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Dr. Donnelly can teach you the correct approach for each type of question that will appear on the GMAT. This will significantly increase your chances of getting the required score to attend the school of your choice.

Private GMAT lessons with Dr. Donnelly are available either online via Skype for those students living outside of the New York City area or in-person at our Midtown Manhattan office conveniently located at 1460 Broadway, (corner of 41st Street) only one block away from Metro stations for the A, B, C, D, E, F, M, N, Q, R, S, 1, 2, 3, and 7 trains.

Over the years, Dr. Donnelly has helped literally hundreds of students to improve their GMAT scores significantly and achieve their goal of getting accepted into a top-tier business school. We are confident that he can do the same for you.

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About the GMAT

Learn how to Improve your score

The GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) is a computer adaptive test (CAT) which assesses a person's analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in standard written English in preparation for being admitted into a graduate management program, such as an MBA.

Getting into the right MBA program at your top-choice business school is a highly competitive process so you'll need to prepare thoroughly for each section of the GMAT.


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  1. How to Improve your GMAT Score
  2. Understand your GMAT Score Report
  3. Contact Dr. Donnelly about GMAT lessons
  4. Reviews and Testimonials
  5. GMAT Exam Section by Section
    1. Verbal Reasoning Section
    2. Quantitative Section
    3. Integrated Reasoning Section
    4. Analytical Writing Assessment

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Overview of the GMAT

Section by Section

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The GMAT Exam

The GMAT Exam is currently accepted by over 5,600 graduate programs across 1,700 universities and organizations around the world. The test consists of one written essay and a total of 89 computer adaptive questions which are selected based on your answers to previous the questions. The GMAT Test is meant to assess a candidate’s academic skills and predict their success in a graduate business program.

You will have 3 1/2 hours (with breaks) to complete the test. After you take your exam, you will have two minutes to decide whether to accept or cancel your scores. You will NOT be shown your score before you decide. After you accept your score, you will be provided with an unofficial score on the screen and you may pickup a printed copy of the score at the front desk of the testing center. Your printout will include an authentication code that will enable you to access your official scores.

The GMAT has 4 main sections:

i. Verbal Reasoning Section,

ii. Quantitative Section,

iii. Integrated Reasoning Section,

iv. Analytical Writing Assessment.

GMAT Scores

Your GMAT score report includes your Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, Verbal, and Total scores. Your "Total GMAT Score" is based on your Quantitative and Verbal scores only. Your Analytical Writing Assessment and Integrated Reasoning scores do not affect the Total score. Total GMAT scores range from 200 to 800; two-thirds of test takers score between 400 and 600. Verbal and Quantitative scores range from 0 to 60.

Analytical Writing Assessment scores range from 0 to 6. Integrated Reasoning (IR) scores range from 1 to 8 in single-digit intervals; no partial credit is given. Note that these 2 sections do not count towards the "Total Score". GMAT scores are valid for five years from the date the test taker sits for the exam until the date of matriculation. All scores and cancellations in the past 5 years will be on a student's score report.

Registering to take the GMAT

Registering for the GMAT is relatively straight forward but has several requirements that must be met. These are as follows: Students must be at least 18 years old, Students between 13 and 17 may take the exam with parental or legal guardian approval, The GMAT cannot be taken more than 5 times within a 12 month period, There must be at least 31 days between taking the test again, The GMAT has no set test dates - students may schedule their own exam. The current cost for taking the exam is $250.

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