OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Didnt receive a confirmation email in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi nourabadi, we''re sorry to hear about that. Please reach out to us via customercare@mba.com so we can help resolve your issue. Thanks!”
June 19, 2019
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Looking for guidance regarding Masters/MBA choices in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi MBA.Aspirant.2020, you may find this article about the ROI of an MBA helpful as well as this one about whether you''re a good candidate for an Executive MBA. Good luck!”
June 19, 2019
OfficialGMAT posted a new topic called The GMAT™ Official Guide Bundle 2020 is available now! in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“The GMAT™ Official Guide Bundle 2020: eBooks + Online Question Banks has everything you need to get you started. It is the most expansive overview to help you study smarter and increase your test-taking abilities so that you can stand out to b-school admissions. And the best part? All the ...”
May 8, 2019
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to GMAT official mocks 3-4 not working in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Sorry to hear that you''re having trouble with the exams. If you continue to have issues, please reach out to us at customercare@mba.com so we can work to resolve your issue.”
April 30, 2019
OfficialGMAT posted a new topic called Enter the Greatest GMAT™ Official Prep Giveaway of 2019 in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“The greatest GMAT™ Official prep giveaway of 2019 has begun! Enter to win the ultimate GMAT Official Prep Collection—worth over US$175! Grand Prize: Ultimate GMAT™ Official Prep Collection includes: The ENTIRE Collection of the GMAT™ Official Guide 2020 Online, includes Verbal and ...”
April 16, 2019
e-GMAT posted a reply to GMAT Quantitative: Question of the Week in the GMAT Math forum
“Hello all, We have added a new question this week in our Question of the Week series. Give it a try. Question of the Week- 4 Also, try the previous problems of this series, if you have not done it yet. Stay tuned for more questions. Happy learning. :) Regards,”
April 12, 2019
e-GMAT posted a new topic called e-GMAT Question of the Week #4 in the Problem Solving forum
“While working individually, each of A, B, C and D can produce 60 units of a certain item in a, b, c and d hours respectively, where a, b, c, d are consecutive integers in increasing order. If A and C together can produce 60 units in more than 2 hours, then which of the following cannot be the time ...”
April 12, 2019
e-GMAT posted a reply to GMAT Quantitative: Question of the Week in the GMAT Math forum
“Hello all, We have posted the Official Solution of the Question of the Week #3 Happy learning. :) Regards,”
April 11, 2019
e-GMAT posted a reply to Question of the Week - 3 (The value of the variable E is...) in the Problem Solving forum
“Solution Given: In this question, we are given that • The value of the variable E is determined by adding the reciprocals of the first 10 even natural numbers. To find: We need to determine • Among the given options, which one can be a possible value of the reciprocal of E. Approach ...”
April 11, 2019
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to MBA or Business Masters? in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Hi adithyan94, the answer of which program to pursue will depend largely on your goals. A general business master’s degree, such as an MBA, will educate you on a variety of business principles and can be applied to a broad range of industries and job functions. A specialized business master’s ...”
April 11, 2019
e-GMAT posted a reply to GMAT Quantitative: Question of the Week in the GMAT Math forum
“Hello all, We have added a new question this week in our Question of the Week series. Give it a try. Question of the Week- 3 Also, try the previous problems of this series, if you have not done it yet. Stay tuned for more questions. Happy learning. :) Regards,”
April 7, 2019
e-GMAT posted a new topic called Question of the Week - 2 (The value of the variable E is...) in the Problem Solving forum
“The value of the variable E is determined by adding the reciprocals of the first 10 even natural numbers. Which of the following can be a possible value of the reciprocal of E? A. 0.154 B. 0.1818 C. 0.667 D. 2 E. 3.03 To access all questions: Consolidated list of Questions of the Week”
April 7, 2019
e-GMAT posted a reply to GMAT Quantitative: Question of the Week in the GMAT Math forum
“Hello all, We have posted the Official Solution of the Question of the Week #1 and Question of the Week - 2 Happy learning. :) Regards,”
April 3, 2019
e-GMAT posted a reply to Question of the Week - 2 (If x and y are non-zero integers ) in the Problem Solving forum
“Solution Given: In this question, we are given that • The numbers x and y are non-zero integers. • Also, |x – 3| ≤ 2 and -1 ≤ y ≤ 8. To find: We need to determine • The least value of x/y lies in which of the given ranges. Approach and Working: For the non-zero integer ...”
April 3, 2019
e-GMAT posted a new topic called Question of the Week - 2 (If x and y are non-zero integers ) in the Problem Solving forum
“If x and y are non-zero integers and |x – 3| ≤ 2 and -1 ≤ y ≤ 8 then the least value of x/y lies in which of the following range? A. Between -5.5 and -4.5 B. Between -4.5 and -3.5 C. Between -3.5 and -2.5 D. Between -2.5 and -1 E. Greater than -1”
March 30, 2019
e-GMAT posted a reply to e-GMAT Question of the Week #1 in the Problem Solving forum
“Solution Given: The number n is the product of the first 49 natural numbers The numbers $$\frac{n}{24^p}$$ and $$\frac{n}{36^q}$$ are integers To find: The maximum possible value of p + q Approach and Working: When it is given that $$\frac{n}{24^p}$$ is an integer, it necessarily means p ...”
March 30, 2019
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to College selection help needed in the The Application Process forum
“Hi Aswath, The GMAT School Search feature is a tool that can help you discover and connect with the schools based on your profile and preferences. If you''re looking to identify other potential programs, check out the School Search here.”
March 22, 2019
e-GMAT posted a new topic called GMAT Quantitative: Question of the Week in the GMAT Math forum
“Dear all, We have started a new series of questions and discussions, in the form of “Question of the Week”. These questions are new, well researched and bundled with important takeaways, which will definitely help you in reaching a 700+ score in GMAT. • Every week we will post a new ...”
March 15, 2019
e-GMAT posted a new topic called e-GMAT Question of the Week #1 in the Problem Solving forum
“The number n is the product of the first 49 natural numbers. What is the maximum possible value of p + q such that both $$\frac{n}{24^p}$$ and $$\frac{n}{36^q}$$ are integers? A. 11 B. 15 C. 20 D. 26 E. 30 To access all questions: Consolidated list of Questions of the Week”
March 15, 2019
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to GMAT prep in the Lounge forum
“Please visit mba.com/exam-prep for more information on the most up-to-date GMAT prep materials. In addition, you can visit the following page to learn about study timing and pacing, which also has a link to our 8-week Study Plan that may help you map out a plan for success. Good luck!”
February 18, 2019
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Question about EMBA in the The Application Process forum
“Hi phrenetic, Admissions requirements differ by school/program. I would recommend that you check with the programs that you are planning to apply to, for their specific requirement. If you are unsure of what programs would be a good fit, you can use our school finder toolto discover and connect ...”
February 6, 2019
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Guidance on study plan in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Hi Szhao, You can find information about study timelines and pacing on mba.com here: https://www.mba.com/exams/gmat/before-the-exam/perform-your-best-on-test-day/how-long-should-you-study-for-the-gmat-exam. At the bottom of that page, you''ll find a link to our 8-week GMAT study timeline, which ...”
February 6, 2019
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Looking for ISB Interview guidance in the The Application Process forum
“Hi Akshay, You can also reference useful articles on mba.com regarding interview preparation, tips, and commonly asked questions, including the following: https://www.mba.com/mbas-and-business-masters/articles/admissions-interviews/commonly-asked-business-school-interview-questions. Good ...”
February 6, 2019
OfficialGMAT posted a new topic called Finding Your \"Perfect Fit\" School in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello Beat the GMAT users, Finding the right business programs can be a challenge. There are so many choices. :? Thats why we want to help you navigate this journey and unlock your best-fit opportunities with personalized business schooll recommendations. :) These recommendations are based on ...”
November 7, 2018
OfficialGMAT posted a new topic called Prepare, Practice , Perform in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“With practice comes confidence. GMAT Official Practice Exams 3 and 4 provide a realistic understanding of how you will perform on test day and can help you walk into the GMAT exam testing center with confidence. At this pivotal point in your future, take advantage of additional practice with ...”
October 2, 2018
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Problem with GMAT Prep software in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello AJ, Can you please reach out to Customer Care directly at gmatofficialprep@mba.com? Please let me know what your name is, or your email address so that I can let our Customer Care team know about the issue you have been having. Thanks! Leah”
September 4, 2018
OfficialGMAT posted a new topic called Choose the GMAT® exam to stand out in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi Beat the GMAT users, Applying to business school is a pivotal moment in your life. And getting into the right school can help you stand out, get hired, and achieve your goals. So why wouldn’t you take the exam that is purpose-built for business school? Take the GMAT exam to stand out from ...”
August 27, 2018
OfficialGMAT posted a new topic called Find Strength in Your Numbers with the New ESR in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi Beat the GMAT users! We are offering a new GMAT Enhance Score Report (ESR). The newly updated ESR will not only give you an in-depth review of your scores and insight into your test-taking skills, but it now includes a detailed level of performance by fundamental skills in the verbal and ...”
July 26, 2018
OfficialGMAT posted a new topic called GMAT Official Guide 2019 series is now available in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello Beat the GMAT users, We wanted to share the GMAT Official Guide 2019 series is now available for purchase. You can now get print or eBook access to the only set of guides that use real, retired questions from the GMAT exam, including 220 newly released questions. Check out our Official ...”
June 20, 2018
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Next Button in GMAT Prep Software Test Exam not working! in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, I apologize for the delay and frustrations! If you go back to your practice exam, there should be a Continue option, and it should allow you to click Continue, and click the Next button to the end of your practice exam. If this does not work, please try clearing your cache and cookies, and ...”
May 31, 2018
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Introducing GMAT® Official Practice Exams and Questions in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, I apologize for the delay! The GMATPrep Free Software will not be updated or change in any way. If you have specific questions regarding your purchases, please reach out to Customer Care at gmatofficialprep@mba.com or customercare@mba.com for assistance if you have not done so already. ...”
May 31, 2018
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Introducing GMAT® Official Practice Exams and Questions in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, I apologize for the delay! The GMATPrep Free Software will not be updated or change in any way. If you have specific questions regarding your purchases, please reach out to Customer Care at gmatofficialprep@mba.com or customercare@mba.com for assistance if you have not done so already. ...”
May 31, 2018
OfficialGMAT posted a new topic called How long is the new GMAT® exam and how it compares to GRE in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi everyone! Last month, we shared news that the GMAT® exam is now 30 minutes shorter. Our newest official GMAT blog gives details on how we accomplished that, while maintaining the same quality and integrity. The blog also breaks down how long the GMAT exam really is compared to the GRE exam. ...”
May 21, 2018
OfficialGMAT posted a new topic called Introducing GMAT® Official Practice Exams and Questions in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Formerly known as GMATPrep, we’ve renamed our official prep products and updated them to now be available online and on-the-go, just like you. The GMAT Official Practice Exams and Questions can provide: • Practice with real GMAT exam questions from past exams. • Seamless access to ...”
April 30, 2018
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Big News! The GMAT® Exam Will Be 30 Minutes Shorter in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, 1. That is correct, but this is always subject to change 2. Once the new GMATPrep web based platform is available, you will be notified and provided more information on how to access this. No need to uninstall and reinstall. 3. There are no new packs that will be available. The changes ...”
April 27, 2018
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Big News! The GMAT® Exam Will Be 30 Minutes Shorter in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello! I apologize for the delay. Unfortunately, this information is not available. The Quantitative and Verbal Reasoning sections are being shortened by only reducing the number of unscored items. Unscored questions (“research or pre-test questions”) are used by GMAC as part of the ...”
April 17, 2018
e-GMAT posted a reply to Learn when to “Add” and “Multiply” in Permutation &a in the GMAT Math forum
“Hey Everyone, Here is a list of questions specifically designed to help you apply the learnings from this article. Exercise Questions Question 1 Question 2 Question 3 Question 4 Question 5 Detailed solutions will be posted soon. Happy Learning! :)”
April 10, 2018
e-GMAT posted a new topic called Learn when to “Add” and “Multiply” in P & C in the GMAT Math forum
“ Learn when to “Add” and “Multiply” in Permutation & Combination questions- Exercise Question #5 In how many ways can a 4-letter word be formed from the letters ABCDEFIO such that the word contains 2 vowels and 2 consonants? The letters cannot be repeated, and, the words can have no ...”
April 10, 2018
e-GMAT posted a new topic called Learn when to “Add” and “Multiply” in P & C in the GMAT Math forum
“ Learn when to “Add” and “Multiply” in Permutation & Combination questions- Exercise Question #4 How many 3 digits even numbers are possible using the digits 0,3,1,6,7,9? Options: A) 20 B) 30 C) 40 D) 60 E) 120 Learn to use the Keyword Approach in Solving PnC question from ...”
April 10, 2018
e-GMAT posted a new topic called Learn when to “Add” and “Multiply” in P & C in the GMAT Math forum
“ Learn when to “Add” and “Multiply” in Permutation & Combination questions- Exercise Question #3 A committee needs to be formed of 3 women and 2 men from a group of 6 women and 5 men. Among the chosen members, one needs to be selected for the post of the President, and one for the ...”
April 10, 2018
e-GMAT posted a new topic called Learn when to “Add” and “Multiply” in P & C in the GMAT Math forum
“ Learn when to “Add” and “Multiply” in Permutation & Combination questions- Exercise Question #2 A traffic signal has 4 colors: Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow. Signals are made by combining any 2 of these 4 colors. How many unique signals can the traffic signal show if the order of the ...”
April 10, 2018
e-GMAT posted a new topic called Learn when to “Add” and “Multiply” in P & C- Practice Questi in the GMAT Math forum
“ Learn when to “Add” and “Multiply” in Permutation & Combination questions- Exercise Question #1 There’s a party in town and Mike can’t decide what to wear. However, he has decided to follow the following: 1. He will wear tie and shoes 2. He may or may not wear socks. Mike ...”
April 10, 2018
e-GMAT posted a new topic called Learn when to “Add” and “Multiply” in Permutation & Combinat in the GMAT Math forum
“Learn when to “Add” and “Multiply” in Permutation & Combination questions https://e-gmat.com/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/PnC-Header-1-e1522850220872.jpg Why should you read this article? • Are you someone who is confused whether to add or multiply the cases while solving ...”
April 9, 2018
OfficialGMAT posted a new topic called Big News! The GMAT® Exam Will Be 30 Minutes Shorter in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi everyone! We wanted to share some big news about the GMAT exam. Starting on April 16, it will be 30 minutes shorter. The total test time will now be 3.5 hours. The time savings will mostly be on the Quantitative and Verbal sections. We’ve streamlined these sections to be less time and have ...”
April 4, 2018
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to GMAT Practice Tests Question in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Thank you for your message! Test preparation is solely based on each individual''s needs. Below is a link that may assist you with deciding which products will be best for your study needs. For tips on how prepare for the exam and access test preparation materials, please visit: ...”
February 28, 2018
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Scope for CA in the Ask a GMAT representative forum
“Hi there! This link should provide some more information on how an MBA will be of value to you: https://www.mba.com/us/the-gmat-blog-hub/the-official-gmat-blog/2018/january/the-value-of-an-mba-is-what-it-means-to-you.aspx. You may also want to reach out to or research universities that you are ...”
February 28, 2018
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to mba site down in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Are you still seeing that error message? Can you let me know if you saw it on GMATPrep or mba.com? I was not able to replicate the issue on my end. Try clearing your cache and cookies if this was regarding mba.com. You can try closing GMATPrep and launching it again, or you can try ...”
February 15, 2018
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to 'Unknown Error' while scheduling the exam in the Ask a GMAT representative forum
“Hello, Our partner Pearson VUE is aware of the errors seen, and are working on correcting it. If you are still not able to register, please reach out to them directly and they will be happy to assist: https://www.mba.com/us/service/contact-us.aspx. Thanks! Leah Customer Care Team”
January 29, 2018
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to mba.com is down in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Thank you for letting us know! I have reached out to our technical team to have this resolved as soon as possible. So far, we are seeing that the site is down when accessed from a mobile device, but the site is still available when accessed from a desk top computer. If you are not ...”
January 25, 2018
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Which b schools should I look at considering my profile? in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Hello! When you contact your hopeful universities, they will let you know what they are looking for when it comes to their candidates and the GMAT Exam. This site might be able to help you out some: ...”
January 24, 2018
OfficialGMAT posted a new topic called Get Instant Access to GMAT® Official Guides for 2018 in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“We’re excited to bring you a new resource to help you reach your education goals—instant access to the GMAT® Official Guide for 2018 with eBook and online option. With instant access to the guides, you’ll be able to study-on-the-go, on your tablet, mobile device or laptop and take advantage ...”
January 17, 2018
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Need help to decide GMAT Test cancellation in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, I believe we were able to assist you from the Customer Care portal, but I wanted to post here as well to follow up. Depending on what your circumstances were, you would be able to provide some form of documentation to our partner Pearson VUE to see if there is another alternative for ...”
