The GMAT is conducted under standard conditions across the world, with the highest level of security, to ensure that the scores are comparable across all applicants. The GMAT is a 3-1/2 hour standardized exam designed to predict how test-takers will perform academically in MBA curricula. GMAT scores are used by graduate business schools to make admission decisions. The GMAT CAT is briefer than the paper-based GMAT in total number of both Quantitative and Verbal questions. The Reading Comprehension questions will be based on passages between 200 and 350 words long.