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Test Preparation Guide

This guide is for presentation of various test preparation materials and recourses.


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Graduate School

What is the GMAT?

The GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is a computer-adaptive test designed to assess analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills for use in admission to a graduate management program.

What to expect on the GMAT

The GMAT is a computer adaptive test, meaning that the tests adjusts to the test-taker's skill level. It has four sections designed to assess the aforementioned skills: Analytical writing, integrated reasoning, quantitative aptitude, and verbal reasoning. The GMAT is slightly over three hours in length.


What is the GRE?

The GRE (Graduate Record Examination) is a standardized test that is an admissions requirement for many graduate schools in North America. It is designed to measure verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills.

What to expect on the GRE

The GRE is a computer-adaptive test that has three sections: Analytical writing, quantitative, and verbal. It is three hours and 45 minutes in length.


What is the MAT?

The MAT (Miller Analogies Test) is a standardized test used primarily for graduate school admissions in the United States.

What to expect on the MAT

The MAT consists of 120 partial analogies that measure general knowledge about the humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, and social science. The test is 60 minutes long.