GMAT Information Bulletin 2008 GMAT Notes | EduRev

GMAT : GMAT Information Bulletin 2008 GMAT Notes | EduRev

 Page 2


The GMAT
®
 Information Bulletin provides important informa-
tion and outlines the binding terms and conditions for indi-
viduals planning to take the Graduate Management Admission 
Test
®
 (GMAT
®
). The terms and conditions described in this 
Bulletin apply to all aspects of the GMAT
®
 Program and are 
effective January 1, 2008. Please note that GMAT
®
 terms and 
conditions, including, without limitation, all fees, rules, policies, 
and procedures, are subject to change without notice. See the 
Graduate Management Admission Council
®
 (GMAC
®
) Web 
site, www.mba.com, for the most up-to-date information. The 
GMAT
®
 test is sponsored, owned, and directed by GMAC
®
, 
a global nonprofit organization composed of graduate busi-
ness schools located in the United States and around the world. 
Two independent testing organizations assist GMAC
®
 in the 
delivery of the GMAT
®
 Program. Pearson VUE, a business of 
NCS Pearson, Inc., administers the GMAT
®
 test and consults 
with GMAC
®
 about general test administration policy. ACT, 
Inc. develops test material, provides certain scoring services, and 
conducts research relating to the test. 
© 2007 by the Graduate Management Admission Council
®
 
(GMAC
®
). All rights reserved. No part of this publication may 
be reproduced, modified or altered (including the creation 
of derivative works) in any form by any means, electronic, 
mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise. This pub-
lication may not be repackaged, sold, or licensed. 
Computer-Adaptive GMAT
®
, Creating Access to Graduate 
Business Education
®
, Exploring the MBA
®
, GMAC
®
, 
GMASS
®
, GMAT
®
, GMAT CAT
®
, GMATPrep
®
, Graduate 
Management Admission Council
®
, Graduate Management 
Admission Search Service
®
, and Graduate Management 
Admission Test
®
 are registered trademarks of the Graduate 
Management Admission Council
®
. Accounting Interactive
®
, 
Finance Interactive
®
, MBA Survival Kit
®
, Quantitative Skills 
Interactive
®
, and Statistics Interactive
®
 are registered trade-
marks of the Graduate Management Admission Council
®
 
and The McGraw-Hill Companies. American Express
®
 is a 
registered trademark of American Express Company. Apple
®
 
and Macintosh
®
 are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc. 
CareerLeader
®
 is a registered trademark of Peregrine Partners. 
JCB
®
 is a registered trademark of JCB International Credit Card 
Co., Ltd. MasterCard
®
 is a registered trademark of MasterCard 
International Incorporated. MBA LOANS
®
 is a service mark of 
HEMAR Insurance Corporation of America. Microsoft
®
 and 
Windows
®
 are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. 
Pearson, the Pearson VUE logo, and VUE are trademarks in 
the United States. and/or other countries, of Pearson Education 
Inc. or its affiliate(s). The PhD Project
SM
 is a service mark of 
KPMG Peat Marwick LLP. TRUSTe
®
 is a registered trade-
mark of Trusted Universal Standards in Electronic Transactions. 
VISA
®
 is a registered trademark of VISA International Service 
Association.
GMATPrep
®
 Software
?????
What is it like to take the actual GMAT
®
 exam? This free software consists of two full-length, 
timed Computer-Adaptive GMAT
®
 tests to take on your own. It offers real, retired GMAT
®
 
questions to help you practice, with answers and explanations, test-taking tips, and a math 
review to get you ready for your test appointment.
Test takers can download this software (Windows
®
 only) or request a  
CD-ROM at www.mba.com/gmatprep.
For more information about the GMAT
®
 exam and for other tools to help you make an 
informed decision about graduate business education, visit www.mba.com/gmatprep.
Page 3


