I Took the GMAT With No Preparation. Here's What Happened

Test-taker and author Amy Choi
Photograph by Brent Murray/Bloomberg
The GMAT isn’t supposed to be easy. The Graduate Management Admission Council, which administers the exam for business-school applicants, has spent six decades tweaking things, striking questions deemed too simple, and ensuring that the result is equally tough on U.S. test-takers and international entrants. Last year more than half of test-takers spent at least 51 hours studying for the exam. What if they didn’t?

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