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Economist’s GMAT prep course announces its first ever BRIGHTEST MINDS MBA SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Economist GMAT Tutor, a product from Which MBA? at The Economist Group, announced the launch today of its first ever BRIGHTEST MINDS MBA SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST.

The contest is open to all prospective MBA or EMBA students worldwide. The winner will be the student who scores the highest on The Economist GMAT Tutor simulation test. The simulated GMAT exam utilizes adaptive technology similar to that of the real GMAT, so the difficulty level adjusts according to the test-taker’s ability. The winning student will be awarded a $25,000 scholarship towards tuition to one of the premiere business school sponsors, listed below.

- The Rady School of Management
- UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School
- International University Of Monaco
- Melbourne Business School
- Audencia Nantes, School of Management
- CEIBS – China Europe Int’l Business School
- University of Virginia Darden School of Business
- National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School
- HEC Paris MBA
- Indiana University Kelley School of Business
- Yonsei University School of Business (Yonsei Global MBA)
- University of Oregon Lundquist College of Business
- Warwick Business School
- University of Florida MBA Programs
- Grenoble Graduate School of Business
- University of Edinburgh Business School
- The St. Gallen MBA
- Weatherhead School of Management Global MBA
“Many of our readers develop a relationship with The Economist as students and early in their careers because they recognize the increasing importance of a global perspective to business success,” said David Kaye, SVP of Economist Media Businesses, who added, “We are pleased to connect students with schools that can help them take the next step in their careers while offering a few outstanding students financial support towards their goals.”

The contest officially opens February 1, 2014 and will close at 11:59pm EST on April 25, 2014. The winner will be announced on May 15th at the Which MBA? Online Fair. Five runners-up will receive a free GMAT preparation course from Economist GMAT Tutor, worth $550 each.

Technical requirements for our Patent Bar practice tests

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Our patent bar requires the freely available Java plugin from Oracle. Please ensure you are running the latest version by visiting this page.

After installing any updates offered on that site – please restart and attempt to launch the practice test again.

If that fails to resolve any issues launching our tests – your problem likely stems from some sort of configuration issue in your Internet Explorer browser. The easiest fix for that type of problem is to simply install the freely available Chrome browser from Google by visiting this page.

After you install Chrome, open our patent bar launch page in Chrome by visiting this link and then launch any of the available practice tests – good luck with your preparations!

Customer query regarding GMAT scoring

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

A student recently wrote questioning why his GMAT score was lower  than expected based upon the number of questions he missed in the quantitative section and his sectional scores. We replied with the following explanation.

It’s important to understand that due to the rounding and ten point segmentation the GMAT uses when calculating sectional and total scores from your raw score, the real scoring algorithm commonly produces a slightly different total score for the same pair of sectional scores and vice versa. For example, it is not an error to see one student earn a total GMAT score of 580 paired with a 35 verbal and 35 math and to also see another student earn a total GMAT score of 570 paired with a 35 verbal and 35 math. This is due to the fact that your total GMAT score is not calculated directly from your GMAT section scores. Instead, both your total and sectional GMAT scores are derived from your underlying raw score.

Moreover – the location of your mistakes within the test are critically important in determining your score. A miss near the beginning of a section is a much higher deduction than a miss at the end of the section. This is another reason you can’t easily compare results based solely on “number of missed questions” – I hope that sheds some light on scoring within the GMAT. Best of luck in your preparations!

GRE Score Calculator available now!

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

By popular demand we’ve just released a GRE score calculator to help you convert old GRE scores to revised GRE scores. Let us know what you think!

Integrated Reasoning – GMAT Revision

Monday, March 19th, 2012

GMAC is scheduled to update the GMAT starting June 2012 with an entirely new section called “Integrated Reasoning” – read more about the pending changes here.

Open Registration for the Economist’s Executive MBA Fair

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

The Economist‘s Executive MBA Fair – online November 11th 2011 – FREE:

Meet Executive MBA admissions officers from programs around the world at this FREE online fair. Gain insight into the MBA experience by chatting with alumni, watching webinars and videos, and downloading resources. Sign up free or learn more!

** Sign up now for your chance to win a free iPad 2 when you visit 3+ business school booths on November 11th.

 


Invitation to attend the QS Grad School Tour this fall

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Secure your place now and get closer to your ideal Masters or PhD program

Registrants will be able to take advantage of the following:

  • Speak directly to admissions directors from the world’s top grad schools and universities
  • Apply for over $1.2m worth of exclusive QS scholarships to help fund your education
  • Discuss the common do’s and don’ts of applications
  • Participate in discussions with national and international Grad admissions officers, directors and alums
  • Network with fellow applicants and alumni
  • Attend a Free GRE strategy seminar
  • Get all the relevant info about career opportunities after your program

All this and more…   Register now for the world’s leading Grad School Tour

Wanted: GRE Question Writers

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Seeking practice test writers for the newly revised #GRE – we offer very competitive rates for 100% remote (work from home) GRE question writers. Visit http://www.catprep.com/gre-question-writers.html for more details!

Pleased to announce that we’re now a Verisign Trusted website

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

We’ve recently engaged Verisign to scan our website for malware daily and authenticate our online identity. This should give our current and future students peace of mind as they avail themselves of our online services. Feel free to verify our Verisign Trust seal in the footer of every page on catprep.com by simply clicking it.

Customer Feedback

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

We love helping our students meet their test day goals and really enjoy hearing feedback like the following response to our GRE customer satisfaction survey:

“I ordered two practice tests. One I did very well on, the other not so good. The experience of taking the timed tests helped me prepare for my GRE and I was able to meet my goals on test day.”