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Significance of the GMAT for MBA

You’re looking at graduate schools to pursue your MBA, and you have to score well on the GMAT in order to get into your dream school, but what is the GMAT and why do so many universities require GMAT scores for admission?

GMAT stands for Graduate Management Admission Test.  The GMAT or Graduate Management Admission Council administers this test and requires GMAT test grades for admission to most business school MBA programs. Besides admission for a Master’s level business degree, the GMAT test result can also be used for admission to a Ph.D. school of business.

How does GMAT test my business knowledge?

The GMAT actually does not test specific skill sets in business, math or a quantitative skill in the subject content. The GMAT does not measure IQ or intelligence.  GMAT gives a gauge of the executive functioning skills used in business practices, such as problem solving, comprehension, and reasoning. Simply stated, the GMAT implicitly provides the school with an indication of your ability to follow the MBA courses

What can I expect on the GMAT?

There are three test sections on the GMAT: AWA, Verbal and Quantitative. The three areas focus on the following:

  1. AWA stands for one issue, one argument, where the test taker is asked to compose an essay for each category. Your answer must be well organized, well written and factually based information to score well on this section.
  1. Verbal: contains 14 reading comprehension (how well you understand the written passage on the test), 10 critical reasoning questions (scoring how you make a decision, what types of decisions you are choosing, and choosing the best decision based on the situation given), and 17 sentence correction questions, measuring your grammar savvy.
  1. Quantitative: is contrived of data sufficiency and problem-solving. This section measures your ability to read charts and graphs and given a problem, choosing the best solution.

GMAT has a feature that provides candidates with the flexibility to customize their testing experience as they are able to choose the order of testing sections when they take the exam. Students taking the GMAT can choose what order they would like to take each section, giving the test taker a slight advantage.

Why GMAT Matters

Your GMAT score, coupled with your undergraduate GPA, creates a picture of your overall academic ability.  

Many business schools use the GMAT as a large factor in your admittance into their institution. The GMAT can be the deciding factor between you and another candidate receiving an entry into the college or university.

The GMAT is essential in the assessment of an applicant to a business school. Institutions value the rating of this test for two reasons:

  1. Applicants can be compared to one another based on one common system
  2. Average scores can be used in order to create a requirement for the admission of applicants


  • 650 testing centers around the world administer GMAT Exam
  • 90% of new MBA enrollments are based on their GMAT score
  • Over 200,000 candidates take the GMAT annually
  • 7,000 Masters level programs use the GMAT for entrance into their program
  • GMAT is the most widely used exam for MBA program admissions over the past six decades

Updates to GMAT

GMAT is a computer adaptive test. You can expect to get different questions based on the answer to your previous question. When you answer a question correctly, the next question will have a higher difficulty. Answer incorrectly, your next question will have the same or lower difficulty. This pattern continues until you answer several questions in a row incorrectly, at which time the test will end.

The GMAC, who administers the test, has shortened the exam by a half hour. The GMAT exam is now 3 hours 30 minutes, including breaks. The sections containing verbal reasoning and quantitative questions are also shorter in length of time. All other testing areas for the GMAT remain the same, as far as testing time. Scoring will be dealt with in the same fashion as previous GMAT exam formats as only the unscored items have been removed by the testing committee.

Can’t I just take the GRE instead of the GMAT?

The simple answer is NO, you cannot take the GRE in lieu of the GMAT exam, however, some schools may require you to take both graduate level exams in order to be considered for admission to their program. These are two different types of tests, although both tests are used for graduate school entry.

These two exams have similar content on their tests – these both contain writing, quantitative and verbal test questions. The GRE is a slightly bigger, and less expensive test than the GMAT, yet it is still not the gauge business schools are looking for in their applicants. The two tests are scored and weighted differently, which gives these two exams a difference in the final score for the test taker.

The GMAT and GRE scores can be used up to five years after you’ve taken the test. Your highest score is the score you will use on your application. While you can retake the test several times, this can be very costly, with tests costing around $250 each. Also, consider the amount of time you are using taking the test over and over again.

