Posted on September 27, 2012 by GMAC
What would you ask an admissions professional from a top MBA school if you had them on the phone for thirty minutes? Would you want to know how to prepare for your business school interview or what kind of experience you should be highlighting? Would you want to ask about how to write a stand out personal statement or how to make an impact with your recommendation letter?
We’re offering one lucky GMAT test taker the chance to ask these questions and more in our exclusive Facebook competition where one lucky entrant will win the chance to have a one-on-one discussion with a senior admissions professional from a top MBA business school AND an iPad.
If you’re a GMAT test taker in Europe, all you need to do is send us a short video clip telling us your best study tips for the GMAT exam. What you include in your video is totally up to you but maybe tell us how you have structured your exam preparation, how you have organised the time or how you have balanced your study with your social life. Tell us which sections you are spending the most time preparing for or when you started preparing. Use a smartphone or webcam to record a short clip lasting no more than one minute and simply upload to our competition page on the GMAT Facebook page. Overall, the whole process should take you less than ten minutes and could end up with you getting invaluable advice that will help you on your way to getting into your dream business school.
The deadline for entries closes soon so click on this link and follow the simple instructions to upload your clip. All runners up will receive a GMAT voucher to the value of €250.
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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 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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Posted on January 24, 2012 by GMAC
Tuesday, June 5, 2012, is fast approaching and with it the launch of the Next Generation GMAT with Integrated Reasoning. I can only imagine what test takers are thinking — that it’s probably a little stressful to be contemplating the changes to the test and that it’s unclear what importance schools will put on an IR score in evaluating your application. Actually, I can do a bit more than just imagine, as I took the exam myself in 1998.
Nobody likes change. Even my 18-month-old daughter can tell you that. For her, the change from a bottle to a “sippy cup” was tough, until she realized that the cup offered better control, a chance to show off a new set of skills and a path to more choices in drinkables. Now, she’s happily drinking away and the trauma she conjured up never quite materialized. Well, except for my wife and I. For us the trauma was real … and loud.
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