What is Graduate admission: Definition and 30 Discussions

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT ( (JEE-mat))) is a computer adaptive test (CAT) intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA program. It requires knowledge of certain specific grammar and knowledge of certain specific algebra, geometry, and arithmetic. According to the test-owning company, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the GMAT assesses analytical writing and problem-solving abilities, while also addressing data sufficiency, logic, and critical reasoning skills that it believes to be vital to real-world business and management success. It can be taken up to five times a year but no more than eight times total. Attempts must be at least 16 days apart.GMAT is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council. More than 7,000 programs at approximately 2,300+ graduate business schools around the world accept the GMAT as part of the selection criteria for their programs. Business schools use the test as a criterion for admission into a wide range of graduate management programs, including MBA, Master of Accountancy, Master of Finance programs and others. The GMAT is administered in standardized test centers in 114 countries around the world. According to a survey conducted by Kaplan Test Prep, the GMAT is still the number one choice for MBA aspirants despite the increasing acceptability of GRE scores. According to GMAC, it has continually performed validity studies to statistically verify that the exam predicts success in business school programs.

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  1. P

    Admissions Minimum GPA & GPA-Importance for Top PhD Programs

    I go to a good private undergraduate institute with a small physics program (~#50 per US News, but I am not sure whether that's reliable). I am in my 2nd year and my GPA is around 3.6 after messing up my sophomore year. I am doing better now but at most I will graduate with a GPA ~ 3.85 (with...
  2. Fabes124

    Admissions Need advice regarding my admissions prospects for graduate school

    Hello everyone, This is my first time posting here. I'm currently a rising senior double majoring in physics and math at a top 10 (maybe top 15) research institution. I'm quite worried about my admissions prospects and I'm wondering whether my application is competitive or not. More exactly, I...
  3. PhysPaig

    Admissions Chances with a Low/mid GPA but high PGRE and research experience

    Hello, and thanks so much in advance for any advice. I’m currently a third year physics undergraduate student who’s looking for what programs I should apply to for my PhD. I’m not sure I should bother applying for anything top 20 but wanted to get a second opinion on my applications...
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    Admissions Failed Freshman Year: Will It Affect My Graduate Admission?

    I failed all classes in my freshman year first semester. I am going to retake them.Does that affect my graduate admission?
  5. Azathanai

    Admissions Honest opinions and advice on Statement of Purpose requested

    I've written a Statement of Purpose for Physics PhD applications, and I wanted opinions on it from as many people as I can, which is why I am asking here. Honest reviews and tips on how to improve it are really appreciated! When I joined <my uni> as an undergraduate student in Physics, I had...
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    Going into astronomy/astrophysics after EE

    Hello, I am graduating with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering next July. I have been considering a move to astronomy/astrophysics. I read this thread by @ZapperZ and yes with a bit of revision, I can clear the Physics GRE. I also read a few testimonials of people who have made the...
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    How can I strengthen my submitted graduate application?

    I am applying for a master degree in Germany. I have submitted my application but wish to strengthen it as I want to be accepted. What can I do to enhance my application? Can I contact any of the professors or maybe the student advisor? Will it look artificial? If so, what must I say? (I am...
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    Admissions COVID-19 and Physics Graduate Admissions

    Several universities say that taking courses pass/no-pass or credit/no-credit during terms disrupted by COVID-19 will not necessarily harm those applying to their graduate program. There are also more open-ended invitations for applicants to discuss how the pandemic has impacted their lives. In...
  9. jamalkoiyess

    Programs Graduate Programs with late application deadlines

    Hello all, I did the classic mistake of overestimating my application and submitting only to some high profile universities (all above 150 on the QS physics [i know no the best indicator but I used it]). I got rejected from nearly all and I can't be hopeful that the rest won't follow similarly...
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    Preparing for Graduate School: Tips for Freshman Physics Majors

    What are some things a freshman physics major can/should be doing to get a head start on becoming a competitive applicant for graduate schools?
  11. Brian Leist

    Admissions How to enter theoretical physics with astronomy background?

    Hi all, I am interested in advancing my education in theoretical physics, specifically topics concerning quantum field theories and quantum gravity. However, I have a somewhat rocky background as an early undergrad and while my Master's degree was achieved with great success in the classroom...
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    Other 3-year B.S. Physics vs. 4-year B.S.+M.S. vs. ....

    Hello everyone, I'm new to the Physics Forums, so please feel free to visit the linked thread if you'd like to know a bit about me: https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/hello-everyone.960116/ And please ask any questions if you need to know more about my situation, since I have a bit of an...
  13. astroman707

    Admissions What’s the most important factor in graduate admissions?

    I want to get a poll going... When U.S graduate schools consider applicants for physics, what are the most important factors they consider in admissions? —RANK THEM— *Consider both theoretical and applied applicants.
  14. astroman707

    Schools Do graduate schools look favorably upon published research?

