Graduate Management News

Test Update Ushers in the Next Generation GMAT Study Materials

Three GMAT study products—GMATPrep® software, The Official Guide for GMAT® Review, and the GMAT Write® tool —are undergoing major makeovers along with the GMAT exam, which is adding a new Integrated Reasoning section on June 5.

GMATPrep software

The next generation of GMATPrep software will help candidates prepare, practice and improve whether they have Windows or Mac. The new version:

GMAT Prep Products 

The Official Guide for GMAT Review, 13th Edition

The best-selling GMAT study guide, often used as a textbook by GMAT study groups and courses, includes more than 900 retired questions from the actual GMAT exam. The 13th edition:

GMAT Write tool

This web-based essay-writing practice tool includes GMAT writing prompts and real-time scoring by the automated essay-scoring engine used by the official GMAT exam. With the GMAT exam dropping the Analysis of an Issue prompt, so does the GMAT Write tool. The new version:

“As the GMAT exam evolves to meet the current and future needs of management schools and students, so do our study materials,” said Andy Martelli, GMAC vice president, new product development. “It’s our goal to produce products that help students prepare for, and get the most from, their graduate management experience.”

In addition to the updated study products, GMAC has released the GMAT Handbook (formerly the GMAT Information Bulletin), which gives test takers the information they need to know and agree to register for the GMAT exam. The free handbook is available at mba.com/gmathandbook. GMAC will also host a virtual event for students with more on Integrated Reasoning, featuring an online scavenger hunt, live Twitter, Facebook and Q&A chats, April 17-19. Go to mba.com/virtualevents.