The GMAT
®
 Information Bulletin provides important informa-
tion and outlines the binding terms and conditions for indi-
viduals planning to take the Graduate Management Admission 
Test
®
 (GMAT
®
). The terms and conditions described in this 
Bulletin apply to all aspects of the GMAT
®
 Program and are 
effective January 1, 2008. Please note that GMAT
®
 terms and 
conditions, including, without limitation, all fees, rules, policies, 
and procedures, are subject to change without notice. See the 
Graduate Management Admission Council
®
 (GMAC
®
) Web 
site, www.mba.com, for the most up-to-date information. The 
GMAT
®
 test is sponsored, owned, and directed by GMAC
®
, 
a global nonprofit organization composed of graduate busi-
ness schools located in the United States and around the world. 
Two independent testing organizations assist GMAC
®
 in the 
delivery of the GMAT
®
 Program. Pearson VUE, a business of 
NCS Pearson, Inc., administers the GMAT
®
 test and consults 
with GMAC
®
 about general test administration policy. ACT, 
Inc. develops test material, provides certain scoring services, and 
conducts research relating to the test. 
© 2007 by the Graduate Management Admission Council
®
 
(GMAC
®
). All rights reserved. No part of this publication may 
be reproduced, modified or altered (including the creation 
of derivative works) in any form by any means, electronic, 
mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise. This pub-
lication may not be repackaged, sold, or licensed. 
Computer-Adaptive GMAT
®
, Creating Access to Graduate 
Business Education
®
, Exploring the MBA
®
, GMAC
®
, 
GMASS
®
, GMAT
®
, GMAT CAT
®
, GMATPrep
®
, Graduate 
Management Admission Council
®
, Graduate Management 
Admission Search Service
®
, and Graduate Management 
Admission Test
®
 are registered trademarks of the Graduate 
Management Admission Council
®
. Accounting Interactive
®
, 
Finance Interactive
®
, MBA Survival Kit
®
, Quantitative Skills 
Interactive
®
, and Statistics Interactive
®
 are registered trade-
marks of the Graduate Management Admission Council
®
 
and The McGraw-Hill Companies. American Express
®
 is a 
registered trademark of American Express Company. Apple
®
 
and Macintosh
®
 are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc. 
CareerLeader
®
 is a registered trademark of Peregrine Partners. 
JCB
®
 is a registered trademark of JCB International Credit Card 
Co., Ltd. MasterCard
®
 is a registered trademark of MasterCard 
International Incorporated. MBA LOANS
®
 is a service mark of 
HEMAR Insurance Corporation of America. Microsoft
®
 and 
Windows
®
 are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. 
Pearson, the Pearson VUE logo, and VUE are trademarks in 
the United States. and/or other countries, of Pearson Education 
Inc. or its affiliate(s). The PhD Project
SM
 is a service mark of 
KPMG Peat Marwick LLP. TRUSTe
®
 is a registered trade-
mark of Trusted Universal Standards in Electronic Transactions. 
VISA
®
 is a registered trademark of VISA International Service 
Association.
GMATPrep
®
 Software
?????
What is it like to take the actual GMAT
®
 exam? This free software consists of two full-length, 
timed Computer-Adaptive GMAT
®
 tests to take on your own. It offers real, retired GMAT
®
 
questions to help you practice, with answers and explanations, test-taking tips, and a math 
review to get you ready for your test appointment.
Test takers can download this software (Windows
®
 only) or request a  
CD-ROM at www.mba.com/gmatprep.
For more information about the GMAT
®
 exam and for other tools to help you make an 
informed decision about graduate business education, visit www.mba.com/gmatprep.
Contents  The Gma T
®
 exam
 q About the GMAT
®
 Exam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
 q The GMAT
®
 Format. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
 q Your GMAT
®
Appointment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
 q Test Takers Under Age 18. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
 q Testing Accommodations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
 q Rescheduling or Canceling Your Appointment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
 q Test Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
 q Test Preparation for the GMAT
®
 Exam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
 q Test-Taking Suggestions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
	 q Understanding Your Scores . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
 q Canceling Your Scores . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
 q Sending your GMAT
®
 Scores to Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
 q Additional Score Reporting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
 q Retaking the GMAT
®
 Exam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
 q Retest Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
 q Guidelines for the Use of GMAT
®
 Scores. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
  explorin G The mBa
®
 q Choose a Program Type. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
 q Identify the Best Schools for You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
 q Apply Effectively . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
 q Decision Time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
  policies and procedures
 q The Rights and Responsibilities of GMAT
®
 Test Takers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
 q GMAT
®
 Customer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
 q Additional Terms and Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
 q Legal Proceedings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
 q Privacy Policy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
  Form s
 q Instructions for the GMAT
®
 Appointment-Scheduling Form. . . . . . . . . . . . 28
 q GMAT
®
 Appointment-Scheduling Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
 q Additional Score Report Request Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
  appendic es
 q Appendix A: Country Code List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
 q  Appendix B: Test Center List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
 