January 12, 2018
OfficialGMAT posted a new topic called GMAT® Official Guides Instant Access Contest in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Jump start your GMAT® prep with a free 8-week study prep guide, when you enter to win the GMAT® Official Guide for 2018 e-book or e-bundle. We will choose 25 winners. Place your entry today! https://s14.postimg.org/ca5z6alb1/2017_GMATPrep_Standalone_Twitter_OGe_Bundle_Monitor_1024x512.jpg”
January 8, 2018
OfficialGMAT posted a new topic called Study Anywhere, Anytime: Get the GMAT® Official Guide Online in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“The GMAT® Official Guide series is now available in a new and improved online platform to help you prep better and enhance your overall study experience. The new platform gives you online access to the same 1500 real GMAT® exam questions in the printed books, PLUS 50 additional Integrated ...”
September 21, 2017
OfficialGMAT posted a new topic called Introducing the GMAT® Official Guide 2018! in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Did you know that over 80% of test takers who scored over 700 used GMAT® Official Prep products in their GMAT exam preparation? If you’re ready to walk into the test center confident and earn the GMAT score you want, consider adding the new GMAT® Official Guide 2018 to your study plan. The ...”
June 20, 2017
OfficialGMAT posted a new topic called New GMAT Exam Feature: Select Section Order in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“We know how important your GMAT® score is to you and are excited to announce our newest feature: Select Section Order. Beginning July 11, you will be able to choose the order in which you complete the sections of the GMAT exam. Three options will be available at the test center: Analytical ...”
June 15, 2017
e-GMAT posted a new topic called Mastering Important Concept Test by GMAT in Triangle – III in the Helpful Resources forum
“Added the PDF of the article at the end of the post! :) Mastering Important Concept Tested by GMAT on Triangles – III https://e-gmat.com/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Title1-e1481532049224.jpg This is the third and final article in our series of articles on Triangles. In case you ...”
December 12, 2016
e-GMAT posted a new topic called Mastering Important Concept Test by GMAT in Triangle – II in the Helpful Resources forum
“Added the PDF of the article at the end of the post! :) Mastering Important Concepts Tested by GMAT in Triangles - II In this article, we will continue looking at the different properties of a triangle. Also, links of two practice questions are given in the next post. These questions are ...”
December 12, 2016
e-GMAT posted a new topic called Mastering Important Concepts Tested by GMAT in Triangles - I in the Helpful Resources forum
“Added the PDF of the article at the end of the post! :) Mastering Important Concepts Tested by GMAT in Triangles- I https://e-gmat.com/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Triangle-e1481525858308.jpg 1. OBJECTIVE OF THE ARTICLE Geometry is a topic with which a lot of students are not ...”
December 12, 2016
e-GMAT posted a new topic called Common Mistakes in Geometry in the Helpful Resources forum
“Added the PDF of the article at the end of the post! :) Common Mistakes in Geometry Questions https://e-gmat.com/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Failure-e1480691059501.jpg Target Audience This is the first article in a series of articles, in which we will look at the ...”
December 8, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to GMAT Prep Exam Pack 1 Timer Issue in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Dear Deep, I was also able to see the time-management tab showing that you''ve ran out of time. Since you were able to finish the exam, and received your score, you wouldn''t be penalized meaning your score is accurate. However, I''d like to take a closer look into the error, please email me ...”
October 3, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to GMAT Prep Exam Pack 1 Timer Issue in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Dear Deep, Thank you for your inquiry. I am writing to confirm that the GMATPrep scoring algorithm is accurate. Like the GMAT® exam, an individual’s GMATPrep exam score is determined by the number of questions answered accurately, and more importantly, by the difficulty level of the questions ...”
October 3, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Seeking clarification on GMAT Prep SW's Practice Qs in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi Sofia, The two free full-length exams within the free GMATPrep software do not not overlap. Once you''ve taken the exams more than once, you will begin to repeated questions.”
September 23, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a new topic called Updated version of the GMAT® Enhanced Score Report (ESR)! in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello BTG Users: Take control of your GMAT exam performance with a new, updated version of the GMAT® Enhanced Score Report (ESR)! The report has several new features that will provide you better ways to leverage your test experience to improve understanding of your GMAT exam performance. ...”
September 21, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Block error in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi Mengning, I apologize for the inconvenience. We can definitely assist you with the block error, please forward your message and information to customercare@mba.com so that we may resolve your issue. Best, Abdul”
September 20, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to online question bank content of the official guide 2017 in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi Joe, The Official Guide for GMAT Review features a print guide with over 900 practice questions of all types with answers and explanations, math review, essay topics, and a diagnostic test. In addition, you have one year to access the online study companion. Included are the same 50 Integrated ...”
September 14, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to GMAT Prep Exam pack 1 vs Exam pack 2 in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi Joe, Thank you for your inquiry. You can absolutely choose to only purchase Exam Pack 2 without having to purchase the Exam Pack 1. To purchase the GMATPrep Exam Pack 2, please visit the link below: http://www.mba.com/us/store/store-catalog/gmat-preparation/gmatprep-exam-pack-2.aspx I ...”
September 1, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Please Help - Technical Difficulty at Test Center in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi jmkang9, Unfortunately, GMAC doesn''t handle test center incidents directly as Pearson VUE is the point of contact for any issue regarding testing incidents. Please reach out to Pearson VUE directly. Once again, I do apologize for any inconvenience.”
August 30, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Problems with the activation of GMATPREP exam pack 1 in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi DestClout, I apologize for the late reply. You should''ve received a reply as we did notice the same text within the email that you''ve sent to GMATPrep@mba.com”
August 30, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a new topic called Announcement: New, Corrected Official Guide for GMAT Review in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello BTG Users, The new, corrected version of The Official Guide for GMAT® Review, 2017 is now available. This version has a dark green cover with black and white text. Please note that Online Question Bank access, which comes with a purchase of the Official Guide, has been updated to reflect ...”
August 23, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to My horrible GMAT test center experience! in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi Shubham, Unfortunately, when scheduling your GMAT Exam online, there isn''t an option to enter your incident number and pay for the exam at the discounted rate provided. Please reach out to Pearson VUE Customer Service in India at +91 120-439-7830, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Indian Standard Time.”
August 15, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to GMAT Exam: Timer Issue in the Ask a GMAT representative forum
“Hi Geetika, Unfortunately, GMAC doesn''t handle test center incidents directly as Pearson VUE is the point of contact for any issue regarding testing incidents. Please reach out to Pearson VUE directly. Once again, I do apologize for any inconvenience.”
August 8, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to GMAT Exam: Timer Issue in the Ask a GMAT representative forum
“Hi Geetika, I apologize for the inconvenience. Please reach out to GMATCandidateServicesAPAC@pearson.com as Pearson VUE handles test center incidents.”
August 1, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to GMAT Exam: Timer Issue in the Ask a GMAT representative forum
“Hi Geetika, I apologize for the inconvenience. Please forward your information to GMATCandidateServicesAPAC@pearson.com as Pearson VUE handles test center incidents.”
July 29, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Issues while connecting to gmat prep in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“I apologize for the inconvenience. Please ensure the following settings in your system: use the latest IE version (v11), to login to the GMATPrep software successfully, and make sure you are not connected to any VPN or have any proxy set in your internet settings while trying to connect. If your ...”
July 27, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a new topic called The Official Guide for GMAT® Review, 2017 Corrections in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello Beat the GMAT users, We recently released The Official Guide for GMAT® Review, 2017 and we have discovered that this first version contains a number of typos that occurred during the publishing process. We realize that these corrections may make it difficult to understand certain ...”
July 22, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Unable to activate exampack1 in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello Vaibhavi1, I apologize for the inconvenience. In order to successfully activate the GMATPrep Exam Pack 1, you must have the latest version (v 2.4.323) of the free GMATPrep® application installed. Please uninstall GMATPrep® if currently installed – if you have history data (exam ...”
July 21, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Unable to activate GMATPrep Exam Pack 1 in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi Geetika, I apologize for the inconvenience. Please follow the directions listed below to resolve this issue: 1. Click “Settings” on the homepage of the GMATPrep software 2. Click on the “System Info” tab between the Settings and Installed Content tabs 3. Under “Licensing”, your ...”
July 12, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Error While taking GMAT Prep Test from GMAT exam Pack 1 in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Dear Ramachandra, I apologize for the inconvenience. In order to successfully activate the GMATPrep Exam Pack 1, you must have the latest version (v 2.4.323) of the free GMATPrep® application installed. Please uninstall GMATPrep® if currently installed – if you have history data (exam ...”
June 16, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a new topic called The 2017 Official Guide for GMAT Review is Updated! in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello BTG users: The updated 2017 Official Guide for GMAT Review series is out and available for purchase. It is the only study suite on the market that includes real GMAT exam questions from the makers of the exam. The latest update gives you exclusive access to new content, including 220 ...”
June 8, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Computer Hung On Test Day in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, We would certainly like to look into this. Please send the details to socialmedia@mba.com, including the test center and your GMAT ID and we can follow up. Thank you, Jeremy”
May 20, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Processing error while scheduling GMAT in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Please contact GMAT Customer Service to help with the registration process if you are still experiencing issues. You can find their information for your region here: http://www.mba.com/contact.”
May 17, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Block Error-while scheduling for GMAT exam in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Could you please confirm the phone number you''re calling?”
May 12, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Block Error-while scheduling for GMAT exam in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, I will follow up on our end to ensure the phone numbers are working correctly. If you need to get in touch immediately, you can try one of the other phone numbers listed on that page, although international phone charges may apply. Thank you, Jeremy”
May 12, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Blank Status in the Ask a GMAT representative forum
“Could you please provide your login email and GMAT ID, along with a screenshot, to socialmedia@mba.com so the team can look into your status and confirm everything is OK? Thanks, Jeremy”
May 10, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Help with registration in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, No, this is not normal. If you continue to experience this issue, please contact customercare@mba.com Thanks.”
May 9, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to INCIDENCE 207810934 - No resolution yet(20 days) in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Thank you for letting us know. We''ll follow up on our side to see if we can get additional information on this.”
May 6, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to INCIDENCE 207810934 - No resolution yet(20 days) in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello Akshay, We have followed up with Pearson VUE. They let us know that they sent you a message regarding the test center incident on May 3. If you have any further questions or concerns to respond to their email. Thank you, Jeremy”
May 4, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Exam Prep Pack & Question Pack Keep Getting Deactivated in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“If you could please provide your email (or even better phone number) via private message, I would be happy to follow up with the team about this issue. Thank you.”
May 3, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to INCIDENCE 207810934 - No resolution yet(20 days) in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Thank you for reaching out. This issue has been escalated to Pearson VUE.”
May 2, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Error in Exam Pack 1 in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“In order to successfully activate the GMATPrep Exam Packs, you must have the latest version (v 2.4.323) of the free GMATPrep® application installed. Please uninstall GMATPrep® if currently installed – if you have history data (exam scores, practice question sessions etc.) that you want to carry ...”
April 21, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to How to Improve the Reading Comprehension in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, The best way to prepare is to practice until you feel comfortable with the material. There are really no tricks or shortcuts, just repetition, study and practice. We offer many verbal preparation materials here: http://www.mba.com/store. If you have any questions, please let me know. ...”
April 19, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to gmat detail in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Yes, this is correct. Seats become available for registration six months in advance. You can search for test dates and test centers near you here: http://www.mba.com/register. Thanks, Jeremy”
April 18, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Test centre power cut - was told couldn't finish the test in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Pearson will be following up with you regarding this incident. Thank you for your information. If there''s anything else we can help with, please let me know.”
April 12, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to gmat strategy in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, I''d recommend posting this question in the more general forums and threads on this site, since you will get better responses there. If you have any questions about the exam or our policies, please let me know. Thanks, Jeremy”
April 12, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a new topic called GMAT® Prep Camp – Your Participation Pays Off in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Learn about the GMAT® exam, improve your study skills, and take part in an online scavenger hunt for a chance to win prizes. The GMAT Prep Camp, a free, three-day global online event from April 12-14, will help you prepare for your best GMAT, as well as success in the classroom and in your career. ...”
April 6, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to SC breaker in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, I''d recommend posting your question in the more general forums and threads, where you will likely get a better response to your questions. If you have any questions about the exam itself or our policies, please let me know. Thanks, Jeremy”
April 5, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Test centre power cut - was told couldn't finish the test in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Yes, any reference information would be helpful so we can follow-up on this. Thank you for your help and clarification.”
April 5, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Test centre power cut - was told couldn't finish the test in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Could you please provide more information on where you tested and at which test center? This will allow us to properly investigate this.”
April 5, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Center is not available to deliver the exam in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello and thank you for your question. You should see availability available in May, June and July on mba.com. We are currently working to attempt to open appointments in April as well. To your second question, we are constantly reviewing our test centers to ensure that they are offering ...”
April 5, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Unable to activate GMATPrep Exam Pack 1 in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“You will need to upgrade to the latest version of the free GMATPrep software: v2.4.323. You can download the latest version here: [url]http://www.mba.com/us/store/download-free-gmatprep-software.aspx[/url]. If you continue to have issues, please reach out to gmatprep@mba.com for further assistance ...”
March 30, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Plans to Release More Official GMAT Practice Tests? in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“It''s now available on our website! Get it here: http://www.mba.com/store/store-catalog/gmat-preparation/gmatprep-exam-pack-2.aspx?utm_campaign=Global_Exam-pack-2_03212016&utm_medium=social&utm_source=beatthegmat”
March 21, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Kolkata Test Center - Xenitis Technolab Pvt Ltd in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“You can view the latest test center availability by starting here: http://www.mba.com/register. If you have any questions about the exam or the registration process, please let us know.”
March 16, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a new topic called Study Habits Survey in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“We''d love to learn about your study habits! The Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC®) is conducting research on how business school candidates prepare for the GMAT® exam and we could use your input. If you''re interested in participating in this study, please complete this brief survey ...”
March 14, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Verbal Section in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“I would recommend posting in the more general strategy forums, where you will get a better response to this. If you have any questions about the exam or our policies, please let us know.”
March 11, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to MBA.com account has been locked in the Ask a GMAT representative forum
“Hello, GMAT Customer Service (http://www.mba.com/contact) for your region will need to reset your account. I unfortunately cannot reset your account directly. Thank you, Jeremy”
March 11, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Plans to Release More Official GMAT Practice Tests? in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“As you may have seen, Exam Pack 2 is coming very soon (within the next month). We don''t have an official release date yet, but once we do, I''ll be sure to post it here. Thanks, Jeremy”
March 11, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a new topic called Engineering to MBA: Virtual Field Trips in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Happy National Engineers Week. Join the “Engineering to MBA” virtual field trips to meet real engineers on Feb 25th and 26th. Register today: [url]http://start.mba.com/virtualfieldtrip[/url]”
February 22, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Account locked -Morocco Representative used a wrong password in the Ask a GMAT representative forum
“Hello, Please reply to your other private message with your email and we can follow up on our end. Thanks, Jeremy”
February 18, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Unable to see any navigation buttons on the GMAT Prep Test in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, If you''re still experiencing this issue and the resolution changes haven''t helped, please contact gmatprep@mba.com for further direct assistance. They will likely need to start a remote session. Thanks, Jeremy”
February 11, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Starting with the 60 day study guide in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, I''d recommend posting your question in the more general forums on this site, since you will likely get a better response there. If you have any questions about the exam itself or our policies, please let me know. Thanks, Jeremy”
February 3, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Plans to Release More Official GMAT Practice Tests? in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“We are still working on it and do not have an official date yet. Stay tuned though, because we will be sure to announce it in this forum. Thanks, Jeremy”
January 25, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to gmat mock help in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, I would recommend reposting this question in the more general forums on this site, as you will likely get a better response there. If you have any questions about the exam itself or our policies, please let us know. Thanks, Jeremy”
January 21, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a new topic called Inclement Weather in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Just a reminder as we here at GMAT HQ prepare for this weekend''s snow: If your test center is closed due to inclement weather, you will be contacted by GMAT Customer Service via the contact info you provided when you scheduled the appointment. All communications will come from Pearson VUE, not from ...”
January 21, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Seeking clarification on GMAT Prep SW's Practice Qs in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Please see below for answers to your questions. If we can help with anything else, please let me know. The free GMATPrep Software offers 90 questions only and two full-length practice exams. It does not include answer explanations for the full-length practice tests. The GMATPrep Exam ...”
January 21, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Next Button in GMAT Prep Software Test Exam not working! in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi Max, In order to proceed to the Next button, please follow the instructions below to change the size of the text/font: Open Screen Resolution by swiping in from the right edge of the screen, tapping Search (or if you''re using a mouse, pointing to the upper-right corner of the screen, ...”
