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# GMAT eBook

This eBook is a compilation of the best of the Magoosh GMAT blog, and weโre happy to be able to share it with you for free, via PDF! It includes:

• An introduction to the format of the GMAT
• General exam strategies (CAT, skipping, guessing, study strategies)
• Overviews of each section (AWA, IR, Quant, Verbal)
• Recommended strategies and practice questions
• Links to all of our study plans
• 100+ pages!

We hope you like it! Print it out, share it with friends, and use it as an introduction to the GMAT as youโre starting out, or reference it throughout your GMAT journey.

If you have any suggestions or feedback, let us know in the comments!

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### 31 Responses to GMAT eBook

1. Bobby June 12, 2016 at 8:29 pm #

Hi! Not sure if I read wrong, but on page 82 it says, “The primarily skills RC tests are (a) the ability to determine the main idea of a passage; (b) the ability to draw connections between facts and concepts; (c) the ability to extend the pattern, to see where the argument is heading.”

I could be wrong, but I believe it should be “The primary skills…” or “The skills RC primarily…”

• Magoosh Test Prep Expert June 14, 2016 at 9:18 pm #

Hi Bobby!

Thanks for pointing this out. You’re correct that there’s a small typo on that page. I’ve let our content editors know about the mistake, so that it can be corrected when we update the eBook ๐ Thanks again for your message!

2. Devansh Naidu May 30, 2016 at 12:35 pm #

An Awesome book indeed ! ๐

But there is a small printing error on page 74.

The formula of percent change is given as = amount of change / starting amount x 100.
Shouldn’t 100 be in numerator ?

Thanks
Devansh ๐

• Magoosh Test Prep Expert June 2, 2016 at 7:46 am #

Hi Devansh,

Firstly, it’s awesome to hear you like the book ๐

Also, yes, you’re correct! Thanks for pointing out that typo ๐ I’ve let our content team know about the mistake so that it can be correct in the next edition of the eBook ๐

Thanks again and happy studying!

3. Ryan April 3, 2016 at 3:03 pm #

On page 57, there is an example DS question. The answer explanation finishes on page 58 and ultimately says the answer to the practice question is “D”, however there were never any answers to choose from (i.e. A, B, C, D).

I guess I do not have much experience with DS and did not realize that A through E answers are always the same for DS.

• Magoosh Test Prep Expert April 3, 2016 at 10:48 pm #

Hi Ryan,

It sounds like you worked it out, but just to clarify, Data Sufficiency questions always have the same answer choices, so you may find our materials not specifying answers fully, like you did in this case. If you had any other doubt on this topic, let us know! ๐

4. Judy March 21, 2016 at 6:03 am #

great resource, thank you so much for pulling this together. ๐

thought I’d point out a minor typo in case it confuses anyone:
pg. 74 (Understanding Percentages) – the end of the 2nd paragraph should say “changing a decimal to a percent simply involves sliding the decimal to the right”

• Magoosh Test Prep Expert March 27, 2016 at 12:29 pm #

Hi Judy,

Good catch! ๐ I’ve made a note of this for our content improvement team. Thanks for taking the time to bring this to our attention!

5. Linh Nguyen January 17, 2016 at 11:58 pm #

Other than a few minor typos here and there, this is a great intro guide! It provides very detailed insights to each part of the GMAT and offers practical tips plus cool life lessons! Thank Magoosh! ๐

6. Joel January 5, 2016 at 8:30 pm #

Hi,

You probably already know, but I just wanted to point out that at the last sentence of page 87, there is a small error: words that simply are “two” extreme for the tenor of GMAT RC.

Regards,

Joel

• Dani Lichliter January 13, 2016 at 10:55 am #

Hi Joel,
Best,
Dani

7. Alexis October 9, 2014 at 7:50 am #

I’m loving this GMAT eBook, especially since it’s kind of like listening to a friend tell you about the test and it’s very easy to understand. However, I don’t know if other people have the same issue, but I think some of the symbols are missing. For example, on page 66, the formula for the number of combinations has no symbols (for me). It’s just a series of boxes.

But like I said, I’m not sure if anyone else is having this problem.

Otherwise, this book is great! Thank you so much for posting it!

• Rachel October 9, 2014 at 11:46 am #

Hey Alexis,

You’re right — we’ll go ahead and fix this. Thanks for pointing it out!

Best,
Rachel

8. Solomo June 7, 2014 at 2:42 am #

Neatly Done….loved it.

9. Chulo December 9, 2013 at 11:04 am #

Thank you. your book really rocks!!!

10. ABDUL MUQEET November 25, 2013 at 10:38 am #

It is an important book for me to prepare for the GMAT ๐ thanks

11. Sarika August 7, 2013 at 4:28 pm #

CR practice question in ebook is not available. If we click on the question link, it says ‘We could not find the question you are looking for’. Could you please provide the correct link?

• Margarette August 21, 2013 at 11:53 am #

Hi, Sarika

Sorry about that, and thanks for letting us know! We will be fixing the question link in the eBook shortly :).

Best,
Margarette

12. amit raj gupta January 27, 2013 at 12:25 pm #

Book is awesome! can you help me out in preparation for verbal and essay-writing?? i will be really thankful if u can teach me some lessons online….

• Margarette January 27, 2013 at 12:44 pm #

Hi, Amit

We’re glad you like the eBook! We have a lot of great Verbal and Writing lesson videos that you have access to through your free trial, so I’d definitely recommend watching those :).

Best,
Margarette

• amit raj gupta January 27, 2013 at 3:00 pm #

thank you! but i want some live classes for that. if you take live classes then please let me know.

13. Piyush Jain January 17, 2013 at 3:11 am #

The end bit is very enlightening. Thank you for including it.

• Margarette January 17, 2013 at 12:23 pm #

You’re very welcome! ๐

14. Prem Kumar December 21, 2012 at 12:24 am #

I am loving this book and it is an important asset for me to prepare for the GMAT.

Thanks alot.

• Margarette December 21, 2012 at 10:46 am #

15. siddarth malik September 20, 2012 at 6:03 am #

Hi Margaratte,

Thanks

• Margarette September 20, 2012 at 12:58 pm #

Hi, Siddarth

You can click on the “Download the eBook link” or the purple cover on the right– I would recommend using Google Chrome as your browser, and making sure that your Adobe software (or similar program) is updated as well.

Does that work? Let me know!

As for more GMAT/IR help, I’d recommend our IR eBook (http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/gmat-integrated-reasoning-ebook/) and signing up for Magoosh.

I hope that helps! ๐

Best,
Margarette

16. Avinash D'Souza August 1, 2012 at 10:43 pm #

This is the 2nd ebook I’m downloading from Magoosh. Probably as good as the one on IR!!

• Margarette August 2, 2012 at 10:52 am #

We hope so too! ๐

17. domenico July 25, 2012 at 5:09 pm #

as usual………….one of the lead resource for gmat and how to beat it……….Magoosh blog.

Thank you guys ๐

• Margarette July 25, 2012 at 5:25 pm #