What are the advantages and disadvantages to CAT tests?

March 30, 2012 in CAT (Computer-Adpative Test), FAQs

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.  CATs are individually paced so the examinee does not need to wait on others to finish before going on to the next section, which can also reduce the total length of the test.  CATs can […]

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

March 29, 2012 in GMAT Scores, GMAT vs. GRE, School Profiles

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 Rank: #4 Location:  Evanston, Illinois Size: 1,201 enrolled (full-time) ; 961 enrolled (part-time) Average Age of New Entrants: 28 Tuition: $54,000  per year (full-time) ; $5,332 per credit (part-time) Website: www.kellogg.northwestern.edu Contact: 847-491-3300 (phone); MBAadmissions@kellogg.northwestern.edu […]

GMAT Verbal: Critical Reading Example Problem #1

March 27, 2012 in Example Problems

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 the future (C) It is economically beneficial to preserve endangered plant species (D) Preventing the endangerment of a species is less costly than trying to save an already endangered one. (E) Conservation efforts aimed at […]

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

March 26, 2012 in FAQs, GMAT vs. 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 exclusively for admissions to MBA programs.  The GRE has three sections, Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning, and Quantitative Reasoning Sections.  The Analytical Writing section is scored on a scale from 0 to 6 and the Verbal […]

Rice University: Tips from the Admissions Office

March 25, 2012 in GMAT Scores, GMAT vs. GRE, New GMAT, School Profiles, 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 makes a candidate stand out? A: “I can’t really say that there is anything in particular.  We look at all the different metrics, anything from work experience–and not so much the amount of work experience […]

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

March 23, 2012 in GMAT Scores, GMAT vs. GRE, School Profiles

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 Management Quick Facts: Business School Rank:#4 Location:  Boston, Massachusetts Size: 804 enrolled Average Age of New Entrants: 28 Tuition: $52,628 per year (full-time) Website: http://mitsloan.mit.edu/ Contact: 617-258-5434 (phone); mbaadmissions@sloan.mit.edu (email) FAQs: What is the average […]

GMAT Verbal: Sentence Correction Example Problem #1

March 22, 2012 in Example Problems, Verbal - Sentence Correction

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 of her  being adolescent (D) as being in adolescence (E) as an adolescent Solution: Grammar Rule Tested! Modifying clauses When tackling sentence correction questions, you want to keep three ideas at the forefront of your […]

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

March 21, 2012 in FAQs, New GMAT

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 important for incoming students as they prepare to work in technologically advanced, data-driven environments.  They are introducing the Integrated Reasoning section to address the needs specified by those business schools.  The Integrated Reasoning section is […]

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

March 20, 2012 in FAQs, GMAT Scores, New GMAT

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.  Contact the program you’re interested in to find out whether they would prefer old or new GMAT scores.

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

March 19, 2012 in GMAT Scores, GMAT vs. GRE, School Profiles

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. As the world’s first collegiate business school, Wharton is at once the birthplace of modern business education and the foremost custodian of its future.” – The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania Quick Facts: […]


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