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Episode 315: GMAT Focus Edition Q&A with GMAC’s Manish Dharia

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We welcome a special guest to the Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast to review what’s on many MBA hopefuls’ application checklist: The GMAT. In particular, we’re going to dive deep into the new GMAT Focus format with Manish Dharia, Director, Product Development at Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC).

Manish has been at GMAC, the non-profit organization that owns and produces the GMAT, since 2015 and served in a number of product management roles while making his way to the director role. Since he is currently in charge of all product development, he knows pretty much everything there is to know about the new GMAT Focus exam!

In this podcast episode, Manish sheds some light on the background of this new version of the GMAT and how it was designed. He also digs into the nature of the test to help test takers better understand what to expect.  Manish also discusses:

  • How the new test is different from the original GMAT and also the GRE
  • How scoring of the GMAC Focus works
  • How to prepare for the new test

…and more!

The GMAT Focus will launch on November 7th and registration is open now. Tune in to learn about the new test here or your favorite podcast platform.

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Episode 315: GMAT Focus Edition Q&A with GMAC's Manish Dharia

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Lauren Wakal
Lauren Wakal has been covering the MBA admissions space for more than a decade, from in-depth business school profiles to weekly breaking news and more.