An 80th percentile GMAT quant score is said to be necessary to get admitted to many of the top MBA programs in the U.S. Is this true? Who knows? I went to the Kellogg School of Management, but scored below the 80th percentile on GMAT quant. That said, it certainly helps and is an excellent GMAT score goal. Do you want to score above the 80th percentile on GMAT quant?Read More
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Performing well on the quantitative section of GMAT requires a mix of math theory, test taking strategy, and critical thinking skills. While it’s important not to approach the quant section of the GMAT like a math test, it is also helpful to have logged certain facts and formulas in your brain. Most of the math theory you need to know does not go beyond high school algebra, so you’ve almost certainly “known it” before. You just need to re-learn and refresh.Read More
Combinatorics is the art of counting. You’ll need to understand this art to do well on the GMAT.
It is common for GMAT students looking for a 700+ score to have many questions about GMAT combinatorics problems. These are the GMAT questions that ask you to count up all the possible arrangements of individuals and groups in a variety of situations: How many ways can 5 men and 5 women be ordered in a line? How many high fives occur in a group of 15 people on a basketball team? GMAT tutors often find themselves spending an inordinate amount of time helping students improve their ability to answer these types of GMAT questions.Read More
This post is the fourth in our series on using strategies to answer specific questions from the 2018 Official Guide. Here, one of our most experienced GMAT tutors, John Easter, analyzes a question about distance-rate.Read More
This post is the third in our series on using strategies to answer specific questions from the 2018 Official Guide. Here, one of our most experienced GMAT tutors, John Easter, analyzes a question about direct calculation.Read More