The winning strategy for 700+ on the GMAT and getting into a Top MBA program

By Aringo WP User|January 1st, 2019|application process, GMAT|

As part of examPAL's GMAT boot camp, we'll host a live webinar on the winning strategy for 700+ on the GMAT and how you can get into a Top MBA program in 2019/2020. We're going to share tips and insights to guide you all the way to your dream b-school. REGISTER

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WEBINAR: GMAT Time-Management Hacks & The Perfect MBA Application

By Aringo WP User|October 16th, 2018|application process, GMAT|

Join our Live Webinar on Tuesday, October 23rd, to find out what are the best time-management tactics during the test and how to craft the best MBA application: Perfect application - What is the MBA admission process and what the schools are looking to see in a successful application? GMAT time-management - We're going to share some [...]

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Application Tips from HBS

By Aringo WP User|August 20th, 2018|application process, GMAT, GRE, Harvard MBA, transcripts|

HBS published some more application tips on their admissions blog, this time regarding Extracurriculars and Awards, Tests and Transcripts: Extracurricular Activities "What are you involved in outside of work? What impact did these activities have on you, and what impact did you have through these activities? Sometimes future applicants wonder what activities they should participate in so [...]

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The GMAT Exam Will Be 30 Minutes Shorter

By Aringo WP User|April 3rd, 2018|GMAC, GMAT|

GMAC announced today that starting on April 16, the GMAT® exam will be shorter by 30 minutes to give test-takers a more streamlined experience and help reduce their anxiety about sitting for the exam. The total test time on the updated exam will now be 3.5 hours instead of 4 hours, including breaks [...]

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WEBINAR: Get Into The Top Business Schools

By Aringo WP User|January 2nd, 2018|application process, GMAT|

ARINGO and examPAL will hold a webinar on Monday, January 8, 6PM PST: Learn the winning strategy to get 760 on the GMAT The 2 things you must know in order to score more than 700 Learn what it takes to craft the perfect business school application How to get 'YES' from business schools REGISTER [...]

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Rising average GMAT scores for MBA applicants admitted to top business schools

By Aringo WP User|September 27th, 2017|acceptance rates, GMAT|

The average GMAT scores at the top business schools worldwide have been extremely high for years, prompting some experts and applicants to claim that they could surely not rise further. That claim was, however, proven wrong in a recent analysis of GMAT scores done by Poets & Quants, as their conclusion was that almost [...]

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Strategy: The Key to a 90th Percentile (Or Better) GMAT Score

By Aringo WP User|June 21st, 2017|GMAT|

While we believe that focusing on tips and tricks won’t lead to success on the GMAT, and that mastering core underlying concepts and skills is essential, this doesn’t mean that test taking strategy isn’t critically important. In fact, while we do believe that building core mathematical and verbal skills is mandatory to do well [...]

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GMAC changes GMAT rules for MBA applicants- starting July 2017

By Aringo WP User|June 16th, 2017|GMAC, GMAT, Uncategorized|

GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council) announced a change in the GMAT test starting July 11th 2017. MBA and business school applicants, who are taking the GMAT exam, will now be able to choose the order of the various GMAT sections. What are our thoughts about this change? On the one hand – nothing has [...]

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GMAT Enhanced Score Report

By Aringo WP User|September 26th, 2016|GMAT|

The GMAT® Enhanced Score Report (ESR) will help you understand your performance, its potential impact on your graduate school applications and focus your study efforts for a future sitting of the exam. The ESR can help you speak to admissions staff about your skills, help you improve skills before arriving in the classroom or, should [...]

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More Applicants Taking GMAT Multiple Times

By Aringo WP User|August 26th, 2016|GMAC, GMAT|

An article posted on the site Poets & Quants reports that according to GMAC currently 28% of GMAT test takers take the exam at least twice if not more, compared with only 22-24% last year. GMAC attributes the increase to improvements it incorporated into the exam over the last two years, like the option to [...]

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Should You Take the GRE or the GMAT?

