The 5 Best GMAT Questions of the Day

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We all have daily routines. What if answering a GMAT question every day became as natural as reading the news or brushing your teeth?

Answering a daily GMAT question is a quick and easy way to prep for the GMAT. Even if you don’t have time for hours of intensive studying, you can feel confident that you’ve taken a small step toward your GMAT goals every day.

This guide will share the best resources for GMAT Questions of the Day (QOTD). To start, let’s define exactly what a GMAT Question of the Day is. Continue reading “The 5 Best GMAT Questions of the Day”

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Ask a Wharton MBA: Admissions and GMAT FAQ [Video]

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The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania is well-known as one of the top business schools in the United States. But why do real MBA candidates choose Wharton? What exactly does it take to get in? And how important is the GMAT in the admissions process?

In “Ask a Wharton MBA: Admissions and GMAT FAQ”, we sit down with Laura Leszcynski, a Wharton MBA and Director of GMAT here at PrepScholar. She answers our questions about Wharton MBA admissions and responds to some GMAT FAQ, including:

  1. Why Wharton?
  2. How important was your GMAT score as part of your Wharton MBA admissions application?
  3. How did you study for the GMAT?
  4. Did you do anything to study for the GMAT that you wouldn’t recommend to students currently preparing for the test?
  5. How long does it take to study for the GMAT? How early should students take the GMAT?
  6. What is your biggest piece of advice for students beginning the Wharton MBA admissions process or applying another business school?

Watch the video to hear her answers!

If you like the “Ask a ______ MBA: Admissions and GMAT FAQ” focus of this video, please let us know by liking or commenting on the video — if enough people are interested, we’ll turn it into a series where we interview MBAs from other top business schools!

To stay updated on our latest GMAT videos, you can subscribe to our new PrepScholar GMAT YouTube channel — we’ll have three new free videos every month.

Happy studies!

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How to Prepare for the GMAT: 23 Expert Study Tips


No one ever said the GMAT was easy. In fact, it’s considered so tricky (and so important) that most would-be MBAs spend two to three months preparing for it. The majority of students spend over 50 hours studying, and the highest scorers average 121 hours of study time! What exactly are they doing all this time to get ready?

This guide will walk you through exactly how to prepare for the GMAT, with 23 essential steps that will take you from registering for the exam to drilling practice questions to sitting down at the computer on test day. Continue reading “How to Prepare for the GMAT: 23 Expert Study Tips”

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Learn the 9 Most Important Tips for a 700+ GMAT Score [Video]


A lot of GMAT test takers aim for a 700+ GMAT score. A good GMAT score can open doors to top schools, yield standout applications, and provide opportunities for merit scholarships.

However, according to data from the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), the makers of the GMAT, only 12% of GMAT test takers score a 700 or above. So how can you get a high GMAT score?

In our first ever PrepScholar GMAT video, we walk through the top nine tips for how to get a 700+ on the GMAT. We’ll cover both general GMAT strategy and more specific GMAT tips and tricks for a 700+ GMAT score. For instance, Tip #6 explains

  1. why some test takers score worse on their exam than on their practice tests
  2. how you can avoid doing the same by preparing for test day, not just test content. 

We’ll also go into detail about the best way to study for GMAT concepts and the best way to prepare for GMAT-specific features. Additionally, I’ll explain what makes the best GMAT study materials for a 700+ GMAT score. Watch the video to learn more!



We’ll be making three new videos each month to help you prepare for the GMAT. Like the blog, the videos are FREE and intended to help supplement your GMAT prep. You can subscribe to our new PrepScholar GMAT YouTube channel to stay updated on our latest video resources! We’ll also post here on the blog for each new video.

Happy studies, and good luck cracking 700!

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The 12 Best Free GMAT Practice Tests

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Taking timed practice tests is an integral part of preparing for the GMAT. Fortunately, there’s a lot of free material online that will give you the full test-taking experience.

This guide features the top 12 resources for free GMAT practice tests, along with a full review of each test’s strengths and weaknesses. Plus, you’ll find some tips on how to use GMAT practice tests in the most effective way possible.

Before getting to the free GMAT practice tests, let’s consider what you should look for in a practice test. Continue reading “The 12 Best Free GMAT Practice Tests”

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Expert Guide: How Hard Is the GMAT?


Is the GMAT hard? That’s a common question MBA hopefuls have, and one that’s not easy to answer. In this article, I’ll go over the bad news and the good news about the difficulties of the GMAT, who might have the most difficulty in certain areas, and how to overcome any possible challenges of the exam. Continue reading “Expert Guide: How Hard Is the GMAT?”

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How to Study for the GMAT in 3 Months: 5 Key Prep Tips


Wondering how to study for the GMAT in 3 months? If you’re ready to start studying for the GMAT, you might not know how to schedule your prep. It can seem overwhelming to decide how many hours you need to study, what you should do in each study session, and how many months you should plan to prepare.

In this article, I’ll go over the reasons you might choose to take three months to study for the GMAT and the top study tips for getting ready for the exam in 90 days. You’ll also get two full sample 3 month GMAT study plans: one for 100 hours of prep and one for 200 hours.

Continue reading “How to Study for the GMAT in 3 Months: 5 Key Prep Tips”

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Expert Review: GMAT for Dummies

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There are so many GMAT prep resources out there that it’s hard to pick the best ones. What’s more, even a well-written GMAT prep resource may not be right for your specific needs.

In this article, I’ll walk you through what to look for in GMAT prep materials and give you an in-depth review of GMAT for Dummies 6th Edition, including its biggest pros and cons, who should use it, and how to best incorporate it into your overall GMAT prep. Continue reading “Expert Review: GMAT for Dummies”

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How to Pick the Best GMAT Prep Method for You


How are you planning to prepare for the GMAT? The answer might seem obvious (study!), but there are actually several different ways you can get ready to take the exam.

When you’re trying to decide on what the best GMAT prep method is for you, you’ll need to take your unique strengths, weaknesses, and study style into account, as well as your budget and time limits. In this article, I’ll help you decide how you can best prepare for the GMAT in the way that works for you. I’ll also go over what you should look for when you’re considering different GMAT prep methods.

Continue reading “How to Pick the Best GMAT Prep Method for You”

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The 8 Best Free GMAT Prep Resources (and 3 Cheap Ones)


Need to prepare for the GMAT on a budget? Look no further.

In this article, I’ve collected the eight best free GMAT prep resources available, as well as three great inexpensive practice materials if you have a bit of cash to spend. GMAT practice materials can get expensive fast, but with these resources, you won’t break the bank prepping for the exam. Continue reading “The 8 Best Free GMAT Prep Resources (and 3 Cheap Ones)”

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