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  • Free MBA Admissions Webinar 12/7/16 – Register Now! You don’t want the admissions committee at your top choice b-school to like you…you want them to LOVE you. Get the keys that will unlock their hearts when you attend Accepted’s upcoming webinar, 5 Ways to Make Top B-Schools Love You.

    In this one-hour webinar, Linda Abraham, CEO of Accepted, ... Read More

  • Knowing when to approximate is key to building confidence in GMAT math.

    While getting ready for the GMAT, you may need to devote some energy to re-learning math concepts for the Quantitative Reasoning and Integrated Reasoning sections. But no matter how much of a “math person” you are, one skill you MUST be comfortable with is estimation. A good ... Read More

  • By Elana Goodwin on November 27, 2016

    This article is brought to you by Uloop and Kaplan.  Search Uloop for student housing, college roommates, sublets, part-time jobs, internships, tutors, and campus news.

    No matter if it’s your first presentation or your hundredth, it’s natural to have some nerves and anxiety before you stand up and make ... Read More

  • Paying for the GMAT when living outside the United States can be somewhat confusing, as prices are only listed in USD. Below, we look at GMAT fees in India in terms of the rupee (₹). (Note that this post was written in November 2016 using an exchange rate of $1 = ₹68.2)

    The Minimum GMAT Fee in India At minimum, everyone taking the GMAT will have ... Read More

  • A recent Kaplan survey shows that more MBA programs than ever are accepting the GRE as a GMAT alternative.

    More business schools are accepting the GRE than ever before, cancelled GMAT scores are on the rise, and Donald Trump’s top strategist is remembered at HBS. Here’s what’s trending on the MBA landscape.

    GRE gaining wider acceptance According ... Read More

  • One business school hopeful reflects on lessons learned as a college student.

    I may only be a junior, but there are a lot of things that I wish I had known before starting my career as a college student. Here are some key takeaways that I’ve gathered from my experience:

    Tips from a business school-bound college student  

    Use your campus ... Read More

  • This blog post builds upon the article on the usage of pronouns ‘it/they’   We have seen the general usage of ‘it’. Now let us look at one special usage of ‘it’ – the placeholder or the dummy ‘it’.   There are some rules that we must be aware of when dealing with ‘placeholders’.    

    Rule #1 – Placeholders ... Read More

  • Pronouns are one of those underappreciated concepts on the GMAT. If you are not careful with them or do not understand their nuances, they will trip you. ‘it/they’ are those pronouns that you must be especially careful of.   How can one be more careful of these traps you ask?   One simple way to accomplish this is to substitute what ‘it’ ... Read More

  • To begin, four GMAT SC Practice Questions.


    1) Buying tradition growth stocks at the low points immediately following periods of sharp decline are not guaranteed in producing long term gains.

    (A) are not guaranteed in producing

    (B) is not guaranteed in producing

    (C) is not guaranteed for producing

    (D) is not guaranteed to produce

    (E) are ... Read More

  • Average starting salaries are up at one top business school.

    One top business school reports record-breaking compensation for its graduates, another MBA rankings list lands, and applicants look to change the world through social entrepreneurship. Here’s what’s trending on the business school landscape.

    MBA rankings are here! Bloomberg Businessweek ... Read More

  • In Conversation with Avinash Satish who bagged admits to Oxford and ISB with a 700 on the GMAT… 

    Could you tell us a bit about your profile?  I graduated from the Vellore Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Technology degree in 2011. I worked as a software developer at Bank of America Merrill Lynch for about 2 years. During my ... Read More

  • There are many questions on the GMAT relating to verb tense (though, as we've mentioned in the past, only six tenses are tested directly) . The use of tenses in English is one of the more complicated areas of English grammar for native speakers and non-native speakers alike. However, by familiarizing yourself with fundamental rules pertaining to the ... Read More

  • This is an extremely difficult question category that appears only infrequently on the GMAT. First, a couple of practice problems.


    1) The dark purple region on the number line above is shown in its entirety. This region is delineated by which of the following inequalities?

    (A) 10 < |x + 10| < 80

    (B) 10 < |x – 100| < 80

    (C) ... Read More

  • One college student says thanks to her mom for everything she’s done.

    We say thank you so often and casually that we sometimes forget why we say it. Yes, of course it’s polite to say thank you—but what does it really mean? Being thankful perhaps matters most when someone has guided you through life. In that respect, I cannot express how thankful ... Read More

  • GMAT Critical Reasoning Tip: Identifying Conclusions The methodology for answering GMAT critical reasoning questions sounds pretty simple and straightforward on the surface. You read the question first to make sure you know what you’re supposed to zero in on, and then you read the argument prompt reductively to identify the parts of the argument, ... Read More

  • By Danielle Wirsansky on November 10, 2016

    This article is brought to you by Uloop and Kaplan.  Search Uloop for student housing, college roommates, sublets, part-time jobs, internships, tutors, and campus news.

    Business school can be a great opportunity. It can help you learn more about owning or managing a business; it can help you get a better ... Read More

  • Could Trump’s proposed policies affect international MBAs?

    Policy changes to U.S. immigration might affect prospective MBAs overseas, a new class of students arrive at a top-ranked Midwestern business school, and worries still linger long after the Paris terrorist attack. Here’s what’s trending on the business school landscape.

    Election outcome ... Read More

  • In conversation with the mechanical engineer, Raj Kiran Boppana, an MBA aspirant with a 720 on the GMAT.   

    Could you tell us about yourself?  I have been working for Schneider Electrics for the last three years. I am currently the Senior Business Analyst for the company. I completed my undergrads in Mechanical Engineering from SJCE ... Read More

  • 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 unique in its offerings. Once you determine what you’re looking for, you’ll have an easier time differentiating these characteristics and then ... Read More

  • Follow these tips to find classes taught by the best professors.

