do you really mean that GMAT scores have been becoming better and better over the years. Is it a result of better focus by the students or easier examination levels by the GMAC.
Yes, over the last ten years that I have been involved in MBA admissions, GMAT scores have increased. If you can dig up an old US News
you will see that the average scores for top schools used to be lower.
I just did that. My vintage 1997 edition shows that Wharton's matriculating class of 1996 had an average GMAT score of 662, MIT's 650, Kellogg's 660, CBS 660, etc. You get the idea.
I believe the improved scores are a result of more and more students taking prep courses, but I don't know for sure. What started as strictly an extra of questionable benefit, became a good idea, and then virtually mandatory.
Frankly, I suspect the same is happening for essays.
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