Congratulations on your decision to go to Graduate School. This decision will change the rest of your life. An MBA will be your ticket to a good, high paying job.
Now you have to get accepted into your school of choice. In order to apply, you are going to have to take the GMAT Exam.
Don’t panic. There is plenty of help out there for you. Use this blog as a guide to learn about the GMAT structure and general strategies. Use the practice material to focus in on your specific needs, improving on your weaknesses. You can also
hire a WorldWise tutor to help you prepare for the GMAT and apply to Graduate School. GMAT Structure:
The GMAT is broken into four sections:
Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA): Integrated Reasoning (IR): 12 questions Multi-Source Reasoning Graphics Interpretation Two-Part Analysis Table Analysis 30 minutes Quantitative: 37 questions Data Sufficiency Problem Solving 75 minutes Verbal: 41 questions Reading Comprehension Critical Reasoning Sentence Correction 75 minutes GMAT Strategy:
The GMAT is a computer adaptive test (CAT) which 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 score.
When you begin the GMAT, the computer assumes you have an average score and gives you a question of medium difficulty. As you get answers correct, the computer serves up more difficult questions and increases its estimate of your ability. And vice versa, as you answer incorrectly, the computer serves up easier questions and decreases its estimate of your ability. Your score is determined by an algorithm that calculates your ability level based not just on what you got right or wrong; but also on the difficulty level of the questions you answered.
Because each answer directly affects the next question, the CAT does not allow you to go back to questions you’ve already answered. On the GMAT CAT, you see only one question at a time. You won’t see the next question until you’ve provided an answer to the one in front of you. Once you’ve confirmed your answer, that’s it.
Since you can’t revisit previous questions, if you don’t know an answer, guess. Try to guess strategically by eliminating wrong answer choices, etc. But since there is a penalty for each unanswered question, it’s even better to guess randomly than to leave a question unanswered.
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Solving Questions GraduatesHotline GMAT Quantitative Aptitude 1 GraduatesHotline GMAT Quantitative Aptitude 2 GraduatesHotline GMAT Quantitative Aptitude 3 McGraw-Hill’s GMAT Math TestPrepPractice GMAT Quantitative http://mba.graduateshotline.com/gmat_quantitative_test.html#.WD3PbbROKhA http://mba.graduateshotline.com/gmat_quantitative_test2.html#.WD3PfrROKhA https://magoosh.com/gmat/category/quantitative/ https://gmat.magoosh.com/flashcards/math/decks http://www.free-test-online.com/gmat-test http://free-quiz.4gmat.com/quizzes/math_quiz_1/ http://free-quiz.4gmat.com/quizzes/math_quiz_2/ http://free-quiz.4gmat.com/quizzes/math_quiz_3/ http://free-quiz.4gmat.com/quizzes/math_quiz_4/ http://free-quiz.4gmat.com/quizzes/math_quiz_5/ http://free-quiz.4gmat.com/quizzes/math_quiz_17/ Data Sufficiency: Veritas Prep Data Sufficiency http://www.examrace.com/GMAT/GMAT-Sample-Tests/GMAT-Data-Sufficiency.html http://www.platinumgmat.com/practice_gmat_questions/data_sufficiency_questions 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http://www.questionbank.4gmat.com/mba_prep_sample_questions/averages/ Geometry (Angles, Area, Circles, Coordinate Geometry, Lines, Perimeter, Pythagorean Theorem, Quadrilaterals, Triangles): http://www.platinumgmat.com/gmat_study_guide/geometry http://www.questionbank.4gmat.com/mba_prep_sample_questions/geometry/ http://www.questionbank.4gmat.com/mba_prep_sample_questions/mensuration/ VERBAL: ITypeUSA Verbal Test ExamRace Verbal Sample Questions GMAT Verbal Test https://magoosh.com/gmat/category/verbal/ Reading Comprehension: GMAT Reading Test http://www.eduers.com/gmat/samplereadingcomprehension.htm http://www.examrace.com/GMAT/GMAT-Sample-Tests/GMAT-Reading-Comprehension.html http://www.majortests.com/gmat/reading_comprehension.php http://www.platinumgmat.com/practice_gmat_questions/reading_comprehension_questions Critical Reasoning: http://www.eduers.com/gmat/samplecriticalreasoning.htm http://www.examrace.com/GMAT/GMAT-Sample-Tests/GMAT-Critical-Reasoning.html 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