    Do graduate schools in physics look more favorably upon undergraduate students with published research, rather than just research experience? How would an admissions committee weigh two students if one had done published research, but not in the field of physics of which he was applying for, and...
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    Schools Senior year before grad school: what classes to take?

    Hi, I have one year of undergraduate classes left. I am trying to figure out how best to prepare for my applications to an AMO physics program (hopefully highly competitive). My first question is: how much importance can one class have? Maybe I am stressing too much about trying to make myself...
  16. yeshuamo

    Admissions What is an informal interview? (for a graduate program in the U.K.)

    I have received an invitation to interview for a graduate program in the U.K. The email came from a professor who previously expressed interest in working with me and helped me write a fellowship application. Now, my question is: what makes a graduate interview in physics "informal"? Mind you...
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    Schools Reputation of the university for graduate admission?

    Hi, I'm an undergraduate physics student in Turin (Northern Italy), currently in the first year of my bachelor degree. Before enrolling here in Turin, I thought a lot about going to sudy abroad because I would like to get a job somewhere in Europe or even outside it. But then, for several...
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    Admissions Am I screwed graduate admission?

    I am currently studying math (honours) in a university in Canada. Due to family issues that made my first and second year of very stressful,which caused problems to my mental health Anyway here is my full transcript:First Year: Mechanics 1: 86 Calc 1: 90 C++ programming: 91 Economics: 82 Optics...
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    Admissions Taking 3 courses per semester and graduate admission

    Hello forum, I will be an undergrad senior majoring in mathematics. Instead of taking the ordinary 5-course workload, I am thinking of doing 3 courses per semester and postpone graduation by an year. But I am wondering if by doing so my graduate application is going to be affected negatively. I...
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    Programs Changing Major and Graduate Admission in Engineering

    Hello, I am currently a sophomore student double major in physics & math in a flagship state university. Last semester I took 28 credits with 4 math courses (Multivarible Calculus, Linear Algebra, Differential Equation, Elementary Analysis), 3 intro-level physics courses (E&M, Thermal...
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    Admissions Will a poor undergraduate research topic affect graduate admission?

    I have a graduate admissions question for anyone who might have been part of a graduate admissions committee. How do you view undergraduate research projects that are not cutting edge or particularly interesting? My project is on the effect of ball milling on production of a bulk high-Tc...
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    Admissions Engineering Graduate Admission

    Hello guys, Recently, I checked university sites, especially US universities, for graduate admission in Mechanical Engineering. I am interested in doing a program at a reputed university for good career prospects. I have a GPA of 2.87 /4.30 for the first two years cumulative at good Canadian...
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    Admissions Philosophy publication and graduate admission in mathematics

    To give a bit of my background, I am a junior double majoring in mathematics and philosophy aiming for a Ph.D. in pure mathematics. Recently, I wrote a paper for a philosophy class that was extremely well-received by my professor, so much that he encouraged me to submit it for possible...
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    Admissions Need advice on where my priorities should be to best ensure graduate admission.

    I am currently a freshman at the University of Houston as a Physics and Mathematics double major. From what I understand, UH isn't the most reputable university; however, I am dead set on doing whatever it takes to get into a top graduate school for anything Math or Physics related. My...
  25. R

    Admissions How much do late transcripts affect graduate admission decisions?

    UG senior currently finishing up my applications. Applying to 8 schools (MIT, Stanford, Columbia, Caltech, MSU, Notre Dame, Duke, UW-Seattle for the curious). I have plenty of research experience and a 3.8 gap (higher for math, physics). My recs should all be solid. This past semester was pretty...
  26. Amith2006

    Admissions Graduate Admission: Advice for International Student in Expt HEP

    I am an international student and I need some advice regarding applying to phd program in expt HEP. The following are my scores: General GRE Verbal-660 Quant-790 AWA-4 Subject GRE-820(75 percentile) TOEFL-96 I also have one publication to my credit and good recos. Any chances of finding...
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    Admissions Graduate admission advice needed

    I will be applying to grad school (physics -- particle theory) for next fall and have in my estimation an unusual background , I was hoping some people here might give their opinion about my chances of getting into a top tier physics school like MIT or Princeton. Here's my (condensed version)...
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    Admissions Questions regarding GRE and Graduate Admission

    Here's what my situation is, I hope this will help to better answer below questions. Citizen(Non-International) Major:Physics and Applied Mathematics Junior College - GPA 3.5 Large Public University- GPA 3.8 Research Experience - two summer REU and Honors Thesis Research I just got my GRE...
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    Admissions How Competitive Are Applied Physics vs. Physics Ph.D. Programs?

    Hello, I was wondering, if anybody know how competitive is the admission of applied physics ph.d program is compare to physics ph.d. I noticed many school has both departments but they won't let you apply to both! Any idea?
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    Admissions Graduate Admission: Will they understand emergency?

    Hi, In short: If some one screw up in his grades in the first term/year in Uni, [for emergency reasons] then he/she shows an excellent results later. With a good teachers recommendations. Is that "screw up" will be almost forgetton, even though its effect will still in the GPA? [Take into...