GMAT Test Format
GMAT is a standardized test which means it tests your academic potential, not your knowledge of specific subjects. The GMAT test consists of four separately timed sections. Starting of the test is with one 30-minute Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) question that requires you to type using the computer keyboard. The writing section is followed by two multiple-choice sections: the Quantitative and Verbal sections of the test. Then, there is Integrated Reasoning section of 30 minutes.
What Changes are Included in 2018 GMAT
From April 16, 2018, the GMAT exam is shortened by 30 minutes to a 3.5-hour exam, including the breaks and test instructions. This includes a 23-minute reduction in the exam sections, as well as additional time and content reduction across several non-exam screens at the test center for tutorial and section Instructions.
GMAT Multi Source Reasoning
Multi-Source Reasoning questions begin with two or three sources of information, each labeled with a tab, which appear on the left side of a split computer screen. One or more of the sources will contain a written passage. The other sources may be tables, graphs, diagrams, or other types of visual information. Only one source of information will be displayed at a time. To view a different source, select its tab from those that appear above the source currently displayed.
GMAT Graphics Interpretation
Graphics Interpretation questions present a graph, diagram, or other visual representation of information, followed by one or more statements containing a total of two blanks. The blanks should be filled in with the option from each drop-down menu in order to create the most accurate statement or statements on the basis of the information provided.
GMAT Table Analysis
Table Analysis questions present a table similar to a spreadsheet. It can be sorted on any of its columns by selecting the column’s title from a drop-down menu. There may be a brief text explaining the table or providing additional information. The question then presents three phrases, statements, numerical values, or algebraic expressions, and you must indicate for each one whether or not it meets a certain condition.
GMAT Two Part Analysis
Two-Part Analysis questions present a brief written scenario or problem and ask you to make two choices related to that information. These choices are connected to each other in some way; for example, they might be two steps involved in solving a problem or two components required to successfully complete a task.
Integrated Reasoning Question Types
The integrated reasoning is relatively new section on the GMAT (introduced from 5th June, 2012). One of the essays is replaced by the integrated reasoning section. As the name suggests, it involves some type of reasoning to answer the question. It includes analysis of some data which will be given in the question.
Strategy For Retaking GMAT
It is very common for management candidates to retake the GMAT. You may feel test-day anxiety or you may have not prepared as thoroughly as you should have. Whatever be the reason, there is mostly feeling of giving GMAT exam again after you have attempted it. So if you are planning to take GMAT or confused in the first place, read on further to know how to decide whether to retake GMAT or not and what you should be your strategy.
GMAT Preparation Tips: Test Taking Strategies
GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is a Standardized, computer-adaptive test that helps B-schools to select qualified candidates. The exam is more popular with aspirants having four years of work experience while undergraduates generally do not take the test in large numbers. Even if undergraduates take the exam, they do so for the sake of securing marks which is valid for 5 years.
How To Study For GMAT
There are no secrets, shortcuts or silver bullets to study for the GMAT exam. You need proper planning and preparation. Here are few tips and strategies how you can start or accelerate your studies for the GMAT.
What is the GMAT
GMAT stands for Graduate Management Admission Test. Just as the SAT is an admission test for high school students to get admissions into college, the GMAT is an admission test for after-college students to enter into business world by taking admission into a business school.
History of GMAT
GMAT was started in the year 1953. Representatives from nine business schools - Columbia, Harvard, Northwestern, Rutgers, Seton Hall, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, and Washington University in St. Louis, met and planned to establish a standardized way to assess qualified candidates for the skills required in the business school.
London Business School Essay Questions and Tips
The London Business School Masters in Management application essay questions indicate that the adcom values and seeks applicants who, at an early state in their careers, already have self-understanding and the ability to reflect and self-critique. For people who are just starting their careers and don’t yet have a lot of real-world experience to draw on, these qualities allow them to benefit from the program and chart an appropriate path forward.
Number of Students Taking GMAT
A total of 2,50,884 GMAT exams were taken by prospective business school students around the world in testing year 2017 (TY2017), which ran from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. In testing year 2016, 2,61,248 people across the world sat for the GMAT exam. That’s less than the 2,86,529 students who took the exam across the world in TY2012. The United States has the largest number of GMAT test takers: 83,410 in TY2016. This means that about one-third of all GMAT test takers are from the US. Behind the US in terms of test-takers is China with 70,744 and India with 33,123.
Bloomberg Businessweek 2017 Top US Business Schools
Bloomberg Businessweek has released the list of 2017 best business schools in the United States. Harvard Business School took the first place for the third straight year. The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the MIT Sloan School of Management are at the second and third position. The Bloomberg ranking methodology includes five elements: employer survey (35% of score), alumni survey (30%), student survey (15%), job placement rate (10%), and starting salary (10%).
Financial Times MBA Rankings 2017
The Financial Times (FT) ranks the top B-schools from all over the world on a yearly basis. The top position has been obtained by INSEAD for the second consecutive year. The other top two ranks among the 100 are Stanford Graduate School of Business and the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton.
The ranking is based on surveys of the business schools and their graduates of 2013. MBAs are assessed according to the career progression of alumni, the school's idea generation and the diversity of students and faculty.
Forbes Best Business School Rankings 2017
Forbes has released 10th biennial ranking of MBA programs. These rankings are divided into three categories: U.S. programs, one-year non-U.S. programs, and two-year non-U.S. programs. Forbes ranking of 2017 is based on the median returns on investment achieved by the graduates from the class of 2012. University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School tops top the ranking of US-based MBA programs for the first time ever. With Stanford GSB now in second, Harvard Business School came in third, Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business are in the top five.
Tips For Preparing A Successful MBA Interview
After you have been invited for an interview at your choice of MBA program and B-school, you want to be sure to ace the interview. For clearing the interview, you need to prepare well for your interview. These tips are appropriate not just for the MBA interview, but can be used for job interviews and other interviews as well.
Select Section Order: New Feature In GMAT
From 11 July, 2017, GMAT test takers can choose the order in which you complete the sections of the GMAT exam. Three options are available at the test center. The section order selection will take place at the test center on exam date, immediately prior to the start of the GMAT exam.