GMAT Still Holds A Commanding Lead But GRE Has Tripled Its Share Of The B-School Market Since 2017

The latest revisions to the two exams that MBA and other graduate business school applicants take are yet more evidence of an ongoing arm’s race between the makers of the GMAT and the GRE. The Educational Testing Service (ETS), the administrator of the GRE exam, has wrested more and more of the business school market away from the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).

Could U.S. News Kill The GMAT Exam?

U.S. News‘ recently removed GMAT and GRE scores from its online MBA ranking process. If it does so for its full-time MBA ranking it could have a big impact on the future of those exams.

Is There A ‘Good’ GRE Score? It Depends, Experts Say

Most B-schools now accept GRE test scores in lieu of the GMAT. But what exactly is a good GRE score?

Stacy Blackman, founder of Stacy Blackman Consulting, says it isn’t such a black and white answer. Rather, she says, a good GRE score will vary based on an applicant’s goals and their educational background.

How To Effectively Prepare For The Online GMAT

Testing at-home can have both its advantages and disadvantages, from cheaper testing fees to increased distractions at home. Business Insider recently spoke to testing experts and instructors on how applicants can best prepare for the online GMAT.

Top 10 Best GMAT Prep Courses

MBA Insights offers this list of the best GMAT prep courses in the field based on feedback from users of the courses. The list is based on the quality of the course, customer satisfaction, and value, and actual test results. Below the list you will also find small overviews of each course with links to more detailed overviews and customer reviews.

You’ll Never Guess Which Country Beat The GMAT

If the Guinness Book of Records tracked GMAT scores around the world, which country could lay claim to the highest average scores?

GRE Acceptance By B-Schools Hits Record High

Business schools that now accept the GRE as an alternative to the GMAT has reached an all-time high percentage, according to Kaplan Test Prep’s 2016 business school admissions officer survey. Some 92% of the schools now accept GRE scores, a huge jump from Kaplan’s 2009 survey — the first year Kaplan asked the question — when only 24% of business schools took GRE scores. But … [ Read more ]

One In Four GMAT Test Takers Now Cancel Scores

More than one in four people who took the GMAT exam this year cancelled their scores after learning the results, preventing business schools from ever seeing the scores. That’s a massive increase in the number of test takers who pay to take the test and then immediately discard it.

Putting Critical Reasoning in ‘Context’

The context is meant to ensure that the critical reasoning section is not a vocabulary test. It also serves to distract test-takers.

Think With Your Pen and Take Control of the GMAT

Some GMAT test-takers have the idea that not writing much on the note board is the way to score high on the GMAT. Nothing could be farther from the truth.