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  • 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 they’re up to. However, VIC problems with only one or two variables are begging to be ... Read More


    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

  • 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

  • Many of our clients need support beyond preparing for tests: picking the best schools and getting their candidacy in check. We work with several expert admissions consultants, and David Petersam of AdmissionsConsultants is one of them.

    We’re excited to share some of his expertise with you here on this guest blog post, below:

    MBA Application: ... Read More

  • Survey: Relative Weight of MBA Admissions Criteria At the beginning of my free video on YouTube titled “GMAT Master Part 1 – Get 20 Easy Points on the GMAT + Your Success Triad,” I talk about how important your GMAT score is on your MBA applications.

    True, admissions officers often given “political” answers when asked ... Read More

  • Job placement hits 100 percent among Fox School of Business graduates.

    A new Kaplan survey finds American business schools believe themselves superior to European ones, women are trying to break into male-dominated fields, and one top-MBA program boasts a perfect job placement rate. Here’s the latest in our roundup of business school news.

    American ... Read More

  • This post was originally published on the StudySoup blog.   You did it- you got the interview! You found the perfect attire for making a strong first impression. You’ve stayed up late researching every piece of information on the company you can find. And you’ve practiced your answers to the most common interview questions at least one hundred ... Read More

  • This is a hard question, and you should prioritize it in your efforts. The key is doing the proper introspection. Think about past experiences that point to specific strengths.

    With regards to examples, my #1 message about this essay is DO NOT TALK ABOUT WORK. They mention *personal* like 9 times in the prompt. This is the #1 error that most people ... Read More

  • You’re Invited! – Free GMAT Math Webinar 4/3/17 Percents and Number Properties questions can be tricky on the GMAT.

    But they don’t have to be.

    Join us on Monday, April 3rd at 1:00pm EST (10am Pacific) as we host Ace the GMAT author Brandon Royal for a free GMAT math class where he’ll review several tricky GMAT percentage problems ... Read More

  • 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 business schools by U.S. News and World Report. As such, the average Cornell GMAT score is high, and admissions are competitive. But, ... Read More

  • Hey GMATters,

    This post is 2500 words long! Want a PDF instead? Get it here:

    Picking a private GMAT Tutor is a difficult and costly decision. These tutors charge tremendous amounts of money that you, the client, intend to exchange for GMAT success.

    In other words, you are renting their brain to download its contents. How easy that is depends ... Read More

  • At top programs, a high GMAT score is essential for applicants.

    A new study finds that average GMAT scores at top MBA programs keep rising. Perseverance and planning win the MBA admissions race. Watch trends on the U.S. business school landscape. New data reveals compensation packages for MBAs who choose to work at startups. Here’s the latest in ... Read More

  • Should You Retake the GMAT? One of the most common questions I get from prospective students is, Should I retake the GMAT? Perhaps you have that question yourself. You want to know whether it’s worth continuing to invest time and money preparing for an exam that’s already taken up a lot of your time and money.

    That’s understandable.

    Unfortunately, ... Read More

  • By Elana Goodwin,

    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.

    If you’re planning to attend business school in the near future, now’s the perfect time to start planning and thinking about your various social media accounts ... Read More

  • Application volumes at LBS seem unaffected by worries over Brexit.

    An applicant dishes on interviews at two top business schools, applications at one of Britain’s top business schools don’t seem to be affected by Brexit, and aspiring Indian MBAs are looking to Canada for their business education. Here’s the latest in our roundup of business ... Read More

  • Jennifer Land explains how to maximize your available study time.

    When I coach students who are prepping for the GMAT, I find myself stressing two seemingly unrelated aspects of scheduling: finding study time and taking breaks. Both are necessary for landing your best score.

    How to find GMAT study time “I can’t find the time to fit in all of ... Read More

  • MBA Game Changers Fireside Chat & Fair A big part of preparing yourself mentally and emotionally for business school is to network with people who have already been where you want to go. That includes admissions officers at top MBA programs as well as industry leaders who have altered their career paths and companies for the better — and who ... Read More

  • By Danni 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.

    To succeed in pre-business school, perseverance, a good work ethic, dedication, and motivation are important things to have to do well in your classes. You also need ... Read More

  • Wharton climbs three spots to tie with HBS in this year’s business school rankings.

    U.S. News announces its 2018 business school rankings, a Bollywood star goes for her MBA, and Chicago Booth gets a new dean. Here’s the latest in our roundup of business school news.

    2018 business school rankings arrive Tuesday was arguably the biggest day of ... Read More

  • One question that frequently pops up in a MBA aspirant’s mind is – ‘How do I go about choosing the right MBA program?’

    This is probably the second most important decision of your life, after the one you make about whom to marry! ☺   In terms of your commitment, an MBA costs you 1 to 2 years, and between 50 lacs to 1 crore on an average ... Read More

  •   In this article, let’s discuss about the GMAT Integrated Reasoning in detail,   Before getting into details of number of questions, question types etc. Let’s understand the GMAT Integrated reasoning.   I am pretty much sure below three questions would be going on your mind, before starting the preparation for GMAT Integrated Reasoning,   How ... Read More

  • Manoj is a Management Graduate from the University of Leicester, UK. After working in various roles with different companies, he discovered his passion for training and has been in the industry for over 3 years. He is a certified TESOL trainer through Oxford Trinity College, London and has brought his love for and strength in the English language into ... Read More

  • For those of you who will soon be interviewing for those European MBA and EMBA programs (and….maybe Berkeley-Haas..the big straggler!) I would like to share a technique for answering the goals questions, Why MBA, and Why This School. I feel it really helps the listener follow your vision.

    I call it the inverted pyramid technique.