1
Page 4


The GMAT
®
 Information Bulletin provides important informa-
tion and outlines the binding terms and conditions for indi-
viduals planning to take the Graduate Management Admission 
Test
®
 (GMAT
®
). The terms and conditions described in this 
Bulletin apply to all aspects of the GMAT
®
 Program and are 
effective January 1, 2008. Please note that GMAT
®
 terms and 
conditions, including, without limitation, all fees, rules, policies, 
and procedures, are subject to change without notice. See the 
Graduate Management Admission Council
®
 (GMAC
®
) Web 
site, www.mba.com, for the most up-to-date information. The 
GMAT
®
 test is sponsored, owned, and directed by GMAC
®
, 
a global nonprofit organization composed of graduate busi-
ness schools located in the United States and around the world. 
Two independent testing organizations assist GMAC
®
 in the 
delivery of the GMAT
®
 Program. Pearson VUE, a business of 
NCS Pearson, Inc., administers the GMAT
®
 test and consults 
with GMAC
®
 about general test administration policy. ACT, 
Inc. develops test material, provides certain scoring services, and 
conducts research relating to the test. 
© 2007 by the Graduate Management Admission Council
®
 
(GMAC
®
). All rights reserved. No part of this publication may 
be reproduced, modified or altered (including the creation 
of derivative works) in any form by any means, electronic, 
mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise. This pub-
lication may not be repackaged, sold, or licensed. 
Computer-Adaptive GMAT
®
, Creating Access to Graduate 
Business Education
®
, Exploring the MBA
®
, GMAC
®
, 
GMASS
®
, GMAT
®
, GMAT CAT
®
, GMATPrep
®
, Graduate 
Management Admission Council
®
, Graduate Management 
Admission Search Service
®
, and Graduate Management 
Admission Test
®
 are registered trademarks of the Graduate 
Management Admission Council
®
. Accounting Interactive
®
, 
Finance Interactive
®
, MBA Survival Kit
®
, Quantitative Skills 
Interactive
®
, and Statistics Interactive
®
 are registered trade-
marks of the Graduate Management Admission Council
®
 
and The McGraw-Hill Companies. American Express
®
 is a 
registered trademark of American Express Company. Apple
®
 
and Macintosh
®
 are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc. 
CareerLeader
®
 is a registered trademark of Peregrine Partners. 
JCB
®
 is a registered trademark of JCB International Credit Card 
Co., Ltd. MasterCard
®
 is a registered trademark of MasterCard 
International Incorporated. MBA LOANS
®
 is a service mark of 
HEMAR Insurance Corporation of America. Microsoft
®
 and 
Windows
®
 are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. 
Pearson, the Pearson VUE logo, and VUE are trademarks in 
the United States. and/or other countries, of Pearson Education 
Inc. or its affiliate(s). The PhD Project
SM
 is a service mark of 
KPMG Peat Marwick LLP. TRUSTe
®
 is a registered trade-
mark of Trusted Universal Standards in Electronic Transactions. 
VISA
®
 is a registered trademark of VISA International Service 
Association.
GMATPrep
®
 Software
?????
What is it like to take the actual GMAT
®
 exam? This free software consists of two full-length, 
timed Computer-Adaptive GMAT
®
 tests to take on your own. It offers real, retired GMAT
®
 
