The Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT®) is one of the most respected tests in the world. It is possibly the toughest test for MBA programs. In 1953, when it was first offered by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), only 54 schools used it for admissions. Today, it is administered worldwide through standardized test centers in 112 countries. It is used by over 2,000 business schools for admission to nearly 6,000 programs.
However, it is just another test and it can be cracked – it only requires a little more focus and discipline than usual. Simply follow our advice, practice every day, and see your scores and your times improve with each practice test.
The GMAT® measures your ability levels in Math and English language, as well as in Integrated Reasoning. According to the GMAC, their research, conducted over decades, proves that these are basic business abilities, i.e. they are necessary in order to perform well in business school and in a career in business.
However, the GMAT® does NOT claim to test ALL the abilities that are necessary for success in business. Adaptability, consistency, initiative, innovativeness, planning, and relationship building are just some of the other abilities which are equally necessary.
Therefore, business schools do NOT entirely rely on the GMAT® score when choosing students. Many business schools also take into consideration an applicant's academic history, work history, recommendations, and the applicant's performance in an admissions interview.