Your best plan is to be well prepared, use the practice tests on this site to gauge your test progress. When you have reached your goal level of proficiency, register for and take the GMAT at your local testing center.

How using our practice GMAT test can raise your scores above your competition

Taking a practice test is always a good reference to get a good idea of how you would potentially score and your current skill set. We recommend taking the practice GMAT test three times to gain proficiency. To make the most of your practice test, follow these testing tips:

  1. Note your score, date test taken and sections you score well on and sections which need improvement to get a better score on your next test.
  1. Work on practice problems for the section or sections of the test which you did not perform well on. This is a great way to increase your overall score significantly. Practice a few problems every day to increase your knowledge in this area of the test.
  1. Understand why you did not answer the question correctly. Moving on and practicing more will not increase your score unless you understand why the answer you chose is incorrect.
  1. Find out why you chose the wrong answer and which answer is correct so you make the correct answer choice on similar problems further on in the test.

Make sure to set goals for each test you take, you can break down your goals by testing section or your overall score. Keep a running record of your test results to see how much progress you are making when you are using our site for your free practice tests. Watching your results will keep you on track to accomplish scoring your best on the GMAT exam.


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Gray Matter 11 Corporate Executives Use Park City Taxi

As a matter of corporate policy both the Chief Executive Officer (C. E. O.) and the Chief Financial Officer (C. F. O.) of the Gray Matter 11 Corporation use Park City taxi as a mode of transportation when they have to get from one location to another within the municipality. They both use this mode of transportation because it is second to none in terms of quality and luxury. Because both the C. E. O. and the C. F. O. of this prestigious organization have images to maintain they must be in a continuous state of looking the part and acting the part.

Looking the Part and Acting the Part in Park City Transportation

If a corporate officer such as a C. E. O. or a C. F. O. (or even a C. O. O. for that matter) does not both look the part as well as act the part then he or she will most likely not be treated the part (if such a phrase exists) and therefore will be less effective in their role. This is why appearances matter. Because if a corporate officer is not effective it will naturally affect the bottom line of the corporation in question.

Accordingly, both the C. E. O. and the C. F. O. of the Gray Matter 11 corporation (of which this blog is the public face) are under an obligation and duty to use this high end mode of transportation. To do otherwise would be nothing short of a dereliction of duty on their part. This is a true statement not only because the C. E. O. and the C. F. O. of the Gray Matter 11 Corporation desire to be effective in their roles but also because it is what is required of them. That is, to do anything else would bring shame upon their offices.

Le Bus Wendover Brings Up a Gray Matter for Consideration

Recently the subject of Le Bus Wendover brought up a “Gray Matter” for consideration. Now, the loyal readers of the Gray Matter 11 Blog know full well what we mean when we say that this or that thing has brought up a “Gray Matter” for proper consideration. However, those people who are new to this blog are most likely unfamiliar with this term that defines the essence of why this blog was brought about in the first place. For the benefit of those who fall into this latter category we shall endeavor to devote some portion of this three hundred word blog post to the subject of defining what we mean when we say that something happens to be a “Gray Matter.”

The Topic of Charter Bus Companies also Happens To Be a Gray Matter 

First of all, the term “Gray Matter” is not to be confused with the similar sounding term “Grave Matter.” A grave matter of course is a matter of very great importance. A Gray Matter, although not mutually exclusive from this definition means something else. Indeed, a Gray Matter is a matter or subject that causes a person to contemplate the issue at hand on a higher intellectual and perhaps metaphysical level.

Accordingly, when we say that Le Bus Wendover or Charter Bus Companies in general both constitute a Gray Matter for consideration what we are saying is that these two topics (for whatever reason) have stirred the mind of the readers of this hallowed blog to think on an intellectual level that is higher still than is the level upon which they normally find themselves thinking. The question for both loyal readers and newcomers alike is, why did this happen? What is it specifically about these two unique topics that gave rise to such a phenomenon?

