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How is GMAT Integrated Reasoning Scored?

by Magoosh GMAT Blog on June 23, 2017

Many students have questions about the GMATs Integrated Reasoning (IR) section. “Is integrated reasoning part of the GMAT score?” Well…yes and no. Your IR score will be submitted to schools along with your verbal and quantitative score. However, the IR score is totally separate from the “total score,” which consists solely of the Q & V ... Read More


2018 GMAT Verbal Official Guide – Detailed Analysis / Question Categorization

by GMAT Genius on June 23, 2017

GMAT Genius has thoroughly analyzed the 2018 GMAT Verbal Official Guide and we want to share our insights with you. Feel free to read our detailed analysis of the 2018 GMAT Verbal Official Guide or skip down to our conclusions. Wishing you tremendous success with the GMAT!

Overview of 2018 GMAT Verbal Official Guide The Official Guides for GMAT Review ... Read More


2018 GMAT Quant Official Guide – Detailed Analysis / Question Categorization

by GMAT Genius on June 22, 2017

GMAT Genius has thoroughly analyzed the 2018 GMAT Quant Official Guide and we want to share our insights with you. Feel free to read our detailed analysis of the 2018 GMAT Quant Official Guide or skip down to our conclusions. Wishing you tremendous success with the GMAT!

Overview of 2018 GMAT Quant Official Guide The Official Guides for GMAT Review ... Read More


Act Like a Resume, Think Like an Admissions Officer

by Magoosh GMAT Blog on June 21, 2017

This post was contributed by our friends at Admit.Me.

To write a great resume, you need to be empathetic and get into the mind of the reviewer.

Imagine that you are the person reviewing your resume. You’re trying to assess whether you’re qualified, unique and have potential to grow as a professional on paper. With so many candidates and so much ... Read More


2018 GMAT Official Guide – Detailed Analysis / Question Categorization

by GMAT Genius on June 20, 2017

GMAT Genius has thoroughly analyzed the 2018 GMAT Official Guide and we want to share our insights with you. Feel free to read our detailed analysis of the 2018 GMAT Official Guide or skip down to our conclusions. Wishing you tremendous success with the GMAT!

Overview of 2018 GMAT Official Guide The Official Guides for GMAT Review contain retired ... Read More


New! GMAT Official Guide 2018 Textbook Now Available

by Dominate the GMAT on June 20, 2017

When you’re preparing for the GMAT, working dozens (if not hundreds!) of practice problems of each question type on the GMAT is a must.

The best source of real former GMAT questions comes straight from the makers of the GMAT (the GMAC) in the form of the GMAT Official Guide 2018. The brand new version of this textbook was just released this ... Read More


GMAT Section Select Order : Everything You Need To Know

by GMAT CrackVerbal on June 16, 2017

The big news is that on 15th June, 2017, GMAC announced the GMAT Select Section Order, wherein GMAT takers can choose the order of the sections that they attempt. This means that now a test taker can actually start the GMAT from the Verbal section!

 

If you have taken the GMAT or have been preparing for it, you know that this is a huge deal. ... Read More


GMAC Announces GMAT Test Change: Here’s What You Need to Know

by Business School Insider on June 16, 2017

Find out about Select Section Order, newly featured in a GMAT test change.

The GMAT is changing! As of July 11, 2017, GMAT test takers will be able to choose the order in which they take GMAT test sections.

After this GMAT test change, you will choose your section order at the test center on GMAT Test Day, following the computer tutorial and just ... Read More


Answer Questions Like a Scientist for GMAT Success

by GMAT & MBA Admissions Blog on June 16, 2017

One of the great misconceptions about standardized exams such as the GMAT or the SAT is that they are tests of “Math” or “English.” Read More


Picking Order of Sections on the GMAT

by Magoosh GMAT Blog on June 15, 2017

In a recent announcement, GMAC (the folks who create the GMAT) announced an important change to the test.  What you have to know hasn’t changed, and what you have to do on test day hasn’t changed—-but the order in which you do these sections doesn’t have to be the same as it has been!

Selecting Section Order For decades, the GMAT ... Read More


Select Section Order on the GMAT

by GMAT Genius on June 15, 2017

The GMAC announced today a new Select Section Order feature for the GMAT. Beginning July 11, 2017, test takers worldwide can select the order of the sections on their GMAT administrations. The GMAC claims that this will not affect the statistical validity of GMAT scores, but we believe that many GMAT takers will benefit substantially because of this ... Read More


GMAT News | GMAT Test-Takers Can Choose Their Section Order Beginning July 11, 2017

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has announced an interesting change to how the GMAT will be administered: Beginning July 11, 2017, GMAT test-takers will be able to choose the order in which they take each section of the official exam. Read More


Master These GMAT Math Skills

by Business School Insider on June 14, 2017

Accept the challenge to master GMAT math.

