The GMAT exam includes the following sections: Math, Verbal, Integrated Reasoning, and the Essay. 

GMAT Format

  • 37 multiple–choice questions
  • 75 minutes
  • Tests general knowledge in arithmetic, basic algebra and basic geometry
  • No calculators allowed
  • 41 multiple-choice questions
  • 75 minutes
  • Tests grammar, logic skills, and your ability to answer questions about a reading passage
Integrated Reasoning
  • 12 multiple-choice questions (most require multiple responses)
  • 30 minutes
  • Tests your ability to make inferences based on data presented in various charts, graphs, and tables
  • Calculator provided
Analytical Writing Assessment
  • 1 essay topic
  • 30 minutes
  • An analysis of an argument on business or a topic of general interest

The GMAT is offered only on computer. The 3.5 hour test is administered at a secure computer terminal at an approved testing center. You enter your multiple-choice answers on the screen with a mouse, and you must compose your essay for the Analytical Writing Assessment section on the computer as well.

Starting July 11, 2017, test-takers can choose their GMAT section order when they take the exam. Learn more.