GMAT Prep Articles

  • How Is the GMAT Scored?

    How Is the GMAT Scored?

    by on January 21st, 2017

    This is a funny question because it could be interpreted in a few rather different ways. (1) What do you receive in a GMAT score report, including the scales of the individual scores? (2) What is the mechanism by which … Read More

  • Land Your Score: GMAT Practice Test Score Report

    Land Your Score: GMAT Practice Test Score Report

    by on January 20th, 2017

    I recently told you about Kaplan’s free online GMAT practice tests and how you can use it to simulate Test Day. In this post, I’ll share some tips for maximizing the practice test experience. The value of a GMAT … Read More

  • When Should You Start Studying for the GMAT?

    When Should You Start Studying for the GMAT?

    by on January 19th, 2017

    Whether you’re 100% sure you want to go to business school or completely on the fence about it, the GMAT is an important test that you need to factor into your decision to get an MBA. Planning when to study for the … Read More

  • Why Sleeping Is So Important for the GMAT

    Why Sleeping Is So Important for the GMAT

    by on January 17th, 2017

    When I was in college, I had a brilliant friend who seemed to have mastered the game of being a straight A student. I never saw him study. He was always playing video games, throwing parties, getting into silly … Read More

  • Practicing Sets of GMAT Problems: Mimic the Real Test – Part 1

    Practicing Sets of GMAT Problems: Mimic the Real Test – Part 1

    by on January 14th, 2017

    When you first start studying, you’re going to do GMAT problems one at a time and then check your work and analyze the problem. But, eventually, you’re going to need to graduate to sets of problems that allow you to … Read More

  • When Do I Get My GMAT Score Report?

    When Do I Get My GMAT Score Report?

    by on January 13th, 2017

    Great question! The short answer is that you get most of your GMAT score right away, as soon as you are done with your test, and the rest, the whole kit-and-caboodle, about 20 days later. Before we can clarify that … Read More

  • Land Your Score: Importance of GMAT Prep

    Land Your Score: Importance of GMAT Prep

    by on January 12th, 2017

    At Kaplan, we don’t really believe practice makes perfect; we have found that practice makes permanent. Much like practicing a sport or a musical instrument, GMAT prep makes performing on Test Day feel almost … Read More

  • 3 Tips to Reduce GMAT Test Anxiety

    3 Tips to Reduce GMAT Test Anxiety

    by on January 8th, 2017

    Tests measure not only what you know or how well you know it, tests also measure how well you take tests. For a majority of test takers, the mere thought of an upcoming exam can elicit anything from minor irritation or a … Read More

  • The Myth of GMAT Study Splurging

    The Myth of GMAT Study Splurging

    by on January 7th, 2017

    A good study plan requires actual planning. Not so profound, but there it is. Yet many applicants do themselves a big disservice by trying to rely on study splurges— lengthy cramming sessions with long periods of no … Read More

  • Land Your Score: GMAT Practice Test vs. GMAT Test Day

    Land Your Score: GMAT Practice Test vs. GMAT Test Day

    by on January 4th, 2017

    In my last post, I provided an overview of Kaplan’s free online GMAT practice test, which is a computer-adaptive exam. Taking this practice test is very much like taking the actual GMAT, with some important … Read More

  • 3 Best Way to Study for the GMAT

    3 Best Way to Study for the GMAT

    by on January 3rd, 2017

    As you prepare for the GMAT, you will undoubtedly run into many people with advice on how you should study. Every September, there are also millions of parents frantically scouring every educational source possible to … Read More

  • GMAT Tip: Wait, Do I Need the GRE, Too? – Part 3

    GMAT Tip: Wait, Do I Need the GRE, Too? – Part 3

    by on January 1st, 2017

    In our last two posts (Part 1 and Part 2) we’ve covered overlaps between the GMAT and GRE for those students who find themselves in the situation of requiring both exams for dual degree programs. In this post, … Read More

  • GMAT Tip: Wait, Do I Need the GRE, Too? – Part 2

    GMAT Tip: Wait, Do I Need the GRE, Too? – Part 2

    by on December 24th, 2016

    In our last post, we talked about the unique situation some of our test takers find themselves in—needing both a GMAT and GRE score for dual Master’s and MBA programs. Many of these test takers stress out a great … Read More

  • How Much Are GMAT Fees in India?

    How Much Are GMAT Fees in India?

    by on December 20th, 2016

    Paying for the GMAT when living outside the United States can be somewhat confusing, as prices are only listed in USD. Below, we’ll be taking a look at GMAT fees in India in terms of the rupee (₹). (Note that this … Read More