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Average GMAT Scores

This post was updated in April 2019 to reflect the most recent data. Snapshot (Just the Facts): The current average combined GMAT score is a 561.27. Keep in mind that this mean score is quite low, and that the top 10 business schools, like Stanford, Harvard, and Yale, have an average GMAT score of 727—which […]

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. There’s a lot to take in when assessing your GMAT scores and decoding your GMAT score report. First off, you’ve got a raw score in both […]

How Long Should I Study for the GMAT?

Suppose you know, or at least you suspect, that you want to go to business school at some point in the not-too-distant future.  You know that you have to take a GMAT at some point and you want to get some idea about how long you should study for the GMAT.   Factors to consider […]

Pre-Exam Procedure for the GMAT

As readers of the blog know, I recently took the GMAT.  This is a brief description of the testing location and the experience of going to take the test, for those who have never done so.   Pearson VUE If you take an official GMAT, the location you will use is Pearson VUE.  I found […]

10 Tips for G-Day: Exam Day Strategies

When it comes to getting a great score on the GMAT, knowing how to answer the questions is only one piece of the puzzle. You also need to know how to optimize the conditions needed to achieve that great score. So, here are some things to consider for the big day. Get a good night’s […]

Dealing with Defeat and Getting Back in the GMAT Game

So you studied your butt off, confidently made your way to the testing center, and stood toe-to-toe with the GMAT. Perhaps you felt that your answer selections were the great, or perhaps you recognized that you were losing your way. Either way, when the total score flashed on the screen at the end of the […]

Consider This When Studying For The GMAT

Here’s a guest post from 2 Minute GMAT, enjoy! A lot of students interested in business school ask what GMAT score they should reach for. They wonder whether a 700 on the GMAT will be enough, what will happen if they can’t improve their quantitative score, and so on. There are a number of ways […]

Time Management Tips for the GMAT

The First Five Questions Myth A popular story that has been bandied about so much in GMAT circles that it has taken on a patina of truth is that the first part of the test is the most important. Many claim that the GMAT algorithm “knows” your score after only the first five questions, and […]