Posted on April 19, 2012 by GMAC
How can you best prepare for the GMAT® exam? The answer to that is as simple and straightforward as it is unique to you. There are no magic formulas, tricks, or “one size fits all” answers—just planning, preparation, and devoting sufficient time to becoming familiar with the exam.
We can’t tell you how much time you should spend studying for the GMAT exam, but we can tell you how much time other people have spent preparing to take the exam. Using data collected last year from more than 8,000 GMAT test takers, we can see that 49% of test takers spend at least 51 hours prepping for the exam, and those who do better on the GMAT tend to spend more time studying for it.
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Posted on April 13, 2012 by GMAC
I’m scheduled to take the Next Generation GMAT exam in June 2012, how do I prepare for this exam?
Test takers often wonder how best to prepare for the GMAT exam. This is especially true with the launch with the Next Generation GMAT exam on June 5, 2012. Our earlier blog posts have discussed the relevance of Integrated Reasoning, provided student perspectives, and even provided tips from our Chief Psychometrician on how to tackle Integrated Reasoning on the exam. This post will discuss some of the test preparation products that we have developed to help you prepare for the Next Generation GMAT. While there is no single preparation method that is best for everyone, GMAC offers several study products to help you no matter what your approach.
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Posted on April 9, 2012 by GMAC
Starting June 5, the GMAT exam will include a new section — Integrated Reasoning. This 12 question, 30-minute section introduces new item formats requiring you to effectively use multiple sources of information and complementary skills to solve reasoning problems. Sounds complicated, doesn’t it? I contend that IR is merely a more realistic version of what the GMAT exam already tests. The operative word is reasoning, and the GMAT has measured higher order reasoning skills since its inception.
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