Monthly Archives: March 2012

What are the advantages and disadvantages to CAT tests?

Advantages: Since each question adapts based on the test-taker’s previous responses to questions, the computer requires less time to calculate your score, resulting in a shorter test.  This can reduce test-taker fatigue, which can significantly lower an examinee’s test results.  … Continue reading

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Northwestern: What is a good GMAT score to get into the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern?

Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management “Our purpose is to educate, equip and inspire leaders who build strong organizations and wisely leverage the power of markets to create lasting value.” – Kellogg School of Management Quick Facts: Business School … Continue reading

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GMAT Verbal: Critical Reading Example Problem #1

Problem: Question Type! Inference Which of the following assumptions most probably underlies the author’s tentative recommendation in lines 51-54? (A) Human activities that result in environmental disruption should be abandoned (B) The use of pesticides is likely to continue into … Continue reading

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GMAT vs GRE: What is the difference between the GMAT and GRE?

The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) has historically been used for admissions to doctoral and masters programs, but, in recent years, a growing number of business schools have started accepting GRE scores in lieu of GMAT scores.  The GMAT is used … Continue reading

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Rice University: Tips from the Admissions Office

Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University We spoke with admissions officers at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business about advice they had for new applicants.  Here is what we found.     Q: What … Continue reading

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MIT: What is a good GMAT score to get into Sloan School of Management at MIT?

Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Sloan School of Management “The mission of the MIT Sloan School of Management is to develop principled, innovative leaders who improve the world and to generate ideas that advance management practice.” – Sloan School of … Continue reading

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GMAT Verbal: Sentence Correction Example Problem #1

Problem: Although she had signed a pledge of abstinence while being an adolescent, Frances Willard was 35 years old before she chose to become a temperance activist. (A) while being an adolescent (B) while in adolescence (C) at the time … Continue reading

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Why is GMAC changing the GMAT? What is their goal?

GMAC is changing the GMAT with the goal of making the test better meet the needs expressed by business schools around the globe.  In 2009, GMAC surveyed 740 business school faculty worldwide to ask them what test skills would be … Continue reading

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When will universities only accept new GMAT scores? How long will old GMAT scores be accepted?

Currently, GMAT scores are valid for five years.  Most schools accept all  valid GMAT scores from the past five years, however, schools that want to see scores on the Integrated Reasoning section may require applicants to take the new GMAT.  … Continue reading

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UPenn: What is a good GMAT score to get into the Wharton School of Business of UPenn?

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania  “Since 1881 the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has been preparing leaders for business and public service, advancing knowledge across disciplines and industries, and promoting economic progress throughout the world. … Continue reading

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