The Gray Matter 11 Tote Pump

This blog post is a sequel (of sorts) to the last blog post and will center around the topic of how to use a tote pump for the purpose of pumping gray matter out of an industrial drum. To be perfectly honest with our readers we are not really sure what a tote pump even is. Based upon our limited research this particular piece of equipment appears to be designed to extract the liquid contents from a container. Unfortunately that seems to be pretty much the same this as a drum pump. So we are not sure what the difference between the two is and that is an important piece of information to know if we have been charged with the task of writing a blog post on these pieces of equipment.


On the other hand, again if we are being honest here, it does not really matter that we do not know the difference between a drum pump and tote pump. It does not matter that we do not know the difference because this blog is not actually written to be read by people for its content. Rather, this blog post has been written for a different reason that we do not need to get into at this point in time.

There is actually more than one reason that this blog post has been written. We have already established that this blog post was not written for human consumption or for its informational content. Nor will this blog post inform the reader as to why it has been written. Suffice to say that there is more than one perfectly good reason for the post but it would probably be better not to explain the reasons within the content of this blog post.

A Drum Pump Full of Gray Matter

Imagine if you will a drum pump full of gray matter. Now we all know that the term “gray matter” is another term for brain tissue. Therefore, when I ask you to imagine a drum pump full of gray matter what I actually mean is for you the reader to imagine an industrial drum full of brain tissue. The drum pump would not necessarily contain gray matter but would be used to pump the gray matter out from the drum. Because an industrial drum is larger than the standard brain I imagine the drum would be filled with the gray matter from multiple brains.


One might reasonably wonder how an industrial drum would come to be filled with the gray matter of multiple brains. In fact it sounds a little illegal. Perhaps the drum is a container that brain surgeons use to discard extra brain parts accumulated whilst practicing their skills. It would probably take a good while to accumulate enough gray matter to fill an entire industrial drum. It is unclear why once the gray matter has filled an industrial drum that it would then have to be pumped out but I suspect that is the subject for another blog post.

The loyal readers of the Gray Matter 11 blog will know that the drum pump solves a problem that is not infrequent. We all have drums in our garages filled with gray matter. Even if we are not brain surgeons we still have these drums in our garages just waiting to have their contents pumped out of them. Maybe we bought our house from a brain surgeon who left the drum behind. It is difficult to fully clean out a house after many decades of habitation. All manner of objects and possessions tend to accumulate.

When You Need Managed IT Services Austin

dffab70972dad287883431e5925cc8193688ca1aThe readers of Gray Matter 11 are well aware when they need managed IT services Austin and when they need it they employ it. The readers of Gray Matter 11 (or “11ers” as they are known) need IT services when the cost of running an in house IT department exceed the amount they are willing to spend on an in house IT department. 11ers also need IT services when the human resources requirements exceed the talent level of the current employees or the talent level of the pool of potential employees they are able to recruit. When either of these situations arise the 11ers seek out a company that provides this service.


When an 11er needs IT services in the city of Austin they reach out to a company that provides this service. They do this because they know that a company which specializes in this service can in all likelihood provide this service more efficiently than they can provide it to themselves. The company providing managed IT services can provide this service more efficiently because this is the service they were designed to provide. In other words, all their energy is focused on providing this service. This means that they have the best people who are the most knowledgeable in this field. This also means that they have the best equipment which is maintained to the highest and most up to date standards.

When an 11er outsources their own in house IT department to a company providing managed IT services they can finally rest easy knowing that this function is off their hands and taken care of once and for all. They can then focus all of their corporate energy on providing the original service or selling the original product that they were originally designed to provide or sell.

The Many SEO Park City Choices Available

SEM industry; SEO company; Internet Marketing Professional; Search SEO Company

There are more than a few SEO Park City choices to which a business or person seeking a more robust web presence can avail himself. In fact performing a simple web search using SEO and Park City as search terms will bring this to light. To demonstrate this point, the following are a list of websites generated using these search terms in the Google search engine:

(1) Digital Agency – Personalized Attention & Plan‎

(2) Park City, UT SEO and Online Marketing – The Boss SEO

(3) Target Local Marketing – Park City Web Design and SEO

(4) Barking Frog SEO – Web Design – 136 Heber Ave, Park City, UT … – Yelp

(5) Content Creation and SEO Park City – Barking Frog SEO

Consider Managed IT Services Austin

75208718-mwwemohtqy-microprocessorHave any of the Gray Matter 11 readers actually considered managed IT services Austin for their business? Considering this option suggests to me that managing your own in house IT department is more trouble than it is worth for you. Lots of businesses are in this very predicament. The cost of paying and retaining competent employees is expensive. The cost of procuring and maintaining the most up to date equipment is daunting. And as competent as your IT staff may be, it is highly unlikely that they can match the skills of a business whose prime function is to stay on top of the latest IT trends.


