GMAT Enhanced Score Report

By Aringo WP User|September 26th, 2016|GMAT|

The GMAT® Enhanced Score Report (ESR) will help you understand your performance, its potential impact on your graduate school applications and focus your study efforts for a future sitting of the exam. The ESR can help you speak to admissions staff about your skills, help you improve skills before arriving in the classroom or, should [...]

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More Applicants Taking GMAT Multiple Times

By Aringo WP User|August 26th, 2016|GMAC, GMAT|

An article posted on the site Poets & Quants reports that according to GMAC currently 28% of GMAT test takers take the exam at least twice if not more, compared with only 22-24% last year. GMAC attributes the increase to improvements it incorporated into the exam over the last two years, like the option to [...]

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Should You Take the GRE or the GMAT?

By Aringo WP User|May 15th, 2016|GMAT, GRE|

by: David Recine To take the GRE or GMAT. For so many grad school hopefuls, that is the question. Both of these exams are widely accepted, with testing facilities available across the world. Both of these exams are required for certain graduate programs. So how do you answer the GRE vs. GMAT question? There are [...]

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How do GMAT and GPA Affects HBS Admission Chances?

By Aringo WP User|December 28th, 2015|acceptance rates, GMAT, GPA, Harvard MBA|

An article on the site Poets & Quants presents Wayne Atwell’s analysis of the different factors contributing to the admission chances of candidates to Harvard’s MBA program. The data analysis reveals that for every 10-point increase in GMAT score between 710 and 800, admission chances increase by one percent, with a candidate with a [...]

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The GMAT exam – 2 important changes will take effect on July 19

By Aringo WP User|July 3rd, 2015|GMAC, GMAT|

The following changes will take effect on July 19: 1. The “C” that represents a candidate’s cancelled scores will not be shown on any future GMAT score reports generated by GMAC: The GMAT exam’s Score Preview feature allows you to make the choice to report or cancel your GMAT score immediately following your sitting [...]

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More MBA Programs Consider GRE Parallel to GMAT

By Aringo WP User|November 4th, 2014|GMAT, GRE, kaplan|

A new Kaplan survey published last month revealed that of 204 programs, 78% of admissions committees claimed that they view GMAT and GRE scores identically. Only 18% admitted that candidates who apply with GMAT scores have preference over candidates who apply with GRE scores, and explained that they have more experience with GMAT scores and [...]

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Business Schools Still Do Not Consider the IR Important

By Aringo WP User|October 19th, 2014|GMAT, IR, kaplan|

A Kaplan survey published this month reveals that most business schools still are not sure how to use the integrated reasoning score even two years post its introduction to the GMAT exam.The IR section was added to the GMAT exam in June 2012 and was supposed to enable schools to better evaluate candidates’ abilities to [...]

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New to the GMAT: Preview Your Score

By Aringo WP User|June 29th, 2014|GMAT|

GMAC posted on the official site of the GMAT exam a significant change in the score report process:“As a test taker, you are given the option of reporting or canceling your scores immediately after taking the test and before leaving the test center. Under the new process, you will see your unofficial scores — Integrated [...]

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The Economist Ranks MBA Programs for GMAT Scores

By Aringo WP User|June 16th, 2014|GMAT, mba ranking, The Economist|

Recent years have shown an increase in the average GMAT scores for students at the top MBA programs. This trend stems from tougher competition; candidates are investing more effort in preparing for the exam.  Schools also prefer to accept candidates with higher scores since a higher average enhances their rankings. The Economist published a ranking of [...]

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Drop in GMAT Test Takers for Past Year

By Aringo WP User|January 16th, 2014|GMAT|

New GMAT data published by GMAC this month reveal that the last testing season (June 2012-June 2013) showed a drop of 48,173, or 17% in the number of GMAT test takers around the world as opposed to the previous year. This year, 286,529 candidates took the GMAT and sent 675,733 score reports to about 5,600 [...]

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How Important is the GMAT’s IR Section?