    1 – LONG TERM ... Read More

  • Find out which programs will make the top ten on the latest U.S. News MBA rankings list.

    Business schools are rated on student satisfaction, the U.S. News & World Report 2018 MBA rankings are almost here, and MBAs turn to activism. This and more in our roundup of management education news.

    MBA rankings by student satisfaction The Economist, one ... Read More

  • A lot of students prepping for GMAT Quant, especially those GMAT students 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 course, you’ll be able to divide by square roots in no time. First, consider these three ... Read More

  • Working as a Kaplan student brand ambassador can help enrich your business school application.

    When thinking of extracurriculars to prepare you for graduate or professional school, it’s easy to get caught in the status quo. Pre-meds flock to pre-medical clubs, pre-law students pursue pre-law fraternities, and business majors seek professional or ... Read More

  • The video interview is basically (and eerily) similar to the TOEFL Speaking section. You get 45 second to prep, 60 seconds to answer. Record yourself as many times as possible!! I have my candidates record themselves, upload to YouTube and send me the link so I can coach them around it.

    For the “give me an example” questions use STAR format ... Read More

  • Jennifer Land explains how to evaluate Data Sufficiency statements.

    Here are some tips for tackling one of the most challenging question types on the GMAT: “Yes/No” Data Sufficiency questions. These require more practice (and critical thinking skills) than any other part of the test.

    The Kaplan Method for Data Sufficiency Let’s begin with ... Read More

  • So you have around 10 years of experience but do not have enough time to prepare for the GMAT. Fret not!

    GMAT has launched Executive Assessment for seasoned professionals like you in 2016. The Executive Assessment is a shorter version of the GMAT – a mini GMAT, if you like. The test duration is 90 minutes and it tests you on the same sections as ... Read More

  • GMAC has announced several changes in the GMAT Exam policies to enhance test taking experience. Don’t worry! We will summarize all the changes in the GMAT over the last year in this article to help you understand the changes and strategize better.    

    Change 1 – Policy on Retaking the test

    Well, there’s some good news and there’s ... Read More

  • GMAC has introduced a number of exciting changes to the Enhanced Score Report. You can glean much more information from the report than meets the eye.

    Applying for your ESR is a must if you plan to retake the GMAT and want detailed insights into your performance and your “problem areas”.

    Change 1 – Percentage Correct

    This is the most exciting ... Read More


    Most of the students when they hear the word “Geometry”, they think of trigonometry, they think about theorems etc. But in GMAT it’s quite different.     In this article, let’s discuss about what is tested in GMAT geometry and what could be the best preparation strategy for GMAT Geometry?   Even though it ... Read More

  • A new survey shows high levels of job satisfaction for new MBAs.

    A new survey shows high levels of job satisfaction for recent graduates, the emerging space tourism industry sets its sights on MBAs with an engineering background, and soft skills become a major emphasis for many business schools. This and more in our roundup of management education ... Read More

  • Jennifer Land shares the Kaplan Method for effective answer prediction.

    One of the things I love about being a Kaplan GMAT teacher is that my students learn a method for answering every question they will face on Test Day. Having a consistent approach makes answering a high-difficulty GMAT question as simple as answering its lower-difficulty cousin. ... Read More

  • Here are fifteen challenging questions for GMAT math practice, with explanations below.  Can you keep the GMAT Quant pace, doing these in under 90 seconds each?   As always, no calculator!


    1) Let abcd be a general four-digit number and all the digits are non-zero.  How many four-digits numbers abcd exist such that the four digits are all ... Read More

  • Are you applying to a top MBA program? Think you need to earn a 760 to do so? Think again.

    If you have a strong business school application, you likely won’t need a near-perfect GMAT score for admission into a top MBA program. But how do you know if your GMAT score is up to par with your dream school’s GMAT requirements? Have no fear; we’ve ... Read More

  • 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 about some factors which may come into play when considering how long to study for the GMAT.  

    GMAT study ... Read More

  • By Danielle Wirsansky,

    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.

    Everyone knows that students are busy. Juggling school, work, and a social life is difficult — it’s something we can all agree on.

    Most of us make New ... Read More

  • 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 another few years, it’s not too early to take the test! GMAT scores are valid for five years so the sooner you can get this test ... Read More

  • Kaplan’s latest survey of admissions officers shows data science skills are in demand.

    While a recent survey suggests MBA programs are taking in-demand tech skills like data science more seriously, a new rankings list evaluates the expected annual salaries of top business school grads. This and more in our roundup of management education news.

    MBA ... Read More

  • Train Your Brain for the GMAT Test-Day Grind You’ve read the books. You’ve taken a GMAT prep course. You’ve filled your head with math formulas and English grammar rules. You’ve posted on GMAT forums, you’ve increased your sleep, and you’ve even gotten help for your standardized test anxiety.

    You’ve done ... Read More

  • In conversation with Saurav Mahopatra who scored a 700 on the GMAT…


    Could you tell us a bit about yourself?

      I passed out in 2008 from ITI Bhubaneshwar in computer science engineering. Post that, I worked as a developer in a company on multiple projects and one of my clients was American express.   After two years of working ... Read More

  • In conversation with Satya Mudalla who scored a 730 on the GMAT…    

    Could you tell us a bit about yourself?

      I did my Computer Science Engineering from BITS Pilani and got placed in Virtusa consulting Pvt. Ltd in Hyderabad. I worked there for around two years and dealt with developing software solutions.   In this period, ... Read More

  • In conversation with Isham Roy who scored 700 on GMAT and got an admit to ISB..  

    What was your basic motivation behind your MBA?     Basically I come from an engineering background, I did my computer science engineering in BIT, then I worked for 4 Years in Cisco in Bangalore. I was working in a purely technical role and was doing quite ... Read More