2017 GMAT Test Dates

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Before stepping into the hallowed halls of business school, you must take the Graduate Management Admission Test, popularly known as the GMAT. Given that you can take the GMAT almost any day of the year, what day should you take this important exam?

This guide will go over everything you need to know about GMAT test dates in 2017, as well as give you some tips for strategically choosing your best test date. First, when is the GMAT administered in 2017? Continue reading “2017 GMAT Test Dates”

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2016 GMAT Test Dates

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Timing is everything, and nowhere is this adage more true than when it comes to taking the GMAT. Choosing the right date and time to take the GMAT can make a big difference in how well you do. Plus, you need to make sure you meet application deadlines for business school.

To help you figure out when to take the GMAT, this guide will go over everything you need to know about GMAT test dates in 2016. If you’re looking to take the test in 2017, then check out this companion guide instead.

If you’re in the right spot, then read on to learn all about GMAT test dates 2016. Continue reading “2016 GMAT Test Dates”

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Expert Guide: How Hard Is the GMAT?

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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 Does GMAT Scoring Work?

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If we had to define our relationship with GMAT scoring on Facebook, we’d have to go with, “It’s complicated.” Everyone’s test looks a little different, and the GMAT uses adaptive testing and equating to assign comparable scores across various versions of the test. So how is the GMAT scored, exactly?

This guide will tell you everything you need to know about GMAT scoring. To start, let’s go over the score ranges for section and total scores. Continue reading “How Does GMAT Scoring Work?”

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GMAT Format: What to Expect On The Test

The GMAT format can seem like a puzzle. We're here to break it down for you.

Do you want to know what’s on the GMAT? Do you have a general idea of the sections, but want to get a better idea of what to expect on test day? Are you confused about this whole ‘adaptive testing’ thing?

In this article, I’ll go over the GMAT structure and timing, the fundamentals of CAT (computerized adaptive testing),  and a breakdown of the question types in each section of the test. Finally, I’ll discuss what the GMAT format means for you and offer tips on how to prepare for exam day. Continue reading “GMAT Format: What to Expect On The Test”

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How to Register for the GMAT: Complete 8-Step Guide

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Over 247,000 students around the world take the GMAT every year as they prepare to apply to business school. If you’re planning to be one of those students, how do you register for this important test?

This guide will lead you through the full GMAT registration process, step by step, so you don’t make any mistakes for this important test. Continue reading “How to Register for the GMAT: Complete 8-Step Guide”

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What Does GMAT Stand For? The Fascinating History

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YOLO, IMO, tl;dr — these acronyms have nothing on GMAT, which has been in use for over 40 years. You may have heard this acronym for the business school test, but what does GMAT stand for? How did the exam start and how has it changed over the past half century?

This guide will you in on everything GMAT. If you ever find yourself at a GMAT-themed trivia night, you’ll be the star of the show. Continue reading “What Does GMAT Stand For? The Fascinating History”

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GMAT Eligibility: 3 Key Factors

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Who is eligible to take the GMAT? It’s one of the most common questions asked by students hoping to complete this step on the way to their MBA.

In this article, I’ll break down the three main GMAT eligibility criteria for anyone looking to register, as well as factors that can make you ineligible to take the test now or in the future. We’ll also briefly cover the other eligibility criteria set by most business schools when they evaluate potential students. Continue reading “GMAT Eligibility: 3 Key Factors”

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9 Tips for Making It Through the Full GMAT Length

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While you might spend months preparing for and obsessing over the GMAT, how much time will you actually spend taking it? This guide will discuss total GMAT length, as well as how much time you can expect to spend in the testing center.

We’ll also take a look at how many minutes you have per question, a key piece of intel since you’ll be responsible for getting to all of the questions in each section. Read on to learn everything you need to know about GMAT time, plus some tips on how to prep for this long exam. Continue reading “9 Tips for Making It Through the Full GMAT Length”

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Expert Guide to GMAT Percentiles & What Your Score Means

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Just as getting into business school is competitive, so is excelling on the GMAT. Not only will you get section and total scores, but you’ll also see percentiles that compare your performance to that of everyone else. With average total and math scores on the rise, percentile rankings are more competitive than ever.

This guide will tell you everything you need to know to understand GMAT percentiles, along with some guidelines for what percentiles you need to get into various business schools.

Let’s start with the basics. What exactly are GMAT score percentiles? Continue reading “Expert Guide to GMAT Percentiles & What Your Score Means”

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