The Executive Assessment (EA) Test is taken by working professionals who are keen to pursue an E-MBA Program or a part-time MBA Program for their career advancement. The EA Test question format closely resembles the GMAT Question format. This blog will provide you with details of the EA test format and question types.
Condensed Overview: (2 Modes: Online & In-Person)
|Section Name||No. of Questions||Types of Questions / Skills Required||Time in Minutes|
|Integrated Reasoning (IR)||12||Quant and Verbal Skills; Multi – Source Reasoning, Table Analysis, Two-part Analysis and Graphic Interpretation||30|
|14||Verbal Skills; Critical Reasoning, Sentence Correction & Reading Comprehension||30|
|Quantitative Reasoning (QR)||14||Quantitative Skills; Data Sufficiency and Problem-Solving Questions||30|
3 Sections of the EA Test:
The EA Test is a short test, with each section of its three sections being 30 Minutes lengthy. Each section is divided into 2 parts / modules. Both of these have an equal number of questions.
It allows the test takers to review their answers and return to the question if they wish to change it. Once they proceed from the review screen, they cannot go back to that part of the section.
Based on the candidate’s performance in the previous / first module, the difficulty level shall increase or decrease for the next / second module.
Format of the Test & Questions:
This has 12 Questions (6 in Each Module); you are allocated 30 Minutes and is not divided between both the modules. For this section only, you will be allowed to use an on-screen calculator. There are 4 different types of Questions for data analysis:
- Graphics Interpretation: In this type of Question, you will be required to analyse a graph/diagram in order to fill one blank space (using the answer choices provided) in each of the two given sentences.
- Multi-Source Reasoning: You will be required to analyse multiple sources of information (in forms of charts, text, tables etc) in order to find the answer.
- Two-Part Analysis: These Questions will require you to select answers from the two given columns on the basis of a written scenario.
- Table Analysis: These require the evaluation of 3 Statements on the basis of data provided in a spreadsheet.
This has 14 Questions (7 in Each Module) and you are allocated 30 Minutes. The Total time allotted to this section is 30 Minutes. There are 3 Question types are:
- Sentence Correction: These require you to choose the correct version to replace the underlined part of the sentence.
- Critical Reasoning: These require the evaluation of a 100-word text to answer the question.
- Reading Comprehension: These require analysing the provided short/long passage in order to answer the given 2-3 Questions.
This has 14 Questions (7 in each module). Total time allotted to this section is 30 Minutes. There are 2 Question types:
- Problem Solving: These require the solving of a math problem and choosing the correct answer from the given 5 Choices.
- Data Sufficiency: In this type, you need to determine if the provided information is sufficient to reach the answer.
The Bottom Line
The best way to familiarize yourself with the EA Test format is to take a Practice Test under strict exam conditions and carefully analyse your test performance by thoroughly reviewing your test mistakes.
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