What the GMAT Is and How to Prepare for the Test

"BUSINESS SCHOOL hopefuls who are competing for spots at selective graduate business programs should understand that a stellar score on the Graduate Management Admission Test will improve their odds of acceptance, according to B-school admissions officials.

‘While most business schools utilize a holistic review process and consider all parts of an application to paint a well-rounded picture of each applicant, the test score does play an important role,’ wrote Lindsay Badeaux, a senior assistant director of admissions at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and an MBA admissions counselor at the IvyWise admissions consulting firm, in an email.

Badeaux adds that a GMAT score is ‘a strong indicator’ of whether someone is academically prepared for B-school, ‘so admissions committees take it very seriously.’

If you’re wondering how to get ready for this standardized test, here is a comprehensive guide to the GMAT, along with tips and resources that will help you perform at your best." …