    Heading into a new semester? Make sure you set yourself on the right path to business or graduate school by selecting classes relevant to your chosen career goals.

    How to plan your course schedule for college

    Know your course requirements. If you’re thinking about or have already ... Read More


    Hopefully you are nearing the of this research process, but if experience serves, many of you are just beginning.

    Have a focus. Don’t just walk into the process waiting for something to jump out at you. This is a bit like going into the grocery store without a list. You forget about why you went in there and walk out with everything ... Read More

  • How important is the MBA essay to your application?

    One business school is hoping that a new program will attract more applications from veterans, while other schools shift to teaching in the real world. Meet the newest class at Mendoza—and learn why you should be authentic in your MBA essays. Here’s what’s trending on the business school landscape.

    Veterans ... Read More

  • Assumption questions ask for unstated evidence supporting the argument.

    In past posts I’ve discussed ways to break down Critical Reasoning (CR) passages on the GMAT. Here I will focus on a specific subset of question types that make up the majority of CR questions and can be tackled in the same manner, every time. These are the assumption-based ... Read More

  • Learn how to navigate through dense RC passages on the GMAT and also get powerful techniques to boost your performance on Reading Comprehension.

    The post GMAT Reading Comprehension Handbook appeared first on GMAT CrackVerbal. Read More

  • Want to study abroad for an MBA? First research the benefits and risks.

    How high is the average GMAT score for Yale’s newest incoming class? What are the risks associated with studying abroad for business school? Will international MBA students face new obstacles obtaining a post-Brexit visa? Find out what’s trending on the business school landscape.

    Yale’s ... Read More

  • You don’t necessarily need to decide on Test Day whether you want to cancel.

    This post is an unusual take on landing your best score; here I will update you on the ins and outs of canceling a GMAT score.

    Will business schools know if I cancel my GMAT score? Historically, GMAT takers had to decide on Test Day whether to cancel their score before ... Read More

  • The English language is full of idioms, and the GMAT creators like to test some of these. Although there are some idioms that are more common in the GMAT, there is little alternative but to learn as many of them as you can. An enjoyable way to do so is to read as widely as possible and make a note of idiomatic structures you come across. Pay particular ... Read More

  • Want to get a peek at your GMAT score prior to Test Day?

    Hitting the GMAT score you need to get into your first-choice business school doesn’t happen overnight—it takes practice. That means spending the precious amount of study time you have before Test Day wisely. Lucky for you, we’ve got just the right tool to set you up for success: Free ... Read More

  • By Danielle Wirsansky on October 18, 2016

    This article is brought to you by Uloop and Kaplan.  Search Uloop for student housing, college roommates, sublets, part-time jobs, internships, tutors, and campus news.

    After completing undergraduate studies, many students find themselves at a crossroads. There are so many different paths to take, regardless ... Read More

  • What is a good GMAT score, and who defines this abstruse and perplexing standard? Can good GMAT scores and average GMAT scores differ by a single point? Do business schools agree on a single definition of good and bad scores at some top-secret GMAT Scores for Business Schools Convention?

    When we discuss what’s a good GMAT score versus a bad ... Read More

  • Get an Insider’s Perspective – Register Now! I’m excited to announce a free webinar event that Dominate the GMAT is going to be hosting on Wednesday, November 2nd at 1:00pm EST (10am Pacific) with the MBA admissions team at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management.

    It’s going to be a two-part session lasting about 45 minutes. ... Read More

  • Could an MBA increase your happiness quotient?

    Money may buy MBAs happiness, Canada’s largest bank invests in a business school startup lab, and Dartmouth Tuck sees increased enrollment of female students. Find out what’s trending on the business school landscape.

    Students report post-MBA satisfaction A new survey by TransparentMBA is throwing ... Read More

  • Peek Behind the GMAT Curtain for a Test Day Edge There’s a famous quote attributed to Sun Tzu that says, “Know yourself, know your enemy, and you shall win a hundred battles without loss.”

    Most military strategists would add a third element that list, indeed the only one we can know for certain: The environment.

    When it comes to ... Read More

  • GMAT Strategies Decoded in 8 hours!

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    Conquering the GMAT without the RIGHT strategy is impossible!

    The formula to an awesome 750+ GMAT score includes a mix of expert guidance and smart strategies.

    Through this workshop you will:

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  • Meet Chahat, who got through to MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Sloan School of Management, with a GMAT score of 700. 

    Could you tell us about yourself?  I graduated in IT from Punjab Engineering College in 2007. I worked in Bangalore with SAP as a software developer. I have also worked as a consultant for Cheerz! Labs.    

    Why ... Read More

  • Not all MBA application pieces are equal, so focus your prep strategically.

    There is no one-size-fits-all formula for getting into business school—but by thinking smart and planning out a timeline suited to your unique candidacy, you’ll be gathering confidence and knowledge that will really pay off when it comes time to apply.

    Two of the most ... Read More

  • By Francine Fluetsch on October 12, 2016

    This article is brought to you by Uloop and Kaplan.  Search Uloop for student housing, college roommates, sublets, part-time jobs, internships, tutors, and campus news. 

    When we think of businessmen in movies, we usually get one image: that of some old white man in a new tux, or something of that nature. ... Read More

  • You’ve decided to apply to business school. You’ve done your research to see which schools support your goals and meet your needs, and have come up with a long list…too long a list. You know you can’t apply to all of them. This is not an easy decision, but we’re here to help you with four tips for choosing the right number of b-schools to ... Read More