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GMAT: Changes in the past years

Has the test gotten any harder?

A glance at the GMAT percentiles may cause one to arrive at this conclusion. The quantitative and verbal percentile for the raw score have changed in the past years. The quant percentile has lessened and verbal percentile has gone up. This could perhaps lead to a conclusion that quant is becoming easier and verbal a little tougher.

The actual skillset has not changed which is required to gain a score of 50 in the exam but the demographics of the candidates undertaking the exam has changed. An increase in the count of examinees from Asia in particular adept in Quantitative skills has occurred. However, this demographic has learnt English and is not a native speaker, therefore the verbal percentiles have increased for the raw score.

I want a detailed report to understand where I went wrong.

GMAC has come up with a solution for that too. Ideally on your score report, information sufficient to gain admissions is usually given. GMAC has offered students the additional option of issuing a detailed score report for an additional fee of $25. This detailed version illustrates the right answers, time taken for every question, your percentile in terms of section and the time take.

Change in test sections

GMAC introduced Integrated Reasoning in the year 2012. This section tests you on how you can interpret complicated data. This is independently evaluated and there is no necessity for students to panic on facing this section. It assumes secondary priority and therefore the candidates can decently perform on the same. Focus on the verbal and quant that lie ahead.

Has there been any change in the retake/cancel policy?

This has changed in the recent past. From 2015 onwards, every candidate has the option to retake GMAT after an immediate 16 day period. Therefore, if you are in full swing with the preparation, you can do better in the exam.

Earlier, the cancelled scores would appear in the report sent to colleges. Now, if you cancel your score and give another attempt, that would not appear on your score report.  

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01-May-2017

What is GMAT?

GMAT, an acronym of Graduate Management Admission Test is scheduled for a duration of 3.5 hours across the sections: Analytical writing, integrated reasoning, quantitative and verbal.

22-Apr-2017

GMAT vs CAT

CAT is the most sought after MBA entrance exam in India if you are an MBA aspirant looking for admission. Indian institutes have increasingly started looking for GMAT over CAT to crack and make entry into one of the top B-schools.

17-Apr-2017

The GMAT preparation timeline

Step 1: Determine when you are planning to attend a graduate business program

  1. Is it the next 1-2 years? Gather maximum information possible about your preferred programmes,admission deadlines and requirements for the schools you would want to apply.
  2. If next 3-5 years,explore the benefits of a graduate business program and meet students.
  3. Register on study abroad education sites and gain information about the same.
10-Apr-2017

GMAT colleges - A list of colleges in India

Here is the directory of colleges from letters A-Z:

16-Mar-2017

Studying Smart for GMAT

 

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) for the admission in B-Schools accepting GMAT scores can be prepared smartly in less time. The aspirants of GMAT can follow the mentioned steps below to score decent marks in this exam:

27-Feb-2017

List Of Indian Colleges Accepting GMAT Score 

Here is a compilation of colleges in India who accept GMAT score for admission 

21-Feb-2017
Important Question and Pattern for Quantitative Section: GMAT 2017
 
These are the important topics for Quantitative section of GMAT 2017
14-Feb-2017

Top Colleges In India Accepting GMAT Score 

The Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) is an adaptive computer test which assesses a person's analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal and reading skills in standard written English.  It is basically for admission in colleges abroad, but a lot of colleges do take in account GMAT score for admission in their MBA course. Here is a list of colleges who take admission on the basis of GMAT Score.

27-Jan-2017

GMAT: Good vs Bad score

When there is a discussion about a good GMAT score versus a bad score, there would be a lot of questions to answer. The GMAT scored from about 200-800. About two-thirds score between 400-600 on the exam. The GMAT score percentiles usually reveal the link between GMAT score and percentile of everyone who would be taking the GMAT.

25-Jan-2017

Prepare for GMAT in 14 days!

This is the time a voice pops up in your head and says” Buck up, you need to face the music”. You get all frantic and wonder what to do. But don't fret as this post desires to make your clouded head drive some clarity and start preparing well, in a calm way.

23-Jan-2017

GMAT: How technology can help you?

Learning nowadays is no longer restricted to classrooms, tuition teachers, and the library. With the perks that are associated with progress in technology, options that are opening up for learning are immense. Preparing for GMAT and GRE also has become thankfully very easy.

21-Jan-2017

The guide to getting 700+

The seven steps to get a 700+ are as follows:

Keep time for study

You must devote time spread over a number of months to make it to this score. Prepare for a minimum of 2 months and a 

20-Jan-2017

GMAT Reading comprehension tips

These are the particulars of GMAT reading comprehension task.

  • A typical GMAT section would have 4 passages among batches of SC and RC. 
  • Short ones are usually 200-250 words long and have three questions.
18-Jan-2017

GMAT: Changes in the past years

Has the test gotten any harder?

A glance at the GMAT percentiles may cause one to arrive at this conclusion. The quantitative and verbal percentile for the raw score have changed in the past years. The quant percentile has lessened and verbal percentile has gone up. This could perhaps lead to a conclusion that quant is becoming easier and verbal a little tougher.

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The GMAT exam is conducted and offered on demand, round the year in 17 of the following GMAT test centres in India:

Ahmedabad

Bangalore

Chandigarh

Chennai

Coimbatore

Delhi

Hyderabad

Indore

Jaipur 

Kochi

Kolkata

Lucknow

Mumbai

Nagpur

Pune

Ranchi

Visakhapatnam


Exam Duration

Total Duration - 3hrs 30 minutes

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