Graduate Management Admission Test - GMAT

DEFINITION of 'Graduate Management Admission Test - GMAT'

A standardized test intended to measure a test taker's aptitude in mathematics and the English language. The GMAT is most commonly used as the primary exam reviewed by business schools to gain entrance into an MBA program. The exam is generally offered by computer only; in areas of the world where computer networks are limited, the exam may be given as a paper-based test.

BREAKING DOWN 'Graduate Management Admission Test - GMAT'

The GMAT exam consists of three sections: analytical writing assessment, verbal ability and a quantitative section. The maximum score achievable for the GMAT is 800, and exam scores are generally valid for five years following the exam's completion.