GMAT Books for Preparation

If you want to attend business school, you will need to take the GMAT. Your GMAT score is one of the most important factors in determining whether or not you will be admitted into a top business school.

There are many wonderful prep books and study guides that are currently available to help you prepare for the GMAT.

To assist you in making a decision, your About Guide to Business Majors has compiled a list of the top three prep books on the market.

1. Kaplan GMAT 800

Written by Kaplan, a recognized leader in college test prep and admissions services, this book is an advanced guide for ambitious students who dream of high GMAT scores. The hundreds of very difficult practice questions (with detailed answers) cover math tactics, critical reasoning, and data sufficiency problems.

2. Cracking the GMAT

Written by the Princeton Review, this book is all about strategies and techniques that will help you score higher on the exam. It also contains 200 practice questions (with answers and explanations) and a CD-Rom with four full-length practice tests.

3. Master the GMAT

Written by GMAT test-preparation instructors and experts, McGraw-Hill's GMAT offers topic reviews, GMAT test strategies, practice tests, and more. The guide makes an excellent foundation for exam preparation.

4. The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review

Another study supplement for the GMAT, this book covers the verbal portion of the test and the questions are much the same as the questions in the official guide, and therefore pretty much the same as those students will face on the tests. The value here lies in the opportunity for additional practice. However, if you have the official guide, this one may not be worth the expense due to question duplication in the official guide.