GRE/GMAT


GRE and GMAT are widely accepted admission exam for graduate schools. Your experience in graduate schools will help your career to move further.  

With MACS’s personalized lessons and exclusive help from our instructors, students can get more ready for the exams and gain more confidence and comfort.

 

 GRE                 GMAT                EXAM PREP

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 GRE (Graduate Record Examination)

The GRE (Graduate Record Examination) is the most widely accepted graduate and business schools admission test worldwide. About 300 colleges in New York accept GRE scores for their graduate schools. There are about 700 test centers in more than 160 countries. The basic format of this test is computer-base exam, but paper-base exam is also available for the locations that have no access to computer.  In Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Korea, computer-based test is available one to three times a month.

 

 Score
Validity Five years
Computation Verbal & Quantitative Reasoning Score is computed on the level of difficulty of the second section and number of questions answered correctly for both sections.
Analytical Writing Two trained readers will read analytical writing and score it from 0 to 6, and the scores are averaged if the difference is 1. If the difference is more than 1, the discrepancy is adjudicated by a third GRE reader.
Time to be mailed Computer-based 10-15 days
Paper-based Within 6 weeks
How to Register Web 1. Create GRE account to register online
2. Payment by Credit/Debit cards
Phone 1. Payment by Credit/Debit cards
2. Call the test center directly or Prometric® Services at 1-443-751-4820 or 1-800-473-2255.
3. Make sure you acquire A confirmation number, reporting time and test center address after you call.
Mail 1. Download and complete the Authorization Voucher Request Form (PDF).
2. Mail the appropriate payment and voucher request form to the address printed on the form, allowing up to three weeks for processing and mail delivery.
3. The preferred method of payment is by certified check or money order.
4. When you receive your voucher, call to schedule an appointment.
5. An appointment to test must be made prior to the expiration date on the voucher.
6. If you lose your voucher, contact ETS. Only one replacement will be issued.
 Verbal Reasoning
Measures Analyze and draw conclusions from discourse; reason from incomplete data; identify author’s assumptions and/or perspective;  understand multiple levels of meaning, such as literal, figurative and author’s intent
Select important points; distinguish major from minor or relevant points; summarize text; understand the structure of a text
Understand the meanings of words, sentences and entire texts; understand relationships among words and among concepts
Format Score: on a scale of 130-170, in 1-point increments
20 questions in 30 minutes
6 text completion, 4 sentence equivalence, and 10 critical reading
Section & Question format Reading comprehension Multiple-choice Questions – select one answer choice
Multiple-choice Questions – select one or more answer choices
Select-in-Passage – Click on a sentence within the passage that answers the question
Test completion Includes a passage composed of one to five sentences with one to three blanks. Each blank has three answer choices. When there’s only one blank, there will be five answer choices.
Sentence equivalence Single sentence, one blank, six answer choices, and two right answers.
 Quantitative Reasoning
Measures Basic mathematical skills
Understanding of elementary mathematical concepts
Ability to reason quantitatively and to model and solve problems with quantitative methods
Format Score: on a scale of 130-170, in 1-point increments
20 questions in 35 minutes
8 quantitative comparisons, 9 problem solving items, and 3 data interpretation.
Section & Question format Multiple-choice Questions — Select One Answer Choice
Multiple-choice Questions — Select One or More Answer Choices
Numeric Entry Questions
Quantitative Comparison Questions
 Analytic Reasoning
Measures Articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively.
Support ideas with relevant reasons and examples.
Examine claims and accompanying evidence.
Sustain a well-focused, coherent discussion.
Control the elements of standard written English.
Format Score: 0-6, in half-point increments
Two writing tasks, each in 30 minutes
Section & Question format Analyze an issue Construct your own argument by taking a position and providing evidence supporting your views on an issue.
Analyze an argument Evaluate someone else’s argument by assessing its claims and evaluating the evidence it provides.
 On Your Test Date
Common Valid and acceptable identification that exactly matches your name on your test.
ID verification: thumb printing, photographing, videotaping, or some other form of electronic ID confirmation.
Food, drink, and tobacco are not allowed.
No cell phones, smartphones, PDAs, and other electronic or photographic devices.
Personal items other than identification documents are to be stored in storage provided by the test center.
Seat will be assigned by test administrator.
Raise your hand if you need any help.
Computer-based Bring your authorization voucher from ETS, if you have one.
You will be asked to write and sign a confidentiality statement.
There will be electronic metal detectors.
You may be asked to sign the test center log.
You may be asked to remove and store your watch.
Scratch papers will be provided and returned to the test administrator.
Testing premises are subject to videotaping.
There are one minute break between sections and 10-minute break after the third section.
No personal calculator. On-screen calculator will be available for you to use during quantitative section.
Unofficial Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning scores at the test center.
Paper-based Bring admission ticket and identification documents.
3-4 sharpened soft-lead pencils (No. 2 or HB) and eraser. Mechanical pencils and pens are not allowed.
Watch alarms are not permitted.
Write essay responses and answers to test questions in the test book.