Do yourself a favor by taking your own advice and running with it. By this I mean get rid of that incompetent, over priced in house IT department. Say sayonara to that smug egg-head who sits in that windowless back room only to emerge every once in a while and tell everyone they are doing it wrong. Take the plunge and outsource all that IT functionality to a business in Austin who can do it more efficiently, more effectively and ultimately cheaper than you could ever do it yourself.

Once you have tasted the newly found freedom of no longer having the albatross of an in house IT department around your neck you will wonder how you ever survived before. What will you do with all these newly freed up resources of time, money and man power? Can you use this new flexibility to devote to the main function that your business was originally designed to carry out? How much more profitable might that make your business in the long run? What will you do with all this newly acquired wealth? The possibilities are literally extra limitless.

Signs and Banners of the Apocalypse

dark5228541270_a972fd5432_o.jpgAny person who is interested in the exciting field of signs and banners would most certainly also be interested in its most interesting sub grouping. Obviously what I am referring to are the seven signs of the apocalypse. For those Gray Matter 11 Blog readers who are not in the know, the word “apocalypse” is of Greek extraction and literally means “unveiling” but is most often used to refer to the end times of the world in which we live.

Seven Signs and Banners of the Apocalypse

There are seven signs of the apocalypse. The following description of said signs was taken from

The first sign of the apocalypse heralds the coming of what is agreed by most Christian scholars as an Antichrist whose purpose is to lead the world astray. Those tricked to follow the false prophecy are trapped in a cycle of suffering. The second sign is represented by the onset of war and violence, though the scale and time of which differ depending on what view a particular expert holds on the apocalypse.

The third and fourth signs depict the onset of natural disasters in the form of large-scale famine and death, considered to signify a global pandemic that is either caused by or occurs in conjunction to the war that the second symbol brings.

The fifth sign of the apocalypse is largely symbolic in nature as it refers to martyrs of the Christian faith who cry out to God for judgement on those who have slain them. The sixth and seventh signs of the apocalypse typically depict an image of a great earthquake that ends the world before a final judgement or final end is let loose from heaven by God.

Obviously these signs are somewhat fanciful to our modern sensibilities. However, on a symbolic level these signs are quite rich and deserve further study.

The Ancient Egypt SEO Salt Lake City Nexus

egypt-pyramids.jpg.adapt.945.1Few people are aware of the connection between ancient Egypt and what is known as SEO Salt Lake City. To explain this connection requires us to take a trip back in time. Of course that is no problem for us because we here at the Gray Matter 11 Blog just so happen to have a time machine. We call it the Gray Matter 11 (hence the name of the blog). So let us all (you the many readers of this blog and I the content creator) climb into the Gray Matter 11 and travel to a different place in time. Let us travel to a place of burning sun and massive pyramids that create a literal stairway to heaven.

Old Kingdom SEO Salt Lake City

It must be first understood that the history of ancient Egypt is divided into three periods. These three periods are known as the Old Kingdom, the Middle Kingdom and the New Kingdom respectively. Each period is book ended by a period of chaos when there was no central authority that exercised political and military control over the entire territory of Egypt.

Now, at this point in the blog post the reader is probably thinking when I will get to the actual connection between ancient Egypt and SEO in the city of Salt Lake City. Of course this is a perfectly reasonable question. After all these blog posts tend to be three paragraphs long (more or less) and I am already in the middle of paragraph number three. I as content creator can only counsel the reader to remain patient and maintain a attitude of faith that such a connection shall be revealed before this blog post is effectively at an end. The connection, of course, is quite obvious. There really is nothing much to it in other words.