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The Official Guide for GMAT Review, 12th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-119-99170-0
840 pages
October 2010
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Trust the worldwide bestselling study guide to help you prepare for the GMAT!

The Official Guide for GMAT Review - 12th Edition

Here's what you'll find inside the only book on the market written by the creators of the exam.

  • More than 800 questions from past GMAT tests - including 250 that have never before been published
  • Full answers and detailed explanations for all questions
  • Grammar review covering concepts tested on the GMAT Verbal section
  • Comprehensive math review of the topics tested on the GMAT Quantitative section
  • Actual essay topics, sample responses, and scoring information
  • Questions organized in order of difficulty to save study time

Also available:

  • The Official Guide to GMAT Quantitative Review, 2nd Edition
  • The Official Guide to GMAT Verbal Review, 2nd Edition
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1.0 What Is the GMAT? 6

1.1 Why Take the GMAT Test? 7

1.2 GMAT Test Format 8

1.3 What Is the Content of the Test Like? 10

1.4 Quantitative Section 10

1.5 Verbal Section 10

1.6 What Computer Skills Will I Need? 11

1.7 What Are the Test Centers Like? 11

1.8 How Are Scores Calculated? 11

1.9 Analytical Writing Assessment Scores 12

1.10 Test Development Process 13

2.0 How to Prepare 14

2.1 How Can I Best Prepare to Take the Test? 15

2.2 What About Practice Tests? 15

2.3 How Should I Use the Diagnostic Test? 16

2.4 Where Can I Get Additional Practice? 16

2.5 General Test-Taking Suggestions 16

3.0 Diagnostic Test 18

3.1 Quantitative Sample Questions 20

3.2 Verbal Sample Questions 27

3.3 Quantitative and Verbal Answer Keys 45

3.4 Interpretive Guide 45

3.5 Quantitative Answer Explanations 46

3.6 Verbal Answer Explanations 65

4.0 Math Review 106

4.1 Arithmetic 108

4.2 Algebra 120

4.3 Geometry 127

4.4 Word Problems 140

5.0 Problem Solving 148

5.1 Test-Taking Strategies 150

5.2 The Directions 150

5.3 Sample Questions 152

5.4 Answer Key 186

5.5 Answer Explanations 188

6.0 Data Sufficiency 266

6.1 Test-Taking Strategies 268

6.2 The Directions 270

6.3 Sample Questions 272

6.4 Answer Key 289

6.5 Answer Explanations 290

7.0 Reading Comprehension 352

7.1 What Is Measured 354

7.2 Test-Taking Strategies 356

7.3 The Directions 357

7.4 Sample Questions 358

7.5 Answer Key 408

7.6 Answer Explanations 409

8.0 Critical Reasoning 482

8.1 What Is Measured 484

8.2 Test-Taking Strategies 484

8.3 The Directions 485

8.4 Sample Questions 486

8.5 Answer Key 525

8.6 Answer Explanations 526

9.0 Sentence Correction 650

9.1 Basic English Grammar Rules 651

9.2 Study Suggestions 656

9.3 What Is Measured 656

9.4 Test-Taking Strategies 656

9.5 The Directions 657

9.6 Sample Questions 658

9.7 Answer Key 684

9.8 Answer Explanations 685

10.0 Analytical Writing Assessment 758

10.1 What Is Measured 759

10.2 Test-Taking Strategies 760

10.3 The Directions 761

10.4 GMAT® Scoring Guide: Analysis of an Issue 762

10.5 Sample: Analysis of an Issue 764

10.6 Analysis of an Issue Sample Topics 769

10.7 GMAT® Scoring Guide: Analysis of an Argument 790

10.8 Sample: Analysis of an Argument 792

10.9 Analysis of an Argument Sample Topics 796

Appendix A Percentile Ranking Tables 828

Appendix B Answer Sheets 834

Diagnostic Answer Sheet 835

Problem Solving Answer Sheet 836

Data Sufficiency Answer Sheet 837

Reading Comprehension Answer Sheet 838

Critical Reasoning Answer Sheet 839

Sentence Correction Answer Sheet 840

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The Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) is the association of leading graduate business schools around the world. GMAC’s mission is to meet the needs of business schools and students through a wide array of products, services, and programs, and the organization serves as a primary resource of research and information about quality graduate management education. GMAC is the owner and administrator of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). Created in 1954, the GMAT is the first and only standardized test specifically designed for graduate business and management programs. Available in nearly 100 countries, it is the global standard for entry to the MBA degree course. Currently about 3,000 schools and 4,000 – 5,000 programs have adopted the GMAT.
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