Monthly Archives: March 2012

How does the GMAT test factor into Business School admissions?

Admission officers generally look at your application, a transcript, prior work experience, and your GMAT score. While having a very high score on the GMAT will not necessarily get you into your school of choice, a low score will keep … Continue reading

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GMAT vs GRE: Does the GMAT require studying vocab like the GRE does?

Unlike the GRE, the GMAT verbal section does not specifically test you on vocabulary.  The GMAT verbal section tests you on your reading comprehension, critical reasoning, and sentence correction abilities.  It is important to know your grammar and be familiar … Continue reading

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What is a good score on the GMAT?

A good score on the GMAT is a score that will get you into your first choice for business school. This varies with the schools you are applying to, what type of program you are trying to join (full time, … Continue reading

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Stanford: What is a good GMAT score to get into the Stanford Graduate School of Business?

Stanford Graduate School of Business “Our mission is to create ideas that deepen and advance our understanding of management and with those ideas to develop innovative, principled, and insightful leaders who change the world.” – Stanford Graduate School of Business … Continue reading

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How will the new GMAT affect my old GMAT score?

Your GMAT Total Score (on a scale from 200 to 800) is the combination of your Verbal and Quantitative section scores.  Since the Verbal and Quantitative sections are not changing, the changes to the new GMAT should not greatly affect … Continue reading

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When was the last time the GMAT was changed?

The GMAT has changed several times in the past 60 years since its introduction in March 1953.  It last changed in 1997 to introduce Computer Adaptive Testing as a test-taking option.  Prior to 1997, GMAC introduced changes to the GMAT … Continue reading

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What are the differences between the question types on the old GMAT versus the new GMAT?

Old GMAT The Analytical Writing Assessment section of the old GMAT consists of two essays: Analysis of an Argument and Analysis of an Issue.  In the Argument Analysis, you are asked to analyze the reason behind a given argument and … Continue reading

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Harvard: What is a good GMAT score to get into the Harvard Business School?

Harvard Business School “For more than a century, our faculty have drawn on their passion for teaching, their experience in working with organizations worldwide, and the insights gained from their research to educate generations of leaders who have shaped the … Continue reading

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Is the new GMAT still a CAT test?

Both the new and old GMAT are computer-adaptive (CAT) tests. The computer-adaptive format presents questions according to each individual’s ability level. These questions are chosen from a pool of test questions categorized by content and difficulty. The first question is … Continue reading

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What is a CAT (Computer Adaptive Test)?

The computer-adaptive format presents questions according to each individual’s ability level. These questions are chosen from a pool of test questions categorized by content and difficulty. The first question is of medium difficulty. Every subsequent question is then determined by … Continue reading

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