SOURCE: John Wiley & Sons

JOHN WILEY & SONS

June 16, 2015 08:00 ET

Official GMAT Guide and Quantitative and Verbal Supplements Receive Extensive Updates for 2016

Creator of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) Exam Provides 25 Percent New Content to Support Aspiring MBA Students

RESTON, VA--(Marketwired - June 16, 2015) - The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), in partnership with Wiley, is pleased to announce the publication of the Official Guide for GMAT® Review 2016 series. This year's edition contains 25 percent new content -- more than 350 never-before-seen questions across the Quantitative, Verbal and Integrated Reasoning sections of the GMAT exam -- and other significant updates to the online portal.

Created and administered by GMAC, the GMAT exam is an important part of the admissions process for more than 6,100 graduate management programs worldwide. It represents a significant first step for those who want to progress their career through graduate management education.

The Official Guide for GMAT Review 2016 series -- comprising the Official Guide for GMAT Review, the Official Guide for GMAT Quantitative Review, and the Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review -- offers access to more than 1,500 past GMAT questions (across all three publications). These guides are the only material available that use real questions from past GMAT exams. The Official Guide for GMAT Review also includes a 100-question diagnostic exam to help focus the test-taker's studies.

The print guides also are supported by a Web portal with exclusive videos providing insights and study tips from actual test takers. With an enhanced user interface for 2016, this online component allows users to create their own practice sets and exams, arranging questions by subject or difficulty level.

"The demand for new business school graduates continues to rise, as 84 percent of companies globally are planning to hire MBA graduates in 2015, up from 74 percent that hired them in 2014[1]," said Ashok Sarathy, vice president, Product Management, GMAC. "The GMAT guide and supplements have been updated to offer the best preparation material for those wishing to pursue an MBA, a professional qualification increasingly valued by employers."

"Wiley aims to support individuals in their personal and professional development and are pleased to partner with GMAC in the publication of these guides," said Joan O'Neill, senior vice president and managing director, Knowledge Services, Wiley Professional Development.

The 2016 Official Guide Series is available at mba.com/store and leading bookstores and e-retailers worldwide.

Additional product features of the Official Guide for GMAT Review 2016 series:

  • The Official Guide for GMAT Review

    • A print guide with 907 practice questions and answer explanations, including a 100-question diagnostic exam and 213 new items. (US$45.95)

    • The Official Guide for GMAT Quantitative Review

      • A print guide with 300 practice questions and answer explanations, including 75 new items. (US$19.95)

      • The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review

        • A print guide with 300 practice questions and answer explanations, including 76 new items. (US$19.95)

All three books offer a Web-based tool with exclusive access to 50 Integrated Reasoning questions, video content and customizable question sets in which users have the flexibility to create their own practice sets by number of questions and difficulty level of a question.

[1] Data from the GMAC 2015 Corporate Recruiters Survey. Produced by GMAC in partnership with EFMD and MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance (MBA CSEA) and business schools worldwide.

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®), used by more than 6,300 graduate business and management programs worldwide -- along with other products designed to help students find, connect and apply and gain admittance to business and management programs around the world. GMAC is based in Reston, Va., 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 600 test centers in 115 countries. More information about the GMAT exam is available at mba.com. For more information about GMAC, please visit gmac.com/newscenter.

About Wiley: Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice, and education. Through the Research segment, the company provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising. The Professional Development segment provides digital and print books, online assessment and training services, and test prep and certification. In Education, Wiley provides print and digital content, and education solutions including online programme management services for higher education institutions and course management tools for instructors and students.

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