammatical standard.

In total, these four sections are intended to measure candidates’ mathematical, data analysis, verbal and analytical reading, and writing skills.

What Does The Test Evaluate?

Unlike a conventional test like the GED exam (สอบ GED, which is the term in Thai), the GMAT is a kind of “interactive” test. As it is performed in a Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) format, the test allows questions to be different depending on the candidate’s performance. If you start the test well, more complex questions begin, which are worth more points.

Progression is gradual across the four sections of the exam, measuring math, data analysis, verbal and analytical reading, and writing skills.

How Is The GMAT Score?

After taking the exam, the results are sent within 20 days to the candidate’s home and five selected educational institutions. To send to more institutions, an additional fee is charged.

According to the applying organization, GMAT scores range from 200 to 800 points; two-thirds of candidates make between 400 and 600. This “total” score covers only the data analysis and verbal analysis sections. Writing and integrated Reasoning are scored separately. Those who do not finish the exam on time will be scored based on the number of questions answered, as long as they have gone through all sections. The grade, however, falls quite a bit with each unanswered question.

But that gross score says little about your chances of being admitted. To analyze whether your exam score is competitive or not, you must find out what the average is and what is the general range of candidates for the university you intend to enter. The average is the sum of the scores of all candidates, divided by the total number of candidates. The ten highest scores and the ten lowest scores are excluded from calculating the range, and the average of the candidates who are not among the top ten, nor among the worst ten, is calculated.

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