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. Preparing for the GMAT in a month doesn’t give you a whole lot of time, but […]

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## 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 […]

## What is the GMAT format?

The rumors are true! As of July 11, 2017, you can choose the order of your GMAT sections. Find out more about what this means for the format of your GMAT below. First, Some GMAT Basics The GMAT, or Graduate Management Admission Test, is a computer adaptive test (CAT). This exam is designed to test […]

## How is GMAT Integrated Reasoning Scored?

Wondering how GMAT Integrated Reasoning is scored? You’ve come to right place!

## Picking Order of Sections on the GMAT

In a recent announcement, GMAC (the folks who create the GMAT) announced an important change to the test. What you have to know hasn’t changed, and what you have to do on test day hasn’t changed — but the order in which you do these sections doesn’t have to be the same as it has […]

## GMAT Grammar: “On a White Bus” with Subordinate Conjunctions

Studying for the GMAT? Learn about subordinate conjunctions along with practice GMAT grammar subordinate conjunctions questions in this post!

## GMAT Math: How to Divide by a Square Root

A lot of students prepping for GMAT Quant, especially those GMAT students away from math for a long time, get lost when trying to divide by a square root. However, dividing by square roots is not something that should intimidate you. With a short refresher course, you’ll be able to divide by square roots in […]

## Challenging GMAT Math Practice Questions

Here are fifteen challenging questions for GMAT math practice with explanations. Can you keep the GMAT Quant pace, doing these in under 90 seconds each?

## Is Taking the GMAT Hard?

This post was updated in April 2019 to reflect the most recently available information. If you score well, the GMAT exam can help you be competitive in the MBA Admissions process (most North American MBAs and European English-language business schools require GMAT scores). The GMAT exam for MBA Admissions tests your abilities in graduate-level reading, […]