Articles by Magoosh GMAT

  • How Long Should I Study for the GMAT?

    How Long Should I Study for the GMAT?

    by on March 11th, 2017

    The most general answer to this question, to the most general non-specific reader, would be, either “it depends” or “the longer, the better,“ both of them frustratingly vague and unenlightening. Let’s talk … Read More

  • GMAT Test Dates: 2017, 2018, and Beyond

    GMAT Test Dates: 2017, 2018, and Beyond

    by on March 3rd, 2017

    If you are planning to apply to full-time MBA programs next year to start classes in the next 12-18 months, this is the perfect time to start preparing for your GMAT test date. Even if you aren’t planning to apply for … Read More

  • Timing is Everything: The Ideal Time to Apply to B-School

    Timing is Everything: The Ideal Time to Apply to B-School

    by on February 23rd, 2017

    Congratulations! You’ve decided that you want to pursue your MBA. Staying organized and on schedule are the keys to having everything in place before the application deadlines approach. But how do you know what to do … Read More

  • How Much Does the GMAT Cost?

    How Much Does the GMAT Cost?

    by on February 15th, 2017

    Getting into and going to graduate school is costly, and the GMAT cost is an added expense. The fee is a hefty one and is more expensive than many similar standardized exams (except the MCAT … ). Further, the actual … Read More

  • How Hard Is the GMAT?

    How Hard Is the GMAT?

    by on February 7th, 2017

    Great question! Let’s establish some general parameters for this. If you imagine how hard it would be to put a giant squid into a half-Nelson or to climb the Matterhorn wearing rollerblades, well, then the GMAT … Read More

  • Strategies for the 6 Reading Comprehension Question Types

    Strategies for the 6 Reading Comprehension Question Types

    by on January 29th, 2017

    Virtually all GMAT Reading Comprehension questions fall into these 6 categories: main idea, detail, inference, out of context, logical structure, and author’s tone. Familiarizing yourself with each type of Reading … Read More

  • How Is the GMAT Scored?

    How Is the GMAT Scored?

    by on January 21st, 2017

    This is a funny question because it could be interpreted in a few rather different ways. (1) What do you receive in a GMAT score report, including the scales of the individual scores? (2) What is the mechanism by which … Read More

  • When Do I Get My GMAT Score Report?

    When Do I Get My GMAT Score Report?

    by on January 13th, 2017

    Great question! The short answer is that you get most of your GMAT score right away, as soon as you are done with your test, and the rest, the whole kit-and-caboodle, about 20 days later. Before we can clarify that … Read More

  • 3 Tips for Deciding Which B-Schools are a Good Fit for You

    3 Tips for Deciding Which B-Schools are a Good Fit for You

    by on January 10th, 2017

    With so many MBA programs to choose from, how do you pick the right one for you? In other words, which b-schools are the best “fit” for you? “Fit” is established by how well your needs and desires correspond to … Read More

  • GMAT Verbal for Non-Native English Speakers

    GMAT Verbal for Non-Native English Speakers

    by on January 5th, 2017

    The GMAT is a tough exam, even for those who have been speaking English their entire lives. Another degree of difficulty is added for those who are non-native English speakers. Here at Magoosh, we’re proud to have … Read More

  • How to Overcome a Low GPA When Applying to MBA Programs

    How to Overcome a Low GPA When Applying to MBA Programs

    by on December 28th, 2016

    Applying to business school is a stressful process. And having a low undergraduate GPA does not help. Of course building a business school list that encompasses reach, fit, and safety schools is always a good solution. … Read More

  • How Much Are GMAT Fees in India?

    How Much Are GMAT Fees in India?

    by on December 20th, 2016

    Paying for the GMAT when living outside the United States can be somewhat confusing, as prices are only listed in USD. Below, we’ll be taking a look at GMAT fees in India in terms of the rupee (₹). (Note that this … Read More

  • 5 Ways to Differentiate Between Similar MBA Programs

    5 Ways to Differentiate Between Similar MBA Programs

    by on December 11th, 2016

    A cursory look at business school websites/marketing materials may have you thinking that they all look the same, but once you know which elements to look at, you’ll find that each school is quite unique in its … Read More

  • Work Experience for MBA Programs: How Much Is Enough? How Much Is Too Much?

    Work Experience for MBA Programs: How Much Is Enough? How Much Is Too Much?

    by on December 3rd, 2016

    When MBA admissions offices review your application, they look at a few key components: your undergraduate GPA, your GMAT score, your letters of recommendation, and your work experience. While each of these components is … Read More