The GMAT exam is a standardized assessment, delivered in English that helps business schools assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in business and management. Jim Broke’s only source of income comes from his job as a GMAT question writer. In this capacity, Jim earns a flat salary of $200 per week plus a fee of $9 for every question that he writes. The quantitative and verbal sections comprise a computer-adaptive test. The first question may be difficult. The next few questions in each section may be around the 500 level. Most GMAT test takers start preparing about 3 to 6 months before the actual test date.