OK, suppose you are starting from Square One (like, “What is the format of the GMAT?” basic or “What is the GMAT test used for?” basic) and have just a month to get yourself in shape for the GMAT. That’s not a whole lot of time, but here’s a GMAT schedule to make the best […]

## How to Understand Your GMAT Score Percentiles

This post has been updated to include GMAC’s most recently published GMAT score percentiles, which represent a sample of more than 700,000 students who took the GMAT from 2014-2017. How do you figure out what your GMAT percentiles are? After all, there’s a lot to take in when assessing your GMAT scores and decoding your […]

## How Long Should You Study for the GMAT? (Take the Quiz!)

How long should you study for the GMAT? Average GMAT students can expect to spend 100-170 hours studying, over the course of 2-3 months. The very top scorers on the GMAT often spend more than 170 hours, with study plans lasting up to 6 months. You may be wondering how much of a difference studying […]

## The Official Guide for the GMAT Review 2019: Should You Buy It?

What is the Official Guide for GMAT Review? The Official Guide for GMAT review is a book, or rather a three-book set: a main GMAT Official Guide book , and two smaller books, one focusing on Quantitative and the other focusing on Verbal. These books are available for purchase in the MBA.com store. And yes, Magoosh […]

## GMAT Accommodations: GMAT Extended Time and More

GMAC offers GMAT accommodations, including GMAT extended time, and so much more. Read on for info on how to apply and what to expect.

## What’s the Difference Between the Executive Assessment and the GMAT?

Are you an experienced manager who is considering entering an MBA program? You may be able to take the Executive Assessment (EA) rather than the GMAT. But how is the EA different from the GMAT? And how can you make sure it’s the right exam for you? What is the Executive Assessment? The Executive Assessment […]

## What Kind of Math is on the GMAT? Breakdown of Quant Concepts by Frequency

The biggest secret to GMAT Quant success is a simple one: identify and study the correct Quant concepts. But what are the GMAT math topics? And which ones are the most important? To answer all of these questions, I looked at official GMATPrep tests 3 and 4, and the Official Guide for the GMAT Review […]

## How Important Is It to Buy the Most Recent GMAT Books?

Is it worth it to buy the newest GMAT books? If you hate buying expensive test prep books unless it’s absolutely necessary, then this is the post for you!

## Powerscore GMAT Critical Reasoning Bible (Book Review)

An LSAT Powerhouse Tries its Hand at GMAT PowerScore built its reputation as an LSAT company with its LSAT Critical Reasoning Bible. For those who don’t know, the LSAT is the GMAT Critical Reasoning section on steroids. So when I first purchased the PowerScore GMAT Critical Reasoning Bible, I had high hopes that PowerScore would […]

## Nova’s GMAT Prep Math Course (Book Review)

The Nova Review is Finally Here! A lot of students have been asking Magoosh’s experts for their opinion of Nova’s GMAT Math Prep Course. I purchased this book so I could take a closer look at it and give it the full review it deserves. The verdict? This is a potential source of extra GMAT […]

## Manhattan GMAT Advanced Quant (Book Review)

Gimmicks abound in test prep marketing and products, and there’s no shortage of books that will promise you a “top score” in Quant. Is Manhattan GMAT Advanced Quant one such gimmick product? For the most part, the answer to that question is “no.” This book is not gimmicky, but rather a solidly useful math resource […]