questions to help you practice, with answers and explanations, test-taking tips, and a math 
review to get you ready for your test appointment.
Test takers can download this software (Windows
®
 only) or request a  
CD-ROM at www.mba.com/gmatprep.
For more information about the GMAT
®
 exam and for other tools to help you make an 
informed decision about graduate business education, visit www.mba.com/gmatprep.
Contents  The Gma T
®
 exam
 q About the GMAT
®
 Exam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
 q The GMAT
®
 Format. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
 q Your GMAT
®
Appointment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
 q Test Takers Under Age 18. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
 q Testing Accommodations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
 q Rescheduling or Canceling Your Appointment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
 q Test Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
 q Test Preparation for the GMAT
®
 Exam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
 q Test-Taking Suggestions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
	 q Understanding Your Scores . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
 q Canceling Your Scores . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
 q Sending your GMAT
®
 Scores to Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
 q Additional Score Reporting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
 q Retaking the GMAT
®
 Exam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
 q Retest Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
 q Guidelines for the Use of GMAT
®
 Scores. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
  explorin G The mBa
®
 q Choose a Program Type. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
 q Identify the Best Schools for You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
 q Apply Effectively . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
 q Decision Time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
  policies and procedures
 q The Rights and Responsibilities of GMAT
®
 Test Takers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
 q GMAT
®
 Customer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
 q Additional Terms and Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
 q Legal Proceedings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
 q Privacy Policy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
  Form s
 q Instructions for the GMAT
®
 Appointment-Scheduling Form. . . . . . . . . . . . 28
 q GMAT
®
 Appointment-Scheduling Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
 q Additional Score Report Request Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
  appendic es
 q Appendix A: Country Code List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
 q  Appendix B: Test Center List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
 
1
The 11
th
 edition includes a diagnostic test to help you assess where you need to focus your test-  
preparation efforts. If you need additional resources, there are two focused test-preparation guides:
• The Official Guide for GMAT
®
 Quantitative Review
• The Official Guide for GMAT
®
 Verbal Review
The questions in all three books are ordered by difficulty to help 
you save study time. There are also detailed answer explanations to 
help you more fully prepare for the GMAT
®
 test. These are the only 
books on the market with real GMAT
®
 questions and answers by the 
creators of the GMAT
®
 exam.
BUILD?YOUR
CONFIDENCE
With the o fficial Guide
for Gma T
®
 r eview - 11
th
 edition
For more information, visit www.mba.com
Page 5


The GMAT
®
 Information Bulletin provides important informa-
tion and outlines the binding terms and conditions for indi-
viduals planning to take the Graduate Management Admission 
Test
®
 (GMAT
®
). The terms and conditions described in this 
Bulletin apply to all aspects of the GMAT
®
 Program and are 
effective January 1, 2008. Please note that GMAT
®
 terms and 
conditions, including, without limitation, all fees, rules, policies, 
and procedures, are subject to change without notice. See the 
Graduate Management Admission Council
®
 (GMAC
®
) Web 
site, www.mba.com, for the most up-to-date information. The 
GMAT
®
 test is sponsored, owned, and directed by GMAC
®
, 
a global nonprofit organization composed of graduate busi-
ness schools located in the United States and around the world. 
Two independent testing organizations assist GMAC
®
 in the 
delivery of the GMAT
®
 Program. Pearson VUE, a business of 
NCS Pearson, Inc., administers the GMAT
®
 test and consults 
with GMAC
®
 about general test administration policy. ACT, 
Inc. develops test material, provides certain scoring services, and 
conducts research relating to the test. 
© 2007 by the Graduate Management Admission Council
®
 