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GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test)

The GMAT is Graduate Management Admission Test that is widely accepted for graduate business and management programs, including MBA, Master of Accountancy, and Master of Finance programs.  

 Score
Validity Five years
Availability Within 20 days after you exam
Retake Once in every 31 calendar days,
No more than 5 times in a rolling 12-month period.
If your score is 800, you won’t be allowed to take GMAT for 5 years.
How to Register Web Create account at mba.comUse name and birthday accurately
Fee payment by debit/credit card
Phone http://www.mba.com/the-gmat/schedule-a-gmat-appointment/scheduling-information.aspx
Mail or Fax Complete the GMAT Appointment Scheduling form.http://www.mba.com/the-gmat/schedule-a-gmat-appointment/scheduling-information.aspx
 Analytic Writing
Time One task, in 30 minutes
Sections Analysis of an argument This section tests your ability to formulate an appropriate and constructive critique of a specific conclusion based on a specific line of thinking.
You will be asked to analyze how logical the given statement is, not your own opinion
 Integrated Reasoning
Time 12 questions, in 30 minutes
Sections Graphic Interpretation Interpret the graph or graphical image and select the option from a drop-down list to make the answer statements accurate.
Two-part Analysis Select one answer from each column to solve a problem with a two-part solution. Possible answers will be presented in a table with a column for each part.
Table Analysis Sort the table to organize the data so you can determine whether certain conditions are met. Each question will have statements with opposing answers (e.g., yes/no, true/false, inferable/not inferable); select one answer for each statement.
Multi-source Analysis Click on the page to reveal different data and discern which data you need to answer the question.
 Quantitative Reasoning
Time 37 questions, in 75 minutes
Sections Problem-Solving Questions Basic mathematical skills
Understanding of elementary mathematical concepts
The ability to reason quantitatively and solve quantitative problems.
Data-Sufficiency Questions Analyze a quantitative problem
Recognize which information is relevant
Determine at what point there is sufficient information to solve a problem
Verbal Reasoning
Time 41 questions, in 75 minutes
Sections Reading Comprehension Understanding words and statements in reading passages
Understanding the logical relationships between significant points and concepts in the reading passages
Drawing inferences from facts and statements in the reading passages
Understanding and following the development of quantitative concepts as they are presented in verbal material
Critical Reasoning Questions Argument construction
Argument evaluation
Formulating and evaluating a plan of action
Sentence Correction Questions Correct expression
Effective expression
On Your Test Date
Bring Acceptable identification

  • Passport book
  • Government-issued driver’s license
  • Government-issued national/ state/ province identity card (including European ID card)
  • Military ID card

The names of the GMAT programs to which you would like to send your GMAT scores.
Appointment confirmation letter or email

Don’t Bring Telephones, cellular (mobile) phones, or other communication devices
Notes, Scratch paper
Calculators or watch calculators
Watches, stop watches, or watch alarms
Personal data assistants (PDAs), Beepers or pagers, Photographic devices, Stereos or radios
Any other electronic devices that could aid testing
Books or pamphlets
Dictionaries, translators, or thesauri
Pens or any other writing utensils
Rulers or any other measuring devices
Expect Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the test time.
Digital signiture
Palm Vein Reader Biometric Identification Palm Vein Reader Biometric Identification
Photographing
The testroom is being audio/video recorded.
You will be provided a booklet of five noteboards.
Start taking test once you are assigned a computer station.
You may eat, drink, or smoke during scheduled break, but must remain in the immediate vicinity of the test center.
You can leave testroom only with the administrator’s permission and will be asked to have palm vein reading every time you enter the room.
The test time will not stop while you are away.
Raise hand and notify the administrator to have assistance.

 

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 Strength of MACS’s Exam Preparation Programs

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  • Extensive course materials and homework
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  • Personalized lessons
  • Time management skills
  • Test taking strategies
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  • Experienced and inspiring instructors
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