January 18, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Missed most of the application deadlines in the Ask a GMAT representative forum
“Hello, I would recommend posting your question in the more general forums on this site, in order to have the highest number of people see your post and give advice. If you have any specific questions about the exam or our policies, we''d be happy to help here. Thanks, Jeremy”
January 11, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to EGmat review in the Ask a GMAT representative forum
“Hello, We are not affiliated or connected to EGMAT, so I am not aware of their methods or algorithms. You may have better luck with an answer if you post within the more general forums of this site. If you have any specific questions about the exam or our policies, we''d be happy to assist. ...”
January 11, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to gmat strategy help in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, I would recommend posting your question in the more general strategy forums, where you may have better luck in receiving responses to it. If you have any questions about the exam itself, we are here to help though! Thanks, Jeremy”
January 7, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Kolkata Test Center - Xenitis Technolab Pvt Ltd in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello Sneha, You can book your appointments up to six months into the future, so you''ll be able to book an October test date in April. In Kolkata, the GMAT is offered at Agile Technologies and Solutions. We actually no longer offer the exam at the test center you listed. Did you find this listed ...”
January 5, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to book help in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Beyond the prep materials offered on our site (http://www.mba.com/store), I would recommend asking your prep questions in the more general strategy forums of this site. If you have any questions about the test or our policies, please let me know. Thanks, Jeremy”
January 4, 2016
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to GMAT practice tests - where to buy? in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, I want to be sure we''re answering your question but I''m not sure I understand what you''re asking. Could you please clarify the information you''re looking for? Thanks, Jeremy”
December 29, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Data Discrepancy between Manhattan GMAT tests and GMAT in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, You may have better luck with responses if you post your question in one of the more general forums. This forum is meant for specific questions about the exam and our policies around it. If there''s anything we can answer for you, please feel free to reach out. Thanks, Jeremy”
December 29, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Forgot to bring passport in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello Pranay, You will have to pay the full exam fee ($250) to schedule a new exam. Thank you, Jeremy”
December 21, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to rechedule cancelled appointment in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, I am not sure I understand what you are asking. If you''ve rescheduled your exam for 28 December, your scores from that date/exam will be provided to the schools you choose then. If this does not answer your question, please clarify your question and I''ll follow up. Thanks, Jeremy”
December 18, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to server unavailable from rescheduling in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, My Customer Care team has confirmed that they have assisted and resolved your issue. If there''s anything else we can help with, please let me know. Thanks, Jeremy”
December 17, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to server unavailable from rescheduling in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Could you please provide your registration email here, or via a private message, so I can follow up with the customer care team on this? Also, if you''d prefer to email your issue to socialmedia@mba.com, we can follow up from there. Thanks, Jeremy”
December 16, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Block Error Issue while registering for GMAT Test in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, We apologize for any inconvenience you have experienced. We are aware of the issue with The GMAT Enhanced Score Report and are working diligently to rectify this matter. If you could please contact customercare@mba.com with this issue, you will be contacted via email as soon as this issue ...”
December 14, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Block Error Issue while registering for GMAT Test in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Thank you for reaching out. I have followed with the Customer Care team to ensure your issue is resolved. Jeremy”
December 7, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Please help! Unable to schedule GMAT test:Throws Block Error in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Thank you. I will follow up to ensure your issue is resolved. Jeremy”
December 7, 2015
lunarpower posted a reply to Strategies for preventing careless mistakes ... in the GMAT Strategy forum
“i see. my apologies, i assumed you were an mba applicant.”
December 4, 2015
lunarpower posted a reply to Strategies for preventing careless mistakes ... in the GMAT Strategy forum
“i know of no such ''formulae'' (and would be constitutionally incapable of remembering them anyway). so... not really. the most important part is marty''s first line: you should play to your strengths. but you should not forget that this entire exam—start to finish—was designed specifically ...”
December 4, 2015
lunarpower posted a reply to Strategies for preventing careless mistakes ... in the GMAT Strategy forum
“you have a 750. congratulations. in this case, i have exactly one piece of advice: don''t take the test again. why would you re-take with a 750?”
December 2, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to An error massage while registering gmat exam in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, We were not able to bring up your account using the email address you provided. Could you please send your GMAT ID or first and last name, along with a description of this issue, to socialmedia@mba.com? Our customer care team will be waiting for your message. Thanks, Jeremy”
November 23, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a new topic called Paris Rescheduling in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“In light of the recent tragedies in Paris, we are offering those scheduled to take the exam in Paris in the coming months the opportunity to reschedule at no cost. Please contact gmatcandidateservicesEMEA@pearson.com or Telephone: +44 (0) 161 855 7219, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. GMT for more information.”
November 19, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to My horrible GMAT test center experience! in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“I am so glad to hear that, Sruthi. Thank you for reaching back out to confirm that you got the assistance you needed. Please let me know if we can help with anything further. Thanks, Jeremy”
November 19, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Retaking GMAT after missing appointment in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello Asad, You do not need to call us to register. You can go online and register through the standard process there. Thanks for reaching out, and let us know if you have any other questions. Jeremy”
November 17, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to An error massage while registering gmat exam in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“I''ll pass your information along to our customer care team for follow-up. If you are still experiencing this issue, please let me know.”
November 2, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to I can't schedule the GMAT exam date in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, I''ll pass your information along to our customer care team for follow-up. If you are still experiencing this issue, please let me know. Thanks, Jeremy”
November 2, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to My horrible GMAT test center experience! in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Thank you for the update, Sruthi. I will provide this information to my team. Jeremy”
October 26, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to My horrible GMAT test center experience! in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello Sruthi, I''ve just heard from my team. We''ve escalated your message to Pearson and you should be hearing from them directly shortly. Thanks, Jeremy”
October 23, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to My horrible GMAT test center experience! in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, I am following up on my end about this and will provide any additional information I receive. To your note about cancelling your score: as of July 19th of this year, cancelled scores are no longer indicated in any way on score reports. You can read more about this change here: ...”
October 22, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to My horrible GMAT test center experience! in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Could you please send this information, along with your registered email address and GMAT ID to socialmedia@mba.com, so we can work with Pearson VUE to follow up? Thank you, Jeremy”
October 21, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to GMATPrep Exam Pack 1 now on sale! in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, The question bank for the GMATPrep Exam Pack 1 only has enough questions to complete Exam 3 and Exam 4. If you take either exam more than once, you will begin to receive repeated questions. I hope that makes sense and helps with your study strategy. Thanks, Jeremy”
October 20, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Unable to activate GMATPrep Exam Pack 1 in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi Steven, You should have heard from our Customer Care team regarding scheduling a remote session to get to the bottom of your issue. If there''s anything else we can help with, please let me know. Thanks, Jeremy”
October 20, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Unable to activate GMATPrep Question Pack and Exam Pack 1 in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi Steven, You should have heard from our Customer Care team regarding scheduling a remote session to get to the bottom of your issue. If there''s anything else we can help with, please let me know. Thanks, Jeremy”
October 20, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Unable to activate GMATPrep Exam Pack 1 in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello Steven, I have followed up on my end, and will let you know as soon as I hear from the products team. Thanks, Jeremy”
October 19, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Unable to activate GMATPrep Question Pack and Exam Pack 1 in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi Steven, I am sorry to hear of your difficulties with our products. I will follow up on my end, and will provide any additional information or a workaround for your issue. Thank you for reaching out. Jeremy”
October 19, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Unable to activate GMATPrep Exam Pack 1 in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, We are currently working through an issue with Mac OSX 10.10. If you could please contact gmatprep@mba.com with your issue, they will be able to help you with it and provide a solution or workaround, if available. Thanks, Jeremy”
October 16, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to RC questions online in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, I am not aware of this issue or a fix for it, unfortunately. Please reach out to gmatprep@mba.com and they will be able provide you with assistance, since they are the experts on the guide and its online components. Thank you, Jeremy”
October 16, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Plans to Release More Official GMAT Practice Tests? in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“No, we do not have any release timetables set at this point. As this information becomes available, I will be sure to share it here. Thanks, Jeremy”
October 15, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Plans to Release More Official GMAT Practice Tests? in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, No, we do not have any updates on this release, but will be sure to post in our forums when we have a release date. Thanks, Jeremy”
October 8, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a new topic called We in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Hello BTG, Do you want to share your study plan and tips to help future test takers succeed on the GMAT Exam? We are putting together a guide with advice and guidance from real GMAT test takers and we would like you to be involved! If you''re interested in taking part, please send your name, ...”
October 7, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to We Want to Hear from You! in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“We''re still accepting submissions! Get in touch with us if you''d like to take part. Thanks, Jeremy”
October 7, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Reinstating score = reinstating score reports to schools? in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Yes, when you reinstate your score, the score reports will be sent to the schools you originally selected.”
September 29, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to How do I install the question pack on two different computer in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, I will not be able to help with this, so if you''ve already reached out to gmatprep@mba.com, please wait for their response and they will assist you with this issue. Thanks, Jeremy”
September 29, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to GMAT Prep Software Installation Error for Macbook in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Could you please email us at gmatprep@mba.com so we can schedule a remote session with you to work through the problem? Thanks, Jeremy”
September 22, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to How do I install Question Pack 1 on Mac in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Could you please email us at gmatprep@mba.com so we can schedule a remote session with you to work through the problem? Thanks, Jeremy”
September 22, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to New Enhanced Score Report Now Available in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, The Enhanced Score Report is not your official score report. The Enhanced Score Report is an add-on product that can be purchased before or after your exam. Once you completed your purchase, you received an activation code to access the GMAT Enhanced Score Report (ESR). Visit ...”
September 22, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Expert advice needed in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello Akash, The requirements vary from school to school and program to program, so we would recommend contacting the programs in which you''re interested to discuss requirements and the application process for that specific program and determine your path forward. I would also recommend posting ...”
September 20, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Unable to activate GMATPrep Exam Pack 1 in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Thank you for your message. According to your activation history, the GMATPrep Question Pack 1 has been activated on three (3) separate occasions. Once the 18-digit code has been activated three (3) times, you will have to deactivate it from one of the other devices in order to install the ...”
September 14, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to GMATPrep® Exam Pack 1 provides only 90 new Questions? in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello Atul, Thank you for your question. The GMATPrep Exam Pack 1 consists of two additional full-length computer adaptive tests with answers only, but does not include answer explanations. Both practice exams include 90 questions: 12 Integrated Reasoning (IR) questions, 37 Quantitative and 41 ...”
September 9, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to GMAT Exam Registration Query in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“This is great insight. I will definitely inquire about this as we continue to look for more test taker-friendly improvements. Thank you, and please keep the feedback coming. Jeremy”
September 8, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Book Recommendation questions in the Ask a GMAT representative forum
“Hello, You may get a better response in the general forums, rather than this one dedicated to questions and answers about the GMAT exam, our policies and other specific information about the test. We have a wide variety of official prep products available on our website ...”
September 8, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to GMAT Exam Registration Query in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, We offer our own information to help with this conversion. If you have any questions, please let me know. [url]http://www.mba.com/global/plan-for-business-school/choose-a-school/study-internationally/convert-grades-to-gpa.aspx[/url] Thanks, Jeremy”
September 4, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a new topic called We Want to Hear from You! in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Do you want to share your study plan and tips to help future test takers succeed on the GMAT Exam? We are putting together a guide with advice and guidance from real GMAT test takers and we would like you to be involved! If you''re interested in taking part, please send your name, email, country of ...”
August 28, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Please help! Unable to schedule GMAT test:Throws Block Error in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi Praneeta, I have provided this information to our customer care team to follow-up on. Please let me know if there''s anything else we can help with. Thanks, Jeremy”
August 25, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Seeking clarifications on Score Cancellation in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Thank you for that feedback. We absolutely love getting this type of advice and guidance directly from test takers as we develop our path forward for the exam. Thank you again for taking the time to think about this and lay it out in detail. I will certainly share it with the appropriate teams. ...”
August 21, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Seeking clarifications on Score Cancellation in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, These are both great questions. Thank you for reaching out to clarify. 1. No, if you cancel the score, no one will know that you took the test except you and anyone that may have spotted you at the test center that day. 2. No, you are not able to retroactively cancel scores. Any scores ...”
August 20, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Unable to activate GMATPrep Exam Pack 1 in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi Julia, If you can provide your email address, I''d be happy to reach out to the team on my side to get this issue escalated properly and get you a resolution. Thanks, Jeremy”
August 19, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to My ID for mba.com locked in the Ask a GMAT representative forum
“Hi Sahiti, I will reach out on my end to the customer care team. Can you please provide your email address where we can reach you about this issue? Thanks, Jeremy”
August 18, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Unable to activate GMATPrep Exam Pack 1 in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi Julia, Just to confirm, you have the latest version of the free GMATPrep software installed, correct? Thanks, Jeremy”
August 18, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Score Report - MultipleScores - What does the AdCom see?? in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, The only schools that will see your new score are the schools you select during your upcoming test. The schools you previously selected will not get an update or new score report including your new score. Best of luck on your exam! Jeremy”
August 17, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Unable to activate GMATPrep Exam Pack 1 in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi Julia, I am sorry to hear you are having difficulty. Have you confirmed that your system meets the technical requirements listed here? http://www.mba.com/us/store/download-free-gmatprep-software.aspx. If your system is compatible and it''s still not working, you will need to work with the ...”
August 17, 2015
lunarpower posted a reply to When people engage in the Critical Reasoning forum
“BENEFIT #3 of translating CR into ''conversation'': you''ll have to simplify the language of the passage (= ''explain to a 9-year-old'', as i''m always saying). normal people don''t talk in the language of dense formal text; rather, they talk like ... well, normal people. our brains are ...”
July 24, 2015
lunarpower posted a reply to When people engage in the Critical Reasoning forum
“BENEFIT #2 of translating CR into ''conversation'': you''ll be able to anticipate where the passage is going. consider: When freelance writers are offered full-time staff positions, very few of them accept. Some people try to explain this by... if this is a conversation, you can predict ...”
July 24, 2015
lunarpower posted a reply to When people engage in the Critical Reasoning forum
“BENEFIT #1 of translating CR into ''conversation'': you''ll ALWAYS catch important transitions—even if they are ''tiny little words''. this is the issue in your posts here. in an actual conversation, there is NO WAY you would miss ''Some people think...'', and there is also NO WAY you would ...”
July 24, 2015
lunarpower posted a reply to When people engage in the Critical Reasoning forum
“you''re welcome. by the way, you may have noticed that i haven''t posted here regularly in some time—i''ve been too busy on our own (MPrep) forum. if you don''t hear from me here (and the source is allowed on our forum) you may want to try your luck over there. the best fix for this ^^ ...”
July 24, 2015
lunarpower posted a reply to When people engage in the Critical Reasoning forum
“forgot the footnote— **i can only think of two exceptions: 1/ a religious authority (e.g., if a Christian says Jesus said X, or if a Muslim says Muhammad taught that X, then (s)he is probably going to agree with ''X''); 2/ a beloved mentor/parent/etc (e.g., My father always ...”
July 24, 2015
lunarpower posted a reply to When people engage in the Critical Reasoning forum
“more directly... in EVERYDAY CONVERSATION, Some people say... is almost invariably** followed by something with which the speaker DOES NOT agree. (at the very least, the speaker will generally entertain the possibility that whatever ''some people say'' is false.) if this is not obvious, just ...”
July 24, 2015
lunarpower posted a reply to When people engage in the Critical Reasoning forum
“of these two ''arrows'', only the first is actually substantiated by the passage. as far as the second arrow, note that the passage says... It has been suggested that regular release of endorphins increases people’s longevity ...in other words, ''Some people say endorphins make you live ...”
July 24, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a new topic called Mid-Year Sale: 15% Off Official GMAT Prep Products in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Your chance to save is here with our Mid-Year Store Sale. Prepare with Official GMAT study materials, and save 15% when you use the SUMMER2015 promo code. [url]http://www.mba.com/btg-0069[/url]”
July 22, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a new topic called New Features Now Live! in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“GMAC just launched three new features to improve and streamline the GMAT exam experience for test takers, as we announced here last month. Cancelled Scores Removed from Score Reports Repeat Exams Allowed after 16 Days Authentication Code Replaced with Date of Birth Read more about these ...”
July 20, 2015
lunarpower posted a reply to When people engage in the Critical Reasoning forum
“here''s how the problem works if you make the substitution i described above. * people who wear dresses live longer than people who don''t. (this is a statistical FACT. we want to explain it.) * it''s doubtful that wearing dresses actually extends a person''s life span, so we need another ...”
July 17, 2015
lunarpower posted a reply to When people engage in the Critical Reasoning forum
“if you are still confused, just replace ''volunteer'' with ''wear dresses'', and that should make the logic easier to understand. i will explain in more detail below. but, BEFORE YOU SCROLL DOWN TO THE NEXT POST, actually make that substitution (take out ''volunteer'' and put in ''wear ...”
July 17, 2015
lunarpower posted a reply to When people engage in the Critical Reasoning forum
“interesting... resurrecting a thread that''s almost 4 years old! nope. first, you should IMMEDIATELY reject this interpretation, because this is not how the GMAT operates. we''re trying to show that this is NOT a cause/effect relationship. so, NO answer choice will state (DIRECTLY) ...”