(GMAC
®
). All rights reserved. No part of this publication may 
be reproduced, modified or altered (including the creation 
of derivative works) in any form by any means, electronic, 
mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise. This pub-
lication may not be repackaged, sold, or licensed. 
Computer-Adaptive GMAT
®
, Creating Access to Graduate 
Business Education
®
, Exploring the MBA
®
, GMAC
®
, 
GMASS
®
, GMAT
®
, GMAT CAT
®
, GMATPrep
®
, Graduate 
Management Admission Council
®
, Graduate Management 
Admission Search Service
®
, and Graduate Management 
Admission Test
®
 are registered trademarks of the Graduate 
Management Admission Council
®
. Accounting Interactive
®
, 
Finance Interactive
®
, MBA Survival Kit
®
, Quantitative Skills 
Interactive
®
, and Statistics Interactive
®
 are registered trade-
marks of the Graduate Management Admission Council
®
 
and The McGraw-Hill Companies. American Express
®
 is a 
registered trademark of American Express Company. Apple
®
 
and Macintosh
®
 are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc. 
CareerLeader
®
 is a registered trademark of Peregrine Partners. 
JCB
®
 is a registered trademark of JCB International Credit Card 
Co., Ltd. MasterCard
®
 is a registered trademark of MasterCard 
International Incorporated. MBA LOANS
®
 is a service mark of 
HEMAR Insurance Corporation of America. Microsoft
®
 and 
Windows
®
 are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. 
Pearson, the Pearson VUE logo, and VUE are trademarks in 
the United States. and/or other countries, of Pearson Education 
Inc. or its affiliate(s). The PhD Project
SM
 is a service mark of 
KPMG Peat Marwick LLP. TRUSTe
®
 is a registered trade-
mark of Trusted Universal Standards in Electronic Transactions. 
VISA
®
 is a registered trademark of VISA International Service 
Association.
GMATPrep
®
 Software
?????
What is it like to take the actual GMAT
®
 exam? This free software consists of two full-length, 
timed Computer-Adaptive GMAT
®
 tests to take on your own. It offers real, retired GMAT
®
 
questions to help you practice, with answers and explanations, test-taking tips, and a math 
review to get you ready for your test appointment.
Test takers can download this software (Windows
®
 only) or request a  
CD-ROM at www.mba.com/gmatprep.
For more information about the GMAT
®
 exam and for other tools to help you make an 
informed decision about graduate business education, visit www.mba.com/gmatprep.
Contents  The Gma T
®
 exam
 q About the GMAT
®
 Exam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
 q The GMAT
®
 Format. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
 q Your GMAT
®
Appointment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
 q Test Takers Under Age 18. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
 q Testing Accommodations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
 q Rescheduling or Canceling Your Appointment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
 q Test Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
 q Test Preparation for the GMAT
®
 Exam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
 q Test-Taking Suggestions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
	 q Understanding Your Scores . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
 q Canceling Your Scores . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
 q Sending your GMAT
®
 Scores to Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
 q Additional Score Reporting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
 q Retaking the GMAT
®
 Exam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
 q Retest Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
 q Guidelines for the Use of GMAT
®
 Scores. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
  explorin G The mBa
®
 q Choose a Program Type. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
 q Identify the Best Schools for You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
 q Apply Effectively . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
 q Decision Time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
  policies and procedures
 q The Rights and Responsibilities of GMAT
®
 Test Takers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
 q GMAT
®
 Customer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
 q Additional Terms and Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
 q Legal Proceedings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
 q Privacy Policy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
  Form s
 q Instructions for the GMAT
®
 Appointment-Scheduling Form. . . . . . . . . . . . 28
 q GMAT
®
 Appointment-Scheduling Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
 q Additional Score Report Request Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
  appendic es
 q Appendix A: Country Code List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
 q  Appendix B: Test Center List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
 
1
The 11
th
 edition includes a diagnostic test to help you assess where you need to focus your test-  
preparation efforts. If you need additional resources, there are two focused test-preparation guides:
• The Official Guide for GMAT
®
 Quantitative Review
• The Official Guide for GMAT
®
 Verbal Review
The questions in all three books are ordered by difficulty to help 
you save study time. There are also detailed answer explanations to 
help you more fully prepare for the GMAT
®
 test. These are the only 
books on the market with real GMAT
®
 questions and answers by the 
creators of the GMAT
®
 exam.
BUILD?YOUR
CONFIDENCE
With the o fficial Guide
for Gma T
®
 r eview - 11
th
 edition
For more information, visit www.mba.com
 The GMAT
®
 Exam
The GMAT
®
 
