Why should I take the GMAT?

The GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is the most popular standardized test for Business School aspirants worldwide. The test primarily intends to aid graduate schools of business assess the potential of the applicants for advanced study in business and management. Nearly 1000 management institutes all over the world require GMAT® scores from the applicants.

If you want to get into the one of the 500 best business schools in the world, the GMAT is statistically a no-brainer. For example, in a given class entering Harvard Business School, about 85% of the cohort enters with a GMAT score as opposed to a GRE score. For most people who have not taken another test for a specific reason, the GMAT is the test of choice. Giving a standardized test score is compulsory for admission into pretty much any good Business School in the world, so the GMAT stands as both the most popular option, as well as the easiest one to prepare for (with good guidance).

Is the GMAT credible?

The GMAT is the most credible standardized test in its category, with good reason:It’s accepted widely. If you make a wishlist of the ten top Business Schools you want to get into, there is a 95%+ probability that all of them will accept GMAT test scores. It is representative. The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), which owns and administers the GMAT, is an association of Business Schools — so, the people who conduct the test that will change your life are also the people who know the skills you need.The GMAT has been around for a long time. More than six decades have passed, and the GMAT is still the premier test of its kind. The greatest credibility comes through survival, and the GMAT has survived a long time.

How long is a GMAT score valid?

A GMAT score is valid for up to 5 years, though most people prefer to apply with a GMAT score that is 2–3 years old, at maximum. There is no limit on the number of times one can take the GMAT.

What basic skills do I need to crack the GMAT?

Logical and analytical skills are at the core of every question in the GMAT — even essays, verbal and quantitative questions require sound thinking skills to succeed, over and above rote memorization of word meanings or formula. The GMAT, more than any other standardized test in the world, is about mastering the system and performing within its constraints, so discipline is also important.

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