"Official GMAT" Test Prep Goes Mobile With App for iPhones and iPads and Actual GMAT Questions From the Maker of the Test

Game Center Feature Lets You Study While "Competing" Against Other App Users

RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - May 25, 2011) - For the first time, GMAT test takers can prep for the exam using actual questions from past exams directly from their iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. The "Official GMAT" app (US$4.99), launched today by Graduate Management Admission Council, makers of the GMAT exam, is a portable, mobile version of the Official Guide to GMAT Review book series and includes features that make preparing for the GMAT more convenient and fun, such as:

  • Game Center feature that allows you to scoreboard your practice-exam results and instantly compare them with other "Official GMAT" app users.

  • Hundreds of official* test questions and full answer explanations from the makers of the GMAT exam.

  • Question timer to practice keeping pace for the exam because our research shows that proper pacing is important to completing the GMAT.

  • Two modes of operation, "Exam" and "Practice," allow you to focus on individual questions and take practice exams when you want.

  • Exam date "countdown" reminder.

  • Performance tracking center lets you track your performance on each "mini-exam" so you can see if you are improving. It also tracks your guesses (this is important because your score can suffer if you leave questions blank on the GMAT, which is given in a computer-adaptive format).

  • Add more practice questions on the go and "in app" (question packs with 250 questions are available for US$ 9.99).

  • Integrated with social media sites such as the Official GMAT blogTwitter and Facebook.

  • Users can register on mba.com directly from the app in order to compare schools, explore financing options, register for the GMAT and find other prep materials.

"There is plenty to like about the 'Official GMAT' app," says Peg Jobst, executive vice president of the GMAT division at GMAC. "No other app gives you access to real questions from the GMAT exam as well as a fun way to keep your skills sharp and connect with others who are getting ready for the exam. The Official GMAT app also opens doors to an array of tools and services that can help you not only prepare for the exam but also get ready for business school."

The "Official GMAT" app joins a family of test prep options available on multiple platforms from GMAC, including GMAT Paper Tests, free GMATPrep software and the recently released digital talking book version of the Official Guide.

*The app gets its questions directly from a pool used in the printed Official Guide to GMAT Review series.

About the GMAT exam

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is the most widely used exam for graduate business and management education in the world. Today, more than 5,000 business and management programs use the GMAT in the admissions process. The exam is available nearly every day of the week at more than 560 test centers in 111 countries. To learn more about the test, visit www.mba.com.

To view a video of the app in action, click here or visit the GMAC News Center.