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The Official Guide for GMAT Review Series Updated for 2017

Creator of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) Exam Provides 15 Percent New Content to Support Aspiring MBA Students

Monday, June 6, 2016 8:00 am EDT

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"Our data shows that 55 percent of test takers spend at least 51 hours prepping for the GMAT exam, and half of that group spends more than 100 hours studying, 1"

HOBOKEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), in partnership with Wiley, is pleased to announce the publication of the Official Guide for GMAT® Review 2017 series. As the only GMAT study guide to contain actual questions retired from the exam, this year’s edition contains 15 percent new content— including 220 never-before-seen questions across the Quantitative, Verbal and Integrated Reasoning sections of the GMAT exam.

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. The guides offer a comprehensive set of questions for all types of test takers and they represent a significant first step for those who want to advance their careers through graduate management education. More than 2,100 universities and institutions in 115 countries use the GMAT exam as part of the selection criteria for their programs

The Official Guide for GMAT Review 2017 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. The Official Guide for GMAT Review also includes a 100 question diagnostic test to help focus test preparation studies.

The print guides are accompanied by exclusive online resources including access to an online question bank that lets students create their own practice sets and exams based on content type and/or difficulty level. It also incorporates exclusive videos that provide valuable insights and tips on how to be fully prepared on exam day.

Our data shows that 55 percent of test takers spend at least 51 hours prepping for the GMAT exam, and half of that group spends more than 100 hours studying, 1 " said Ashok Sarathy, vice president, Product Management, GMAC. "The Official Guide and supplements are an essential part of that study and continue to be the authoritative source for GMAT practice questions."

Joan O’Neill, executive vice president, Knowledge and Learning, Wiley said: "Wiley is delighted to continue to partner with GMAC in the publication of the 2017 Guides, providing materials to support individuals as they continue towards their professional development goals.”

The 2017 Official Guide Series is available at mba.com/store and bookstores worldwide. Additional product features of the Official Guide for GMAT Review 2017 series:

  • The Official Guide for GMAT Review with Online Question Bank and Exclusive Video ( ISBN: 978-1-119-25388-4)
    • A print guide with over 900 practice questions and answer explanations, including 61 quantitative, 61 verbal, and 8 online integrated reasoning questions never-before-seen questions, a diagnostic test, study tips and test-taking strategies ($45.95/£30.99).
  • The Official Guide for GMAT Quantitative Review with Online Question Bank and Exclusive Video (ISBN: 978-1-119-25391-4)
    • A print guide with 300 practice questions and answer explanations, including 45 never-before-seen questions ($19.99/£13.99).
  • The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review with Online Question Bank and Exclusive Video (ISBN: 978-1-119-25395-2)
    • A print guide with 300 practice questions and answer explanations, including 45 never-before-seen questions ($19.99/£13.99).

With all three books, students gain access to more than 1,500 real, retired GMAT ® questions plus the online help needed for practice. The Official Guides are designed to help students throughout their preparation journey.

About GMAC: The Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC®) is the nonprofit organization of 213 leading graduate business schools from around the world. GMAC is the owner of the Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT®), used by more than 6,100 graduate 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. The Council is also the owner and administrator of the NMAT by GMAC™ exam, used for entrance into graduate business and management programs in India. GMAC is based in Reston, Va., with offices in London, New Delhi and Hong Kong. The GMAT exam -- designed expressly for graduate business and management programs -- is continuously available at 630 test centers in 115 countries. Additional information about the GMAT exam is posted on 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.

1 Data from the 2016 Prospective Student Survey (data collected from January 2015 – December 2015) conducted by GMAC®.

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