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  • To get back what I lost

    by Pro GMAT on April 16, 2015

    A few days before I contacted GrantMeAdmission after reading his post and asked him that how he motivated himself to get back to work and his awesome reply forced me to go back to my study table and gather all the knowledge that I left there a few months before. I would like to put some […] Read More

  • Time to Lace Up!

    by GMAT Mind Games on April 15, 2015

    If you're thinking about getting into one of the top tier B-schools, and you haven't taken the GMAT, NOW is that moment when you should register for the test!Although I prefer that before you join any course, you should try to study on your own and see how you do on the GMATprep tests that are available free of cost - here.Of course, if you're interested ... Read More

  • FlashCards

    by Pro GMAT on April 7, 2015

    Flash cards are very basic study material to get to the point information. Most of the students use flash cards to study, but using them effectively can bring charms. The choice of making flash cards is very personal, someone would like them, or someone would not like making them. How to make: Choose the most important formulas/tricks you get […] Read More

  • I had been meaning to write a script and blog post on descriptive statistics for some time now, but with work and winter weather and the extra work that winter weather brings, and now that the winter weather is over trying to get back into an exercise routine (running up a hill is such a challenging experience, but when I get to the top of that hill ... Read More

  • Pick up the list again

    by Pro GMAT on April 3, 2015

    It’s been more than 2 months that I have posted here. This blog was meant to be my GMAT/MBA journey book but I was not able to continue it as I shifted my GMAT/MBA goal to next year. I have not posted anything because I was not making any progress on this lane. What I […] Read More

  • Stamina on the GMAT

    by GMAT Mind Games on April 2, 2015

    Whenever I talk about test preparation or the psychology related to test preparation, I try to be as specific as possible about what you need to do and why you need to do it. But, what I rarely talk about is the importance of stamina on the GMAT. As we know it's a four-hour long test during which you will not get an opportunity to rest your mind. This ... Read More

  • GMATers, especially newcomers to the test, tend to spend on average less time on Data Sufficiency questions than Problem Solving ones. This is in part because Data Sufficiency questions don’t require an “answer” in the same way that Problem Solving questions do, so it is a little harder to achieve the same level of certainty when doing a DS question. ... Read More

  • The most common question on everyone's mind is whether they should retake the GMAT or not. Sometimes we feel we would be able to score higher if we could retake the test. That's not accurate. Firstly, your approach to test preparation must be modified ever so slightly so as to help you score better. Secondly, you must know which are your target schools ... Read More

  • Spring break is right around the corner, and students are eagerly anticipating a week or two off from school. While this vacation can be a well-deserved chance for some R&R, it is also a wonderful opportunity for college-bound students to boost their academic resumes and put themselves in the right frame of mind. Here are […] Read More

  • Understanding the “Spectrum of Sufficiency” is a key advanced strategy on Data Sufficiency questions and yet very few people seem to be aware of the technique. Nevertheless, understanding the concept and how to apply it can really help you answer some of the most difficult DS questions correctly and can also help prevent you from falling into traps.

    First, ... Read More

  • By: Eliza Chute, from:

    Many people set their GMAT goal score as 700+. This is a good benchmark since it means that you have done better than 90% of other test takers and sets you up in a good position for admittance to a top business school. Since your score is based on how well you do in comparison with others, however, not ... Read More

  • Practice tests are a crucial component of GMAT preparation, but people often don’t understand how or when to use them or even which tests to use for which purpose. So which tests should you use and when should you use them? Well first you need to understand the differences between the tests that are out there and the fundamental purpose of doing a ... Read More

  • When preparing for the GMAT you will often hear people say that you should spend 2 minutes per question on Quant questions, yet this advice is misleading and I have seen it hurt many test takers. Of course with 75 minutes and 37 questions you do have on average 2 minutes per question, but that does not mean that should aim to spend 2 minutes on each ... Read More

  • GRE vs GMATWith many full time MBA programs embracing the GRE and with the percentage of people accepted to top universities using only GRE scores climbing rapidly (though the absolute numbers are still relatively low), the GRE vs GMAT debate comes up ever more frequently. The big question: Which test will make it easier for you to get into your desired ... Read More

  • What Does the GMAT Test?

    by ReasonGMAT on February 27, 2015

    Since this is my first official blog post on this site, I thought I would start off with a very general topic that gets to the heart of everything that I do when preparing people for the GMAT. So here it is: What does the GMAT test? Simply put, the GMAT is a test of quantitative and verbal reasoning (with stress on the word reasoning).

