GMAT Study Books
The Graduate Management Admission Test is a standardized test commonly used to test readiness to achieve admissions into Business, Management, and other related graduate programs. The test consists of four sections: quantitative, verbal, analytic writing, and a new integrated reasoning section. This popular and rigorous test is administered in over 110 countries.
- 1. The Official Guide for GMAT Review
As the name says, this is the official guide created by the GMAT test creators. Containing more than 900 questions from past tests, a new companion website with integrated reasoning questions, diagnostic section to help you learn where to focus your test preparation efforts, this book offers one of the most comprehensive review packages. Also included are full answers with detailed explanations for practice questions, grammar review, comprehensive math review, and actual essay topics with sample responses and score guide information to help you prepare for the types of questions you will encounter on the exam. Finally, free software is included which allows you to download two full-length practice exams and review questions.
- 2. Kaplan GMAT Premier 2016
This book is highly rated by reviewers and test-takers to provide authentic test preparation. The Kaplan GMAT Premier contains six practice tests (five of which are available online), answer explanations with details, integrated reasoning strategies paired with practice questions, and even a free version of the review guide for you iPad. Reviews boast that more people are admitted into business school after preparing for the GMAT with a Kaplan course than from any other major test preparation company. In addition to the standard GMAT prep book, Kaplan also offers nine GMAT prep courses and other retail products.
- 3. Manhattan GMAT Complete Strategy Set
Manhattan GMAT, a growing test preparation company, aims to help students achieve goals by offering the highest quality curriculum and instructors for test prep courses and this book doesn't fail to uphold their high standards. This comprehensive strategy guide set includes ten different guides, each aligned to meet the standards set out by the GMAT Official Guide. The guides, which are meant to be used in conjunction with one another cover each content area of math, analytic, and integrated reasoning exams. This set includes six computer-adaptive practice exams, more than 200 extra practice questions, a new guide designed to focus on the 2012 Integrated Reasoning section, and topical sets of Official guide practice questions with detailed explanations for the answers. With a set of guides, preparation questions, and test-taking strategies you can rest assured that you will be fully prepared to tackle the GMAT.
- 4. The GMAT Roadmap
This study guide put out by Manhattan, might be a strong companion to other test guides. Providing a blueprint for how students should prepare for the exam The GMAT Roadmap leads students through test preparation, studying tips, and test day tips. Using all the knowledge of the Manhattan GMAT instructors, practical advice is given on how to perform your best on test day. Focusing on strategy and proper execution of strategy, this guidebook helps students to plan how to study, how to stick to that plan and even how to deal with test anxiety. The book includes a year's time access to six computer-adaptive practice exams and an Official Guide titled, "Archer."
- 5. 1,037 Practice Questions for the New GMAT
The name says it all with this study guide put out by Princeton. Unlike the more recent "Cracking the New GMAT" by the same company, this guide is chock full of questions that, while still containing some typos, seem to be a more accurate reflection of the test itself. Watch out for mistakes if you pick this one, but you can also be sure to find over a thousand practice questions, a full-length diagnostic test, access to integrated reasoning questions both online and in the book, math and verbal drills (including drills for the new question types), and math and verbal drills broken down by subject type so that you can focus your studies on your areas of weakness. Finally, detailed answers and explanations of each answer are available with this GMAT prep book.