Category GMAT

All posts about GMAT.

Posted on May 10, 2013 | Filed in Admissions, GMAT

Why do admissions committees rely heavily on the GMAT?

Why do admissions committees rely heavily on the GMAT?

There are decades of research that confirm the GMAT score is a reliable predictor of an applicant’s academic performance in today’s management programs. The exam, used by learning institutions around the world, is backed by more than 50 years of convincing research including hundreds of validity studies in just the last 10 years.

The exam is computer adaptive, which means it, selects each question for the test taker based on his or her level of ability. This makes the total score an extremely precise measure of one’s ability, more so than a paper …

Read More >>

Posted on February 4, 2013 | Filed in GMAT

Discover sure-fire time tips guaranteed to improve your GMAT score.

Discover sure-fire time tips guaranteed to improve your GMAT score.

The correct strategy can pay huge dividends when it comes to your GMAT preparation, and developing proper time management skills is essential to achieving the highest possible GMAT score. The GMAT is a computer adaptive test (CAT) and time management techniques that may have worked on the SAT and other standardized tests will not work on the GMAT. You are only shown one question at a time, and you cannot skip over time-consuming questions and return to them at the end of the test.

Remember, the GMAT is more …

Read More >>

Posted on January 2, 2013 | Filed in GMAT

Discover the mistakes applicants make when studying for the GMAT.

Discover the mistakes applicants make when studying for the GMAT.

The GMAT is different from other standardized tests you may have taken in the past in that it is a computer adaptive test (CAT). The computer will score each question as you answer it, and your performance on each question will determine the difficulty level of the question you are given next.

The GMAT will test your analytical ability in regards to both your verbal and quantitative skills, and there is also an integrated reasoning section that tests both verbal and quantitative skills within the same question set. The …

Read More >>

Posted on December 10, 2012 | Filed in Admissions, Career, GMAT, MBA

Manhattan Review provides its students with topnotch prep courses that will allow students to tackle the challenges found in the GMAT. For young and aspiring entrepreneurs, entry into a top business school is vital to their future success. You have us on your side and quite frankly, our courses are more than capable of pushing you over the top. Assistance like that is valuable and necessary if you want to enter one of the ten toughest business schools in the country:
School name (state) Full-time applicants Full-time acceptances Full-time acceptance rate U.S. News rank
Stanford University (CA) 6,618 466 7.0%

Read More >>

Posted on December 4, 2012 | Filed in Admissions, GMAT, MBA

Not everyone studies for the GMAT or approaches it in the same way, so we at Manhattan Review have come up with a list of helpful tips and strategies anyone can use to come out at the top.
  • Practice with a time limit The GMAT is timed so it is best to work problems under a time constraint. In doing so, you will learn how to effectively manage your time. While studying without a time limit is sensible, you cannot hope to accurately gauge how you will perform “under the gun” if your practice sessions do not closely mirror the

Read More >>

Posted on December 10, 2011 | Filed in GMAT, MBA

While the total volume of people taking the GMAT over the last year fell marginally from the year before, and again from it’s all-time high in 2009, the percentage of those test-takers who were women or from racial minorities grew significantly in the 2010-2011 GMAT season. Below are some of the most significant shifts in the test taking population from 2011: GMAT Snapshot The percentage of female test takers increased for the sixth consecutive year to 41%, which is up from 39% just two years earlier.  The fastest growing group to mention in the GMAT pipeline is the under 24 year old population, which has exploded since 2007 – reflecting

Read More >>

Posted on November 14, 2011 | Filed in Admissions, Career, GMAT, MBA

Harvard Business SchoolHBS Culture 

Harvard Business School has been implementing  many new changes that all focus on collaboration.  Every admitted student is given a face-to-face interview with the admission committee to get a better idea who they are as people, and how they work with others.  Collaboration is ultimately the tool to making a difference in the world. HBS MBA classes are always diverse.  There is no ideal HBS student.  The admissions committee is looking for students from a variety of backgrounds to present a host of perspectives and get students thinking creatively. Sure they will share common traits such as strong

Read More >>

Posted on November 10, 2011 | Filed in Admissions, Career, GMAT, MBA

Obtaining an Masters of Business Administration can provide you with a world of possibilities in you career. As Dave Wilson, president and chief executive officeer of the Graduate Mangement Admissions Council and a 1965 MBA grad from University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, says,  “An MBA opens the door,”  “When you get in there, it gives you a sense of perspective, a balance, a world view that is often different from what you would have had before you took the degree.” Most student will give credit to the success they have had in the working world, to the material

Read More >>

Posted on November 7, 2011 | Filed in Admissions, Career, GMAT, MBA

“Standing Out” in a Business School Application

The desire to “stand out” (while inherent in all applicants), is not what the admissions committee wants you to be thinking about during your application process.  The most important aspect is to answer the questions clearly, making sure you are doing the best job you can to tell YOUR story; instead of constantly trying to put yourself in a context outside of where you think the other applicants are. I have heard admissions committee members say numerous times that over-thinking and over-crafting your application can ultimately hurt your overall chances of acceptance.  Often

Read More >>

Posted on October 21, 2011 | Filed in GMAT

General Information
  • The LSAT is the standardized achievement examination for law school admissions in the United States and is produced by LSAC, Inc.
  • It was first administered in 1948 and has remained one of the most consistent and standardized of all entrance exams.
  • The LSAT has historically consisted of 3 multiple-choice types and an essay; the multiple choice section types are Reading Comprehension, Logical Reasoning, and Logic Games.
  • The LSAT is required for admission to LSAC-member law schools, most Canadian law schools, and many non–ABA–approved law schools.
Scoring
  •  It is a 3.5 to 4 hour test and can be taken

Read More >>