The GMAT is a challenging test designed to measure preparation for graduate business school programs. Completing the test requires sitting at a computer and answering challenging questions covering qualitative and verbal skills for many hours at a proctored testing site.
The GMAT is a long exam, with a total test time of 3.5 hours. Because it covers a lot of information, it is recommended to take full-length practice tests and prepare by studying ahead of the actual test date. Proper preparation for the test with targeted study and practice may reduce the difficulty for the test-taker and improve the resulting score.