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Re: Post Your Questions to GMAC Official Representative Here [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2013, 13:25
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Hi bagdbmba. Yes, that correct. You can create customized practice sessions from practice questions only, not practice exams. So, you can customize practice sessions using the 90 questions from the free GMATPrep software and the 404 questions from Question Pack 1. You will never see questions from a practice exam in a customized practice session.

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Hi,

I took the GMAT last month and selected 5 schools to send my scores to on the test day. I did not score quite to my expectations and I am going to take the GMAT again. My question is that should I choose a different set of schools to send my scores this time.

To be clear, my top 5 schools are still the ones I selected on the 1st attempt and I want them to see my 2nd attempt scores as well. So will sending the scores to them once allow them to see all my scores when I apply to them and therefore I can choose a different set of schools or do I need to resend my scores to my top 5.

Thanks in advance


If you want the schools to see your newest scores, then you will need to send the score report to the same 5 schools again. I hope this helps!
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Re: Post Your Questions to GMAC Official Representative Here [#permalink] New post 06 Jun 2012, 11:10
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I would like to ask you about the new GMAT.
I understood that the new section will have a separate score between 1 and 8 but I noticed that the number of questions for the math and verbal is changing as well. The math section will have only 30 questions and the verbal will have 45 questions.
What about the time dedicated to the math and verbal sections? Is it changing as well?

Thanks for your time and consideration.


Hello, Balkan. Thank you for coming to us with this question! The number of questions you will receive in the quant and verbal sections is not changing. You will still have 37 questions in the quant section, and 41 in the verbal section. You will still have 75 minutes per section. I hope that answers your question!
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I have to change my official name (my last name has been changed) in my profile to match my government documents. Is this a complicated process? I have yet to register for the test if that helps. I had created an account last year which is why this is an issue now.


Hello, ABK! Do you have a GMAT ID yet? If you have already received a GMAT ID you will need to contact Pearson Vue to update your name. If you do not have a GMAT ID yet, you can use your new name when you create your profile. Thank you!
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Do you know if the 13th edition OG will have (and if yes, when?) a Kindle version, like the 12th editiod has?

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The Kindle version is already available! Thanks for your question.


Thanks for the quick reply!

This is awkward, but now I know the reason why I didn't find it. Amazon.com says it's "currently not available", thus it didn't even pop up in searches. Do you know anything about what's the reason for this?

See here:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008846CAC/ref ... le_ext_tmb

(I could only navigate to the kindle edition by taking a look at the preview offered at the print version's page, and then switching there to Kindle. It's otherwise unaccessible.)

Edit: I contacted Amazon and they said they don't know why it's unavailable and that I should contact GMAC about it. :)


Thank you for letting me know about this! I passed this onto our products department and they are looking into it. I will let you know as soon as I have an answer for you.
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I took the GMAT on Feb the 13th booking on phone , and a few minutes ago I scheduled online it for the 3rd of April , received the confirmation email and the payment receipt , but still my profile under the title" future exams" has this sentence "You do not have any exams scheduled."

Is this normal?


It can take up to 24 hours for a GMAT exam to show up in your mymba.com account. If you have the email confirmation then your appointment has been scheduled. If it has been more than 24 hours and your appointment still has not appeared in the account, you can contact Pearson Vue to confirm.
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Hi Rebecca,
Can you please get us any update on the Exam pack 1? When we might get to download it for our prep...? Are the this year R1 applicants going to get to use it well in advance ?
Multiple sources including NBC news have reported that GMAC will release an add-on package, Exam Pack 1 featuring additional computer adaptive practice GMAT exams with new questions, later this year.

This is a much needed addition. I think most of us will look forward to the same.


You can purchase the supplementary question pack for GMATPrep here: http://www.mba.com/store/product-info.a ... ID=80.0044. We have an other supplementary pack scheduled to come out later this year, but we do not yet have a target release date. Thank you!
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Hello Rebecca,

Thanks for your reply. I do have another question. I have scheduled my GMAT appointment in Boston, MA. Usually after scheduling appointment, I thought GMAC sends a mail to your mailing address - with appointment confirmation and a CD. Obviously, I have received an appointment confirmation in email and I am able to download the tests through mba.com (official website). But, just wanted to be sure - if I have missed the mail or GMAC no longer sends the appointment confirmation mail with the CD.

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No need to worry! We do not mail anything physically. Thanks!
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Re: Post Your Questions to GMAC Official Representative Here [#permalink] New post 05 Jun 2012, 16:48
Thanks bb!

I have a query that I've been asked for a while (on gmac website) but got no reply. I'll be appreciated for reply from GMAC. Thanks.

