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GMAT FAQ's - October 31st, 2011


What Does GMAT Stand for? (GMAT Definition)

GMAT, abbreviated for Graduate Management Admission Test, is administrated by GMAC. It is for admission to business school MBA program. Since its launch, now it has been accepted by most MBA programs.

Can I Find Free Old GMAT Tests?

The old paper-based GMAT tests can be purchased from mba.com website:

Official Guide for GMAT Review, 11th Edition ($36.96)
The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review ($16.95)
The Official Guide for GMAT Quantitative Review ($16.95)
GMAT Paper Tests ($25)
Where can I find the Actual GMAT Questions?

See the above questions.

How Hard Is the GMAT?

GMAT is a test for graduate business school. Most test-takers are working professionals for years. A few of them are college seniors. There is no requirement before you take GMAT. It is a test something like GRE.

How Much Does It Cost to Take the GMAT?

Currently, it is 250 U.S. dollars.

When Is the GMAT Offered?

GMAT is open for year around. You can take it at any time.

How Long Is the GMAT Good for?

The GMAT is valid for 5 years. As long as it is valid, it will be accepted by any school. It is said that 2 or 3 years is better.

What Is the Highest GMAT Score Possible?

The highest GMAT score possible is 800, or called as full point. In the world, every year there are tens of test takers achieve such scores.

What is an Acceptable GMAT Score? (Is there so-called Passing Score GMAT?)

There is no so called acceptable GMAT score. However, if you are applying to top 50 business school, a score of 600 or above is nearly a must. For top 10 MBA programs, an average score of 700 is published.
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Re: GMAT FAQ's - December 17th, 2011

I wanna know what shall i refer to start my GMAT Study. I am a full time working professional. I wanted to know like what material to follow for starting the GMAT Preparation as there are loads of material available and from where to start preparing.
Your help is much appreciated.
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