Latest Articles from GMAT Company Blogs

  • Get into the best business schools by preparing early!

    If you’ve been following along, you’re probably already familiar with the handy MBA application checklist we gave you a few weeks back. For you underclassmen out there, don’t go thinking that your business school application days are so far ahead of you that you casually file those tips ... Read More

  • Here are eight practice problems on Sequences.

    14, 23, 32, 41, 50, 59, …

    1) In the sequence above, each term is 9 more than the previous term.  What is the 41st term of the sequence?

    360 365 369 374 383

    2) What is the difference between the fourth and third terms of the sequence defined by

    18 23 47 65 83

    3) Which of the following could be ... Read More

  • Just wanted to share my happiness with you as I took the GMAT exam today and got the score I needed! Finally, after one year of studying and struggling, I got the score I need and I thank you and your course for it! I think the main thing that I benefitted from in your course is the self confidence it gave me. I finally overcame my anxiety and went ... Read More

  • Hello!

    Today, it’s fraction time! I am answering a question that one of your fellow GMAT-studiers asked about comparing fractions. Watch the video to learn more on this topic, and check out Mike McGarry’s blog post for even more tips!

    If you have any questions about this, be sure to leave them in the comments below.

    And as usual, here’s ... Read More

  • From business schools critiquing the (new-ish) GMAT Integrated Reasoning section to a historic first at Rutgers Business School (and—you guessed it!—more business school rankings lists), here’s the latest in MBA news for prospective students applying to business school or taking the GMAT.

    How relevant is Integrated Reasoning for your GMAT score?

    According ... Read More

  • Setting the Record Straight, from the GMAC Dominate the GMAT recently received the following note from the GMAC (the makers of the GMAT) that they wanted us to share with our readers:

    Quote from the GMAC:

    Recently there has been some discussion and questioning about the role and place of idioms and sentence correction as they apply to the skills ... Read More

  • The answer to this question is, on the surface, pretty simple. There is almost nothing in common between the GMAT and the TOEFL. Here’s a quick breakdown of the two tests to show what I mean:



    Analytical Writing Assignment: One essay about the weaknesses in an argument that you read Integrated Reasoning: Math-based questions on reading ... Read More

  • 2014 Business School Admissions Officers Survey Results According to our 2014 survey of admissions officers at over 200 business schools across the United States*,  60% say that an applicant’s score on the GMAT’s Integrated Reasoning section (launched in June 2012) is not currently an important part of their evaluation of a prospective student’s ... Read More

  • Sentence Correction is the only part of the GMAT Verbal section where you can truly acquire new skills and knowledge to improve your score.

    Critical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension are more a matter of the long term investment you’ve made in reading and writing critically throughout your life, supplemented by the amount of near term practice ... Read More

  • Balancing business school and life can be challenging at the best of times, but when you add parenthood to the equation, “challenging” can describe the good days.  Does that mean it can’t (or shouldn’t) be done?  Of course not!

    Getting more information is key.  Even if you don’t have or plan to have any kids while you’re in business ... Read More

  • Hear from a Yale grad about his experience with the GMAT. Thanks for sharing, Brendan!

    About Me: My name is Brendan and I’m an Electrical Engineering Major from Yale University (2010). I have been a submarine officer in the US Navy for the past four years. My job is primarily concerned with operating the reactor on board, so I am looking to ... Read More

  • Entrepreneurial vs. intrapreneurial thought: Outside the box; within the business

    If you’re thinking about going to business school, odds are you’re familiar with the path of the entrepreneur and how many MBAs unlock the good life by launching their own startups. Maybe you even want to be a famous entrepreneur yourself, and, really, who could ... Read More

  • Here are four reasonably challenging problems about sets.

    1) At a certain school of 200 students, the students can study French, Spanish, both or neither. Just as many study both as study neither.  One quarter of those who study Spanish also study French.  The total number who study French is 10 fewer than those who study Spanish only.   How many ... Read More

  • Improve Your GMAT Time Management & Score Higher Warning: This article is going to contain a LOT of sports analogies! (but it’ll be worth it)

    When you think about what it takes to crack 700 on the GMAT, it goes beyond just knowing the content tested on the GMAT — the X’s and O’s, if you will. Indeed, proper time management ... Read More

  • Get the latest in business school news

    Here are some of the latest headlines about what’s going on in top business schools today.

    From a possible major disruption in the business school education model to doctors in business school, there’s a lot to cover. Oh, and there’s chocolate!

    Topping the latest headlines…

    Does online education spell ... Read More

  • GMAT Tips to Perform Your Best on Test Day! By: Bara Sapir, CEO and Founder of TPNY/TPSF

    Picture this: It’s the day of your GMAT, and you find yourself at the testing center sitting in front of your computer, about to begin. What do you feel? If you’re like a lot of students, you may feel everything from queasiness to full blown anxiety ... Read More

  • The GMAT is not just a test of your analytical skills or reading ability. It is also a test of your focus. How long can you focus and perform at a high level. This does not come easy, and it requires practice and a plan.

