For students aspiring to pursue B-school programs, it is important to know that the GMAT has undergone another series of changes in 2018. Read below to find out more:
- Quantitative Section: The number of questions has reduced from 37 to 31 and the time available has reduced from 75 minutes to 62 minutes. On average, you get 2 minutes per question, almost the same as in the earlier version. The type of questions (data sufficiency and problem solving) remains the same.
- Verbal Section: The number of questions has reduced to 36 and the time available has reduced to 65 minutes. On average, you get 1.8 minutes per question, just a few seconds less than in the earlier version. The type of questions (sentence correction, critical reasoning and reading comprehension) remains the same.
- Order: Now, you can choose from three different options regarding the order in which you want to attempt the sections (Option 1 : AWA, IR, Q, V; Option 2 : V, Q, IR, AWA; Option 3 : Q, V, IR, AWA). While we don't suggest any particular order, we do recommend you to try these options and determine which one suits you.
Basically, the length of the test has reduced by 23 minutes and number of questions has reduced by 11 questions. That is quite a difference.