Articles by Magoosh GMAT
Number Sense for the GMAT
What is Number Sense? Many GMAT Quantitative Problems, like the foregoing pair, test number sense. What is number sense? Number sense is a good intuition for what happens to different kinds of numbers (positive, … Read More
UVA Darden’s GMAT Score
The University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business is a leading business graduate program. That means that the GMAT score for University of Virginia is competitive. Admissions will not be easy. But for strong … Read More
Can You Use a Calculator on the GMAT?
Can you use a calculator on the GMAT? Yes and no. You can’t bring your own calculator to the exam. But a calculator is provided for Integrated Reasoning. The GMAT IR section’s onscreen calculator disappears after you … Read More
6 Tips for GMAT Integrated Reasoning
If you’re like many students, you heard about GMAT IR and quickly went to Google and searched “integrated reasoning gmat” or “what the heck is integrated reasoning?” So, I’m going to assume you now know a bit … Read More
B-School: Bigger Debt, Bigger Rewards
We’ve all heard the horror stories about student loan debt by now. Seven out of 10 students take on debt to earn their bachelor’s degree, and the amounts that some borrowers end up owing can be intimidating. Many … Read More
GMAC’s Official IR Practice Questions
Back in June 2012, the GMAT launched the Integrated Reasoning (IR) question. At the time, there was a panic among GMAT test-takers, and GMAC saw one of the largest peaks ever in number of GMATs taken, just before June, … Read More
Johnson at Cornell GMAT Scores
Nestled in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, Cornell University offers its students a bucolic landscape and an Ivy League education. The Johnson School of Management at Cornell is ranked in the top 25 best … Read More
GMAT Math: How to Divide by a Square Root
A lot of students, especially those away from math for a long time, get lost when trying to divide by a square root. However, dividing by square roots is not something that should intimidate you. With a short refresher … Read More
How Long Should I Study for the GMAT?
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
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
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?
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?
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
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