GMAT - Graduate Management Admission Test

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT®) is a standardized assessment designed to predict how applicants for MBA programs and other business-related graduate degrees will perform academically. The scores are used by schools to make admission decisions. The GMAT® exam measures basic verbal, mathematical and analytical writing skills. It does NOT measure your knowledge of business or your job skills.

AMIDEAST does not administer the test at its testing center, we are available to register candidates through our office in El-Bireh. The GMAT® is now offered at the PearsonVue Testing Center at Bethlehem University.

GMAT® General Test Sections

The GMAT® exam consists of four main sections—Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, and Verbal. You have three and a half hours in which to take the exam, but plan for a total time of approximately four hours to include optional breaks. 

The following provides a quick snapshot of the different sections, number of questions, question types, allotted time for each section, and total time.

TEST Section

Number of Questions

Question Type


Analytical Writing

1 Topic

Analysis of an argument

30 minutes

Integrated Reasoning

12 Questions

Multi-Source reasoning
Graphics interpretation
Two-part analysis
Table Analysis

30 minutes


37 Questions

Data Sufficiency
Problem Solving

75 minutes


41 Questions

Reading Comprehension
Critical Reasoning
Sentence Correction

75 minutes

Total Exam Time

3 Hours 30 minutes


Test Structure

For each multiple-choice section of the GMAT® exam, there is a large pool of potential questions ranging from a low to high level of difficulty. Each section of the test starts with a question of moderate difficulty. If you answer the first question correctly, the computer will usually give you a harder question. If you answer the first question incorrectly, your next question will be easier. This process will continue until you complete the section, at which point the computer will have an accurate assessment of your ability level in that subject area.

In a computer-adaptive test, only one question at a time is presented. Because the computer scores each question before selecting the next one, you may not skip, return to, or change your responses to previous questions.

GMAT® Scores

The GMAT® score is determined by:

  • The number of questions you answer
  • Whether you answer the questions correctly or incorrectly
  • The level of difficulty and other statistical characteristics of each question.

The questions in an adaptive test are weighted according to their difficulty and other statistical properties, not according to their position in the test.

Required Computer Skills

You need only minimal computer skills to complete the GMAT® exam. Familiarize yourself with the mechanics of taking a computer-adaptive test by using the GMAT® tutorials that are included with the free GMATPrep® software.

 The tutorials cover such topics as:

  • Using a mouse
  • Entering responses 
  • Moving on to the next question 
  • Using the word processor 
  • Accessing the Help function

Before the day of your test, review the testing tools covered in the tutorials. Although you will be able to use a Help function during the test, the time spent doing so will count against the time allotted for completing a test section.

When should you register?

It is recommended to reserve your seat at least one month before your chosen test date, to ensure test seat availability.

Applicants may register for the GMAT test by visiting

Need Help Preparing for the test?

To help prospective test takers practice for the GMAT® TOEFL, AMIDEAST offers GMAT® self-study book.


For more information visit any of our AMIDEAST offices or contact the WB testing department at 00972 2 240 8023 ext. 102 or the Gaza testing department on 00972 8 282 4635 ext 102 or send an email to