GMAT Guide: Preparation Tips and Sample Questions
Most business schools require you to take the GMAT or Graduate
Management Admission Test. The GMAT is now a three-and-a-half-hour
computer adaptive test (CAT) with multiple-choice math and verbal
sections. It also features an analytical writing assessment section,
which is comprised of two essays on business-related topics. It's the
kind of test you hate to take and schools love to require.
Why is the GMAT required? B-schools believe it measures your verbal
and quantitative skills and predicts success in the MBA program. Some
think this is a bunch of hooey, but most schools weigh your GMAT scores
heavily in the admissions decision. If nothing else, it gives the school
a quantitative tool to compare you with other applicants.
Most people feel they have no control over the GMAT. They dread it as
the potential bomb in their application. But you have more control than
you think. You can take a test-preparation course to review the math and
verbal material, learn test-taking strategies, and build your
confidence. Test-prep courses can be highly effective. The Princeton
Review offers what we think is the best GMAT course available. Another
option is to take a look at Kaplan GMAT prep courses.
How many times should you take the GMAT? More than once, if you
didn't ace it on the first try. But watch out: Multiple scores that fall
in the same range make you look unprepared. Don't take the test more
than once if you don't expect a decent increase, and don't even think of
taking it the first time without serious preparation. Two tries is best.
Three, if there were unusual circumstances or if you really need another
shot at it. If you take it more than three times, the admissions
committee will think you have an unhealthy obsession with filling in
dots. A final note: if you submit more than once score, most schools
will take the highest.
If you don't have math course on your college transcript or
numbers-oriented work experience, it's especially important to get a
solid score on the quantitative section. There's a lot of math between
you and the MBA.
Here, you will learn about
what is GMAT,
the average GMAT score, and
the difference between
GMAT and GRE. We also cover introduction to Problem Solving, Data Proficiency, Reading Comprehension, Sentence Correction,
and Critical Reasoning.
GMAT Study Guides
This site covers GMAT test taking strategies, including
and GMAT Analytical
Writing. In each section, you will find sample questions, how to
answer and answers with explanations.
We offer a full sample verbal test - 6 sentence completion questions,
8 reading comprehension questions, 7 analogy questions, and 9 antonym
Practice Tests (Sample Reading
Sample GMAT Sentence Correction
Sample GMAT Critical Reasoning
Also check out our sample essay for
Issue Questions, and
AWA Argument Questions.
GMAT Books and Software
Includes a comprehensive review of
online preparation courses,
GMAT prep books, GMAT Official Guide,
and Onsite GMAT Class..