Analytical Writing @ GMAT

GMAT makes Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) to test your ability to think critically and to communicate your ideas.

It gives you 1 writing task of 30-minute. The task comprise of making

  1. Analysis of an Argument.

The topics given for AWA are of general interest and any specific knowledge on them is not at all essential. You can relax in the fact that there is no correct answer to the questions given in AWA since this sections is purely a test of your opinion/ analysis about the topics.


The Writing Section (Analysis of an Argument) tests your ability to formulate an appropriate and constructive critique of a specific conclusion based on a specific line of thinking. Remember, you are NOT asked to present your own VIEWS on the topic, but have present a critique on it.

Make sure your essays are clear, concise, logical and coherent.

Scores are given on a scale of 0-6. Details of scoring process to be discussed in the posts to follow.

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