    Trying to think ... Read More

  • Recent research in neuroscience, education, psychology, and athletics – and other disciplines – is causing many people to dramatically change their notion of “talent.” Instead of talent being something is bestowed up you at birth, it turns out that it’s more like a muscle that gets stronger with use. In fact, there’s a popular rule ... Read More

  • Slope Formula

    by on February 19, 2015

    I was watching a football game a few days ago, and to prepare for it, we decided to pick up some snacks. As the game progressed, I found myself eating a lot of chips, but at halftime, there was one snack that remained unopened, a snack I had been thinking about all night, a snack that I couldn’t seem to locate until that moment – Recee’s ... Read More

  • Felipe San Martin is currently pursuing a joint degree in MBA/MPA at Harvard Business School & Harvard Kennedy School .He shares his secrete of how he got accepted to Harvard business school.

    Why is an MBA important for your career? Why right now?

    I took the decision of the MBA program for two main reasons: First, I was in stage of my life where ... Read More

  • How can you manage your time while taking the GMAT? I often get asked this question. For most people, the Quantitative and Integrated Reasoning questions pose the most significant time pressures, so in this post I will be focusing on those two sections. Read More

  • In the last few years the interest for one- year MBA programs has increased considerably. INSEAD was the first school to offer a one-year program for students, since then a lot of other schools are offering similar programs. Accelerated alternatives have considerable financial benefits the obvious-saving in living expenses for the second year and the ... Read More

  • 1.Networking: Your MBA contacts are your potential business partners, investors etc.

    2.Feedback & Test market: You can bring and test your ideas in the laboratory of your classes and use a variety of resources at your disposal.

    3.Acquire Business skills: You will learn about finance, marketing, sales and all the related function in order to successfully ... Read More

  • Studying for the MCAT or GMAT can become an undesired and challenging task where people tend to feel lonely. But there are ways to make it an enjoyable experience. First, find someone to endure the studying with! It could be a study group for the GMAT or a MCAT study buddy on Get out of the house, meet new people, try a new coffee shop, ... Read More

  • So, you made that perfect study plan, now what?Maybe you researched various study plans, read the post written by me on the essential elements of a perfect study plan, and finally created one. Great job! But, a plan is only as useful as you make it. How you execute it is also essential.Here are a few things you should keep in mind:1. Build your MomentumExecute ... Read More

  • Test Day Checklist

    by GMAT Mind Games on February 12, 2015

    Basically there are 3 important categories that make a world of difference on test day:1. Preparation2. Nutrition3. RestHere is the checklist. Feel free to modify:Visit the test center a day earlier to checkGMAT Appointment PrintoutPassportRevision Material/NotesWater bottleSnickers(or whatever bar you prefer)Juice/Cold CoffeeWell rested before testRevise ... Read More

  • 1. Always plugin values into equations wherever you can.You don't always need to solve questions. This is the GMAT, you get rewarded for being smart. The test makers have given you 5 choices, so you know that the answer is already in front of you. So why not just try a few answer choices to see if something clicks?For example, if the questions contains ... Read More

  • Why should you worry so much about Data Sufficiency questions? Because, even if you knew all the formulas and even if you had all the backup methods in place, DS can still stump you.The effective way to solve DS questions is to really work on your process of elimination. But first, we need to revisit what various choices mean on a DS question:DS gives ... Read More

  • Almost everyone whose worth any money in the GMAT universe will tell you that you should ANALYZE your practice tests and questions.But, what does that really mean?Let us find out:Analyzing QuestionsOkay, so you have solved your daily quota of 20 questions. And you get 18 our of 20 right, so... you don't need to analyze anything right? At least, you ... Read More