A question regarding IR: how does GMAT control the timing issue among test-takers to assure fairness?

1. I've heard from GMAC that everyone gets 8 scored questions (with fixed number of questions in each type) and 4 experimental questions (in random question types). (please correct me if I am wrong)
2. I, along with a lot of students around, found significant discrepancy in the time allocation for different question types. Specifically, a Graph Analysis may take less time than the average of 2.5 min per Q, while a Two-Part Analysis usually demands significantly more time than average.

Taken together, we have concern that the 4 experimental questions may place unfairness among test-takers.
i.e. If student A got more Two-Part Analysis and Multi-source Reasoning, while student B got more Graph Analysis and Table Analysis, student A is much more likely to run out of time in this IR session than student B.

Question: given that different test-takers have different numbers of Qs in each type, how does GMAC take effort to control the length in IR session among different test-takers?
Thanks.
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Re: Post Your Questions to GMAC Official Representative Here [#permalink] New post 05 Jun 2012, 19:24
Why did you guys write IR? What's the motivation behind it? For instance, did you want to get rid of an essay because nobody finds them useful and didn't want to shorten the test so you filled the space with something like that? Or is it really that important and what you're hoping to test isn't tested at all in the other sections?
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Re: Post Your Questions to GMAC Official Representative Here [#permalink] New post 06 Jun 2012, 00:21
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I would like to ask you about the new GMAT.
I understood that the new section will have a separate score between 1 and 8 but I noticed that the number of questions for the math and verbal is changing as well. The math section will have only 30 questions and the verbal will have 45 questions.
What about the time dedicated to the math and verbal sections? Is it changing as well?

Thanks for your time and consideration.
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Re: Post Your Questions to GMAC Official Representative Here [#permalink] New post 06 Jun 2012, 11:05
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Why did you guys write IR? What's the motivation behind it? For instance, did you want to get rid of an essay because nobody finds them useful and didn't want to shorten the test so you filled the space with something like that? Or is it really that important and what you're hoping to test isn't tested at all in the other sections?


Hello, VandyGrad11! That is a great question. GMAC regularly surveys graduate business program to ensure that the GMAT exam is testing the skillsets needed for success in the business classroom. The feedback we got from schools was that the ability to analyze data from multiple sources and formats to solve complex problems is critical to success in a graduate business program. This is very similar to the case studies you will be doing in business school and the types of analysis you will do on the job. We piloted the Integrated Reasoning questions last summer, and students who saw them agreed that the new section tested the same skillsets they expect to use in business school. So that's why we added Integrated Reasoning! As for your next question, we wanted to keep the length of the exam at 3 hours and 30 minutes, plus two 8-minute breaks. In our research of the AWA section, we concluded that one essay was sufficient to measure your ability to think critically and communicate your ideas. The AWA is still an important component of the GMAT exam. Written communication is not going away in business school, or in the business world!

I hope that answers your question. We wish you the best of luck in your studies!
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Re: Post Your Questions to GMAC Official Representative Here [#permalink] New post 06 Jun 2012, 11:19
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I have to change my official name (my last name has been changed) in my profile to match my government documents. Is this a complicated process? I have yet to register for the test if that helps. I had created an account last year which is why this is an issue now.
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Re: Post Your Questions to GMAC Official Representative Here [#permalink] New post 06 Jun 2012, 11:59
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Thanks bb!

I have a query that I've been asked for a while (on gmac website) but got no reply. I'll be appreciated for reply from GMAC. Thanks.

A question regarding IR: how does GMAT control the timing issue among test-takers to assure fairness?

1. I've heard from GMAC that everyone gets 8 scored questions (with fixed number of questions in each type) and 4 experimental questions (in random question types). (please correct me if I am wrong)
2. I, along with a lot of students around, found significant discrepancy in the time allocation for different question types. Specifically, a Graph Analysis may take less time than the average of 2.5 min per Q, while a Two-Part Analysis usually demands significantly more time than average.

Taken together, we have concern that the 4 experimental questions may place unfairness among test-takers.
i.e. If student A got more Two-Part Analysis and Multi-source Reasoning, while student B got more Graph Analysis and Table Analysis, student A is much more likely to run out of time in this IR session than student B.

Question: given that different test-takers have different numbers of Qs in each type, how does GMAC take effort to control the length in IR session among different test-takers?
Thanks.


Hello, Thulsy. These are good questions-I have shown this post to our GMAT team here and I hope to answer your questions soon. Thanks for reaching out!
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Re: Post Your Questions to GMAC Official Representative Here [#permalink] New post 07 Jun 2012, 04:01
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Good afternoon!