By Aringo WP User|May 15th, 2016|GMAT, GRE|

by: David Recine To take the GRE or GMAT. For so many grad school hopefuls, that is the question. Both of these exams are widely accepted, with testing facilities available across the world. Both of these exams are required for certain graduate programs. So how do you answer the GRE vs. GMAT question? There [...]

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How do GMAT and GPA Affects HBS Admission Chances?

By Aringo WP User|December 28th, 2015|acceptance rates, GMAT, GPA, Harvard MBA|

An article on the site Poets & Quants presents Wayne Atwell’s analysis of the different factors contributing to the admission chances of candidates to Harvard’s MBA program. The data analysis reveals that for every 10-point increase in GMAT score between 710 and 800, admission chances increase by one percent, with a candidate with a [...]

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The GMAT exam – 2 important changes will take effect on July 19

By Aringo WP User|July 3rd, 2015|GMAC, GMAT|

The following changes will take effect on July 19: 1. The “C” that represents a candidate’s cancelled scores will not be shown on any future GMAT score reports generated by GMAC: The GMAT exam’s Score Preview feature allows you to make the choice to report or cancel your GMAT score immediately following your sitting of [...]

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More MBA Programs Consider GRE Parallel to GMAT

By Aringo WP User|November 4th, 2014|GMAT, GRE, kaplan|

A new Kaplan survey published last month revealed that of 204 programs, 78% of admissions committees claimed that they view GMAT and GRE scores identically. Only 18% admitted that candidates who apply with GMAT scores have preference over candidates who apply with GRE scores, and explained that they have more experience with GMAT scores and [...]

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Business Schools Still Do Not Consider the IR Important

By Aringo WP User|October 19th, 2014|GMAT, IR, kaplan|

A Kaplan survey published this month reveals that most business schools still are not sure how to use the integrated reasoning score even two years post its introduction to the GMAT exam.The IR section was added to the GMAT exam in June 2012 and was supposed to enable schools to better evaluate candidates’ abilities to [...]

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New to the GMAT: Preview Your Score

By Aringo WP User|June 29th, 2014|GMAT|

GMAC posted on the official site of the GMAT exam a significant change in the score report process:“As a test taker, you are given the option of reporting or canceling your scores immediately after taking the test and before leaving the test center. Under the new process, you will see your unofficial scores — Integrated [...]

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The Economist Ranks MBA Programs for GMAT Scores

By Aringo WP User|June 16th, 2014|GMAT, mba ranking, The Economist|

Recent years have shown an increase in the average GMAT scores for students at the top MBA programs. This trend stems from tougher competition; candidates are investing more effort in preparing for the exam.  Schools also prefer to accept candidates with higher scores since a higher average enhances their rankings. The Economist published a ranking of [...]

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Drop in GMAT Test Takers for Past Year

By Aringo WP User|January 16th, 2014|GMAT|

New GMAT data published by GMAC this month reveal that the last testing season (June 2012-June 2013) showed a drop of 48,173, or 17% in the number of GMAT test takers around the world as opposed to the previous year. This year, 286,529 candidates took the GMAT and sent 675,733 score reports to about 5,600 [...]

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How Important is the GMAT’s IR Section?

By Aringo WP User|December 25th, 2013|GMAT, Integrated Reasoning|

U.S. News reported on a Kaplan survey designed to check the importance of the Integrated Reasoning section of the GMAT. This 30-minute section became part of the GMAT in August 2012 in order to enable MBA programs to evaluate candidates’ skills. Since this section is still relatively new, MBA applicants still wonder about its weight [...]

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Analysis of the 2015 MBA Class Profiles

By Aringo WP User|November 18th, 2013|class profile, GMAT, GPA, top ten|

An article on the site Poets & Quants analyzes the 2015 class profiles at the top U.S. MBA programs, and claims that this year’s top-10 students are especially impressive. A majority of admissions committees confirm that this year’s candidates are the best they’ve ever seen.Nine out of the 10 programs reported an increase in the [...]

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