Start the year off strong by diving into your GMAT math prep with vigor (or renewed vigor, as the case may be.) The Quantitative section is often the most feared, but its content is predictable and conquerable. Brush up on the specific math skills that the exam tests and pair this knowledge with solid critical ... Read More


GMAT Probability – Addition Rule Nuance

by Dominate the GMAT on June 9, 2017

Pay Attention to Mutually Exclusive Events Pretty much all probability questions on the GMAT can be answered using three core rules. We teach them in detail in our Probability and Combinatorics course, but I want to take a second to tease out an important nuance to the Addition Rule (officially known as the “Union” rule) here.

The Addition ... Read More


GMAT Practice Questions: Who’s Afraid of Sentence Correction?

by Business School Insider on June 6, 2017

Challenge yourself to these two sentence correction problems.

Aspiring MBA applicants often find sentence correction to be one of the more challenging question types on the GMAT. Well, we’re here to tell you there’s nothing to be afraid of.

Today we’re going to walk you through two GMAT practice questions, providing answers and explanations ... Read More


Four Common Questions About the GMAT and MBA Admissions

by GMAT & MBA Admissions Blog on June 3, 2017

The business school admissions process has a lot of moving parts. Understanding the details in how your application is evaluated by an admissions office is key to finding success—especially when applying to top programs. To help ease your anxiety about the details of the applications, we have answered four common questions about the GMAT and MBA admissions ... Read More


Average MBA Salary Highest at Stanford GSB

by Business School Insider on June 1, 2017

Proximity to Silicon Valley could be a boon for your post-MBA salary.

From a look at the highest average MBA salary to the ins and outs of reapplying after a rejection. Here’s our latest roundup of business school news.

Highest MBA salary Stanford Graduate School of Business may not be THE top-ranked business school according to organizations like ... Read More


3 Tips to Getting the Most Out of Business School

by Magoosh GMAT Blog on May 31, 2017

This article is written by our friends at Peterson’s!

Business school is intense. You’ll constantly have a lot to do in every avenue of your school life. Regardless of how prepared you are, there will be times when you are overwhelmed. That’s okay. Tough deadlines and fast-paced classes are a part of business school. It prepares you for the ... Read More


Announcing the winner of our Spring 2017 Brightest Minds MBA Scholarship Contest

Meet Maria, a Lebanese credit risk analyst who defeated more than 3,000 contestants to become the winner of our semi-annual Read More


How Much Time Do You Have on the GMAT?

by Dominate the GMAT on May 30, 2017

You have more time than you think… The math is pretty simple:

On the quantitative section of the GMAT, you have 75 minutes to complete 37 questions. That works out to almost exactly two minutes per question.

On the verbal section you have 75 minutes to answer 41 questions, so you have slightly less time per question at 1:50.

But for simplicity’s ... Read More


Land Your Score: Probability Problems Primer

by Business School Insider on May 30, 2017

Save time on Test Day with this trick for calculating desired outcomes.

On the GMAT, probability problems appear more frequently as high-difficulty questions than in low- or even medium-difficulty questions. Therefore, it should be fairly low on your priority list of content areas to brush up on. However, if you are scoring (or hoping to score) in ... Read More


GMAT Grammar: “On a White Bus” with Subordinate Conjunctions

by Magoosh GMAT Blog on May 29, 2017

First, three practice GMAT grammar subordinate conjunctions questions, each somehow involving buses!

 

1) While spark ignitions start the combustion in gasoline engines, typical in automobiles, high compression of gases, with high temperatures, are igniting the combustion in diesel engines.

(A) high compression of gases, with high temperatures, ... Read More


Does GMAT Integrated Reasoning Matter?

by Business School Insider on May 24, 2017

Does GMAT integrated reasoning matter for MBA admissions?

In 2012, when the GMAT was revised to include the Integrated Reasoning (IR) section, business school applicants and online GMAT forums conjectured as to whether schools were even going to look at the IR scores. After all, the section was so brand new that even top-ranked business schools like ... Read More


GMAT for Non-Native English Speakers

by Magoosh GMAT Blog on May 19, 2017

Since the GMAT is typically used for admissions to American universities, it is conducted only in English. It is therefore more challenging for non-native English speakers to take the GMAT than it is for native English speakers. Non-native speakers must navigate the same challenges that English speakers encounter, but in a second language.