July 17, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Tips to score 720 + in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“I agree with Rich''s assessment and recommendation to vary your approach. I would also recommend posting in the more general forum for the best response, but I would also point our collection of official products, available on our store here: http://www.mba.com/store. Thanks, and good luck! ...”
July 13, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Issue in downloading GMATPrep Software. Kindly help. in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, If you could please provide your email, I will reach out on my end and ask our team to contact you directly to get this resolved. Thanks, Jeremy”
July 8, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Score Report - MultipleScores - What does the AdCom see?? in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, I understand why you would want to have this ability, but the system is set up in such a way that the photos on the score reports cannot be updated unless you take the test again. Only the most recent exam photo will appear on the score report. Thanks for reaching out. Jeremy”
July 6, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Not able to activate Question pack and Exam pack in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, You are correct, the issue you reference is due to the OS version not being supported. See here for more on this issue and a workaround: [url]http://www.beatthegmat.com/gmat-prep-extensions-on-mac-t283983.html[/url]. If you have any other questions or issues with the software, please ...”
June 29, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to New GMAT Features in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Thank you for your feedback and your question. The answer is no, that particular piece (maximum of 5 tests in a 12-month period) is unchanged by this policy update. Thanks, Jeremy”
June 29, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a new topic called New GMAT Features Launching July 19 in the GMAT Strategy forum
“GMAC is introducing three new features to improve and streamline the GMAT exam experience for test takers. GMAC asked thousands of candidates and test takers about their GMAT experience and how to make it better. We listened and took action. These new features and options for test takers are ...”
June 25, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Seeking clarification on OG 2016 online portal in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Yes, the questions in the book and web portal are the same. However, the online portal also has exclusive videos providing insights and study tips from actual test takers. This online component also allows you to create your own practice sets and exams, arranging questions by subject or ...”
June 22, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a new topic called GMAT Prep Extensions on Mac in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Technical note: the Technical Requirements for the GMATPrep extension packs are only compatible with MAC OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9. Our developer is working diligently to update the software. There is a workaround that allows you to install and activate the additional content manually. Note - ...”
June 19, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to hi in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, We''re not entirely sure what you''re referring to. Could you please clarify and/or reference where you saw this information and this story? Thank you, Jeremy”
June 18, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a new topic called Updated and Improved: 2016 Official Guides for GMAT Review in the GMAT Strategy forum
“We are proud to introduce three updated guides for use in your GMAT prep. As the newest update in our best-selling Official Guides Series (The Official Guide for GMAT Review, 2016 The Official Guide for GMAT Quantitative Review, 2016 The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review, 2016 ...”
June 16, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Can I schedule the test in 5 days ? in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, We always advise more time to prepare and practice, but if you feel you are ready, it is certainly possible to schedule your exam on short notice. Be sure to read up on the exam, the test center and what to expect on test day here, so there are no surprises. ...”
June 12, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Plans to Release More Official GMAT Practice Tests? in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi Steph, We are always looking into the development of new products and tools for those preparing for the GMAT. While there is no immediate release announced for a new Exam Pack, we are tentatively planning Exam Pack 2 for later in 2015, and any new products or tools will be announced across our ...”
June 2, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to official guide for gmat 2016 in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, We are launching the new guide in the next two to three weeks. It may be available earlier in some venues than others, but we''ll have a full announcement here when it is widely available, with all of the details on it and its features. You are correct though; it will feature 25% new ...”
May 29, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Query Regarding GPA in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello Vivek, Thank you reaching out and for registering for the GMAT. To convert your GPA to the format used in our registration, you can consult this chart on our website as a guide: ...”
May 26, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to What's the Future of IR? in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi Andy, No we don''t have any plans to combine them. The IR score will remain separate, like the AWA score. If you have any other questions, please feel free to reach out. Thanks, Jeremy”
May 22, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to weak basics in quants. in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, We can''t speak to the quality of third-party preparation materials, except saying that it''s important to find some that fit your study style and strategy. We build the OG materials to be comprehensive, but if you''re looking for even more, please be sure to check out the practice exams, ...”
May 19, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to What's the Future of IR? in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“. Hello, I''d like to be sure to answer your question accurately. Can you please clarify your question? I''m not exactly sure what you''re asking. Thanks, Jeremy”
May 18, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Unable to activate GMATPrep Exam Pack 1 in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“You''re welcome, you''re welcome and you''re welcome again! Glad we could help. Please feel free to reach out with any other questions or information you''re looking for. Happy preparation and good luck on the exam! Thanks again, Jeremy”
May 8, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Unable to activate GMATPrep Exam Pack 1 in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, I apologize for the difficulties you are experiencing with the software. I have spoken about your issue with our customer service team. Your problem likely stems from an issue with the Free GMATPrep core software. Please do a complete uninstall and reinstall of GMATPrep. To do so, please ...”
May 7, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to No visa on passport in the Ask a GMAT representative forum
“Hello, Your best course of action will be to contact your test center to confirm the exact identification requirements for your exam. This way, you can be sure that you will not have any problems on test day. Thanks, Jeremy”
May 5, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to weak basics in quants. in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, We would recommend the following materials to help you in your preparation: The Official Guide for GMAT® Quantitative Review, 2015: [url]http://www.mba.com/global/store/store-catalog/gmat-preparation/the-official-guide-for-gmat-quantitative-review-2015.aspx[/url] GMAT Focus® Online ...”
May 1, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to new format ? in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“If you can provide a link to what you read, we can better respond, but in general, no, there are no major format changes on the way. And don''t worry, if there are any format changes in the future, we will be sure to provide notice well in advance across our information outlets, including our ...”
May 1, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to A quick clarification on Rescheduling process in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Yes, the GMATPrep Exam Pack 1 and Question Pack 1 can be activated on the same machine at the same time. You may also activate the 18-digit activation codes on different computers. However, the codes can only activated three (3) times for both exam pack and question pack. Once the codes have been ...”
April 29, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Score error due to power Outage at GMAT test center? in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, You should hear from the team shortly. If you would like to follow-up, please follow up with GMATCandidateServicesAPAC@pearson.com, as they are the team directly handling this for you. Thanks, Jeremy”
April 29, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Score error due to power Outage at GMAT test center? in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Our teams will be sure to follow up and address your issue directly and appropriately. Thank you for alerting us and giving us detail on this. Jeremy”
April 28, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Score error due to power Outage at GMAT test center? in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Could you please send this description of what you experienced, as well as your GMAT ID and test center detail to socialmedia@mba.com? Our customer service team will respond and will address this with you. Thank you, Jeremy”
April 27, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Gmat in one month, need improvements in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, We would recommend checking out the prep information and strategy advice on our website here: [url]http://www.mba.com/global/the-gmat-exam/prepare-for-the-gmat-exam.aspx[/url]. Also, don''t forget to browse the large selection of official prep materials available in our store: ...”
April 23, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to A quick clarification on Rescheduling process in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, The GMATPrep Exam Pack 1/Question Pack does not include an expiration date. However, the activation code can activate up to three (3) times only. In order to install the ExamPack/Question Pack on a new machine, you will have to deactivate it from one of the other devices. Deactivating ...”
April 17, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Good Quant - very low Verbal in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, This forum is intended for questions about the exam format and policies. For this strategy question, you might have better luck posting in another forum in this community. Thanks, Jeremy”
April 15, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to GMAT Prep Camp: April 14th through April 16th in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“The GMAT® team goes live starting today. On April 14th, 15th and 16th, find out everything you need to know about the GMAT® exam and b-school with free live Q&A chats. Plus, you can win GMAT study prizes and a GMAT exam voucher. Don’t miss out: ...”
April 14, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Reporting Score in the Ask a GMAT representative forum
“Thanks, Brian, for providing that link. Dan, if there''s any further questions you have about scores or the exam in general, please let me know. Thanks, Jeremy”
April 9, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to From where to start to obtain 700+ in GMAT in 36 days in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, I agree with Rich, the general strategy forums will have more robust information on your question. I would of course recommend taking a look at the official prep materials here: http://www.mba.com/store, as well as the other prep strategy advice around our website. If you have any ...”
April 9, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to A quick clarification on Rescheduling process in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, The reschedule fee increases exactly 7 days (168 hours) before your exam appointment. Remember, this is based on your exam time, so if your exam is at 8:00 am, the fee would increase 7 days prior at 8:00 a.m. To your other question: the GMATPREP15 code is valid on the products listed ...”
April 7, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to A quick clarification on Rescheduling process in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, I am confirming the answer with the customer service team and will have an answer back to you as soon as possible. If you need an answer right away, I would recommend calling customer service using the live chat feature on mba.com. Thank you, Jeremy”
April 7, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a new topic called GMAT Prep Camp: April 14th through April 16th in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“GMAT Prep Camp is coming soon. Speak with the makers of the GMAT exam and the schools that use it in admissions on April 14th, 15th and 16th. Plus, you can win GMAT study prizes and a GMAT exam voucher. Don’t miss ...”
April 7, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Rescheduling GMAT exam in the Ask a GMAT representative forum
“Hello, If you are still having issues, please contact our customer service team for your region listed here: http://www.mba.com/contact. I would also encourage you to use the live chat feature at the bottom right of our website pages for more assistance. Thanks, Jeremy”
March 23, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to GMAT Disclosed Test (Test Code) Official Explanation in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Thank you for clarifying. We do not have full explanations available for the questions on the paper tests. Thanks, Jeremy”
March 19, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Regarding score reporting to business schools in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi Andy, If a school receives scores electronically, they should receive it the same day as you received yours. Please feel free to reach out with any other questions you may have. Thanks, Jeremy”
March 16, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to GMAT Disclosed Test (Test Code) Official Explanation in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Could you please clarify what you mean by "disclosed test" and also please clarify your question. We certainly want to provide you with the answers you''re seeking, but we need a bit more information from you first. Thanks, Jeremy”
March 16, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to GMAT re-scheduling in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Your best course of action will be to contact customer service for your region. The full contact information is listed here: http://www.mba.com/contact. They will be able to help you through this issue and will talk you through options to reschedule. Thanks, Jeremy”
March 9, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Error registering for the GMAT test in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello Varun, You will indeed need to work with the customer service for your region listed at http://www.mba.com/contact to resolve this issue. You can also use the live chat feature on our site if you would prefer. You can launch it from the bottom right corner of the contact page. Thanks, ...”
March 6, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Error message on mba.com while scheduling for the exam in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello Varun, You will indeed need to work with the customer service for your region listed at http://www.mba.com/contact to resolve this issue. You can also use the live chat feature on our site if you would prefer. You can launch it from the bottom right corner of the contact page. Thanks, ...”
March 6, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Hellow in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, There is currently only one version of the Question Pack and Exam Pack. If you bought them in 2014, do not buy them again. They are exactly the same. Thank you, Jeremy”
March 3, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Scoring pattern on the GMAT in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, The first portion of questions are no more important to your score than the later portions, so it would not be wise to spend more time on these than others on the exam. You can read more about this and other myths about the GMAT exam here: ...”
February 25, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to mba.com ID activation does not work in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“I''m glad we could help. If you need anything further or have any questions, just let us know.”
February 20, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to How do I install Question Pack 1 on Mac in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello again, If you are already working through a solution with our customer service team, please disregard, but if not, please send me your 18-digit Activation Code and 12-digit Installation ID to socialmedia@mba.com or via direct message on this forum. To locate the Installation ID, please do ...”
February 17, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to How do I install Question Pack 1 on Mac in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi Cristian, Please email gmatprep@mba.com for assistance on this issue. They will contact you and work through the issue with you. I will also reach out on my end to see if we can find a more general fix for your issue. Thanks, Jeremy”
February 16, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to GMAT Exam prep has technical issues in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Could you please let me know what that email address is? If you''re not comfortable posting it here, please send it to me via direct message or via email to socialmedia@mba.com. Thanks, Jeremy”
February 2, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Special Characters in Names in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Yes, that is correct. Thanks, Jeremy”
January 30, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to GMAT Exam prep has technical issues in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Can you please provide the email address you use to log in to MBA.com so our customer service team can get in touch more quickly? Thanks, Jeremy”
January 29, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a new topic called Announcement: New Enhanced Score Report Now Available in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello BTG users: We are proud to announce a new feature and option for test-takers. Today we are introducing the Enhanced Score Report. Get to know your GMAT score like never before. Your GMAT Enhanced Score Report will shine a spotlight on your strengths and weaknesses, providing insight to your ...”
January 29, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a new topic called Announcement: New Enhanced Score Report Now Available in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Hello BTG users: We are proud to announce a new feature and option for test-takers. Today we are introducing the Enhanced Score Report. Get to know your GMAT score like never before. Your GMAT Enhanced Score Report will shine a spotlight on your strengths and weaknesses, providing insight to your ...”
January 29, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to GMAT Exam prep has technical issues in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Please verify if the screen resolution is set to 1024x768 or higher. To locate in Windows, click the windows Start button, click Control Panel, and then under Appearance and Personalization, click Adjust screen resolution. Lastly, please verify what your computer text size is set to. To ...”
January 27, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to GMAT Exam prep has technical issues in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, That is the best way to get in touch, but I will pass this information to the software team as well for follow-up. If we have any updates or information, please let me know. Thanks, Jeremy”
January 27, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to How do I install Question Pack 1 on Mac in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Thank you for this note. We are looking into this. Jeremy”
January 27, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Need a small help..!! to the expert. in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, You can make a great start by visiting mba.com and reading all of the advice, guidance and blog posts posted there. While there, you can also check out our prep materials that can help you along your way to your goals. Thanks, Jeremy”
January 27, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Special Characters in Names in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi Kevin, Please leave the accent marks off when registering. GMAT registration information should be done with roman characters only. Thanks, Jeremy”
January 27, 2015
lunarpower posted a reply to Tax on water bill in the Sentence Correction forum
“on the other hand, "in which", "from which", "to which", etc. can appear either with or without a comma: I saw a play that was reviewed in the local newspaper. I saw a play in which one of my friends plays a starring role. ("in" + "that" = ...”
January 19, 2015
lunarpower posted a reply to Tax on water bill in the Sentence Correction forum
“if the modifier starts with "which", it should be preceded by a comma. (in the standard american usage endorsed by GMAC, "which" without a comma becomes "that".)”
January 19, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to How do I install Question Pack 1 on Mac in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, I''m sorry to hear you''re having trouble with the software. Please email gmatprep@mba.com with your issue and a member of our customer service team will assist you. Thanks, Jeremy”
January 16, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to GMAT PROGRESS CHART in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, This forum is specifically intended for questions about the exam format, requirements or official prep products. To ensure that your question gets answered appropriately and seen by an audience that can answer, I would recommend posting in one of the other forums in this community. If you ...”
January 14, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to URGENT - Reschedule my GMAT test date in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi Vivek, I believe we spoke via Twitter and resolved this, but if you''re having any further issues or have any more questions, please do not hesitate to reach out. Thanks, Jeremy”
January 13, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to 2015 New Year, New You Contest in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Yes, these questions are different and there is no overlap among the questions these products. Thanks for reaching out to confirm. Let us know if we can clarify anything else for you. Thanks, Jeremy”
January 7, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a new topic called 2015 New Year, New You Contest in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Has another year passed without fulfilling your resolution to get your dream job? What are you waiting for? Now is the time. Taking the GMAT exam is your best first step. I wanted to share a contest we have running right now, and give you all a chance at a free registration and some ...”
January 5, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Proper Identification (Green Card Holder, Renewing Passport) in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, You are welcome to reference this conversation, but I would recommend bringing the conversation you have with Pearson VUE customer service about this issue, since it''s their staff who will be on-site. Please be sure to contact them with this issue so they can confirm the validity of your ...”
January 5, 2015
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to mba.com ID activation does not work in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello again, We are looking into this issue. In the meantime, if you could provide your email address, we can reset your account from our end. Side note: how did you know your messages were not getting through, or that the form was not working, as you said? I''d like to be able to advise other ...”
December 30, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Proper Identification (Green Card Holder, Renewing Passport) in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, A green card is acceptable for the exam. As long as the extension sticker extends the validity of the green card, it should not be an issue. Just to be sure, however, I would recommend contacting Pearson VUE (contact information here: http://www.mba.com/contact) to create an note/incident ...”
December 30, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to mba.com ID activation does not work in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello Atul, You will need to contact customer care to unlock your account. From all I can see, the form seems to be working properly, but if you feel it is not working for you, you can try contacting them directly with your issue using the contact information for your region listed here: ...”
December 30, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Tobacco SC in the Sentence Correction forum
“good observation. in the context of the original sentence, the red "it" is the cigarette itself. that is an actual conflict (with the immediately preceding "it", which is used to refer to something else). notice that there''s no "vagueness"; the problem is that ...”
