GMAT or Bschool admission exam


pozdam

some Bschools establih their own admissions test. I am a lawyer, my GMAT is scheduled in a week, but i do not feel confident in the results althow I study alot.
I want to enter a European bschool in sept 2009-jan 2010.
Thus, I found out that some Bschools (IE, Spain for example) establish their own admissions test.
I wonder if anyone tried such a test and whether it is more likely to pass.

some Bschools establih their own admissions test. I am a lawyer, my GMAT is scheduled in a week, but i do not feel confident in the results althow I study alot.
I want to enter a European bschool in sept 2009-jan 2010.
Thus, I found out that some Bschools (IE, Spain for example) establish their own admissions test.
I wonder if anyone tried such a test and whether it is more likely to pass.
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jahe75

I did IE's admission test in December, and found it easier than GMAT (which I did not take as I got admission, but I did some preparation work for GMAT). There was three (or four) articles from Businessweek or similar, and you need analyze some data, count percentages etc related the articles. Other part of the test was logical part, which tests your logical deduction skills. So there is for example chart where circles or squares are changing their shape based on some pattern between those geometrical symbols.

I did IE's admission test in December, and found it easier than GMAT (which I did not take as I got admission, but I did some preparation work for GMAT). There was three (or four) articles from Businessweek or similar, and you need analyze some data, count percentages etc related the articles. Other part of the test was logical part, which tests your logical deduction skills. So there is for example chart where circles or squares are changing their shape based on some pattern between those geometrical symbols.
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omar

What kind of questions did you get, can you give us some examples?

What kind of questions did you get, can you give us some examples?
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andy.j.

yes, this is very interesting to know - IE is a popular b school, and lots of people here will love to get some insight on their test.

Can one take this test online? how much does it cost?

yes, this is very interesting to know - IE is a popular b school, and lots of people here will love to get some insight on their test.

Can one take this test online? how much does it cost?
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tuscan21

is there any other information concerning IE Admission Test?

is there any other information concerning IE Admission Test?
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kkeesler

Hello,
I just took the IE admissions test last month. There's no cost, it's free provided that you have submitted your application and paid the application fee. I found the test much more relevant to business school than the GMAT since it asks you to analyize data (example, it will give you charts and graphs and ask you to caculate which company has more market share, or what is the cost ratio, ect). The test is about 75 minutes long and given throughout the world (I took the test here in San Francisco, CA). I also took the GMAT but wasn't happy with my score. If you've studied for the GMAT and you're ok with percentages and how to look at data and make caculations you'll do just fine.

Hello,
I just took the IE admissions test last month. There's no cost, it's free provided that you have submitted your application and paid the application fee. I found the test much more relevant to business school than the GMAT since it asks you to analyize data (example, it will give you charts and graphs and ask you to caculate which company has more market share, or what is the cost ratio, ect). The test is about 75 minutes long and given throughout the world (I took the test here in San Francisco, CA). I also took the GMAT but wasn't happy with my score. If you've studied for the GMAT and you're ok with percentages and how to look at data and make caculations you'll do just fine.

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MBAAdmCrac...

Hello,
I just took the IE admissions test last month. There's no cost, it's free provided that you have submitted your application and paid the application fee. I found the test much more relevant to business school than the GMAT since it asks you to analyize data (example, it will give you charts and graphs and ask you to caculate which company has more market share, or what is the cost ratio, ect). The test is about 75 minutes long and given throughout the world (I took the test here in San Francisco, CA). I also took the GMAT but wasn't happy with my score. If you've studied for the GMAT and you're ok with percentages and how to look at data and make caculations you'll do just fine.


That's interesting. I'd personally prefer the GMAT, especially since I didn't have any experience with analyzing graphs, etc prior to the GMAT. I find that GMAT is more aptitude-focused, which is also relevant if you're looking for someone who, besides already posessing the skills, will have the ability to do well in B-school and come up to speed with those skills that you mentioned.

<blockquote>Hello,
I just took the IE admissions test last month. There's no cost, it's free provided that you have submitted your application and paid the application fee. I found the test much more relevant to business school than the GMAT since it asks you to analyize data (example, it will give you charts and graphs and ask you to caculate which company has more market share, or what is the cost ratio, ect). The test is about 75 minutes long and given throughout the world (I took the test here in San Francisco, CA). I also took the GMAT but wasn't happy with my score. If you've studied for the GMAT and you're ok with percentages and how to look at data and make caculations you'll do just fine.

</blockquote>
That's interesting. I'd personally prefer the GMAT, especially since I didn't have any experience with analyzing graphs, etc prior to the GMAT. I find that GMAT is more aptitude-focused, which is also relevant if you're looking for someone who, besides already posessing the skills, will have the ability to do well in B-school and come up to speed with those skills that you mentioned.
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Ani

Hello kkeesler,

Same here, I also took GMAT but it?s not so good to get into IE. I?ll write the IE tests after two weeks. Can you tell me a little more about the IE test? How many questions? Were there DS and PS? And what?s there in the verbal section?

Many Thanks,
Ani

Hello kkeesler,

Same here, I also took GMAT but it?s not so good to get into IE. I?ll write the IE tests after two weeks. Can you tell me a little more about the IE test? How many questions? Were there DS and PS? And what?s there in the verbal section?

