Understanding your GMAT score can be complicated. There are a ton of different sections and very little info about how they affect your final score — GMAC just throws out a bunch of buzzwords like “adaptive” and “algorithm” without actually explaining them. But don’t worry! If you’re confused about the effect of your Verbal score on your total score or how many questions you need to get right for and 80th percentile Quant score, you’ve come to the right place.
In this complete GMAT score breakdown, I’ll explain how to calculate a GMAT score and how the GMAT’s adaptive functions affect your GMAT score. Next, I’ll provide a GMAT score calculator that allows you to better predict your GMAT total score and percentile ranking. Finally, I’ll explain how your GMAT score affects your chances of getting into the MBA programs of your choice.
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Big news for GMAT test-takers! The Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) has announced two changes that will impact test-takers starting in 2017. Most importantly, you’ll be able to select the order of the GMAT sections. In addition, the test center profile you see immediately after the exam will be removed.
In this article, I’ll go over how the new option to select GMAT section order works and how you can use it your advantage. Continue reading “How to Select the Best GMAT Section Order for You”
Studying for and planning to take the GMAT can be a confusing process. No wonder you have questions!
We’ll answer all the key GMAT FAQs right here, covering a wide range of issues such as logistics; content, planning, and preparation; format and delivery; scores; and business school admissions. Continue reading “GMAT FAQ: 22 of Your Biggest Questions, Answered”
If you’ve started to think about preparing for the GMAT, you’re probably also wondering about the GMAT requirements at the MBA programs of your choice. You may be wondering what score you need, or even whether you need to take the GMAT at all.
In this guide, I’ll talk all about the GMAT score requirements for MBA programs. First, I’ll talk about the GMAT scores you need to get into business school. Next, I’ll talk about whether or not there are hard cutoffs or explicit requirements for MBA programs. Then, I’ll discuss how you can find the GMAT requirements for your specific MBA program. And finally, I’ll talk about whether or not there’s any way to get around taking the GMAT as part of your MBA application.
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Maybe you’re getting ready to apply to business school, or just starting to think about what you’ll do after finishing up your undergraduate. Maybe you’re considering a career change or deciding whether or not you should go back to school for another degree. Maybe you just really like taking standardized tests. If you’re in one of these situations, you’ve probably considered taking the GMAT or another grad exam.
But why take the GMAT? What are the main GMAT uses? How is taking the GMAT different than taking the GRE or the LSAT? In this guide, I’ll explain the main uses of GMAT scores and help you decide whether or not taking the GMAT makes sense for your education and career goals.
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If you’re applying to business school, you’re probably going to have to take the GMAT, or the Graduate Management Admissions Test. Preparing for the GMAT requires a lot of time and effort, but you can’t create a successful study plan without knowing exactly what topics it tests you on.
So if you’re just beginning your GMAT prep, you’re probably wondering: what are the major GMAT subjects? What skills does the GMAT test, and what’s the basic format of the exam? What kinds of questions will I see? What topics should I be studying, and do I have to memorize anything? In short: what is on the GMAT?
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You probably know that the MBA has something to do with business school. But what does this acronym actually stand for? Beyond the acronym, what does the degree mean, and how has its reputation changed over the years?
This guide will answer all of these questions to give you a solid grounding in the MBA degree. Plus, you’ll learn about all of the other options for Master’s degrees in business.
Let’s kick things off with the million dollar question, what does MBA stand for? Continue reading “What Does MBA Stand For? Full Explanation of MBA Meaning”
To truly understand the GMAT, you need to break it into pieces. There are four sections in the exam, each with its own challenges and demands.
There are some shared themes throughout the GMAT sections, but each stands on its own and requires unique preparation. This guide will go over the four GMAT sections in full so you know exactly what to expect from each one and how to get ready for exam day.
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What’s the highest GMAT score possible, and how can you get it? How common is the GMAT max score? Do you need it to gain admission to your MBA program of choice?
In this article, I’ll go over the highest score in each GMAT section, tips on how to get it yourself, and how a perfect GMAT score can help you get into business school. Continue reading “What Is the Highest GMAT Score? Can You Get a Max Score?”
What’s the lowest GMAT score possible, and how many test-takers get it? Will a low GMAT score ruin your chances of MBA admission? In this article, I’ll go over the lowest GMAT score you can get on the exam, how common it is, and the minimum GMAT score you’ll need to get into your MBA program of choice. Continue reading “What Is the Lowest GMAT Score for MBA Admissions?”