    One place in particular where our focus can wain is in the Verbal section. There is so much to read, and so much of it seems uninteresting. ... Read More

  • Hello!

    Meet my friend Ocky and get up to speed on participles! This week’s video is an addition to the previous video on participles, so I hope this helps answer more questions you might have about the topic. And if you’d like to learn even more, be sure to read this post for more details.

    Here’s a still of the final board work:

    If ... Read More

  • To master the GMAT, you must learn the art of educated guessing. Many students are afraid to make an educated guess or two when taking the GMAT for fear of sacrificing a correct answer on a question. We are hardwired to try answer all questions correctly! Read More

  • Understandably, ambitious GMAT students want to challenge themselves.  That’s great.  GMAT students want to gauge their relative ease or difficulty in solving a question with what might be called the “objective difficulty” of a question: in other words, if I can solve this problem easily, approximately where does this put me in terms ... Read More

  • Forbes pulled out all the stops when they published an article called “The MBA Megabucks CEOs.”  Most of us are interested in the average MBA salary question when it comes to rating our potential return on investment from business school, but the kind of megabucks this article was talking about are above and beyond what any of us dream of making– ... Read More

  • Here’s some of the latest news and reports about business school admissions and the current MBA landscape from media outlets across the country. From a jump in the number of applications of full-time MBA programs to a troubling small decline in the number of female applicants overall, there’s a lot to explore!

    Leading off…

    GMAC reports overall ... Read More

  • Photo Credit: Tulane Public Relations via Compfight cc

    Anyone thinking about going to business school knows the value proposition includes networking. When I was asking around my social circle about what an MBA education was all about one close friend told me that 50% of the value was in the education itself and the other 50% came from the relationships ... Read More

  • The GMAT Quant section loves word problems.  Here are six problems of six different genres, easy to medium difficulty.


    1) Sam’s car was fined when he gave Joe and Peter a ride, so they decided to help Sam pay the fine.  Joe paid $3 more than 1/4 of the fine and Peter paid $3 less than 1/3 of the fine, leaving pay $4 less than 1/2 the ... Read More

  • Hello!

    Aha! You were probably expecting a GMAT Tuesday video right here–I mean, it is Tuesday–but this week, I’m changing things up!

    A lot of you have asked questions about who I am as a person, and so I’m taking this opportunity to respond to those questions, video-style.

    If I didn’t get to answer a burning questions ... Read More

  • Comparison questions in GMAT SC can get a little tricky because they may test not just comparisons, but often, idioms and parallelism too. In this blog let’s see how to do comparison questions.

    BASIC RULES FOR COMPARISON: Which is better – a rose or a mango?

    You’re probably thinking, “What a stupid question – why would you compare a flower ... Read More

  • Hoping to unlock the good life by going to business school? It starts with a high GMAT score. It takes serious drive and dedication to become a skilled test taker. These five tips will help you on the path to success.

    Top 5 Secrets of Earning a High GMAT Score… #5 Average test-takers see the GMAT as a fearsome roadblock, or a nuisance. 700+ test-takers ... Read More

  • Wharton’s GMAT scores top this week’s news in business education.

    Hoping to unlock the good life by going to business school? Stay on top of what’s making news in business education today with these latest headlines, recaps, and studies about the  MBA admissions process.

    From Wharton topping Harvard in the coveted category of average GMAT ... Read More

  • Why Get an MBA?

    by Kaplan GMAT Blog on September 25, 2014

    Why go to business school? The answer can be nearly anything, but it’s almost always about moving forward.

    By its very nature, business school is a means to an end. The benefits of business school are numerous: it can help us reach our goals, advance in our careers, and become better people.

    At Kaplan, we have thousands and thousands of success ... Read More

  • You’ll be spending tons of money, time and energy to earn this degree, so you have to ask the question: is it all worth it? Check out this answer from UNC’s Kenan-Flager Business School, as told by an infographic!

    An MBA degree can open many doors for you professionally, personally and financially. An MBA can increase your salary by up to 81 percent, ... Read More

  • Hello!

    This week, learn how to use the idiom “allow for” correctly AND learn how to avoid it’s common “allow to” trap!

    Here’s a still of the final board work:

    If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for future videos, please share them with me! Leave them in the comments below, and I’ll get back ... Read More

  • Don’t Fear Mistakes

    by Magoosh GMAT Blog on September 22, 2014

    One of the consistent things I hear from students involves mistakes. For some reason, students don’t want to make them. They avoid doing practice tests or even doing practice problems until they’ve covered all the basics or watched all the lesson videos or read all the introductory explanations.

    Nothing is more detrimental. Well, I suppose I am ... Read More

  • Looking to unlock the good life by going to business school? Best to stay on top of the current MBA news. Check out some of the latest headlines, recaps, and studies about the MBA admissions process from media outlets across the country.

    From parents of prospective MBAs having to foot more of their kids’ tuition bills, to a proliferation of GRE applications ... Read More