December 24, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Tobacco SC in the Sentence Correction forum
“^^ there''s no reason why they should be parallel, since they aren''t in a parallel construction. "slowing" is a modifier. modifiers NEVER have to be parallel to the stuff they modify. if we change "entering..." to "that enters..." (but leave "slowing" ...”
December 24, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Tobacco SC in the Sentence Correction forum
“in context, it''s clear that "it" = oxygen, and oxygen is a singular noun. for the GMAT, that''s good enough. more importantly, talking about "vague pronouns" sets a bad precedent for the GMAT, which tests no such thing. if the GMAT tests a pronoun error, that error will be ...”
December 24, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Tobacco SC in the Sentence Correction forum
“i received a private message about this thread. ^^ not really. clearly, oxygen does enter a cigarette at some point in time. and, in a different context, this sort of construction could totally make sense. e.g., This cigarette causes oxygen to cool rapidly when the oxygen enters the filter ...”
December 24, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to I get 'invalid payload' error while rescheduling GMAT exam in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“I understand this can be frustrating. Please call Pearson Vue directly to resolve the issue. You will not be charged the reschedule or phone fee if you were unable to reschedule due to an error. Make sure you save the screenshot of your error message for reference. For the full contact list and to ...”
December 22, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Power Outage During Exam in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Please contact socialmedia@gmac.com and include either your Incident Report # and/or your GMAT ID. We can then escalate it to the program coordinators at Pearson VUE to see if we can get it expedited for you. Thank you, Jeremy”
December 16, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to An error massage while registering gmat exam in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, For Thailand, please use the following contact information: Asia-Pacific Region Please Note: Email services are available Monday-Friday , 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. AEST. Response time for email sent outside of these times may be up to 48 hours. Telephone services are available Monday-Friday ...”
December 15, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to block error in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello Saksham, I understand your frustration, but you will need to get in touch with customer service for your region to remove the block within the payment system. If you cannot get through to the number for your region and it is an urgent situation, you can try another region''s number listed ...”
December 12, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to There were no headphones available at Test Center in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi Fernando, We apologize that the test center where you took your exam did not have any earplugs/headphones to offer on the day of your exam. If you would like to file a complaint for your exam, please email GMAT customer service for your region, including your exam details. The proper email for ...”
December 11, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Regarding proper identification for GMAT in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello Andy, There are most likely alternatives you can use, but it depends on the country in which you take the exam. You can view test center regulations by country, including identification requirements, on our website here: ...”
December 9, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a new topic called 12 Days of Winning in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello Beat the GMAT users, For the next 12 days on our website, we''ll be featuring 12 great reasons to take the GMAT exam and showcase your academic potential. However, we''d love to hear from you. What’s your reason for taking the GMAT exam? Visit our site to see the 12 reasons and enter ...”
December 8, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to From 310-500, target 650-700, what should i do next? in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello jnr57, While this is a great question and a great community to help you with it, this particular forum is for questions for GMAC, the organization that produces the exam, such as scoring questions, technical concerns, or how to register for the exam. I would recommend asking this same ...”
November 28, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Error preventing registration for GMAT exam in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello Prithvi, If you are still experiencing this same issue, you will need to contact the customer service department for your region, listed here: http://www.mba.com/contact and they will be able to help you. I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. Thank you, Jeremy”
November 24, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to gmat exam incident in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello popin7, We will need a bit more information from you in order to properly follow up on this issue you experienced. Could you please email address us at socialmedia@mba.com with your GMAT ID and a summary of your issue so we can look into it further for you? Thank you, Jeremy”
November 21, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to How can I improve my verbal scores.. please help in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello shikhar, This thread is specifically for questions for GMAC, the organization that produces the GMAT exam. For questions about how to improve your score or study strategy, I would recommend looking and posting in other threads. This way, a greater number of users in this community will see ...”
November 20, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Error message on mba.com while scheduling for the exam in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, We apologize for the inconvenience you experienced on www.mba.com. This issue has been resolved. Please try to logging into your account again. If the error occurs again, please take a screen shot of what you are seeing as well as the steps you are following (including links you are going ...”
November 20, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to GMAT in a month in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello minniepique, I want to make sure other users see your question and can provide advice. That being said, this thread is intended for direct questions to GMAC, the providers of the GMAT exam. I would recommend you repost this question in other threads within this forum to give it better ...”
November 18, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Which Country should I choose? in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello Aditya, This is the thread to ask questions to GMAC, the makers of the GMAT exam. These questions would be better answered in other threads, so I would recommend reposting your questions on other threads within this forum. Thank you and good luck with your education!”
November 17, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to What is the answer & How to solve those problems? in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Morshed! This is the forum thread to ask questions to GMAC, the makers of the GMAT exam and, unfortunately, we cannot help you with specific practice questions. You will need to move this to one of the main forum threads. Thanks and good luck with your GMAT exam! Rebecca”
November 6, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to I just lost my job in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Slappy Sanchez! It sounds as if you have a solid career plan in place, which is great. This is a forum thread to post questions to GMAC, the makers of the GMAT exam, so we cannot provide too much guidance on your career questions, but I can offer you some advice on your GMAT prep. First, if ...”
October 31, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to toefl 97 in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, anskm22. This is the forum thread to ask questions to GMAC, the makers of the GMAT exam. We are not affiliated with the TOEFL so we cannot offer you any advice. I suggest you repost your question in one of the main message boards. Good luck! Rebecca”
October 31, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to modifier issue expert in the Sentence Correction forum
“you''re welcome.”
October 27, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to modifier issue expert in the Sentence Correction forum
“thinking more generally— the above is a good example of why functional thinking is superior to "classification" into rigid categories. namely, thinking about "actions" is better than worrying about whether said actions are technically verbs. in fact, in the "blue ...”
October 23, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to modifier issue expert in the Sentence Correction forum
“also, note that i''ve been careful to say that these modifiers describe "actions". i.e., i''m careful NOT to say "verbs"... because, in sentences like the blue one, they won''t always be verbs. e.g., I peeked into the workshop and saw the master watchmaker here, comma + ...”
October 23, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to modifier issue expert in the Sentence Correction forum
“nope, i wrote it correctly (although i do quite often reverse such things). the orange sentence is too hard to understand. when the reader sees the modifier, (s)he isn''t going to readily connect it all the way back to the orange stuff on the left. any reader''s natural instinct is to try to ...”
October 23, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Inference Question in the Reading Comprehension forum
“...let''s try that again. i''m 10 years old. in those choices, what do the words mean? e.g., choice (a) means... ...they''ll describe something people have thought for a while ...then they''ll describe a new way of thinking that goes against that one ...but will decide that the new way of ...”
October 22, 2014
e-GMAT posted a reply to GMAT Prep course - E-gmat or Empower GMAT in the I just Beat The GMAT! forum
“Dear Riya, I agree with Rich that taking the free trial may be the best way to evaluate the courses. In addition, I would like to invite you to attend the free session this weekend (October 18th, 7 am Pacific or 7:30 PM IST). Click below to register for the session. ...”
October 18, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Because of the multiplier effect inherent in any unlimited-t in the Sentence Correction forum
“update: never mind the request for a link. as it turns out, * yes, that post is over 4 years old * someone else already pointed out the same issue to me * ... so i already edited the original post here''s the edited post: http://www.beatthegmat.com/soar-t62473-15.html#280069”
October 13, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Because of the multiplier effect inherent in any unlimited-t in the Sentence Correction forum
“yep, that''s not a thing. could someone please do me a favor and link to the original post, so that i can edit it? thanks. here''s the context: i almost certainly wrote that at least 4-5 years ago. at that point, the above principle correlated very well with GMAC''s correct and incorrect ...”
October 13, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Guidebook writer in the Critical Reasoning forum
“also— if the passage were discussing some part of the hotel through which everyone passes—e.g., how quickly the floor is worn down in the hotel''s exterior doorways—THEN "older hotels are smaller" becomes a factor. i.e., since everyone must pass through the doors of the hotel at ...”
October 13, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Guidebook writer in the Critical Reasoning forum
“prudhiviram— this is insightful, but it doesn''t apply here. "carpentry work" is mostly in the underlying frame of a building. if a building has a greater capacity, then, accordingly, it will be bigger, and will thus have more "carpentry work". The amount of carpentry ...”
October 13, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to modifier issue expert in the Sentence Correction forum
“In GMAC materials, you''ll routinely encounter sentences like the blue one. Although the orange sentence is technically ok, I very highly doubt that you would ever see anything like it in an official sentence, since it''s stylistically poor writing. So, if you need a guessing method, you''re ...”
October 13, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Inference Question in the Reading Comprehension forum
“If I were 10 years old, how would you explain to me what choices D and E say?”
October 12, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Tax differences and test report analysis in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Confused. 1) We comply with the tax laws of each country that the GMAT exam is available in. If you let us know which country you are testing in, we may be able to provide you with a detailed explanation. 2) The GMAT exam is a computer-adaptive test, which means your score is not ...”
October 10, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Test Center Nightmare in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, dkj. We recently completed an upgrade to new equipment at that test center, and have not had any unforseen test closures at that location since the upgrade. I hope that helps. Rebecca”
October 2, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a new topic called New Product Announcement: GMATPrep Exam Pack with Enhanced S in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi, all. GMAC is excited to announce the release of a new test prep product! Our GMATPrep Exam Pack 1 is now available with enhanced scoring. GMATPrep® Exam Pack 1 still comes with two full-length exams, and now it also features enhanced score reporting that includes a separate score report ...”
October 1, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Need Expert Help in GMAT Test taking in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Sudeep! It is great to hear that you are so dedicated to your GMAT exam. That is great news! I suggest you move this post to one of the main forum threads. This is the forum to ask questions to GMAC, the makers of the GMAT exam and, unfortunately, we cannot advise you on specific study ...”
October 1, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Russian student Need help and advise!!! in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Denis. First, to address your concern about your age, in talking to corporate recruiters, we frequently hear that work experience is on of the most important factors they consider when hiring recent MBA grads. School admissions officers tell us previous work experience can be an asset in ...”
September 29, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Inconsistencies in Quant vs Integrated Reasoning & CAT in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi, Tim. I am sorry to hear you did not receive the score you expected on the GMAT exam. You may want to keep in mind that your GMAT score is not just based on how many questions you answered correctly, but also the level of difficulty of the questions you answered. You can read more about that ...”
September 29, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Advices needed about preparation. in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, daisyaaa. I am sorry to hear that you were not able to score as well as you expected on the exam. It sounds as if you have a good handle on which skills you need to focus on, which will help you to craft a study strategy for next time. That is all great news! If you haven''t already done so, ...”
September 22, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Organic food industry GMAT Prep Question in the Sentence Correction forum
“You''re welcome.”
September 14, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Organic food industry GMAT Prep Question in the Sentence Correction forum
“Probably. As always, context matters.”
September 7, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Organic food industry GMAT Prep Question in the Sentence Correction forum
“No one is going to be able to answer this kind of question, because this isn''t how the human brain stores information. Think of a word, from your own first language, that is "exceptional" in some way. Now, ask yourself the same type of question ("What are the other words that act ...”
September 7, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to modifier issue expert in the Sentence Correction forum
“Too abstract for me. Can you write an actual example that looks like this? Thanks.”
September 7, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to soar! in the Sentence Correction forum
“Also, gmat62, those don''t look like official problems. Are they official problems? If not, ignore them.”
September 7, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to soar! in the Sentence Correction forum
“That statement is admittedly a bit too strong. If you see a helping verb in the second part of a comparison, you should look for (in order) 1/ the same helping verb; 2/ the main verb that the helping verb goes with; 3/ whichever choice looks most like the other part. All of this is, of ...”
September 7, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to soar! in the Sentence Correction forum
“That statement is admittedly a bit too strong. If you see a helping verb in the second part of a comparison, you should look for (in order) 1/ the same helping verb; 2/ the main verb that the helping verb goes with; 3/ whichever choice looks most like the other part. All of this is, of ...”
September 7, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Organic food industry GMAT Prep Question in the Sentence Correction forum
“Two things. 1/ In general, you shouldn''t think of "using" as an __ing form. Like "including", "using" is allowed more latitude than other words spelled with __ing. In fact, it''s used more like a preposition (e.g., "with") than like a typical __ing ...”
September 3, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Heavy commitment in the Sentence Correction forum
“You''re welcome.”
September 3, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to modifier issue expert in the Sentence Correction forum
“In the problem you''ve cited, the whole issue is a non-issue, because NO modifier makes sense. In that context, "applying... is something that happens later. It''s not something that happens in the same timeframe as "moving in", and it is most certainly not a description of the ...”
September 3, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to modifier issue expert in the Sentence Correction forum
“Have you ever seen this--or anything remotely like it--in an official problem? If not, it''s a non-issue (and thinking about it will have negative returns, in the sense of needlessly over-complicating the concept). If you have seen this sort of thing in an official problem, then point out ...”
September 2, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Heavy commitment in the Sentence Correction forum
“There are at least 2 more issues you can look at. • Choice C doesn''t convey the intended meaning explicitly. The intended meaning is that excessive commitment will cause an executive to make certain mistakes. This meaning is expressed explicitly in the correct answer (... is likely to ...”
September 2, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Question on definitions in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi, Matt. I shared your question with our psychometric team. Please note it will probably take a few days to get a response. Thanks for the inquiry! Rebecca”
August 21, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Please review my AWA in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi, Limnash. As Rich noted, you will need to re-post this to one of the other main forum threads. This is the thread to ask questions to GMAC, the makers of the GMAT exam and, unfortunately, we cannot help you with specific study questions. In addition to the other thread, you may also be interested ...”
August 21, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Time after 5th attempt in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Thanks for the question. You can take the exam up to five times in a rolling 12 month period. So you do not to wait a full 365 days from the date of your fifth attempt. The easiest way to find out when you are eligible to take the exam again is to enter your current or most recent exam date on the ...”
August 18, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Time after 5th attempt in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Thanks for the question. You can take the exam up to five times in a rolling 12 month period. So you do not to wait a full 365 days from the date of your fifth attempt. The easiest way to find out when you are eligible to take the exam again is to enter your current or most recent exam date on the ...”
August 18, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Extra Time? in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, srfn. Thanks for reaching out to us with this question. Accommodations are decided on a case-by-case basis. I suggest you contact our accommodations team directly at testingaccommodations@gmac.com. They can work with you to let you know what kind of documentation they will require and the ...”
August 18, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to strategy to get 760+... i can spare 3 months to study in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Girish9. It is great to see that you have such an ambitious goal! While there is no one study strategy that can guarantee you a specific score, I can suggest some resources for you. First, you should take a look at blog post written by our psychometric team. They looked at the study habits of ...”
August 12, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Rescheduling of gmat exam in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Tejus. Please send an email to socialmedia@mba.com with your GMAT registration ID and a description of the issues you have been having. We will make sure someone follows up with you. Rebecca”
August 11, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Rescheduling of gmat exam in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, bapun84. If your test center was closed, Pearson Vue will contact you directly to reschedule your exam. If you have not heard from them, you will need to call them. You cannot reschedule via mba.com in the event of a test center closure. You can call Pearson Vue at +91 120-439-7830, 9 a.m. to ...”
August 11, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Rescheduling of gmat exam in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Tejus. Please send an email to socialmedia@mba.com and include your GMAT registration ID, and a screen shot of the error you are seeing. Please also indicate that you have been unable to call Pearson Vue. We will be able to assist you. Rebecca”
August 7, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Questions in the online (2015) version of the OG in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi, Brent. Sorry for the delay in reply, it took longer to find the answer to your question than I thought it would! The OG2015 does not have that functionality, although I shared your suggestion with our product team. Thanks for checking! Rebecca”
July 31, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to INFERENCE Questions RC in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Nitin. It looks as if you have a great study strategy in place, and a solid grasp on your strengths and weaknesses. That is great! I think you are looking for specific study strategies. I suggest you re-post your question to the main GMAT Strategy forum. This forum is to ask questions to ...”
July 29, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to OG - SC Question 1 in the Sentence Correction forum
“In any case, for readers who might be wondering about this distinction out of pure curiosity, here''s a brief explanation. • If you control a variable, then you actually exert influence on that variable. E.g., Smith''s data are questionable because he did not adequately control the ambient ...”
July 28, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to OG - SC Question 1 in the Sentence Correction forum
“I received a private message about this thread. Hm? You don''t even need to "bypass the issue". There''s no issue in the first place. "Control(ling) for..." is in every choice.”
July 28, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to gasoline in the Critical Reasoning forum
“Cool, thanks. It''s most rewarding, to me at least, to post stuff that makes people think about life beyond just this exam. So, good to know that''s happening in the mind of at least one reader. The whole sisu thing needs to be tempered, though, by an honest evaluation of whether you''re ...”
July 28, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Do not have passport currently in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, DevB. You can see a list of identification requirements for your country by using the drop-down box and selecting your country here: http://www.mba.com/global/the-gmat-exam/prepare-for-the-gmat-exam/plan-for-test-day/view-country-specific-test-center-regulations.aspx. Unfortunately, we ...”