Many Thanks,
Ani

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kkeesler

No DS. There are verbal questions similiar to Critical Reasoning, and all questions are mixed in (there is no verbal section then math, it's all mixed together). I can't remember how many questions the entire test was..but you're working up until the last minute. Whole test takes about 75 minutes. Again, if you've done any preparation for the GMAT itself you'll be prepared for the IE test.

No DS. There are verbal questions similiar to Critical Reasoning, and all questions are mixed in (there is no verbal section then math, it's all mixed together). I can't remember how many questions the entire test was..but you're working up until the last minute. Whole test takes about 75 minutes. Again, if you've done any preparation for the GMAT itself you'll be prepared for the IE test.
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Rupert

No DS. There are verbal questions similiar to Critical Reasoning, and all questions are mixed in (there is no verbal section then math, it's all mixed together). I can't remember how many questions the entire test was..but you're working up until the last minute. Whole test takes about 75 minutes. Again, if you've done any preparation for the GMAT itself you'll be prepared for the IE test.


Hi guys,
but the Critical Reasoning questions work as the CS on GMAT? I mean, should I use the same approach to crack the GMAT questions?

Thanks

<blockquote>No DS. There are verbal questions similiar to Critical Reasoning, and all questions are mixed in (there is no verbal section then math, it's all mixed together). I can't remember how many questions the entire test was..but you're working up until the last minute. Whole test takes about 75 minutes. Again, if you've done any preparation for the GMAT itself you'll be prepared for the IE test.</blockquote>

Hi guys,
but the Critical Reasoning questions work as the CS on GMAT? I mean, should I use the same approach to crack the GMAT questions?

Thanks
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With the growing acceptance of GMAT as the arch appraisal apparatus for graduate entrance, GMAT account are now broadly accustomed in the business schools beyond Europe and Asia. This is abnormally so in best of the English speaking countries such as Universities in Singapore.

With the growing acceptance of GMAT as the arch appraisal apparatus for graduate entrance, GMAT account are now broadly accustomed in the business schools beyond Europe and Asia. This is abnormally so in best of the English speaking countries such as Universities in Singapore.
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Hello guys

I will present the admission test the next April 14. So anyone can pass a model of the exam or where I can study for the exam.

Thanks

Hello guys

I will present the admission test the next April 14. So anyone can pass a model of the exam or where I can study for the exam.

Thanks
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GMATPrepNo...

Hello guys

I will present the admission test the next April 14. So anyone can pass a model of the exam or where I can study for the exam.

Thanks


The GMAT test-makers have free, downloadable practice test software here: http://www.mba.com/the-gmat/download-free-test-preparation-software

Cheers,
Brent - GMAT Prep Now

<blockquote>Hello guys

I will present the admission test the next April 14. So anyone can pass a model of the exam or where I can study for the exam.

Thanks</blockquote>

The GMAT test-makers have free, downloadable practice test software here: http://www.mba.com/the-gmat/download-free-test-preparation-software

Cheers,
Brent - GMAT Prep Now
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Thanks Brent

Thanks Brent
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Estrella

Hi! I've just taken the ieGAT which consists of about 4 texts (each one A4 page) mixed with tables and graphs and followed by questions, mixed numerical and verbal questions regarding the information in the text. Sometimes, there could be one or even two correct answers, which makes it tricky and the texts are not easy to understand and the information has to be gathered from the text and the tables. The second part of the exam consists of diagrammatic reasoning with symbols and shapes which requires visualisation skills. The test is manageable and it is normal not to finish in only 60 minutes, which is little for the whole test. I did well, even while only completing about 75% of the whole test due to time pressure.
It's worth to try the and I could avoid the GMAT with the ieGAT and therefore hours of learning, yeah!
Good luck!

Hi! I've just taken the ieGAT which consists of about 4 texts (each one A4 page) mixed with tables and graphs and followed by questions, mixed numerical and verbal questions regarding the information in the text. Sometimes, there could be one or even two correct answers, which makes it tricky and the texts are not easy to understand and the information has to be gathered from the text and the tables. The second part of the exam consists of diagrammatic reasoning with symbols and shapes which requires visualisation skills. The test is manageable and it is normal not to finish in only 60 minutes, which is little for the whole test. I did well, even while only completing about 75% of the whole test due to time pressure.
It's worth to try the and I could avoid the GMAT with the ieGAT and therefore hours of learning, yeah!
Good luck!
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mba hipste...

It's worth to try the and I could avoid the GMAT with the ieGAT and therefore hours of learning, yeah!

Yes, but for many applicants, who are applying to more than one MBA program, taking this test would actually be MORE work, because then they would have to take this test in addition to the GMAT. The ieGAT is great if you're just applying to IE (and have good confidence that you'll get in), but if you want to hedge your bets, the GMAT is a much better option.

<blockquote>It's worth to try the and I could avoid the GMAT with the ieGAT and therefore hours of learning, yeah!</blockquote>
Yes, but for many applicants, who are applying to more than one MBA program, taking this test would actually be MORE work, because then they would have to take this test in addition to the GMAT. The ieGAT is great if you're just applying to IE (and have good confidence that you'll get in), but if you want to hedge your bets, the GMAT is a much better option.
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