By Aringo WP User|December 25th, 2013|GMAT, Integrated Reasoning|

U.S. News reported on a Kaplan survey designed to check the importance of the Integrated Reasoning section of the GMAT. This 30-minute section became part of the GMAT in August 2012 in order to enable MBA programs to evaluate candidates’ skills. Since this section is still relatively new, MBA applicants still wonder about its weight [...]

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Analysis of the 2015 MBA Class Profiles

By Aringo WP User|November 18th, 2013|class profile, GMAT, GPA, top ten|

An article on the site Poets & Quants analyzes the 2015 class profiles at the top U.S. MBA programs, and claims that this year’s top-10 students are especially impressive. A majority of admissions committees confirm that this year’s candidates are the best they’ve ever seen.Nine out of the 10 programs reported an increase in the [...]

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Your GMAT and GPA Scores – How Much Do They Really Influence Your Admission Chances?

By Aringo WP User|August 17th, 2013|GMAT, GPA, MBA Rankings|

Although an application has many components, there are two numbers that greatly affect the range of a candidate’s options: the undergraduate GPA and GMAT score. An article on the site Poets & Quants discusses these scores’ influence on admission chances, and reports on the great difficulty in gaining acceptance to the most selective top programs [...]

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Record Number of GMATs in 2012

By Aringo WP User|March 5th, 2013|GMAT|

New data published by GMAC point to a record 286,529 GMAT tests taken in 2012. This is the highest number ever recorded, reflecting an 11% increase from 2011, after a slight decrease in 2010-2011.A big contribution to the increase is the number of test takers outside of the U.S., especially in Asia. Only 41% of [...]

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The New GMAT Section- How does it affect admissions?

By Aringo WP User|August 9th, 2012|GMAT|

A few months ago the new Integrated Reasoning section was incorporated into the GMAT in order to analyze candidates’ abilities to process information from multiple sources. This section of the test is graded on a separate scale of 1-8 and does not affect the grades of the other sections- verbal, quantitative, and AWA- nor the [...]

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New GMAT to Require More Preparation

By Aringo WP User|December 19th, 2011|GMAT, GRE, The FInancial Times|

In another six months the structure of the GMAT exam will change, with the new integrative reasoning section replacing one of the two essay questions. An article published in The Financial Times claims that the change will increase the required preparation time for test-takers by 30-40 hours!The new section will be incorporated in the June [...]

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Drop in GMAT Scores at Top MBA Programs

By Aringo WP User|November 21st, 2011|GMAT|

The website Poets & Quants reports a drop in median GMAT scores at the top 25 programs for this year’s students, and 15 programs accepted more candidates this year than last year. These two facts can be explained by the decrease in number of applications to the top programs. The MBA programs at Kellogg, MIT, [...]

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Just How Important is the GMAT?

By Aringo WP User|May 26th, 2011|GMAT|

A recent survey published by Kaplan shows that 48% of 288 admissions committees surveyed claimed that a low GMAT or GRE score is the factor that contributes the most to a candidate’s rejection. The factor that came in second (33%) was a low GPA, and in third place (10%) was a lack of relevant work [...]

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The New Look of the GMAT

By Aringo WP User|May 9th, 2011|GMAC, GMAT|

An important update from GMAC:"The Integrated Reasoning section of the GMAT exam will offer four new question formats that ask future business students to synthesize information from different sources to solve problems, sort spreadsheet-like tables, interpret graphics, and make comparative analysis. These formats will make their debut in the Next Generation GMAT exam, launching in [...]

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EMBA Programs and the GMAT

By Aringo WP User|May 9th, 2011|EMBA, GMAT, GRE|

A recent Financial Times article reports that NYU Stern will cancel its requirement for EMBA candidates to take the GMAT or GRE.Like other schools such as Chicago and Kellogg that do not require these exams as a condition for their EMBA application, Stern has also decided that applicants, managers in their 30’s or 40’s will [...]

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