GMAT for ... Read More


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by GMAT CrackVerbal on May 18, 2017

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The 5-Step Guide to Writing Your MBA Goals Essay

by Magoosh GMAT Blog on May 18, 2017

The 5-Step Guide to Writing Your MBA Goals Essay

You’re getting ready to apply to b-school this fall, targeting the Round 1 deadlines. You may also have other responsibilities like work or family, or trying to improve your GMAT scores. What you don’t have is extra time. Let’s take advantage of the time you do have to prepare for the application ... Read More


GMAT Quantitative: Two Types of Mixture Problems

by Business School Insider on May 18, 2017

Be prepared to solve questions about both proportions and combinations.

Mixture problems show up frequently on the Quantitative section of the GMAT and fall into two basic categories. As each type of mixture question will be approached in fairly different ways, it is important that you know the difference between them.

Proportions in mixture problems ... Read More


Solving Graphics Interpretation Questions in GMAT Integrated Reasoning

Each Graphics Interpretation question on the GMAT will include some text that contains two blanks. These blanks can be filled in by choosing options from a drop-down menu that make the text as accurate as possible. Read More


GMAT Question of the Day #343  - YES/NO Question

by GMAT & MBA Admissions Blog on May 18, 2017

This week's GMAT Question of the Day relates to question #343 from the Official Guide for GMAT Review, 2017. It is a typical AD/BCE, YES/NO Question. Read More


How to Get Promoted

by Business School Insider on May 16, 2017

Pose these questions to yourself as you strategize to advance your career.

The first rule of getting promoted is that you have to ask for it. It’s amazing how many people think that if they put their heads down, do the work, and hit every deadline, a promotion will come their way. If that hasn’t worked out for you, it’s time to get proactive! ... Read More


MBA Application Essays – Demonstrating Fit

by MBA Prep Coach on May 11, 2017

Last time, I promised to show you how to increase your chances of admission by having firm, clear goals. One of the key reasons for this is to demonstrate fit. This phrase is widely used, but not generally understood.

To illustrate, let’s take the case of a common applicant who wants to enter the world of management consulting. And let’s say they ... Read More


GMAT Question of the Day #311 - Data Sufficiency

by GMAT & MBA Admissions Blog on May 11, 2017

For today's GMAT Question of the Day, we have an AD/BCE Value Question, relating to question #311 from theOfficial Guide for GMAT Review, 2017. See below for a clear, step-by-step example and explanation. Read More


Land Your Score: Brush up on Ratios

by Business School Insider on May 11, 2017

Remember these basic rules when dealing with proportional relationships.

We encounter proportions frequently in everyday life. When we cook, we add proportional measurements of ingredients. If you are arranging flowers in a vase, you might want to add 2 stems of one type of bloom for every 3 stems of another.

On the GMAT proportions appear in word ... Read More


4 Ways to Project Leadership Qualities

by Business School Insider on May 9, 2017

Here are four ways to project executive presence.

You’ll learn many sophisticated management theories in business school, and they will make you a more effective leader. But some part of leadership still comes down to a less easily quantifiable essence, a “she has it” quality that inspires people to follow. This is sometimes referred to as executive ... Read More


GMAT Question of the Day #116 - Reducing Unnecessary Calculation

by GMAT & MBA Admissions Blog on May 4, 2017

This blog post relates to question #116 from the Official Guide for GMAT Review, 2017.

What intimidates most students here, and sends them spiraling into a black hole of unnecessary calculation, is the first line of the table: 10.8% of 37. It’s not as bad as it looks, but we’ll come back to that… Read More


Harvard Business School Admit Shares His Good News

by Business School Insider on May 4, 2017

Watch an HBS applicant find out about his acceptance.

From tips for packaging your resume to the best practices of successful applicants—here’s what’s happening in our latest roundup of business school news.

Getting in at Harvard Business School Meet Kel Jackson, an aspiring MBA who’s decided to allow all of you vicariously experience what ... Read More


GMAT Grammar | Who vs. Whom

The word “whom” has almost disappeared from modern English. However, it’s still very much alive and well on the GMAT, so we advise that students ensure they know the difference between "who" and "whom". Read More


Advance Your Career with a Side Hustle

by Business School Insider on May 2, 2017

Hustling isn’t just about money—it can advance your career.

The work world has been upended, and we can expect to work for multiple employers over the course of our careers—not just one. Increasingly, employees are developing side hustles as alternative ways to improve their skills, increase their personal visibility, and bring in more money.

