MBA Preparation


Standardised admission tests (TOEFL, GMAT, GRE and others) were originally introduced in the United States in order to determine whether an applicant possessed the specific knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a particular programme of study. Today these tests are used by many schools worldwide as an objective and convenient tool to assess the performance potential of their prospective students.

Standardised admission tests fall into three main categories:

  • Tests that measure English language proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC)
  • Tests required for undergraduate study (SAT, ACT)
  • Tests required for professional and graduate programmes (GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MAT, and others)

Aptitude Tests

Standardised admission tests are normally multiple-choice aptitude tests that are administered in the same testing conditions in many testing locations throughout the globe. Some of standardised tests are now given in the computer adaptive format (CAT, Computer Adaptive Testing).

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Which are the MBA Entrance Exams?

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Zen and Art of GMAT

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The GMAT and MBA Admissions

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The TOEFL in the MBA admissions process

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How a 600 GMAT Score Could Get You in to Harvard

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GMAT Strategies for the Math-Challenged

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The thought of algebra gives you hives.  You'd rather discuss any topic but prime numbers.  And you bitterly wonder why geometry is tested on the GMAT – the Graduate Management Admissions Test, after all.  It's not like you want to be an architect. 

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GMAT Strategies for the Verbally-Concerned

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Many students are concerned about the math side of the GMAT. But what if you have the opposite issue?  

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The Graduate Management Admission Test, is required almost without exception by business schools throughout the world.


The Test of English as a Foreign Language, is recognized and accepted globally by colleges and universities as a poof of English mastery required for academic purposes. Click here to find out more about TOEFL.

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