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Last Updated Apr 13, 2023 by

How Hard Is the GMAT?

So, you’ve decided to attend business school and pursue your MBA. You’ve updated your resume or CV, contacted mentors who’ve agreed to write you a recommendation, gathered your academic transcripts from your undergrad days, and now it’s time to prepare for…the GMAT. As with any standardized exam, the GMAT’s difficulty... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 4, 2023 by

GMAT vs. GRE: Comparing MBA Admissions Exams

When evaluating whether to take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) vs. the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), it’s important to know the key differences between them and what your results tell admissions teams about you, the applicant.  The GMAT and the GRE are the go-to standardized assessments used in the... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 20, 2023 by

GMAT Score Chart & Why Your Score Matters

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a standardized test that measures the abilities of prospective MBA students in analytical writing, integrated reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and verbal reasoning. Your GMAT score provides business schools with a standardized measure of your academic skills and aptitudes that can be compared to those... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 10, 2023 by

GMAC Announces New GMAT Format: GMAT Focus Edition

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) will be rolling out a new format for the GMAT later this year, as shared in an email update from the CEO, Joy Jones. The revamped test is called the GMAT™ Focus Edition. In explaining the decision-making process for the changes, the GMAC CEO... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 21, 2022 by

Webinar: To Test or Not to Test: An Open Conversation About the Role of a GMAT Waiver in MBA Admissions

“Should I request a GMAT waiver?” A common question in today’s MBA Admissions environment along with “Can I get admitted if I request a test waiver?” and “Can I still get a job if I have an MBA without GMAT?” Clear Admit partnered with Carnegie Mellon Tepper to discuss these... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 29, 2022 by

Real Numbers of MBA Admissions: Average GMAT Scores for Top European Business Schools

We’ve compiled the average GMAT scores for the top European business schools in the chart below. See where your GMAT score lands or, if you have yet to take the GMAT, get a sense of what score you need to target to be competitive. Business school admissions use the GMAT... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 1, 2022 by

What Are M7 Business Schools?

In U.S. graduate management education, the M7 business schools are considered to be the seven best in the space. They offer elite MBA programs and are known for their highly selective admissions processes—it’s no wonder the “M” stands for “magnificent.” Which Business Schools Comprise the M7? The schools that make... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 18, 2020 by

MIT Sloan Waives Standardized Testing for 2020-2021 Admissions Cycle

MIT’s Sloan School of Management has opted to waive the GMAT and GRE requirement for the 2020-2021 MBA admissions cycle. While the school maintains that standardized tests are important to the evaluation process, the challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic are too numerous and widespread to justify the requirement... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 16, 2020 by

Compare the GRE at Home vs. GMAT Online

Chances are, your checklist for applying to business school includes the GRE or GMAT.  Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, test centers have been forced to suspend operations.  In response, ETS introduced an at-home option for the GRE and TOEFL in late March.  Subsequently, GMAC started offering the GMAT online.... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 30, 2020 by

GMAC to Launch Interim GMAT Online

Amid the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has announced that the GMAT will become available for online administration in mid-April.  While the Executive Assessment remains suspended, the GMAT will be online in affected markets, except for mainland China. In a statement, GMAC explained: “We... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 28, 2020 by

Coronavirus Concerns Disrupt MBA Admissions Interviews, Testing and More

As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases reaches over 80,000 globally, mounting concerns have disrupted normal operations of MBA admissions testing, interviews and events. Entrance Exam Sessions Suspended GMAT, GRE, IELTS, and TOEFL testing in mainland China has been pushed back further to the end of March. On its official... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 7, 2020 by

China Cancels GMAT, GRE, IELTS, TOEFL Exams

In light of the impact of the coronavirus (there have been more than 20,000 confirmed cases and 425 deaths at the writing of this article), China canceled the GMAT, GRE, IELTS and TOEFL exams for the month of February.  The goal behind the cancelation is to help contain the spread... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 30, 2019 by

Episode 61: GMAT vs. GRE—Which Test Should You Take for B-School?

Lines have been drawn, calculations have been made, sides have been taken. It’s a battle extravaganza in this MBA podcast episode, which pits the GMAT against the GRE. Two special guests join Clear Admit’s Graham Richmond in the great business school admissions debate: GMAT or GRE? Brian Galvin, Veritas Prep’s... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 17, 2019 by

GMAT Tip: Inequalities…and then some…(Part 1)

When it comes to tricky quantitative questions, inequalities take the prize for serving as one of the biggest deceivingly easy questions. Test takers should just treat inequalities as algebraic “equal to” equations with just a < or > symbol in place of the = sign, right? If only it was... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 9, 2019 by

Episode 39: 5 Key GMAT Tips As You Approach Test Day

Before taking on the dreaded GMAT, what are the most important tips you’ll need to remember? One of the world’s few owners of both a 99th percentile GMAT score and an NBA championship ring, Brian Galvin, Veritas Prep’s Director of Academic Programs, would gladly help Charles Barkley (but not Karl... Read more »

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