SOURCE: Graduate Management Admission Council

Graduate Management Admission Council

September 18, 2013 09:00 ET

Graduate Management Admission Test® Creator Releases New Practice Exams

Exam Pack 1 Features 2 Full-Length Tests for Use With GMAC's Free GMATPrep® Software

RESTON, VA--(Marketwired - Sep 18, 2013) - Test takers preparing for the GMAT® exam with the popular GMATPrep® software can now purchase two additional computer adaptive practice exams made up of retired GMAT questions. The much-anticipated "Exam Pack 1" is being released today by the Graduate Management Admission Council®, the non-profit council of business schools that administers the GMAT exam for graduate business and management programs worldwide.

"For years, GMAC® has offered to all test takers two full-length, computer adaptive GMAT exams that simulate the exam experience as part of our free GMATPrep software. However, test takers regularly request additional practice opportunities," said Andy Martelli, GMAC vice president of new product development. "In response, we developed Exam Pack 1 to help students get the benefits of additional practice using real, but retired, GMAT exam questions."

The two unique, additional exams give test takers even more opportunities to practice using the same computer adaptive algorithm as used in the Quantitative and Verbal sections of the real test. Like the original free GMATPrep tests, the Exam Pack 1 tests also provide real-time scoring for the Quantitative, Verbal, and Integrated Reasoning sections, as well as essay prompts for the Analytical Writing Assessment. Questions used in Exam Pack 1 are not found in any other GMAT preparation product.

Exam Pack 1 can be purchased and downloaded from the mba.com/store for US$39.99 and requires that users have already installed the free GMATPrep software. Like the real GMAT exam, each Exam Pack test comprises one 30-minute Analytical Writing Assessment prompt, 12 Integrated Reasoning questions, 37 Quantitative questions, and 41 Verbal questions. Users taking each of the two Exam Pack tests more than once may see the same questions repeated.

Exam Pack 1 is a new addition to the GMATPrep suite of test preparation products. The free GMATPrep software itself, compatible with Windows and Macintosh products, features two full length exams with accurate scoring, 90 practice questions and answer explanations, as well as a math tutorial. The popular Question Pack 1, available for US$29.99, features an additional 404 questions and answer explanations (200 Quantitative, 180 Verbal and 24 Integrated Reasoning), as well as reporting tools that allow test takers to review their progress. Both Question Pack 1 and Exam Pack 1 are used exclusively in the GMATPrep software and extend the use of the software.

"GMAC encourages all test takers to use GMATPrep to become familiar with the test question formats and pacing required to complete the exam. Preparation is the key to success on the GMAT exam," Martelli said.

About GMAC: The Graduate Management Admission Council (gmac.com) is a nonprofit education organization of leading graduate business schools and owner of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT exam), used by more than 5,900 graduate business and management programs worldwide. GMAC is based in Reston, Virginia, and has regional offices in London, New Delhi and Hong Kong. The GMAT exam -- the only standardized test designed expressly for graduate business and management programs worldwide -- is continuously available at more than 590 test centers in 112 countries. More information about the GMAT exam is available at mba.com. For more information about GMAC, please visit gmac.com/newscenter.