About the Book :
The Official Guide to the GMAT, 13th Edition will be the only guide on the market that contains official questions from the new Integrated Reasoning component being fully integrated into the test in June 2012. Because this component is more interactive than other core components in the GMAT exam (Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing), the Integrated Reasoning practice questions are housed on a companion website that readers will be able to access after purchasing the book.In addition, 20% of the current questions are replaced -- all with official questions used on actual GMAT exams. No other GMAT study guide can provide this.This book is the only guide on the market to include study information and practice questions written by the writers of the test.
About the Author :
The Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) is the association of leading graduate business schools around the world. GMAC's mission is to meet the needs of business schools and students through a wide array of products, services, and programs, and the organization serves as a primary resource of research and information about quality graduate management education. GMAC is the owner and administrator of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). Created in 1954, the GMAT is the first and only standardized test specifically designed for graduate business and management programs. Available in nearly 100 countries, it is the global standard for entry to the MBA degree course. Currently about 3,000 schools and 4,000--5,000 programs have adopted the GMAT.
Interesting Facts :
GMAC is implementing the first test change to the GMAT exam in more than 10 years. The new integrated reasoning component will be implemented into the GMAT exam in June 2012. Currently the test is comprised of Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing sections. It now will be comprised of Verbal, Quantitative, Analytical Writing, and Integrated Reasoning sections.This will be the only guide on the market with official Integrated Reasoning questions written by the makers of the GMAT exam.Since publication in March 2009, The Official Guide to the GMAT has sold more than 500,000 units worldwide.The Official Guide to the GMAT has consistently been the No.1 bestselling guide to studying for the GMAT Test (UK Bookscan)The Official Guide to the GMAT consistently outpaces its closest Bookscan competitors, often three to one.Around 267,000 GMAT exams were taken in 2009.GMAT test takers often take the test multiple times to increase their score. Approximately 21% of GMAT tests are taken by people who have taken the test more than once within a year. Test takers are permitted to take the test as many as five times within a 12-month period.