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# Official List of GMAT Club Acronyms and Abbreviations

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Official List of GMAT Club Acronyms and Abbreviations  [#permalink]

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Updated on: 28 Mar 2012, 18:19
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Official List of GMAT Club Acronyms and Abbreviations:

AWA - Analytical Writing Assessment
IR - Integrated Reasoning

OG - Official Guide for GMAT Review. A study guide published by the GMAT Test creators. It is the only authentic source of gmat type questions. I suspect that the questions have changes too much in flavor compared to the real Test, but still the OG remains a very helpful resource

Challenges - Math Challenges - GMAT Club's Tests:
http://gmatclub.com/wiki/GMAT_Tests

DS - Data Sufficiency
PS - Problem Solving

CR - Critical Reasoning
BF CR - Bold Face Critical Reasoning
SC - Sentence Correction

OA - Official Answer for a question
OE - Official Explanation

GCD - Greatest Common Divisor
HCF - Same as GCD: Highest Common Factor
LCM - Lowest Common Multiple

Other acronyms

b/w - Between
IC - Independent Clause
DC - Dependent Clause
OT - Off Topic
POE - Process of Elimination
PR - Princeton Review
PM - Private Message
ROI - Return On Investment

AFAIK - As Far As I Know
ASAP - As Soon As Possible
BTW - By The Way
GFN - Gone For Now
GTSY - Glad To See You
IC - I See
IMO - In My Opinion
IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
JTLYK - Just To Let You Know
KIT - Keep In Touch
L8R - Later
OTTOMH - Off The Top of My Head
SYS - See You Soon
TA - Thanks Again
TTYL - Talk To you Later
WB - Welcome Back

MBA-related
• HSW - Harvard/Stanford/Wharton
• MBB - McKinsey, BCG, Bain
• MC - Management Consulting
• PE - Private Equity
• WE - Work Experience

Originally posted by bb on 13 Feb 2005, 23:06.
Last edited by mohater on 28 Mar 2012, 18:19, edited 5 times in total.
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SVP
Joined: 03 Jan 2005
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14 Feb 2005, 09:14
For math section:

DS=data sufficiency
PS=problem solving

One more for verble part:

Manager
Joined: 24 Jan 2005
Posts: 184
Location: Boston

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14 Feb 2005, 19:57
AWA : Analytical Writing Assessment
Director
Joined: 05 Jul 2004
Posts: 560

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20 Feb 2005, 06:10
POE - Process of Elimination
OE - Official Explaination
Intern
Joined: 19 Jul 2004
Posts: 32

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20 Feb 2005, 11:43
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GMAT = Graduate Management Aptitude Test

Ketan
Manager
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Posts: 55
Location: Austin, Texas

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13 May 2005, 17:56
ETS - Educational Testing Services, the company that actually writes the GMAT and the Official Guide.
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23 May 2005, 20:39
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IMO = in my opinion
IMHO = in my honest/humble opinion
IC = independent clause
DC = dependent clause
Intern
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23 Aug 2005, 15:29
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PP - Power Prep
PR - Princeton Review

Thanks,
Moorthi
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26 Aug 2005, 21:32
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I see some one usually say "PM me if you need more information". Waht is PM stands for?

Thanks
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26 Aug 2005, 21:50
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thaovi wrote:
I see some one usually say "PM me if you need more information". Waht is PM stands for?Thanks

PM = personal mail. sounds good?
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26 Aug 2005, 21:56
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Oh! Thanks HIMALAYA!
TV
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01 Sep 2005, 19:38
PM = private message (on most forums that I've frequented).
CEO
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19 Nov 2005, 04:57
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Don`t forget these two...
VP
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20 Nov 2005, 22:00
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thaovi wrote:
I see some one usually say "PM me if you need more information". Waht is PM stands for?Thanks

PM= private massage. agreed.

POWER PREP= ETS's CAT
GMAT PREP = Pearson VUE's CAT
llism= parrallism
TPR= the princeton review.
btw=by the way.
Manager
Joined: 15 Nov 2005
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Location: Italy

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25 Nov 2005, 14:15
does someone knows the meaning of this abbreviation?

BF CR

thank you a lot
VP
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25 Nov 2005, 15:45
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Gauss wrote:
does someone knows the meaning of this abbreviation?

BF CR

thank you a lot

BF CR means Bold Face Critical Reasoning
Intern
Joined: 14 Jan 2006
Posts: 16
GPA: 4
WE: Engineering (Energy and Utilities)

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08 May 2006, 20:08
Sometimes I have seen b/w in many posts. What does that mean?
VP
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08 May 2006, 20:59
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GCD - Greatest COmmon Divisor
HCF - Same as GCD: Highest Common Fator
LCM - Lowest common multiple

GCD is also used for greatest common denominator
Director
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12 Jan 2007, 20:17
Interesting. Some more.....

AFAIK: As Far As I Know
ASAP: As Soon As Possible
BTW: By The Way
GFN: Gone For Now
IC: I See
IMO: In My Opinion
IMHO: In My Humble Opinion
JTLYK: Just To Let You Know
KIT: Keep In Touch
L8R: Later
OTTOMH: Off The Top of My Head
Poof: Has left the chat room.
SYS: See You Soon
TA: Thanks Again
TTYL: Talk To you Later
WB: Welcome Back
Intern
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06 Feb 2008, 23:00
could someone please tell me if a month is enough to get prepared for GMAT??
I am totaly new in this era..
Re: Useful Abbreviations   [#permalink] 06 Feb 2008, 23:00

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