I have to change my official name (my last name has been changed) in my profile to match my government documents. Is this a complicated process? I have yet to register for the test if that helps. I had created an account last year which is why this is an issue now.


Hello, ABK! Do you have a GMAT ID yet? If you have already received a GMAT ID you will need to contact Pearson Vue to update your name. If you do not have a GMAT ID yet, you can use your new name when you create your profile. Thank you!



Yes, I've already signed up for an online account (if that is the GMAT ID). Do I need any documents on hand to change it with Pearson Vue? How long does it typically take to update the name? I'd like to change the name and register for the test in August/September.

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Re: Post Your Questions to GMAC Official Representative Here [#permalink] New post 07 Jun 2012, 06:04
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Thanks bb!

I have a query that I've been asked for a while (on gmac website) but got no reply. I'll be appreciated for reply from GMAC. Thanks.

A question regarding IR: how does GMAT control the timing issue among test-takers to assure fairness?

1. I've heard from GMAC that everyone gets 8 scored questions (with fixed number of questions in each type) and 4 experimental questions (in random question types). (please correct me if I am wrong)
2. I, along with a lot of students around, found significant discrepancy in the time allocation for different question types. Specifically, a Graph Analysis may take less time than the average of 2.5 min per Q, while a Two-Part Analysis usually demands significantly more time than average.

Taken together, we have concern that the 4 experimental questions may place unfairness among test-takers.
i.e. If student A got more Two-Part Analysis and Multi-source Reasoning, while student B got more Graph Analysis and Table Analysis, student A is much more likely to run out of time in this IR session than student B.

Question: given that different test-takers have different numbers of Qs in each type, how does GMAC take effort to control the length in IR session among different test-takers?
Thanks.


Hello, Thusly! To answer your question, the score range for the 12 question Integrated Reasoning section is from 1 to 8 but it might not be right to assume that eight of the questions are "scored" and the other four are not. Additionally, when the IR section of the GMAT exam is presented to each examinee, both test length and the time required to complete the test are controlled so that no examinee will have unfair advantage or disadvantage compared to any other test taker. I hope that answers your question.
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Re: Post Your Questions to GMAC Official Representative Here [#permalink] New post 07 Jun 2012, 09:31
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Good afternoon!

I have to change my official name (my last name has been changed) in my profile to match my government documents. Is this a complicated process? I have yet to register for the test if that helps. I had created an account last year which is why this is an issue now.


Hello, ABK! Do you have a GMAT ID yet? If you have already received a GMAT ID you will need to contact Pearson Vue to update your name. If you do not have a GMAT ID yet, you can use your new name when you create your profile. Thank you!



Yes, I've already signed up for an online account (if that is the GMAT ID). Do I need any documents on hand to change it with Pearson Vue? How long does it typically take to update the name? I'd like to change the name and register for the test in August/September.

Thanks!


Hello, ABK! Please send an email to socialmedia[at]mba[dot]com with your full name and the email address you registered with. We can take a look at your profile and see if you have a GMAT ID. If so, we will have someone from Pearson Vue contact you to update your name. If you do not yet have an ID, our customer care team can assist you. Thank you!
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Re: Post Your Questions to GMAC Official Representative Here [#permalink] New post 07 Jun 2012, 09:46
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thulsy wrote:
Thanks bb!

I have a query that I've been asked for a while (on gmac website) but got no reply. I'll be appreciated for reply from GMAC. Thanks.

A question regarding IR: how does GMAT control the timing issue among test-takers to assure fairness?

1. I've heard from GMAC that everyone gets 8 scored questions (with fixed number of questions in each type) and 4 experimental questions (in random question types). (please correct me if I am wrong)
2. I, along with a lot of students around, found significant discrepancy in the time allocation for different question types. Specifically, a Graph Analysis may take less time than the average of 2.5 min per Q, while a Two-Part Analysis usually demands significantly more time than average.

Taken together, we have concern that the 4 experimental questions may place unfairness among test-takers.
i.e. If student A got more Two-Part Analysis and Multi-source Reasoning, while student B got more Graph Analysis and Table Analysis, student A is much more likely to run out of time in this IR session than student B.

Question: given that different test-takers have different numbers of Qs in each type, how does GMAC take effort to control the length in IR session among different test-takers?
Thanks.


Hello, Thusly! To answer your question, the score range for the 12 question Integrated Reasoning section is from 1 to 8 but it might not be right to assume that eight of the questions are "scored" and the other four are not. Additionally, when the IR section of the GMAT exam is presented to each examinee, both test length and the time required to complete the test are controlled so that no examinee will have unfair advantage or disadvantage compared to any other test taker. I hope that answers your question.


Thanks Rebacca. That makes sense :)
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