Category Archives: FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions: We answer the FAQs you have about the GMAT and the new updates to the GMAT scheduled for June 2012.

What if I don’t like my score? Can I get canceled scores back?

  How Do I Cancel a GMAT Score? As soon as you finish your GMAT, you have the chance to see your unofficial score. Before you leave the testing center, you have only two minutes to decide to keep this … Continue reading

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Does the Integrated Reasoning section on the GMAT matter?

  The Integrated Reasoning section of the GMAT was added when the GMAT introduced the computer adaptive test (CAT) exam. This is a 30-minute, 12-question section that tests your ability to use information from several sources to answer questions that … Continue reading

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How many times can I take the GMAT?

  For most tests, the more times you take the exam, the better your score gets, and this often is the case with the GMAT. But, there are several things that will limit the number of times that you can … Continue reading

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GMAT Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) – What is it?

On the GMAT, you only have one opportunity to really flaunt your analytic capabilities. The Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) is the essay portion of the GMAT, and it accounts for the first 30 minutes of the exam, and like the … Continue reading

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GMAT Integrated Reasoning Section – What is it?

The Integrated Reasoning section on the GMAT is a relatively new section that tests your ability to break complex amounts of information into the most important pieces. Since the questions in this section often require you to look at multiple … Continue reading

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Where Do I Take the GMAT?

Depending on where you live, there are several options for places to take the GMAT exam, but the closer you wait until the test date, the fewer choices you’re likely to have. Choosing when to take your test is important, … Continue reading

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When Do I Take the GMAT?

Taking the GMAT exam is one of the most important decisions you can make, after deciding to go to business school. The timing of the exam should fit into your application process, which should in turn depend on when your … Continue reading

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What is a CAT exam?

One of the most commonly misunderstood aspects of the computerized GMAT exam is its adaptive questioning and scoring system, known as CAT. Short for Computerized Adaptive Testing, CAT is a system designed to continually assess the test-taker’s aptitude and adjust … Continue reading

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Will my Integrated Reasoning score be on my unofficial GMAT score report?

No, the Integrated Reasoning score will not appear on the unofficial score report you see immediately after taking the GMAT.  That unofficial score report will still include the scores from the Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning sections ONLY.  You will not … Continue reading

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GMAT vs GRE: If business schools accept both tests, should I take the GRE or the GMAT?

The short answer is that you should take the test you will score better on.  You can take a free GRE practice test and a free GMAT practice test online to see which test gives you a higher score.  The … Continue reading

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