How long is the GMAT?


Quick Answer

As of 2014, the GMAT is divided into four sections and lasts for 3 1/2 hours, with two optional breaks of 8 minutes each. Test-takers with disabilities can file additional forms to request extra testing time and additional breaks.

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As of 2014, the GMAT allows 30 minutes each for the analytical writing assessment essay and the integrated reasoning section. The test allows 75 minutes for the quantitative section, which has 37 questions, and the verbal section, which contains 41 questions.

There are two optional 8-minute breaks during the test. If a test-taker exceeds this allowed time, the extra minutes are deducted from the next section's time.

Test-takers who wish to request additional test and break time must submit internal forms and documentation from a medical professional. As the approval process takes up to four weeks, those who file disability accommodation forms should wait until the application is approved before scheduling a test date.

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