As ... Read More


UVA’s GMAT Score (Darden School of Business)

by Magoosh GMAT Blog on April 28, 2017

  Photo courtesy of Workman.

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 students, UVA’s business programs offer a variety of choices, but all focus on the same high quality ... Read More


MBA Applicants – SET GOALS FIRST

by MBA Prep Coach on April 28, 2017

So often applicants think about other aspect of their application (school selection, resume etc.) prior to considering their MBA goals, and I really feel this is a classic case of the tail wagging the dog.

THE EQUATION

To write a persuasive application, it’s critical that you have those goals honed and refined. Background + MBA = Post-MBA Goal. ... Read More


Land Your Score: Reading Comprehension Passage Mapping

by Business School Insider on April 27, 2017

Orient yourself to important themes using navigational reading strategies.

In a recent Kaplan GMAT class, several of my students were very excited about the results they were seeing from using the Kaplan Method for Reading Comprehension. I’ve discussed this Method before, but now I want to emphasize part of the first step.

Mapping Reading Comprehension ... Read More


GMAT Question of the Day #114 - VIC (variables in choices)

by GMAT & MBA Admissions Blog on April 27, 2017

This blog post relates to question #114 from the Official Guide for GMAT Review, 2017.

This is a classic combined rate problem with a VIC (variables in choices) twist. The authors of the OG provide the straightforward algebraic solution, and, with the proper background in rates problems like this, you shouldn’t have any trouble understanding what ... Read More


6 Secrets of People Who Network Successfully

by Business School Insider on April 25, 2017

Surprise! You may be better at networking than you think.

Too many people assume they’re no good at networking, and pretty much everyone says they dread it. But your next job opportunity will likely come from someone you know—as will most other opportunities that cross your path. Plus, networking is the best way to get answers to the professional ... Read More


Get Accepted to B-School with Low Stats [Free Webinar]

by Dominate the GMAT on April 25, 2017

A LOW GMAT OR GPA ISN’T AN MBA DEATH SENTENCE. YOU JUST NEED TO KNOW HOW TO HANDLE IT.

In this webinar, presented by Accepted’s CEO and founder, Linda Abraham, you’ll learn:

• What the adcoms seek besides a high GMAT score and GPA • How to divert the spotlight away from your weaknesses • How to position your unique strengths ... Read More


4 Essential Things You Need in Your Finals Study Space

by Business School Insider on April 20, 2017

By Madison White,

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.

A good study technique is best accompanied by a good study space. Now, what does a good study space entail? Overall, a good study space is a place that allows you ... Read More


How to Brand Yourself for Professional Success

by Business School Insider on April 18, 2017

Manage how others perceive you online and in-person.

‘Personal branding’ is a term that gets thrown around a lot without it always being clear what it really means. In broad strokes, your personal brand is your reputation, or how people would sum you up to a stranger in a professional context. As you’re branding yourself, you’ll need to work ... Read More


[Win $500!] Take the 2017 MBA Applicant Survey

by Dominate the GMAT on April 17, 2017

Could you spare a few minutes to complete a short survey? You might recall that I’m a member of AIGAC, the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants. In June, we will hold our annual conference in California. While there, we will present anonymous data about MBA applicants to the top MBA programs, AIGAC members, and select media. ... Read More


5 Strategies for Making a Career Change

by Business School Insider on April 13, 2017

Getting ahead professionally can sometimes mean taking a new direction.

Chances are that at least once in your career, you will hit a spot where you need to make a 180-degree turn and change direction in order to get ahead professionally. See it as an opportunity to pivot to skills that you find more rewarding and that you can rely on going forward. ... Read More


How Hippies, Burners and New-Agers Win The GMAT (and SAT, ACT, LSAT, MCAT…etc..)

by Test Prep New York & San Francisco on April 11, 2017

A recent New York Times article titled “The Hippies Have Won” observed that granola and kombucha — once viewed as countercultural health food — are now mainstream. These aren’t the only once-alternative health and wellness products or ideas to be embraced by consumers and culture mavens; today, yoga, meditation and mindfulness are key practices ... Read More


Land Your Score: Mental GMAT Math Tips

by Business School Insider on April 11, 2017

Memorize these handy tricks for the Quantitative Reasoning section.

No calculator on the GMAT? No problem. With an arsenal of mental GMAT math tricks at your disposal, you won’t need no stinkin’ calculator. Here are some ways to get ahead of the curve in Quantitative Reasoning arithmetic.

GMAT math multiplication hacks The testmaker knows we ... Read More