July 26, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to gasoline in the Critical Reasoning forum
“Oh, and, I forgot two more things. • DO NOT label mistakes as "silly mistakes" or "carelessness". Both of these labels will prevent you from actually addressing the issue. The former just trivializes the issue, as though God just dropped mistakes on your head while you ...”
July 26, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to gasoline in the Critical Reasoning forum
“This one is simple. • Write EVERYTHING down. Absolutely everything. If there are conditions, write them down directly next to wherever you''re going to use them. (If you''re going to use them in multiple places, write them down multiple times. Do it.) Do NOT tell yourself that "this ...”
July 26, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to gasoline in the Critical Reasoning forum
“When it comes to things requiring attention to detail, I''m just ... well, slow. Ridiculously, shamefully slow. If you saw how long it takes me to get through things that are entirely details, and that don''t really have a big-picture component (e.g., start-up instruction manuals for electronic ...”
July 26, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to gasoline in the Critical Reasoning forum
“There are a couple of good ways to respond to this. 1/ First, I take issue with the "lots of words" thing. If you think about this test in a way that''s well adapted to it, the "lots of words" complaint doesn''t ring as true. The parts of the test with the most words are ...”
July 26, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to COMMA+-ING Vs noun modifier in the Sentence Correction forum
“It''s ok to write that the experiments investigated these effects. In some situations——such as this one——you have "compromises" in terms of the exact literal quality of a modifier. If... ... there''s no way to write a single sentence that''s exactly literal, or ... the ...”
July 26, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to COMMA+-ING Vs noun modifier in the Sentence Correction forum
“It''s ok to write that the experiments investigated these effects. In some situations——such as this one——you have "compromises" in terms of the exact literal quality of a modifier. If... ... there''s no way to write a single sentence that''s exactly literal, or ... the ...”
July 26, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to gasoline in the Critical Reasoning forum
“Ah, yes. C is worded incorrectly. This is where you''ll discover that I''m "special". I am very severely dyslexic; I can''t read sentences in a straight line. Ever see those refrigerator magnets with words on them? That''s what every sentence looks like to me at first. I just see a ...”
July 24, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to gasoline in the Critical Reasoning forum
“"10 or more gallons" means "x gallons, where x ≥ 10".”
July 24, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to 380 on first attempt - Need help on study plan! in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, GMAT80! I am sorry to hear you did not perform as well as you expected on your GMAT exam. It sounds as if you have a good handle on some of the things you could do differently. You may want to take a look at some of the study resources we have available on mba.com: ...”
July 23, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Kolkata Test Center - Xenitis Technolab Pvt Ltd in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Sneha! I have reached out to our test center manager for you. I will let you know when I have an update on the status of your test center. Rebecca”
July 23, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Can the GMAT be done on paper? in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi, Kevin. She can register as a test-taker with a disability and someone will work with her to determine any accommodations. To answer your original question, no, the GMAT exam cannot be administered via a paper exam. She can direct any further questions to testingaccommodations@gmac.com. I hope ...”
July 22, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to tips required in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Good luck on your upcoming GMAT exam! It sounds as if you are really well prepared! You can check out some of our study tips and resources on our mba.com page here: http://www.mba.com/global/the-gmat-exam/prepare-for-the-gmat-exam.aspx. We have a lot of resources on how to show up on test ...”
July 21, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to I get 'invalid payload' error while rescheduling GMAT exam in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Skotla. Please call Pearson Vue directly to resolve the issue. You will not be charged the reschedule or phone fee if you were unable to reschedule due to an error. Please take a screenshot of the message. Thanks! Rebecca”
July 21, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Australian embryologists in the Sentence Correction forum
“And, finally, "descended" has the same problem as "has descended" or "had descended". It wrongly suggests literal downward motion, rather than lineal descent from an ancestor.”
July 17, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Australian embryologists in the Sentence Correction forum
“By the way, "has suggested" is also wrong. It implies that the evidence made this suggestion at one point but doesn''t anymore. I explained this here: http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/post100122.html That''s way, way, WAY too subtle to be necessary on the GMAT. But it''s a thing.”
July 17, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Australian embryologists in the Sentence Correction forum
“You''re going in the right direction here, but not quite reaching the right goal. This is a comma + __ing modifier. Comma + __ing doesn''t modify a noun. It tries to modify the entire preceding action/clause. E.g., I dropped the groceries onto the floor, scaring the dogs. This is a ...”
July 17, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to gasoline in the Critical Reasoning forum
“Choice C doesn''t really do anything, because "lower quantities" and "more frequently" are offsetting ideas. In terms of their effect on total sales dollars, they cancel each out.”
July 14, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to gasoline in the Critical Reasoning forum
“Right here you''re doing something you should NEVER do——focusing on an extreme (and very bizarre/counterintuitive) mathematical case, rather than thinking about the most likely or most ordinary interpretation of a statistic. Remember——This is not the quant section. It''s the verbal ...”
July 14, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Gave gmat 5 years ago - planning a retake in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Thanks for the question, Visnauti. Your GMAT score report will only contain your test scores from the previous five years. Any scores more than five years old will not appear on your report. Thanks! Rebecca”
July 14, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to reg. GMAT Review and Quant Guide - new editions in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Reg! Thanks for giving us the chance to answer this question. The new OG2015 does not contain any new questions. It does come with an online feature that allows you to create customized question sets. Many students also find it helpful to answer GMAT practice questions in an online format to ...”
July 14, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to og cr 91 in the Critical Reasoning forum
“Always read very carefully for the exact nature of things like goals, purposes, objectives, etc. Choice B implies that the plan might ultimately have bad results for the government budget. But that''s not the point. It''s not a plan to balance/fix the government budget; it''s a plan to make ...”
July 9, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Exciting Announcement from GMAC: NEW Score Reporting Policy in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Your score report will indicate that you took the exam but cancelled the score. Only the scores you choose to accept will be shown on your report. I hope that helps. Rebecca”
July 8, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Flight - Need clarification in the Sentence Correction forum
“When it comes to dealing with correct answers to official problems, you have 2 options: 1/ Complain about them and/or say why you think they''re wrong; 2/ Figure out how they work, learn from them, and retain these experiences as part of a growing "memory bank" of formal written ...”
July 6, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Tough one- Marcus Gavery in the Sentence Correction forum
“This looks like a solid understanding. You''re welcome.”
July 6, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to COMMA+-ING Vs noun modifier in the Sentence Correction forum
“I think you''re right here. Remember, "__ed" is a passive construction, normally representing an action done on or to the subject. So, in most cases, it''s not possible for such a construction to be intimately connected to the subject+action of the preceding clause (which describes ...”
July 6, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to COMMA+-ING Vs noun modifier in the Sentence Correction forum
“Sure.”
July 6, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Exciting Announcement from GMAC: NEW Score Reporting Policy in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Your score report will not state that the score was previously cancelled. I hope that helps! Rebecca”
July 2, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Exciting Announcement from GMAC: NEW Score Reporting Policy in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Hello, GMAT Barcelona. Thanks for giving me a chance to clarify our new policy! Students are now able to view their score BEFORE deciding to accept or cancel, a move we hope will give them more control over which scores schools view. However, there is NO discount available for students who choose to ...”
July 2, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to passport expired in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Pooja181. Unfortunately, we cannot accept an expired passport. You can see our full list of acceptable ID here: http://www.mba.com/global/the-gmat-exam/prepare-for-the-gmat-exam/plan-for-test-day/presenting-proper-identification.aspx. If you cannot get an updated passport in time for ...”
June 30, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Usage of - When in the Sentence Correction forum
“You''re welcome.”
June 29, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Usage of - When in the Sentence Correction forum
“This is just the normal use of "in which". If it''s idiomatically correct to say "in NOUN", then you can also write "(a/an/the) NOUN in which..." E.g., Robert starred in this play. ... the play in which Robert starred ... I was born in 1975. In 1975, the ...”
June 29, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Flight - Need clarification in the Sentence Correction forum
“An increase is a numerical quantity, so, like any other numerical quantity, it can theoretically be doubled. I.e., in 1989 ("the previous year"), this statistic went up by N percent. Then, in 1990, it went up by 2N percent (= twice the previous increase).”
June 29, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Tough one- Marcus Gavery in the Sentence Correction forum
“Well... no. If that were non-essential, then you could eliminate it without any loss of specificity. If you try to eliminate that modifier, then you''re left saying that Africa is just "the land". That''s nonsense, of course; the sentence has to say that Africa is the land that ...”
June 29, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Tough one- Marcus Gavery in the Sentence Correction forum
“In general, these aren''t the same. • "People ___ing" are people who are ___ing in the timeframe of the sentence. • "People who ___" are people who ___ in general. (If you were going to describe their habits/traits/tendencies, you would mention the fact that they ...”
June 29, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to A Common Mistake or An idiom usage. in the Sentence Correction forum
“You''re welcome. You should always ask "Why?" about every type of question on this test. If you understand what is emphasized (and what isn''t) on this exam—in terms of both content and skills—you''ll find the whole experience much more circumscribed, and much less daunting.”
June 29, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to COMMA+-ING Vs noun modifier in the Sentence Correction forum
“Hi, Honestly, I can''t really come up with anything better than what I wrote the first time. So, I''ll just quote what I wrote the first time. (: • Describes Roberta • Must have a relationship to the whole idea of the sentence. I don''t really know the grammar terms (and don''t ...”
June 29, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to COMMA+-ING Vs noun modifier in the Sentence Correction forum
“Nah. It describes "a technique". That sentence doesn''t imply a contrast. It just points out that the use of a certain technique has been extended beyond its original purpose. (This is just the diffusion of technology; there''s nothing anticlimactic or "unexpected" about ...”
June 29, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to COMMA+-ING Vs noun modifier in the Sentence Correction forum
“I know I say this way too often, but, this sort of understanding (involving classifications/categories) shouldn''t be your end goal, because it''s awkward and clumsy. I.e., your goal is to distinguish correct usage from incorrect usage immediately. If you have to think in terms of grammar terms ...”
June 29, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to modifier problem in the Sentence Correction forum
“Hmm—this discussion was dead for more than 5 years before that post. Interesting. -- Basically, common-sense understanding should resolve these issues. Just ask yourself whether the __ing modifier actually makes sense as a DESCRIPTION of each of these things. Possibility #1: They ...”
June 27, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Usage of - When in the Sentence Correction forum
“Yes.”
June 27, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to COMMA+-ING Vs noun modifier in the Sentence Correction forum
“More generally——Your understanding of patterns and constructions should not be totally static. It should have some "kernel" of understanding——i.e., a "core" understanding that represents the essence of a particular concept——but you should be willing to tweak it / ...”
June 27, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to COMMA+-ING Vs noun modifier in the Sentence Correction forum
“It can describe turns. They took turns. — Turns doing what? / What kind of turns? Turns drawing xxxxx stuff. If you really don''t like that, then you can just remember it as an "idiom". That works, too, although it''s a slippery slope. I.e., it''s easy to slip into a pattern ...”
June 27, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Usage of - When in the Sentence Correction forum
“In all of the examples you''ve cited, "when" does refer to the actual timeframe when the following event happens. Look at this pair of sentences: When you return the goods, your money will be refunded. If you return the goods, your money will be refunded. The first sentence implies ...”
June 26, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to A Common Mistake or An idiom usage. in the Sentence Correction forum
“If you notice any constructions that are used in contradictory / opposite / significantly different ways in the two languages (spoken and written English), you should pay more than the usual amount of attention to them. (As another example, consider pronouns. In SPOKEN English, they''re not ...”
June 26, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to COMMA+-ING Vs noun modifier in the Sentence Correction forum
“• These are wrong answers. • As noted above, the OG explanations are not infallible. If you see "seems to..." in one of the explanations, that often——not necessarily 100% of the time, but often——indicates that the authors are hedging; they''re not totally confident about ...”
June 26, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to COMMA+-ING Vs noun modifier in the Sentence Correction forum
“"Including", when used in this way, is not actually a ___ing word. It''s a different word, that (coincidentally) happens to be spelled with __ing on the end. See here: http://www.beatthegmat.com/stone-age-t36393.html#296165”
June 26, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to COMMA+-ING Vs noun modifier in the Sentence Correction forum
“Also of note—— If you peruse the OG explanations, it will become clear that they aren''t written by the same people who write the questions. Specifically, it''s clear that ... ... gmac''s best writers write and/or edit the questions (and don''t spend their time writing explanations); ... ...”
June 26, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to COMMA+-ING Vs noun modifier in the Sentence Correction forum
“The whole point of the comma -ing modifier is that you don''t have to pin it specifically on one word. The point is that it''s talking about the entire idea in the preceding part. I think you''re thinking too much about rules here, and not nearly enough about examples that actually work. For ...”
June 26, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Help with registration in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“The confirmation tab contains the same information as your confirmation email. I hope that helps! Rebecca”
June 25, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a new topic called Exciting Announcement from GMAC: NEW Score Reporting Policy in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Hi, everyone! This is Rebecca from the Graduate Management Admission Council. I wanted to share with you all the news about a new feature with the GMAT exam. Starting June 27, you will be able to view your unofficial score(Integrated Reasoning, Quant, Verbal and Total) BEFORE deciding to accept or ...”
June 25, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Help with registration in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“If you received a confirmation email than your GMAT exam registration is complete. It may take up to two business days for your mba.com account to reflect your GMAT exam registration date. If you would like, you can send me a private message and include the email address you used to register for the ...”
June 23, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to can i get an admission in good b school in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, sasikiranpeddiraju! It sounds like you have a solid career path and a good reason to want to go to business school. So that is great news! Your GMAT exam score is one of many factors schools consider in admissions, but you are correct that a strong score will bolster your application. You ...”
June 23, 2014
e-GMAT posted a reply to A brand new question from e-GMAT in the Sentence Correction forum
“Hi Folks, Thank you for the responses. You have correctly identified that the correct answer is option B. However, none of you provided a detailed analysis for the question. The detailed analysis helps us learn in much more effective manner than just writing the correct answer choice. So here ...”
June 17, 2014
e-GMAT posted a new topic called A brand new question from e-GMAT in the Sentence Correction forum
“Hi folks! Here’s a new SC question. Try your hand at applying the process to solve this one. We will post the complete solution after we see some of your responses. :-) Once considered the ninth planet in the solar system, Pluto was discovered in 1930, lost its planetary status in 2006, which ...”
June 12, 2014
e-GMAT posted a reply to USAGE OF ‘LIKE’ in the Sentence Correction forum
“Hi @AnjaliOberoi, Thanks for posting the correct answers. Glad you found the post useful. :-) Regards, Meghna”
June 12, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to COMMA+-ING Vs noun modifier in the Sentence Correction forum
“There IS one exception of which you should be aware, though. Namely, if comma + __ing follows only a noun, rather than a full sentence/clause, then it modifies only that noun. (It can''t do anything else!) E.g., Roberta, having just finished her first marathon, collapsed onto the floor. Here, ...”
June 12, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to COMMA+-ING Vs noun modifier in the Sentence Correction forum
“All of the examples you''ve cited follow the normal rule. • og12 #30: The modifier describes "were essential items". It''s the reason why they were essential items. • og13 #48: The modifier describes "is ... the largest lake on Earth". It substantiates that ...”
June 12, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to A Common Mistake or An idiom usage. in the Sentence Correction forum
“Not "basic"/"obvious" at all for native speakers, actually. In fact, native speakers--excepting only those with unusually deep ability and/or enthusiasm for the written word--have more trouble with the spoken language/written language distinction. After all, they''re the ones ...”
June 12, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to How do I install Question Pack 1 on Mac in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Thanks for sharing this with us! We have heard from a number of students about adding Mac instructions to GMATPrep, and are in the process of adding those. Thanks so much for the feedback! We appreciate the opportunity to improve our customer experience. Rebecca”
June 9, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to 460 in GMATPrep test 1, need some help!!! in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Namang.8888! I second Rich''s suggestion that you re-post your question to one of the main test prep forums. This forum is to ask questions to us, the makers of the GMAT exam, and unfortunately, we cannot advise you on specific study strategy. Your best resources are going to be other ...”
June 9, 2014
e-GMAT posted a new topic called USAGE OF ‘LIKE’ in the Sentence Correction forum
“‘Like’ is a comparison marker that often causes confusion in terms of its usage on the GMAT. Let’s understand how to use ‘like’ correctly. We’ll start with a few simple examples and then discuss some official questions. The correct usage of ‘like’ in a sentence ensures that the ...”
June 9, 2014
e-GMAT posted a reply to Africa's black rhino population in the mid-1970's numbered a in the Sentence Correction forum
“Hi abhasjha, Let’s first understand the usage of the phrase ‘that of’: • The fixed costs of nuclear plants are more than that of other types of power plants. (‘that’ refers to ‘the fixed costs’) • The income of Raj is more than that of Mike. (‘that’ refers ...”