Exam
About the GMAT
®
 Exam
The Graduate Management Admission Test
®
 (GMAT
®
) is a computer-adaptive examination administered 
year-round at test centers throughout the world. The GMAT
®
 exam measures verbal, mathematical, and 
analytical writing skills developed over a long period of time. It is specifically designed to help graduate man-
agement programs assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in business and management. 
GMAT
®
 scores are used by almost 4,000 graduate management programs at more than 1,800 schools, many 
of which require GMAT
®
 scores from each applicant.
The test does not measure subjective factors important to academic and career success—such as motivation, 
creativity, interpersonal skills, study skills, or overall success on the job. Your GMAT
®
 scores are only one 
predictor of academic performance in the first year of graduate management school. To find out how your 
GMAT
®
 scores will be used in the application review process, you should contact the admissions office at 
each school to which you are applying. The GMAT
®
 test does not presuppose any specific knowledge of 
business or other specific content areas, nor does it measure achievement in any particular subject areas. Test 
takers should note that the GMAT
®
 test is conducted entirely in English, all instructions are provided in 
English, and all responses must be entered using standard American English characters.
What Is a Computer-Adaptive Test? 
The GMAT
®
 exam is a computer-adaptive test (CAT), which means that questions are selected as you take 
the exam. At the start of each multiple-choice section of the GMAT CAT
®
 exam, you are presented with a 
question of middle difficulty. As you answer each question, the computer scores your answer and uses it—as 
well as your responses to any preceding questions and the test design—to determine which question to pres-
ent next. As long as you respond correctly to each question, questions of increased difficulty typically will be 
presented. When you enter incorrect responses, the computer will generally present you with questions of 
lesser difficulty. As a result, you will get few questions that are either too easy or too difficult for you. Different 
test takers will be given different questions—the GMAT CAT
®
 adjusts to your individual ability level. 
Because the computer uses your response to each question before selecting the next one, you must answer 
each question presented. Once you answer a question and move on, you cannot go back and change your 
previous answers because the computer has already incorporated your answer and the test design require-
ments into its selection of your next question.
Each test section meets established specifications, including the types of questions asked and the subject mat-
ter presented. The statistical characteristics of the questions answered correctly and incorrectly, including 
their difficulty levels, are taken into account in the calculation of scores. Therefore, all GMAT
®
 scores can be 
compared even though test takers answer different questions.
in This sec Tion:
About the GMAT
®
 Exam 
The GMAT
®
 Format 
Your GMAT
®
 Appointment
Test Takers Under Age 18
Test Takers with Disabilities
Rescheduling or Canceling Your 
Appointment
Test Day 
Test Preparation for the GMAT
®
 
Exam
Test-Taking Suggestions
Canceling Your Scores
Sending Your GMAT
®
 Scores to 
Schools
Additional Score Reporting
Understanding Your Scores 
Retaking the GMAT
®
 Exam 
Retest Policy 
Guidelines for the Use of GMAT
®
 
Scores 
For Customer Service, please visit www.mba.com or call GMAT
®
 customer service in your region:
 Americas: +1-800-717-GMAT (4628)  Asia Pacific: +603-8318-9961 China: +86-10-62798877
 Europe/Middle East/Africa: +44 (0) 161 855 7219 India: +91 120 439 7830
Read More
Offer running on EduRev: Apply code STAYHOME200 to get INR 200 off on our premium plan EduRev Infinity!

Related Searches

mock tests for examination

,

practice quizzes

,

Previous Year Questions with Solutions

,

Viva Questions

,

ppt

,

GMAT Information Bulletin 2008 GMAT Notes | EduRev

,

Objective type Questions

,

GMAT Information Bulletin 2008 GMAT Notes | EduRev

,

past year papers

,

shortcuts and tricks

,

Sample Paper

,

video lectures

,

Exam

,

Extra Questions

,

pdf

,

MCQs

,

study material

,

Semester Notes

,

Free

,

Important questions

,

GMAT Information Bulletin 2008 GMAT Notes | EduRev

,

Summary

;