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How the GMAT Integrated Reasoning Section Is Scored
There is much confusion over how GMAC scores Integrated Reasoning (IR). Let’s simplify it! The IR section is non-adaptive and doesn’t count towards your 200-800 score. There are 12 questions in this section. Of … Read More
The History of the GMAT
This year, the GMAT celebrated its 60th anniversary of offering business schools a standardized way to evaluate candidates. That’s also six decades of test takers around the world studying many hours in preparation for … Read More
720: Should I Retake the GMAT Exam?
I just took my GMAT and scored a 720, which I was thrilled about until I saw my verbal score was only in the 66th percentile. I’m really happy about my score, but I’m also worried that my verbal will turn off the … Read More
GMAT Verbal: Choosing “Which” vs. “That”
At first glance, it’s difficult to identify a clear difference between the words “which” and “that.” However, both have unique characteristics that are important to understand, especially to master Sentence … Read More
How Many Times Should You Take the GMAT?
Today Admit1MBA, a boutique firm providing personal coaching and consulting for clients’ MBA journeys, provides insight about when to retake the GMAT. If you are considering re-taking the GMAT (for the 2nd, 3rd or 4th … Read More
Low Integrated Reasoning Score: Should You Retake?
We understand your frustration—your complete GMAT scores arrived, and at first glance, they are great. You’ve just started celebrating your success, and then you notice a number that will eat at you until you … Read More
Simplifying Permutations and Combinations on the GMAT
Although they appear less frequently than questions involving algebra or number properties, permutation and combination questions on the GMAT can be tricky for even the most savvy of test takers. As complicated as these … Read More
How to Approach the GMAT as a Non-Native Speaker?
Help! I am preparing to take the GMAT and am worried about the Verbal and writing sections because I am not a native English speaker. What are some study strategies that I can employ to improve my English reading … Read More
English Not the First Language: Improve GMAT Vocabulary
I just started preparing for the GMAT. I’m not a native English speaker, so a colleague of mine gave me a list of GMAT vocabulary and I am feeling overwhelmed by it. Do you have any suggestions for how I can memorize … Read More
Your GMAT Score Dropped! What Should You Do?
I’m so lost! I just took the GMAT for the second time and my score actually dropped—from a 680 to a 650! I spent a few days brushing up on concepts in between the two tests and felt confident beforehand. What did I … Read More
Breaking Down Divisibility and Prime Factor Questions
Help! I understand all the working parts of divisibility and prime factor questions—how to factor, how to work with primes, etc.—but on my last practice exam, it took me so long to figure out what each question was … Read More
GMAT Advice: Flunked Your First Practice Test? Don’t Freak Out!
I recently started preparing for the GMAT and just took my first practice test. To my dismay, I scored a 480. I’m really disappointed, but wonder if you think I can get my score into the upper 600s. If so, how would … Read More
Mastering Sentence Correction: Perfect Forms of Verbs
Many GMAT students begin attacking Sentence Correction questions by trying to identify incorrect uses of verbs. While that’s a logical way to start on these questions, a common mistake by many of these test-takers is … Read More
GMAT Advice: What to Do When You Are Not Doing Well
I’m so confused. After studying for the GMAT for 3 months, my practice scores were consistently in the 580 range. On test day, I felt confident that I could achieve a 600, but I scored well under 500! I’m so … Read More