June 9, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Helping verbs in different tenses in the Sentence Correction forum
“Yes. Correct conclusion, but incorrect analysis. "Did" is just referring to a tense of "see" again (as in the first example above).”
June 4, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Helping verbs in different tenses in the Sentence Correction forum
“"Helping verb changes tense" is incorrect. If that were the situation, the right-hand part would be "had" (and then you''d need additional context to justify the use of that tense, too). "Do"/"did"/etc. can stand for an action verb that originally appears ...”
June 4, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to A Common Mistake or An idiom usage. in the Sentence Correction forum
“In writing, neither of these would work. "Go out" is grammatically verboten. A verb can''t act as a noun. "To go out" would work in terms of pure mechanics, but the meaning isn''t right. "To ____", if used as a noun, should be a reference to the ...”
June 4, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to A Common Mistake or An idiom usage. in the Sentence Correction forum
“I received a private message about this thread. First and foremost... this: This is the biggest mistake here. You''re trying to evaluate spoken English by the standards of written English. You shouldn''t do that. Because... Spoken English and written English are DIFFERENT LANGUAGES. ...”
June 4, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to publishing problems from Offficial Guide in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Ilyana. Good luck on your GMAT prep blog! To answer your question, we ask GMAT prep companies and tutors not to republish our material. However, if you send an email to socialmedia@mba.com we can send you some resources that you can share with your readers. Good luck!”
June 2, 2014
e-GMAT posted a reply to More..Than (Preposition and Parallelism) Ambiguity in the Sentence Correction forum
“Hi raj44, Ellipsis can be used in a sentence to an extent where the intended meaning of the sentence is not changed. The sentence should not convey ambiguous meaning because of ellipsis. Let’s take a simple example to understand how ellipsis can result in ambiguity in meaning: • Tom ...”
May 27, 2014
e-GMAT posted a reply to kidnly explian the differece in between A and B. in the Sentence Correction forum
“Hi GaneshMalkar, Thank you for the post :) You have correctly identified that in option A ‘splitting’ is the present participle form while in option B it is a gerund. But I notice that you have stated that in choice A “splitting” is a verb. To ensure that you understand the ...”
May 27, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to ctrl + F | allowed in the test? in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi, Joseph! Because you cannot use a CTRL+F function in the exam, we do not have that function in our test prep software either. Good luck in your studies! Rebecca”
May 27, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to modifier issue expert in the Sentence Correction forum
“No. A modifier doesn''t make sense here, because you''re talking about two separate things: 1/ move into new housing 2/ apply part of the rent to a later purchase #2 is not, in any meaningful sense, a description of #1. They''re totally different things. So, this modifier doesn''t work—and ...”
May 27, 2014
e-GMAT posted a reply to Verbal Review # 72: Rates of Vs Rates for in the Sentence Correction forum
“Great job @Pramendrapandeya in explaining the usage of rate of and rate for. Just adding a couple of examples: As you said, ''rate'' can be used with two different prepositions and carries very different meanings. When rate is used with for, it means price charged. For example: Rate for ...”
May 24, 2014
e-GMAT posted a reply to Scientists have found new evidence in the Sentence Correction forum
“Hi @Saggii27, I would be happy to respond to your query, but I believe you may have posted the query in this thread that is actually meant for another question. Reason - I could not find any reference of explosion or radiation in this question. :( If you have a doubt in this question, please ...”
May 24, 2014
e-GMAT posted a reply to kidnly explian the differece in between A and B. in the Sentence Correction forum
“Hi @vietmoi999, You are not alone in "this confusion". More often than not, people do get confused between gerund and present participle. It is because they both have the same form – verb+ing. However, they do have a difference. GERUND: A gerund is formed by adding ‘ing’ to a ...”
May 24, 2014
e-GMAT posted a new topic called An e-GMAT Question - Chinese restaurants that offer free jas in the Critical Reasoning forum
“Hello Everyone, Here''s another CR question from e-GMAT in this week. Hope you enjoy and learn from it :) Chinese restaurants that offer free jasmine tea with meals do better business than similar Chinese restaurants that do not offer it for free. But since restaurants offering this free-tea ...”
May 23, 2014
e-GMAT posted a reply to An e-GMAT Question - Advisor: The government of city of Benz in the Critical Reasoning forum
“Hi, Good attempt! It seems you could shortlist your options to 2 (B and D) and ultimately chose B. I would suggest that you re-look at these two options. An assumption is a required statement for the argument to hold. Do you think the critique''s argument will not hold if option B were not ...”
May 22, 2014
e-GMAT posted a new topic called An e-GMAT Question - Advisor: The government of city of Benz in the Critical Reasoning forum
“Hello Everyone, Here''s a question from the e-GMAT bakery. I hope you enjoy solving it :) Advisor: The government of city of Benzaria should discontinue the requirement from all schools to provide video recordings of classroom sessions to the students. The costs implications to maintain such a ...”
May 21, 2014
e-GMAT posted a reply to Car Safety Requirement in the Critical Reasoning forum
“Hi Kamal, Even though you understand that option E is incorrect, I think the reason (why it is incorrect) is not very clear. The passage says that Average rate of accident per kilometer driven is higher in provinces with stringent regulations. As you can see, the passage is talking ...”
May 21, 2014
e-GMAT posted a reply to officials at the united states GPREP SC in the Sentence Correction forum
“The point that the author intends to convey is that this particular coin is going to act as an alternative for the four quarters in terms of the weight benefit it has on the weight of the quarters. The author does not intend to compare the monetary value of the new coin with that of the four ...”
May 20, 2014
e-GMAT posted a reply to Last week local shrimpers held in the Sentence Correction forum
“Hi Abhasjha, This is an an interesting question. I will present my reasoning from an alternate angle - the meaning approach Please consider the following portion of the sentence that choice B forms: …laws requiring turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets is protecting adult sea turtles. ...”
May 20, 2014
e-GMAT posted a reply to CR : Cotton - Ballworm question in the Critical Reasoning forum
“Hi Spetznaz, Here are my two cents. I''ll try to apply the 3-step e-GMAT approach, which consists of passage analysis, pre-thinking and lastly, option statement analysis. I hope it help! :) Passage Analysis Plantings of cotton bioengineered to produce its own insecticide against bollworms, ...”
May 20, 2014
e-GMAT posted a reply to In cities where sexually assaulted victims in the Critical Reasoning forum
“Hello, This question is more or less a replica of the below OG question: In countries where automobile insurance includes compensation for whiplash injuries sustained in automobile accidents, reports of having suffered such injuries are twice as frequent as they are in countries where whiplash ...”
May 20, 2014
e-GMAT posted a reply to officials at the united states GPREP SC in the Sentence Correction forum
“Hi @fenway4, The problem with focusing on idiomatic usage to analyze options is that our understanding of ‘typically’ correct idioms interferes with our understanding of the meaning that the option conveys. I would say that you need to be particularly careful about understanding the intended ...”
May 19, 2014
e-GMAT posted a reply to Astronomers have uncovered evidence in the Sentence Correction forum
“Hi @aditya8062, Logically, we can use ‘evidence of’, but it must fit the context. For example, here are some typical ways in which ‘evidence of’ and ‘evidence that’ are used: • Experts examining the power plant found no evidence of leaks. • The economy has shown evidence of ...”
May 19, 2014
e-GMAT posted a reply to Scientists have found new evidence in the Sentence Correction forum
“Hi @AnjaliOberoi, Thanks for posting this question. I’m happy to help with your doubt. :-) First, let’s do the error analysis for this sentence. Error Analysis There are no subject-verb, verb tense, modifier or pronoun errors in the sentence. However, this sentence has a ...”
May 19, 2014
e-GMAT posted a reply to GMAT PREP SC- 3 - Providing initial evidence that airports in the Sentence Correction forum
“Hi @abhasjha, Thanks for the message – I’m happy to respond to this one. :-) Let’s solve this question using the e-GMAT three-step process. Meaning Analysis • Providing initial evidence that airports are a larger source of pollution than they were once believed to be, Okay, ...”
May 16, 2014
e-GMAT posted a reply to Among them_GMat Prep in the Sentence Correction forum
“Hi @mukherjee, Thanks for posting this interesting question. :-) It appears that you would like to clarify why choice B (the choice that you marked) is incorrect and how choice D is correct. To address this confusion, we will apply the e-GMAT process and begin with Choice A and then will ...”
May 16, 2014
e-GMAT posted a reply to Magpie attacks in the Sentence Correction forum
“Hi @abhasha, Thanks for posting e-GMAT’s detailed explanation for this question over here. :-) @aditya8062: You are right that ‘reach’ should be ‘reached’ in option C. This is an official question from GMAT Prep. Do refer to e-GMAT’s solution for this question that @abhasha has ...”
May 16, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Reschedulling my GMAT exam in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi, Sushil. Sorry you are having this issue! Please take a screenshot of the error message you are seeing and email it to the Pearson Vue contact for your region. You can find the contact information here: http://www.mba.com/us/service/contact-us.aspx. You will not have to pay the fee if you were ...”
May 15, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to mba.com (exam reschedule option ) is down since 3 days ? in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Sushil. Please take a screenshot of the error message you are receiving and email it to the Pearson Vue contact for your region. You can find the contact information here: http://www.mba.com/us/service/contact-us.aspx. You will not have to pay the fee if you were unable to change your ...”
May 15, 2014
e-GMAT posted a reply to OG-25 in the Sentence Correction forum
“Before we get to the problem in options D and E, let’s look at the intended meaning of choice A. Remember we need to first thoroughly understand the original sentence so that we can properly gauge the other answer choices. Neuroscientists, having amassed a wealth of knowledge over the past ...”
May 15, 2014
e-GMAT posted a reply to Sound can travel through water for enormous distances, in the Sentence Correction forum
“Hello @divineacclivity, You post a very interesting question. I can understand why you thought that ‘by’ could mean ‘beside’ in this context, since that is one of the meanings of ‘by’. The friends gathered by the fireplace to chitchat. However, this meaning of “by” is not ...”
May 15, 2014
e-GMAT posted a reply to General sentence correction tips in the Sentence Correction forum
“Hello @dsaporu :-) We at e-GMAT believe that the meaning-based approach is the best way to go for GMAT SC. The e-GMAT process has three steps: Step 1: Meaning Analysis: Always read the original sentence carefully and understand the meaning. Grammar issues are secondary at this point. Keep in ...”
May 15, 2014
e-GMAT posted a reply to In the mid-1920’s the Hawthorne Works in the Sentence Correction forum
“Hi kisna_428, You pose an interesting question. Basically choice B,suggesting that the experiments themselves are investigating something, communicates correct meaning. Let’s take a similar example: The results were derived from studies analyzing the incomes of various age groups. ...”
May 13, 2014
e-GMAT posted a reply to Difficult 1 from GMAT in the Sentence Correction forum
“Hi there, Let’s follow the meaning-based approach and analyze the original sentence first. After we are sure about the meaning of the sentence, we will do the error analysis on the sentence. Meaning Analysis of the Original Sentence As the honeybee’s stinger is heavily barbed, staying where ...”
May 13, 2014
e-GMAT posted a reply to Goal_PowerPrep in the Sentence Correction forum
“Hi and thanks for posting this intriguing question! I like Anjali’s response to your query. It’s important to focus in this question on when to use ‘like’ and when to use ‘as’. I think both of you have a good handle on the rules for like/as. :-) However, I also think it’s pretty ...”
May 13, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to How do I install Question Pack 1 on Mac in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Thanks for the feedback! I shared it with our product team. Rebecca”
May 13, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to CR-OG - 203 - In Physics journals ..particle accelerators.. in the Critical Reasoning forum
“I suppose you meant D. The problem with D is that it doesn''t address the essence of the problem, which is the difference between this year and previous years. As stated, D is something that is true for accelerators in general—and that thus has always been true, both in previous years and ...”
May 10, 2014
e-GMAT posted a reply to Quora's productivity in the Critical Reasoning forum
“Hi Nandini, You are not correct. I think where you are going wrong is a confusion between necessary and sufficient condition. The passage says: Quore Inc. must increase productivity 10 percent over the course of the next two years or it will certainly go bankrupt. So, it lays down a ...”
May 9, 2014
e-GMAT posted a reply to CR in the Critical Reasoning forum
“The colored statement is wrong. You are given in option B that: (B) Since 1960 the teenage unemployment rate has risen even when the minimum wage remained constant. It does not mean that the cause of "increase in unemployment rate" is constant wages. It just means both have occurred ...”
May 9, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a new topic called Special Announcement from GMAC in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“GMAT® Test Takers now qualify for a 0.25% interest rate reduction on a new Discover® MBA Loan. Cover up to 100% of business school expenses. http://ow.ly/wyN4Y”
May 7, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to best practice paper and test series in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Aditya! If you have not already done so, I suggest you download GMATPrep, our free online study software. It comes with two free practice exams and uses the same scoring algorithm used in the GMAT exam: ...”
May 5, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Best practice tests for GMAT in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“It''s great to hear that you are preparing so thoroughly for the GMAT exam! If you have already used the free GMATPrep tests, you may want to consider purchasing the GMATPrep Exam Pack, which comes with two more practice tests: ...”
May 5, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to GMAT in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Sukham. It sounds like you are evaluating your last GMAT exam performance and looking for ways to improve your score. That''s great! That is the first step toward achieving your goal. To answer your question, yes, there is a big penalty for skipping questions, so make sure you are practicing ...”
April 28, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a new topic called New IR Prep Software from GMAC now Available! in the GMAT Integrated Reasoning forum
“Hello, everyone! I wanted to drop in on this forum and let you know that we have a new IR Prep tool. This tool comes with 48 IR practice questions with explanations. You can create your own custom practice sets, including difficulty level and question type, evaluate and track your progress, and ...”
April 24, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to GMAC “punished” me for pointing out a genuine fault in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Govind. We have responded to your inquiries. We investigated your claims and found there were no issues that affected your GMAT scores. Your case is considered closed. Good luck in your future studies. Rebecca”
April 24, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Test Center Nightmare in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, jayteeluu. While we make every effort to ensure that candidates receive a fair testing experience, you are correct-sometimes things can happen that are beyond our control. We work with our test centers after incidents to ensure any issues are resolved. If you feel you have had an unfair ...”
April 23, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to I get 'invalid payload' error while rescheduling GMAT exam in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Karan. You should have been contacted by someone from Pearson Vue about this. If you have not heard from them yet, please let me know and I will have someone follow up with you. Rebecca”
April 21, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to GMATPrep update 2014 question in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Thanks for the question! We do not have plans to release another GMATPrep product in 2014. Thanks for asking!”
April 17, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Kerosene Heater.. Experts Please Explain. in the Critical Reasoning forum
“Prithvi, The problem here is that you aren''t reading the words literally enough. Specifically—When you see the words "a negative effect on disposable income", you should read that as... "a negative effect on disposable income". I.e., any "negative effect", ...”
April 14, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to NEED EXPERT ADVISE in the Sentence Correction forum
“I received a private message about this thread. From the standpoint of carefully written, formal English—i.e., the type of English tested on the GMAT—"drug and alcohol abuse" is singular. It''s just "abuse", with adjectives in front of it. (If this construction appears ...”
April 14, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to GMAT didn't work - Application Deadlines Loom in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Sorry to hear this happened, Joe. We have contacted Pearson Vue on your behalf. Someone should contact you today to discuss the situation. Please let me know if you do not hear from someone. Rebecca”
April 11, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to gmat centre in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“You can use our Test Center Locator to find test centers near you: http://www.mba.com/the-gmat-exam/register.aspx?CID=D168F74E-2B6D-4C7F-84A5-DDF03A022A73&WT.mc_ID=80.0027#tab2 Thanks!”
April 10, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to down from 690 to 650 , what to do next ?? in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Your score report will include all GMAT score from the previous five years. If you re-take the exam and want an update score report sent to schools, you will need to re-select them at the time of your exam. I hope that helps! Rebecca”
April 9, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to down from 690 to 650 , what to do next ?? in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Vivek! I am sorry to hear you are not scoring as high on the GMAT exam as you would like. However, you are still scoring very well! You may be interested in our percentile ranking chart, which will show you how your GMAT score compares with other GMAT test-takers: ...”
April 9, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to What books to use? in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, JNR57! I am happy to help you with some of the Official GMAT products that may help you with your studies. In addition to the Official Guides, you may also want to try GMATPrep, our free online study software ...”
April 3, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to GMATPrep Question Correction in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“We have flagged that question and it will be corrected in our next software release. Thank you for sharing that with us. Rebecca”
April 1, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to GMATPrep Exam Pack in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Thank you, Kevin. I will pass that along to our product team. Please do try taking the exams yourself, and send us any screenshots of repeat questions. I appreciate you letting us know. Rebecca”
March 31, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Best prep course for VERBAL in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Naveen. It sounds as if you are taking all the right steps to prepare for the GMAT exam! That is great. Please note that this forum thread is for asking questions to GMAC, the makers of the GMAT exam. Unfortunately, we cannot recommend specific prep courses. You may want to try the Official ...”
