GMAT: Graduate Management Admission Tests

The GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test),  administered by the Graduate Management Admission Council is a computer-based standardized test in mathematics and the English language for quantifying aptitude to succeed academically in the field of business and management. Most Canadian business schools want applicants to have a GMAT score in order to evaluate their qualifications for advanced study in business and management. The GMAT is conducted entirely in English.


The Graduate Management Admissions Test is a four hour test and consists of four sections: the Analytical Writing Assessment, Quantitative, Verbal, and Integrated Reasoning sections.

 GMAT Test SectionNumber of Questions
 Question Types Timing
 Analytical Writing Assessment 1 Topic Analysis of an Argument
 30 Minutes
 Integrated Reasoning 12 Questions Multi-Source Reasoning
Graphics Interpretation
Two-Part Analysis
Table Analysis
 30 Minutes
 Quantitative Section 37 Questions Data Sufficiency
Problem Solving
 75 Minutes
 Verbal Section 41 Questions Reading Comprehension
Critical Reasoning
Sentence Correction
 75 Minutes
 Total Exam Time (without breaks)   3 Hours, 30 Minutes
 Total Exam Time (with breaks)   Approx. 4 Hours

  • Analytical Writing Assessment: The Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) measures your ability to think critically and to communicate your ideas. The AWA section consists of two essays.
  • Integrated Reasoning: The Integrated Reasoning section measures your capability to assess information presented in multiple formats from various different sources.
  • Quantitative: The Quantitative section measures your ability to analyze data and draw conclusions using reasoning skills. It consists of questions based on problem solving, i.e. basic algebra, arithmetic and elementary geometry and data sufficiency.
  • Verbal: The Verbal section measures your ability to interpret and understand written material, to evaluate arguments, and to correct written material to comply with the standard written English. It consists of questions of the following types: sentence correction, critical reasoning, and reading comprehension.

Special Accommodation

For Special test arrangements, the candidate must take permission from Graduate Management Admission Council. These special sittings as a result of medical disability or religious reasons are made available only if the candidate provides the evidence to support the request.

GMAT Contact Information for Canadian Registrants

Canadian registrants can contact GMAC by email, telephone, fax, or mail.

Customer Service Representatives
Hours of Operation: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Central Standard Time (Monday - Friday)
Telephone number: 1-800-717-4628 (toll-free within Canada and the US only)
Telephone number: 1-952-681-3680
To check on the availability of GMAT appointments in Canadian cities, please call 1-866-442-GMAT (4628).
Fax: 1-952-681-3681
Pearson VUE - GMAT Program
5601 Green Valley Drive
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Bloomington, MN
55437 USA

Canadian Business Schools

List of business schools in Canada that accepts GMAT scores:
  • University of Alberta School of Business
  • Athabasca University Centre for Innovative Management
  • University of British Columbia School of Business
  • Brock University Faculty of Business
  • University of Calgary School of Business
  • Concordia University School of Business
  • Dalhousie University School of Business Administration
  • Laurentian University MBA Program
  • University of Manitoba School Business
  • McGill University Faculty of Management
  • McMaster University School of Business
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Business Administration
  • University of New Brunswick MBA Program
  • University of Northern British Columbia School of Business
  • University of Ottawa School of Management
  • Queen's University School of Business
  • Ryerson University Ted Rogers School of Management
  • Saint Mary's University School of Business
  • University of Saskatchewan School of Business
  • Simon Fraser University Faculty of Business Administration
  • University of Toronto School of Management
  • University of Victoria Business School
  • The University of Western Ontario School of Business
  • Wilfrid Laurier University School of Business and Economics
  • University of Windsor School of Business
  • York University School of Business

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