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GMAT announces extensive updates for 2016 Official guide, quantitative and verbal supplements

16 June 2015, New Delhi: Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) owner and publisher of the GMAT exam, in association with Wiley announced the publication of Official Guide for GMAT® Review 2016 series today. This upgrade has been initiated with intent to enhance the quality and efficiency of admissions process through Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).

The new edition includes 25% new data, i.e. 350 fresh questions from the Quantitative, Verbal and Integrated Reasoning sections of the GMAT exam — and other significant updates to the online portal. This is another step taken by the organization in order to connect talent and aspiration to opportunity.

The GMAT exam is accepted for admissions at over 200 programs offered at 100 plus Business Schools in India.

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.

GMAT 2016 series books

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.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Ashish Bhardwaj, Vice President, APAC, GMAC said, “The Official Guide for GMAT Review 2016 editions are a continuation of our annual series, offering meaningful insights, new and never-before-seen question content, an improved web portal with exclusive videos and features that allow candidates to access all questions and build their own question sets online. The new guides will help students gain greater confidence in their GMAT preparation.”

“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.” 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.”

Vikas Gupta, Managing Director, Wiley India, said, “The Official Guide for GMAT® Review’ series is a highly valued learning resource amongst GMAT aspirants globally. We are pleased to announce that we are releasing a completely revamped 2016 edition of the prestigious title with 25 % of brand new content online and value added learning resources- at the same price as last year.  All these new features would benefit thousands of test takers tremendously.”

The 2016 Official Guide Series is available at mba.com/store, bookstores and on web portals worldwide. Additional product features of the Official Guide for GMAT Review 2016 series include:

> 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. (INR 1799)

> The Official Guide for GMAT Quantitative Review

- A print guide with 300 practice questions and answer explanations, including 75 new items. (INR 799)

> The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review 

- A print guide with 300 practice questions and answer explanations, including 76 new items. (INR 799)

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.

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), now celebrating its 60th year and used by more than 6,000 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 approximately 600 test centers in 113 countries. More information about the GMAT exam is available at mba.com. For more information about GMAC and additional resources for media, 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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