March 31, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to GMATPrep Exam Pack in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Kevin. Your student should be able to take both exams without seeing repeat questions. However, if he is taking these exams more than one time each, he will see repeat questions. Thank you!”
March 28, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to mba.com (exam reschedule option ) is down since 3 days ? in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Sorry you experienced this issue, Trudy. Please take a screenshot of the error you received and email the Pearson Vue contact for your region. You can find the contact information here: http://www.mba.com/us/service/contact-us.aspx. You will not have to pay the fee if you were unable to change your ...”
March 18, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to GMAT in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Your score report will include all GMAT scores from the previous five years. If you retake the exam, you would need to send a new score report to schools. If you choose the schools at the time of your exam, the score report will be sent to them for free. If you wait until after the exam to send the ...”
March 10, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Christopher Columbus in the Sentence Correction forum
“By the way— The stuff I explained in the immediately preceding post ("that xxxx" as a noun) is one of the most common "fake idioms" that I''ve seen. By "fake idiom" I mean that the entire internet thinks it''s an idiom, but it''s actually not. For instance, upon ...”
March 7, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Christopher Columbus in the Sentence Correction forum
“In that structure, the clauses starting with "that" are not modifiers at all. They play the role of nouns. There''s probably some fancy grammar term for that; I don''t know. In any case, nouns don''t refer to anything, so neither do these modifiers. Here are some examples—first ...”
March 7, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to GMAT in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Sukham. I am sorry you did not perform as well as you wanted to on the GMAT exam. While we do make every effort to ensure your exam is fair, and all GMAT questions are accurate, we do allow students to challenge test questions that they feel are flawed. You can learn more about the process ...”
March 7, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Experimental questions on RC ? in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Solomon. The statement on the non-scoring questions is true and refers to the verbal section. Reading Comprehension is not a section, it is a question type that is part of the verbal reasoning section. I hope that clarifies. Rebecca”
March 6, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to I get 'invalid payload' error while rescheduling GMAT exam in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Shocky. Sorry to hear you are having this experience. Please send an email to socialmedia@mba.com and we will make sure someone gets in touch with you and resolves the issue. Rebecca”
March 4, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Christopher Columbus in the Sentence Correction forum
“The official problems have tested "x and y" as a singular noun before, but never without proof. E.g., OG13 #85, in which "owning and living..." is a singular noun. * It''s actually essential to recognize that "owning and living" is singular. If you assume by ...”
March 3, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to GMAT Retake Prep - What next? in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Spatel. It sounds like you have done a lot of preparation, and have pinpointed your areas of improvement. That is great news! You may want to try posting this in one of the main forum threads. This thread is to pose questions to the makers of the GMAT exam and we cannot provide you with ...”
February 19, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to GMAC “punished” me for pointing out a genuine fault in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Govind. We have already investigated your claims, and have found that there were no issues affecting your GMAT scores. We have communicated this to you. Your GMAT scores are final and no further investigation is warranted. We wish you the best of luck in your studies.”
February 19, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Executive MBA from IIM/IIT in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Tushar14. This thread is to ask questions to GMAC, the makers of the GMAT exam. We cannot provide advice on admissions to specific business school programs. I suggest you repost this to one of the main admissions threads, where others can share their advice and experiences. Good luck! ...”
February 18, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Executive MBA from IIM's in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Tushar14! You may want to repost this question in one of the main forum threads. This thread is to ask questions to GMAC, the makers of the GMAT exam. Unfortuantely, we cannot provide adivce regarding admissions to specifc MBA programs. We wish you the best of luck on your MBA journey! ...”
February 14, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to FIrst time! in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Schitij. It looks like you have given yourself plenty of time to prepare, and have a target goal in mind. That is great news! In fact, in a recent survey of GMAT test-takers, we found that those who spent more time studying tended to do better on the exam: ...”
February 10, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to improving GMAT score from 590 to 720 in 1 month in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Puneetiet! I am sorry you are not achieving your optimal score! You should know that there is no one study strategy that works for everybody, or that can guarantee you a specific score. However, it sounds as if you have pinpointed your weakness (Verbal), which is very helpful in crafting a ...”
February 10, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to improving GMAT score from 590 to 720 in 1 month in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Puneetiet! I am sorry you are not achieving your optimal score! You should know that there is no one study strategy that works for everybody, or that can guarantee you a specific score. However, it sounds as if you have pinpointed your weakness (Verbal), which is very helpful in crafting a ...”
February 10, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to optimum mock GMAT score in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Praveen. It is great that you are preparing for the GMAT exam, including taking plenty of practice exams. To answer your question, you should take the exam when you feel comfortable with your scoring in the practice exam. The GMAT practice exams available in GMATPrep use the same scoring ...”
February 10, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Did not get my unofficial score report in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“You can contact the customer service number for your region, and they will be able to give you your unofficial score report. You can find the contact information at mba.com/contact. Rebecca”
February 3, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Question regarding GMAT study materials in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Hello, batman08! It looks like you have got a really good study plan in place! I wanted to answer your question about overlap in the prep products you mentioned. There is no overlap in questions for the OG 13, GMATPrep Exam Pack 1 and GMAT Prep Question Pack 1. Good luck in your studies! ...”
January 29, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Should I retake the GMAT? in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello afrothundrz92. First, congratulations on your GMAT score. Your score puts you in the 80th percentile, which is very good: http://www.mba.com/us/the-gmat-blog-hub/the-official-gmat-blog/2012/dec/behind-the-scenes-repeat-testing.aspx As for your question about retaking, you might be ...”
January 22, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Score Report - MultipleScores - What does the AdCom see?? in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi, Chris. Updated score reports are not automatically sent to schools, so if you want a school that has already received a score report to receive an updated report, you would need to resend it. I hope that answers your question.”
January 22, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to GMAT in 6 weeks... in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Ben! It is great that you are so motivated to prepare for the GMAT exam! If you have not already done so, I recommend you download GMATPrep, our free online study software. It comes with two free practice exams and uses the same scoring algorithm used in the exam. You can download it here: ...”
January 16, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to scored 420 once. need 650 still don't know where to begin:( in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Sorry about that! You can find the blog at this link: http://www.mba.com/us/the-gmat-blog-hub/the-official-gmat-blog/2013/sep/study-smart-for-your-best-gmat.aspx Rebecca”
January 16, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Consecutiveness of n in the Data Sufficiency forum
“^^ That approach works. If all those subscripts are on the intimidating side, you can also just plug in a bunch of different lists and see what happens with the statements. (If you use modestly sized lists with small-ish numbers, it should be no problem to plug in several cases to investigate ...”
January 14, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Consecutiveness of n in the Data Sufficiency forum
“^^ It appears here that you''re starting with a set of consecutive integers, and trying to prove statement 1. That''s not the way it works, although you''ll get lucky with the answer here. If you want to take an approach like this one, then you must also prove that starting with any other set ...”
January 12, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Out of touch with academics, how to start the prep ? in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Rattan.ds. It is great to hear you are thinking ahead to the GMAT exam. It sounds as if you have a lot of great experience and are ready for business school. Although there is no one study strategy that can guarantee you a specific score, we have done some surveys of GMAT test-takers and have ...”
January 8, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to scored 420 once. need 650 still don't know where to begin:( in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hello, Ozlemmetje. I am sorry to hear you are not scoring where you want to. While there is no one study strategy that can guarantee you a specific score, we have done some research on GMAT test-takers and their study habits: ...”
January 6, 2014
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to [SOS] error about rescheduling the appoiment in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Dear miulin, Your inquiry has been escalated to a GMAT Program coordinator. Someone will be in touch with you to gather more information.”
January 2, 2014
lunarpower posted a reply to Food and drinks for test day in the GMAT Strategy forum
“I know this comment isn''t entirely serious, but, a serious response nonetheless: If you eat a low-carbohydrate, sugar-free diet for 3-4 weeks (or a ketogenic diet for 2 weeks), you should stop feeling those cravings after sticking to the plan for that much time. You''ll get to a point where you ...”
December 28, 2013
lunarpower posted a reply to Food and drinks for test day in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Well, the best answer is "Experiment and find out what works for you." For most people, though, this wouldn''t be a good idea. First, as you pointed out yourself, the goal is to fuel 75 minutes of relatively low-energy output. (It''s not low-energy for the brain, but, relative to what ...”
December 28, 2013
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to About Gmat exam Reschedule in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi nick_singh, I''m sorry to hear about your lost passport. If you choose to reschedule your current appointment, be sure to reschedule far enough in advance so that you will have your new passport. This will avoid additional reschedule fees. You may also choose to cancel your current ...”
December 24, 2013
lunarpower posted a reply to The yield per acre of coffee berries varies in the Sentence Correction forum
“If you could make "double-check glasses", you certainly wouldn''t need an MBA to make it big with that.”
December 20, 2013
lunarpower posted a reply to Food and drinks for test day in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Clif Bars -- no. A Clif Bar has less protein than a corresponding amount of white bread. It also gets something like 40% of its calories from pure sugar. Just say no. Clif Bars are for sustained muscular energy -- of the "I just hiked uphill for 2 hours and I have no glycogen left in my ...”
December 20, 2013
lunarpower posted a reply to Food and drinks for test day in the GMAT Strategy forum
“So, what should you eat? To avoid having this post get interminably long -- and because I''m not going to be available for the next week or so to respond to posts -- I''m just going to split this into 2 possibilities. IF YOU HAVE A BACKGROUND OF LOW CARB DIETING: (not necessarily a hugely ...”
December 20, 2013
lunarpower posted a reply to Food and drinks for test day in the GMAT Strategy forum
“As for beverages themselves, Red Bull is pretty weak sauce, with only about 80 mg of caffeine in a can (about the same as you''d get in a 20-ounce bottle of Mountain Dew). It has about the same amount of caffeine per ounce as other "energy drinks", but the ridiculously small can means not ...”
December 20, 2013
lunarpower posted a reply to Food and drinks for test day in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Well, there''s not really going to be a simple answer to this one. Will have to post in multiple segments, as I''m on a tablet. Caffeine: Different people have VASTLY differing levels of (a) sensitivity and (b) tolerance to caffeine. You probably have at least a vague sense of how caffeine ...”
December 20, 2013
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to A Little help needed in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi shikha015, If you haven''t already done so, download the free GMATPrep software from mba.com: http://www.mba.com/global/store/store-catalog/gmat-preparation/free-gmatprep-software.aspx Otherwise, I think you should repost your question to the main forum, so other test takers can advise you ...”
December 16, 2013
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to GMATPrep Exam Pack 1 now on sale! in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi ayousefi, I responded to your message on the other forum you posted it on: The GMATPrep software is compatible with operating system Mac OS X v10.6; v10.7; v10.8; or v10.9 Please also ensure you have downloaded the latest version of the free software: ...”
December 11, 2013
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to MBA.COM under maintenance? in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi NK and Sujatha, Can you both please provide your GMAT IDs or email addresses, browser you used, and country you are in? Please email this information to socialmedia@mba.com rather than providing it on the forum. Thanks, Tina”
December 10, 2013
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to MBA.COM under maintenance? in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Dear NK and Sujatha, My apologies for the inconvenience caused. The site has recently gone through maintenance, but we believe this problem is coming from Pearson Vue''s server. You are doing the right thing by contacting them, but I will also let the team at GMAC know about this issue and should ...”
December 10, 2013
lunarpower posted a reply to The yield per acre of coffee berries varies in the Sentence Correction forum
“I received a private message about this thread. Sahil -- I can''t tell what issues you are having with the problem. Please ask specific questions -- What do you already understand? What don''t you understand? Which specific constructions / aspects of the sentence do you have questions about? ...”
December 8, 2013
lunarpower posted a reply to MGMAT DS in the Data Sufficiency forum
“The statement says "If any single value in the list is increased by 1..." That means the statement has to be true regardless of which value you increase by 1. In your list (2, 5, 9, 11, 11), the statement works if you increase the 2, the 5, or the 9 by one, but not if you increase one ...”
December 7, 2013
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to GMAT prep Test 1 (Re-take) funny score in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi nimitashirsekar, Thanks for your email.I can see why you would be concerned, but we can confirm that the GMATPrep scoring algorithm is accurate. We have had this question before and confirmed that like the GMAT® exam, an individual’s GMATPrep exam score is determined by the number of ...”
December 6, 2013
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Rescheduling my GMAT Test in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi lcs123, I believe you also emailed the OfficialGMAT GMAT Facebook page? The customer care team are now dealing with your query and should be in touch with you shortly, if they haven''t already. Many thanks, Tina”
December 6, 2013
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Retake or not. Help in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi Avinash, Rich is right, your school choice will come down to your own personal preferences and goals. Once you have decided what most matters to you and your education, try and put together a shortlist of your top choices. You can then do a deep dive into these schools by attending an event ...”
December 2, 2013
lunarpower posted a reply to Need help badly :( in the GMAT Verbal & Essays forum
“Time management is hard for some people, but it''s not complicated. Everything you need to know about time management is in this post: http://www.beatthegmat.com/gmat-660-q51-v28-help-needed-with-verbal-t270109.html#696548”
November 30, 2013
lunarpower posted a reply to Need help badly :( in the GMAT Verbal & Essays forum
“I received a private message about this thread. First, you''re using way too many materials. You shouldn''t really need anything except the OG, GMAT Prep, and perhaps a few of our practice tests. This is true especially for the verbal section, since most third-party verbal materials are of poor ...”
November 30, 2013
lunarpower posted a reply to Modifiers: Noun vs verb, How to identify? in the Sentence Correction forum
“It''s in the correct answer. Don''t forget -- If something is in the correct answer, you can always figure out how it works, just by using the intended meaning. Here, in context it''s clear that "with its xxxxx" is intended to refers to the compound insect eye. Because that modifier ...”
November 28, 2013
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Retake or not. Help in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi jb_avinash, As mentioned below, 710 is a great score and there is really no sense in retaking the exam. It''s great that you want to improve your score, but you could spend the time focusing on the other elements of your application. All the best with your plans! Tina”
November 27, 2013
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Will I get a reattempt? in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi keshavsarda, Apologies for inconvenience caused. Did you email customercare@gmac.com? If not, please send your email to the address mentioned so they can escalate the issue for you. Many thanks, Tina”
November 26, 2013
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Test Center Nightmare in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Dear lfonseca, I would like to apologize for your experience at the test center in Daker. This is not acceptable. I have sent your message to our Channel Manager, who will look into this query for you straight away. Please accept our apologies once again and you should hear from us soon. ...”
November 26, 2013
lunarpower posted a reply to Geometry-triangles in the Data Sufficiency forum
“I received a private message about this thread. I can see the problem, but, for some reason, your comments are entirely blacked out -- I can''t see what you wrote at all. (I''m using a tablet, so perhaps that''s the problem.) If you still have questions, can you post them so that I can see ...”
November 25, 2013
lunarpower posted a reply to Modifiers: Noun vs verb, How to identify? in the Sentence Correction forum
“I received a private message regarding this thread. I''m not clear on what the bold part means. If it means "I think that trying to understand the meaning is a waste of time", then ... well, that outlook needs to change right now. If it means "I need to understand the ...”
November 25, 2013
lunarpower posted a reply to HELP. Third time taking the exam in the GMAT Strategy forum
“There are some schools that will combine your best quant and verbal performances from different tests. I believe Tuck (Dartmouth) is one such school, although I am not 100% sure. Worth checking out.”
November 24, 2013
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Date Typo - Worried! in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi faraz_jeddah, Yes, we checked our records and your exam dates shows as 17th Novemeber. Let me know if you have any problems. Thanks, Tina”
November 20, 2013
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Date Typo - Worried! in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi faraz_jeddah, Our records show that your test date was November 17. Please use 17 November as this is the date that will show on your Official score report. Many thanks, Tina”
November 18, 2013
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Name not in test taker list at center in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi saptarshisamanta, My colleague has been in touch with Pearson Vue and you should receive an email from them today. Please feel free to reach out to me or to my colleagues at GMAC if you need anything else in relation to this appointment. My apologies again. Tina”
November 18, 2013
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to GMATPrep Question Correction in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi kevincanspain, Thanks for the message. Can you please clarify which product you saw the question in (i.e. free software, Question Pack 1 or Exam Pack 1)? Also, please send us the item number assigned to the question, which can be found in the upper left corner of the practice screen. Once ...”
November 18, 2013
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Date Typo - Worried! in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Hi faraz_jeddah, I just spoke to my colleagues about this and can verify this for you if you send us the email address you used when registering for the exam and your GMAT ID. Please either send this information to me via a private message or email it to socialmedia@gmac.com Thanks, Tina”
November 18, 2013
OfficialGMAT posted a reply to Name not in test taker list at center in the Ask the Test Maker forum
“Dear saptarshisamanta, I would like to apologize for the inconvenience caused to you over the past few weeks. I have sent your message to my colleagues in the customer care team so that they can follow up personally to see what the issue is with the test center. In order to do so, can you ...”
November 18, 2013