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We talk to future MBAs every day, so the GMAT is a hot topic of conversation. Those conversations come with their share of myths that are just begging to be busted. It’s time to set the record straight so you know what to focus your energy on. False. GMAT math is deceptively simple—high-school-level simple. The […]

5 Tips for GMAT Table Analysis Questions

The Table Analysis questions (one of five problem types in the Data Insights section), will present one large table with a drop-down menu that allows you to sort information from the table in four or more unique ways. Each question will have four statements with opposing answers (yes/no, true/false, inferable/not inferable, etc), and you will […]

5 Tips for Analyzing Data Insights Questions on the GMAT

The Data Insights section of the GMAT requires some solid data analysis skills. Data is presented in short paragraphs, tables, charts, and graphs and answer choices must be selected in several formats. These tips will help you make sense of the information presented in the Data Insights section, and allow you to successfully interpret and […]

5 Steps for Graphics Interpretation Questions on the GMAT

Analyzing graphs is a key skill to possess on the GMAT. Being able to interpret problems that use graphs in different forms such as: Venn diagrams, and scatter plots will be crucial for your Data Insights score and overall GMAT score. will be two statements, each with a missing portion. Fill in the blank with […]

What's a Good GMAT Percentile?

Although the median score is approximately 560, the latest U.S. News and World Report guide reports that the average GMAT scores of the top 10 programs—such as Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, and Booth—hover around a record-high 720. As you can see, the environment is extremely competitive—a 720 translates into the 94th percentile. What you consider a […]

The GMAT computer adaptive test (CAT) is more than just a computerized version of a paper-and-pencil test. On the GMAT, the CAT actually adapts to your performance as you’re taking the test. Understanding how the CAT works and knowing a few strategies specific to this particular format can have a direct, positive impact on your […]

Simple Quantitative Strategies for the GMAT

Before you review all that algebra and statistics you’ve forgotten over the years, and before you practice with an endless sequence of practice problems, you should learn a few simple tips that well help you immensely on test day. Learn these early, and reinforce them during practice. These strategies may appear simple, but they can […]

An Introduction to Multi-Source Reasoning on the GMAT

Multi-Source Reasoning problems are one of the five problem types that appear in the Data Insights section of the GMAT. This problem type was designed to mimic the case study approach that many business schools use in their classrooms. Multi-Source Reasoning (MSR) prompts provide two or three tabs of text or data—charts, data tables, articles, […]

What's Tested on the GMAT: GMAT Format

The GMAT is a computer adaptive test (CAT), which is more than just a digital version of a written exam. A CAT adapts to your performance as you’re taking the test. When you begin each category, the computer assumes you have an average score and gives you a question of medium difficulty. As you answer […]

GMAT Verbal: Coordinating Conjunctions

Coordinating conjunctions show up very frequently in questions that test your command of English. Learning them can save you time, allowing you to eliminate wrong answer choices quickly and confidently; understanding them will of course also help add style and clarity to your AWA and admissions applications. These coordinating conjunctions are often remembered by the acronym […]