# GRAD School / MBA News and GMAT / GRE Strategy

Stay current with the latest grad school or MBA admissions news as well as proven GMAT and GRE strategies.

## First Steps to GMAT Focus Success

While the GMAT Focus is still largely a derivative of the classic GMAT exam, there are some key distinctions that have become apparent as we at MyGuru become more familiar with this new version of the GMAC flagship business school entrance exam. Understanding how the GMAT Focus Edition is scored and what it tests can help MBA candidates immediately improve their performance. Furthermore, familiarizing yourself with the nuances of the exam will help you to aim for the top of that now 805 scoring scale!

## Data Sufficiencies Part 1 (Exam Overview and Question Types)

In this article, we’re going to discuss best practices for data sufficiency questions on the GMAT exam. You can either read this article or watch this GMAT technical mathematics video on YouTube. To make things easier to digest, we’ve broken the contents of the video up into 3 parts. In this segment, hosted by one of MyGuru's most experienced GMAT tutors, we will specifically discuss the frequency and format of data sufficiency questions and their strategic implications. In segments 2 and 3, we’ll work through examples of data sufficiency questions and provide a clear outline of the problem-solving process.

## ETS Bungles Additional GRE Short Form Practice Exam Launch

At long last, ETS has finally converted more of their official online practice exams to the short form of the test that was launched September 22, 2023 - and it only took about four months! That said, as of today, January 22, the ets.org/gre PowerPrep practice exam purchasing website could not be more confusing.

## Technical Mathematics Part 1 (Exam Overview and Question Types)

In this article, we’re going to discuss best practices for doing technical mathematics on the GMAT exam. You can either read this article or watch this GMAT technical mathematics video on YouTube. To make things easier to digest, we’ve broken the contents of the video up into 3 parts. In this segment, hosted by one of MyGuru's most experienced GMAT tutors, we will specifically discuss the frequency and format of technical mathematics questions and their strategic implications. In segments 2 and 3, we’ll work through examples of technical mathematics questions and provide a clear outline of the problem-solving process.

## Applying to Business School? Revised GRE vs. GMAT: MyGuru's Perspective

Many MBA programs are now accepting the Revised GRE test for admissions.  We recently wrote a post on our blog which covers most of what you’d need to know about the specifics of the revised GRE, in case you’re unfamiliar with it.  In any case, the GMAT has dominated this market for a long time, but this new version of the GRE is making serious inroads.  Fourteen of the top 20 MBA programs accept the GRE for admissions and 3 of the six holdouts in the top 20 accept the GRE for their evening and weekend MBA programs.

## GMAT Challenge Problem 1: Probability

Suppose we roll three fair dice - a red die, a yellow die, and a blue die. What is the probability the the sum of the upturned faces on the red and yellow die is smaller than the upturned face on the blue die?