LUMS admission test for management science intake. LMAT is equivalent to GMAT.
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Structure of LMAT
LMAT measures mathematical and analytical abilities, as well as proficiency in English language. Questions are designed to explore knowledge and skills acquired over a period of time during studies at college or university. The test makes it possible to compare candidates with different backgrounds.
The test will take approximately four hours (240 minutes).
There will be seven multiplechoice sections and two sections for the essay writing in the test. The break up is as follows: • English Language 4 sections • Mathematics 2 sections • Data Sufficiency 1 section • Essay Writing 2 sections
ENGLISH LANGUAGE SECTIONS
There will be sections of 25-30 minutes each.
- critical reasoning
- sentence correction
- reading comprehension
There will be two sections of 25 minutes each.
- Problems Solving
- Data Sufficiency
The questions in these sections cover principles of
algebra, geometry, and arithmetic. The structure of the questions will be such that it
either requires direct numerical questions or will be based on a word problem. The topics
that one needs to cover in order to prepare for this section are; Fractions, percentages, exponents/roots, operations with algebraic expressions, ratio and proportion, angle/area problems, geometry, inequalities, functional forms, tables and graphs, and quantitative comparison problems.
DATA SUFFIECIENCY SECTION
There will be one section of 25 minutes. This section is based on problem solving and analytical abilities where one has to
critically evaluate two quantities/statements and reason out whether each quantity ALONE is sufficient to answer the question or BOTH are required TOGETHER to evaluate and answer the question or NEITHER is able to sufficiently answer the question. The last option implies more data is required to answer the question. The main aim is to analyze the least amount of information required to sufficiently asses the problem in question. The topics covered in this section are both qualitative as well as quantitative. The questions are based on algebra, geometry and arithmetic and deal with the understanding of the usage of these topics.
There will be two sections of 30 minutes each. In the analytical essay writing section, you will be tested in your ability to critically
evaluate an issue and assess an argument. The purpose of the essay is to present your thoughts in a well thought-out manner, with precision. You will be judged on your ability to effectively communicate your thoughts in a lucid way while keeping in mind the main topic. The essay writing aims at assessing your command over the English language and your ability to correctly construct grammatically and structurally correct sentences.
All sections of LMAT are exactly the same as the sections of GMAT. Many books are available in the market.
You can start your preparation with GMAT by ARCO. The limitation of preparation by books is the fewer number
of practice questions which are not sufficient for effective practice and lengthy methods to solve the questions.
LMAT preparation requires a large number of practice questions in each section. The methods used in the books base on american educational background and the mathematical methods used to solve the questions are lengthy where as most of the questions on LMAT or GMAT can be solved easily by mathematical logic.
In Pakistan, College of Admission Tests is the only institute that provide practice questions online. You can buy a large number of questions for practice through College of Admission Tests Website: Prepare LMAT Online
Test Prep Institutioin
Many Pakistani test prep institutions have good repute in the preparation of LMAT like tests. You can join
Hussain ways in Karachi, CAT (College of Admission Tests) Multan or KIPS Lahore.