GMAT Integrated Reasoning Practice Tests

We’ve updated all our GMAT practice tests (including our free GMAT practice test demo) to include the new Integrated Reasoning section. The new IR section is significantly more complex than the other sections on the GMAT and practicing sitting for it with a realistic test is essential for all prospective MBA candidates. As always - we welcome our students’ feedback. Let us know what you think of the updates!


Customer query regarding GMAT scoring

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!

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

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.


Economist Group's MBA Fairs Update

Full-time MBA Fair To Be Held On November 9th and 10th And Executive MBA Fair To Be Held On November 11th
November 2, 2011

New York, NY—The Economist’s Online Fairs business will hold three days
of graduate education fairs in early November. The first fair, which
focuses on full-time MBA programs, will be held on November 9th and
10th. The second fair, which is devoted to executive MBAs, will take
place on November 11th. Interested participants can log on from
anywhere and can register for free on the Full-time MBA website ( ) and on the
Executive MBA ( )
Both fairs provide a unique opportunity for prospective students to
interact with admissions officers from schools around the world. Fair
attendees will also be able to speak with alumni from those schools to
better understand daily life as a student. Visitors can watch Bill
Ridgers, The Economist’s Business Education Editor, interview full-time
and executive MBA alumni in a taped panel discussion.
“Choosing the right school is an important part of the business school
decision process,” said Isaac Showman, Vice-President and Head of Online
Fairs. “The fairs we’ve created allow prospective students to interact
with and learn as much as possible about the exhibiting schools,
enabling students to make more informed decisions about what’s right for

A variety of well-known universities will take part in each fair.
TiasNimbas, University of Bath, University of New South Wales
(Australia), University of California- Riverside, and the University of
Hong Kong are among those participating in the MBA Fair. Darden School
of Business, Georgia Southern University and the International
University of Monaco will have exhibits in the Executive MBA Fair.

For more information or to arrange an interview contact:
Amy Jaick
Communications Manager, The Economist

About Online Fairs:
Online Fairs develops online representations of tradition trade shows,
providing all the benefits of a physical tradeshow, but with the added
benefit of the scale and accountability of the internet. Events focus
on a variety of subjects including education, investment and recruitment
sectors, as well as client-specific topics particularly in the
technology industry. In addition to creating engaging and interactive
events, Online Fairs offers turnkey event solutions covering all aspects
of event production and content.> Sent by a member of The Economist
Group. The Group’s parent company is The Economist Newspaper Limited,
registered in England with company number 236383 and registered office
at 25 St James’s Street, London, SW1A 1HG. For Group company
registration details go to


Open Registration for the Economist's Executive MBA Fair

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.



Open Registration for the Economist's Full-time MBA Fair

The Economist‘s Full-time MBA Fair - online November 9th and 10th 2011 – FREE:

Meet full-time 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 5+ business school booths on November 9th-10th.


Meet top business schools at The 2011 MBA Tour

The 2011 MBA Tour stops in Canada in early November: Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal

One stop for all your MBA Questions
MBA Panels: Cover valuable admissions topics
School Presentations: easily compare programs
Fair: Speak with school reps and alumni
Bonus Workshops: GMAT Strategy, Application help

Register for free:

Participating Business schools:
Brock University
Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
City University London
Concordia University
Copenhagen Business School
Cornell University
Dalhousie University
HEC Montréal
HEC Paris
Hult International Business School
IE Business School
McGill University
McMaster University
Politecnico di Milano University
Queen’s University
Richard Ivey School of Business
Ryerson University
SDA Bocconi School of Management
Simon Fraser University
University at Buffalo, SUNY
University of Alberta
University of British Columbia
University of Hong Kong
University of Northern British Columbia
University of Rochester
University of Toronto
University of Toronto, Mississaugua
Wilfrid Laurier University
York University - Schulich School of Business

(not all schools participating in every city)


Student query regarding GRE scores

Recently a student wrote to ask us a question regarding the scoring of our GRE practice tests.

Ben asked: “What kind of scoring do you give for GRE practice tests? An old score range like Kaplan i.e. 650-750 or the new score “151”?”

We were pleased to inform Ben that currently our GRE practice tests deliver scores using both ranges so that our students can compare.

Best of luck to all of you preparing for the GRE!


Invitation to attend the QS Grad School Tour this fall

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