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Everything you need to know about the GMAT. Affordable, effective, and enjoyable online test prep for the GMAT. Our goal is to make the very best of traditional teaching and test prep and share it with students everywhere online. This section of the blog covers GMAT exam registrations, tips, tricks, and how to prepare for the exam.

Magoosh | GMAT

2w ago

IMPORTANT NOTE: The GMAT used to have a grammar-based question type, and it was called Sentence Corrections. BUT! That question type was dropped from the exam when the GMAT updated its timing, structure, and format back in November 2023. So, if you took an older version of the exam and are considering taking the test […]
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Magoosh | GMAT

2M ago

Enter Your Email to Try 20 GMAT Practice Questions: Enter your email here to start the practice questions: Sample some GMAT practice questions to see what the test is like, or treat this as a mini quiz to assess your current skills! Here’s a broad look at what you’ll encounter (or see below for a […]
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Magoosh | GMAT

4M ago

If you are thinking about pursuing an MBA, then either the GMAT or GRE (or both) will most likely factor into the process. Knowing the ins and outs of these standardized tests will not only help you decide between them but will also help you feel prepared to do your best on exam day. To that end, the aim of this post is to expose you to everything you need to know about the Graduate Management Admissions Test, a.k.a The GMAT. Read on to satisfy all your curiosity about the GMAT, from the skills it tests to how you can achieve a great score. And, when you’re ready, check out our free GMAT prac ..read more

Magoosh | GMAT

4M ago

The GMAT format can be broken down into three sections: Data Insights (20 questions), Quantitative Reasoning (21 questions), Verbal Reasoning (23 questions). Each section is 45 minutes for a total exam time of 2 hours and 15 minutes. You also have the option to take a 10-minute break after either the first or second section. Keep reading to learn about the full GMAT exam format.
Click the below links to go straight to that section, or read on for the full scoop!
Exam Format and Sections of the GMAT
6 Facts You Should Know About the GMAT Exam Format
GMAT Format Resources
Summing ..read more

Magoosh | GMAT

4M ago

Can you use a calculator on the GMAT? Yes and no. You can’t bring your own calculator to the exam, and no calculator is allowed on the GMAT Quantitative section. (This is where most students feel like they need a calculator.) However, on the Data Insights section, there is a built-in calculator. If you’re curious to see what it looks like, the calculator that comes with GMAT’s official DI practice questions is quite similar, almost identical, to what you will see in the test.
Everything You Need to Know about the GMAT Calculator
Question: But I always use a calculator for math! Sho ..read more

Magoosh | GMAT

4M ago

This post was updated in 2024 for the new GMAT.
Let’s talk GMAT mathematical grouping symbols. Many folks remember Order of Operations by means of the mnemonic PEMDAS. Just for review, PEMDAS is a quick way to remember the following order of mathematical prioritization:
Priority #1: P = Parentheses
Priority #2: E = Exponents
Priority #3: MD = Multiplication & Division
Priority #4: AS = Addition and Subtraction
A few things to notice about this. First of all, within the parentheses, you can have any combination of symbols, so the order of mathematical prioritization would be rep ..read more

Magoosh | GMAT

4M ago

The updated version of the GMAT launched in November 2023. Here’s the general consensus of how this latest iteration stacks up against other exams in terms of difficulty.
The GMAT is known to be significantly more challenging than the SAT and ACT, the high school exams. However, it is widely considered less challenging than the LSAT or MCAT, the law school and medical school exams, respectively. Of course, it’s always good to remember that test difficulty is a subjective matter. Individual opinions vary regarding which test is, in fact, more or less challenging. This is especially true when c ..read more

Magoosh | GMAT

4M ago

Wondering what the relationship between GMAT scores and the top MBA programs in America are? We’re here to show you what the average GMAT scores are for the entire test taking pool, along with scores for the top 50 U.S. based programs. You can use this blog to help set your score goals and smartly jumpstart your GMAT prep.
Table of Contents
Average GMAT Scores, New Edition
Average GMAT Scores for the Top 50 MBA Programs
Percentile Rankings
Takeaway
Average GMAT Scores, New Edition
The current average total GMAT score for the new, shorter exam is 546.01.
We can also break the mean scores do ..read more

Magoosh | GMAT

4M ago

Aiming for a top score on the GMAT is a goal shared by many aspiring MBA applicants. With the introduction of the updated GMAT back in November 2023, understanding how close your current score is to your ultimate goal and just how to achieve a score that places you in the highest percentiles requires a fresh approach. This guide will walk you through the essentials, from understanding the new scoring system to strategic study tips that will help you achieve an impressive GMAT score.
Understand How the Test is Scored
The new GMAT has redefined what constitutes a top score. Previously, a score ..read more

Magoosh | GMAT

4M ago

As an advanced GMAT exam taker, you’re already familiar with the basics of the test and have likely gone through numerous practice sessions. Now, it’s about fine-tuning your approach to ensure peak performance on test day. Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you optimize your study schedule by making the most of your preparation time.
Key GMAT Modifications for Advanced Students
Skip Basic Lessons: If you’re already comfortable with the basics, skip the introductory lessons on GMAT format, foundational test-taking strategies, and basic math and verbal concepts.
Focus on High-Difficulty Prac ..read more